Principal Interface Engineer in Lagos, Nigeria

at Neconde Energy Limited

Engineering / Technology
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
10 - 15 years
Employment Type
Male or Female
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Job Description

Incumbent will be responsible for a seamless integration of efforts from various action executors and stakeholders to ensure successful delivery of the project on time and within budget.

Identify, document and coordinate the management of all critical interfaces between the project and the business environment including, but not limited to, within NEL Projects and Contractors (CPF, FLB, Pipelines, Site Preparation, EPF & Operations), NEL internal management systems, procedures and reporting requirements, other interfacing Projects, asset teams and technical functions and external stakeholders, principally JV Partners and Regulatory Authorities.
Identify and ensure adherence to all OPMG tools and ORP processes – e.g. DRB, VARs, PERT, Phase-wise readiness checks and reviews, Risk Management, Project Health checks, Benchmarking etc. Manage the use of these tools in an effective manner to enhance project performance.This is a contract role needed for a period of 18 months


Key Result Area:

Project Interface Interface Register Project Monitoring and controls Creative problem solving and conflict resolution Networking and Diversification Project Discipline Head Role Subject Matter Expertise Responsibilities:
Lead effective management of NEL Projects’ interfaces within itself and with other projects and facilities, and liaise with Operations representatives to ensure their requirements are taken into account during project execution.
Ensure that all critical interfaces are managed and acted upon by the project’s leadership team and, if necessary, take appropriate steps to initiate remedial actions.
Create and manage a project interface management system ensuring that all functional teams and the project leadership team use and comply with them.
Create an Interface Register for monitoring and managing interfaces among the different project groups.
Be the proponent and custodian of the Project’s Change Management System. To monitor and coordinate approval of all project change controls.
Identify potential synergies and conflicts for consideration in execution plans for long-term project activities.
Ensuring that technical and interface issues are identified early and pro-actively addressed by the project execution groups and external parties involved e.g problems associated with tie-ins, shut downs and decommissioning / demolition of redundant facilities.
Develop and maintain efficient and effective networks in order to gather and disseminate information accurately across the teams and in a timely manner.
Initiate and pursue timely JV Partners approvals and the securing of applicable statutory and regulatory permits from the relevant Nigerian Government Agencies, in line with the requirements of the NEL Permits and Consent Plan.
To be able to work with people at all levels within the organization in a multi-disciplined and multi-cultural environment.
Create the necessary positive work relationships both within and external to the project team.
Maintain good working relationship with the contractor(s) to ensure optimum execution of the project.
Perform the roles of Project and controls discipline head in the facility including interfacing with the corporate discipline head, providing inputs to projects and initiation of best practices and new technology for strategic cost leadership such as trending global changes/improvement in safeguarding, instrumentation and control systems.
Design input. 2. Drawing reviews. 3. Hazop and Hazid. 4. Inspection and audits Key Competencies;

        Leading a team.

        Understanding the importance of the company’s business and safety requirements.

        Demonstrate effective management of Customer/Suppliers/Contractors Relations.

        Determine Facility Maintenance Requirements

        Broad knowledge and application of Risk Assessment for all construction and operation field tasks.

        Ability to seek opportunities to expand and apply technical knowledge, skill and experience in doing own job.


Engineering or Science Graduate, with at least 12 years experience in project engineering and contract management.

At least 8 years spent in key roles executing major oil & gas facility projects.

Strong management, technical, communication and leadership skills with a minimum of five years in senior positions on a major project.

Verifiable track record of delivery in a challenging environment.

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