Company: Petroplan London
Skills: Technical Manager
Experience: 15 + Years
Education: Tech/Vocational Cert/Apprenticeship
Employment Type: Rotational Contractor
Salary: Negotiable
Location: Chad

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.

Located in region: Africa      

Construction Manager 28/28 Rotation

Reporting to the Project Delivery Manager the primary responsibility of the Construction Manager will be to ensure timely, safe and cost-effective execution of Capital Facilities and OPEX Projects for the Business Unit.


  • Manage the field based construction team.
  • Work closely with and provide leadership and direction to the field based construction teams and associated contractors on site as required.
  • Provide construction focal point for the interface with operations, maintenance, HSE, SR's and all other departments' onsite.
  • Work closely with operations and production to manage OPEX project scopes of work from concept to completion as required.
  • Work closely with the project manager(s) to ensure construction plans are in place and are aligned with the overall execution plan,
  • Ensure adequate resources are in place to support the overall project plan and monitor this with project services and contractors on a weekly basis.
  • Attend operability and constructability reviews as required.
  • Promote and drive the involvement of construction in areas of technical design, schedule, preliminary execution planning, and cost estimating.
  • Provide process and management support to the construction teams as required.
  • Ensure delivery of project work scopes in accordance with the project execution plan.
  • Development and management of the contractual documentation required to facilitate construction works onsite through existing contractors or service providers be this through work orders, site instructions, contract change requests or purchase orders.
  • Drive consistency across the various operating centers with respect to project execution plans, project execution protocols and ensure consistency with respect to construction and engineering standards.
  • Provide facilities construction updates to the senior management team on a weekly basis.
  • Evaluation of sub-contractor capabilities and assisting as applicable in the evaluation of contractor proposals and bids.

  • Ensure quality assurance system is covered in work execution.
  • Develop or validate construction estimates for new implementation work scopes
  • Work closely with Project Service's to accurately monitor, validate and report construction progress (physical).
  • Provide technical support to operations during the construction and commissioning phases to assist with the technical handover of the facilities and related equipment.
  • Understand the authority and approvals levels delegated within the project (both technical and financial) and ensuring awareness within the field based team.
  • Understand the construction cost estimates (budget) and contracts signed for the project.
  • Validate all work orders prior to AFE owner approval.
  • Approve field construction cost estimates prior to AFE approval.
  • Attend Construction management progress and planning meetings
  • Demonstrate commitment to excellent HSE performance in all aspects of the work.

This position requires superior leadership, communication, organizational and management skills to lead and direct others to achieve project goals.

  • The successful candidate holds professional accreditation with a registered Engineering association
  • Formal project management training would be considered an asset
  • Demonstrated experience managing construction teams and construction projects
  • Demonstrated experience managing Brownfield Projects
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Must possess strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Minimum 10 years oil and gas experience
  • Broad experience with sweet and sour gas/oil processing facilities and pipelines
  • Proficient with MS Office and project management software
  • Cultural awareness and the ability to work with individuals from different nationalities

Potential candidates interested in the Construction Managers position MUST meet the following requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or equivalent education and experience
  • Experience working in Africa (preferable)
  • Fluent written and spoken English
  • Relevant work experience in Oil and Gas Upstream Industry

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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