Project Manager (Temporary)

St. John's, NL, ca Full-time

Company Description

Parker Wellbore helps energy companies accomplish their drilling and production goals efficiently, reliably, and safely. Our global team supports oil and gas operators with innovative land and offshore drilling services, premium rental tools and well services, and advanced operations and management support. Founded in 1934, Parker Wellbore helps customers manage their costs and mitigate their risks, to achieve their operational goals in a safe and efficient manner. With experience in both harsh-environment regions and complex drilling situations, you can trust Parker Wellbore to get the job done.

Job Description

The Project Manager position is responsible for assisting schedule development and project planning activities. Specifically, the position is responsible for monitoring, controlling, updating, and communication of planning and scheduling activities during various project phases.  

Essential functions

  • Responsible for organizing, developing, implementing, maintaining, and communicating the scheduling management system as directed by project team, functional managers, and internal/external clients.


  • Perform analysis of project schedules to help identify risks, and assist development of recommendations for mitigation steps to recover or provide the least impact alternative(s).


  • Define project activities with an appropriate work breakdown structure (WBS) by identifying specific actions (engineering, design, procurement, fabrication, testing, logistics, and drilling) to be performed to produce the project deliverables.


  • Sequence project specific activities by identifying and documenting the relationships among the project activities.


  • Determine activity resources by estimating the type and quantities of material, people, equipment, or supplies required to perform each project activity.


  • Estimate activity durations by approximating the time needed to complete individual project activities with estimated resources allocated to a project.


  • Develop project schedule by utilizing an appropriate scheduling tool (MS Project, Primavera, etc.) and analyzing schedule input data (activity sequences, durations, resource requirements, and schedule constraints) to generate a schedule with planned dates for completing project activities.


  • Control project schedule by monitoring the status of the project to update project progress and manage changes to the schedule baseline.


  • Ensures communication of project schedule information (progress, performance, trends, and associated risks) is shared in a timely and accurate manner to project team members, management, and the client.


  • Support creation, maintenance, and distribution of project planning documents including resource and manning plans, basis of schedule reports, and look-ahead schedules.


  • Review of project contracts to assist in development of project planning and project control requirements.
  • Coordinating with project team members to ensure the schedule addresses the contract scope of work and is developed and updated in a timely and accurate manner during the project lifecycle.
  • Ensure adherence to corporate Integrated Management System and HSE policies and procedures.
  • Ensure that personal behaviors and work practices are in line with Company safety standards.


  • Responsible for safety of self and others in the vicinity to include, but not limited to, employees, vendors and guests.


  • Provide visible HSE leadership engagement, be aware of housekeeping and other required safety precautions, and do not take shortcuts or any other unnecessary risks that expose themselves or others.


  • Ensure all incidents are reported and appropriately investigated in accordance with Company procedure.




Necessary qualifications, skills and abilities

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited university is preferred.
  • Should have at least 5 years of work experience as a Project Manager in an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) environment.


  • Must be proficient in using project scheduling tools, such as Primavera and Microsoft Projects.


  • Knowledge of related drilling equipment, layouts, operations, and rig crew functions is considered a benefit.


  • Experience planning project work flow of fabrication, installation and testing is preferred.


  • Working knowledge of discipline specific fabrication and manufacturing design, processes, and testing (i.e., welding, machining, etc.) is preferred.


  • Must have strong PC skills including Microsoft Office products such as Excel, Word, and Power Point.


  • Strong written and verbal technical communication skills including writing reports, emails, and presentations at various internal and external organizational levels (peers, clients, and vendors) are preferred.


  • Must be a detail oriented, self-starter and able to work with little supervision while maintaining goals/tasks.
  • Must possess sound reasoning skills and have the ability to follow directions.

Position competencies

  • Initiating & Driving Change • Acts as a catalyst for and takes responsibility for leading, directing, and managing organizational change • Develops new insights into situations and applies innovative solutions • Creates work environment that encourages creative thinking and innovation • Drives step changes in how the company operates • Understands how to change and addresses not only systems and processes, but also cultural aspects of change • Is good at bringing the creative ideas of others to market • Develops a change strategy that includes milestones and timelines • Accurately assesses the potential barriers and resources necessary for change initiatives • Understands and supports the need for change • Envisions and articulates the intended result of the change process • Provides direction and focus during the change process • Helps to generate support of the changes throughout the organization • Identifies and enlists allies who support the change process • Provides resources, removes barriers, and acts as an advocate for those initiating change
  • Result Focused • Establishes clear, specific performance goals, expectations, and priorities • Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully • Is constantly and consistently one of the top performers • Very bottom-line oriented • Steadfastly pushes self and others for results • Navigates quickly and effectively to resolve problems and obstacles • Persists to complete tasks / responsibilities, even in the face of difficulties • Develops a sense of urgency in others to complete tasks • Operates with personal ownership and looks for ways to improve performance all the time • Challenges him- or herself and others to raise the bar on performance • Focuses people on critical activities that yield a high impact • Holds self and others accountable for delivering high-quality results on time and within budget (e.g., models high work standards and demands the same from others)
  • Team Work • Blends people into teams when they are needed • Creates strong morale and spirit in his/her team • Shares wins and successes • Fosters open dialogue • Lets people finish and be responsible for their work • Seeks consensus among diverse viewpoints as a means of building group commitment • Defines success in terms of the whole team • Creates a feeling of belonging in the team • Values the contributions of all team members • Creates an environment that encourages open communication amongst team members • Creates an environment that encourages collective problem solving amongst team members
  • Customer Focus • Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers • Gets first-hand customer information and uses it to understand customers' business issues and needs for improvements in products and services • Acts with customer in mind • Establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect • Genuinely enjoys working with customers to build long-term partnerships • Creates a sense of customer focus throughout their team/ department/ business unit

Physical demands and work environment

  • Oversee and manage the overall quality of projects and/or employee performance.
  • Ability to gather, analyze, and interpret data.
  • Ability to perform under stress, under pressure, and/or in emergency situations.
  • Carry up to 10 lbs.
  • Ability to multitask, work in a fast-paced environment, meet deadlines, reason logically, and make sound decisions.
  • Ability to comprehend, remember, and follow verbal and written directions and comply with Company policies, procedures and standard.
  • Sit/stand while performing primarily sedentary work
  • Use repetitive wrist, hand or finger movements at a computer.
  • Ability to work as a team, communicate and interact with others in a professional manner, and consider alternative and diverse perspectives.

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