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Head of Projects

Salary Competitive Salary Plus Excellent Benefits
Location Ellesmere Port, Cheshire
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This is a Permanent, Full Time vacancy that will close in {x} days at {xx:xx} BST.

About the Company 

Essar Oil UK is a leading UK-focussed downstream energy company whose main asset is the Stanlow Manufacturing Complex, one of the most advanced refineries in Europe and situated close to the major cities of Liverpool and Manchester.  Stanlow is a key strategic national asset, annually producing over 16% of the UK’s road transport fuels, while playing an important part in Britain’s petrochemical industry by providing key feedstocks.   


The business is a major supplier in the North West and beyond with customers including most of the major retail brands operated by international oil companies and supermarkets, Manchester Airport, leading commercial airlines and the region’s trains and buses.


The business covers crude and product trading, refinery operations, HSE implementation, maintenance support and technological services, together with marketing and retail activities.  Our commitment to maintaining safe and healthy working conditions and following the best operating practices to protect the environment underpins everything we do.  


We employ 800 highly trained and loyal staff, who are at the heart of everything we do.  The company has an embedded safety culture, technically challenging work across the different parts of the business and some of the best training available in the energy industry.


Essar is committed to playing a key role in the decarbonisation of the UK.


The Role

We currently have an exciting opportunity to join our Engineering Team as Head of Projects. The role holder manages the Projects Department on a day to day basis and will provide single point accountability for the department’s delivery. They will be responsible for managing the agreed Essar Oil UK project portfolio safely, on schedule, within budget and with zero environmental incidents. 


About You

Our ideal candidate should have significant experience within the oil industry, preferably in a projects department, EPC or similar.   You should be a degree qualified engineer with strong communication and excellent team leadership skills, as you will be managing multi-discipline teams and building relationships with internal and external stakeholders.  You should have a sound understanding of Safety and Quality management systems and procedures and have proven ability as a team player and leader.  You will have experience of coaching others and sharing your own knowledge and experience. 



The closing date for these vacancies will be Friday 30 July 2021 at midday.


Please note, we work with a carefully selected set of recruitment agencies and we are not looking to add to the current preferred suppliers list. We are unable to accept representations from agencies that are not on that preferred supplier list.

Essar Oil (UK) Limited (Essar Oil UK) owns and operates the Stanlow Manufacturing Complex, located on the south side of the Mersey Estuary near Liverpool. Stanlow plays a key part in the national economy, producing over 16% of the UK's transport fuels.

At Essar Oil UK, we have an embedded safety culture, technically challenging work and provide some of the best training available in the industry. As one of the leading players in the oil and chemical industry, we are constantly looking to improve every aspect of our business.

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