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Topsides Cost Control
Negotiable
05 January 2018



Petroplan is actively recruiting for well-known Oil & Gas company looking to add an experienced Topside Cost Control professional. Prospective candidates must have prior experience working on major topside projects. This position will be located in Houston, TX and is a 1 year contract on a day rate with possibility of extension. The standard working hours are 40 hours per week Monday to Friday.
Responsibilities:

  • Monitor and report on costs at various levels within the Topsides sub-area including by CTR, Engineering Work Package, Construction Work Package, and Contract.
  • Interface with Vendors and Scope Manager to ensure processes are followed for effective cost control.
  • Manage the Topsides Cost Control Dashboard; Aid in the development of a Cost Control System.
  • Develop Monthly Cost Reports for Senior Management that include Cost /Commitment/Cash status against Control Budget along with associate Forecast Curves.
  • Manage the various Cost Control Registers including Contingency, Purchase Order, CTR, etc.
  • Support the Change Management Process and drive other processes such as Service Tickets for effective Cost Stewardship.
  • Steward project costs and commitments within a set CCOA structure that supports Program Level Reporting.



Requirements:

  • Professional Engineer or Certified Engineering Technologist or Professional Technologist
  • 15 years of topsides Cost Control experience
  • 5 years of experience in Major Projects
  • Knowledge in cost control monitoring, cost budgeting and cost forecasting
  • Association with AACEI, PMI or the CIQS preferred
  • Practical applied experience in cost engineering
  • High level understanding of cost forecasting against Norsok Z-014
  • Candidate must possess extensive expertise in MS Excel
  • Site related Cost Control experience an asset



About Petroplan:

Petroplan is a global organisation which specialises in connecting skilled professionals with exceptional contract and permanent career opportunities throughout the oil, gas and energy industry. This has been our focus since Petroplan was formed in 1976.

Our company aim isn't to be the largest industry recruitment specialist but rather the best. As such, our recruitment services, contractor management and specialised support is tailored to meet the individual needs of candidates, contractors and clients. Petroplan's local offices across Europe, the Middle East, North America, Asia-Pacific, Africa and Australasia support projects throughout forty countries. Our client portfolio includes multi-national companies, together with niche organisations focusing on a specialist discipline or location.

For more information please feel free to visit our website http://petroplan.com

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Contracts Management Specialist
Negotiable
20 February 2018


Contracts Management Specialist - Job Description
Job Summary:


Demonstrates Skills In:
  • Business Partner Relationship Management (BPRM)
  • Category Management
  • Contract Management
  • Supplier Relationship Management (SRM)
  • Industry Acumen
  • Supplier Analysis, Screening and Selection
  • Supply Chain Management Foundation
  • Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)
  • Business Performance Measurement (KPIs)
  • Business Unit (BU) Operational Knowledge
  • Supplier Integration


Demonstrates Understanding Of:
  • Corporate Governance, Policies and Procedures
  • Negotiation
  • RFx Development and Execution
  • Spend Analysis
  • Operations Procurement
  • Risk Management
  • Sourcing Strategy
  • Contract / Procurement Law
  • Contract Administration
  • Critical Spare Parts Management (CSPM)
  • Supply Chain Management Development


Demonstrates Awareness Of:
  • Accounts Payable (AP)
  • Supply Planning / Modeling



Experience Required:
  • 5 years experience in Contract Management, Category Management, and Supply Chain Management with increasing responsibilities in various management roles.
  • Post-secondary business background preferred.
  • Experience in Oil & Gas industry preferred.


With respect to contributing to the Contract Management function:
  • Support contract management objectives to the annual objectives for the Offshore Services category in accordance with Supply Chain objectives.
  • Support development in the supply contract utilizing approved contract templates.
  • Develop tools outlining responsibilities in the contract to all relevant parties.
  • Provide feedback to the Category Manager with regards to negotiated outcomes as to acceptance within the environment.
  • Provide guidance, coaching, and support to internal customers with regards to contract management activities.
  • Report all contract compliance discrepancies, highlighting repeat offences, to the Category Management Leadership team.
  • Respond to, and if appropriate escalate, all internal and external contract inquires.
  • Resolve issues escalated by users and / or suppliers as it relates to contract management and provide recommended solutions for issues requiring Category Management leadership support.
  • Manage the contract change request process when triggered.
  • Monitor contract expiry, notifying the appropriate Category Manager with sufficient notice in accordance with policies and procedures.
  • Manage the contract close-out process for the respective supply contracts.
  • Manage the warranty claim process.
  • Monitor performance related to contract terms.
  • Monitor supplier performance related to contract terms.
  • Participate in supplier relationship management activities when requested.
  • Provide historical information related to a supplier(s) contract compliance and performance to the appropriate resources during the sourcing process.




