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Head of Project Controls - LNG Project

Doha, Qatar

Job Reference 1178720

Location Doha, Qatar

Industry Oil & Gas - LNG

Function Project Services

Job Type Contract

Date Added November 20, 2022

Our client, major LNG Operator in Qatar, is hiring for Head of Project Controls  to work for Multi-Billion LNG expansion project. This is a contract and residential role to be based in Qatar.


Job Purpose:

Deliver the most cost-effective method of performance for project administration, controls, cost and schedule through timely execution of key activities and compliance with standardised processes.


Reporting and Relationships

Reports to Business Division Manager NFXP Onshore.
Frequent interaction with NFXP Onshore Project organisation.
Regular contact with Execution Planning and Services (EP&S), Legal, Supply, and Administration Departments.
Regular contact with EPC Contractor, its sub-contractors and vendors during the execution of the project. 


Job Context & Major Challenge(s):

  • Understand the key project drivers, define roles and responsibilities, develop communication protocols, identify, develop and implement project procedures for reporting, cost control and planning/scheduling; identify elements of project design and construction likely to give rise to disputes and claims, communicate and influence across the organisation to ensure delivery of project within the agreed timeframe.
  • Major challenges are (1) completing detailed assessments of project controls, cost, schedule and recovery/rectification plans, in short deadlines and a high pressure environment and (2) developing and sustaining relationships with EPC Contractor Project Controls personnel throughout project execution to ensure Company is provided with timely and the best available information to aid decision making.



Key Job Accountabilities:

  • Provide management and technical direction for all facets of the division (scheduling, planning, reporting, change order cost estimating and cost engineering) by establishing a set of project control procedures, guidelines and flow charts to suit project requirements and needs to support management decision making process.
  • Lead project control activities, coordinating input from PMT functions such as engineering, construction, etc.
  • Responsible for ensuring effective project control measures are executed by the Contractor and sub-contractor organisations, with particular emphasis on schedule management, planning and progress monitoring, recommend modifications to management to ensure Company and PMT standards and requirements are met.
  • Provide an interface between Project Manager, Business Manager, PMT members and EPC Contractor with respect to cost and schedule performance, reporting and approvals.
  • Responsible for implementing and updating the Project Control Plan, as required.
  • Coordinate the collecting, consolidating, analysing and reporting all project cost and schedule, control, trend and progress measurement information to ensure overall project status is assessed and potential problem areas identified. Produces cost estimates on the project as requested by Project Leadership.
  • Review project changes evaluating any schedule and/or cost impact; responsible for incorporating the effect and impact of approved changes into overall cost and schedule stewardship and reporting.
  • Manage project workforce planning and resourcing, ensuring changes are managed fairly using consistent decision making criteria across the project.
  • Monitor Contractor’s performance and progress in areas of project controls, scheduling, reporting, progress monitoring and cost estimating assessing any discrepancies and reverting to Contractor for clarifications/corrections. Establishes and maintains appropriate planning systems, fully integrated, and appropriate for the project.
  • Review invoices for compliance and completeness, liaise with the contractors and/or suppliers and the Accounts Payable Department in the resolution of queries and disputes. Provides data for accounting and auditing functions and ensures EPC Contractor’s accounting systems meet Company audit requirements.



Minimum Requirements:


Bachelor degree in Engineering or Business related subject.


Knowledge and/or Experience:

12 years’ experience in a major project environment within the oil and gas industry, with exposure in business management including project controls, cost and schedule development, tender preparation and contract management and 3 years supervising multi discipline and multi-cultural teams and as head of control for mega projects.


Technical and Business Skills:

  • Excellent written and oral English skills.
  • Strong planning, organisational and prioritising skills.
  • Strong negotiating and influencing skills.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Good computer literacy skills (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).

About Airswift

Airswift is an international STEM workforce solutions provider. Airswift serves as a strategic partner to our clients, offering a turnkey workforce solution to capture and deliver the top talent needed to complete successful projects by aligning with the unique needs of our clients. With over 800 employees and 6,000 contractors operating in over 50 countries, our geographical reach and pool of talent available is unmatched in the industry.


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