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Project Manager – Clean Energy, Hydrogen & Ammonia

Project Management
Job Ref 8019
Houston, United States
Job Type:
Project Management / Coordinator

Job Details

A JAB Recruitment client is seeking a Project Manager for clean energy major projects with expertise in the production of hydrogen, ammonia, and/or other syngas. The ideal candidate should have experience managing large mega projects valued at $250 Million - $1 Billion TIC or greater. This role is a direct hire position, onsite, based in Houston, Texas.

Minimum Requirements:

  • The Project Manager will be accountable for the development of complex execution strategies to successfully complete the work, including engaging with multiple execution centers around the world, third party engineering firms and specialty contractors
  • You will be expected to expertly translate project goals into executable plans.
  • You will be directly engaged with Project Management, Construction Management, Project Controls Management, and Supply Chain Management key partners in ensuring that the Project is fully integrated into the budget and schedule for the project.
  • You will be expected to drive a collaborative relationship within multi-offices and multi - cultural environments to meet project goals.
  • In addition to leading the Project team, you will review and assess performance against the project’s engineering schedule, and handle changes to mitigate impact to the scope, budget, or schedule of a project.
  • Develop overall Engineering and Design Execution Strategy, Construction and Commissioning strategies and ensure completion of the Project on time and on budget.
  • Provide key inputs to the Project Execution Strategies (Modularization, Procurement and Contracting, Construction Pkg, etc.) and make strategic decisions that affect the cross functional areas of responsibility.
  • Ensure alignment of engineering activities with the Procurement and Contracts Plan, and the Project Construction Plan and commissioning plan
  • Direct internal and external resources to produce delivery on schedule and on budget, monitoring progress and performance.
  • Empower the project team to meet critical goals.
  • Risk Management
  • Oversee Worldwide sourcing of major commodities such as equipment, modules, and fabricated pipe and steel.
  • Construction execution planning and backwards support planning to support path of construction.
  • Familiarity with the contents of fabrication and construction packages, typically: Piling and Foundation Design, Civil Design (Underground drainage, buildings, road, fencing, etc.), Shop-fabricated Pipe and Steel, Mechanical Design (Pipe & Structural steel), Electrical & Instrument Design, Insulation & Painting, etc.
  • Project Manager - Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Construction or Project Management, or equivalent from an accredited institution along with 8 years of relevant job experience.
  • Senior Project Manager - Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Construction or Project Management, or equivalent from an accredited institution along with 12 years of relevant job experience.

Experience & Specific Knowledge:
  • Has led min 3 complete EPC projects, one of them valued greater than $1Bn TIC, and at least one project which involves innovative/complex execution strategies due to location, business objectives, new market developments, or new technologies
  • Proven track record in the management of basic and detailed engineering activities of very large process plants
  • Proven ability and desire to mentor junior Project Engineering Managers and members of the Engineering and Design team to come together for successful execution of mega projects
  • Strong organizational, communication and facilitation skills
  • Ability to bring team together to achieve project targets and goals.
  • Good commercial awareness with ability to manage change.
  • Must have 10 Years of experience in Major Projects environment with direct work experience in engineering or project management of natural gas or hazardous liquid pipeline or facility projects including high-pressure gas and liquid transmission, metering, compression, pump station, storage, truck loading terminals, gathering, treating, and processing.
  • Must have full complement of project management skills including project scoping and estimating utilizing work breakdown structures, cost and schedule control, design and construction management, team building, resource planning, procurement, and permitting.
  • Must possess basic understanding of midstream and downstream projects. Must have experience in executing large midstream pipeline, compressor and pump stations, marine export terminal projects.
  • Must have executed at least one Major Capital Project with a TIC of USD 200MM or more.
  • Must have extensive experience in developing Major Projects with a development portfolio of USD 1 Billion
  • Must have very strong analytical skills that are required to develop concepts while working in partnership with Commercial. 
  • Strong analytical skills and logical thought processes.
  • Must have prior experience in leading Project Controls; cost and schedule management tools, and successfully implemented them.
  • Must have lead Cost Control management and extensive reporting background to upper management is required.
  • Must have advanced experience in using Primavera for schedule development, tracking, and control purposes.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, including but not limited to the ability to present ideas, proposals, and results to business segment leaders and to internal and external customers.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize daily work, including tracking and managing large projects, and see projects to completion while maintaining strict confidentiality (as necessary).
  • Must possess general understanding of how corporate policies, procedures, practices, and processes relate to the Pipeline business segment, associated business units, and internal and external customers.
  • Understanding of basic economic analysis as it pertains to project justification.
  • Ability to identify and establish expectations in an employee/employer relationship (subordinate/manager).
  • Solid leadership, communication, motivation and interpersonal skills, and the ability to manage projects(s) that will include working with individuals with varying disciplines, backgrounds, and experience levels.
  • Working knowledge of applicable regulations and agencies such as DOT, OSHA, and various state counterparts.
  • Familiarity with DOT, NEC, ASME, API, and ASTM and other specifications, standards, and recommended practices typical in the natural gas or hazardous liquid transportation industry.
  • Proficient in MS Office applications that may include but are not limited to Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint, Project, and Outlook.
Competencies, Skills & Abilities:
  • Must be able to deal effectively with people and resolve conflicts and problems.
  • Must possess well-developed interpersonal skills to manage, lead, and direct Company and third-party personnel.
  • Able to analyze financial and cost data and develop conclusions and recommendations.
  • Ability to accept direction and work effectively & cooperatively with others.
  • Must possess strong leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills with both company and contract employees. 
  • Must be goal-orientated, self-motivated and able to work independently.
  • Must have strong analytical and troubleshooting skills.
  • Well-balanced interpersonal skills and strong verbal and written communications skills are required.
  • Must be a problem-solver with the ability to find resolutions.
  • Must be flexible and able to work effectively in a team environment and consistently maintain a professional and respectful demeanor/attitude with co-workers, clients, vendors, and regulatory agencies.
  • Must be able to perform all essential and marginal functions of the job.
  • Must be able to work with a team, take direction from management, adhere to required work schedules, focus attention on details, and follow work rules.
  • Ability to successfully perform multiple tasks with strict deadlines.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize daily work.
  • Job level commensurate with experience and skill sets; position will be filled depending on qualifications, experience and skill sets of the successful candidate.



Supervisory Responsibility:

  • Technical work direction and oversight of staff and contractors.



Above the minimum requirements; not required but advantageous in this position:

  • Registered professional engineer.
  • Training in project management software and techniques including project scoping and estimating utilizing work breakdown structures, cost and schedule control systems, design and construction management, team building, resource planning, procurement, and permitting is a plus.
  • Knowledge of natural gas and oil pipeline, plant and pump station operations.
  • Experience with FERC pipeline projects.

**The ideal candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment background check and drug screening. 

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed.  This position may perform other duties as assigned.
We are an equal opportunity employer.  Qualified applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability or any other legally protected status.  EOE/M/F/D/V


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