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Oil & Gas Project Manager Jobs

Oil & Gas Project Manager Jobs

How to Enter

Whilst there are no strict educational requirements to be a Project Manager within the Oil & Gas industry, extensive industry experience and a project management qualification (PMI or PRINCE2) can provide your career with a huge boost.

New Zealand employers are also looking for the following personal requirements in ideal candidates:

  • Organised and motivated

  • Able to lead others

  • Great attention to detail

  • Assertiveness and able to have hard conversations

  • Excellent communication and negotiating skills

  • Excellent writing and presentation skills

  • Able to make practical decisions

  • Able to think creatively

  • Can relate to a wide range of people

  • Can work well under pressure and meet agreed deadlines

Typical Responsibilities

The day-to-day responsibilities of an Oil and Gas Project Manager can include any of the following:

  • Communicating with project team, clients and internal/external stakeholders

  • Planning project deliverables

  • Managing project delivery timeline

  • Managing and reporting project budgets and resources

  • Producing and updating all project documentation to company/client standards

  • Managing project and administration team

  • Managing external vendors and that their services meet agreed specifications


As Oil & Gas Project Managers gain more experience, they can often expect to move to larger, more complex projects or projects with a higher risk or level of stakeholder. In many cases, Project Managers can often progress to more senior Project Management or into operational management positions. Alternatively, some may also work as self-employed contractors

Salary Range

85K – 135K per annum (NZD)​