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  • Challenging Careers at Saipem Contracting

  • Posted on: 29 April, 2014 Deadline: 13 May, 2014
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  • Saipem is an international player, one of the best balanced turnkey contractors in the Energy Sector and a leader in the provision of Engineering, Procurement, Project Management and Construction Services, with unique capabilities in designing and executing large scale onshore and offshore projects. Saipem has a strong bias for operating in deep water and remote areas. It has significant technological competence in new Energy Solutions.

    SAIPEM CONTRACTING NIGERIA is seeking for a highly motivated and qualified resource to reinforce our Egina UFR team.

    Deputy Project Director/Multisystem Lead -(Egina UFR)


    Location: Port Harcourt/Lagos

    Reporting Line:

    • The Deputy Project Director/Multisystem Lead will report to Project Director and will be responsible for all project packages. These Packages will be normally be led by Package Co-coordinators and Deputy package coordinators who will report to the Project Director for the performance of their assigned
    • Packages.
    • The Deputy Project Director/Multisystem Lead will support, direct and lead those Package Co-coordinators and Deputy package coordinators reporting to him.
    • He will liaise with the client PMT and represent SCNL and its interest with the client.


    • Provides direction and leadership to SCNL policies in HSE, Quality, and project implementation.
    • Manage SCNL commercial interest in the project by conducting on-going risk assessment and risk management.
    • Coordinates and directs all Package Co-coordinators and Deputy Package coordinators to ensure full compliance with all project requirements.
    • Accountable and fully responsible in meeting project objectives and Company directions.
    • Development, management and approval of all project execution strategies.
    • Ensure all health, safety and environmental regulations are met.
    • Develop staffing and execution plans for the projects to ensure appropriate skitls/talen] are available
    • Supports SCNL efforts to find and develop local talent and the achievement of its Nigerianisation goals,
    • Management of the client and all affiliated parties to ensure commitments are understood and met.
    • Plan, organize and direct project engineering activities.
    • Review engineering and design schedules, monitor and control cost in all phases.


    • SCNL requires a seasoned, hands-on executive with large-scale project experience.
    • He or she must be an outstanding leader, must have excellent political and relationship building skills, must be a strategic thinker who clearly understands work processes and systems.
    • This person will require exemplary leadership skills and a passion for cost control and project execution.
    • He or she must be driven by a desire to meet and exceed exceptionally challenging objectives on time and on budget.


    • Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering /Subsea Engineering from a reputable university
    • Minimum of 15 years extensive project management experience, including management of large/mega projects.
    • Have experience in project estimating, progress reporting, project execution strategies, project risk management, financial reporting, team building and workforce management.
    • Specific experience oversea for renowned clients will be an advantage.
    • Has demonstrated an overall knowledge of project planning and execution management.
    • Experience should include various phases of project implementation.
    • Experience dealing in lump sum and/or reimbursable contracting either from the owner or the EPIC side.
    • In-depth understanding of industry and regulatory standards and design criteria.
    • Extensive knowledge of a variety of standard project management methodologies and techniques, and of principles and practices of area of specialization.
    • In-depth knowledge of cost and schedule impacts.
    • International experience would be an asset.
    • Thorough understanding of EPIC execution and man-hours for delivery of professional services.
    • Excellent grounding in construction and alternative execution methods.

    Personal Characteristics

    • Excellent leadership and team skills.
    • Able to motivate a dynamic fast-paced team.
    • Good attention to detail.
    • Thrives on accepting responsibility and accountability.
    • Ability to clearly communicate, and/of give direction, to multiple internal and external stakeholders in a complex and fast-paced environment.

    Method of Application

    Qualified Persons should submit their applications by mail to using Ref: EGINAMTPD as the subject of the application. Application closes 2 weeks from the date of this advert.

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