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Head of Pipeline Repair Section

Job Title: Head of Pipeline Repair Section
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Erbil, Iraq
REF: 1442
Contact Name: Ghusoon Nader
Job Published: 11 months ago

Job Description

MSELECT is looking to hire a Head of Pipeline Repair Section for an international oil service company in Erbil, the candidate should have min 8 years of experience in capital repair of the pipeline system facilities at least 4 years of managerial experience in construction and/or repair, preferably in petroleum companies, fluency in Kurdish and English is must.
Position Objective
Organization and control of capital repair of the Pipeline System facilities in compliance with the Routine
Works Plan and Budget, with the technological and operational parameters, industrial and
environmental safety indicators that meet the terms of the Concession Agreement and the applicable
legislation of the Kurdistan Region and the Republic of Iraq.

Main Function
Administratively the Head of the Capital Repair Section is subordinate to the Director for
Capital Construction or, in his/her absence, to the Deputy of Director for Capital
Construction or another authorized person according to the decision form the Branch
Head – Operating Director. Functionally the Head of the Capital Repair Section reports to
the Deputy of Director for Capital Construction.
The Head of the Capital Repair Section provides operating management of the Capital
Repair Section and performs the following functions:
  • Defines, assigns and updates, if necessary, the work tasks to the specialists of the
  • Capital Repair Section with regard to the preparation and maintenance of the data for operational and calendar planning of the capital repair of the Pipeline System facilities;
  • Participates in the development of short-term and long-term plans for capital repair of the Company facilities with due consideration of priorities, resources and impact on the Pipeline System Availability;
  • Develops and controls the update and timely submission of the List of Company facilities approved for capital repair to the Capital Construction Section for inclusion into the Master List of facilities for capital construction, repair and reconstruction;
  • Organizes development of repair projects’ execution plans and budgets specifying the goals, objectives, time schedules for provision of works and services, including staged works breakdown and timeline calculations based on the Company approved design solutions and schedules for contracted works and services;
  • Reviews and agrees on time schedules for contractor’s works and services with consideration of the Company approved short-term and long-term work plans;
  • Jointly with the Land Inventory Service and Expert Review Section organizes site selection and preparation of necessary documentation for temporary facilities to be constructed for the period of capital repair of Pipeline System facilities;
  • Manages the organization of capital repair at the Pipeline System facilities in compliance with the approved work plans, design and cost estimate documentation and industrial safety requirements;
  • Participates in preparation and control over implementation of the capital repair projects financing plans;
  • Coordinates the subordinate business units and contractors in determining the key tasks of the repair processes, coordinates their parameters with project participants, communicates and interfaces between the stakeholders, ensures
  • Prepares and conducts scheduled meetings, including the preparation of presentations with data on the implementation of decisions from previous meetings and the tasks for the next reporting period;
  • Monitors the completeness and reliability of data as well as the deadlines for the provision of reporting documentation by the process participants on the implementation of the decisions of the previous meetings;
  • Monitors implementation of the schedules and budgets for the Company capital repair projects; ensures analysis of deviations in execution of construction activities and the occurrence probability of associated risks;
  • Organizes consolidation, registration and submission to the Capital Construction Section of the progress reports on execution of capital repair projects for inclusion into the consolidated reports on implementation of the Routine Works Plan and Budget;
  • Participates in preparation and controls execution of the managerial and/or corrective decisions of the Company in relation to capital repair projects;
  • Ensures timely putting back to operation of the repaired facilities (linear part of the oil trunk pipelines, mechanical and process equipment, buildings and structures, tank farm, etc);
  • Organizes planning and participates in holding working and acceptance commissions during handover/acceptance of the Pipeline System facilities completed by capital repair; controls obtaining of the documentation for facilities startup;
  • Controls the acceptance and closeout of the completed capital repair scopes;
  • Within the competence of the Capital Repair Section, takes part in claim management activities of the Company’s business units in respect of performance of works and services by contractors;
  • Based on the corporate Management decisions organizes and controls the revision of the relevant contracts with Contractors;
  • Upon instructions from the Director for Capital Construction or Deputy Director, organizes calculation of certain operations or processes to substantiate managerial and/or corrective decisions making;
  • Initiates, controls development and update of the Company's normative documentation related to capital repair;
  • Raises proposals and controls implementation of the approved cost saving actions through the effective use of capital investments and rational organization of activities of the Capital Repair Section and contractors;
  • Participates in the work of the Technical Council of the Company within the contents and regulations of the Technical Council;
  • Upon instructions from the Company management participates in the work of the Tender Committee within the assigned competence and business area;
  • Interacts with construction contractors, design contractors, technical and author supervision, and other contractors within the assigned competence;
  • Collects and forwards to the Company management the initial data for the preparation of Notices to the Government on changes in the Routine Works Plan and Budget  pertaining to the capital repair of the Company facilities;
  • Participates in the expert review of the Terms of Reference, design and manufacturer documentation, vendor proposals, internal normative documents of the Company within the assigned business area;
  • Evaluates performance of the employees of the Capital Repair Section;
  • Interacts with the State and local authorities of the Kurdistan Region and the Republic of Iraq within the assigned competence
  • Interacts with the HR Management Division on the organization of training and qualification upgrade of the subordinate employees for continuous improvement of the production efficiency and safety;
  • Interacts with the HR Department and Directorate Business Units to update the job descriptions, make selection of candidates and nomination for new positions;
  • Controls the compliance by the subordinate personnel with the Company's internal work regulations, requirements for industrial safety, labor protection, environmental protection, data protection and confidentiality.

Skills required
  • Knowledge of the international standards of industrial design, regulatory requirements in construction / practice in execution of the international Projects in capital construction and repair
  • Confident knowledge of the oil transportation technology; operations and maintenance of the trunk oil pipelines and process management systems;
  • Strong practical knowledge of planning, project management and implementation, quality control and completion of industrial construction projects, preferably in the area of oil trunk pipeline transportation;
  • Knowledge of the principles of cost estimation for construction and assembly works and equipment;
  • Strong organizational skills; Ability to address multiple tasks in a fast paced, changing environment with strong analytical and time management skills;
  • Strong focus towards regulatory compliance, HSE and Operational Excellence;
  • Knowledge of commercial and legal aspects in relation to concluding contracts on construction and repair works.
  • Min. 8 years of relevant business experience, out of which at least 4 years of managerial experience in construction and/or repair, preferably in petroleum companies;
  • Relevant experience of working in global companies. A clear advantage is experience gained in Middle East;
  • Experience in managing plans and budgets;
  • Experience in interacting with the State regulatory bodies;
  • Experience in contract and claim management is beneficial
  • Proficiency in using standard office software such as MS Windows, MS Office and/or equivalent;
  • Proficiency in using modern communication tools such as Internet, e-mail, mobile phone, telephone / video conferencing, instant messenger systems;
  • Applied engineering, project management and construction management software (Project Manager, Primavera, AutoCAD, etc).