Head of Operations

BH-275706
  • Salary available on request
  • England East Anglia Great Yarmouth
  • Permanent
  • Oil & Gas
**Head of Operations**
Permanent position
Great Yarmouth
Oil & Gas

NES Fircroft are delighted to be supporting a key O&G client, with an extremely important role to help drive their business to the next level.

Our client, who specialise within subsea & drilling, are looking for a Head of Operations for a permanent position based in Great Yarmouth. Within the role, you will be responsible for the overall management of the Operations function and responsible for driving efficient operations and meeting project and maintenance demands.

It is imperative you drive the highest standards of QHSE practices and support the strategic plan and business improvements. In addition, you will have the ability to manage a framework for regular communication and updates, reviews performance, and identifies opportunities for improvement along with close monitoring of Operations, Procurement & facilities support focusing on costs, time writing, and data accuracy, and provides leadership, direction, and development to the operations team.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Drive compliance of the Operations team to all relevant policies and processes (including HSE) within the management system (IMS) for the Operations function, feedback any areas of improvement
  • Perform resource planning to ensure sufficient resourcing of the Operations functions (onshore and offshore) based on the business Project Forecast and other sustaining activities required
  • Provide input and support for all new systems implemented in the business
  • Regularly evaluate and review the Operations function activities, driving the delivery of efficient operations able to safely meet the demands of live projects and maintenance requirements
  • Create a framework and rhythm for regular communications, updates, and comparison of actual performance to planned performance, continually review to identify opportunities for improvement
  • As required put forward considered business cases for new initiatives or piece of change, where accepted ensure all areas of change management are identified and managed using the appropriate system
  • Manage the Operations function within the agreed annual and monthly target for costs
  • Ensure time writing completeness and regular review/analysis by line managers in the function to ensure correct codes are used and overtime is appropriate       
  • Ensure requirements for Third party competency evaluation are adhered to when contract labour is utilized in the Operations function to ensure a safe and competent workforce
  • Provide regular functional updates to the General Manager and provide timely update on issues
  • Support the GM and work with the rest of the leadership team to develop and implement the Company’s strategic plan, annual business plan and associated objectives for the Great Yarmouth business
  • Complete internal audits and participate in external audits as required
Requirements     
  • Degree in a relevant technical or business discipline or appropriate time served experience
  • IOSH Managing Safely Certificate
  • Internal auditing
  • Significant experience of the upstream oilfield sector preferably within a business that is focused on drilling, Decommissioning, well services or subsea services
  • Well-rounded business manager with technical / engineering awareness, combined with experience of planning and executing operations
  • Experience of an environment where timelines can change, and alternative solutions need to be developed
  • Has worked at a Senior Management level
  • P&L Management
  • Appreciation of contractual and commercial risk and development of mitigation strategies


With over 90 years' combined experience, NES Fircroft (NES) is proud to be the world's leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Chemicals, Construction & Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining and Manufacturing sectors worldwide. With more than 80 offices in 45 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. We offer contractors far more than a traditional recruitment service, supporting with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market-leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.

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