Local Content is the added value brought to Trinidad and Tobago through local procurement, job creation, workforce capacity development, community skills and enterprise development. CLIENT is also keenly focused on ensuring the optimization of community content, ensuring that benefits trickle down to fenceline communities and foster sustainable economic development. Local Content (LC) is a key enabler for the successful delivery of the Project project with estimated first gas date of 2027.
The Local Content Coordination role will be part of the Contracting and Procurement team which is an innovative, learning and compliant organization. In the LC role one will forge deep relationships with our communities, other stakeholders and business partners to ensure safe, competitive, sustainable project delivery. In Client we believe in creating an inclusive culture and work environment where you can thrive, innovate and develop; but most of all, be yourself.
This is an outstanding opportunity for an individual with proven communication skills including experience in driving outcomes, performance management, negotiating, developing and executing local content plans, managing contractor and other stakeholder expectations, and embedding requirements for Ethics, HSSE&SP, Supplier Diversity and GHG targets.
The value drivers of the business are:
- Reliable cash flow from operations
- Competitive Unit Capital Cost
- Local content
- De-risked execution schedule
Project is a project with high expectations for local stakeholders with the potential for developing in country capability.
Purpose & Accountabilities:
- Purpose The position is for a Principal Project Advisor who functions as the Local Content Coordination Lead for the Project project
- Based on a clear understanding of the Local Content (LC) requirements and Local & Community Content plan of the project, create and maintain an implementation strategy that meets national standards and community expectations
- Interface with all contractors including the EPCI, Construction, Rig Contractor to understand, measure and report on the in-country local content requirements.
- Monitoring the execution of the local content plans for each contractor and providing guidance and oversight of LC across the project
- Coordinate the assessment of in-country contractor capability, including field assessment of all potential local contractors including community contractors for their current and future capability and coordinate the development of plans to upgrade the capability of the contractors.
- Interface with community contractors and community organisations regularly to ensure timely information sharing on all potential employment opportunities and challenges
- Support the Community Relations team in developing initiatives that manage expectations and build goodwill for the project and the company
- Actively support the GM CP and Project Project Manager with guidelines of projectspecific LC plans.
- Review project RFP’s/ITTs/Adverts in tender proposals & contracts for compliance assurance before dissemination
- Ensure synergy and uniformity of actions on LC requirements across the contractors delivering the project and across other projects/teams (Contracting & Procurement, Corporate Relations, Project Project team).
- Advise on the evaluation of local and community based Contractors, both existing and potential, assessing their capability to execute some or all of the identified elements of the Project Local Content Plan.
- Identify potential contractor management and yard infrastructure upgrades required to facilitate an efficient and safe fabrication delivery of project specifications and requirements
- Ensure quality and consistency of monthly and quarterly reports to be submitted to authorities and projects and keep abreast of sociopolitical developments in Trinidad & Tobago
- Monitor and periodically report progress on LC implementation, challenges and mitigating action plan to relevant internal and external stakeholders.
- Act as the LC consultant to the Project project.
- Participate in cross industry meetings as required on issues of legislation, Regulation, Capacity building, reputation and Monitoring.
- Advise on strategies for the development of local companies’ capabilities to provide basic services to the industry in addition to participate in sessions to improve their business management skills.
- Carry out Internal awareness campaign and communication to ensure clear understanding of LC Policy implementation, and compliance within the organisation.
- Manage interface issues as delegated.
- Provide guidance on any partner issues, and co-ordinate response to requests.
- The Principal Project Advisor will be a member of the CP Team and work closely with the Project Team and Corporate Relations team.
- He/She will manage the development and delivery of the project LC Plan.
- Main external Interfaces: Regulatory bodies including MEEI, Permanent Local Content Committee (PLCC) Secretariat , Energy Chamber, community employment groups, community contractors, Co-venturers, Major Contractors, including engineering services contractors and Vendors.
Skills & Requirements:
- Experience and Qualification - A professional with a Bachelor’s Degree and minimum of 10 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry, preferably in Project Engineering, Accounting, Finance, Business & Government Relations and Contracting & Procurement.
- Excellent understanding of the national local content policy and regulations; and knowledge of key industry stakeholders.
- A working knowledge of the Client Group business policies & standards is an asset
- Should have well-developed interpersonal/communication skills to enhance and maintain relationships, working with multiple stakeholders and team members at multiple work locations.
- Ability to interact with a broad spectrum of people with excellent communication, influencing and consensus building skills
- Should have an understanding of projects, including technical, commercial, stakeholder management and supply chain management skills.
- Ability to work with and influence multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams, including those in leadership.
- Experience in managing external stakeholders on complex projects is required. Should have played a key role in management of major contracts, especially in regions where local and community content were important factors.
- Familiar with project development challenges in Trinidad & Tobago or in other regions with similar challenges. Knowledge in the application of Client Global Project Management processes, standards, tools, procedures, and guides will be an advantage.
- Values a collaborative approach and is open to listening to stakeholder perspectives, including engaging multiple stakeholders comprising government agencies, community and other stakeholders.
- Visibly demonstrate personal and company HSSE commitment.
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