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Drilling Rig Construction Advisor

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 08/02/2013
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The Company:
Our client, a major owner/operating company, seeks expertise for offshore mega-projects in Canada.

This opportunity is open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents only. First consideration will be given to residents of Newfoundland & Labrador.

The Role:
Work Description:

• Provide operational and drilling construction reference to PMT during detail design development, construction and commissioning of drilling components of offshore platform
• Primary interface between Topsides design team, O&M Contractor and Drilling Operations team
• Ensure the Drilling Equipment Set (DES) and Drilling Support Module (DSM) are safe and meet company expectations in regard to fit for purpose (e.g., equipment sizing/rating, laydown area, storage)
• Participate in vendor clarifications, FAT’s and package acceptance
• Review and respond to spec deviation requests
• Review drawings and specifications
• Address human factors engineering as well as safety of personnel and equipment (in conjunction with Topsides and/or O&M contractor)
• Assist in development and review of commissioning and System Integration Test procedures
• Support construction and commissioning efforts as required


• Demonstrated regard for Health, Safety, Security, Ethics and Environmental issues in the workplace
• Extensive knowledge of Drilling policies, procedures, and operational requirements
• Superior communication and interpersonal skills
• Ability to organize and progress own work schedule
• Experience working within multi-disciplined team environment involving multiple stakeholders
• Familiar with applicable industry related codes (API, ASME, ANSI, SAE, ASTM, ABS, DNV, SOLAS, IMO)
• Knowledge of Canada-Newfoundland Labrador Offshore Oil and Gas regulations (CNLOPB)
• Experience in reviewing drawings and schematics (PFDs, P&IDs, E&I system review)
• Willing to relocate to multiple work sites (Houston / St. John's NL / Marystown NL/ Korea) based on Project schedule and need
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office tools
• Fluent in English


The candidate will be expected to start the position ASAP in St. John's, NL, Canada.


Candidate required for remaining stages of project. The minimum expected duration would be 12-24 months total (from March 2013 start date). Opportunities will exist for extension based on performance and project requirements beyond this time frame.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Education Level/Degree: Engineering Degree (Mechanical or Civil) required

Years of Experience: 15 minimum


• Experience in Drilling, Completion, Intervention and construction activities in an offshore environment
• Experience in Drilling Rig development including FEED, Detail Design, Construction and Commissioning
• Strong preference for experience in an Integrated Platform Environment
• Background in Drilling, Completions, and Workover operations for extended reach and horizontal wellbores
• Knowledge of Sand Control technology an asset, specifically any experience with gravel packing applications
• Experience and familiarity with Platform Drilling Rig systems specifically in North Atlantic or other harsh weather environments

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