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The EG Project Manager will be responsible in facilitating development activities for VAALCO’s Block P asset in Equatorial Guinea. Therefore, the ability to advance a greenfield discovery into development stage is essential for the successful candidate. The EG Project Manager will work with Production Engineering, Drilling, Facility Engineering, and necessary external... consultants to monetize assets. This is a full-time contract-to-hire position

• Works as Coordinator across multi-discipline Commercial, Legal, Drilling, Facilities and Subsurface Teams for the execution of the Plan of Development with partners and government entities.
• Interacts with host government officials, partner technical staff as required.
• Represents the project to Senior Management
• Uses sound understanding of risk analysis of projects with an emphasis on risk reduction and return on investment.
• Facilities project meetings and manages all major interfaces.
• Responsible for ensuring the project is sufficiently resourced and meets schedule objectives.

• Bachelor’s degree in Petroleum Engineering or related Engineering discipline
• Minimum 12 years of experience in upstream roles with large or medium-size oil and gas companies.
• Minimum 12 years of project experience in Development and/or Production experience, mainly with conventional reservoirs.
• Broad, international experience, with West Africa experience preferred.
• Experience working on successful teams and ability to interact and work effectively with cross-functional teams, working interest partners and potential partners.
• Exposure to multiple geographical areas and experience working in a multi-cultural, multi-national environment.
• Working knowledge of conducting Resource and Reserve estimates
• Solid understanding of industry economics, discounted cash flow modeling, costs, profitability analysis, fiscal systems, and financial drivers
• Fluent in Spanish is a plus.

• Deep expertise in commercial and economic analysis.
• Proven team builder with Project Management and leadership skills
• Decision analysis experience
• Experience in delivering project plans using multidiscipline teams.
• Must have experience working in West Africa preferably offshore Equatorial Guinea
• Ability to implement solutions that meet the Field Development Plan objectives for reservoir depletion.
• Must have a working knowledge of related disciplines, e.g., geophysics, petrophysics, facilities and well engineering, production engineering.
• Ability to adjust to rapidly changing priorities.
• Ability to multitask and to prioritize work accordingly.
• Ability to distill thoughts and ideas into a concise written or oral presentation to senior management.
• Ability to prepare and present material to key stakeholders.
• Ability and willingness to travel to other continents, sometimes at short notice.
• High aptitude / ability to handle complexity and ambiguity.
• Positive attitude not easily discouraged.
• Leadership capabilities, including unquestionable integrity and trustworthiness.
• Proven track record of delivering under challenging conditions.
• A self-starter, self-directed but also has ability to work under direction when needed.
• Committed to responsible sustainable development.
• Reliable, completes work on time.
• Flexible, able to multi-task and stop and re-start an ongoing project.
• Works with confidence but is open to feedback from others.
• Team player, but accountable for that with which he / she is responsible.
• Creative, entrepreneurial mindset – able to see potential opportunities where they do not obviously exist.
• Inquisitiveness, curiosity, tenacity
• Articulate communicator: openly shares knowledge and learnings with team; great listener.
• Ability to write concisely and accurately; understands the difference between what is known versus interpretation.
• Ability to present complex information effectively.
• Appreciative of the diversity of people, cultures, approaches, thoughts, and ideas.
• Voices opinions and beliefs but supports the team’s decision even if not his / her own.


Requires sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes, to permit the employee to function in a general office environment and accomplish tasks and duties as outlined above.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.


VAALCO Energy, Inc. is a Houston, Texas-based independent energy company principally engaged in the production, development, and acquisition of oil and natural gas properties in West and North Africa and western Canada. VAALCO’s strategy is to increase reserves and production through the development and exploitation of international oil and natural gas properties, with a primary focus on Africa. The Company’s properties are located in offshore Gabon and Equatorial Guinea, onshore Egypt, and western Canada
Houston TX USA


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