Company Name : Air Products (Middle East) FZE

Construction Manager – Fabrication Yard

Job Description

Job Description and Qualifications


This project is part of the largest and most complex capital project for Air Products. It will be the first industrial-scale green hydrogen production plant incorporating an air separation plant for nitrogen generation, an ammonia synthesiser plant for ammonia production and an ammonia export system complete with ammonia storage system and marine loading jetty. Power supply for the green hydrogen production will come from a 4.4GW combined wind farm and solar array.

The incumbent must possess expert-level construction engineering, management skills and knowledge, along with excellent communication and influencing skills.

The role requires significant interaction with AP’s home office, major EPF subcontractor for the Electrolyser packages, the incumbent Construction Contractor, Shipping and Logistics parties to ensure effective coordination across all involved parties and to ensure timely delivery on project commitments.

Role & Responsibility:

The Electrolyser Construction Manager is responsible for ensuring that the major EPF subcontractor delivers and executes the works in accordance with the EPF Subcontract, Company HSE policy and procedures, and in accordance with the project design documentation, schedule, quality standards as well as all national & international codes as specified in the contract.

The role involves management, supervision monitoring and directing the overall EPF Subcontractor works on site regarding safety, progress, quality, cost and budget. Overall objective of the role is to act as company authority on the construction site and as the focal point for all construction related issues and queries, resolving site queries and/or escalating to home office for timely resolution.

The Electrolyser Construction Manager will play an instrumental role in leading the EPF Subcontractor to establish a suitable facility in Vietnam for the fabrication of the Electrolyser Modules.

The Electrolyser Construction Manager will play an integral role to the planning of the overall Project works as early as the Project Development Phase. This involves review of key deliverables and interface management across multi-functions and multi-Parties.

The Electrolyser Construction Manager maintains liaison and good relations between Client, EPF Subcontractor, AP home office, and other major Subcontractors’ impacted by the EPF Subcontractor Works. Apart from the overall above stated objectives, the primary function of the role is to strive towards Zero LTI’s and indeed safety incidents of any sort, to minimize the environmental impact of our activities, and eliminate potential short and long-term health threats.


Initially, the Electrolyser Construction Manager will be based in Vietnam with business travel to Germany, UK and KSA. Circa Jan 2023, the Electrolyser Construction Manager is expected to be resident in Vietnam for a period of 24 months.


This role reports directly to the Electrolyser Project Manager, for progress, risks, threats and opportunities, compliance, as well as creating and maintaining safety records.

Specific Tasks:

  • Promote safety-in-design, ensure the Company HSE policies, procedures and guidelines are prominent and enforced across the fabrication yard.
  • Lead the front-end planning and ensure that the EPF Subcontractor’s Fabrication plan is aligned with the overall Project plan.
  • Chair and or participate in design, constructability and safety reviews associated with the EPF Subcontractor package or interfacing Project areas.
  • Manage and lead the delivery and execution of the EPF Subcontractor’s fabrication works and respective interfacing activities
  • Participate in, and provide support towards planning and execution of site commissioning activities
  • Chair meetings with respective internal and external Parties
  • Issue written instructions to EPF Subcontractor
  • Participate in inspection and testing activities, review and comment Inspection Reports.
  • Review and comment on EPF Subcontractor’s documents and key interfacing information to ensure compliance and expectations are met
  • Proactively manage changes arising from the EPF Subcontractor and ensure that the interfacing Parties are fully appraised and consulted prior to implementing the change.
  • Participate in the review of changes arising from the Site or other interfacing Parties which may have a material impact to the EPF Subcontractor.
  • Ensure the site and environment is protected from any damage related to fabrication activities
  • Lead HSE incident investigations when necessary and ensure follow-up reports are issued in a timely manner
  • Conduct daily safety walks and enter observations in the HSE logbook, monitor craft supervisors in their obligation to enter daily observations in the HSE logbook (min. 2 a week)
  • Participate in HSE Audits and or review HSE audit reports of the fabrication facilities 
  • Manage timely preparation of final documentation related with the fabrication activities.
  • Provide support to the Overall Project, as required

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