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Power Plant Project Manager

mselect is looking for a Power Plant Project Manager for an international oil and gas operator in Basrah. Candidates must have a minimum 10 years of post-qualification experience with experience in the oil and gas industry and be fluent in English.

  • Overall management of Power Plant 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 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 manger 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

Project Management

  • Understanding and achievement of Construction’s Section objectives and KPIs
  • Manage Scope, Organization, Quality, Cost and Time for the power Plant Project
  • Arrange Power Plant Project kick off Meeting and ensure all parties are aware about Project milestones and goals
  • Plan, Schedule, Manage and Control the Power Plant Project
  • Required interface management between surface facility department, PMC, Company departments, contractors, subcontractors, vendors, BOC, and other outsiders
  • To oversee PMC management during the Power Plant EPCC phases
  • Contribute to set up the contract management
  • Administrate and facilitate the Power Plant contract execution
  • Evaluation and assessment of consultancies, Contractors and subcontractors
  • Assist and Facilitate Contractors/subcontractors and vendors visa, BOC and BIP applications within the Company
  • Lead and coordinate all meeting, technical workshop, and inspection with partners, BOC and MoO
  • Lead all daily, weekly and monthly progress, HSE and quality meetings
  • Coach, mentor, motivate and supervise project team members and subcontractors, and influence them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work
  • 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
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant QA/QC management policies, procedures and controls within own area, monitoring, reviewing and evaluating on a continuous basis
  • 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
  • Work closely with partners and government stakeholder in line with the applicable governance documents and contracts

Surface facility construction assignment

  • Comply with department polices, goals and strategies
  • Manage the Power Plant construction facilities
  • Monitor and report to Construction Section Head of project details, including progress, risks and opportunities in a timely manner
  • Supervises and approves the development of Power Plant Projects Execution Plan and its implementation plus ensuring Lessons Learned are properly documented throughout the life of the project
  • To identify the Critical path activities and provide an appropriate control measurement

People & Contractor Management

  • Establish the Power Plant project organization, define roles and responsibilities and manage the activities and work performed by direct reports
  • Manage and oversee the project team that including PMT, PMC, contractor, subcontractor and third parties
  • Manage the activities and work performed by Contractors and Suppliers. Build good relationships with key stakeholders
  • 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 overview of contractor’s strengths and weaknesses and intervene as and when required exercising contractual rights
  • Contribute to project CSR strategy development and execution

Budget, Cost and Reports

  • Plan and monitor Power Plant project work through reporting, analysis and identifying variances from the plans
  • Liaises with planning team to ensure an appropriate recovery plan in place
  • Communicate critical issues to the Construction Section Head in a timely manner with proposed solutions.
  • Inform project team of reaching important project milestones
  • Participate on preparing department VOWD

Tender, Evaluation and Award

  • Participate into CS, TBE, CBE preparation when required
  • To report exception to management to get advice and instruction

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, Project Consultancy Team
  • Asset Management Team, HSSE, Contracts & Procurement
  • Drilling, Logistics, Operations & Maintenance


  • Partners, Basra Oil Company (BOC), Ministry of Oil (MoO)
  • Contractors, Vendors, Third Party inspectors & Service providers
  • Construction and EPC Contractors

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

Reports to

  • Surface Facilities Manager 


  • Surface Facilities


  • E&P

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

Power Plant Project Manager

Long Term Contract
more than 10 years of experience

Published on 2 Mar 2023