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Job Title: Project Manager

Reporting To: Director of Projects & Engineering

Function: Project Engineering

Location:  Seadrill Americas, Houston, Texas, USA



 Seadrill is one of the world’s most modern offshore Deepwater drilling companies. Using ground-breaking technology we operate in 15 countries across 5 continents, employing some 5,000 people representing 65 nationalities. Our vision is to Set the Standard in Drilling. It’s an ambitious goal. And every single one of us has a part to play. Help us to keep innovating, improving and maintaining the highest safety standards, and we’ll give you what you need to be your best too.

Diversity and inclusion are more than words for us. Everyone is welcome—as an inclusive workplace, our people are comfortable bringing their authentic whole selves to work. We continue to build an inclusive culture that encourages, supports, and celebrates the diverse voices of our people. It fuels our innovation and connects us closer to our customers and the communities we operate in.


 Responsible for the managing of quality control measures, budgets, and project timelines for large scale projects across the fleet.  This is to ensure long term projects are performed in the most efficient manner ensuring rig integrity while minimizing out of service period and cost. Implements project execution processes and ensure methodologies and processes are captured for future reference across the fleet.   The Project Manager will have the authority to manage the resource allocation to fleet projects as requested and agreed with operating areas; provide recommendation and guidelines to rigs relating to SPS and other Special Projects; author corporate reports (Project proposals and audit reports) and execute project deliverables based on specific project issued mandates.


The Project Manager’s key area of responsibilities include:

  • Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) management according to corporate standards
  • Optimal resource management (e.g., balanced across cost, quality, capability, productivity)
  • Ensuring project planning and status reporting is performed to corporate standards.
  • Ensuring project execution and cost control is maintained to corporate standards.
  • Inform stakeholders of project status based on project specific milestones and deliverables.
  • Overall visibility and reporting on upcoming and ongoing projects within the organization.
  • Summary guidance and reporting across all Projects, as required.

Specific tasks in connection with the role include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide leadership and guidance to the Project Controls group to ensure a robust system of cost control is implemented throughout project execution such that the approved budget is not exceeded. This includes such key factors as costs and commitments from all sources are accurately tracked, change control is rigorous and effective, charges to project budget are verified and that necessary approvals are in place, completion costs are accurately forecasted, early warning of potential cost over-runs is provided.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to ensure that a fully integrated schedule is developed, implemented, and tracked daily throughout the project duration; The commissioning schedule is finely detailed and integrated with the construction schedule; the OFE delivery schedule is fully developed and carefully monitored and fully integrated with the construction schedule.
  • Provide regular and accurate progress reports to corporate management.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to the Project team to ensure that the rig is fully outfitted and commissioned prior to departure from the shipyard and Ready to Drill.
  • Ensure the Rig leaves the shipyard on or before the contract delivery date ready to drill and fully outfitted to meet the specifications of the drilling contract.
  • Work closely with the client to ensure the rig as outfitted and equipped is aligned with client requirements and expectations.
  • Promote and develop teamwork within the project group to sponsor Operations ownership of the rig, its equipment, and systems.
  • Ensure Operations and Operations Support ownership of the unit to eliminate re-engineering following departure from the shipyard.
  • Ensure projects are executed in accordance with the terms of the shipyard contract, to a high HSE standard with the primary objective of no injuries to personnel and no harm to the environment.
  • Ensure construction standards are maintained in accordance with the project quality plan, and equipment and systems are installed in accordance with corporate policies, standards, and procedures.
  • Ensure preferential engineering and construction preference engineering is eliminated.
  • Ensure project schedules are maintained with minimum delays and conflicting activities, and all project, shipyard, and vendor activities are conducted in accordance with the contract HSE plan.
  • Ensure lessons learned are addressed, actioned, and closed out on the project.
  • Ensure corporate management and the Client are fully and reliably informed throughout project execution.
  • Provide regular and accurate financial reports to corporate management.
  • To review the project Risk Register, conduct regular reviews, prepare mitigation plans to ensure that they are complete and effective.
  • HSE: Provide leadership and guidance to the project HSE Manager to implement a system of safe working practice that is consistent across all project worksites.
  • Sponsor and support a culture of safety awareness within the project team, vendors, and shipyard workforce.
  • Facilitate and conduct regular all-party HSE meetings.
  • Provide Corporate management and client with regular HSE reports complete with historical incident data and trend analysis.
  • Conduct frequent site audits to ensure that all agreed safety management processes and systems are implemented and effective.
  • Review shipyard activities daily with the Shipyard and the Project Planner to ensure alignment with the project plan.
  • Monitor shipyard progress, identify potential delays and implement timely remedial actions.
  • Conduct forward analysis of future activities to identify latent efficiencies and areas where there may be potential for schedule acceleration.
  • Conduct daily production meetings with shipyard production supervisors, vendor supervisors and Project supervisors to discuss the day’s activities and HSE management.
  • Conduct daily forward-planning meetings with the shipyard production supervisors, vendor supervisors and Project supervisors to ensure that there are no conflicts, and that preparation and resources are discussed and fully in place for the following day’s plan and future activities.
  • Take timely remedial action to resolve conflicts when discovered to ensure that there is minimum disruption to progress.


Our goal is to ensure that ‘nobody gets hurt’ whilst performing their job. Everyone at Seadrill has a part to play in meeting our safety commitment.

Through strong leadership and personal responsibility from all employees, we take a systematic approach to identifying, managing and preventing the hazards involved in our day-to-day operations. Nothing is more important to us than the health, safety and security of our workforce and the communities in which we operate and behaving responsibly towards our shared environment. We are vigilant, disciplined and always looking out for one another. We have developed and embedded a strong safety culture onshore and offshore, fostered by all employees, who each have a personal responsibility and the authority to put an immediate stop to the job if they believe it to be unsafe.

Everyone at Seadrill is accountable for helping to build this culture of care.


In Seadrill, setting the standard is not just about what we deliver, but how we deliver it.

We co-created our Behavioural Framework with our employees, where we identified four key competencies that define our culture and help us to live our values. Our behaviours are embedded in the way we work and support and guide us day to day:

  • Drive & Ownership
  • Change & Forward Thinking
  • Communication & Collaboration
  • Service Delivery



  • Minimum of seven (7) years’ experience in respective high level project management discipline at supervisory level.
  • Advanced level of knowledge relating to typical equipment and systems onboard offshore drilling rigs


Minimum Requirements

  • Relevant engineering degree or equivalent technical qualification
  • Must have good managerial/administrative skills to develop and execute above role.
  • Ability to liaise at high level with drilling units, technical teams, and unit management.
  • Flexible to travel offshore as situations dictate.
  • Fully acquainted with management systems and asset management systems, similar to TMS/IFS/Synergy.


We value our people and want to retain them. So, we offer a competitive package built around an attractive base salary and a range of benefits tailored to your location.
Join Seadrill. Own the Opportunity.