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Project Services Manager

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Algeria
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 13/02/2014
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The Role:
Our leading client is currently recruiting for a Project Services Manager working on a rotational basis (4/4 or 3/3) in Algeria.

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 maintain the project services strategy, plans and procedures, reflecting both company 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

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 company 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 company 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 definined and performed at the appropriate time including development of a project data book, 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

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Recognised Degree or Engineering or Business related qualification.
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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