Project Procurement Manager

Aibel is a leading service company within the oil, gas and offshore wind industries. We provide our customers with optimal and innovative solutions within engineering, construction, modifications and maintenance throughout a project’s entire life cycle. Aibel's 4000 skilled employees are located close to our customers at the company’s offices in Norway and South East Asia. In addition, we operate two modern yards in Haugesund and in Thailand, with complete prefabrication and construction capabilities.

Job responsibilities:

The job holder will be assigned the position as Project Procurement Manager and may have, but not limited to, the following responsibilities:

  • Execute decisions made within assigned roledecisions made within assigned role
  • Actions assigned to him/her
  • Completion of work on time, within budget and to the agreed quality
  • Delivery in accordance with internal and external guidelines, regulations, requirements and expectations
  • Participate in procurement tender work, ensuring that all procurement obligations are fulfilled
  • Perform procurement activities according to the project start-up plan
  • Establishment of project procurement strategy
  • Ensure establishment of a subcontract strategy
  • Establish material control philosophy
  • Establish and verify Procurement Milestone Plan (PMP), including budget cost
  • Establish bidders list
  • Establish procurement package responsibility matrix
  • Verify that contractual obligations are covered by W3, and request project specific amendments/ guidelines if required
  • Ensure implementation of required client contract requirements and arrange contract awareness seminar for Procurement personnel
  • Establish model documents for procurement activities (i.e. project specific templates)
  • Establish procurement working and reporting routines
  • Participate in project management
  • Monitor and report progress of work
  • Participate in specific task force when required
  • Ensure quality assurance of relevant activities in the procurement process
  • Guide and supervise personnel within own area
  • Inform Project Manager of identified risks and mitigating activities
  • Handle delegated responsibilities from Project Manager
  • Ensure close-out of procurement packages
  • Implement experience transfer

Work experience requirements:

  • Minimum 15 years of project procurement experience in the Oil & Gas industry preferably in Offshore upstream sector.
  • Must have experience in running 3 projects in Oil & Gas industry preferably on topside FPSO projects.
  • Possess strong working knowledge on procuring technical equipment / bulk materials for Oil & Gas industry.
  • Has experience in managing a team of procurement / package buyers to support the project.
  • Must be a self-starter, independent and self-motivated
  • Must have full understanding of the procurement and project execution processes for topsides modules in FPSO or Platform.
  • Understanding of logistics Incoterms and logistics planning for the project.
  • Understand of warehouseing activities in the project


  • Degree/Diploma/Certificate in engineering or business related.
  • Certification in supply chain, logistics and procurement will be an advantage

Other skills:

  • Must have effective written and verbal communication skills to write project reports and present project procurement issues to the team and external parties in English.
  • Must have effective negotiation skills with suppliers for the purchasing of the equipment / bulk materials for the project. Bulk materials include piping bulks, structural steel plates & profile and E&IT bulks.
  • Must have effective project management, problem-solving, leadership, people skills
  • Experienced in SAP MM modules functions preferred
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Effective analytical skills and meticulous in his/her work

In addition, the job holder will have the following job specific requirements:

  • A high level of energy and ability to work under pressure and complexity
  • Mature, proactive, resourceful, hands-on with good initiatives and ability to leverage organizational resources
  • Genuine interest and appreciation of people
  • Ability to work with people from diverse cultural backgrounds
  • Must be able to travel overseas on short notice if required or perform overtime work as needed.

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Other information:
Work location: Singapore
Application deadline: 4 February 2023

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