Most Recent Oando Nigeria Plc Cruitment for Asset Manager, Senior Integrated Activity/Operations Planner

Oando Plc is one of Africa's largest integrated energy solutions providers with a proud heritage. It has a primary listing on the Nigerian Stock Exchange and a secondary listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.With shared values of Teamwork, Respect, Integrity, Passion and Professionalism (TRIPP), the Oando Group comprises six companies who are leaders in their market. At Oando, we always on the look out for highly skilled, enthusiastic and dedicated people who can contribute to our continuing success.

Oando Nigeria Limited is recruiting for the position of:
Job Title: Senior Integrated Activity/Operations Planner

Vacancy Code: SIAP///954
Department: Operations

Vacancy Description
The purpose of this role is to coordinate, analyse, review, publish and cascade all integrated activity plans (IAP), rolling activity plans (RAP), Short – Long term drilling sequences (STDS, MTDS, LTDS), and project delivery schedules, ensuring collaboration between all stakeholders in the delivery of integrated plans to ensure optimum execution & delivery of onshore, offshore & deep water activities in compliance with appropriate procedures and regulations internal & external. The incumbent will be accountable for developing & integrating the planning process and tools in line with best industry standards of practice.

Key Performance Indicators:

    Manage the communication chain to deliver planning, scheduling and forecasting information.
    Review recent production information and develop production forecasts (7-day, 28-day, 3-month and 1-year) for sales production accounting group.

Essential Function

    Deliver and maintain consistent and realistic integrated plans and control structures for OER
    Develop the activities, logic, resources and progress for the activities & plans from capital projects, OPEX projects, to shutdown requirements.
    Accountable for the planning and execution of the IAP process.
    Raise the profile and role of integrated activity planning across the company in delivering operational excellence.
    Embed IAP as a business tool for driving improvements in planning performance.
    Demonstrate the effectiveness of IAP through KPIs and metrics, driving improvements in the performance of supporting systems and processes.
    Identify opportunities for improving forecasting, resource allocation and the execution of activities through improvements in integrated activity planning.
    Accountable for optimum utilization of appropriate planning tools e.g. Primavera, to enable efficient execution of the IAP process.
    Responsible for actively managing & interface with all stakeholders (e.g. project managers, Department Heads, Delivery managers and planners), involved in the IAP process to ensure collaboration between planning coordinators and alignment and buy-in to the process.
    Provide leadership and coaching to all direct reports; manage performance providing regular feedback and giving guidance on improvements where necessary.
    Ensure employees have relevant training and support in developing capabilities to fulfill their roles.
    Major Contributor to organizations 5 year Business plan, ensuring annual sign-off on LTDS, Long Range IAPs, and month sign-off on latest RAP.
    Ensure operations activities that interrupt production operations are well scheduled and time span is minimized. Ensure maintenance activities have been scheduled per equipment requirements, that downtime is minimized and that all staff is aware of activities

Core Competencies:

    Proven skills in planning integrated activities / work streams / projects.
    Practical experience of planning and scheduling tools (MSP, Primavera P3 E, Pert Master etc.).
    Able to Facilitate Monthly update meeting, manage operational activities of the IAP team including integrated planning and review meetings; POB forecasting; shutdown planning; integration of 5 year plans to 1 week scheduling into IAP;
    Able to lead organized reviews of plant equipment and put contingency plans in place for various types of failures. Provide leadership and coaching
    Should possess demonstrable communication and influencing skills.
    MS Office skills.


    Degree (or equivalent, or relevant industry experience) in Engineering, Science is preferred; or other discipline qualification. 5- 8 yrs post degree.
    Planning certification or equivalent. (Will require up to 5 years industry experience) including intimate knowledge of Project delivery, engineering construction, production or maintenance functions.
    Minimum 3-5 years' experience in the oil / gas exploration and / or production industries in a similar role preferred.

2. Job Title: Asset Manager

Vacancy Code: AM///47422
Department: Operations

Job Summary
The Assets Manager position in Oando Energy Resources (OER) serves as the business manager for designated OER’s Exploration and Production (E&P) assets. The incumbent is responsible for managing and preserving the intrinsic business value of the asset(s) under his/her purview. In this capacity, he/she acts as a commercial advisor to the COO to ensure professional delivery of deals, contracts and agreements. He/She will also be required to integrate and co-ordinate the requirements and inputs of disciplines such as engineering, field operations, finance, audit and legal counsel to ensure that OER’s best interests are served and value is maximised.

