Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Hobark International Limited (HIL)

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Hobark International Limited (HIL) is the parent company of the Hobark group operating in the oil and gas industry. The company was incorporated in 1998, starting as a staffing agency based in Port Harcourt. Currently we have offices in 4 countries with our head office in Lagos.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Job Type: Permanent


  • Responsible for the day-to-day management of group and company operations.
  • Work with the board to develop strategic direction across the group and update the board regularly on progress and escalate critical business issues/risk.
  • Oversee the development of relevant project proposals and budgets and recommend approval of them before submission to clients.
  • Ensure Client relationship development / management.
  • Ensure completion of deliverables and adherence to timelines; track milestones and timelines across projects and institute necessary work flow, personnel and financial resource allocations, making alterations when necessary to meet expectation of clients; analyze and resolve issues that have the potential to jeopardize performance and or to meet agreed upon deliverables; analyze financial and operational reports.


  • Minimum of 20 years cumulative experience, 8 of which must have been in a managerial role (Preferably in Nigeria).
  • Bachelor’s Degree – Engineering / Management / Finance and preferably an MBA.
  • Must possess strategic perspective and strong analytical skills.
  • Financial / commercial management exposure.
  • Engineering project management experience.
  • Must have experience of working in dynamic and fast-moving environment.
  • Manpower management.
  • Business development.
  • Client relation management.
  • Problem solving skills and the ability to assess and resolve technical issues in a timely manner.
  • Review and amend operational procedures.
  • Knowledge of codes and standards as well as safety and regulatory requirements applicable to the business needs.
  • Collaborative approach.
  • Reliability, sound judgement and discretion.  

Primary Skills:

  • B.Sc. Engineering/Management/Finance preferably MBA, Business development, Client relation management, Engineering project management, Financial / commercial management, Manpower management.


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