Project Manager


Description of
this vacancy

Start your career as a Project Manager at Vopak and contribute to social themes such as energy security and energy transition. We offer you a working environment that is safe and pleasant and where equality, diversity and satisfaction are of paramount importance. Ready to develop yourself and make a positive impact? Improve the world and start as a Project Manager at Vopak.

What will you do as a Project Manager?

This position is to support US & Canada Business Unit growth projects throughout the different VPM* stages and applying the right governance by ensuring Vopak standards, Repeatable Formula and Project Controls are applied in accordance with internal, local and national regulations and provide sound project management advice for green & brownfield expansion projects.

*Vopak Project Management a six stage-gate process

What do we offer you?

  • A market-based salary depending on your experience and knowledge and attractive bonuses

  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance

  • Short Term/Long Term Disability Insurance

  • Basic Life/AD&D Insurance

  • Supplemental Life/AD&D Insurance

  • 401(k) Incentive Savings Plan

  • Holidays (9 fixed holidays and 2 floating holidays)

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Paid Time Off

What do we expect from you as a Project Manager?

  • Master of Science in Engineering (Civil, Mechanical or Chemical) or equivalent and more than 12 years of relevant projects experience

  • Proficient in English language (spoken, read & write)

  • MS Office - Excel and GSheets proficiency a plus

  • MS Projects – P6 knowledge & proficiency is a big plus

  • Good knowledge and experience of cost estimating software utilization

  • Good knowledge and experience of CAD software utilization

  • Detail & Results Orientated

  • Results, Quality & Customer Oriented

  • Excellent Stakeholder Management on various levels

  • Planning, Organizing & Reporting

  • Leadership

  • Team Player

What does your day look like?

Your core responsibilities are:

Project Management & Controls

  • Knowledge & Experience in development of project cost estimating per AACE  and have great understanding of WBS & CBS application

  • Support the development of detailed cost estimating at the various FEL levels to ensure the correct estimate class is attained

  • Knowledge & Experience in development of project schedule (P6 knowledge is a plus) to ensure proper scheduling level to various FEL stages

  • Knowledge in development and application of project controls to ensure proper implementation of scope changes monitoring, documents managements, weekly/monthly reporting, etc.

  • Knowledge & experience on contracting and contract management and with different types of contracting strategies

  • Knowledge & experience in risk modeling and Monte Carlo application to provide quantitative risk analysis.

Technical Knowledge

  • Expert knowledge on development, definition and implementation of Front-End Loading (FEL I, II & III)

  • Expert knowledge on new/existing technology in relation to green/brownfield terminal development

  • Expert knowledge in industry technologies related to storing & handling of Oil, Gas & Chemical and bulk liquids

  • Expert knowledge of relevant industry standards and practices (e.g. API, NFPA, PIANC, etc.)

  • Expert knowledge and capability to support and provide advice during development of the conceptual design, functional requirements and Basis of Design (BoD) in close coordination with Project Team

  • Expert knowledge of Project Management Methodologies, familiar with Vopak standards (RF) in multiple disciplines.

Project Management Experience

  • Knowledge and experience on construction safety

  • A good understanding of construction management is required

  • Excellent knowledge on project controls to manage scope, budget, time and risk

  • At least 12 years in projects engineering experience especially front-end design such as PFD, P&ID and HAZOP

  • Knowledge in Oil & Gas Terminal operations

  • Knowledge and understanding of the different contracting strategies: EPC, EPCM, E+P+C, etc.

  • Experience managing multi-discipline engineering projects where complex interface management might be required

  • Knowledge and experience on the complete stage gate process (VPM) cycle

  • Experience of engineering, procurement, contracting and construction of Storage Tank & Marine Terminal including rail loading/offloading facilities, integration of several disciplines familiar to Vopak.

Project Implementation

  • Support the development of detailed engineering design, including specification, standards, technology concepts, equipment and materials, operating parameters, IT, utilities, and interfaces

  • Ensure engineering development of projects adheres with Vopak Standards and experiences

  • Ensure all Business Unit & Global reviews are implemented and complete per VPM methodology

  • Ensure full compliance with permits and regulatory requirements

  • Ensure full compliance to Vopak minimum technical, local regulations and operational standards.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States.  The Company will not sponsor immigration or work visas.

Work Environment

This position requires an employee to be in an office environment as well as exposed to outside elements.  Most extreme elements are heat in the summer months of up to 104°F (40°C) and some exposure to cold of generally no less than 15°F (-10°C) in the winter months.  There will be exposure to various chemicals and compounds, including fumes and smells, some of them hazardous.  The employee may enter confined spaces and work in elevated environments.  Employee must be able to wear PPE required by the location.  General office noise may be experienced and louder sounds and vibrations when outside.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.  All environments are safe with appropriate PPE.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, sit, speak and hear.  The employee is required to stand, use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; the employee may be required, on occasion, to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, or crouch.  The employee may be required to climb ladders/storage tanks up to 50’ in height.  The employee may be required to enter confined spaces.  The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to fifty (50) pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.  Employee may be required to travel by air, rail, bus, or car.

Want to start as a Project Manager at Vopak?

Are you ready to share your vision and contribute to Vopak's projects? Then start as a Project Manager and apply now!

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Marilynn Nguyen

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