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Senior Pre - Production Engineer

Job Title: Senior Pre - Production Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Erbil, Iraq
REF: 1793
Contact Name: Susan Rafat
Job Published: 7 months ago

Job Description

MSELECT is hiring a Senior Pre – Production Engineer for an international oil and gas service client in Erbil. Candidate must have minimum 5 years of Oil and Gas business experience and fluency in English and Kurdish is a must

The Senior Pre-production Engineer will be reporting to Head of Pre-production Service and will be appointed and dismissed from his/her position by the decision of the Director for Directorate of Capital Construction on recommendation from Dy. Director of Capital Construction.

Department, Section, Team

  • Pre-Production Service, Directorate of Capital Construction

Stream / Function

  • Contract Administration, Contractor Management, Management Information System in Pre-production Services, Capital Construction

Position’s Objective

  • Compile and collate data from Contractors on daily basis. Review and analyze Contractor’s reports Analyze the inputs for accuracy, discrepancies, non-conformities and arrange rectification through available means
  • Directorate with real time precise information and accurate data.
  • Handle the weekly / monthly Reports for Management.
  • Prepare and present information for progress review of Contractors against specified parameters.
  • Follow-up with internal and external stakeholders for various tasks assigned from time to time.
  • Manage the meeting venue, record and circulate Agenda and Minutes of Meetings.

Main Functions

  • Compile and provide accurate & verified data / information for the Management through Head of Pre-production Service with accurate information.
  • Follow-up with internal and external stakeholders for various tasks assigned from time to time.

Quantitative Indicators

  • Candidate must possess excellent communication skills and be a quick learner.
  • Should be comfortable with handling and analyzing voluminous data.
  • Fluency in oral and written English and Kurdish language is a must. Knowledge of Arabic language will be an added advantage.
  • Expert level analytical skills using MS Office suite of software.
  • The candidate should be able to perform with minimum supervision and should be able to integrate with a multi-cultural multinational Team.
  • Candidate shall have no reporters and nil financial authority.


  • Heads and Sectional Engineers of the Directorate of Capital Construction.
  • Internal Interfacing: Document Controllers and Engineers within assigned competencies;
  • External Interface: Document Controllers and Focal Points of Consultants, Contractors and Service Providers within assigned competencies and scope of work related to contracts.

Regulation of Activities

  • Employee Agreement, guidelines and communication protocols for interacting with external stakeholders like Consultants and Contractors.

Other Job Requirements


  • University degree in commercial function


  • Excellent communications skills in execution of Oil & Gas Projects construction, repairs and reconstruction;
  • Overview & knowledge of the oil & gas industry practices;
  • Strong follow-up and “Go-getter” attitude.
  • Ability to address multiple tasks in a fast paced, changing environment with strong analytical and time management skills;
  • Eye to detailing

Language Skills

  • English fluent;
  • Kurdish fluent;
  • Russian preferable.

Work Experience

  • Minimum 5 years of Oil & Gas business experience;
  • Experience of working in O&G and/or global companies will be an advantage;
  • Experience in managing schedules, meetings etc.
  • Exposure to contracts and claim management is beneficial.

Computer Skills

  • Proficiency in using standard MS Office suite of software in MS Windows environment;
  • Proficiency in using modern communication tools like Internet, e-mail, smart mobile phone, telephone / video conferencing, instant messenger systems;

Special Requirements (if any)


  • Erbil

Degree of mobility

  • Nil international and local business trips;

*Only applicants meeting the strict criteria outlined above will be contacted as part of the shortlisting process