Technical Focal Point Wood UAE

  • Full time
  • Dubai, UAE
  • Posted 8 months ago
  • 15000-30000 AED / Month

Wood is presently hiring suitably qualified and experienced candidate for the job role of a Technical Focal Point in Dubai. The selected candidate must have extensive oil and gas experience in Managing and overseeing a wide range of projects and contracts at portfolio level . This role has a dual reporting line to Operations Director for the overall management of the Iraq Business as well as functional accountability to the regional Technical Delivery Director in MEA. Desirous candidates are encouraged to submit their applications now.

Job Purpose of Technical Focal Point At Wood

Contributes to & maintains delivery excellence of project delivery across Iraq Business (and extended MEA contracts), through:

  • Driving project governance and assurance across region.
  • Driving technical directorate functional Initiatives across Region.
  • Managing and supporting contract / Project Managers.
  • Deputising for the Regional Technical Director
  • Executing assigned Iraq business objectives.
  • Actively leads in competency and training.
  • Management of key stakeholders in the execution and delivery of contracted activities.
  • Developing and retaining motivated and competent people.
  • Undertake the role of regional process owner.
  • Performance reporting to senior management.

Duties of A Technical Focal Point At Wood


  • Incunbent will be Iraq Operations Technical Focal Point & Regional Project Teams Focal Point.
  • Manage performance of direct reports.
  • Manages succession planning and delivery on behalf of the region and specifically the Iraq Operations.
  • Setting and improving standards for the competency, development and retention of motivated and competent people.
  • Assist in the management of recruitment, selection, transfers, and promotion of resources to meet Project Engineering team regional requirements.

Process Ownership

  • Continuous promotion of corporate / client specific procedures.
  • Standardisation of delivery across project portfolio.
  • Drive compliance and adherence of competence procedures of Projects Team.
  • Monitor compliance with competence standards.
  • Assist in incident investigations, technical audits and peer reviews as required.
  • Represent operations MEA project function

Subject Matter Expertise

  • Actively maintaining own competence and continuous development.
  • Assist in providing functional support to projects / contracts as required.
  • Assist in functional contributions at bid stage and client presentations or meetings.
  • Roll out and implementation of learning opportunities from across the business.
  • Identification of candidates for GTEN.
  • Coordinate and drive Technical Innovation, Functional Improvements and Learnings.


  • Supporting and supervising tasks delegated to respective team.
  • Executing assigned business objectives.
  • Management of key stakeholders in the execution and delivery of contracted activities.
  • Manage and direct resources efficiently and effectively.

Qualification & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering subject or Higher National Certificate or equivalent.
  • Chartered or equivalent with recognized professional body.
  • 3-5 years of extensive project management and engineering experience.

Skills & Knowledge Desired 

  • Demonstrated background of being a role model in accordance with company core values and ethics at a level appropriate for the role.
  • Demonstrable balance of industrial and management experience at relevant level and position.
  • Capable of representing Operations MEA and client to business associates in a professional manner
  • Capable use of discipline software and proactively encourage development.
  • Professional demeanour
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Able to maintain discipline and resolve conflict.
  • Able to demonstrate team building skills and capable of influencing people at all levels.
  • Enthusiastic, proactive, conscientious, and keen to learn.
  • Flexible with a can-do attitude.

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