Sr. Project Manager

Storing vital products with care

Storing vital products with care

Position Overview

This position is to support Vopak Industrial Infrastructure Americas, LLC 's expansion projects governance throughout Vopak Project Management stages, ensure Vopak standards, Repeatable Formula and Project Controls are applied in accordance with local and national regulations and provide sound project management advice for green & brownfield expansion projects.

Project Management

Experience & knowledge in (1) managing simultaneously several projects, (2) contract management, (3) stakeholders management, (4) interface management.

  • Capable of managing several projects and follow VPM stage-gate process
  • Inform Managing Director, Project Owners of project progress and main issues
  • Provide solutions to keep projects on-track
  • Must have comprehensive knowledge of project management and contract management to ensure contractors perform per Vopak Quality and Safety standards
  • Support project owner identifying project technical staffing requirements to support projects
  • Review and validate Project Management plans
  • Initiate and organize key project reviews and ensure all Divisional & Global reviews are implemented and complete per VPM methodology
  • Ensure Internal Customer input is documented and included in BOD
  • Ensure projects maintain a Decision log
  • Ensure full compliance with permits and regulatory requirements.
  • Ensure full compliance to Vopak minimum technical, local regulations and operational standards
  • Knowledgeable in risk management and capable of using the outcome of project risk assessment to improve project execution until the end of the project.

Project Controls

Experience & knowledge in (1) development of project cost estimates per the international standards, (2) development and update of project schedule (P6 knowledge is a plus) , (3) implementation of WBS & CBS, (4) application of Cost Control principles, (5) physical progress measurement, (6) forecasting methods, and (7) risk management.

  • Review and validate project's cost estimates achieve Estimate class per ICEAA.
  • Review and ensure Schedules are developed properly with the right level of task details and sequencing at each stage of the project from FEL to Execution.
  • Ensure CBS and WBS are used consistently across all projects, cost estimates, schedules, progress measurement and scope documents.
  • Ensure implementation of scope changes monitoring, and follow the approval process for Scope change and variations.
  • Implement effective document management for all aspects of the project to assure traceability, project records and smooth documentation turnover.
  • Review and validate physical progress measurement is adequate to monitor project progress.
  • Review and monitor project cost and that cost control principles are applied on the project.
  • Ensure Weekly/Monthly reporting is prepared according to Vopak principles of transparency and integrity and issued on time to all stakeholders.
  • Review, validate and update with project teams the project risk register and ensure risks are being properly mitigated by risk owners.
  • Review and validate project forecasts of Time (In-service date) and Cost (EAC).


    Bachelors degree in Engineering (Civil, Mechanical or Chemical)

    Technical Knowledge

    • 10 + years in years in projects engineering experience especially front end design such as PFD development, P&ID and Process Functional Safety Design (PHAs, Risk Assessments, etc.), Development, definition and implementation of Front End Loading (FEL I, II & III), New and existing technology in relation to green/brownfield terminal development, Industry technologies related to storing & handling of Oil, Gas & Chemical and bulk liquids, Relevant industry standards and practices (e.g. API, NFPA, PIANC, etc.), Support and provide advice during development of the conceptual design, functional requirements and Basis of Design (BoD) in close coordination with Project Team.
    • Knowledge in Oil & Gas Terminal operations
    • Experience managing multi-discipline engineering projects where complex interface management are required
    • Experience of engineering, procurement, contracting and construction of Storage Tank & Marine Terminal including rail loading/offloading facilities
    • Support the development of detailed engineering design, including specifications, standards, technology concepts, equipment and materials, operating parameters, Automation, utilities, and interfaces.


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

    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.

    Sollicitatie procedure

    Stap 1
    Stap 2
    1e interview
    Stap 3
    Online assessment
    Stap 4
    2e interview
    Stap 5

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