WS/2480 - Refinery Internal Audit Manager - Production Audit - 2 Positions

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Refinery Internal Audit Manager - Production Audit - 2 Positions






Saudi Arabia Jubail

Open To

Preference for Western Nationalities

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Interested in TAX FREE Ex-PAT Role? One of the largest domestic Refining Company’s in Saudi seeks two Internal Audit Managers to ensure audit plans are in place and carried out for key areas of the business and to highlight recommendations for corrective actions on required issues during an audit. Applicants invited with a strong background in Refinery Production Auditing, have a degree and have a minimum of 10 years relevant experience - these are pre-requisites to the job. Working on a Tax Free, Expat permanent role, you will be exposed to a great opportunity to develop your specific expertise working across various stakeholders on high value projects. This role is offered in adherence with Saudi Labour Law and therefore these positions are only open to Males and under the age of 58. This is a senior level role and a commensurable salary is on offer.

The Company is one of the world's largest and most technologically advanced refineries. It is a highly complex refinery at maximum crude intake as it includes (HCU) Hydrocracker Unit, (VBU) Visbreaker Unit, and Thermal Gas-Oil Unit (TGU).

Operating since the early 1980’s they have built a highly successful Company with strong values around Safety, People, Ethics and Excellence. They are ranked amongst the top leading refineries in Process Safety and Excellence worldwide and their leading edge technology boosts their international competitiveness as a firmly established pacesetter refinery. They continue on their exciting journey, with commitment and aspirations to outperform their current reputation for excellence in order to meet the challenges that lie ahead.

Jubail is a large city located in the Eastern Province of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on the coast of the Persian Gulf and is easily accessible to Bahrain and Al Khobar.

This is a residential permanent position (i.e. not rotational) and the Company provides 22 – 26 days holiday (depending on grade) plus you are entitled to all of the Saudi Public holidays (circa 10 - 14 days) which provide ample time to visit family. The package is substantial, with allowances for housing / settling in / transportation, annual bonus, medical, schooling, flights home etc. The Company will organise all mobilisation / demobilisation transport.

Due to visa restrictions within Saudi, there is a preference for western nationals such as American, Canadian, Australian, Europeans etc.
Responsibilities: Reporting to the Board or Directors, you will be responsible for:
  • Evaluates and provides reasonable assurance that risk management, control and governance systems are functioning as intended and ensures the company’s goals and objectives are met
  • Reports risk management issues and internal control deficiencies identified directly to audit committee and provide recommendations for improving the company’s operations in terms of both efficient and effective performance
  • Evaluates information security and associated risk exposures
  • Evaluates the organization readiness in case of business interruption
  • Evaluates regulatory compliance programs with consultation from legal counsel
  • Manages third party external auditors at the company
  • Develops the audit framework for implementation at the company
  • Oversees the development of audit plans for individual areas and specialisms
  • Plans diary events for the audit committee
  • Ensures recommendations from audit are implemented by the business
  • Keeps addressed of new and updated laws, regulations, and implementation of them to the company
  • Advises on corporate governance best practice
  • Ensures compliance with Saudi laws and regulations
  • Workplace (WPS) and Process (PSM) Safety, Within the position holder’s area of responsibility:
  • Ensure that the safety & well-being of employees, contractors, and others are always the first consideration in decisions on cost, production, quality and productivity.
  • Enforce operational discipline by ensuring all workplace and process safety procedures and practices are understood and implemented in order to avoid potential WPS and PSM incidents occurring.
  • Apply the Sasref HSE Policy; the 5 Safety Principles, and enforce the 12 Golden Safety Rules.
  • Keep abreast of emerging trends and technologies within your relevant field
Preferences: The successful candidate will have
  • Full time degree (no long distance learning degrees) essential.
  • A minimum of 10 years’ relevant experience in the field of auditing essential.
  • Strong background in Refinery Production Auditing essential..
  • Strong understanding of Governance, Business Policies and Procedures, Risk Management and Mitigation essential.
  • Strong focus on Safety, Workplace Safety, Workplace Safety Management, Process Safety Management essential.
  • Proven Managerial skills – ability to manage multiple projects concurrently in a professional and timely manner essential.
  • Highly analytical and problem solving skills essential.
  • Strong negotiations skills with high level diplomacy – ability to negotiate across multinational stakeholders essential.
  • Previous experience working in Saudi or the Middle East advantageous.
  • Enthusiasm and drive to stay abreast of new trends in your field.
  • Proactive, flexible and dedicated team player, able to achieve goals.
  • Strong Personality with self-confidence
  • Enjoys working in a multidisciplinary team.
  • Excellent communication skills in English with the ability to engage and work effectively with team players from various cultures.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to develop good working relationship
Other Information
Package: A highly attractive TAX FREE salary is on offer dependent on skills and experience. In addition, a full Ex-Pat package is available including a range of allowances for housing, transportation, settling. Flights home per year, bonus scheme, end of service benefits, Health etc. 22-26 days holiday plus all Saudi national holidays which are circa 10-14 days.

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1) To expedite your application, please go to the Web Site, Select ‘Candidates’ and ‘Review Jobs’. If not registered, please complete Personal Details, Profile etc. Please ensure you upload a current copy of your CV and a Cover Letter.
2) Email with the job title/reference and enclose your CV and Cover Note.

Your Cover Letter in support of your application, should outline
a) why you feel you may be particularly suited to this position (i.e. relevant skills/experience and education) with key focus on your Production Auditing experience.
b) your availability and
c) your salary expectations.
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