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Head of Project Management

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Energy, Oil & Gas
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  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Salary:
  • Job reference: 2019-14053_1555516750

Job Description

WorleyParsons is recruiting a Head of Project Management & Project Controls to join our Project Delivery Team in Aberdeen City Centre on a full-time, permanent basis.

The Head of Project Management & Project Controls role will be primarily based in the Aberdeen Regional office, but will require to be mobile to support the growing business portfolio and to other regional offices both within the UK and overseas as well as offshore & site visits as part of the management schedule
Primary Expectations

  • Form a major part of the Project Delivery Leadership team.
  • Drive the Project Managers & Engineers teams to deliver the highest standard that fully meets our client's requirements
  • Drive the Project Teams to deliver in a Predictable and Efficient manner
  • Ensure all projects are delivered in line with agreed budgets, man-hours and schedules
  • Ensure More4 Less is considered and executed in all relevant projects and contracts
  • "Build It, Buy It, Operate it" ethos within project delivery
  • Ensure construction and commissioning phasing, sequencing and systemisation requirements are clearly defined
  • Maximise resource utilisation with the PM&C function
    Ensure compliance with all mandatory & fundamental procedures
  • Own all the relevant PM&C procedures and ensure they are relevant and up-to date
  • Drive & develop improvement initiatives and targets
  • Support delivery and Improvement Beyond Zero HSSE goals and objectives
  • Work closely with all functions to improve reporting and planning
  • Provide active & visible leadership to the Project Management & Controls functional personnel
  • Support development opportunities with Project Management & Controls function

Key Accountabilities:

  • Recommend / Agree Project Execution Strategy within "Identify" and "Acquire" phase
  • Define execution strategies for projects and support PM's to deliver against these.
  • Define Resource requirements and allocation across all Operational delivery streams
  • Management and oversight of all Project Management & Controls operations
  • Ensure identification and management of project risks within tenders and projects
  • Agree Project Assurance Plans
  • Drive and manage resource utilisation against agreed targets
  • Develop and deploy common Project Management and Controls processes across the business
  • Develop and deploy More4Less Processes relevant to functional are
  • Work with SCM, Engineering and Construction and develop strategic relationships
  • Attract, retain, develop and manage project management and controls talent pools including input into performance reviews and managing career paths
  • Develop Project Management and Project Controls competency frameworks
  • Develop Project Management & Project Controls training requirements and support new training content
  • Drive Implementation of Workshare Framework
  • Undertake Project Sponsorship as required
  • Develop and deploy Risk Management strategies across the business
  • Undertake Project Assurance and Readiness reviews with other functions
  • Provide functional leadership to the Project Management and Project Controls personnel within the business

Prime responsibilities:

  • Ensure all Projects / Contracts have an established project execution plan. To include definition on project objectives and strategies, work scope, risk and opportunities, overall work plan and schedule, financial plan, quality and safety requirements etc., consistent with the terms of the respective Contract
  • Ensuring the Contract / Project Managers are administering the client contractual agreements, especially in relation to change management.
  • Ensuring the Contract / Project Managers are administering of the contract agreements with its subcontractors whereby company and Client interests are protected and costs are managed.
  • The maintaining of close contact with respective Clients throughout the project to ensure satisfactory reaction to Client's needs or criticisms.
  • The monitoring and control of project performance against budget, schedule, and quality and safety requirements using appropriate control tools and reporting of same to Project Delivery Director and Operations Directors.
  • Review and analysis of the regular project progress and cost reports.
  • Ensure new projects are established and set up to meet the requirements of the Project Delivery model.
  • Support business development in the marketing of the business with existing and new clients.
  • Lead the development and introduction of Project Management & Controls best practice
  • Manage alignment of systems with PM Delivery Framework
  • Set agenda, expectations and chair Project Reviews and hold PMs to account for project status.
  • Ownership of Project Monthly reporting requirements
  • Support and provide mentoring to Project Managers and Engineers
  • Facilitate sharing of best practice and lessons learned between projects
  • Best Practice development in change management, Earned Value Analysis, Knowledge Management, Probabilistic Schedule and Cost analysis
  • Plan, organise, develop and manage the personnel and resources within the PM function, including, input to the PDR process and appropriate reward mechanisms
  • Management and technical support to HR Recruitment process to fulfil the business needs.
  • Setting and assuring the competency standards of the PM & PC personnel
  • Manage the Training and Development needs of the PM & PC function including introduction of APM / PMI certification
  • Appoint PM resources to act as Pursuit Leader for proposals and where appropriate take on this role personally
  • Establish and introduce consistent Project Execution Plans into tenders / proposals.
  • Ensure project management 'tool box' is continually reviewed for alignment to project delivery needs. ie. PM systems, cost

Role Requirements:

Qualifications

  • Degree or equivalent in appropriate subject
  • Member of relevant Project Management body i.e. APM or equivalent
  • Chartered Enginee
  • MBA (or equivalent)
  • Offshore Survival
  • Offshore Medical

Experience

  • Leading & managing multidiscipline projects through all phases of engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning & close out
  • Leading and managing different projects and contracts incl Brownfield Projects, Greenfield projects, Ops Mods contracts
  • Experienced in Project Management, Contract Management, Project Engineering, Project controls
  • Experienced in management of multi-discipline teams
  • Experienced in co-ordinating & interfacing with functional teams
  • Experienced in co-ordinating & controlling team delivery in accordance with agreed cost, schedule & change without compromising SHEQ standards
  • Experienced in developing & maintaining good relationships with client and sub-contractors
  • Experience in working both as Contractor and Client / Operator
  • Experience in co-ordinating and support Business Leadership teams
  • Experience is facilitation of project review and risk review sessions
  • Knowledge and understanding of Health, Safety and Environmental responsibilities
  • Ability to review clients Scopes of Work for completeness and clarity of intent.
  • Ability to manage a tender process and develop successful execution strategies
  • Ability to manage preparation of Project Control Estimates, review and approve same
  • Ability to review, critique and analysis project schedules & cost estimates
  • Ability to create / develop Project Management and Project Controls Procedures and Guidelines

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