Project Manager

Project Managers are responsible for managing all the resources required (i.e. people, money, materials, equipment, suppliers) and processes to ensure that  projects are delivered on time and produce the desired results. Typical Project Manager responsibilities include developing detailed project plans, ensuring resource availability and allocation and delivering the project on time within budget and scope.

About this role

Typical duties

  • Coordinates internal resources and third parties/vendors for the execution of projects
  • Ensures that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget
  • Develops project scopes and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility
  • Ensures resource availability and allocation
  • Develops a detailed project plan to track progress
  • Uses appropriate verification techniques to manage changes in project scope, schedule and costs
  • Measures project performance using appropriate systems, tools and techniques
  • Reports and escalates major issues to management as needed
  • Performs risk management to minimise project risks
  • Establishes and maintains relationships with third parties/vendors
  • Creates and maintains comprehensive project progress reporting and completion documentation
  • Ensures all activities are in line with industry and company engineering standards
  • Make offshore and onshore site visits to check on progress
  • Reports any breaches of safety procedures to supervision / management
  • Actively participates in and promotes company health and safety campaigns, policies and procedures, and ensures personal safety and that of colleagues at all times

In the industry

Project Managers have an essential role to play in leading technical project teams in ensuring that design, construction and major maintenance projects are completed safely and within budget. They are found in a variety of organisations including the Operators who own or manage production installations, major Engineering Contractors, Drilling Contractors and specialist service companies. The role is often based in an engineering or site project office, and may also involve regular tips to new construction sites and / or existing production facilities to undertake site visits and to check on progress.


  • Office
  • Outdoors
  • Offshore


  • University
  • College
  • Apprenticeships

What do I need?

Key Skills

  • Managing people
  • Team working
  • Verbal communication
  • Written communication
  • Problem solving
  • Analysing
  • Planning
  • Organising
  • IT
  • Numerical
  • Practical
  • Creativity
  • Working to deadlines
  • Flexibility


Entry requirements:

  • Degree/HND or equivalent in an engineering discipline
  • Experience in an engineering/technical role
  • Experience in project planning, cost control, offshore construction, fabrication
  • Basic offshore induction and emergency training (BOSIET)
  • Offshore Medical Certificate
  • OPITO Minimum Industry Safety Standards (MIST)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent listening skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good IT skills
  • Good organisation and administration skills

Employers might also look for:

  • Chartered Engineer
  • Project Management qualification
  • Good knowledge of offshore operations/facilities
  • Good knowledge of offshore HSE/regulations