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Operations Superintendent - Terminal (Cryogenic Storage and NGL Loading Terminal)

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Position: Operations Superintendent - Terminal (Cryogenic Storage and NGL Loading Terminal)

Division / Department: Operations & Maintenance (OM) / Midstream (MID) / Gas Conditioning Plant (PGCP)

Location: Prestea, Western Region, Ghana (West Africa)

Report Directly to: Plant Manager

Subordinate: Shift Charge Engineers (4), Operations Engineers (4), Operations Mechanics (4)

Designation Level: Functional Head

OBJECTIVE: The Operations Superintendent will be responsible for assisting the Plant Manager in overseeing all aspects of the gas processing plant terminal's operations. The Operations Superintendent will ensure the proper storage and timely delivery of natural gas liquids (propane, butane, etc.) to clients while ensuring the highest standards of safety, environmental responsibility, and operational efficiency. This role is pivotal in overseeing the overall terminal planning and strategy analysis.



  • Operational Management: Provide strong leadership to the Operations team, oversee the day-to-day operations of the terminal facilities, and assist the Plant Manager to develop a SOP to ensure that the terminal operates efficiently and safely.
  • Safety & Compliance: Establish and enforce safety protocols, operating procedures, and environmental regulations to maintain a safe and compliant facility.
  • Process Optimization: Continuously identify opportunities for process improvement, energy efficiency, and cost reduction.
  • Budget and Financial Management: Develop and manage budgets, forecasts, and prepare financial reports to support the terminal’s operations and ensure that financial goals are met.
  • Quality Control: Monitor and ensure that the quality of gas stored at the terminal and transported out of the terminal meets specified industry standards and requirements.
  • Emergency Response: Develop and maintain emergency response plans and ensure all staff are trained for effective response to incidents.
  • Logistics and Planning: Plan and coordinate the transportation of gas from the terminal to customers and to the Takoradi Natural Gas Liquids (NGL) Terminal for export.
  • Reporting: Support the Plant Manager to prepare regular reports for senior management and clients, detailing daily, weekly, and monthly terminal performance, safety, and compliance metrics.


  • Assist the EPC Project Team during the Construction, Installation and Commissioning Phase:
    • Review Authorized For Construction drawings (AFCs), P&IDs, and commissioning checklists.
    • Review all Red Lines and As Built Drawings to confirm accuracy and compliance with original designs and modifications.
    • Supervise the completion of installation tasks during the construction phase, while ensuring adherence to industry regulations and company policies.
    • Make recommendations to the HSE Team to develop strategies to improve health, safety, and environmental standards at all production systems.
    • Ensure that warranty and punch list issues are effectively managed during construction and after commissioning of the plant.
    • Ensure adherence with quality assurance and quality control (QAQC) standards.
    • Ensure compliance with safety, environmental regulations, and responsible handling of hazardous materials.



  • Oversee the operations of the cryogenic storage tanks and the natural gas liquids loading terminal.
  • · Coordinate the proper transportation and storage of natural gas liquids supplies.
  • Prepare and attend weekly meetings with clients.
  • Interact with clients and other stakeholders to ensure timely and accurate delivery of products and services.
  • Oversee the maintenance and repair of terminal equipment, buildings, and infrastructure:
    • Cryogenic and pressurized storage tanks.
    • Loading arms for trucks and for harbor liquid delivery systems.
    • Gas relief system, flares, and other auxiliaries.
    • Piping systems (aboveground, underground, insulated, cryogenic, etc.).
    • BOG compressors, flammable product pumps, and other rotating auxiliaries.
    • Pressure vessels for storage of product supporting operations.
    • Analyzer, sampling, and mechanical supporting devices (gas chromatography device, etc.).
  • Assist the Plant Manager in the resolution of technical and operational issues:
    • Assist the Plant Manager in the investigation of operational incidents and the development of corrective and preventive actions.
    • Ensure all issues and incidents are reported, investigated, and documented.
    • Work with the Reliability Team on Root Cause Failure Analysis for major incidents.
  • Responsible for compliance with the following elements:
    • Process Safety Information (PSI) - P&ID's, safe operating limits and consequences of deviation.
    • Process Hazards Analysis.
    • Management of Change (MOC).
    • Mechanical Integrity (Definitions).
    • Pre-startup Safety Reviews.
  • Perform process troubleshooting. Identify, report, and develop solutions to plant production bottlenecks.
  • Support and comply with all process safety management and risk management plan practices (EIS, PSM, MOC, etc.):
    • Keep plant hazard analysis current and display thorough knowledge of possible hazards and associated safeguards.
    • Maintain required regulatory documentation.
    • Work to achieve our goal of "Zero Accidents".
  • Partner with the Reliability Team to execute predictive and preventive maintenance to eliminate catastrophic failures and unplanned maintenance.
  • · Ensure truck loading operations and all other terminal activities are conducted in adherence to safety and other applicable regulations.
  • Review the supporting documentation for permits to work and submit it to the Plant Manager for approval.
  • Act as Plant Manager during his absence.
  • Ensure quality checks and procedures are duly carried out and documented, monitor non-conformances at the terminal.



