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  • Job reference: RMS0204354

Senior Drilling Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 04/01/2019
  • Duration: 12 months
  • Time left:
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    (15/02/19)
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The Role:
Responsible for well engineering, design and technical integrity aspects of well projects and ensuring the safe and efficient execution of well projects.
 Leads the well engineering effort for well construction, workover and abandonment projects.
 Ensures projects are planned in full compliance with corporate policies, standards, procedures and guidelines and relevant regulatory requirements and are executed safely and efficiently.
 Demonstrates a challenging and innovative approach, to ensure cost effective, safe and environmentally acceptable engineering solutions. Keeps abreast of new and emerging technologies in support of objective to be an industry leader, and drives their implementation.
 Applies appropriate techniques and processes to drive performance through benchmarking and data analysis.
 Ensures appropriate peer reviews and/or risk assessments are held for each well project with actions closed out accordingly.
 Liaise effectively with the Well Examiner and regulatory organisations in support of well submissions and notifications.
 Interfaces effectively with other teams e.g. subsurface, projects, supply chain, finance to safely and successfully deliver the project.
 Prepares AFEs for each project. Ensures project expenditures are effectively monitored, managed and controlled.
 Prepares and evaluates tenders. Acts as Technical Sponsor for certain contracts.
 Supports the contractor management process by developing highly positive relationships with contractors and suppliers. Ensures contractor delivery against KPIs/scorecards.
 Responsible for the capture and close out of lessons learned and analysis of NPT events, and for the preparation and submission of end of well reports.
 Provides technical support and gives work direction to less experienced engineers.
 Provides support to Drilling Superintendent and provides operational cover as required.
 Makes regular visits offshore to enhance onshore-offshore relationships and communications, participate in rig safety audits, promote and support client and contractor safety-related initiatives etc.
 Participates in the Wells' duty rota and provides support to the Incident Management Team (IMT) in the event of a rig-related incident.
 Delivery focused
 Good HSE attitude and behaviours
 Positive attitude and behaviour, together with flexibility
 Sound commercial awareness: project financing and cost control principles
 Proven relationship-builder: internally and externally
 Well-developed communication skills
 Capable of working independently and as part of a team

 Degree in an engineering, technology or science discipline.
 Considerable experience in a well engineering and operations role, including jack-up and semi-submersible rig operations.
 Experience of risk management techniques and processes
 Fully certified by a recognised Well Control Authority e.g. IWCF, WELLCAP
 Offshore medical, survival and MIST certification

The Company:
Leading integrated energy company. A major player in exploration and production, power generation & trading they use their strong brands and distinctive assets and capabilities to achieve success in their chosen markets.

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.

Fircroft is registered as a Data Controller with the Information Commissioner as required under the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679. Fircroft will only process your personal data for the specific purposes of managing your application.

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