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Project Manager

Job Requisition No.:  20327
Category:  Shore-Based

Reporting structure

Reports To:

Chief Operating Officer-Fleet

Direct Reportees:

•    Fleet Project Superintendent
•    Fleet Automation Superintendent



Job Summary and Purpose

Lead and manage the entire conversion project to modify the Main & Auxiliary Engines to allow dual fuel burning capability in addition to the existing heavy fuel oil for the NAKILAT wholly Owned Q-Flex & Q-Max LNG fleet. This in addition to compliance and improvements on the IMO regulations.
Act as Owners focal point for the project technical and commercial/ contractual matters and engage with Charterers and project stakeholders, including the JV Partners, class and other Vendors.
Manage project timeline and milestone and provide regular updates to Nakilat Senior Management on project progress and coordinate with Charterers project team.


Key Accountabilities:

1.    Lead and Manage the Conversion Project during the Pre-Award Period, which includes:
a.    Lead the Owners Project Working Group for Technical & Commercial discussions with Charterers.
b.    Responsible for the entire project administration and planning.
c.    Ensure alignment and support is obtained with Nakilat involved departments (Fleet, Legal, CB&D, JV, Supply and PR).
d.    Liaise with Charterers Project Team & Charterers’ Consultant for the purpose of technical & commercial evaluations and for System Selection.
e.    Act as sole focal point for any Owners contracted Consultant(s).
f.    Ensure that system retrofitted on all vessels is safe, reliable efficient and fit for purpose.
g.    Lead Owners Project Working Group (monthly) meetings and Provide comprehensive reporting to Senior Management, including cost control, project planning and milestones.
h.    Attend all project systems’ trials and testing as required.
i.    Maintain an effective communication with Project Stakeholders, including Contractors throughout project timeline.
j.    Assist Supply Department for tendering process and actively participate in tender evaluations & closing to ensure efficient and cost-effective selection.
k.    Assist Supply Department with Vendor negotiation and contract drafting.
l.    Maintain the environmental aspects register and Nakilat initiatives, provide regular progress report.

2.    Lead and Manage the Conversion Project during Post Award Period, which includes: 
a.    Develop Project documentation incl. followings PMP, PEP, SHEQ Plan and other RACI Chart. 
b.    Monitor Vendors’ Engineering Studies and liaise as required with Class and other regulatory bodies. 
c.    Coordinate with Vendors and Charterers’ Project Team the Final System Design and monitor the drawing approval process. 
d.    Ensure that Project execution is progressing as per project agreed milestones and keep Nakilat Senior Management fully appraised of Project Progress.
e.    Developing project risk register and tracking of the treatment plan
f.    Coordinate Vendors’ equipment simulations, FATs and when available utilize Fleet Department resources to attend various technical workshops (FMEA, HAZID & HAZOP).
g.    Facilitate Vendors’ site visits to selected class of vessels and participate in required onboard surveys.
h.    Ensure that high level of coordination is always kept with shipyard responsible for retrofit and assist in developing yard installation capabilities.  

Accountabilities - 2

3.    Lead and Manage the Conversion Implementation (Yard Installation), which includes:
a.    Ensure proposed and agreed dry-docking schedule is strictly followed.
b.    Ensure that individual installation Gantt Chart will be timely provided by the Project Manager
c.    Coordinate with individual Vessel Superintendent the conversion execution
d.    Delegate the monitoring function during yard installation (Execution, Sea Trials, Gas Trials, Final Completion and commissioning).
e.    Responsible for the change order administration and follow up.
f.    Lead regular Project Execution Meetings with Project Managers, Yard, Charterers and Owners representatives. Manage and follow up action points.
g.    Conduct Lessons Learned sessions following individual implementation and ensure these are being implemented on subsequent installations.
h.    Keep alive project accurate cost control sheet and provide regular updates to Project Stakeholders.

