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Topsides Construction Manager

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Perth, Western Australia
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 21/11/2018
  • Duration: 24 + months
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The Role:
The role of the FPSO Topsides Construction Manager is to direct the overall planning, staffing and execution of FPSO topsides construction activities for the Project in an environmentally responsible and safe manner. This position will:
* Oversee development of the FPSO FEED contractor construction execution models and ensure realistic execution cost estimates and schedules are in place, consistent with overall Project requirements.
* Identify fabrication risks and develop/implement mitigations.
* Provide input to the FEED phase engineering, along with full participation in the FPSO technical and commercial evaluation activities leading up to FPSO contract award.
* Oversee the successful FPSO contractor's plans for fabrication, module integration and pre-commissioning and handover to commissioning; ensure that the contractor executes topsides construction activities in full accordance with the EPCI contract's technical and commercial obligations.
* Ensure that the topsides construction team is staffed and with competent resources and attains all safety, cost, schedule, and quality objectives

Key Accountabilities
* Develop a construction organisation and resourcing plans for the detailed design and construction phases of the project; select staff per agreed plans.
* Ensure FEED contractors construction plans are aligned with overall FPSO objectives; provide key input in the development of the FPSO construction compensation model.
* Ensure that all construction activities / scopes of work are implemented according to applicable Australian regulations and standards
* Provide input to construction schedules and cost estimates.
* Coordinate construction scope and execution plans with engineering, procurement, installation, operations, interface management and other key FPSO groups.
* Ensure management of construction scope change/control.
* Ensure that all construction related contractual/commercial issues are managed to protect the project's interests, in compliance with contractual provisions.
* Ensure construction input into the project risk register and ensure that mitigating plans are developed and implemented.
* Identify the need for, and participate in, constructability reviews.
* Plan and conduct construction readiness/execution reviews as required.

The Company:
Our client is the world's largest exploration and production company with operations in over 29 countries. In Australia our client is leading the way in both upstream and downstream oil and gas projects with exciting developments for further Australia based projects ahead. As a market leader they are an enviable employer to join and be part of their continued success.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
* Bachelor's degree in a main engineering discipline or equivalent demonstration of practical construction experience.
* 15 years of experience within the upstream oil and gas related industry.
* 10 years' experience in construction management of upstream capital projects
* Experience with the development and/or implementation of worksite safety programs.
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
* Experience in the application of planning and scheduling tools to manage construction activities, monitor progress, and identify issues for prompt resolution.
* Understanding of technical engineering issues, project scope, operations, construction, productivity, commercial and other uncertainties inherent in successful construction management
* Understanding of QA/QC processes and requirements needed for establishing an effective quality management system.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
* Experience in construction management of multiple upstream projects, including FPSO or integrated topsides.
* Experience with upstream oil and gas industry contractors, vendors and suppliers in Australia, Southeast Asia and East Asia.
* Experience in resolution of contractual/commercial issues arising during construction activities.
* Working knowledge of project cost estimating analysis and forecasting.
* Lifting and sail - away experience and their interfaces with construction activities

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