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Kent Recruitment

Project Management, Principal Engineer

India – Mumbai
Project controls
Date Published

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The Opportunity:

Kent is looking for a Principal Engineer-Project Management to be based in India.

Skills and Responsibilities:

Perform the following tasks under some guidance:

· Work as Project Manager on small / mid-size projects independently; or work along with Project Manager /

Director on bigger mandate projects.

· Be the focal point and responsible for monitoring overall project execution.

· Provide leadership, technical direction, and hands-on guidance to Engineering and Projects team on assigned


· Establish Project / Workshare Execution Plan, Project Quality Plan, and ensure compliance to project specific

procedures, guidelines, etc.

· Provide necessary direction to the Project Controls team in setting up of WBS, Schedule Baseline, Progress Norms,

and progress measurement.

· Lead preparation of bi-weekly / monthly reports and reporting to Client / home office.

· Carry out lag analysis with Project Controls and Engineering team, propose and implement mitigation actions to

recover the lag.

· Review the Basic Engineering package for FEED Projects and FEED package for Detailed Engineering and EPCM


· Coordinate with client, vendors, Process Licensor, Site and other Statutory agencies.

· Interdisciplinary coordination between Engineering disciplines, Procurement, Inspection, Expediting group /

Vendors and Site team (Construction as applicable).

· Ensure Lessons Learned are captured during execution and are implemented on future projects.

· Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis with all stakeholders and maintain Risk Register.

· Carry out Costing and Resource / Software Estimation of Projects.

· Close coordination with Project Controls team for monitoring and control of project performance.

· Ensure final project documents are compiled in order and submitted to Client.

· Preparation of Project Close-out Report

· Mentor Junior Engineers, provide trainings.

· Foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace.

In addition to the responsibilities listed herein, the employee may be required to perform other ad-hoc tasks as needed or directed by the supervisor or management. These tasks will be within the reasonable scope of the employee's skills, capabilities, and role within the organization. The intent of this provision is to allow for flexibility and adaptability in meeting the dynamic needs of the organization, ensuring that operational requirements can be met efficiently. All such tasks will be assigned considering the employee's current workload and with respect to their professional development.

Knowledge/ Qualification/ Training/ Certification:

· Qualification/ Certification: Degree in Engineering (preferably Chemical or Mechanical) from Indian University

(UGC approved) or from Overseas University. PMP Certification would be an added advantage.

· Computer Applications: Windows Operating Systems, MS Office, Power BI (preferred).

· Software - Some knowledge of CPM-PERT is a must (either through MS-Project or equivalent).

· Knowledge of Project Management software like Primavera, Procurement & Contract Management is preferred.


· Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Behavior/ Core Competencies:

· Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills

· Co-ordination with Client and Vendors

· Primary interface for inter-departmental communication.

· Working as per Quality and Safety standard requirements.

· Adopting a flexible and open approach towards the needs of projects.


The Employee shall observe the Health, Safety, Sustainability, Environment and Quality rules of the Company; it’s clients and the governing authorities of the host country.

Employee is responsible for adhering to all health and safety procedures, reporting hazards or incidents promptly, and actively participating in maintaining a safe workplace.

Details about the role:

Location: Mumbai / Vadodara

Relocation required: No

Travel required: May be required / on need basis

Contract Type: Permanent

Experience level: 15 to 20 Years in handling Projects in the Oil & Gas / Refinery / Petrochemical / Chemicals / Upstream – Onshore/Offshore, Energy Transitions, Renewables, Carbon Capture, with large multidisciplinary EPC companies or /Engineering Consulting organizations.

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