General Manager


Airswift is recruiting a General Manager, to be based in Porto Amboim, Angola.
  • We are looking for an experienced manager who will be the focal point for all interfaces with locals yards, Sub-Contractors, and vendors and ensure group governance, compliance, and consistency between all local/regional activity. The candidate will also be managing local in-country entity in the legal capacity of a company representative, providing a local support infrastructure comprising HSSE, HR, Finance & Accounting, Project Controls, IT support and general administrative duties
  • Develop and maintain a local infrastructure to support both proposal activity and subsequent project execution undertaken in-country
  • Ensure local staff is recruited and managed appropriately
  • Ensure financial control and reporting of the local entity
  • Ensure the cascading of group compliance expectations, both internally and externally
  • Ensure the implementation of group policies and processes
  • Development and maintain site specific policies and processes
  • Support the development of frame agreements with key vendors/agencies
  • Establishing and managing relationships with all local stakeholders
  • Provide local logistic support to all official visitors
  • Support the development of yard farming
  • Act as focal point for all Commercial inquiries and local engagement with yards, Sub-contractors, and vendors
  • Support the proposals group and Product Line with obtaining the timely receipt of robust and competitive proposals from local yards and Sub-Contractors
  • Support the proposals group and Product Line with analysis and normalization of yard proposals
  • Support audits of newly identified yards and the maintenance audits of established and approved facilities
  • Provide Group HSSE governance and ensure the implementation of all current HSSE, policies, and processes
  • Ensure timely engagement of construction supervision and local PMT in accordance with prescribed ramp-up plans
  • Provide HR support to all in-country resource and ensure compliance with (and administration of) current HR Policy
  • Provide local project control functions to all projects, including the recruitment and management of local QS' and liaison/support to RC PMT
  • Provide finance and administrative support during project execution
  • Provide IT infrastructure and IT support to the Site Teams during project execution
  • Ensure the cascading of Group Compliance expectations, both internally and externally
  • Local Angolan citizen
  • Preferably a university degree in a related subject
  • Previous oil & gas and construction background from the previous role
  • Knowledge in HSSE, HR, Finance & Accounting, Project Controls, IT support and general administrative functions
  • You are a strong leader and can manage and develop people
  • An excellent decision maker who can make good quality and timely decisions that can keep the organization going forward
  • The result is driven and consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances
  • Able to build formal and informal relationships networks inside and outside the organization
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted
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  • Published 15.08.2018
  • Expires 05.09.2018
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