Rig Operations Manager


The Rig Operations Manager (office based) will be responsible for the Onshore Workover Drilling Rigs in East Aftica.

  • Position Title : Rig Operations Manager (Rig Manager / office based)
  • Work Location : Onshore, East Africa
  • Rig Type : Drilling & Workover Oil Drilling Rig (750 HP).
  • Rotation : 28 Days ON / 28 Days OFF.


  • To manage the rig(s) and rig personnel in a manner fully compliant with Drilling QHSE policies and procedures.
  • To provide drilling and support services to the customer and manage the rig(s) as a profit and quality performance centre.
  • To organize and follow up maintenance schedules.
  • To coordinate for logistics and equipment supply in timely manner.
  • To manage rig crew rotation schedule and logistics.
  • To support rig site on operations in daily basis.


  • University Degree in Engineering/similar subject or suitable operations experience
  • IADC well control (Supervisory) or IWCF certificate (Level 4)
  • IADC rig pass (if available)
  • Rigging & lifting Technique.
  • Banksman & slinger
  • Standard signal, Basic H2S,
  • Respiratory Protective Equipment Training (SCBA, SAR)
  • Authorized Gas Tester
  • Defensive Driving
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • First Aid-CPR.

Industry Experience: Minimum fifteen (15) Years of Drilling Industry experience of Oil & Gas well drilling.

Present position Experience: Minimum five (5) Years experience in the present position (as Rig Manager or Operations Manager).

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