Head Consultant - Upstream

  • KBR
  • Hybrid (:)
  • May 01, 2024
Full time Gas Engineer Gas Manager

Job Description

Head Consultant Role - Upstream 

We are seeking a Head Consultant to work as part of the KBR Consulting International team. The successful candidate will be key member of the team providing consulting services and contributing to business development activities across the upstream oil & gas sector, which includes greenfield and brownfield projects, maximizing the performance of existing assets and energy transition of the upstream industry, i.e.  electrification, emissions reduction, decarbonization, etc.  

KBR Consulting has offices in four main operating centres (Houston, Leatherhead, Abu Dhabi and Singapore). KBR Consulting International covers KBR’s Consulting business globally outside of the Americas. The Head Consultant for Upstream will report to the Director of KBR Consulting International based in Leatherhead, (UK). The successful candidate will be based in Consulting International’s main office in Leatherhead (UK).     

The candidate will have the following primary responsibilities: 

  • Oversight of the delivery of studies in the oil & gas sector from pre-feasibility through to Pre-Feed, assuring technical quality with on-time and budget delivery. 

  • Growing KBR Consulting’s project portfolio and revenue in the oil & gas sector through defining strategic direction and undertaking business development activities, working with the Global Head of Oil & Gas for KBR Consulting.

  • Interfacing with other parts of the KBR organization to grow incremental revenue from existing projects. 

  • Providing technical and commercial inputs and oversight into client proposals. 

  • Developing Consulting capacity and capability in the oil & gas sector through recruitment, training of consulting team members and the development of in-house tools and work methods; and 

  • Act as a Subject Matter Expert within candidate’s area of oil & gas expertise. 

The candidate should have excellent organizational skills and be good at communicating and guiding others. The successful candidate may be required to work on projects, thereby necessitating excellent ability to multi-task, work without supervision, exercise good judgment and communicate with colleagues in the wider KBR organisation. 

Requirements & Qualifications 

The successful candidate is expected to have a relevant number of years of industry experience with a specific technical and/or commercial focus in the oil & gas sector. They should be able to demonstrate depth of experience and knowledge in a number of the following services areas: 

  • Feasibility and configuration studies. 

  • Full Field Development (FFD) planning. 

  • Greenfield projects. 

  • Brownfield projects.

  • Onshore projects.

  • Offshore projects for floating & fixed assets. 

  • Debottlenecking studies.

  • Process design (including HP/HT fields, gas processing including dewpoint control, NGL fractionation, acid gas removal, gas sweetening and mercaptan removal, gas compression & export / injection, oil stabilisation, water treatment & injection systems and utility systems). 

  • Process operations and improvements.

  • Flow Assurance and subsea developments.

  • Development of cost estimates upto Class 3 level. 

  • Project execution strategies.

  • Direct sales experience. 

The candidate should also: 

  • Be a senior professional with strong personal drive and credibility with both internal and external stakeholders. 

  • Be a high energy individual with a desire to make a difference and offer suggestions for improvement & recommendations. 

  • Be able to undertake and support business development. May serve as a proposal manager on large pursuits, gaining executive approvals where required, through to final contractual negotiations.

  • Be able to project manage Consultancy projects.  May execute some projects as project manager and so must be flexible and able to adapt to changing project-related priorities and deliver high quality, accurate work within required deadlines. 

  • Manage successful execution and conclusion of oil & gas projects completed by KBR Consulting International. 

  • Participate in cross fertilisation of work between KBR departments and developing a One KBR approach to execute projects.

  • Develop and maintaining customer relationships, ensuring customer satisfaction at project level and resolving any issues. 

  • Liaise with the Consulting International Director to ensure the projects are adequately resourced.

  • Review project obligations and ensuring management of change including variation orders.

  • Feedback and review of project managers to ensure they are adequately supported and developing their skills. 

  • Development of project close out procedures including knowledge sharing, lessons learned and project case study preparation for marketing materials.

  • Manages risks to avoid delays or reputational damage.

  • ​Oversee project managers, to ensure that work is completed on time and within budget, to a high standard; 

  • Train, develop & mentor the next generation of the Consulting Oil & Gas team;  

  • Have existing client relationships in their respective areas of expertise. 

  • Be able to travel for business trips on short notice: 

  • Be fluent in spoken and written English.  Additional languages are a plus.

​The candidate must be able to demonstrate competence in the following: 

  • Able to work within a ‘sell-do’ model.

  • Strong self-starter and motivated to succeed.

  • Providing practical front-end consulting – including scoping, selling and delivery.

  • Have excellent communication skills including ability to produce concise reports and presentations appropriate for all levels. 

  • Have confidence to work at all levels of a client organisation (Board to Technician).

  • The desire to expand role and be adaptable to client’s needs.

  • Able to contribute to preparation of proposals, execution plans and budgets. 

  • Identify new opportunities and leads.

  • Support a continuous improvement culture and identifies gaps, develops work processes, tools and methodologies to drive productivity and growth. 

