Expression of Interest: Planning / Schedule Engineering Head

Requisition ID
Work Location
KW-Al Ahmadi
Department / Discipline
Project Control
Position Type
Staff / Permanent

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently seeking expression of interest for Planning / Schedule Engineering Head for a Kuwait based project to provide a complete Planning / Schedule service to the project management team that has proven expertise in managing large, complex projects. The ideal candidate will have prior experience in oil and gas, refining and pharmaceutical industries.


Please note that at this stage, applications for this role are invited as an Expression of Interest (EOI) whilst opportunities are being fully determined.



  • Expedite development of baseline schedules, support schedule review meetings where necessary and coordinate PMC team’s schedule review comments
  • On-going quality assurance role over the EPC contractor’s schedule control tools and processes. This will include;
    • Monitoring the accurate maintenance of schedules such that they reflect actual project status, that baseline schedule logic is preserved, and schedule outlook is realistic
    • Provide input into EPC contractor proposed schedule recovery plans and monitor their effectiveness,
    • Monitor and audit effectiveness of EPC contractor schedule integration between work centers
    • Undertake ongoing reviews to ensure that the full scope of the project is represented in the schedule
    • Review and agree the incorporation of approved contract changes into the schedule by the EPC contractor
  • Spot checking the accuracy and consistency of EPC contractor project status report output and challenging any inaccuracies or unapproved changes to baselines,
  • Monitor contractor’s earned value progress reporting, undertaking spot checks and audits of actual progress claimed, and supporting the verification of payment milestones claimed as achieved
  • Provide an independent view of project status and progress trends and input into schedule risk analysis
  • At key points in the project conduct in depth reviews into the EPC contractor schedule outlook and prepare an independent schedule outlook assessment
  • Identify and monitor status of any owner / PMC team activities, preparing focus schedules to assist in coordinating owner activities (eg. major design review schedule), to avoid potential delays to the EPC contractor as a result of owner activities
  • Review and challenge the EPC contractor‘s assessment of the schedule impact of changes, or third party delays
  • Monitor contractor’s development of construction turnover, pre-commissioning, commissioning / startup / performance testing schedules
  • Maintain commercial and contractual awareness
  • Expedite weekly and monthly progress reports to the Wood Directorate
  • Provide regular forecasting of project schedule including key milestones to the Wood Directorate

Skills / Qualifications

  • Minimum Bachelor's of Engineering Degree
  • Minimum 16 years post graduate experience
  • Minimum 8 years’ experience in the refining and petrochemical industries
  • Minimum 8 years’ experience in the designation

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 45,000 people.

Diversity Statement

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