Base Manager in Rivers, Nigeria

Minimum Qualification
Required Experience
10 - 15 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female
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Job Description

Job Purpose

  • Represent the company in all operational matters in respect to Port Harcourt base.
  • Overall responsibility for the safe and efficient operation within the sphere of authority granted.
  • Stimulate supervise, direct, and evaluate the performance of key operational personnel within the organization; protect the companies best interest at all times.
  • Manage and optimize the functions of the base in support of all Nigeria operations.


  • Participate in budget preparation to insure understanding of required levels of activity.
  • Control cost of base functions by frequent cost analysis. Determine means of improving efficiency and reducing costs where possible.
  • Initiate controls to ensure efficient application of base assets and personnel to operational requirements.
  • Ensure sure that spares and consumables usage is kept under reasonable control without affecting the efficiency of the operations or the quality of the maintenance.
  • To lead through effective safety leadership by being personal responsible for administration and Implementation of the QHSEMS as per BMS.
  • To ensure a safe working environment without harm to persons or environment.
  • To address QHSE issues at the time of their identification. and ensure timely and accurate communication of events to line management.
  • Ensure that Client and company's commitment to safety reaches all levels of the operation.
  • Ensure compliance with company QHSE policies by all personnel.
  • Carry out work assignments to the highest quality level in accordance with policies, roles and responsibilities.
  • Promotes Radar System and ensure it is well followed by the crews.
  • Ensure Waste Management Plan is adhered to.


  • Assure that base assets and functions are adequate to meet the needs of operations.
  • Support operations through effective utilization of workshop and support functions.
  • Manage and oversee the utilization of resources across the zone, equipment and personnel, to minimize NPT.
  • Oversees and directs logistics and assignments.
  • Promote and market other WFT products in line with the One Weatherford vision.

People Management:

  • Maintain regular contact with operations staff by personally visiting rigs / yards.
  • To take responsibility for overall staff to ensure a motivated disciplined and productive workforce, especially to be a good listener and reserve time to give feedback.
  • Appraise each direct report annually on a constant rolling feedback basis. Drive appraisal process throughout the unit to formalize performance management.
  • To agree and monitor key safety, financial, business process improvement and personal objectives for each direct report.
  • To encourage personal development for succession planning through the organization in liaison with relevant managers.
  • Provide supervision to all personnel to ensure a safe and professional level of performance and ensure that the team stays current with changes in industry technology.
  • Ensure that training programs are maintained in line with training matrix organization for all support personnel.
  • Recommend competency based promotions, salary changes, transfers, disciplinary measures where identified.
  • Encourage and support employees for personal development to take over of responsibility for their tasks.
  • Take immediate action on performance improvement issues and live a direct response culture (positive and negative) to the employee, secure a prompt feedback.
  • Organize zone operations by delegating authority and responsibility to the proper level of supervision.
  • Promote and be in favor to the Nationalization where possible and applicable.
  • Business Planning / Continuous Improvement / Organization Efficiency:
  • Ensure all work is performed within the requirements and guidance of the company BMS process.
  • Must ensure adequate logistic of the company personnel, material and equipment and anticipate/correct any problem.
  • Agrees with Management, initiate and monitor all major maintenance and repair work in collaboration with Maintenance Department.
  • Must ensure fast and detailed reporting in writing of any problems occurring on the operation.
  • Maintain contact with competition in zone to monitor business activities and performance levels.
  • Creates and modify any procedure if deemed necessary with use of Deviation from Policy procedure and/or in corporation with support function and final Head office approval.
  • To instigate, drive and take ultimate responsibility for continuous improvement initiatives to ensure that the internal process within the organization meet business needs.
  • Supporting, promoting and actively participating in the Company’s CAP (Competency Assurance Program) process.

Customer / Public Relations:

  • Develop and maintain effective customer relationships.
  • Has to keep good communications with the client representatives and make sure misunderstanding or bad communication does not develop within the workforce.
  • Any other delegated responsibilities as instructed by Line Management within the time-frame specified in a safe and efficient manner to meet business requirements, provided the instruction is reasonable and you are capable and deemed competent to fulfill these.
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