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Operations Manager

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Kuala Lumpur
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 04/02/2020
  • Duration: permanent
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The Role:
Role Purpose
As the Operations Manager you are empowered to make all the decisions to guarantee the operations delivery whilst creating superior value for the stakeholders: Client, Partners and Company. In the Execute phase the Operations Manager ensures that the operational impact of issues are addressed appropriately (previously described as an Operations (Ops) Readiness Engineer or a Start-Up Engineer).

1. Operational Readiness (Execution Phase) - In order to prevent short-term decisions from being made in the execution phase which can cause avoidable problems for operations, YOU ARE TO:
* Ensure that a full-lifecycle view of commercial performance when managing revenue and costs
* Create mechanisms to manage operational delivery and set the tone early
* Create client and Joint-Venture (JV) operational relationships early
* Drive the ramp-up of resources and personally select key positions

2. HSSE & Compliance - In order that we meet our HSSE and compliance obligations with a minimum impact on production, YOU ARE TO :
* Ensure that the management system for risk prevention and mitigation, permit to work and Health Safety Security and Environment (HSSE) planning is implemented robustly and that regulatory compliance requirements are met.
* Ensure that Emergency Response measures are well prepared and tested.
* Build trusted relationships with CLASS and Flag representatives.

3. Asset Integrity - In order that Asset Integrity is maintained effectively with the minimum impact on production, YOU ARE TO :
* Coordinate maintenance activities to preserve Asset Integrity (AI) in line with the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS).
* Ensure that decision-making considers all risks - safety, commercial, and contractual.
* Use your wide network of SMEs to test your own thinking and encourage others to do the same.
* Work with the Offshore Installation Manager (OIM) and regional staff to find opportunities for improvement

4. Operations Performance - In order that the onshore team is focused on enabling unit performance, YOU ARE TO :
* Lead the onshore team to provide the right resources to conduct operations and maintenance activities in the most efficient manner.
* Ensure that the onshore team is prepared to provide the first line of response in emergencies.
* Ensure that the overall activity schedule is updated and communicated

5. Commercial Performance - In order that our relationship with the client enables high commercial performance, YOU ARE TO :
* Manage delivery of our obligations according to the contract.
* Obtain agreement from client and partners as to outputs delivered.
* Understand client drivers and adopt the appropriate client management approach to manage client change requests.
* Know the detail of the contract intimately (but refer to it rarely) and choose which issues need to be fought for to protect our commercial position.

6. Sustainability - In order that we minimize the impact of operations on the environment, YOU ARE TO :
* Monitor levels of emissions from operations
* Conduct Business Performance Reviews with key stakeholders (Client, Partner & Contractors) and implement agreed actions to reduce levels.

7. In order that our relationships with partners have the level of trust required to enable efficient delivery, YOU ARE TO:
* Provide appropriate level of transparency for Joint Venture (JV) partners
* Escalate potential Joint Venture (JV) issues for timely decision-making

This role is open to candidates with full working rights in Malaysia only.

The Company:
Established in 1950s, our client is a Dutch-based global group of companies providing floating production solutions to the offshore energy industry, over the full product life-cycle. The Company is market leading in leased floating production systems with multiple units currently in operation and has unrivalled operational experience in this field. The Company's main activities are the design, supply, installation, operation and the life extension of Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
* University Degree or equivalent certification (ideally marine background).
* Minimum of ten years of Oil and Gas experience with at least three in an FPSO) related sector.
* Minimum of three years of previous senior onshore management experience.
* Extensive experience of local regulations, procedures and practices.
* Client facing skills.
* Project experience working with multi-discipline teams
* Excellent communication skills.
* Ability to travel internationally medium and long term including offshore

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

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