Head of Laboratory at Adexen Recruitment Agency

Adexen Recruitment Agency – Our client, a fully integrated and efficient downstream player with leading positions in the oil and gas industry, is recruiting suitably qualified candidates to fill the position below:

Job Title: Head of Laboratory

Job Reference: 1326
Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Industry: Energy / Oil & Gas
Function: Operations & Production

Job Description

  • The Head of Laboratory is responsible for the management of all laboratory operations to support quality control and ensure supplies received and distributed are of the right specification.
  • Candidate must comply with the statutory requirement and ensure the use of standard test procedures for accuracy.

Laboratory Operations Management:

  • Manage all activities of the laboratory
  • Develop and implement quality assessment plan
  • Conversant with handling, testing, storage and distribution of various petroleum fuel
  • Ensure all statutory test analysis are carried out within the stipulated time frames.
  • Drive reduction in turnaround time without compromising test quality
  • Ensure accurate and complete documentation of all laboratory testing and analysis
  • Ensure routine daily test analysis are carried out before commencement of operations or daily loading for onward distribution
  • Ensure proper housekeeping in the laboratory work area
  • Ensure safe handling of equipment and apparatus

Quality assurance:

  • Initiate, supervise and manage Quality Control and Assurance processes across the company facilities for Fuels and Aviation Terminals
  • Develop and maintain systems to measure performance against established standards.
  • Ensure that all products received meet local and international specifications; undertake quality checks and prepare release and other appropriate documentation and reports
  • Liaise with third party inspectors and regulatory authorities on product recertification
  • Prepare quality control reports and documents for management as required
  • Communicate, implement and monitor new product quality standards and ensure that up-to-date laboratory test methods and processes are in use
  • Ensure that only calibrated equipment and devices are used in the laboratory

Technical support & advisory:

  • Provide laboratory testing support for use in the resolution of customer complains and in providing after sales support customer
  • Monitor proposed related legislation and regulations and provide advice on implication to business operations and objectives.
  • Create and strengthen awareness of quality issues across all departments

Team Leadership & Management:

  • Lead and manage the laboratory team and its activities
  • Facilitate team development; manage performance
  • Perform other duties assigned

Regulatory Advocacy:

  • Liaise and co-operate with quality management and standard bodies (e.g. SON, DPR, FMEnv and other Government agencies etc)
  • Liaise with regulatory bodies of the industry in the review, amendments etc of Nigeria Industrial Standards on products and services including but not limited to fuels.

HSE Compliance:

  • Monitor and ensure compliance with safe work practices and standards.
  • Ensures all laboratory personnel adhere strictly to company’s HSE policy
  • Manage effluent waste handling, testing and evacuation where necessary.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or a related field. A postgraduate degree would be an added advantage
  • Minimum of 5 years’ petroleum testing laboratory experience in an oil and gas company using standard testing procedures and specifications.
  • Knowledge of laboratory techniques; test and sampling procedures; handling and maintenance of laboratory equipment
  • Knowledge of various petroleum products and their characteristics; ability to interpret results of petroleum analysis
  • Quality Assurance & Control
  • Laboratory Safety Practices
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Teamwork
  • Analytical, critical thinking, decision making and problem-solving skills
  • Managerial skills
  • Relationship Management
  • Available to work weekends
  • Occasional travel may be required
  • Physically fit with ability to stand for prolonged periods, climb overhead storage tanks, good sight.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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