Griffiths Energy International is a privately held Canadian energy company involved in the exploration, development and production of oil in the Republic of Chad in Africa. Through wholly-owned subsidiaries, the Company is a party to three production sharing contracts with the Government of Chad which provide the Company with the exclusive rights to develop: (i) the Chari-Ouest (Borogop) and Chari-Doseo blocks in Southern Chad in the Doseo and Eastern Doba basin; (ii) the DOB (Mangara) and DOI (Badila) blocks; and (iii) the DOH (N'Donambo) block.
Position: Facilities Engineering Lead
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Engineering & Project Management Group Overview:
The Engineering & Project Management (E&PM) group is responsible for the development and execution of oil and gas related projects associated with Chad assets. These projects include both greenfield and brownfield projects, or a combination of the two. Significant upgrade projects involving accommodation, debottlenecking, equipment replacement and production will also form part of their responsibility. In addition, material input is provided by this group in terms of knowledge, expertise, and recommendation to support progress towards Concept Selection.
The E&PM organisation is structured such that given a background of three Production Sharing Contracts, a matrix team organisation comprising of support disciplines can assist the various project managers to achieve project technical, cost, planning, and quality objectives.
Mangara Field Development Project:
The facilities portion of the Mangara Field development consists of the following:
- Tie-ins to each of the existing temporarily suspended production wells and an additional 20+ new wells that will transport crude oil to the Central Production Facility (CPF) via two gathering lines extending from the field manifolds / test satellites;
- Construction of a 25,000 BOPD Central Processing Facility;
- An underground wet oil pipeline, approximately 95 km in length, extending from the CPF to the Griffiths Sales Terminal (GST);
- Construction / commissioning of the Sales terminal and associated oil storage capacity
- An underground sales pipeline, approximately 32 km in length, extending from the GST to a tie-in point located on the Chad-Cameroon pipeline.
Reporting to the Vice President, Engineering & Project Management, the Facilities Engineering Lead will be responsible for:
- Construction, commissioning and start-up of the Mangara field.
- Leading the Badila FEED study for field development.
- Deliver project goals, objectives and critical success factors, ensuring that these align both with Company's corporate goals and objectives and the project's commercial strategy.
- Interface with other members of the asset team (commercial, technical authorities, and operations) to ensure agreement on project deliverables and the timing of these deliverables.
- Maintain the Project Execution Plan and associated management system documentation in accordance with Company Standards and manage the project schedule, ensuring that key milestones are met, and that non-Project Management Team (PMT) activities (e.g. commercial, main-contractor, fabricators and operations) are accounted for.
- Understand the authority and approvals levels delegated within the project (both technical and financial) and ensure awareness within the PMT.
- Pursue the contracting strategy ensuring that this continues to be appropriate and has stakeholder support (including Contracts & Procurement).
- Implement a system of high quality contract administration with suitable checks and balances.
- Demonstrate visible leadership and commitment to excellent HSSE performance, including: understanding of a project HSSE Management Strategy compliant with Company Standards; understanding of a Project HSSE Plan to implement the HSSE; ensuring rigorous implementation of ALARP demonstration in the design; effective HSSE monitoring and assurance, with follow-up and close-out of all non-conformances; implementation of the Behaviour-Based Safety (BBS) system, cascading through all levels of the project; promotion of environmental awareness within the PMT to include best practice waste management and pollution control; regular safety tours; a safety moment to begin all meetings; effective health and security provisions to protect people and assets.
- Commit to excellent Quality management, including: implementation of a Quality Management Strategy compliant with Company Standards; approval of a Quality Plan to implement the Quality Management Strategy, complete with a quality assurance audit schedule; ensuring that a Quality Exhibit is included in all contracts; follow-up and close out of all Quality audit non-conformances.
- Monitoring and management of project risks and develop and implement risk response action plans for the top risks. Also capitalise on potential opportunities.
- Work within the Value Management Plan, ensuring that suitable peer assists, peer reviews and value improving process workshops are planned, held and actions followed through, and that end-of-stage functional reviews and Readiness Reviews are planned and preparations are properly managed.
- Implement project and financial control systems to monitor project progress against target and budget, develop cash forecasts, and monitor and control variations, enabling appropriate action to be taken in a timely manner.
- Monitor contractor and supplier performance and act quickly on under performance.
- Monitor performance against project critical success factors at project monthly meetings.
- Ensure rigorous application of the management of change process in accordance with Company Standards.
- Assign the responsibilities for interface management to a member of the PMT and ensure that a system for interface identification, management and closure is developed and implemented.
- Awareness of project stakeholders and ensure that a Stakeholder Management Plan is implemented that addresses the requirements for stakeholder satisfaction.
- Assign the responsibilities for permits.
- Other duties as needed
Experience and Qualifications:
- Bachelor's degree in Engineering is required
- A minimum of 15+ years of experience in facilities engineering with previous projects experience
- Experience managing major EPC firms over the course of the project life
- Previous experience in overseeing major projects of size and scope of $100 MM to $500 MM
- Project management and project execution experience is required
- Team player with the ability to grow within a start-up company
- Ability to manage scope of work and liaise successfully with contractors and nationals as needed
- Preference will be given to candidates that have worked previously in Africa or the Middle East