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Construction Advisor

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Houston
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 23/06/2011
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Job Title: Construction Advisor
Job Location: Houston
Rate/Salary: Negotiable
Duration: TBD
Residency: USA

The Company:
Our client, a major oil and gas operator, seeks a Construction Advisor to join their team.

The Role:
• Provide construction input into the execution planning and contracting of Offshore and subsea installation projects
• Define the resources and plans required to execute the construction phase of projects
• Participate in constructability reviews, construction/installation risk assessments, and other construction related reviews.
• Assist in the development and implementation of organizational processes and procedures that will work with various project teams in meeting the requirements.
• Assist in training, development and mentoring of the engineering, construction, and systems completion staff
• Participate in verification reviews
• Participate in peer review of installation costs, schedules, and execution plans
• Provide expert functional input to concept screening/selection, contracting strategy and other early project planning deliverables
• Define Construction cost and schedule estimates within the project
• Ensure development of inspection and testing plans and audits for vessels and equipment
• Ensure Construction’s representation and input into the tendering process, including evaluation and award recommendation
• Ensure development of site management plans and procedures including safety, emergency response, SIMOPS, logistics, communication, hand-over, on-vessel surveillance, and site and vessel MOC
• Coordinate execution risk assessments and development of action plans for all findings
• Identify and communicate execution and schedule vulnerabilities: develop and monitor mitigation plans
• Coordinate construction participation in lessons learned sessions for assigned projects
• Ensure safe work practices are utilized during construction activities
• Perform other duties as requested by the Construction Coordinator

Additional Responsibilities:

• Position will require domestic and foreign travel and potentially some extended project site visits especially during project fabrication, installation, commissioning and start-up.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
15 years of project experience in construction-specific and/or project management and execution experience desired
Overall construction experience in oil and gas production and handling facilities
Offshore structures and pipelines fabrication, installation, hook-up and commissioning
Onshore oil and gas/petrochemical plant construction and commissioning experience
Cost estimating and scheduling experience

Knowledge of oil and gas project construction work requirements and practices.
Knowledge of oil and gas project safety and quality requirements and work practices
Knowledge of oil and gas facilities design and engineering
Knowledge of oil and gas production operations
Knowledge of issues and challenges with projects in various remote locations

Goal / results oriented
Organizational and coordination skills - ability to work effectively with multi-discipline teams
Interpersonal skills - consensus builder
Computer sk

About Fircroft:
Fircroft is a leading provider of technical recruitment solutions to a number of specialist industries, active in over 30 countries worldwide. Our key sectors include: Oil & Gas, Petrochemicals & Process, Automotive & Aerospace, Nuclear & Power, Mining & Minerals and General Engineering.

For further information or to discuss any opportunities, please contact Kyle Struzick at Fircroft on +1 713 235 8100
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