Vice President, Engineering & Capital Projects SEVEN ENERGY (UK) LTD – Lagos, Nigeria

Seven Energy is a leading independent Nigerian oil and gas exploration, development and production company. Our
core purpose is to create shareholder value through the development of Nigeria’s gas potential. With the backing of
strategic long-term investors, the group has a unique focus on the emerging Nigerian gas market. Seven Energy is a
private Company with headquarters in Lagos and London. The company has an upstream portfolio of assets onshore
in the Niger Delta with a focus on proximity to regional gas demand and resource potential.

Job Summary

Seven’s growth plans are predicated on investing $200 to $300 million annually across a portfolio of projects at
varying life cycle stages. These will vary from front end conceptual studies through FEED, detailed engineering to full
execution and start up. The Company now plans to add a Vice President – Capital Projects to its Senior Management
Team to ensure successful and predictable delivery of projects in accordance with the cost, schedule, operability and
HSE targets set early in the asset life cycle. The Lagos based position will report to the Chief Operating Officer and will
involve close liaison with the other members of the Senior Management Committee including the VP of Wells, the VP
of Operations, the VP of Subsurface, the VP of QHSSEC and the Manager of HR. Direct reports will include project and
functional managers. The successful candidate is expected to play a major role in the project engineering designs, so a
significant background in facilities engineering is required. This exciting role will provide the successful candidate the
opportunity to establish state of the art capital projects management team and process, suited to Nigeria. The
Company is looking for a high calibre and motivated individual to fill this critical role.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

• Develop and set strategies for the planning, design, procurement, contracting and execution of
capital projects within the Seven Energy companies for both operated and non-operated assets. Build and staff
a fit-for-purpose, sustainable capital projects organisation capable of delivering cost, schedule and quality
performance that benchmark well with 7E’s competitors.
• Drive the Seven Energy PREP stage gate process to deliver capital projects in accordance with
the HSEQ, cost, schedule and operability targets set at the time of FID sanction. Routinely monitor project
performance and actively intervene to rectify deviations to plan.
• Develop and maintain a capital projects management system that sets required quality levels –
institute reviews and periodic audits to confirm effective functioning and compliance with corporate policies
and capital project standards Build effective relations with senior management peers, JV partners and broader
stakeholders including regulators (DPR, NPDC, NIPP), governments (state and local), communities and NGO’s
drawing on specialist resources within the Company. Job and Personal Specifications (Education, Experience & Other Requirements)
• Broad upstream oil & gas capital project management experience across the full project life cycle. Ideally, this
experience has been with both operator and contractor companies over a 20 – 30 years period. Proven ability
to consistently deliver capital projects on time, on budget and to the expected quality standard.
• Capable of influencing at all levels of the organisation – from executive management to the job site. The role
requires a hands-on approach and not a “manager of managers.” Familiarity with establishing and effectively
operating Project Management systems. Extensive experience in facilities engineering. The successful
candidate will likely be a facilities engineer or have significant facilities engineering experience.
• An understanding and appreciation of the subsurface, drilling and operations disciplines and how they
interact with facilities projects. Commercially astute and adept at establishing contractual arrangements;
strong negotiating skills and ability to resolve issues with all potential parties.
• Prior Nigerian experience is desirable but as a minimum should have prior oil and gas experience in Africa or
other comparable developing region. Must have highly developed cultural sensitivity and able mentor and
build the capacity of a team primarily comprised of national staff. Also, must clearly understand, adhere to
and be a promoter of business ethics including the BBA and FCPA.
• Candidates should be a graduate engineer with subsequent professional accreditation/ training.
• Formal training / qualifications in Project Management such as PMI would be beneficial

 

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