Well Drilling Operations Manager

Elwood Staffing Services, Inc. in Midland, TX

  • Type: Full Time
position filled
Operations Manager - Upstream/Midstream Oil & Gas

Please send resumes to rosie.korniak@elwoodprofessional.com

Operations Manager- Overview
The Operations Manager will provide leadership and oversight to drilling operations, yards and facilities for their assigned area. In this role, the Operations Manager will be focused on setting expectations and managing performance of the Drilling Superintendents and their assigned rigs. This will include selecting and developing a talented workforce, effectively engaging and meeting expectations of internal and external customers, partnership with various support group functions, implementing strategies that align with the company objectives and striving to deliver operational excellence and a safe work environment.
The successful candidate will: set high standards of performance for themselves and others; be professional in written, verbal and personal actions in any situation; seek new knowledge and experiences; have an analytical mindset that can utilize factual data to develop creative and business-oriented solutions; be self- aware and adjust accordingly to different environments and audiences.
This role performs under general direction of the Vice President of Operations.
The role you will play: Operations Manager
Plans and directs all aspects of the policies, practices, and procedures that affect drilling operations. Key focus areas include safety, quality, performance, profitability, compliance, equipment, people management and process improvement to achieve sustainable growth
Designs, develops, supports, implements and drives strategies to maximize performance and achieve company objectives
Utilize business acumen to align strategy, goals and objectives to the overall mission and vision of the organization
Responsible for managing internal and external customer expectations and increasing revenue and profitability for the region
Partner with the Marketing Department to agree and fully understand the contract requirements for each rig, to communicate those requirements to the organization and ensure contract execution and performance
Directly responsible to identify, lead, manage, and develop Superintendents to Company standards and to ensure the same level of development is cascaded throughout the organization
Ensure Superintendents build and develop positive relationships with internal and external customers
Promptly address and resolve concerns and disputes among team members and customers with the goal of building a stronger, more cohesive work group
Provide leadership and management to foster a safe and effective working atmosphere
Collaborate with cross functional teams and staff from all levels of the organization to deliver results
Promote a diverse and inclusive work environment where employees of all backgrounds feel included and their contributions are valued
Provide strategic oversight and management of equipment and asset integrity within the assigned area to include product lifecycle management, maintenance, inventory, critical spares and security
Accountable for all relevant Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for PTEN+ and other metrics such as EBITA, TRIR, NPT, Daily Rig Margin, Repair and Maintenance costs and employee related metrics
Oversee onsite rig inspections and follow-up reviews to ensure a safe work environment, proper maintenance of equipment and machinery, and effective employee engagement
Oversee incident investigations and ensure appropriate corrective actions are completed and implemented based upon findings
Collaborate with Supply Chain to develop appropriate sourcing, procurement and logistics strategies to ensure delivery of supplies, equipment, materials and services for rigs, yards and shops
Responsible for validating that accounting has accurate and timely information for billing and payables
Maintain and demonstrate integrity and accountability in reporting and all facets of the business
Make sound and timely decisions to maximize performance, promote a safe work environment and attain operational excellence 

Background Requirements: Operations Manager
7+ years of operational experience working for a drilling contractor or closely related services
5+ years of experience in a management / leadership position
3 + years of experience managing drilling operations in a region or area (preferred)
Must currently reside within a 2-hour driving distance to the area office
Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Engineering or related field (preferred)
Eligible to drive Company or personal vehicle for Company purposes including ability to meet requirements of Company’s Vehicle Use Agreement and Driving Policy
Drill pipe management (preferred)
Business / Financial acumen training (preferred)
IADC’s accredited WellSharp – Supervisor level course (preferred)
Think strategically and translate concepts into action plans and track results.
Build engaging relationships at all levels in the organization as well as with customers and effectively influence decisions.
Manage and confront challenging situations, make difficult decisions and deliver uncomfortable messages with professionalism.
Motivate individuals and teams by cascading the company vision and purpose and drive alignment through clear and consistent communications across regions and functional groups.
Ability to work independently as well as part of a team, prioritizing tasks with many distractions, and managing multiple tasks and projects simultaneously to meet challenging deadlines.
Ability to utilize basic math calculations and formulas with an understanding of order of operations.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English in both one-on-one and group settings with employees, customers and third parties at all levels.
Proficient computer skills to include MS Office Suite and other business systems such as Oracle, Pason and the internal Management System, as well as use of smart phones, laptops and tablets.
Thorough and extensive knowledge of drilling rig operations and equipment

Please send resumes to rosie.korniak@elwoodprofessional.com

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