Company: Petroplan Houston
Skills: Construction Manager
Experience: 15 + Years
Education: Masters Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Salary: Negotiable
Location: Houston, Texas, United States

In order to apply for this position, applicants MUST meet the following criteria. If your resume does not match these criteria, you will not be able to apply for this position.

LNG Construction Director - Owner / Operator - Rotation - Western Africa

Our client, a market leading Owner / Operator, are presently looking for an LNG Construction Director to join their leadership team. This position, will be on a rotation basis in Western Africa and will be overseeing the Construction of a multi-billion LNG export plant.
Roles & Responsibilities

  • Assisting in the selection of contractors
  • Ensuring the HSE execution strategy, to be included within bid documentation, is formulated and clearly defined and communicated to the execution contractors, and implemented.
  • Ensuring contractor safety information is reviewed, commented on, and approved prior to award of contract and mobilization to site.
  • Ensuring contractor construction safety programs and safe work practices are reviewed, approved, and monitored.
  • Management of contractor safety performance.
  • Ensuring contractors and subcontractors' site safety supervisors are managed and coordinated
  • Management of safety on construction sites and associated areas, through the setting up of strong safety systems and the management of these throughout the construction period.
  • Develop or oversee the development of the site safety induction program and ensure safety training to the site team is given and recorded as required.
  • Responsible for ensuring that all Site Safety systems (eg. RAMS, lifting approvals, Construction Work Permits etc.) are managed and approved by a trained and competent individual.
  • Ensuring all contractors go through mandatory training before accessing the site and ensure additional training is given as required for the various activities on site. This includes recording of such training.
  • Providing oversight and guidance for the safety, health, environmental, and regulatory compliance and performance during the construction and commissioning phase of the project
  • Providing leadership to ensure prompt prioritization and coordination of all risks, issues and unforeseen issues at the site, escalating as required
  • Ensuring the safety incentive program is implemented and administered on the site.
  • Ensuring continued guidance for contractors on EH&S at site during the transition of site from construction through commissioning to handover
  • Maintaining a strong and effective professional working relationship with the Project Management team, Client, interfacing EPC's, sub-contractors, and other stakeholders.
  • Ensuring safety meetings are conducted and recorded as required (internal/external).

Experience Required

  • A minimum of 15 years Construction Management experience gained on large scale Oil & Gas projects.
  • A minimum of 10 years LNG Construction Project experience.
  • Bachelors of Civil or Mechanical Engineering degree and an MBA is preferred.

LNG Construction Director - Owner / Operator - Rotation - Western Africa

About Petroplan:

Petroplan is a global organisation which specialises in connecting skilled professionals with exceptional contract and permanent career opportunities throughout the oil, gas and energy industry. This has been our focus since Petroplan was formed in 1976.

Our company aim isn't to be the largest industry recruitment specialist but rather the best. As such, our recruitment services, contractor management and specialised support is tailored to meet the individual needs of candidates, contractors and clients. Petroplan's local offices across Europe, the Middle East, North America, Asia-Pacific, Africa and Australasia support projects throughout forty countries. Our client portfolio includes multi-national companies, together with niche organisations focusing on a specialist discipline or location.

For more information please feel free to visit our website

Petroplan is an established Global Recruitment Organization supplying technical manpower and administrative services to the oil, gas and petro-chemical industries. Formed in 1976, Petroplan has over three decades’ experience and knowledge of global staffing markets to support feasibility studies through engineering and construction to ongoing operations and maintenance contracts.

Petroplan holds major global supply agreements with leading oil, gas and chemical operators and main contractors on a sole or preferred supplier basis. Our network of offices and strategic partner organizations provide on-the-ground support for clients and contracted individuals and teams in over 30 worldwide locations.

Our key discipline areas, which we regularly recruit for our clients, cover all phases of oil and gas exploration, production and refining projects:

  • Project management & engineering
  • Quality management 
  • Project controls & services
  • Subsea & pipelines
  • Supply chain management
  • Construction & commissioning
  • Logistics & procurement
  • Start-up management
  • Discipline engineering
  • Operations & production
  • Process engineering
  • Maintenance operations 
  • HSE
  • Well engineering & drilling

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