Company: NES Global Talent
Skills: Operations Management, Drilling Engineering
Experience: 10 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Salary: $110000 - $125000 per annum, Benefits: Medical Benefits, PTO, Life Insurance, etc.
Location: Houston, Texas, United States


Position Title: Technical Operations Manager
Job Type: Permanent/ Full- Time 
Location: Miami, FL, or Houston, TX USA

NES Global Talent is a leading global technical recruitment company providing professional contract and permanent staff to a diverse world-wide client base within the Oil & Gas industry. Our client is a privately owned and growing Project Developer serving a diverse portfolio of clients across Oil, Gas, Energy, and Telecommunications, has a permanent opportunity for a Technical Operations Manager to be based out of Miami, FL or Houston, TX area.

Job Summary

The Technical Operations Manager, will oversee projects and operations for a new Business Unit for the company, Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD). The Technical Operations Manager manages the relationship with both the client and project team in the field. He/ She will gain a comprehensive understanding of the business processes and familiarize themselves with the technical details of the industry. He/ She will be the front line for building and strengthening existing customer relationships and executing successful projects which are vital to bridging the gap and following the work into the field. This individual will be active not only in strategic and operational planning for the future growth of the business, but also in the immediate tactical issues of business administration, planning, production of services, customer service excellence, and operational profit.

Key Responsibilities

  • General management of HDD Business Unit projects and operations
  • Implementation of policy and procedures for new BU
  • Work with Sales/ Business Development to support bids and proposals to generate new work
  • Organize BU and act as MOC to transform BU to profitable sector of the business
  • P&L oversight of annual projected revenues of 7 to 10 million USD
  • Manages the Project Team consisting of Project Managers/Engineers, Cost Analysts, Quality Control Technicians, Superintendents and General Foremen.
  • Project procurement of equipment and materials
  • On-site management of projects
  • Develop work procedures and oversee Quality Control programs
  • Oversee safety program
  • Oversee third party contracts and vendors
  • Project estimating, cost control, and overall management of project budget
  • Project reporting
  • Customer relations and client interface
  • Planning and scheduling internal and external project kickoff meetings
  • Oversee payroll
Required Qualifications
  • Bachelors' Degree in Engineering or Construction preferred
  • 10+ years' industry project and operations management experience can be considered in lieu of a degree
  • Minimum of 5 years' industry experience within Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) is a must
  • Experience managing domestic CAPEX projects in the U.S., ranging from $50 - 200MM
  • 2 years' experience with Telecommunication and Fiber Optics experience desired
  • Prior development and experience in similar leadership positions
  • Start-up experience highly desired
  • Quality Control and Health and Safety knowledge, such as ISO-9001 and ISO 14001 a plus
  • Ability to effectively communicate with multiple levels of responsibility with the organization, customers, and partners
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications
  • Must demonstrate effective verbal and written communications to a diverse workforce
  • Must demonstrate knowledge of the industry with willingness to learn and adapt to changes in the industry or business needs
  • Self-starter with ability to work without hands-on supervision
  • Ability to travel up to 40% of the time

This is an excellent opportunity to become part of a privately owned, growing Project Development Company who is driving forward increasingly specialized and innovative solutions. The incumbent will take on a leadership role with a young company and be able to work closely with C-Level Decision Makers, have their voice heard, and be able to drive their vision and implement change. The successful applicant will receive a competitive annual compensation package, annual bonus, potential equity, and ability to participate in future profit sharing plan. On top of competitive compensation, the candidate will receive medical benefits, PTO, and more.

Established in 1978, NES Global Talent provides a complete range of contract and permanent talent solutions to the Oil and Gas, Power, Construction and Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Manufacturing and IT sectors worldwide. With more than 40 offices in 28 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. Offering far more than a traditional recruitment service, we fully support our contractors while they are on assignment with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.