About Petroplan:

Petroplan is a global organisation which specialises in connecting skilled professionals with exceptional contract and permanent career opportunities throughout the oil, gas and energy industry. This has been our focus since Petroplan was formed in 1976.

Our company aim isn't to be the largest industry recruitment specialist but rather the best. As such, our recruitment services, contractor management and specialised support is tailored to meet the individual needs of candidates, contractors and clients. Petroplan's local offices across Europe, the Middle East, North America, Asia-Pacific, Africa and Australasia support projects throughout forty countries. Our client portfolio includes multi-national companies, together with niche organisations focusing on a specialist discipline or location.

For more information please feel free to visit our website http://petroplan.com

Contracts Engineer
Negotiable
20 February 2018

Position: Contracts Engineer

Location: UK

Job type: Initial 6 month day rate contract (potential extensions)

We are currently working with an expansion focused E&P business who are in the process of expanding their global presence with a lot of new ventures work. Due to this continued growth, a need has arisen within the business to add a highly experienced Contracts Engineer to their exploration division to assist with the ongoing and upcoming projects in the western hemisphere.

In this position, you will act as the focal point for all Contract activities within the business from the office but also new venture locations. You will be the lead in preparation of ITT documents, evaluation and recommendations, drafting of contract documents and approvals as well as post award contract management support.

Suitable candidates will be a driven, autonomous, self-motivated supply chain professional who is passionate and hungry to succeed, with a good command of the English & Spanish languages.

The ideal candidate will be fluent in Spanish, with significant experience working on drilling contracts in a number of global locations. Also working within small - midsized independent E&P operators is preferred. This position will require occasional international travel.

About Petroplan:

Petroplan is a global organisation which specialises in connecting skilled professionals with exceptional contract and permanent career opportunities throughout the oil, gas and energy industry. This has been our focus since Petroplan was formed in 1976.

Our company aim isn't to be the largest industry recruitment specialist but rather the best. As such, our recruitment services, contractor management and specialised support is tailored to meet the individual needs of candidates, contractors and clients. Petroplan's local offices across Europe, the Middle East, North America, Asia-Pacific, Africa and Australasia support projects throughout forty countries. Our client portfolio includes multi-national companies, together with niche organisations focusing on a specialist discipline or location.

For more information please feel free to visit our website http://petroplan.com

Subsea Structural Engineer
Negotiable
16 February 2018


Our client, a large Oil & Gas organisation is looking to add a Subsea Structural Engineer, based in St. John's NL. Candidates need to based locally.


This is a 1 year independent contract that is expected to be extended for 2.5 years depending on the progress of the project, needs of the business etc. This is a Monday to Friday, 8-5 office position based in St. John's, NL but will require frequent local travel to fabrication sites.

Key Responsibilities:
* Assist the Subsea Projects Team with the design and fabrication of subsea manifold structures, including associated testing, inspections, loadout and installation, as required.
* Manage contractor design in accordance with industry codes, standards and design guidelines, client specifications and project scope of work.
* Lead the review of contractor design documentation including detailed design reports, equipment specifications, data sheets and Material Take Offs.
* Provide day to day support for projects where required including internal progress reporting.
* Travel to and from fabrication sites/facilitates to review or oversee scope progress when required (estimated once or twice per week)
* Promote positive safety culture.

Requirments:
* Minimum of 10 years related experience in offshore oil and gas development/operations.
* Bachelor's Degree or Masters of Science in Engineering.
* Professional Engineering Designation.
* Fabrication site and/or shop experience.
* Aware of all relevant codes and standards applicable to subsea structures design and fabrication.
* Extensive knowledge and understanding of CNLOPB regulatory requirements.
* Excellent communication, leadership and problem-solving skills.
* Demonstrated ability to work closely with teams of engineering staff and contractors.
* Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively within a team and with others outside the formal organization.
* Proficiency in MS Office applications.
* Highly developed written and verbal communication skills.
* High goals and standards for self with personal commitment to maintaining professional competency through continuing education, training and development.

