Surface Facilities Manager

Posted 11 months ago by mselect
Location Basrah Job Type
Salary Sector Oil & Gas

MSELECT is looking to hire a Surface Facilities Manager for an international oil and gas operator in Basrah. Candidates must have a minimum of 15 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, with 8 years of which in the MENA region. Fluency in English is a must.


  • Prepare oilfield development plan based on subsurface data for FDP and FDP supplement, upgrade.
  • Plan surface facility construction contents, phases, stages and cost estimation based on approval development plan.
  • Optimize capex and provide cost data for Company’s near term and long-term investment optimization, cash flow forecast and economical return.
  • Organize surface department to finish surface facility construction by phases, handover the completed facilities to assigned department for operation. or operate some facilities as per contract terms and conditions.
  • Lead the team, work together and adjust organization chart, replacement of disqualified engineer and supplement new blood to keep department innovative and energetic.
  • Optimize surface technical scheme, apply new technology, and do lesson learned.
  • Tender qualified service provided to finish required job and urge contractor good performance in HSE, QC, Schedule as per proper approved procedures.
  • Procure equipment/material to meet the surface facility construction schedule according to approved procedures.
  • Keep communication with stakeholders such as UEG, DO, EGYPC, BOC, MoO in terms of surface facility technical issues, to get necessary approval, supports and permission, and letter reply.
  • Apply budget for annual working programs and monitor the budget utilization.
  • Set up department KPI per Company policy and target and distribute KPI to section heads and make efforts to achieve good KPI.
  • Provide related assistance to other department with possible manpower resource such as infrastructure civil work, audit reply, training plan, recruitment, HSE management…
  • Sum up lessons learn and make continuous improvement.
  • Provide related reports about surface facility activities such as weekly report, monthly report.
  • Conduct the work assigned by UEG.

Project Management

  • Build organization chart and adjust organization per working contents, to recruit qualified engineers to fill in the positions.
  • Set up department KPI per Company policy and target and distribute KPI to section heads and make efforts to achieve good KPI.
  • Lead department to finish HR required performance appraisal.
  • Tender PMC as management resource, monitor PMC management in construction.
  • Realize Phase-1 Company oil and gas commissioning target with efforts and teamwork.
  • Keep communication with stakeholder to get maximum supports.
  • Keep good performance of contractors in HSSE, QC and Schedule.
  • Coordinate different project schedule and technical interface to ensure whole commissioning.
  • Monitor the engineers, conduct in compliance with Company’s procedure and department procedures.
  • Provide training, guidance to team to improve performance.

Surface facility construction assignment

  • Bid GES contractor to finish conceptual design, FEED
  • Optimize design to save capex and Opex
  • Recognize Critical path items and make plan for items on the CP such as procurement by Company.
  • Set up Phase-1 construction projects and make project construction timeframe, SOW
  • Make up execution strategy and get approval of BC and UEG.
  • Estimate cost for each project and get approval of cost estimation for project more than 10 million USD.
  • Prepare ITBs, bidding, evaluation and award.
  • Get BOC related technical committee approval for projects under BOC authorities. And assist CPL to finish commercial committee approval
  • Get JMC/BOC/MoM approval of contract award with management instructions.
  • Monitor section heads to execute projects.
  • Handover completed facilities to end user after training and punch list closeout.

People & Contractor Management

  • Focus on engineer’s performance improvement: individual skills, attitude, cooperation, profession knowledge.
  • Conduct contractor performance evaluation and keep good contractor working in the site.
  • Keep communication with stakeholders such as UEG, DO, EGYPC, BOC, MoO in terms of surface facility technical issues, to get necessary approval, supports and permission
  • Approve the letter to Contractors within department authority.
  • Provide assistance to other departments who does management on contractors.
  • Coordinate BOC and other department to solve the issues encountered by contractors to expedite project progress.

Budget, Cost and Reports

  • Apply budget for annual working programs and monitor the budget utilization.
  • Review and approve contractor/vendor payment against contract.
  • Submit reports on activities, budget.

Tender, Evaluation and Award

  • Organize team and GES contractor to prepare tendering documents.
  • Monitor the tendering, evaluation and solve issues during this process.
  • Get bidder list approval from BOC
  • Get CS, TBE, CBE approval by BC, UEG TC and Board.
  • Analyze the rebidding case and adjust strategy to rebid.
  • Report exception to management to get advice and instruction.

Policies, Systems, Processes and Procedures

  • Follow Company’s policy and make up surface department rules and working flow.
  • Make up surface facility procedure, checklist, flowchart.
  • Update procedures during project execution.
  • Keep department data for process records.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master degree in surface facility disciplines
  • Design experience and surface facility construction management experience.
  • Good knowledge in different stages: design, procumbent, construction and commissioning.
  • Good knowledge in oil treatment, gas treatment, water treatment, and pipeline.
  • Overall surface facility construction envision and can recognize the critical items to realize the targets.

Minimum Experience

  • 15 years of post-qualification experience with experience in the oil and gas industry
  • Work experience in the ME Region, preferably in Iraq, not less than 8 years.
  • Fast track project portfolio experience.

Knowledge, Skills & Attributes

  • Mastery in Construction Management
  • Skilled in Influencing and Conflict Handling
  • Skilled in Contract Management
  • Ability to work under stress and harsh environment.
  • Ability to 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
  • Ability to interact with internal and external stakeholders in a multi-cultural environment

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

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