Oil Refinery Expansion and Modernisation

Against the back drop of an increasingly competitive market, The Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) continues to develop its market position and is currently in the process of expanding the Sapugaskanda Refinery, from its present production capacity to 100,000 barrels per stream day, with Bottom Upgrading Facility and to meet EURO V PRODUCT standards.

The SOREM, combining the refinery’s unique architectural heritage with the most modern facilities and designs into one of Sri Lanka’s most important petroleum interchanges, will give Sri Lanka Flagship for its revitalized network and seeks a Dynamic, Commercially Astute Go Getter with proven ability to be responsible for the leadership of this major capital investment project which will contribute to the strategic growth goals of the Company.


- on 2 year renewable contract -

The key requirements of this position is for the overall management and control of the project from award of contracts to completion as per schedule, quality & cost and a seamless handover to the Company’s Operations Department and orchestrate proper closeout of the project. You will proactively take appropriate mitigation or recovery actions against adverse quality, budget and schedule deviations, through good governance processes and ensure robust risk management practices are implemented and delivery of a fully commissioned and technically compliant installation with all related documentation as per internal and external requirements.

The Opportunity

  • A pivotal role reporting to the Chairman, you will lead and co-ordinate the work of a range of multidisciplined professionals to establish the frame work that will govern the project, which includes the EPC contractor, Governmental and Non Governmental organisations for obtaining the necessary licenses and permits required for the successful implementation and execution of the project.

  • Monitor the completion of all components of the project to ensure that the project is completed within the given time frame.

  • Design and implement a project office with necessary infrastructure and manpower to deliver the full range of operational support and security services through in-house teams or outsourced partners.

  • Devise and negotiate the operations architecture and supporting contractual agreements; land acquisition and preparation of site which involves diversion of road ways and public utilities, incorporating related health and safety requirements.

  • Working closely and reviewing progress with construction management, you will take total responsibility for the technical and financial resolutions; legal, security and management aspects associated with the SOREM

The Person

  • Basic Degree in Engineering or Science with a Post Graduate qualification in Project Management from a leading and reputed institution,

  • A significant depth of project management experience of over 15 years, of which at least 5 years in a senior managerial capacity in a large scale project in the petrochemical / petroleum industry.

There is a strong influencing element to this role in order to establish effective relationships at all levels both locally and overseas, and your understanding of core functional areas as stated above is essential. Leadership skills should be combined with self-confidence and a people oriented management style.

An Attractive remuneration package above industry standards, with a company maintained vehicle and fully furnished residence commensurate with qualifications and experience will be on offer to the selected candidate.

If the above challenges you, please forward your complete resume with contact details of two non-related referees to reach us within 10 days of this advertisement, quoting MSL reference No. 6079 in your application and on the envelope.

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