Nice to Haves:
* Design and/or design verification experience including interfacing with Certifying Authority.
* Familiarity with the industry governing specifications for all aspects of subsea structural design and fabrication in Newfoundland and Labrador.
* Experience with managing project interfaces, both internal and external.
* Previous experience and/or qualifications with welding qualification and testing.
* Experience with the integration of controls hardware.
* Experience with Factory Acceptance Testing and Site Integration Testing for subsea structures and systems

About Petroplan:

Petroplan is a global organisation which specialises in connecting skilled professionals with exceptional contract and permanent career opportunities throughout the oil, gas and energy industry. This has been our focus since Petroplan was formed in 1976.

Our company aim isn't to be the largest industry recruitment specialist but rather the best. As such, our recruitment services, contractor management and specialised support is tailored to meet the individual needs of candidates, contractors and clients. Petroplan's local offices across Europe, the Middle East, North America, Asia-Pacific, Africa and Australasia support projects throughout forty countries. Our client portfolio includes multi-national companies, together with niche organisations focusing on a specialist discipline or location.

For more information please feel free to visit our website http://petroplan.com

Mechanical Technician
Negotiable
15 February 2018

POSITION: Senior Mechanical Commissioning Technician LOCATION: Field Based, CHAD SCHEDULE: 28/28

Key responsibilities:

Reporting to the Commissioning Manager, (in conjunction with the Maintenance Superintendent & Field Superintendent), the Senior Mechanical Commissioning Technician is responsible to provide:

Commissioning expertise on behalf of Chad Operations & Maintenance Management within a green field and brown field project environment as the Senior Mechanical Commissioning Technician as required.

Collaborative development of detailed Mechanical Commissioning Procedures and Commissioning Plans in conjunction with the Operations Services Function Group, Construction Group and Operations Group in accordance with recognised industry, ISO international and Company standards.

Provide leading operations guidance to ensure that the pre-commissioning, commissioning and start-up of facilities is seamless and delivered in a prescribed manor in preparation for RFO (Ready for Operations).

Facilitate a co-operative working arena within the Project Business Unit and other functional support groups.

Remain current with knowledge and understanding of industry operating standards, practices and technology.

Provide the opportunity for CA&A (Competency Assessment & Assurance) based training of national staff throughout the course of the commissioning process in conjunction with the Operations Maintenance & Production Departments as outlined in the company training plan.

Detailed Description:

Experience in Emergency Response as part of an Emergency Response Team within Production Operations & Maintenance (on-shore & off-shore).

Competent in the preparation of commissioning planning and reporting documentation

Competent in understanding and explaining related documentation (P&ID's, Piping isometric drawings, construction plans, Plant integrity and inspection procedures and planning, installation and start-up of rotating equipment (centrifugal, & PD Pumps, Prime-movers, Diesel and Gas reciprocating engines), Gas compression facilities, Fired heaters, Vessels and associated process isolation Valve systems

Competent in troubleshooting and interrogating rotating equipment performance.

Track record in developing and working within matrix-type functional support organisational structure.

Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and in a remote fast-changing developing environment.

Experience within oil/gas field operations and/ or project based facilities development covering well sites, gathering systems and manifolds, testing facilities, production facilities and production operations, in a multi-national commissioning operations team.

Experience with plant upgrading and general process optimisation.

Supervises: Assigned discipline Mechanical commissioning technicians as required. The position also requires the 'on the job' training of junior trainee Technicians in accordance with the company Competency Assessment & Assurance training plan in conjunction with the Maintenance/ Production and Training Departments.

Duties:

Demonstrate leadership skills in a commissioning environment

Access to technical and operations networks in the industry

Implementation and sharing best practice

Sound knowledge of technical, operating, safety and legal requirements and standards relevant to the oil and gas industry

Ability to function in a matrix structure with construction, maintenance, engineering and training departments and peers located at site, in country and possibly in an engineering office environment in London and other contractor engineering locations

Extreme cultural sensitivity required in order to integrate in a multi-cultural and multi-national environment.

Essential Abilities:

Ability to master new techniques unique to upstream operations

Sound understanding of Mechanical commissioning processes and procedures

Demonstrated ability to coach and mentor national disciplined staff in commissioning best practice and procedures in accordance with industry Competency Assessment & Assurance training practices

Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills at all levels

Proven track record of commissioning and Integrity based background in the oil & gas industry

Track record in international Oil & Gas Facilities Maintenance & Operations

Effective understanding and sensitivity for cultural diversity.

