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Base Operations Manager Job at Weatherford Nigeria
« on: Aug 27, 2013, 03:31 PM »
Job Title: Base Operations Manager  

Location: Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Employer: Weatherford Nigeria

JOB PURPOSE: Represent the company in all operational matters in respect to Port Harcourt base. Overall responsibility for the safe and efficient operation within the sphere of authority granted; Stimulate supervise, direct, and evaluate the performance of key operational personnel within the organization; protect the companies best interest at all times. Manage and optimize the functions of the base in support of all Nigeria operations.


Financial Responsibilities:

•   Participate in budget preparation to insure understanding of required levels of activity.

•   Control cost of base functions by frequent cost analysis. Determine means of improving efficiency and reducing costs where possible.

•   Initiate controls to ensure efficient application of base assets and personnel to operational requirements.

•   Ensure sure that spares and consumables usage is kept under reasonable control without affecting the efficiency of the operations or the quality of the maintenance.

QHSE Responsibilities:

•   To lead through effective safety leadership by being personal responsible for administration and Implementation of the QHSEMS as per BMS.

•   To ensure a safe working environment without harm to persons or environment.

•   To address QHSE issues at the time of their identification. and ensure timely and accurate communication of events to line management.

•   Ensure that Client and company’s commitment to safety reaches all levels of the operation.

•   Ensure compliance with company QHSE policies by all personnel.

•   Carry out work assignments to the highest quality level in accordance with policies, roles and responsibilities.

•   Promotes Radar System and ensure it is well followed by the crews.

•   Ensure Waste Management Plan is adhered to.


•   Assure that base assets and functions are adequate to meet the needs of operations.

•   Support operations through effective utilization of workshop and support functions.

•   Manage and oversee the utilization of resources across the zone, equipment and personnel, to minimize NPT.

•   Oversees and directs logistics and assignments.

•   Promote and market other WFT products in line with the One Weatherford vision.

People Management:

•   Maintain regular contact with operations staff by personally visiting rigs / yards.

•   To take responsibility for overall staff to ensure a motivated disciplined and productive workforce, especially to be a good listener and reserve time to give feedback.

•   Appraise each direct report annually on a constant rolling feedback basis. Drive appraisal process throughout the unit to formalize performance management.

•   To agree and monitor key safety, financial, business process improvement and personal objectives for each direct report.

•   To encourage personal development for succession planning through the organization in liaison with relevant managers.

•   Provide supervision to all personnel to ensure a safe and professional level of performance and ensure that the team stays current with changes in industry technology.

•   Ensure that training programs are maintained in line with training matrix organization for all support personnel.

•   Recommend competency based promotions, salary changes, transfers, disciplinary measures where identified.

•   Encourage and support employees for personal development to take over of responsibility for their tasks.

•   Take immediate action on performance improvement issues and live a direct response culture (positive and negative) to the employee, secure a prompt feedback.

•   Organize zone operations by delegating authority and responsibility to the proper level of supervision.

•   Promote and be in favor to the Nationalization where possible and applicable.

•   Business Planning / Continuous Improvement / Organization Efficiency:

•   Ensure all work is performed within the requirements and guidance of the company BMS process.

•   Must ensure adequate logistic of the company personnel, material and equipment and anticipate/correct any problem.

•   Agrees with Management, initiate and monitor all major maintenance and repair work in collaboration with Maintenance Department.

•   Must ensure fast and detailed reporting in writing of any problems occurring on the operation.

•   Maintain contact with competition in zone to monitor business activities and performance levels.

•   Creates and modify any procedure if deemed necessary with use of Deviation from Policy procedure and/or in corporation with support function and final Head office approval.

•   To instigate, drive and take ultimate responsibility for continuous improvement initiatives to ensure that the internal process within the organization meet business needs.

•   Supporting, promoting and actively participating in the Company’s CAP (Competency Assurance Program) process.

Customer / Public Relations:

•   Develop and maintain effective customer relationships.

•   Has to keep good communications with the client representatives and make sure misunderstanding or bad communication does not develop within the workforce.

•   Any other delegated responsibilities as instructed by Line Management within the timeframe specified in a safe and efficient manner to meet business requirements, provided the instruction is reasonable and you are capable and deemed competent to fulfill these.

Desired Skills & Experience


•   PC literate in Microsoft Office

•   Fluent written and spoken English

•   Engineering / technical degree / MBA

•   2nd foreign language

•   Financing course for non-financing functions


•   Weatherford primarily promotes its experienced Supervisors/Coordinators to this position. New hires will preferably possess current experience as an Ops Mgt in a service company operation.

•   Apply to attain the competence with his level.

•   Understanding of logistic processes material as well as personnel in the company.

•   Able to demonstrate excellent budgetary control experience and cost awareness.

•   Understanding of criticality of service quality to business growth.

•   Able to demonstrate excellent safety leadership.

•   Able to understand need of planning ahead and proactive activities.

•   Commercially driven.

•   Ability to communicate effectively at all levels assist in effective management of personnel and operations.

•   Ability to analyze and interpret data.

•   Ability to work in a multi-faceted and continually changing organization.

•   Ability to impact and influence people by enthusiasm, listening and giving feedback.

•   Ability to build customer relationships.

•   Min 15 years relevant experience in service field with a minimum 3-5 years on a supervisory role in the field.

•   Project management capability.

•   Effective people management skills, able to lead team under pressure.

•   Effective financial and commercial management skills.

•   Credibility with staff and management.

•   Business development awareness.

All nationals will be consider first

Company Description: Weatherford is one of the largest diversified upstream oilfield service companies in the world.

Type: Other

Experience: Mid-Senior level

Functions: General Business

Industries: Oil & Energy

Job ID: 6998621

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