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Project Manager

Houston, TX 77041

Posted: 06/03/2024 Employment Type: Direct Hire Function: Engineering Job Number: 23552 Pay Rate: $160,000-$175,000

Job Description

A world leader in the oil & gas industry is looking for a Project Manager to oversee quality control, budgeting, and scheduling for large-scale projects throughout the fleet. The ideal candidate is a highly analytical professional well-versed in project management software, methodologies, and best practices. Working cross-functionally, the new leader will deliver strategic value and scalable growth by optimizing long-term project execution, maintaining rig integrity, and reducing downtime and costs while adhering to the project's scope, budget, and timeline.
Salary + Additional Benefits: 
  • $160,000-$175,000 + Bonus
  • Full Benefits including Mental, Dental, Vision, FSA
  • 25 days PTO
  • 6% 401k employer contribution
  • Free lunch on Wednesdays
  • Onsite gym with free classes with an instructor
  • Work from Home Fridays

Location: Houston, TX 
Type of Position: Direct Hire

  • Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) management according to corporate standards.
  • Optimal resource management (e.g., balanced across cost, quality, capability, productivity).
  • Ensure project planning and status reporting is performed to corporate standards.
  • Ensure project execution and cost control is maintained to corporate standards.
  • Inform stakeholders of project status based on project specific milestones and deliverables.
  • Overall visibility and reporting on upcoming and ongoing projects within the organization.
  • Summary guidance and reporting across all Projects, as required. 
  • Provide leadership and guidance to the Project Controls group to ensure a robust system of cost control is implemented throughout project execution such that the approved budget is not exceeded. This includes such key factors as costs and commitments from all sources are accurately tracked, change control is rigorous and effective, charges to project budget are verified and that necessary approvals are in place, completion costs are accurately forecasted, early warning of potential cost over-runs is provided.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to ensure that a fully integrated schedule is developed, implemented, and tracked daily throughout the project duration; The commissioning schedule is finely detailed and integrated with the construction schedule; the OFE delivery schedule is fully developed and carefully monitored and fully integrated with the construction schedule.
  • Provide regular and accurate progress reports to corporate management.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to the Project team to ensure that the rig is fully outfitted and commissioned prior to departure from the shipyard and Ready to Drill.
  • Ensure the Rig leaves the shipyard on or before the contract delivery date ready to drill and fully outfitted to meet the specifications of the drilling contract.
  • Work closely with the client to ensure the rig as outfitted and equipped is aligned with client requirements and expectations.
  • Promote and develop teamwork within the project group to sponsor Operations ownership of the rig, its equipment, and systems.
  • Ensure Operations and Operations Support ownership of the unit to eliminate re-engineering following departure from the shipyard.
  • Ensure projects are executed in accordance with the terms of the shipyard contract, to a high HSE standard with the primary objective of no injuries to personnel and no harm to the environment.
  • Ensure construction standards are maintained in accordance with the project quality plan, and equipment and systems are installed in accordance with corporate policies, standards, and procedures.
  • Ensure preferential engineering and construction preference engineering is eliminated.
  • Ensure project schedules are maintained with minimum delays and conflicting activities, and all project, shipyard, and vendor activities are conducted in accordance with the contract HSE plan.
  • Ensure lessons learned are addressed, actioned, and closed out on the project.
  • Ensure corporate management and the Client are fully and reliably informed throughout project execution.
  • Provide regular and accurate financial reports to corporate management.
  • To review the project Risk Register, conduct regular reviews, prepare mitigation plans to ensure that they are complete and effective.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to the project HSE Manager to implement a system of safe working practice that is consistent across all project worksites.
  • Sponsor and support a culture of safety awareness within the project team, vendors, and shipyard workforce.
  • Facilitate and conduct regular all-party HSE meetings.
  • Provide Corporate management and client with regular HSE reports complete with historical incident data and trend analysis.
  • Conduct frequent site audits to ensure that all agreed safety management processes and systems are implemented and effective.
  • Review shipyard activities daily with the Shipyard and the Project Planner to ensure alignment with the project plan.
  • Monitor shipyard progress, identify potential delays and implement timely remedial actions.
  • Conduct forward analysis of future activities to identify latent efficiencies and areas where there may be potential for schedule acceleration.
  • Conduct daily production meetings with shipyard production supervisors, vendor supervisors, and Project supervisors to discuss the day’s activities and HSE management.
  • Conduct daily forward-planning meetings with the shipyard production supervisors, vendor supervisors, and Project supervisors to ensure that there are no conflicts, and that preparation and resources are discussed and fully in place for the following day’s plan and future activities.
  • Take timely remedial action to resolve conflicts when discovered to ensure that there is minimum disruption to progress.

  • Minimum of seven (7) years of experience in respective high level project management discipline at supervisory level
  • Advanced level of knowledge relating to typical equipment and systems onboard offshore drilling rigs
  • Relevant engineering degree or equivalent technical qualification
  • Must have good managerial/administrative skills to develop and execute above role
  • Ability to liaise at high level with drilling units, technical teams, and unit management
  • Flexible to travel offshore as situations dictate
  • Fully acquainted with management systems and asset management systems, similar to TMS/IFS/Synergy

Due to the high volume of applications we typically receive, we regret that we are not able to personally respond to all applications. However, if you are invited to take the next step in the process, you will typically be contacted within one week of submitting your application.

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Saxon Huckell
Associate Search Director - Murray Technical

Specializing in matching talent with exciting opportunities in Engineering, Technical Sales, Manufacturing, Operations, Project Management Supply Chain, and IT.



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