Minimum Qualifications:

Potential candidates interested in the Senior Mechanical Technician position MUST meet the following requirements:

HND/ HNC or relevant qualification in a Mechanical engineering discipline

Emergency Management & Control Competent

Current qualification in CA&A (Competency Assessment and Assurance) Training assessment and verification to OPITO/NVQ Standard



About Petroplan:

Petroplan is a global organisation which specialises in connecting skilled professionals with exceptional contract and permanent career opportunities throughout the oil, gas and energy industry. This has been our focus since Petroplan was formed in 1976.

Our company aim isn't to be the largest industry recruitment specialist but rather the best. As such, our recruitment services, contractor management and specialised support is tailored to meet the individual needs of candidates, contractors and clients. Petroplan's local offices across Europe, the Middle East, North America, Asia-Pacific, Africa and Australasia support projects throughout forty countries. Our client portfolio includes multi-national companies, together with niche organisations focusing on a specialist discipline or location.

For more information please feel free to visit our website http://petroplan.com

Lead Process Safety Engineer
Negotiable
14 February 2018


The Lead Process Safety Engineer will be responsible for all aspects of Process Safety engineering activity on an offshore project in the Caspian region.

  • Working with the Engineering Contractor during FEED and long lead procurement phases of the Project, providing technical integrity assurance in the delivery of the Process Safety scope of work, as well as input to the overall project and engineering decisions. The incumbent will be responsible for the planning of any future stages of the work for the Process Safety discipline.
  • Key attributes involve a working knowledge of all relevant codes, standards, and regulations that pertain to the design of the facility, significant experience in relevant discipline engineering position. Individual to have a high level of technical competence and comfortable playing a lead discipline role in a multi-discipline engineering team.

  • Experience in design safety in front end engineering design and detailed design, EPMS Contractor experience on major Projects. Drilling Engineering experience will be a further benefit. A broad experience in terms of the various aspects of design and Process safety is required.

  • Track record of delivery and able to demonstrate effective project technical management and leadership skills.

  • An ability to assess a design and identify what could go wrong and how severe any possible consequences may be, using engineering judgement.

  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills. Ability to lead through influencing others. Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the project team, Contractors and leadership team.

  • A self-starter and pragmatic decision maker, willing to challenge and ensure engineering value is delivered.

About Petroplan:

Petroplan is a global organisation which specialises in connecting skilled professionals with exceptional contract and permanent career opportunities throughout the oil, gas and energy industry. This has been our focus since Petroplan was formed in 1976.

Our company aim isn't to be the largest industry recruitment specialist but rather the best. As such, our recruitment services, contractor management and specialised support is tailored to meet the individual needs of candidates, contractors and clients. Petroplan's local offices across Europe, the Middle East, North America, Asia-Pacific, Africa and Australasia support projects throughout forty countries. Our client portfolio includes multi-national companies, together with niche organisations focusing on a specialist discipline or location.

For more information please feel free to visit our website http://petroplan.com

IT Audit and Compliance Consultant
US$50 - US$100 per hour
14 February 2018


The Role - A consulting opportunity within IT Audit and Compliance


Location - Houston, TX


Duration - 6-7 months


Company - Multinational Oil and Gas company


We are looking for 1-2 people who have internal controls experience and who may have worked on a SOX compliance program previously.
Compliance and evaluation activities associated with similar projects.
Please do get in touch if you have a IT Audit and Compliance background, have SOX/Sarbanes experience and are interested in a consulting role.

About Petroplan:

Petroplan is a global organisation which specialises in connecting skilled professionals with exceptional contract and permanent career opportunities throughout the oil, gas and energy industry. This has been our focus since Petroplan was formed in 1976.

Our company aim isn't to be the largest industry recruitment specialist but rather the best. As such, our recruitment services, contractor management and specialised support is tailored to meet the individual needs of candidates, contractors and clients. Petroplan's local offices across Europe, the Middle East, North America, Asia-Pacific, Africa and Australasia support projects throughout forty countries. Our client portfolio includes multi-national companies, together with niche organisations focusing on a specialist discipline or location.

For more information please feel free to visit our website http://petroplan.com

Test Technician II
Negotiable
05 February 2018

Test Technician II
Location: Houston, TX


Our client is one of the world's largest oil field service companies and is looking to hire a dedicated Test Technician for their team. The ideal candidate will have working experience successfully testing motors, pumps and seals.

