Program Manager III

Houston, Texas, United States

Job Reference 1192376

Location Houston, Texas, United States

Industry Oil & Gas - Midstream

Function Project Management

Job Type Contract

Date Added August 4, 2023

Airswift has been tasked by one of our major Midstream clients to seek a Program Manager III to work in Houston, TX for an initial 1-year contract.
  • This position is responsible for the program management of pipeline repair integrity digs, while working closely with Pipeline Integrity, Construction Management, Environment, Land Services, Control Center, Operations, Supply Chain Management, Finance, Safety and contractors to ensure the schedule, scope, and budgets are maintained for each dig.
Specific Accountabilities
  • Manage Pipeline Integrity digs from dig receipt to close out for initiation, planning, pre-execution, execution and close out phases of work management.
  • Manage detailed design work by contract and/or consultant resources
  • Perform day-to-day project activities; complete various documentation including permits, progress reports and utility crossings, ensure regulatory compliance, and review Company standards and procedures
  • Develop and define construction scope to define baseline metrics, estimates and schedule,
  • Ensure that all requirements are met before proceeding to the next stage of the project, as a gatekeeper
  • Conduct field visits a minimum of three times per quarter to complete Safety Observation Cards and Audit
  • Communicate with Pipeline Integrity (PI) on status of upcoming digs, act as liaison between PI and Construction
  • Review dig-packages issued by PI prior to field receipt
  • Request field reviews of new sites to ROW, Environment, Construction, and Safety as appropriate
  • Create Work Order (WO) and Work Order Release Contract requests for excavation, sweep, Non-Destructive Examination (NDE) and inspection
  • Manage costs through establishing baselines, change management, cost variance reporting and close management of POs and AFEs
  • Submit outage requests to the appropriate Outage Planner(s) and follow up to make sure sites are approved prior to starting work
  • Understand and administer contracts with general contractors, survey and NDE vendors
  • Verify any revisions on Safe Excavation Pressure (SEP), deadline changes and other information that can affect the sites on their assigned zones, and provide a weekly progress report to Manager
  • Review initial NDE reports for technical completeness
  • Coordinate and assist in repair decisions
  • Facilitate and participate as required in Project kick off meetings, progress meetings, lessons learned meetings, and close out reviews
  • Predict obstacles, challenges and risks to proactively determine mitigation strategies and innovative solutions to problems
  • Assist during emergency response activities
Description Scope/Dimensions
  • Multiple individual AFEs of $.1MM to $50MM (cumulative annual budget of $100MM)
  • Decisions and recommendations have the potential to significantly impact project schedules, costs, and quality
Contacts (Working Relationships)
  • Work closely with project teams to achieve program / project goals and milestones
  • Interface with project sponsors, internal stakeholders, vendors, consultants, contractors and the company’s operations staff
  • Support Sr. Project Engineers and Project Managers with managing program work.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:
  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering
  • Demonstrated technical competence in at least one of the engineering or construction disciplines, with the ability to overview and/or practice in other disciplines.
  • 5 years of progressively complex detailed design and/or project or program management experience
  • Depending on technical education, accreditations and competency development in accordance with career ladders, an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • General understanding of pipeline and terminal operations
  • Software experience with: MS Office Suite, Oracle or SAP
  • Motivated self-starter who works well independently in a fast-paced team environment
  • Valid drivers license
  • Exposure to more than one Engineering discipline
  • PMP Certification
Working Conditions
  • Office environment with some field work required
  • Scheduled travel to the company’s offices, operating facilities, construction sites, and supplier facilities (up to 20-25%)
  • Available outside normal work hours to address any technical, cost, safety, quality, and environmental issues that occur during active projects
TOP ATTRIBUTES: 1) Project/Program Management experience managing 10+ projects at a time/in parallel 2) Technical pipeline maintenance program experience preferred 3) Experience managing a wide range of project stakeholders 4) Proficiency with Microsoft programs (Excel, Outlook, Teams, Word)

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