Project Advisor Job Listing at BHP Billiton in Houston, TX
Energy, Metals & Mining
Business / Project:
Full Time Regular (USA)
US - Texas - Houston
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Assurance that BHPBilliton projects meet all corporate and Petroleum governance requirements
Ensure all requisite reviews (Independent Peer Reviews, Post Investment Reviews, Functional Reviews, et al) are initiated and completed according to governance required time frames
Ensure projects progress efficiently through the Petroleum Investment Process for all project phases (identification > selection > definition > execution)
Provide support, resources and oversight to project teams to ensure all key performance indicators (KPIs) for schedule, cost , HSE and quality meet target performance levels as a minimum
Mentor project leadership teams in understanding governance requirements
Work closely with central engineering and other functional areas in support of project requirements
Ensure project teams have buy in and are executing the quality management system
Project Management Function
Ensure best practices and lessons learned are well documented, shared and implemented on new projects
Assist in further developing Petroleum and corporate level documents to continually improve the project management
KEY DELIVERABLES / KEY DIMENSIONS
Guide projects through the Petroleum Investment Process for all project phases
- Conduct workshops for project teams
- Mentor project and engineering personnel in requirements of Petroleum Investment Process
- Assist in the preparation of documents
- Work closely with other functional areas (i.e. marketing, subsurface, HSE, production operations, finance, supply et al) in receiving timely review and endorsement of phase work plans
- Work closely with the central engineering function in addressing specific technical issues and reviews
- Nominate personnel for IPR and PIR teams
Team leader for project functional reviews
Independent peer review (IPR) and post investment review (PIR) team member
Leader for facility start-up readiness reviews.
Assist project teams in establishing and delivering on milestone targets
Assist in the implementation of the quality management system and coordinate between the project team leadership and QMS supervisor
Backfill project personnel during absences
Work closely with project teams in developing terms of reference for investment phasing
Participation in cost and schedule reviews. Work with Cost Advisor to ensure reviews are thorough and appropriate contingency is allocated
Monitor project status and provide assistance when problems arise
Project Management Function
Prepare monthly status reports
Leverage specialty skills across other CSGs.
Ensure consistency across projects
BEHAVIOURAL & LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES
Credibility – must be credible to gain respect of project teams; maintain high customer focus; considered a "go-to" resource
Action Orientation – "can do" mindset
Communication – ability to communicate a vision of success
Collaboration – Strong commitment to and action towards values associated with team work
Judgement – must exhibit mature judgement in conjunction with sound reasoning
Feedback and Recognition
Additional Position Specific Qualities that impact overall effectiveness:
Leader in promoting safety and the environment
Influencing – ability to influence project teams
Integrity – driven to deliver on promises
Technical depth, born of experience
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The basic purpose of the Project Advisor is to deliver project management "Excellence" and steward Project Management policies, standards and procedures throughout the Petroleum Customer Sector Group (CSG).
This position is an integral part of the Project Management Function within the Development Division. The Project Advisor will provide project support to all Petroleum projects worldwide, including operated, non-operated and brown field. This position is accountable for guiding projects through the Petroleum investment phases (identification > selection > definition > execution), leading functional review teams, participating in independent peer reviews (IPR), post investment reviews (PIR) and facility start-up readiness assessments. The successful candidate must be a seasoned project professional with a proven track record in leadership positions on capital projects.
AUTHORITY AND WORKING RELATIONSHIPS
Project Management Functional leadership
Project Directors and managers
Facilities Delivery Managers
Subsurface Engineering Managers
Worldwide Drilling Managers
S&L Managers and Representatives
Central Engineering Chiefs, GPL's, Managers and VP
Partner and 3rdParty counter-parts
Direct Line Report(s)
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
Undergraduate degree engineering.
Minimum of 18 - 25 years experience executing capital projects preferably in the Petroleum industry.
Requires outstanding interpersonal skills and ability to interact effectively with customers of diverse backgrounds.
Must be an excellent facilitator with proven ability to build consensus
Experience & Technical Competencies
Must have held significant leadership position on major capital project. Previous supervisory experience a must. Must be job ready to fill leadership position on a major capital project.
Experience with project implementation under strict HSE Protocols
Prior experience co-ordinating the efforts of those responsible for engineering, procurement, fabrication, hook-up, commissioning, and start-up.
Experience in all phases of projects, from inception through project close out.
Demonstrated capabilities in leadership, interpersonal relationships and communication skills
Experience in project economics evaluation and a sound understanding of commercial principles
Knowledge of CAPEX and OPEX estimating and project scheduling
Languages: English Fluent
THINK OF THE OPPORTUNITIES WITHIN BHP BILLITON. THINK LOCAL. THINK GLOBAL.
With 44,000 employees working in more than 100 operations in approximately 25 countries, we represent the world's largest diversified resources company. We take our commitment to the communities in which we operate and do business in very seriously, and we are committed to operating safely and sustainably.
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13 Mar 2012 Central Standard Time
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