Project Manager

Posted 6 months ago by MSELECT
Location Duhok, Iraq Job Type
Salary Sector Oil & Gas

MSELECT is looking to hire a Project Manager for an Oil and Gas service client in Duhok. Candidates must have a minimum of 5 years of industry related experience. Fluency in English and Kurdish is  a must, Arabic is a plus. 


Making major corporate decisions, managing the overall operations and resources of a company, and acting as the main point of communication between the ministry and corporate operations.


  • Accountable for start-up of new project (mobilizing-stage), drawing up a strategic plan with a vision and implement new initiatives
  • Develop a network of high net-worth business contacts and clients
  • Ensure profitable operations of the business unit
  • Reviews and approves budgets within the firm
  • Approves additional headcount
  • Responsible for keeping control of costs within the approved limits and ensures it does not exceed the planned budget
  • Responsible for day-to-day decisions
  • Attends board meetings and other presentations
  • Coordinating between officials and the company
  • Attending weekly meeting, which will be held in MNR
  • Submitting weekly status report to headquarters
  • Reviewing and assisting on preparation of reports (feasibility & operations)
  • Forecasting Budget per year
  • Directing, monitoring and controlling field crew
  • Supervising tendering process, based on KRG regulations
  • Complying safety standards and following Iraqi safety regulations
  • Have insight on different types of coal: peat, lignite, anthracite, bitumen and sub-bitumen
  • The project manager must coordinate between drilling crew and technical teams–geology, geophysical, Geochemical and TOPO-survey people
  • Supervising borehole logging of the core and maintain the records of Litho-log of the core and maintain systematically in the computer as well as report the results to headquarters daily
  • Supervising the preparation of the Lithological sections & taking the borehole data into consideration
  • Refine and re-define the sections and reserve estimates with the incoming data from the field area
  • Checking the reliability of collected data and calculation of exploration report, suggest corrective actions, if required
  • Assisting in selecting the right construction approaches for mobilization and excavation
  • Keeping track of project timelines and detailed milestones (mobilizing-stage). Adjust as necessary to ensure the successful completion of the project (mobilizing-stage)
  • Keeping track of operation efficiency. Adjust as necessary to ensure the successful running of production
  • Creating and maintaining comprehensive documentation
  • Dealing with any unexpected challenges that may occur during the operation and mobilization
  • Evaluating the Safety program and Taking appropriate Risk Mitigation steps. Communicating the Action Plan to Top Management
  • Investigating damage, accidents, or delays at sites, to ensure that proper procedures are being carried out
  • Identifying on a timely basis any environmental or local community issues that may come up during a mobilization and operation and take appropriate remedial actions


  • Should have a sound financial acumen
  • Have mining background
  • Maintain a good rapport in the business environment
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in business, supervision, and management
  • Effective communication skills in Kurdish, English, Arabic is a plus
  • Outstanding interpersonal relationship building and employee coaching and development skills
  • Excellent organizational management skills
  • Able to analyse and evaluate complicated issues quickly and accurately


*Only applicants meeting the strict criteria outlined above will be contacted as part of the shortlisting process

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