Company: Petroplan Houston
Skills: Cost Engineer
Experience: 15 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Salary: Negotiable
Location: Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria

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.

Commercial Project Manager - Nigeria - Oil & Gas - Owner / Operator - Long Term Contract

Our client, a market leading Owner / Operator, are currently seeking a Commercial Project Manager to join them on a long term contract basis in Nigeria. This role, will ensure the efficient Commercial delivery of a new Gas Processing Facility in Nigeria, in which our client plan to build and operator. We are seeking a candidate with a strong Gas project background with Reduction of Flared Gas experience.


  • To negotiate all major contracts (gas sale and purchase agreement, liquid/LPG sale and purchase agreements, gas interconnection agreement, etc);
  • Develop and maintain relationships with all stakeholders, at all levels, from local communities to regional heads of development institutions (World Bank etc.);
  • Together with the technical team, support the development of the project specification, Development plan, conceptual/basic engineering, FEED and detail design;
  • Together with the Technical Team, coordinate with all international and local Statutory & Regulatory authorities and related third parties to ensure that requirements are complied with and incorporated into the ongoing project development;
  • Establish a staffing plan for all phases and locations maximising local content (engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning);
  • Work together with the technical team, establish a comprehensive trailing and forward-looking project control infrastructure (KPIs, reporting systems, organisation structure), Budget forecast, Cost estimate, Documentation, project procedures and reporting;
  • In conjunction with corporate departments establish contract strategy, implement with contract award monitoring and control of same;
  • Together with technical teams, establish the operating structure organigram, recruit and staff the organisation;
  • In conjunction with corporate departments implement all legal requirements and strategies required for commercial, financial agreements and control thereof;
  • Establish an interface and risk register defining mitigations where required;
  • Ensure within Company that effective and timely reporting is maintained with a factual non-political bias;
  • With the support of the corporate origination function, develop new similar flare gas processing opportunities in Nigeria and other neighbouring countries.


  • A minimum 15 years of directly related experience within the Oil & Gas experience.
  • Experience in Western African countries, in particular Nigeria, would be of advantage.
  • Degree qualification in Engineering or Economics.

Commercial Project Manager - Nigeria - Oil & Gas - Owner / Operator - Long Term Contract

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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