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Kent Recruitment

Manager of Projects - Baytown Operations

USA - Baytown, Texas
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If you have world-class ambitions to reach the stars while keeping your feet on the ground, we’re the team for you. We've created a new breed of company – future-focused with reimagined ambition across all disciplines within the energy sector.

We love people who know their potential and are not afraid to use it. We know that together, we’re far more than the sum of our parts. So, we celebrate people who want to grow and develop as we work together on some of the most significant projects on the energy world stage.

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As Kent, we’re tackling the greatest challenge of our time - to bring our world the energy it needs most responsibly ever imagined.

It’s the energy of every member of our team driven by our beliefs that is making this happen. Whatever our skill, our language, or our culture. These beliefs define and direct us every day to be the very best - for ourselves, our clients, our key stakeholders, the communities we operate in and the planet:





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We recognize that diversity & inclusion are catalysts for success. We’re heightening awareness of the benefits of people diversity, diversity of experiences and diversity of our perspectives. Creating a culture of inclusivity where all employees feel a sense of belonging.

Our combined energy is fueled by nationalities across six continents and 24 countries. Our commitment is to celebrate character regardless of ethnic background, gender, age, religion, identity, or disability.

About the job:

The Manager of Projects will be assigned as dedicated support to the Baytown Operations Team located at Kent's Regional Office in Baytown, TX. Functional guidance will be provided by the Baytown Operations Program Director.

Your responsibilities:

  • Managing 15-20 direct reports- Project Managers / Engineers, Project Controls, Procurement and Administrative Assistant
  • Managing interfaces between the client and Kent daily for new and existing projects, personnel issues, staffing requirements based on workload, processes, KPIs and general operational
  • Communication / work with Kent Engineering Management to ensure objectives are being met at a program and project level
  • Work with Program Director to provide operational guidance in-line with Kent and Client KPIs and goals
  • Understand work processes and business needs / objectives to ensure alignment and update as required.
  • Defining a right-sized organization to progress stewarded projects.
  • Drive culture in-line with Kent’s / Client’s Culture and Procedures
  • Lead the Project Management Team to deliver competitive projects.
    • Understand and drive the work to meet individual project objectives and priorities.
    • Ensure team activities are being progressed as necessary to achieve project objectives.
    • Lead teams towards solutions / define clear path-forward where there is ambiguity, regardless of disciplines involved. Otherwise, work to remove roadblocks / breakdown barriers (people, technical, and/or issues) preventing team from achieving objectives.
  • Drive critical thinking and encourage / empower employees to make timely and effective decisions, innovate, and take measured risks.
  • Understand and support workshare program (HVEC).
  • Provide employee performance / career feedback

Qualification/ Certification:

  • 10+ years experience managing projects/client programs.
  • Oil & Energy Sector experience. Downstream (Petrochem, Refinery) experience highly preferred.
  • Engineering and/or Contruction project background ideal.

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