Are you looking for a project management job in oil and gas, renewables or power? Read on to find out more about the jobs market and how you can take the next steps in your project management career
Are you looking for a contract or permanent project management job in the energy, sector? On this page, you’ll find everything you need to know about finding your perfect project management job, including what the responsibilities are, what qualifications you’ll need and more.
What sectors within the energy industry are hiring project managers?
Project managers can work across a variety of sectors within the energy, process and infrastructure industries. The main types of project manager roles within these industries include:
Construction project manager jobs - these professionals oversee all aspects of building processes and help to develop plans, draw up timetables and estimate costs for labour and materials.
Wind farm project manager jobs - wind energy project managers supervise consultants and subcontractors to make sure work on wind farm projects is completed to the highest quality and adheres to the appropriate specifications. They are also responsible for creating plans for wind and renewable energy projects, including scope, goals, resources, schedules, tasks, costs and contingencies.
Oil and gas project manager jobs - the main responsibilities in an oil and gas project manager job are to plan, coordinate and manage oil and gas projects, ensuring clear agreements of objectives, working out scopes and costs for projects and providing leadership across projects.
Project managers in the energy, process and infrastructure industries are responsible for securing, coordinating, implementing and tracking company-wide projects. To work as a project manager in this industry, you will need to have a very strong understanding of engineering to prepare detailed project scopes and schedules, and ensure work is implemented according to engineering and technical standards, policies and procedures.
You’ll also need to apply your knowledge and expertise to embrace safety on-site and employ proper business and environmental ethics.
The typical responsibilities of a project manager might involve:
Developing detailed implementation plans
Implementing forecasting, planning, scheduling and dispatching processes
Working with various internal teams to develop plans
Evaluating survey results
Coordinating project activities
Ensuring the provision of necessary resources
Ensuring performance targets are met
What qualifications and skills will I need?
Project manager roles tend to require engineering, civil, chemical or mechanical experience and a degree in the relevant discipline.
In addition to this, you may be required some level of training in project management itself. Common certification and qualification frameworks include:
Many energy industry employers will also expect you to have also significant experience in a project management role and a working knowledge of labour relations, and experience in working with systems and processes.
How Airswift can help
Here at Airswift, we have more than 40 years of experience in helping candidates find work in the energy, process and infrastructure industries. Whether you’re new to project management or are already a professional and looking to develop your career, we can place you in a position where you can thrive with a company that values your skills and expertise.
When you start your job search with Airswift, we’ll connect you with project leaders at major energy, process and infrastructure organisations across the world. If your new job leads you to another country, we can help you with the logistics of relocation and ensure the transition is as smooth as possible.
From helping you build your CV to offering advice on the interview process, we’ll guide you through the job search process until you find the right position for you.
Are you an employer looking for project managers?
If you’re a hiring manager looking for talent to fill your project management roles, we can help. Airswift will take care of all HR details, such as contract negotiation, background checks and drug screenings, giving you more time to run your business.
With Airswift, you can easily apply for project management vacancies within the energy industry. Simply fill in the form on this page to get started. We look forward to working with you!
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