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William W. Rutherford & Associates

Oil & Gas Project Leader



Company Information

For more than 12 years, William W. Rutherford & Associates has partnered with C-Level Executives, Managers and Front-line employees to deliver significantly improved operational performance and financial results.  As a growing Management Consulting firm, William W. Rutherford & Associates provides Operational Excellence and Change Management programs for the Energy Sector; including Upstream, Chemicals & Refining, Utilities, and Oilfield Services & Manufacturing.

Our firm’s core values are an inherent part of how we work collaboratively together, and on every client relationship.  By integrating our capabilities with our core values, William W. Rutherford & Associates has secured a reputation for delivering results through advanced business transformation methodologies. 

Job Description

Role Description:

The Project Leader will have a strong working knowledge of the Oil, Chemical and Refinery sector with experience and expertise in the following functional areas:

Responsibilities include:

Project Leadership


William W. Rutherford & Associates helps business executives improve the performance of their organizations by:

  • Implementing strategic and operational initiatives that lead to breakthroughs in business improvement and competitiveness, and
  • Promoting organizational learning and innovation that instill the confidence to achieve a competitive advantage.

We deliver results. Working together with the client, we close the gaps identified and achieve the measurable results projected. Our clients are stewards of the process, aligning responsibilities and assuring sustainability.

Account Management

  • Management of client relationships, project risk and profitability
  • Effectively synthesizes findings, recommendations and results into clear, concise frameworks and presentations to the client
  • Development of and execution against plans and budgets for projects
  • Provide leadership to enable project teams to deliver high-quality work products
  • Perform resource management and resource project performance review
  • Partners with Industry Growth Team Lead on strategies to extend and expand client projects beyond the initial scope of work

Intellectual Property Development

  • Apply Oil, Chemical & Refinery knowledge to develop unique points of view to differentiate consulting solutions
  • Apply functional expertise to develop methods and templates for the implementation of world-class solutions
  • Develop white-papers and presentations for marketing initiatives

We are seeking an individual with the following skills and experience:

  • Plant Management experience a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree; MBA preferred
  • 8 to 10+ years experience in professional services (prior major consultancy experience preferred) and business performance management 
  • 8 to 10+ years of experience providing consulting services to Oil, Refining and Chemical companies
  • 7+ years experience providing process improvement and operational improvements for global processes
  • Proven experience in managing large ($1M+) performance management engagements while interacting with business leadership within a fast-paced, industrial environment
  • Ability to build vision, understand and define requirements, design practical solutions, develop supporting business cases and implement solutions for clients
  • Strong leadership, communication (verbal and written), analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Possesses the qualities and characteristics that support development of team members to grow a practice

Contact Information

William W. Rutherford & Associates
Ernest Clayton
Talent Acquisition Manager
Posting Date: 31-May-2017Engineering Contract, Full-Time 6 months$90.00 - $150.00/hr 4 ASAP
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