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Power Plant Project Manager

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  • Sector:

    Oil & Gas

  • Contact:

    Steve Al-Bazy

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  • Published:

    29 days ago

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mselect is looking for a Power Plant Project Manager for an international oil and gas operator in Basrah. Candidates must have a minimum 10 years of post-qualification experience with experience in the oil and gas industry and be fluent in English.

  • Overall management of Power Plant project from initiation to hand over throughout project lifecycle
  • Organize the work into manageable activity clusters (phases) and determines an effective approach to completing the work
  • Plan and review the project schedule baseline and milestones using appropriate tools; and ensure that the project is delivered on-time, within scope and within budget
  • Identify and manage project dependencies and critical path
  • Analyze the actual performance against the plan and adjust consistent with plan objectives
  • Track project milestones and deliverables
  • Represent project at meetings and with external consultants and departmental to assure that priorities are communicated and understood, and that progress/delays/issues are reported
  • Proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential changes, and devise contingency plans
  • Report and escalate to line manger as needed
  • Perform risk management to minimize project risks
  • Arbitrate and resolve conflict and interface problems within the project
  • Conduct project “lessons learned” meetings and create a recommendations report in order to identify successful and unsuccessful project elements
  • Develop best practices and tools for project execution and management
  • Adhere to Company Safety Standards and promote safety culture among the team
  • Coordinate and collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to ensure smooth project work and oversee the work of external (sub)contractors & suppliers
  • Any other objectives assigned by the line manager

Project Management

  • Understanding and achievement of Construction’s Section objectives and KPIs
  • Manage Scope, Organization, Quality, Cost and Time for the power Plant Project
  • Arrange Power Plant Project kick off Meeting and ensure all parties are aware about Project milestones and goals
  • Plan, Schedule, Manage and Control the Power Plant Project
  • Required interface management between surface facility department, PMC, Company departments, contractors, subcontractors, vendors, BOC, and other outsiders
  • To oversee PMC management during the Power Plant EPCC phases
  • Contribute to set up the contract management
  • Administrate and facilitate the Power Plant contract execution
  • Evaluation and assessment of consultancies, Contractors and subcontractors
  • Assist and Facilitate Contractors/subcontractors and vendors visa, BOC and BIP applications within the Company
  • Lead and coordinate all meeting, technical workshop, and inspection with partners, BOC and MoO
  • Lead all daily, weekly and monthly progress, HSE and quality meetings
  • Coach, mentor, motivate and supervise project team members and subcontractors, and influence them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant HSSE management policies, procedures and controls within own area, monitoring, reviewing and evaluating on a continuous basis, and a responsible environmental attitude
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant QA/QC management policies, procedures and controls within own area, monitoring, reviewing and evaluating on a continuous basis
  • Leading by example and develop a strong safety-first culture within the own and (sub)contractor workforce. Strong focus on personal safety, security and QA/QC
  • Work closely with partners and government stakeholder in line with the applicable governance documents and contracts

Surface facility construction assignment

  • Comply with department polices, goals and strategies
  • Manage the Power Plant construction facilities
  • Monitor and report to Construction Section Head of project details, including progress, risks and opportunities in a timely manner
  • Supervises and approves the development of Power Plant Projects Execution Plan and its implementation plus ensuring Lessons Learned are properly documented throughout the life of the project
  • To identify the Critical path activities and provide an appropriate control measurement

People & Contractor Management

  • Establish the Power Plant project organization, define roles and responsibilities and manage the activities and work performed by direct reports
  • Manage and oversee the project team that including PMT, PMC, contractor, subcontractor and third parties
  • Manage the activities and work performed by Contractors and Suppliers. Build good relationships with key stakeholders
  • Recommend training and development for team members to build their capabilities
  • Contribute to knowledge dissemination/sharing in a way that assists with building internal capabilities
  • Develop overview of contractor’s strengths and weaknesses and intervene as and when required exercising contractual rights
  • Contribute to project CSR strategy development and execution

Budget, Cost and Reports

  • Plan and monitor Power Plant project work through reporting, analysis and identifying variances from the plans
  • Liaises with planning team to ensure an appropriate recovery plan in place
  • Communicate critical issues to the Construction Section Head in a timely manner with proposed solutions.
  • Inform project team of reaching important project milestones
  • Participate on preparing department VOWD

Tender, Evaluation and Award

  • Participate into CS, TBE, CBE preparation when required
  • To report exception to management to get advice and instruction

Policies, Systems, Processes and Procedures

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of the Construction Management policies, systems, processes and procedures, identifying potential areas of improvement
  • Ensure compliance with corporate requirements on adherence to policies, procedures and instructions within own area related to all relevant regulatory directives to promote a safe and risk-free environment
  • Improvement of systems, processes and practices


  • Facilities Projects Team, Project Consultancy Team
  • Asset Management Team, HSSE, Contracts & Procurement
  • Drilling, Logistics, Operations & Maintenance


  • Partners, Basra Oil Company (BOC), Ministry of Oil (MoO)
  • Contractors, Vendors, Third Party inspectors & Service providers
  • Construction and EPC Contractors

Minimum Qualifications

  • Degree in engineering or equivalent (MSc preferred)
  • Professional certification or accreditation in construction management or proven experience

Minimum Experience

  • 10 years of post-qualification experience with experience in the oil and gas industry
  • Work experience in the ME Region, preferably in Iraq 5 years
  • Demonstrated construction management roles of at least two USD 100 million plus capital projects

Knowledge, Skills & Attributes

  • Mastery in Construction Management
  • Skilled in Influencing and Conflict Handling
  • Skilled in Contract Management
  • Ability to think laterally and provide creative solutions to deliver projects and give strategic directions
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively
  • Ability to drive and achieve desired results within the defined time duration
  • Ability to interact with internal and external customers in a multi-cultural environment

Reports to

  • Surface Facilities Manager 


  • Surface Facilities


  • E&P

*Only applicants meeting the strict criteria outlined above will be contacted as part of the shortlisting process.