The Manager Project Services Development Studies provides leadership and direction in the provision of project services to the Development Studies Project group. This includes providing reliable and quality full life estimates of both schedule and costs for use in enabling business decisions to be made on early development activities such as exploration and appraisal decisions, acquisitions and divestments and other early phase studies.
The role will require use of quality benchmark data and good facilitation skills to frame and fully assess opportunities.
In this role you will:
Provide critical functional expertise and advisory support to the Project Manager, Project Director, Program Director or VP Projects to identify key issues and early warning indicators to ensure study/project meets or exceeds approved business objectives.
Manage all Project Services sub-functions for the development studies group, including Cost Estimating, Planning and Scheduling, and Cost Engineering.
Provide leadership for the implementation of Project Services requirements and associated Group standards, and develops local processes, methodologies, strategies, systems and functional plans for the development of the asset, in alignment with group frameworks and strategies.
Maintain oversight to ensure that the latest approaches to Project Services are continuously being reviewed for incorporation into local procedures, systems and functional plans, by liaising with the Head of Project Services and Project Centre of Excellence.
Ensure all project services deliverables including estimates, schedules, reports and associated analysis are delivered to a high quality standard, within required timeframes and with clear documented assumptions and basis outlines for traceability and clear explanations to wider team members.
Ensure appropriate tools are being used for the scope of the study, particularly tools suitable for conceptual and early phase development opportunities and will work in conjunction with the PS function to further develop, analyse and calibrate the specific tools (e.g. Questor Estimating tool).
Use and is well informed of all available industry data such as from Woodmac, IHS, IPA, Industry consortiums such as Performance Forum etc, to support estimates and timelines and the wider business decisions and keeps the projects studies team informed of updates and relevant market data.
Oversee the development, presentation and internal approval of any JOA Work Programs and Budgets (WP&B).
Liaise with JOA partners and government entities, as required, to facilitate understanding and mitigation of issues related to WP&B and Project Services in general.
Collaborate with Finance, Procurement and Land to ensure compliance with JOA/Contract specific cost accounting requirements.
Oversee the administration of the document management system to ensure compliance with JOA and Contract requirements.
Liaise with Project Services function on benchmarking efforts across Petroleum, including collation, analysis and ensuring appropriate use of data from both internal and external sources.
Undergraduate qualifications in Business, Finance, Engineering, Construction or Quantity Surveying
Project Management qualifications favourable
15-20 years of practical experience in a capital project environment in Project Management or Project Services roles
Project Services experience in leading and delivering across a large and diverse portfolio of projects
Demonstrated experience with project management systems & techniques
Experience in leading and developing a team
Ability to engage with & communicate effectively across multiple business units and functional areas
Exceptional productivity which demonstrates reliability in getting the job done accurately and on time
Ability to build strong, cohesive, high performing teams
Commitment to quality and continuous improvement
Negotiation and influencing skills
Ability to apply the business strategy into the way we work
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