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Project Manager

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: South Africa
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 04/06/2019
  • Duration: 12 months+
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The Role:
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A position has recently been created for an experienced Project Manager to lead the design, construction, procurement and commissioning of a large (>$200MM) brown field project at our oil refinery. The project is focussed on an upgrade to one of the main processing units. The role will involve formation of a project team, determination of a contracting strategy and execution and oversight of these contracts. The role will involve a high degree of interface coordination between stakeholders and appointed EPCMs. The role will necessarily combine hands on project management of the upgrade from the start of FEED stage to detail design, construction and commissioning support. Inherent in the role will be a strong technical engineering focus to ensure Front End loading and adequate engineering and technical rigour in all activities both in-house and contractor supported. The use of appropriate stage gate process will be essential together with the use of relevant VIPs and peer reviews. The project technology is well established in the refining industry.

The role requires an experienced project manager with a strong track record in project and interface management and practical project implementation. This is a highly diverse role in which the incumbent will be expected to take a senior leadership role in project and interface management, whilst delivering the project on schedule and within budget and without compromising engineering quality and assurance. There will be a strong focus on cost effective execution, tight scope controls and maximum utilisation of existing local resources and facilities through fit for purpose brownfield work scopes. Various elements of the project are anticipated to be modularised.

The role requires someone who can work without close direction and who can collaborate with all areas of the business to deliver on their brief. Candidates must be highly motivated, hands-on, selfstarting, action-centred and flexible in their approach. Exceptional management, coordination and communication skills are required in order to draw together multiple interfaces and project requirements and the candidate must be able to work on multiple levels to both effectively manage the complexities of the project and local standards
and workforce capabilities. The position will involve significant management profile and accountability for delivery of successful business outcomes.

The Company:
A leading operator and supplier of petroleum products.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
- Engineering bachelor degree or higher from a recognized institution
- 15+ years industry experience - the majority in refining project environments delivering oil and gas developments across the whole project lifecycle
- Modular construction management experience is essential.
- Experienced in execution of oil industry projects, both greenfield and brownfield
- Significant project management experience in engineering contractor, consultant or supplier organisations
- Prior experience in Lead Discipline Engineer or Engineering Management positions would be an advantage
- Prior roles in facilities construction, fabrication, commissioning and field operations would also be an advantage
- A proven record of delivering large complex projects within budget and aggressive schedules is essential.
- Experience of working and executing projects in emerging economies, preferably in Africa is essential

About Fircroft:
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