Company: Petroplan
Skills: Operations Management, Technical Manager
Experience: 20 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia

Technical Operational SME-Vessel Building (Leisure)

The purpose of this role is to support the project director in the expansion of the leisure building sector in Saudi Arabia. The strategy to develop a leisure vessel building industry is part of a wider strategy to develop one entity that will be the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's National Champion.

The technical SME will work on the development of the leisure building facility from feasibility phase, through facility location identification, layout, build strategy, partner selection and implementation.

The technical SME will support the strategy team to ensure that technically the strategy identified and then implemented is viable from an operational perspective.

Therefore, someone who has worked in the development of leisure vessel shipyards - in terms of yard development, basic design of the facility, FEED and actual construction would be most appropriate.

Alongside this a good understanding of the process of constructing and repairing leisure vessels (yachts, ferries etc) in terms of project management and production process design is also essential.

The early phases of this role will be highly strategic so alignment with business strategy and overall direction of the National Champion is crucial, however the ability to develop the strategy through implementation phase is also critical, working with teams on business planning, org. structures, financials, systems, policies, procedure and processes, enablers, potential technical partners.

Key Responsibilities


  • Identifying initial project risks.
  • Establishing and implementing a strategy.
  • Close liaison with the wider National Champion team including other vertical business units and horizontally with supporting stakeholders in strategy, finance, HR, legal etc.
  • Preparation of reports for the Company management as and when required.
  • Complying with Health, Safety and Environmental policies and procedures.

Minimum Requirements



  • Construction, Marine, Mechanical or Civil Engineer (Bachelors) with 20 years' experience.
  • Detailed design engineering experience pre-contract (FEED) - new building of leisure vessels.
  • Experience of working as the "main contractor" in shipyard facilities with start-up experience.
  • Experience of building vessels from inception to completion - in a project management / leadership role.
  • Alignment with the requirement for shipyards to incorporate digitalization & environmental strategies and experience of implementation.

About Petroplan

Petroplan is the trusted, specialist global Talent Solutions partner of choice for employers and professionals in the Energy sector. Since 1976, Petroplan has been here to help people like you make the most of the opportunities available and find the best fit for you as an individual.

Over 10,000 placements in more than 55 countries for over 550 clients across 65 disciplines.

In an industry where skilled and experienced professionals are increasingly sought after resource, we appreciate the true value of what you have to offer. What's more, we understand that different things are important to different people in today's world of work - it's about making exactly the right connections for you as an individual.

Our reputation for contractor and candidate care, understanding what makes you tick, and finding you the best match is second-to-none. We understand the industry inside-out and seek to understand YOU and your motivations in the same way. We take the time to evaluate your individual strengths, understand the most important things to you, and establish exactly what you're looking for from your next role.