Saipem Contracting Nigerian Limited (SCNL) Job recruitment, March 2013

Saipem Contracting Nigerian Limited (SCNL) is a subsidiary of SAIPEM Spa, a global leader in Engineering, Procurement, Installation and Construction. Due to the expansion of our operations in Nigeria, we are seeking for highly qualified professionals, pro-active, well organized and motivated persons to fill various positions.

Job Title: Planning Engineer
Ref Code:
PLRENG
Location: Port Harcourt Base/Sites
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Establish and manage effectively planning and progress control system in order to support the Project Manager decision making process.
  • Ensure any deviation from plan is promptly spotted and analyse, final time impact is estimated and the effect of corrective actions taken is monitored.
  • Interface and coordinate with other Company Functions or Discipline Leaders/Supervisors and Managers to build up activities, assign milestones and constraints by issuing the logic network.
  • Prepare all the reference baseline documents, and ensure that the project s planning and scheduling requirements are properly and clearly communicated to those functionally responsible for executing the work.
  • Issue the Planning & Scheduling Procedure, Progress Measurement Procedure and Risk Management Plan for the Project Control Manager verification.
  • Coordinate the risk management activities startup organizing the first brainstorming and the qualitative I quantitative assessment of the identified risks & opportunities.
  • Assist the Project Control Manager in the Project Status Report preparation.
  • Support the Project during the contract changes/claims process providing the time impact analysis.
  • Support the Project Control Manager in the preparation of the Project close-out Report and the schedule and productivity.
  • Create a schedule awareness atmosphere among all project participants.
  • Ensure the development of the project schedule according to the commercial needs.
  • Verify feasibility and criticality as well participates in commercial risk management activities.
  • Ensure the implementation of the Planning and Progress Control System required by the contract complexity, risks and duration, in compliance with the Project Breakdown Structure, Company Standards and Contract specifications.
  • Ensure the effectiveness of the Planning and Progress Control System, monitoring the progress measurement system and ensuring the proper information flow, progress status and completion forecast are assessed and reported for Engineering. 
  • Update all Project Schedules, collecting actual data, evaluating forecast dates and monitoring any progress and productivity deviation compared with the baseline schedule, including the corrective actions taken by the PM.
  • Maintain the risk management process organizing periodic meetings and verifying the risk owners feedbacks.
  • Maintain records for all significant events, like contractual claims/obligations, productivity, deliverables, materials status, with extensive use of Company/Partner/Client IT systems and reports.
  • Create and maintain the 90 days look-ahead schedule, weekly, monthly.
  • Issues weekly and monthly project reports (internal and for the Client)
Skills, Competence and Experience
  • Knowledge and understanding of commercial contract in all its parts and to extrapolate all data necessary to understand the project.
  • Ability to define and group the discrete work elements of a project in a way that helps in organizing and defining the total scope of work of the project itself.
  • Ability to establish the overall project Breakdown Structure and relevant coding system to meet all control requirements (e.g. Work Breakdown Structure I Cost Breakdown Structure / Organization Breakdown Structure).
  • Ability to implement tools, procedures and/or techniques to deal with scope of work changes and to maximize business opportunities.
  • Adequate knowledge of techniques for measuring performance, economic data, progress costs and risks. Capability to analyse and control activity/project revenues and costs and to monitor progress and value of work done.
  • Ability to establish the requirements and coordinate the implementation of tools and applications necessary to support project control activities (e.g. hardware / software applications I communications I procedures! standards / reports).
Qualification
  • Minimum of 5 years in Project Planning & Control
  • Bachelor Degree in Engineering or any Physical Science.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office applications.
  • Knowledge of Primavera is mandatory
Job Title: Cost Control Engineer
Ref Code: CCENG
Location: Port Harcourt Base/Sites
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Establish and manage a cost control system in order to support the PM decision-making process and allow him to complete the project within the approved budget.
  • Ensure any deviation from budget is promptly spotted and analyzed, final impact is estimated and the effect of corrective actions taken is monitored.
  • Create a cost awareness atmosphere among project team.
  • Satisfy the Company and Corporate requirements for the cost control reporting, cooperating with the proper interfaces.
  • Implementation of the Cost Control System, elaborating the consolidated Cost Breakdown.
  • Issue the Project Cost Control Procedure, Cost Coding Manual and Risk Management Plan, for the Project Control Manager verification, according to standards and contract specification and configure the Cost Breakdown Structure to monitor procurement and accounting activities.
  • Splitting of Commercial Budget according to the intercompany scheme, contract and work schedule, in order to report revenues/costs by entity, currencies, and main cost accounts and prepare the cash flow by currency.
  • Ensure the Cost Control System works effectively and cost status is soundly assessed and reported.
  • Monitor activity progress and the relevant earned value, as well as the value of work done against the invoices received.
  • Determining the monthly accruals (to have accounts in line with works progress).
  • Support the Project during the contract changes/claims process providing the cost impact analysis, and keep updated the reports.
  • Analyse committed costs and activities to-date, review the estimate to complete, isolating any deviation from baselines or adverse trend and warn the PM on time to take corrective actions in order to prevent overruns.
  • Maintain the risk management process by organizing periodic meetings and verifying the risk owners feedback.
  • Support the Project Control Manager in the preparation of the Project close-out Report and the cost feed-back data to Project Control and Commercial Departments.
Skills, Competence and Experience
  • Adequate knowledge of techniques for measuring performance, economic data, progress costs and risks.
  • Ability to analyse and control activity/project revenues and costs and to monitor progress and value of work done.
  • Ability to establish and effectively manage a cost control system in order to support the process of preparing the invoicing back-up needs.
  • Knowledge and ability to define and set-up the invoicing procedure and mechanism.
  • Knowledge of the use of forecasting, risk and opportunity analysis
  • Ability to define and group the discrete work elements of a project in a way that helps in organizing and defining the total scope of work of the project itself.
  • Ability to establish the overall project Breakdown Structure and relevant coding system to meet all control requirements (e.g. Work Breakdown Structure / Cost Breakdown Structure I Organization Breakdown Structure).
  • Ability to identify, evaluates, and estimate the level of risk involved in a situation, to compare it against benchmarks or standards and to determine an acceptable level.
  • Ability to predict the performance of a project through the use of forecasting tools and risk and opportunity analysis.
Qualification
  • Minimum of 5 years in Project Cost Control Management
  • Bachelor Degree in Engineering
  • Good command of English
  • Computer knowledge and skills such as Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Knowledge of SAP is mandatory

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Applications using the reference code as the subject of the email to: Prjmgt.recruitment@saipem.com

Application Deadline 6th March, 2013

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