KBR COMPANY INFORMATION 

When you become part of the KBR team, your opportunities are endless. Through collaboration with our customers, we’re defining tomorrow’s challenges, then providing the solutions and services to overcome those challenges, always maintaining our commitment to total safety and reliability. 

At KBR, we partner with government and industry clients to provide purposeful and comprehensive solutions with an emphasis on efficiency and safety. With a full portfolio of services, proprietary technologies and expertise, our employees are ready to handle projects and missions throughout their entire lifecycle, from planning and design to sustainability and maintenance. Whether at the bottom of the ocean or in outer space, our clients trust us to deliver the impossible on a daily basis. 

Working at KBR means being rewarded for your contributions. In addition to competitive benefits and professional development, our people are empowered to use all their potential, creating meaningful change for themselves and our clients. We attract the best minds in the world because our expertise thrives on creativity, resourcefulness and collaboration. That is how we supply our clients with cutting-edge solutions and services.  

As the needs of the world change, we’re ready to respond and guide the way forward with strategic, sustainable, and technological advancements grounded in more than a century of practical application and execution. 

KBR Consulting, through the incorporation of KBR’s wholly owned subsidiary Granherne, draws on a heritage of over thirty five years specialising in the front end phases of oil & gas field, refinery and petrochemical development projects from pre-feasibility, through feasibility and pre-FEED, up to and including preliminary FEED phases. In addition, we undertake small FEEDs as well as providing specialist consultancy to later through to phases of projects including debottlenecking studies, brownfield modifications, production optimisation, operations an decommissioning.  

Our experience covers all forms of oil & gas field developments including onshore and offshore production and gathering facilities for greenfield, brownfield, refinery rehabilitation projects and petrochemical facility developments. The front end nature of the work means that we are often involved in developments in areas and technologies new to the oil and gas industry  

KBR is actively pursuing energy transition as a core strategy across our organisation. This includes our development of both blue and green hydrogen production to support our ammonia technology and other areas of hydrogen consumption in our technology portfolio.  In addition, we are actively adding technology across our entire technology portfolio that meets the energy transition goals of reducing carbon dependency and carbon footprint.  This includes adding bio-based routes to core chemicals and other carbon-reducing options. 

KBR is a thought leader delivering low carbon solutions. Our work includes development of low-carbon roadmaps and strategies, technologies, and designs to improve efficiency. In 2019 we achieved carbon neutrality; KBR now plans to achieve business net-zero carbon emissions by 2030.  Through its Consultancy International business, which is founded on strategy, innovation, and engineering, it assists large energy companies to develop and implement strategies that advance their net-zero objectives and increase sustainability. KBR’s strategic ambition is that of delivering a cleaner, greener future with KBR energy transition expertise and proprietary technologies. 

Its pillars include: 

  • Green / blue hydrogen; 

  • Green / blue ammonia; 

  • Carbon capture and storage; 

  • Decarbonisation of existing assets; 

  • Circular economy; 

  • Renewable biofuels; and 

  • Renewable energy integration. 

Cost estimation and planning are both a regular feature of our studies and they are often bespoke to specific client methodologies. In addition to cost estimating and project planning, our capability covers the spectrum of all the front end technical disciplines including risk and safety analysis and value engineering. With access to the entire KBR organisation globally we are able to draw on a great depth of technical capability and experience, including that of legacy companies Granherne, GVA and Energo, and also ensure that our projects take full advantage of the execution experience obtained in the later phases of projects.  

Over the years, KBR has provided support for some of the largest industry capital investments in modern times. Moreover, KBR has acted as lender’s advisor on well over 200 projects for a broad range of clients and financial institutions across many sectors including upstream and downstream oil and gas, speciality chemicals, mining, biofuels, pulp and paper, power, and general infrastructure.  

KBR has an increasing bias towards operations related activities both in the impact on the design of new especially unmanned production facilities as well as the optimisation of operations. We have a number of personnel with oil company / operations backgrounds and have developed several unique applications to support our operations related activities. 

KBR Company Information

When you become part of the KBR team, your opportunities are endless. Through collaboration with our customers, we’re defining tomorrow’s challenges, then providing the solutions and services to overcome those challenges, always maintaining our commitment to total safety and reliability.

At KBR, we partner with government and industry clients to provide purposeful and comprehensive solutions with an emphasis on efficiency and safety. With a full portfolio of services, proprietary technologies and expertise, our employees are ready to handle projects and missions throughout their entire lifecycle, from planning and design to sustainability and maintenance. Whether at the bottom of the ocean or in outer space, our clients trust us to deliver the impossible on a daily basis.

Working at KBR means being rewarded for your contributions. In addition to competitive benefits and professional development, our people are empowered to use all their potential, creating meaningful change for themselves and our clients. We attract the best minds in the world because our expertise thrives on creativity, resourcefulness and collaboration. That is how we supply our clients with cutting-edge solutions and services.

As the needs of the world change, we’re ready to respond and guide the way forward with strategic, sustainable, and technological advancements grounded in more than a century of practical application and execution.

KBR is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.