Source Water Plant Project Manager

Posted 8 months ago by MSELECT
Location Basra, Iraq Job Type
Salary Sector Oil & Gas

MSELECT is hiring a Source Water Plant Project Manager for an international oil and gas operator in Basra. Candidates must have a minimum of 15 years of relevant experience and be fluent in English.


  • Focal Point of contact for the assigned EPC contracts on site
  • Contribute to project constructability review during engineering activities and to ensure all previous lessons learns adopted
  • Lead the construction team, as well as construction supervisors (Consultants, Contractors and Subcontractors), logistics, materials handling and site inspection
  • Constantly identify bottlenecks for progress on construction and proactively act to resolve the same
  • Establish standard quality management system & construction procedures in accordance with company specification
  • Assuring the Source Water projects meet Company requirements in quality, cost and time during various phases of the project
  • Manage the performance of the construction team and (sub) contractors and avoid repetitive construction mistakes
  • Ensure leading practices, standards and guidelines are adhered to, during the construction stage of the project
  • Ensures proper and timely hand over of systems/sub-systems to commissioning teams/end users, and aid as required
  • Continuously assess, with the QC & HSE managers, the status of Construction Quality & HSE, and ensures timely closures of corrective actions & non-conformances
  • Coordinate and collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to ensure smooth project construction work and oversee the work of external (sub) contractors & suppliers
  • Carry out any other duties as directed by the reporting supervisor


  • Reports to: Construction Section Head
  • Department: Surface Facilities
  • Section: Construction
  • Number of staffs supervised: 5 – 20 company and consultancy staff
  • Capital budget USD 100,000,000 plus (overall project)


Project Management

  • Manage Scope, Organization, Quality, Cost and Time for the Off-Plot Pipelines projects
  • Contribute to set up and contract management of construction and /or EPC contracts
  • Liaises with local authorities (if required) in line with the applicable governing documents and contracts (JOA, EDPSC)
  • Communicate and coordinate the interface issues with relevant parties

Health, Security, Safety and Environment

  • Ensure compliance with all relevant HSSE management policies, procedures and controls within own area, monitoring, reviewing and evaluating on a continuous basis, and a responsible environmental attitude
  • Leading by example and develop a strong safety-first culture within the own and (sub) contractor workforce. Strong focus on personal safety, security and QA/QC

People & Contractor Management

  • Establish the construction project organization, define roles and responsibilities and manage the activities and work performed by direct reports
  • Assign and allocate the direct reports
  • Manage the activities and work performed by Contractors and Suppliers. Build good relationships with key stakeholders
  • Submit performance assessment about construction team and (sub) contractors
  • Recommend training and development for team members to build their capabilities
  • Contribute to knowledge dissemination/sharing in a way that assists with building internal capabilities
  • Develop an overview of the contractor’s strengths and weaknesses and intervene as and when required exercising contractual rights
  • Assist on CSR strategy development and execution

Prepare, Monitoring & Control Budgets and Plans

  • Plan and monitor construction work through reporting, analysis and identifying variances from the plans
  • Identify deviations at the earliest possible stage and assist in the development of recovery plans and mitigation measures
  • Communicate critical issues to the construction manager in a timely manner with proposed solutions
  • Inform project team of reaching important project milestones
  • Oversee the construction contractors and suppliers on an ongoing basis
  • Chairs daily, weekly & monthly internal meetings, and ensures action points are liquidated in a timely manner

Contractor and Vendor selection

  • Assist in identifying the list of external service providers eligible to provide the relevant services and work with the Procurement department to issue RFP/tender as per the Client’s policy
  • Assist in conducting technical and financial analysis of the proposals submitted by the service providers along with the relevant departments
  • Contribute to selection contractors prior to award
  • Lead contractor onboarding sessions and manage contract start-up
  • Contract holder for construction and/or EPC contracts in the construction stage
  • Prepare the database for the actual performance of (sub) contractors/suppliers and report the same to the attention of management & pre-award evaluators

Policies, Systems, Processes and Procedures

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of the Construction Management policies, systems, processes and procedures, identifying potential areas of improvement
  • Ensure compliance with corporate requirements on adherence to policies, procedures and instructions within own area related to all relevant regulatory directives to promote a safe and risk-free environment
  • Improvement of systems processes and practices



  • Facilities Projects Team and Consultancy
  • Asset Management Team, HSSE, Contracts & Procurement, General Service
  • Operations & Maintenance


  • Basra Oil Company and related local authorities
  • Contractors/Subcontractors, Vendors & Service providers
  • Construction and EPC Contractors


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Degree in Process, Mechanical & Piping engineering or equivalent (MSc preferred)
  • Professional certification or accreditation in construction management or proven experience

Minimum Experience:

  • 15 years of post-qualification experience with experience in the oil and gas industry
  • Work experience in the MENA Region, preferably in Iraq
  • Extensive Experience in Row River Water /Water Treatment Plant EPCC Project; Map out and manage all the activities of engineering, Procurement, construction a commissioning through project lifecycle
  • Project Management and leadership; The candidate shall mange the Project Management Team (PMT), the Project Management Consultancy team (PMC) and EPC Contractors
  • Design, construction and commissioning Experience for non- metallic pipelines namely GRE /GRP
  • Minimum knowledge about Contract Administration i.e. lumpsum contract administration, changes /amendment procedures, MOC, Liquidate damage settlement, etc.
  • Demonstrated construction management roles of at least two source water projects

Knowledge, Skills & Attributes:

  • Mastery in construction management
  • Skilled in influencing and conflict handling
  • Skilled in contract management
  • Ability to think laterally and provide creative solutions to deliver projects and give strategic directions
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively
  • Ability to drive and achieve desired results within the defined time duration

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

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