The position incumbent is required to work across the boundaries of the economics, business planning, technical and other commercial disciplines to ensure timely delivery, and priority setting of the assigned commercial work whilst securing fit for purpose quality deliverables. He/She would also be required to influence the development of a commercial mind-set amongst support disciplines in key decision making processes, and deliver Cost Reduction and Production recovery in line with OER’s business Plan.

Specific Duties

    Responsible for the company’s exploration and production (E&P) interests in a number of assets/ventures were significant expenditures on new developments are projected.
    Provide commercial input into Project Opportunity Framing Sessions.
    Support in the development and design of Oando’s negotiation strategy, as well as implementation of best practises for negotiations and contracts.
    Lead and resolve negotiations with external stakeholders as appropriate Leverage value from existing commercial agreements.
    Resolve commercial/legacy issues related to existing commercial agreements and support the development and implementation of commercial input to asset strategies.
    Integrate across business functions the Oando View as input into the External Governance Meetings.
    Support and provide input to new contracts and contract renewals / extensions
    Primary Interface for monitoring/steering and interfacing with the operators as and when required so as to maximize asset value (i.e., at “optimized cost”).
    Work jointly with the operator to ensure plans and processes are adjusted appropriately to reflect a dynamic business environment.
    Processing of crude entitlement, representation at curtailments and application for Exports, Crude lifting permits.
    Responsibility for Cross fertilizing ideas and lessons learnt. Maintain database & benchmarks for $/bbl UTC- unit technical costs, UDC- unit development Costs & UOC, Unit Operating costs.
    Ensure that agreements/contracts are adequately reflecting the company’s interests and as such will have input in these documents.
    Hold overall accountability for E&P assets, the reserves development, reporting and entitlements through its lifecycle
    Ensure that developments including drilling, completion, repairs, enhancements & optimizations are planned and implemented in a safe and responsible manner.
    Ensure development and operations in E&P assets conform to company standards and industry best practices.
    JV Liaison, ensure adequate representation from OER at JV meetings, including (but not limited to) the bi-annual Technical Committee and Operating Committee (aka TCM and OCM) meetings as organized by the operator, and MACOM and TECOM meetings held with the regulators.
    Secure OER’s approval of execution, modification or termination of any contract or arrangement for the purchase, sale, lease or acquisition, disposition or administration of goods or services, if not included in annual work program or budgets.
    Responsible for Partner relationship management
    Maintain Database of asset information
    Ensure (for NOVs), alignment with agreed Corporate Annual Business plan.
    Mentor / coach junior staff
    Other duties as assigned.

Key Performance Indicators

    Annual work program and budget performance
    Actual off take of forecast equity entitlement
    Cost of operations and effectiveness of asset utilization
    Safety levels/No. & cost of industrial accidents and environmental hazards that occur
    No. & cost of regulatory fines and penalties due to non-compliance
    Customer satisfaction levels
    Effectiveness of processes & systems in enabling the business
    $/bbl benchmarks

Qualifications & Experience

    1st degree in Engineering, Finance, Investment Management, Business Administration, Economics or Accounting. MBA from a reputable institution of learning is an added advantage
    At least 12 years working experience in a broad range of positions in the upstream oil and gas industry, out of which the last 5 would have been in commercial and leadership roles.
    Has good knowledge of Petroleum Economics, Commercial Contracts and Agreements, Production Operations, Project Management, Annual Budget Planning, and Field Development Planning.
    Experienced in initiating, negotiating and closing out commercial deals, as well as maturation of hydrocarbon opportunities through the OORP.
    Ability to develop financial plans and manage resources. Ability to analyze and interpret financial data.
    Work requires professional written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to communicate and interact with officials at all levels of government and other stakeholders, and to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
    Has experience dealing with legal and regulatory environment (e.g., agreements and contracts, permits)

Knowledge and Skills Required

    A good understanding of the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry
    Subsurface and Petroleum Engineering skills
    Technical aptitude and strong analytical skills
    Concurrent multiple project management capabilities
    Proven problem solver
    Business and commercial skills
    Self-management and leadership skills
    Excellent team player and interpersonal skills
    Basic Accounting (B/Sheet, P&L analysis, key ratios)
    Entrepreneurial Skills
    Negotiation and Contract Management
    Political Savvy
    Performance Management
    Project Management
    Team playing

How to apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:

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Deadline: 13th March, 2014

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