Test Technician Job Description

  • Test new and used equipment including seals, motors and pumps
  • Identify problems and communicate issues to the testing manager
  • This position will train new Test Shop Operators
  • Perform initial maintenance checks through appropriate processes
  • Must understand all lines (and brands) of equipment (motors, seals, or pumps), using proper processes and procedures
  • Through experience, looks for repeatability in successive tests. Job tasks, correctly performed, impact indirectly on cost containment, efficiency, profitability or operations
  • Skills are typically acquired through successful completion of high school or similar education and 2 years of experience
  • Promotes safety awareness and environmental consciousness, and complies with all applicable safety and environmental procedures and regulations
  • Ensures compliance with Health, Safety, and Environmental (HSE) regulations and guidelines



All applicants must be eligible to work for any US employer without sponsorship.

About Petroplan:

Petroplan is a global organisation which specialises in connecting skilled professionals with exceptional contract and permanent career opportunities throughout the oil, gas and energy industry. This has been our focus since Petroplan was formed in 1976.

Our company aim isn't to be the largest industry recruitment specialist but rather the best. As such, our recruitment services, contractor management and specialised support is tailored to meet the individual needs of candidates, contractors and clients. Petroplan's local offices across Europe, the Middle East, North America, Asia-Pacific, Africa and Australasia support projects throughout forty countries. Our client portfolio includes multi-national companies, together with niche organisations focusing on a specialist discipline or location.

For more information please feel free to visit our website http://petroplan.com

Environmental Specialist
Negotiable
05 February 2018


Our client, a Major owner/operator within the Petro-chem Industy, is seeking an experienced Environmental Filed Tech within Louisiana.
Suitable candidates will come from a environmental / regulatory background and ideally with commissioning experience of large scale refineries and petro-chem facilities.
Seeking candidates with at least 5 x years industry experience.
Role will be working closely with the client EPC and validating environmental policies / guidelines.
This is a contract opening located near Lake Charles, Louisiana.

About Petroplan:

Petroplan is a global organisation which specialises in connecting skilled professionals with exceptional contract and permanent career opportunities throughout the oil, gas and energy industry. This has been our focus since Petroplan was formed in 1976.

Our company aim isn't to be the largest industry recruitment specialist but rather the best. As such, our recruitment services, contractor management and specialised support is tailored to meet the individual needs of candidates, contractors and clients. Petroplan's local offices across Europe, the Middle East, North America, Asia-Pacific, Africa and Australasia support projects throughout forty countries. Our client portfolio includes multi-national companies, together with niche organisations focusing on a specialist discipline or location.

For more information please feel free to visit our website http://petroplan.com

Contracts Manager
Negotiable
02 February 2018


Petroplan are seeking an experienced Contracts Manager with prior working knowledge of managing a large scale EPC contracts for major Projects within the US.


Job Overview
The Contracts Manager will be responsible for managing both the EPC and various sub-contractors for the Owner/Client on a major petro-chem Project in the Gulf Coast region. Will be responsible for assisting with the PMT (Project Management Team) in all aspects of contracts administration.


Responsibilities

  • Managing day-to-day contractual needs for the EPC and various subcontractors
  • Advise the PMT on all contract matters
  • Review and ensure accuracy for all invoices submitted for approval
  • Draft, evaluate, negotiate and execute contracts
  • Deveop RFP's and oversee process
  • Maintain supplier relationships and act as SME (Subject Matter Expert) for all contractual matters
  • Complete contract close-out, extension or renewal as appropriate


Experience / Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree - Preferably in Supply Chain / Engineering / Construction / Business
  • Minimum of 10 x yrs experience required within Oil & Gas / Petro-Chem field
  • Minimum of 5 x yrs experience working as a Contracts Manager
  • Preference to candidates with an Owner/Operator background
  • Excellent negotiation skills along with communication, problem solving and decision making abilities
  • Ideal candidate will have professional certification such as; CPM - CPSM - PMP - etc.

About Petroplan:

Petroplan is a global organisation which specialises in connecting skilled professionals with exceptional contract and permanent career opportunities throughout the oil, gas and energy industry. This has been our focus since Petroplan was formed in 1976.

Our company aim isn't to be the largest industry recruitment specialist but rather the best. As such, our recruitment services, contractor management and specialised support is tailored to meet the individual needs of candidates, contractors and clients. Petroplan's local offices across Europe, the Middle East, North America, Asia-Pacific, Africa and Australasia support projects throughout forty countries. Our client portfolio includes multi-national companies, together with niche organisations focusing on a specialist discipline or location.

For more information please feel free to visit our website http://petroplan.com

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