Product Line Manager – (Borehole Enlargement) - Congo

Location: Brazzaville, Congo, Congo, Democratic Republic of the
Date Posted: 14-06-2018

Job Purpose:

To supervise and monitor DRT Performance Drilling Tools (PDT) operations and operate tools at customer locations. Perform, review and validate advanced drilling operations, drilling parameters and hydraulic calculations using appropriate software. Act as the interface between engineering, operations and the customer to provide troubleshooting, advice and equipment parameters recommendations unsupervised.
Assist workshop personnel in the preparation and testing of PDT equipment. Expected to follow a specified learning plan that will include various computer-based learning modules as well as classroom training. During this phase, may also take on miscellaneous tasks as assigned by the supervisor.
  • At all times have a clear focus on HSSE.
  • Set an example within the whole organisation in terms of behaviours and approach to HSSE.
  • Always maintain safety as a first priority when working across all areas of the business.
  • Comply with internal company risk management, quality assurance, health, safety, security and environment management systems.
  • Demonstrate an active understanding of environmental issues and willingness to participate in community and industry sustainability initiatives.
  • Take ownership of identifying and pursuing new Borehole Enlargement business throughout the SSA region
  • Assist regional sales, BD and operations teams with applications, scheduling, operations, customer satisfaction, productivity and economic objectives
  • Act as an interface between the customer, engineering and operations to provide troubleshooting assistance and to review & validate job reports as required.
  • Provide analysis of tenders/contracts to facilitate retention success.
  • Assist business development and sales teams to secure key opportunities (involvement from pre-tendering to contract execution stages).
  • Develop in-country procedures in compliance with corporate and regional requirements.
  • Responsible for successful preparation and submission of proposals and tenders aligned to client’s costing structure, technical and commercial requirements, within client driven deadlines
  • Run and analyse BHA design and hydraulics programmes
  • Generate post-run reports along with recommendations
  • Act as a sole point of contact, participating in initial point of contact through to post-job presentations and report preparation
  • Prepare hand-over of successful projects to operations department – ensure projects kicked off and operating properly.
  • Provide monthly report on in-country opportunities.
  • Establish clear, achievable and challenging objectives for direct reports mutually agreeable with regional Product Line Management and Country Manager.
  • Monitor performance regularly to ensure highest chance of success.
  • Deliver outcomes by influence and personal gravitas. Ensure issues can be openly discussed, options investigated and positive conclusions reached.
  • Mentor and train staff and ensure succession planning and nationalization processes are in place.
  • Be seen as the leader in safety and business ethics. Drive continuous improvement across all areas.
  • Foster an environment where innovation, entrepreneurship and financial accountability are valued and encouraged.
Qualifications / Requirements: 
  • 5-10 years experience with a major oilfield services company in a drilling / downhole tools / well construction discipline
  • Highly experienced in borehole enlargement techniques and current technology
Sales/BD experience with drilling / downhole tools
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Zade Stafford
Oil & Gas Team Manager
The CA Global Group
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