Projects Director (Offshore Projects) in Nigeria
Nigeria Allowances : 45% uplift to the basic salary, local per diem as per local policy, car and driver, accomodation, school fees if family status. Either
Projects Director (Offshore Projects) based in Nigeria :
Start date : Aug / Sept 19
Expected to work 6 days a week
Rotations : 10 weeks on 3 weeks off if on a single status, 15 weeks on 3 weeks off if on a couple or family status
Allowances : 45% uplift to the basic salary, local per diem as per local policy, car and driver
If on family status it will be offered an apartment and payment of school fees for children between 4 to 18 years old
If on a single status could be either on the guesthouse or on an apartment
Will be responsible for leading teams to deliver offshore project(s) that span across one or more business units. Manage resources, schedules, financials and adhere to control guidelines throughout the full systems development life cycle.
This also includes management of issues, risks and project change requests to ensure successful and on-time project delivery.
Contribute to process improvement initiatives as it relates to improving project delivery.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Provide leadership for offshore project team by building and motivating team members to meet project goals, adhering to their responsibilities and project milestones
Full project life cycle ownership : successful project delivery will include full implementation from initiation to deployment for one major or several minor initiatives simultaneously
Manage all aspects of multiple related projects to ensure the overall program is aligned to and directly supports the achievement of strategic objectives
Report on project success criteria results, metrics, test and deployment management activities
Work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment demonstrating teamwork, innovation and excellence
Participate in establishing practices, templates, policies, tools and partnerships to expand and mature these capabilities for the organization
Prepare estimates and detailed project plan for all phases of the project
Procure adequate resources to achieve project objectives in planned timeframes
Manage the day-to-day project activities and resources and chairs the project management team meetings
Monitor staff performance and complete performance reviews
Provide status reporting regarding project milestones, deliverable, dependencies, risks and issues, communicating across leadership
Understand interdependencies between technology, operations and business needs
Demonstrate a functional acumen to support how solutions will address client goals while maintaining alignment with industry best practices
Manage project scope and changes
Participate and / or drive feasibility studies, vendor selections and proposals for evaluation by appropriate key stakeholders
Act as an internal quality control check for the project
Manage ongoing quality control and participate in quality issue resolution
Assist in dispute, negotiation, arbitration or litigation, as needed
Support formal / informal schedules to manage the engagement contract
Define the Statement of Work and Specifications for the requested goods and services
Develop and manage all aspects of project and program engagement from planning, external vendor relationships, communications, resources, budget, change, risks and issues
Set and continually manage project and program expectations while delegating and managing deliverable with team members and stakeholders
Required Skills and Education
Strong leadership, diplomatic and motivational skills including the ability to lead up, across and down multiple business and technology organizations
Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment demonstrating teamwork, innovation and excellence
Build and maintain relationships by engaging business leaders to establish credibility, solve problems, build consensus and achieve objectives
Excellent leadership, communication (written, verbal and presentation) and interpersonal skills
Self-motivated, decisive, with the ability to adapt to change and competing demands
Research best practices within and outside the organization to establish benchmark data and use continuous process improvement disciplines to achieve results
Experience drafting and submitting budget proposals and recommending subsequent budget changes where necessary
Experience in successfully leading projects and programs to on-time, on-schedule and within budget close
Experience leading, motivating and managing various project and program team sizes, including internal and external resources, while holding team accountable for performance
Strong experience presenting to executive sponsors and demonstrated communication skills; both written and oral with technical and non-
technical staff, all levels of management
Experience influencing and gaining buy-in from executives, team members, stakeholders and peers
Team-building skills with technical and non-technical staff
Experience working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
Flexible with proven ability to conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities
Technically competent with various software programs.
Facilitates team and client meetings effectively.
Holds regular status meetings with the Project departments.
Keeps Project team well informed of changes within the organization and general corporate news.
Delivers engaging, informative, well-organized presentations.
Resolves and / or escalates issues in a timely fashion.
Understands how to communicate difficult / sensitive information tactfully.
10+ years of project management experience, including tracking and planning projects
10+ years of experience working with business stakeholders within a cross-functional matrix environment
3+ years of experience with full product lifecycle with understanding of development lifecycle and various technology methodologies that support that lifecycle
Proven ability to demonstrate a drive for results and accountability of business needs
Proven ability to work in an ambiguous environment and collaborate across multiple areas in order to achieve a common business objective
Interpersonal skills to influence and spur change, facilitate and enhance performance within a cross - functional environment
Demonstrate decisiveness in resolving business problems, making decisions and identifying priorities
Problem Identifier and Solver
Handle Multiple Priorities
Written and Verbal Communication
Will to Succeed
Team Management Skills
Ability to understand situations (strategic pertinence and anticipation)
Good communication skills (ability to understand and make himself / herself understood)
Strong Leadership and communication skills required Teamwork
Master’s degree or equivalent (16-years of education) in Engineering or related discipline from a reputable local or foreign university duly recognized
15 years of experience as Project Director within the oilo and gas industry out of which 6 years could be as Project Director on offshore projects are required.
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