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Project Manager IV, Construction - Venezuela

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Houston / Venezuela
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 17/08/2011
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The Company:
Large international EPCM company.

The Role:
Overall Purpose of Job:

This role entails management of all phases of project activities covering a range of scopes that include studies, multi-functional project execution teams on FEED/Basic Engineering, Detailed Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Operations, Commissioning and Project Close-Out. A Site Manager directs preparation of work plans, supervises project teams, and manages project scope, budget and schedule. Other duties may be assigned when appropriate, including sales support through the ability to formulate and lead project pursuit activities from project identification, through proposal preparation to contract negotiations.

Primary Job Duties/Functions:
Maintains a personal standard of excellence as a role model whom promotes integrity, consistency, Company core values, diversity, and fairness for; all employees, subcontractors, vendors, and project participants.
Manages and executes assigned projects in accordance with the requirements of the contract among the company, client, and company’s operating policies and principles.
Executes the work in accordance with the quality standards and requirements specified for the project.
Actively participates in the development and maintenance of the safety culture on the project, making safety a natural part of all work planned & performed.
Controls change/scope creep, ensuring that all scope changes are quickly and properly documented, and that change orders are approved prior to the performance of the work.
Manages and controls project cost, schedule, and minimizes all Non-reimbursable costs.
Participates in business development activities and promotes a professional and business-like relationship with the client.
Participates in the business development activities of subordinates.
Develops and implements a safety and security program for all company personnel and contractors as well as establishes procedures to monitor the overall site safety program.
Assesses project requirements and implements a quality plan that is responsive to the principles and requirements as stated in the Quality Assurance Standard (QAS), other company policies and manuals, and the specific requirements defined in the contract between the company and the client.
Develops and implements management, planning, and cost control systems consistent with the requirements of the contract and the company’s policies.
Implements, manages, and maintains an effective labor relations program to ensure labor harmony and that work proceeds without disruption.
Manages the overall coordination and performance of all on-site activities and implements corrective action when necessary.
Maintains pro-active liaison with client representatives to ensure proper and timely involvement and approvals as well as a professional and business-like client/company relationship throughout the life of the project.
Develops a construction staffing plan in cooperation with all company department supervisors, corporate construction management, and client requests.
Evaluates and understands potential site business interruption risks and develops a business continuity plan to manage these events..
Develops and maintains a harmonious and interactive relationship with the local community as the company’s representative in the area.
Establishes and maintains communications to ensure the accurate and timely flow of information in accordance with the Project Procedures Manual (PPM).
Advises management regarding developments that could affect project profit, schedule, costs, client relations, and interdepartmental or inter-divisional relations.
Remains alert to means and methods by which the operations of the project team may be improved as well as recommending revisions to the operating plan and detailed functioning of the task force, when appropriate.
Identifies and evaluates items that constitute an increase or decrease in schedule or costs and reviewing and initiating deviation notices and change orders, as required.
Develops and coordinates a constructability review program during the engineering and construction phases of a project.
Prepares monthly status reports for the project to keep the client and company management informed of construction progress and the status of costs and schedule as related to the budgets and previous forecasts.
Appraises the functional department managers regarding the performance of project team members who are under the supervision of the Site Project Manager.
Remains knowledgeable of safety policies and procedures as well as performs assigned duties in a safe manner and, while supervising others, has responsibility for their safety and ensures that they comply with established safety policies and procedures and practice safe work habits.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Must have experience working in South American countries:
Must have experience working in Venezuela
Spanish speaking ability is required.
Must have previous oil field experience.
Must have experience managing projects greater than $2 Billion TIC.
Typically has 8 or more years of Construction Management experience
Minimum of 12 – 15 years of Project Management experience
Intermediate computer and software skills to include the use of word processing and email as well as the intermediate use of spreadsheets and electronic presentations
Oral and written communication skills
Ability to attend to detail and work in a time-conscious and time-effective manner

PMI, PMP certification desirable (not required)
Degreed or equivalent project experience (advanced degree preferred.)
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