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Director of Operations and Maintenance

Job Title: Director of Operations and Maintenance
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Arbil, Iraq
REF: 1185
Contact Name: Susan Rafat
Job Published: over 1 year ago

Job Description

We are looking to hire a Director of Operations and Maintenance for one of oil & gas clients in Kurdistan with below details:

Position title: Director of Operations & Maintenance

Reporting to: Chief Engineer

Location: Erbil, business trips to Singapore and Moscow.

Key functions:

  • Ensure safe operation of the pipeline system, including linear part and pump station facilities.
  • Participate in elaboration of Company's Technical Policy.
  • Plan and monitor the timely execution of routine maintenance, repair of equipment of linear part and pumping stations.
  • Plan and monitor diagnostic inspection of trunk pipelines, process pipelines, underwater crossings, mechanical and technological equipment, power equipment.
  • Directly manage the units responsible for mechanical and technological equipment, power equipment, automation, metrology.
  • Organise development of required actions to upgrade the linear part and pump station facilities up to standard requirements based on the diagnostic survey results and control implementation of developed actions.
  • In the event of emergency and abnormal situations, organise, control and manage required technical actions to eliminate the causes of emergency and maintain / restore integrity of the pipeline system.
  • Develop proposals on upgrade of the pipeline system and reduction of production losses, participate in elaboration and approval of programs of, technical re-equipment, reconstruction and construction.
  • Control over development of equipment and materials supply plan for the routine maintenance, repair of equipment of the linear part, pumping stations, control over operating costs.
  • Control over the provision of business units with the necessary equipment and special equipment.
  • Control over development and improvement of the regulatory framework related to operations of the linear part facilities and pump stations.
  • Participation in the work of Tender Committee within assigned business duties.
  • Participation in the work of the Technical Council.
  • Interaction with the State Bodies and local Self-Government Authorities of Iraq and Kurdistan Autonomy within assigned business duties.
  • Interaction with contractors and other counterparts.


  • Education: higher technical;
  • Experience in the role of manager at least 5 years in organizations of pipeline oil transportation;
  • Knowledge of international requirements for the operation, repair, technical re-equipment and construction of main oil pipelines, oil pumping stations;
  • Knowledge of international standards in the field of pipeline oil transportation;
  • Organizational skills, negotiation skills, the ability to make independent decisions, high efficiency, sociability.
  • English Advanced