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Position:         Principal Operations Engineer

Job Description:


Develop and support the implementation of cost-effective improvement programs to close gaps and provide assurance across all Plant & Pipeline assets on production related quality and quantity by establishing of standards, evaluating gaps, supporting initiatives and a GASCO wide Centre of Excellence for Production.



  • Bachelor Degree in Chemical/Process Engineering discipline.
  • 8 years or above experience in Plant Operations of which minimum of six (6) years should be in gas plant or refinery operations




The Principal Operations Engineer activates and supports sites to improve the ways in which Production is carried out across all of GASCO’s assets in order to increase the Product quality, quantity and efficiency. This includes the provision of expert advice and coaching to develop and support implementation of the changes. The scope of this job relates to, and influences, all of GASCO’s Operating Plants, Pipeline Networks, Projects and other HQ entities.

The main challenges faced by the job holder are:

  • Supporting the bringing together of existing processes & practices from throughout GASCO and work with stakeholders to simplify, standardise and implement new ways of working while leading a team of peers without line authority over key contributors.
  •  Advising on the integration and alignment of new/adjusted ways of working with other processes & practices within GASCO.
  •  Interfacing and effectively communicating between Assets, Technical Engineering and Projects Divisions in the areas of Production, Product quality and efficiency ensure implementation success.

Gathering and analysing corporate measures of production excellence and developing solutions for improvement of Production at sites in collaboration with all stakeholders


Job Specific:

  • Advanced knowledge/practice in Quality, Business Process and Performance Management systems.
  • Thorough knowledge of gas extraction and processing plants operations and production engineering principles.
  • Good experience on Process Simulations and other workplace computer applications.
  • Gas plants Production process & systems.
  • Solid understanding of how people go through a change and the change process.
  • Familiar with Budget, schedule, risk analysis studies and ERP Systems (Preferable MAXIMO).
  • Full knowledge of HSE in a plant environment.


Attention to detail, Creative and Analytical thinking, Problem solving skills, concern for safety, quality and productivity, Flexibility, Customer Focus, willingness to learn on the job, Teamwork.


  • Plan, supervise and coordinate all activities in the assigned area to meet functional objectives.
  • Train and develop the assigned staff on relevant skills to enable them to become proficient on the job and deliver the respective section objectives.
  •  Implement approved Section policies, processes, systems, standards and procedures in order to support execution of the Section’s work programs in line with Company and International standards.
  • Comply with all applicable legislation and legal regulations.
  • Provide input for preparation of the Department budgets and assist in the implementation of the approved Budget and work plans to deliver Section objectives.
  • Investigate and highlight any significant variances to support effective performance and cost control.
  • Contribute to the achievement of the approved Performance Objectives for the Section in line with the Company Performance framework
  •  Design and implement new tools and techniques to improve the quality and efficiency of   operational processes.
  • Identify improvements in internal processes against best practices in pursuit of greater efficiency in line with ISO standards in order to define intelligent solutions for issues confronting the function.
  •  Comply with relevant HSE policies, procedures & controls and applicable legislation and sustainability guidelines in line with international standards, best practices and ADNOC Code of Practices.
  • Provide inputs to prepare Section MIS and progress reports for GASCO Management.
  • Developing & establishing consistent approaches which deliver improved efficiency and effectiveness across all assets, thereby contributing to the objectives of Production Excellence Department. This includes the management of product measurement, mass balance methods and quality specifications.
  • Developing, supporting and implementing GASCO-wide improvement programs of production quality, quantity management activities in order to ensure compliance with GASCO standards and enable performance visibility.
  • Supporting the establishment and management of processes whereby production quantity and quality events, opportunities and related risks are reviewed across GASCO. Identifying the improvement areas and following up mitigating actions in order to ensure that repeated occurrences of similar events are prevented.
  •  Supporting the establishment of a coherent, accurate production measurement process for production quantity and quality to provide a dependable input to the company reporting system (PRISM), thus supporting management decisions.
  • Investigating production quantity & quality, communicating stakeholders concerns and recommending preventive & corrective actions in relevant areas of production throughout the life cycle of the asset.
  • Supporting the establishment of effective networks of internal stakeholders (i.e. process owners and subject matter experts) and activate associated governance to maximise the benefit.
  • Promote a proactive attitude towards Production Excellence, challenging entrenched practices, benchmark against world class Oil and Gas Operators in order to enhance and align with standardized World Class practices.
  • Providing the expert advice, support and training in relevant areas and act as interface between sites and other entities across GASCO in order to establish and sustain new ways of working.
  • Support Category Management activities by developing the required Business cases, screening alternatives and refine the selected alternative into an executable work plan.