Project Manager - Central Processing Facility (CPF)

United Energy Pakistan (UEP)

Basra, Iraq

Ref: SP967-05

Job description / Role

Employment: Contract

In 2015 and onwards several discoveries were made proving in Block 9 in Basra, Iraq up a
billion-barrel resource. The Faihaa field is now at the end of the appraisal phase and full field development activities have started. The field is already producing up to 25,000 bbl/d and a full field production plateau of 200,000-250,000 bbl/d is foreseen. Apart from the field development there are a number of infrastructural and near-term capital projects being planned such as camps, roads, pipelines and demining.

The job objective is to:
• Overall management of CPF project from initiation to hand over throughout project lifecycle.
• Organize the work into manageable activity clusters (phases) and determines an effective approach to completing the work.
• Plan and review the project schedule baseline and milestones using appropriate tools; and ensure that the project is delivered on-time, within scope and within budget.
• Identify and manage project dependencies and critical path;
• Analyze the actual performance against the plan and adjust consistent with plan objectives
• Track project milestones and deliverables;
• Represent project at meetings and with external consultants and departmental and senior management to assure that priorities are communicated and understood, and that progress/delays/issues are reported.
• Proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential changes, and devise contingency plans;
• Report and escalate to line manager as needed.
• Perform risk management to minimize project risks
• Arbitrate and resolve conflict and interface problems within the project
• Conduct project “lessons learned” meetings and create a recommendations report in order to identify successful and unsuccessful project elements;
• Develop best practices and tools for project execution and management.
• Adhere to Company Safety Standards and promote safety culture among the team.
• Coordinate and collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to ensure smooth project work and oversee the work of external (sub)contractors & suppliers.
• Any other objectives assigned by the line manager.


Minimum Qualifications:
• Degree in engineering or equivalent (MSc preferred)
• Professional certification or accreditation in construction management or proven experience

Minimum Experience:
• 10 years of post-qualification experience with experience in the oil and gas industry
• Work experience in the ME Region, preferably in Iraq 5 years .
• Demonstrated construction management roles of at least two USD 100 million plus capital 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
• Ability to interact with internal and external customers in a multi-cultural environment

About the Company

United Energy Pakistan (UEP) is Pakistan’s leading foreign exploration and production company. UEP is a subsidiary of the United Energy Group (UEG), an international energy company. UEG is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and has operations in Pakistan, Iraq and Egypt.

UEP’s history dates back more than four decades, and the business has witnessed a change in ownership a number of times from UTP to ARCO and subsequently BP. In 2011, UEG acquired control of this asset from BP, ushering in a new era of growth for the company. Backed by UEG’s technical and financial support, UEP has emerged as the leading foreign producer and investor in Pakistan’s upstream oil and gas sector.

UEP’s parent company has also invested in the renewable energy sector. UEPW owns and operates a 99 MW wind energy project in the Jhimpir wind corridor of the Sindh province.

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