Head, Projects at an Oil and Gas Servicing Firm – KPMG Nigeria

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Lagos


KPMG - Our client, an Oil and Gas Servicing Firm is recruiting suitable candidates to fill the position below:

Job Title: Head, Projects

Location: Lagos
Job Type: Full Time
Sector: Oil and Gas


  • Our client is looking for a Head Projects who will lead and direct cross-functional teams responsible for delivering projects on time, maintaining budget, and delivering quality results.
  • The role oversees the planning, organization, execution, and monitoring of various projects in line with agreed service expectations and propositions.
  • The role is responsible for developing specialised project capabilities and ensuring that the business is able to seamlessly execute complex and routine projects.

Skills and Capabilities

  • Participate in the articulation of the overall business strategy and plan as well as the translation of these plans into function implications.
  • Take ownership for the development of plans, programs, and initiatives to be executed by the projects team in line with the overall business strategy and agenda.
  • Communicate the business and functional plans to team members ensuring proper understanding of implications and expectations across board.
  • Work closely with the BD/Commercial team to identify, respond to and negotiate opportunities. Provide critical inputs in the contract development stages.
  • Ensure proper translation of awarded contracts/agreements into detailed work plans and packages. Oversee the assignment of responsibilities, the establishment and mobilization of the project team
  • Oversee the instatement of relevant project delivery protocols including the agreements of performance expectations and the monitoring of project performance on an on-going basis.
  • Define project start-up priorities and instigate generation of lower-level plans and deliverable
  • documents by the team.
  • Ensure the institution and maintenance of effective Quality, Health, Safety and Environmental standards across projects, drive compliance through proactive monitoring, anticipation, and mitigation of safety risks.
  • Work closely with various stakeholder groups ensuring proper engagement with a view to ensure sustained and mutually beneficial interactions.
  • Manage key client relations and interfaces. Manage existing relations and, identify and onboard new strategic relationships.
  • Oversee management of all project economics ensuring alignment with plan and project profitability objectives.
  • Ensure adherence to agreed change control protocol and proper sign off on and documentation of variations prior to commitment.
  • Provide strategic leadership and guidance to team, ensuring effective management of team dynamics and performance.
  • Stay in tune with relevant trends, ensuring key opportunities and impact points are transmitted to appropriate parties in the business.
  • Continually refine processes with a view to drive continuous improvement and value to the client and business.
  • Work closely with HR to ensure concerted effort to develop critical discriminating competencies in the projects team.


  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Business Administration or equivalent from an accredited university
  • Minimum of 10 years of post-qualification experience; 5 of which must have been spent at Strategic level in project management.
  • EPC, Oil & Gas, or relevant industry experience
  • Exposure to high capital value projects in a multi-disciplined environment
  • Membership of relevant professional bodies including either of Prince 2 or PMP certifications
  • Significant Project, Construction, Field Engineering and/or Contract Management experience in EPCOM industry and a deep understanding of sector dynamics, competitive forces, etc.
  • Exceptional program/project management skills.
  • Demonstrable ability to drive results and accountability of business needs.
  • Strong business and financial acumen.
  • Advanced skills in customer relationship building, facilitation, and matrix management.
  • Demonstrable skill in creating and managing budgets including justification, prioritization, optimization, forecasting, and reporting.
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills to manage a large, diverse team of technical managerial/supervisory, professional, and support staff.
  • Superior ability to analyze and troubleshoot complex problems and make sound decisions.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Detail orientated and work in a time-conscious and time-effective manner.
  • Sound Conflict Resolution, Coaching & Mentoring skills
  • In-depth technical knowledge of product lines and associated systems.
  • Microsoft Suite Proficiency.
  • Ability to anticipate events and develop adaptive strategies / remedies.
  • Knowledge and experience working with Regulators and site audits.
  • Good Interpersonal skills to influence and spur change, facilitate, and enhance performance within a cross – functional environment.
  • Must be courageous in taking hard decisions consistent with personal convictions and in the overall interest of the Company,
  • High level of resilience, determination and creativity- all channelled towards ensuring opportunities deliver/ exceed performance expectations.
  • Must exhibit high energy level – self-starter.
  • Demonstrable maturity, pragmatic, and flexible approach with strong commercial judgement.
  • Must be a creative strategist with excellent organizational abilities.

Other Information:
Key Performance Indicators:


  • Consistent delivery of projects along established parameters and guidelines
  • Effectiveness of Improvement Changes made on Business Processes
  • Business Performance against Industry Benchmarks
  • Expertise delivered in accomplishing complex Project Objectives
  • Ability to manage remote project personnel satisfactorily.


  • Percentage increase in booked margin on completed projects
  • Business Performance against Industry Benchmarks


  • Customer Satisfaction Levels

Business Process:

  • Rate of improvement of Business Processes
  • Percentage Achievement of Organisational Mission/Vision

To apply for this job please visit apps.ng.kpmg.com.