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Fluent French & English Senior Project Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Gabon, offshore, 4/4 rotation
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 06/07/2011
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Job Title: Fluent French & English Senior Project Engineer
Job Location: Gabon, offshore, 4/4 rotation
Rate/Salary: Negotiable
Duration: 12 months
Residency: Europe/UK

The Company:
A Major Oil and Gas Operator

The Role:
**Please note we ONLY will consider candidates who are fluent in French and English for this position**

Unfortunately, due to Gabon employment law, working permits can only be obtained for candidate under the age of 55.

• To support the Country Management in all aspects of the project: technical and HSE requirements, planning, reporting, etc.
• To coordinate project technical disciplines (HSE, technical, operational, etc.)
• To support SIMOPS coordinator in order to reduce the need for shut downs during operations
• In the absence of the Country Management, responsible for interfacing and coordination with affiliate departments



• In liaison with Package team based in Paris, follow-up all installation studies, including control of installation procedures
• To participate in the definition of requirements for offshore qualifications tests and supervision of these tests
• To co-ordinate, review and check the advancement of all technical, operational, etc. project documentation liaise with project HSE Management.
• To participate in technical and commercial aspects of project including project interfaces (Company head office, Company subsidiaries, Package Contractors, etc.), co-ordination of Contractors and Company project disciplines
• To participate with interface between design teams, fabrication works and offshore installation
• To preparate offshore operations and required associated logistics
• To participate in Risk Assessments, Hazids, Simops reviews, etc. as required in accordance with Company's referential
• To ensure proper progress reporting to Company management .

Project involves the replacement of approximately 25 flexible pipelines. It includes procurement and transportation of flexibles, platform topsides/ riser modifications, topsides spools, onshore fabrication works, marine installation of I-tubes, flexibles, Hot Taps, underwater structures, etc. and commissioning of the lines.

In initial stage of project: in Pointe Noire and work site facilities/ offshore as required (offshore execution is in Congo)

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Fluency in English/ French (spoken and written) Congo/ Gabon HSE referential is in French
• 10 - 15 years experience in different phases of offshore construction projects e.g.: project engineering, construction supervision and project management. Projects involving engineering, procurement, installation and commissioning of pipelines and diving construction of underwater facilities (flexible pipelines and risers/ electrical cables/ etc).
• Experience as Company Representative is a plus

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 Sarah Rouquette at Fircroft on +44 1925 25 3500
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