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Subsea Operations Manager

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 29/08/2018
  • Duration: staff
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The Role:
Management of all subsea inspection, repair & maintenance activities involving diving and ROV services for company's UKBU subsea assets to safely maintain the integrity of the subsea facilities in full compliance with legislation and company standards.

Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities
* Accountable for the effective delivery and performance of the onshore subsea team. Also for provision, management and optimisation of resourcing forecasts for offshore execution. Ensure skills are appropriate with correct coverage and competency can be clearly demonstrated to ensure all work is carried out in a safe manner and complies with Premier Oil's values, golden rules and safety policies/procedures.
* Responsible for operating to the pipeline integrity management standards set and ensuring compliance and delivery and reporting against same.
Responsible for the inspection, repair and maintenance for all subsea equipment including flow-lines, gathering lines, shipping lines, pipelines & risers and subsea Equipment including SSIVs.
* Responsible for preparation of annual work plans and budgets for activities associated with subsea (& pipelines) inspection, repair and maintenance across all facilities (spend, resources, schedule, logistics) and delivering plan against budget.
Responsible for the definition and then attainment of an appropriate set of metrics to drive continual improvement and optimisation of subsea delivery & performance.
* Management of subsea minor projects (approximate value ?£10m) in the pursuit of sustaining or enhancing an existing asset's production
* Accountable for the subsea elements of the integrated asset plans.
Responsible for the optimisation of subsea IRM strategies with demonstrable improvements and value add to the assets.
Responsible for the control and maintenance of the cross asset subsea integrity database.
* Responsible for the control and optimisation of the inventory and spares management for subsea equipment to support delivery plans.
Critical spares, holding, optimisation (both internally and vendor help) and preservation requirements in compliance.
* Accountable for the Technical Authority for subsea pipelines. This includes the role of pipeline competent person for the UK Business Unit and TA for the UK operated pipeline network defining & measuring compliance with pipeline performance standard
* Provision of subsea and pipelines expertise or discipline peer review capability for any major projects and leading any subsea incident investigations.
Provide operations technical input to operated UKBU subsea projects including decommissioning projects and support the project development process with discipline peer reviews.
* Management of the interaction with the principal authorities OGA, BEIS, HSEx and DNV for subsea matters including requests for legal consent, reviews and safety directive inspections.
* Manage any external support organisations for effective and efficient delivery of support services. This includes healthy challenge to scope of works and cost, time & resource estimates ensuring maximum value to Premier.
Ensure contract management plans are in place and being followed for all key support contracts.

Key Deliverables/Activities
* Development of subsea pipeline and diving long term strategies and delivery
* Manage relevant audits internal and external to ensure processes and effective and enable continuous improvement
* Maintain the key integrity databases:
* Risk based inspection plan
* Anomaly list
* Integrity certification
* Reactive operational support for subsea issues

Financial Accountability and Dimensions
* Prepare and manage subsea budgets across all relevant assets accountable to each asset in turn Manage and prioritise work for subsea and pipeline engineers
* Produce regular subsea presentations for asset's partner committee meetings

Management Relationships (include direct / indirect reports, external parties)
* Reports to Facilities Engineering Manager
* The role leads a team of Subsea Engineers, Subsea Controls Engineer and Subsea Pipeline Engineer/Technical Authority
* Indirectly manages/liaises with external Contractors
* Team may also access shared resources in other Premier functional groups as required for efficient cost effective operations

* Tertiary Education at a technical level (e.g. HNC, HND, Degree or MSc)
* Chartered Engineer (preferred)
* Relevant operational and subsea management/delivery experience
* Offshore survival & medical certificates - qualified to visit and work offshore

Candidate Profile (include Skills & Experience, Attributes, Behaviours)
* Experience with oil and gas operations (topsides and subsea) and associated equipment classes and corresponding risks from a technical and practical stand-point.
* Experience with operational subsea IRM management, delivery and optimisation. Sound appreciation of inspection, repair and maintenance activities and techniques. Familiar with project/developments/operations and typical oil company processes.
* An experienced leader with a proven capability of effective at management of a team of highly motivated and skilled subsea & pipeline engineers to maintain and develop an essential and valuable resource for the business.
* Proactive approach to HSE and technical performance.
* An effective communicator (translate between on & offshore)
* Able to challenge the status-quo and develop their team to seek continual improvement.
* Suggest and promote innovative solutions to offshore problems. Experienced in leading change
* Working knowledge of Subsea integrity data systems, Synergi, Maximo, Regulatory HSE reporting requirements in UKCS
* Knowledge of relevant legislation, standards and best practices in the subsea theatre

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