Project Director - Submarine Gas Pipeline in Lagos, Nigeria

at Dangote Group

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

  • Develop an overall plan for the delivery of all aspects of the pipelines infrastructure and facilities project and secure Management approval of the same
  • Drive the planning and delivery of the full project scope - 2 x 36” x 550 km offshore gas gathering pipeline system, complete with end facilities, riser platforms, gas reception facilities etc, to deliver 3 bmscfd of gas
  • Develop and secure approval for all procedures required to manage and govern project activities, including Environmental, Safety, Health and Security aspects
  • Plan and manage the contracting and procurement process to ensure that all required contract packages are in place when required and materials are delivered on time
  • Identify and secure all resources required for successful project delivery
  • Deliver the technical elements of the pipeline infrastructure and facilities project required to realize the value of the business opportunity, on schedule, within budget, and to the right quality.
  • Manage key stakeholders on whom project success depends; draw on resources within or outside the company as necessary.
  • Establish and implement a robust Change Management process that is consistent with the company’s Change Management procedure
  • Constitute and manage the project team, including resources that may be seconded from support functions
  • Maintain a risk register and actively manage identified risks to protect investment value
  • Manage the activities and performance of the contractors and subcontractors through effective supervision and guidance, ensuring that technical queries are resolved without delay
  • Through effective daily, weekly and monthly progress reviews and reporting, keep Management informed of the status of key aspects of the project, highlighting any issues that may require intervention at senior/executive levels
  • Work through support functions to secure all required statutory approvals, ensuring that all aspects of the project are carried out in compliance with the law and company guidelines
  • Hand over the successfully completed and commissioned project to the appropriate Operations Manager(s), with relevant documentation and, where relevant, initial operating spares
  • Close out all aspects of the project upon completion (or interim completion) in line with company process



  • Health, Safety and Environment MS implementation and management through all the project phases
  • Development and management of project plans and schedules, including associated cost profiles
  • Procurement and Contracting Skills
  • Knowledge of the marketplace and impact of same on project execution strategies
  • Understanding of project reporting requirements of various stakeholders and ability to generate the same
  • Working knowledge of industry based project management methodologies and systems
  • Ability to work with professionals of various parentage (company, contractor, etc.) and level to deliver project objectives
  • Government Regulations as applicable
  • Gas Sales and Purchase Contracts



  • A good university degree in engineering
  • A minimum of 15 years experience in oil and gas facilities, pipeline engineering and project management.
  • Track record in the planning, design, procurement, construction, commissioning and operation of an offshore oil/gas pipeline (plus associated risers, platforms, end facilities etc) in water depth of not less than fifty (50) meters
  • Ability to develop and work with project plans and schedules including associated cost profiles
  • Understanding of project reporting requirements of various stakeholders and ability to generate the same
  • Expertise in applying for and securing licenses and permits for the construction and operation of a gas pipeline and associated facilities
  • Excellent technical and communication skills with a strong emphasis on teamwork
  • Fluency in written and spoken English language


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