Company: NES Fircroft
Skills: Project Management, Project Engineer
Experience: 10 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Grangemouth, Scotland, United Kingdom

Our client in Grangemouth is seeking a Project Service Manager

Job Purpose Reporting to the Projects Manager, the holder is responsible for managing the Project Services function and for the provision of resources and systems to support the Senior Project Managers, Project Managers and when required the Decommissioning Manager to develop and deliver the agreed engineering projects within the schedule and cost performance targets set by the organization in all project areas connected to planning, cost estimating, and reporting. In addition, the Project Services Manager will make recommendations improve business performance and meet regulatory/compliance requirements.

Principle Accountabilities

  • Lead a group of up to 10 internal resources focused on Project Services support
  • Be accountable for the definition of end-to-end plans and cost estimates for each of the projects until final hand-over to operations
  • Appoint estimating and planning resources to the different projects under portfolio across all phases of a project or a minor-mod lifecycle to ensure that cost estimations and plans for phase and full-project are robust and meet FPS accuracy requirements
  • Provide assurance to estimates and plans built for each project to ensure these are in line with defined processes and standards, and that meet quality requirements
  • Assess project cots and progress vs. baseline, and provide insights and information to (Senior) Project Manager in case of deviation and assist in the definition of potential remediation actions
  • Assist Project Manager in the development of project cost estimate & schedule for every project prior to full sanction and in alignment with the organization sets the baselines for the phase and for full project
  • Define, agree on project contingencies and support managing it throughout multiple stages
  • Define and implement appropriate project controls to deliver management information necessary to achieve sanctioned cost and schedule commitments
  • Represent projects services organization interests early in the contracts with external parties to ensure that estimates, plans and progress & forecast reports are in line with FPS's requirements in terms of detail, quality, update frequency, structure and system inter-operability
  • Provide timely input in the early project stages to ensure costs and schedules associated to construction, pre-commissioning and commissioning strategies and associated contracting strategies are fully incorporated in the project  
  • Challenge and develop project scopes and specifications which satisfy appropriate requirements

  • Manages a multi-discipline team or planners and estimators  
  • Ability to lead and influence large works project
  • Ability to work closely with external contractors and accurately define needs related to project reporting, planning, estimating…
  • Ability to interface effectively with site managers and business managers
  • Ability to identify and manage interfaces within the Project team, including engineering and construction contractor teams
  • Ability to monitor, identify and manage uncertainty across own project portfolio
  • Challenges existing working practices and proposes improvements
  • Defines, owns and implements the project services process and standards
  • Good decision making skills within all aspects of project services management
  • Ability to recruit, coach and develop resources under project services
Qualifications and technical experience

  • Degree qualified engineer or equivalent with substantial experience and at least 10 years of experience in project management services roles
  • Minimum 10 years of relevant experience in oil and gas or equivalent
  • Strong knowledge of project services processes and best practices
  • Experience in setting up and running functions
  • Experience working with EPC and EPCM contractors in definition of project services criteria to be applied under the defined contracting strategy
  • Experienced in the definition and use of estimating, planning and reporting applications and tools (e.g. Primavera)

With over 90 years' combined experience, NES Fircroft (NES) is proud to be the world's leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining, Automotive and Chemicals sectors worldwide.With more than 100 offices in 45 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. We offer contractors far more than a traditional recruitment service, supporting 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.