Director - Performance Assurance (Saudi Arabia)

Saudi Arabia - Oil, Gas & Mining - Oil & Gas - Construction, Commissioning & Operations - Academic Bachelor

Are you a driven, dedicated and ambitious Director – Performance Assurance and interested in joining the team of our client, a leading global O&M Service provider in the power production and water desalination sectors?

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Chetan Vallala, Account manager

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About this role

Job Purpose

  • To lead and manage the Performance Assurance Function in KSA / International Region, and provide technical and operational guidance, to facilitate and continuously improve the performance of all projects in the Region, ensuring the plants are in line with the budgets and contractual obligations, whilst achieving operational excellence and reliability.

Key Accountability

Strategy & Plans

  • Develop the Performance Assurance strategy in line with the functional strategy to ensure vertical alignment and horizontal integration with other interfacing departments;
  • Regularly report to the line manager on the operational activities of the department, challenges and issues faced, mitigation taken, etc. as required, to keep them informed and updated on the department’s activities.

People Management

  • Manage the effective achievement of the team’s objectives through setting individual objectives, managing performance, developing the team and providing formal and informal feedback to maximize overall performance, engagement and motivation.

Budget Management

  • Oversee and monitor the long term / annual budgeting process for all the plants in the region and provide required guidance to ensure all aspects are considered while developing the budget;
  • Monitor the financial performance against the budget on a monthly / quarterly basis so that variances are identified, rectified promptly.

Plant Performance Management

  • Oversee and manage the techniques and methods to collect data about the plants’ performance, in order to identify performance gaps and recommend ways to improve them;
  • Oversee the development and implementation of the annual KPIs process for the plant, in order to ensure effective cascading of organisational KPIs and efficient monitoring of their achievement.

Quality Assurance and Procurement support

  • Manage and maintain the desired levels of quality in plant operations at every stage of the delivery or production processes, to enhance the reputation of the plants and meet internal and external quality demands;
  • Provide support to the plants by suggesting new / improved methodologies for consumables, chemicals, spares etc., with aim to ensure cost control and optimization.

Plant set up

  • Collaborate and work closely with the plant design review team during the construction phase to ensure all important documents and design review engineering drawings etc., are vetted and reviewed by company and any changes are suggested in a timely manner;
  • Coordinate with all the different teams involved in the construction phase including company BD team and conduct a handover session with the Plant and PAT teams to ensure that all the information with respect to the project, key insights, lessons learnt, documentation, assumptions, agreements etc., are shared between the teams and any issues / question are resolved;
  • Work with the Country Manager / Plant General Manager for the early mobilization of resources to help set up the basic infrastructure for new plants including systems, policies, procedures to ensure the plants are set up in adherence to company’s governance and control framework and systems.

No of Direct Reports : 4

Reporting to : Vice President Operations (KSA / International)

Job Function : Performance Assurance

About you

Minimum Qualifications

  • A Bachelor degree holder in Engineering / Business Management.

Minimum Experience

  • 18 years’ experience in Operations and Maintenance of power plants is must for the role.

What we offer

Contract : Staff role.
Work Location : Saudi Arabia.
Work Schedule : 5-6 days a week / 10 hours a day work (TBC).
Benefits : Family Medical Insurance & Flights provided .

About us

Our client is an independent Operations and Maintenance Services Provider for the Power and Water Desalinization Industry in the Middle East.


  • Vacancy number: PUB168730
  • Location: Saudi Arabia
  • Market: Oil, Gas & Mining
  • hours per week: 40
  • Branche: Oil & Gas
  • Education level: Academic Bachelor
  • Area of Expertise: Construction, Commissioning & Operations
  • Closing date: Saturday, August 18, 2018
Apply now

Feel free to contact


Chetan Vallala

Account manager Brunel Energy UAE Dubai

+971 4 3153 037

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