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Job Title: Project Manager  

Reference: WTPR02852  

Location: Lagos, Nigeria

Recruiter: WTS Energy Holding B.V. / WTS Energy

Sector: Energy, Oil and Gas

Job description:  – For an international oil and gas operator we are currently seeking an experienced Project Manager for a wellhead platform construction project in Nigeria. This is a residential 12 month (renewable) contract position, to start ASAP. – The Project Manager will be responsible for the management of all project execution activities, from Detailed Engineering through to handover to Production of the project, including securing necessary regulatory approvals. The project comprises a well head platform equipped with electric submersible pumps to artificially lift the expected crude from 6-off slim hole wells, with production routed to an FPSO via a dedicated 12” x 4.5km pipeline.

Key responsibilities:

•   Manage the execution of the project via the Corporate stage gate approval process.

•   Review existing Project Management procedures to identify adequacy for this Project, amend where required and seek internal approval of all changes. In particular establish, monitor and maintain up to date HSES and Quality Plans including preparation of a project specific safety case.

•   Identify and assemble appropriate Project Management Team to successfully manage and execute the project whilst taking due regard of the current company organisation and support services available.

•   Maintain a project risk register and develop mitigation plans for all major identified risks.

•   Maintain Project budgets, identify and raise Approval-For-Expenditure requests (AFE’s), and monitor the same.

•   Carry out monthly Forecast At Completion (FAC) cost estimation exercises.

•   Coordinate constructability reviews for offshore installation and hook up.

•   Coordinate commissioning activity planning.

•   Ensure project design adequately caters for Production requirements in terms of operability and obtain Production acceptance of same.

•   Liaise closely with Production department on all aspects of the offshore execution including Permits to Work, shutdowns, and work coordination to ensure that the Project is completed and formally handed over on schedule.

•   Provide input to Technical Work Programmes and annual budgets as part of the annual business cycle.

•   Provide monthly reports in accordance with departmental reporting requirements.

•   Prepare Project close out and “lessons learnt” report.


•   Minimum of a University 2nd Class Honours degree in an engineering or relevant technical discipline.

•   Membership of a relevant Professional Institution preferred but not essential

•   Minimum of 25 years experience in project, engineering and construction management, with at least 15 years recently at project management level in the offshore upstream oil and gas industry.

•   Previous experience of working in Nigeria is preferred but not essential.

•   Previous experience working internationally is a prerequisite.

•   Managed multidiscipline teams of diverse cultural backgrounds.

•   Computer literate (including sound working knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and MSProject)

•   Ability to deliver quality projects safely with due regard to the environment, on time and within budget.

•   In-depth understanding of Project Management systems and the application thereof.

•   Ability to work under pressure against tight deadlines whilst maintaining a high standard of consistency, accuracy and quality is essential.

•   Sound understanding of the relevant engineering codes and standards

•   Ability to manage project interfaces both internally, and externally with contractors and authorities.

•   Sound understanding of HSES Management systems and the application thereof.

Company Profile: An independent International Oil and Gas Company operating in West Africa.

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