  • Maintain daily transport efficiency performance by route planning, scheduling deliveries, and coordinating with transportation providers.
  • Authorize and supervise meter loading, requests, waybills, and product receipts.
  • Actively contribute to all Purchase and Service Order Agreements relating to the maintenance of the terminal.
  • Actively work with the Plant Manager to manage all Procurement & Logistic agreements for consumable and spare parts.
  • Ensure materials are available for planned maintenance, overhauls, and mandatory inspections.



  • Prepare, understand, monitor, manage and optimize operating costs within the authorized budget to support terminal operations.
  • Work closely with the Finance Department to develop and update the terminal’s budget.



  • Supervise the operations team.
  • Support the Plant Manager to develop and staff the terminal operations team.
  • Implement training and development program for staff in line with technical and business needs.
  • Develop and implement necessary measures to ensure flexible work practices and team building.
  • Participate actively in the recruitment for the plant.
  • Carry out performance appraisals and development plans with subordinate staff.
  • Coordinate the rotational schedule (on and off duty) of subordinate staff.



  • BSc in Petroleum, Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical, Petrochemical Engineering or any other related engineering disciplines.
  • Master in Engineering, Business, or Management is a plus.



  • A minimum of 8+ years of experience and competence in midstream and downstream management, distribution, and operations.
  • A minimum of 6+ years of post-qualification experience in the oil & gas industry, specifically at a gas processing and storage plant.
  • Strong budgeting, forecasting, and financial reporting skills.
  • Deep understanding of key supply chain principles. Full understanding of the global best practices and value chain functioning of the oil & gas sector.
  • Familiarity with regulatory requirements for operating plants, including Process Safety Management, OSHA regulations, EPA regulations, EEOC guidelines, and other federal and local requirements.
  • Familiarity with Instrumentation and Industrial Automation, Supervision Systems (SCADA and HMI), PLC-PAC programming, and industrial networks.
  • Full understanding of the global best practices and value chain functioning of the oil & gas sector.


  • Strategic Vision: Drive projects towards improving efficiencies based on processes and procedures.
  • Strong Leadership: Ability to deal with technical, financial, and HR issues in a continually changing business environment.
  • Flexibility: Ability to operate flexible work practices to achieve optimum results.
  • Good Communications: Consistently communicate. Be a good listener and negotiator.
  • Ability to engage with different communities, contractors, clients, suppliers, and senior leadership.
  • Work Diligently: Manage multiple projects and deliver in a timely manner.
  • Training and Development: Accountable for self-development, training, and development of subordinates.
  • Optimization: Navigate complexities and uncertainties, and drive efficiency by use of technology.
  • Organizational Skills: Excellent planning, organizational and time management skills, and ability to coordinate activities across a wide range of disciplines.

Posted On: Thursday, May 2, 2024
Compensation: $3,500 - $5,500 USD - DOE

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