May 8, 2024
  • Location: Algeria
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #12985

IT MANAGER required by our Client, an Oil and Gas Operator, to be assigned on a Contract basis located in Hassi Messaoud, Algeria.

DIVISION                         IT & Infrastructure
DURATION                      28/28  Rotational


  • Reporting to IT Directorate
  • Lead full stack IT teams including business and technical applications, infrastructure, and cybersecurity supporting three sites and 1,700+ users.
  • Align IT department activities and projects with these strategic themes:
  • Manage risk to enhance Groupement Berkine (GB) IT data and system availability and integrity.
  • Identify and execute opportunities to improve organizational and individual efficiency.
  • Deliver new IT services to improve GB performance.
  • Manage ITs activities and projects to ensure that strategic objectives are met.
  • Prepare and monitor contracts for services, supplies and IT equipment, including working with procurement and finance functions to ensure payments.
  • Develop and update applicable standards and procedures.
  • Identify resource needs (human, material) and develop plans/budgets to remove and reduce departmental and organizational roadblocks
  • Ensure the availability and integrity of IT systems and GB data.
  • Manage IT resources for the successful delivery and maturation of impactful projects such as:
  • ERP Modernization (SAP S/4HANA).
  • Cybersecurity risk management and reduction.
  • Business continuity planning and disaster recovery preparation and testing.
  • HBNSD data center relocation
  • HPC virtual desktop infrastructure deployment and implementation
  • Service desk modernization
  • Digital Oilfield expansion to HBNS
  • Well Integrity Management System implementation
  • Work with site Chief SVCS IT to develop objectives, monitor and undertake corrective actions to continuously improve the performance of IT activities and teams and results.
  • Evaluate, develop, and consolidate recommendations for technological roadmaps.
  • Prepare budget forecasts and monitor and report on results.
  • Develop and/or monitor reporting to track activities and project management results.
  • Identify the training needs for staff in collaboration with the HR teams.


  • Degreed Engineer in Computer Science or related field (Information Systems, Electrical Engineering Telecommunications) or higher.
  • Beneficial Additional Training/Skills: Management & Leadership Training, Project Management
  • This position is intended for professionals with at least 3 years of prior management experience.
  • Eight (08) years of experience in the field of IT or Telecoms.
  • Good knowledge of infrastructure, cybersecurity, and business (back office) applications.
  • Basic knowledge of upstream oilfield processes.
  • Good knowledge of the overall information system, infrastructure, and applications.
  • Ability to manage in a multicultural and mixed language (English, French, Arabic) environment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills (English required).
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