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Project Services Manager

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Houston
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 28/01/2013
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The Role:
Our client made a commercial oil field discovery- Chissonga, and is now planning to develop the field. It is planned that the project management and engineering team is located in Houston.
It is the responsibility of the Project Services Manager to provide non-technical support to all the project activities in respect of management systems, cost control, schedule, reporting, HR, finance, document control, and general admin.
In particular, the Project Services Manager has the overall responsibility for facilitating that sound and diligent control, reporting and planning is exercised throughout all project and operational activities in respect of project planning, contracting management, meeting Angolan legislation and in dealing with authorities and with license partners.

The Head of Services will be responsible for building and managing a fit for purpose service team for the purpose of providing non-technical services to the project and for keeping the required foresight and control overview and detailed insight as necessary to ensure the activities are carried out in a prudent and responsible manner legally, cost, planning and control wise.


• Build a service team with the appropriate skills to support the project in an adequate and conscientious manner while securing appropriate corporate non-technical support where that makes most sense.
• Establish key fit for purpose project processes.
• Facilitate specification of project information management systems
• Lead the Chissonga service team to handover.
• Oversee, build and maintain a complete project management system in compliance with Corporate requirements and the needs of the project and together with the execution responsible persons in the project team.
• Ensure that information to and from contractors, authorities, license partners and senior management is provided, captured and timely reported appropriately to the project team professionally, timely and with foresight.
Issue weekly and monthly reports internally in the project team and to partners and management.
• Liaise with a relevant project sections including site teams abroad to capture and report all necessary information.
• Ensure that all necessary budget, cost control and planning procedures for the tracking of all project cost and schedules are established.
• Ensure that appropriate analyses of cost and schedule developments during project execution are understood and communicated timely with foresight.
• Ensure that appropriate manning control (budget, up-manning, re-location and down-manning) is being provided as a dedicated Chissonga resource or through corporate resources.
• Establish and maintain the close collaboration with all parts of the project team and with Angola and corporate finance through exercising foresight and timely provisions for interaction as relevant.
• In particular create close collaboration with the project execution managers in the team
• Ensure that all significant non-technical issues in particular schedule and budget risks are brought to the attention of project management.
• Facilitate effective interaction with corporate non-technical functions.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:

• Degree at BSc. level as a minimum
• PMP designation desirable


• 6 to 10 years of demonstrated specific and relevant experience in our industry in similar management role
• Strong analytical mindset
• Demonstrated strong commercial capability and acumen
• High level of personal integrity
• Strong relationship capabilities
• High levels of creativity, persistence, curiosity and enthusiasm
• Proficient in both written and spoken English
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