Oil & Gas Exploration/Production

Project MAnager


Strategic Staffing Solutions

Title: Project Manager

Location: Bakersfield, CA

Hybrid (3 days on site)

Contract Length: 12+ Months

Job ref# 234471


Project Planning:

  • Collaborate with key stakeholders in Houston to receive the overall deployment plan, including shared milestones and activities.
  • Coordinate stakeholders in Houston and Bakersfield to tailor the deployment activities and tasks specifically for this business unit.

Resource Management:

  • Monitor resource allocations to ensure efficient resource utilization.
  • Partner with Leaders to maintain a detailed resource plan and Power BI report.

Business Readiness:

  • Play a supporting role in testing, validation, and user acceptance to ensure the solution meets business requirements.
  • Support local Leads with the Future State of our business using S4/Hana, including development of workflows, time studies, and organizational requirements.

Team Leadership:

  • Be an influential leader in support of our cross-functional project deployment team, assigning responsibilities and setting clear expectations.
  • Foster a collaborative environment, promoting effective communication, and ensuring the team’s alignment with project goals.

SAP S/4HANA Implementation:

  • Leverage your knowledge of SAP S/4HANA to guide the implementation process and provide expert insights.
  • Coordinate with technical and functional teams to ensure that the solution design meets business requirements and best practices.

Risk Management:

  • Identify potential risks and issues that may impact project timelines or outcomes.
  • Develop risk mitigation strategies and contingency plans to address potential challenges.
  1. Stakeholder Management:
  • Establish strong relationships with key stakeholders, including business leaders, IT teams, consultants, and vendors.
  • Provide regular updates on project progress, addressing concerns, and ensuring alignment with stakeholder expectations.
  1. Reporting and Documentation:
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date project documentation, primarily the Deployment Plan and Issues & Risks for SJVBU.
  • Provide timely project updates to leadership and stakeholders, highlighting milestones, achievements, and potential issues.

Required Experience:

  • 12+ years’ experience as a project manager in a fast-paced environment (e.g. oilfield, manufacturing)
  • Experience in waterfall and agile project environments. Preferred experience in a hybrid environment, whereby the team works agile inside waterfall constraints.
  • Proficient in Excel and Power BI, specifically data analytics, queries, visualizations and reports.
  • Proficient as a SharePoint Administrator (not Developer). The Deployment Plan is managed in SharePoint, linked to a Microsoft Project file.

Preferred Experience:

  • Preferred knowledge of SAP S/4HANA and its modules, functionalities, and integration points.
  • Preferred experience as a Project Manager overseeing SAP S/4HANA deployments.
  • Preferred experience in the oilfield or manufacturing environment.
  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, Information Technology, or related field.


Job ID: JOB-234471
Publish Date: 18 Mar 2024

Tagged as: Project Manager