Generic Accountabilities: 

Quality, Health, Safety, & Environment (QHSE):
4.    Adhere to all relevant SHEQ policies, procedures, instructions and controls so that NAKILAT provides a safe, world class, secure and environmentally responsible service to customers, the public and its own people.

Policies, Systems, Processes & Procedures:
5.    Implement approved policies, processes and procedures, and provide instructions to subordinates if any to ensure their proper implementation.
6.    Work with the Fleet Technical Team for required technical support.
7.    Work with Legal department for all legal/ contractual matters including follow ups and closures.
8.    Work with JV Department for required commercial/ other JV support. 
9.    Work with Supply Manager for skids and equipment procurement & possibly apply for Tax Exemption.
10.    Work with PR Department any media and press releases.
11.    Provide support to Charterer’s Project Team.
12.    Maintain focus on future legislation changes which may have a direct impact on the Conversion Project. 
13.    Participate and coordinate meetings between various operators and Nakilat for project synergies.

Accountabilities - 3

Accountabilities - 4


Achievement Oriented - Advanced
Customer Centricity - Advanced
Solution Oriented - Advanced
Interactive Communication - Advanced
Collaboration & Team Work - Advanced
Drive Vision - Advanced
Empower & Nurture Talent - Advanced
Marine Operations - Beginner
Voyage Planning & Performance - Beginner
Port Operations - Beginner
Crew Management and Logistics - Beginner
Strategic Fleet Management - Beginner
Maintenance Management - Practitioner
Technical & Engineering Solutions - Practitioner
HSSEQ and Security Management - Practitioner
Regulatory Knowledge - Practitioner
Cargo Management - Practitioner
Projects Management - Specialist
Emergency and Media Response - Practitioner

Key Result Areas

•    Reinforce Nakilat position in the industry as an exemplary model for driving safety, efficiency and flawless execution throughout our core business of shipping hydrocarbons.
•    Deliver the overall DF Conversion project safely, on time for individual vessels and within budget to ensure that Nakilat is the provider of choice for customers.
•    Promote NKOM to develop conversion capabilities and support local marine support services and infrastructure.
•    Accurately assess the benefits of efficiency measures and act accordingly, without exposing the company and customers to high risk investment.
•    Provide informed advice and recommendations to other departments involved in the conversion project.
•    Builds and maintains sound relationships with Charterers and vendors.
•    Act as a key role in Nakilat Center of Excellence.
•    Participate actively in the ESG task Force and Nakilat Environmental Working Group.

Interactions and Working Relations

Frequent interactions with:
•    Technical department Including JV – for Fleet technical information and support during project workshops and equipment FATs.
•    Supply Department – For project related tenders and contracts. 
•    SHEQ – for safe system implementation
•    Legal / Finance / PR – for related matters.
Frequent interactions with:
•    Charterers, Yards, Vendors, Class and other Sub-contractors. 
•    Regulatory bodies
•    Flag administrations

Financial Authorities

As per the Table Of Financial Authority (TOFA)

Qualifications, Experience and Job Skills

•    Minimum Executive MBA in Project Management/ Degree in Mechanical or Marine Engineering with sound reference of major modification/conversion projects in the LNG Shipping Industry (Major Conversion/ FSRU).
•    6-8 total years of experience required in project management. 
•    Minimum 5 years in senior managing position within the LNG industry.
•    Minimum 5 years’ shore experience in high value Project Management related role. 
Job Specific Skills:
•    Excellent multi-tasking and communication skills both oral and written English
•    Management, leadership and Organizational skills to deal with a multicultural work force and business partners
•    Ability to conduct project technical & Commercial evaluations
•    Familiarity with HAZOP, HAZID, FMEA, Project Management Planning and processes for evaluating detailed design
•    Computer literacy – MS Office, MS Project and Visio
•    Experience with contract drafting, tendering process and evaluation as well as commercial requirements of Project management are advantageous

Project Manager

Department:  Project Management
City:  Doha Office

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