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Subsea Operations Engineer

  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Project Management & Engineering
  • Date posted: 07/12/2017
  • Job reference: VR/43368
Location: Aberdeen
Duration: 12 months

Our client now have an immediate requirement for a subsea operations engineer to join their team on a 12 month contract, to be considered for this position candidates MUST have experience in decommissioning and has worked within the decommissioning regulatory framework and understands not just the operational aspects but the regulatory aspects required.

Purpose:
To support safe, efficient and cost effective execution of the subsea infrastructure decommissioning programmes.
To assist with the co-ordination and project management of subsea EPRD (Engineering, Preparation, Removal and Disposal) contractor activities, ensuring efficient delivery of planned decommissioning related operations.
To provide onshore and offshore supervision of subsea infrastructure decommissioning operations.

Accountabilities and Responsibilities:
Administration:
Assist with the overall project management of the subsea infrastructure decommissioning workscope.
Assist with the day to day management of the nominated subsea EPRD contractor.
Ensure close liaison and communication with decommissioning and platform operations teams to ensure effective onshore and offshore operations.
Assist with monthly project reporting.
Tracking and reporting of the project KPIs.
Ensure contractual and workscope variations and non-conformance reports are managed in accordance with the relevant management of change process.
Interface with 3rd party operators to ensure efficient execution of the workscopes.
Attendance at internal and external meetings, recording and tracking of actions or minutes as maybe required.
Assist the contract, cost control, materials co-ordinator, health and safety, and environmental project functions in undertaking their duties, as related to subsea infrastructure decommissioning.
Assist with / arrange audits of contractors and their sub-contractors, as required to ensure contract compliance.
Perform other duties as reasonably requested.

Planning & Preparation:
Assist with planning and scheduling of onshore and offshore operations required to undertake the subsea infrastructure decommissioning.
Attendance at and input into the 28 / 90 day operational planning meetings.
Provide operational input into project SIMOPS coordination and management.
Ensure that onshore and offshore services required to undertake the SID workscopes are identified and actioned.
Assist with ensuring that any permits, licences, authorisations, notifications and consents required to undertake the SID workscopes are identified, actioned and approved prior to offshore operations.
Assist with ensuring that any required 3rd party agreements e.g. proximity, are identified, actioned and approved suitably in advance of offshore operations commencing.
Assist with internal and external readiness reviews prior to vessel mobilisations.
Assist with ensuring the requirements for marine warranty survey are identified, actioned and closed out prior to offshore operations.

Operations:
Review and approve subsea contractor deliverables e.g. procedures, plans, drawings, calculations, etc. Provide best practice feedback as required.
Participate at internal and external HAZID, HAZOP, HIRA and Risk Review sessions.
Identify, action and close out the appropriate vessel assurance audits, for the offshore tasks to be undertaken.
Attend and witness any onshore trials and testing that maybe required.
Oversee the chain of custody for recovered subsea equipment and assist with assurance of the integrity of materials tracking and reconciliation.
Ensure that offshore operations are undertaken to achieve the requirements of the contract scope of work and approved decommissioning programmes.
Offshore supervision and Company representation for all classes of subsea construction and intervention vessels.
Assist with close out reporting of the subsea infrastructure decommissioning workscopes.

Qualifications & Experience:
Minimum BSc/BEng (Engineering Discipline).
Significant oil industry experience, including time spent in a technical role as a Subsea Engineer within an Operator or as Lead Project Engineer within a subsea contractor.
Project management/operations experience of undertaking subsea decommissioning or construction within an Operator environment.
Previous experience acting as the offshore Company representative, in particular during diving, ROV and survey operations.

Required Competencies:
Ability to communicate effectively at all levels and confidently represent the Company in all external forums.
Ability to identify credible risks and, where appropriate, formulate risk mitigation and management strategies.
Ability to motive others to ensure that the objectives are delivered - with the inter-personal skills to listen to the views of others, capture good ideas and carry a team ethic whilst maintaining the primary decommissioning objectives.
Ability to constructively question and probe recommendations/proposals made by others to ensure that all reasonably foreseeable risks and possibilities have been addressed.
Working knowledge of the current decommissioning regulatory framework.
Working knowledge of the current permits, licenses, notifications, approvals and consents required for decommissioning.
Working knowledge of the UK health and safety and environmental legislation.