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  • Job reference: RMS0100178

Project Service Manager

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Location: Algeria
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 28/12/2011
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The Company:
My Client is a major Oil & Gas Operator.

The Role:
The PSM will initially be located in the EPC Contractors home office and transfer to the field site offices in Algeria on a rotational basis once construction is underway. The EPC Contractors home office is located in Manila, Philippines.


The PSM reports to the PM and is a member of the Project Leadership team. The PSM ensures that the Project Services Organisation supports the PM and oversees staffing of the Project Services Organisation and ensures that this staffing is aligned with project requirements.

The primary function of the PSM is to develop the project services strategy, plans and procedures, reflecting both JV/BP and contractor roles and responsibilities. The PSM will ensure appropriate levels of interface by the project services personnel with all areas of the project. The PSM will ensure overall Project Services discipline health on the project team.

Functional areas that fall within the responsibility of the PSM:
Planning and Scheduling

Cost Control

Cost Estimating


Information Management

Project Administration

Responsibilities and Duties:

The PSM reports to the PM and has overall responsibility for:

Establishing an appropriate project services organisation capability that best fits the projects requirements

Ensuring that all functional areas of the project services group are adequately staffed with appropriately qualified and skilled individuals

Developing a project staffing plan

Coordinating the staff mobilisation/demobilisation plan

Ensure an appropriate level of interface takes place between the various project services functions on the project.

Ensuring that staffing costs are appropriately managed

Developing a WBS appropriate for the project

Ensure an appropriate level of planning and scheduling on the project

Ensure development of a cost estimates throughout key stages of the project

Ensure that project schedule and cost estimate are subjected to appropriate levels of benchmarking and independent reviews

Ensure that appropriate cost control processes and systems are defined and implemented

Ensure that an appropriate Management of Change process is developed and implemented on the project

Ensure that a framework for managing information and information technology is established on the project including project data management, document management, applications/infrastructure and information
handover to Operations.

Ensure that interfaces with relevant JV/BP financial control, accounting, commercial and tax groups are established and respective needs are addressed.

Ensure that an appropriate PSCM / Contracting function is operating to an acceptable JV/BP standard and that appropriate processes and procedures are followed and ongoing project management of cost and
schedule are accommodated

Ensure that project reports are prepared and issued that clearly communicate project performance and progress to appropriate stakeholders in a timely manner

Ensure that project close out requirements are defining and performed at the appropriate time including development of a project data book, updating ePROJECTS, cancelling/transferring temporary project
facilities and services, and closure of purchase orders/contracts.

Ensure implementation of all aspects of knowledge management on the project including development and performance management of a project KM plan.

Ensure implementation and management of a risk management process on the project

Ensure implementation and management of a project services PEP on the project

Project Execution.

Reports to Project Manager

Manage Project Services Functions at overseas EPC home office and at construction site including:

oOversee owners team recruitment / mobilisation / demobilisation

oOngoing project reporting

oManagement of EPC Contract / invoice processing

oCost control

oManagement of change

oPlanning and scheduling

oProgress measurement

oPSCM / Contracting administration

oProject information management

oProject close out including documentation handover to Operations and purchase order / contract close out.


Comply with JV HSSE rules and lead by example.

Posses a strong commitment to HSSE values.

Promote a high standard of HSSE behaviour with in the JV team and EPC Contractor organisation.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Engineering or Business related qualification.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
Previous PSM experience within Oil and Gas sector

General Knowledge across the various Project Functions

Strong Interpersonal and Customer facing skills

Good Skills of MS Office tools.

Flexible and good team-player.
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