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Lead Installation Engineer - Topsides

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Houston
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 19/02/2014
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (26/02/14)
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The Company:
Turning marginal and challenging fields into commercial successes. The Company focuses on pioneering technologies and harnessing talent to continue to operate safely and successfully, creating value for partners and host governments.
In more recent years Company has continued its success by planning and operating its first ever deepwater wells. Since 2009 they have drilled eight such wells in offshore Angola. In Block 16, Company is unlocking potential in a block that had been unsuccessful wit

The Role:
Lead Installation Engineer to join the Facilities department on Chissonga's development team.

Purpose
Overall coordination of transportation and installation activities within EPCI contracts from bid evaluation through offshore installation.
Key Responsibilities and Tasks
• Houston based member of Company’s project management team, focusing on management of EPCI contractors’ work pertaining to the transportation and installation of an FPSO and TLWP.
• Safety leadership through all project phases.
• Company representative offshore.
• As necessary, Company representative in fabrication yards and contractors’ offices.
• Leadership role in technical assurance, including review of transportation and installation analysis and procedures and planning and monitoring the work of the marine warranty surveyor and third party verification organizations.
• Lead role in planning, coordination, and managing SIMOPS of offshore installation campaigns for an FPSO, TLWP, and subsea including coordination with drilling and operations.
• Responsible for coordination of design reviews, HAZIDs and readiness reviews.
• During detailed design coordinate transportation and installation activities with EPCI contractor and sub-contractors.
• Identification, management, and resolution of interface issues and project risks. This will include activities including marine warranty surveyor, third party verification, contractors, vendors, drilling, and operations.
• Participation in tender process and bid evaluation.
• Responsible for coordinating technical input to the project budget, cost control and forecasting to the Project Services function for the work scope within areas of control, and initiating any necessary corrective actions to meet schedule and cost targets.
• Be able to articulate the main business drivers for the project and be familiar with the economic criteria and sensitivities.
Decision Making Authority and Accountability
Accountable for the safe and successful execution of the project scope as designed, meeting targets for HSSE, cost, schedule and operability
Acts as internal and external interface for the project team
Primary Interfaces
• Safety
• Engineering (Company and EPCI)
• FPSO (Company and EPCI)
• TLWP (Company and EPCI)
• Gas Export Pipeline (Company and EPCI)
• MWS and Third Party Verification Organizations
• Drilling
• Operations

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Required Knowledge, Skills & Experience
• Engineering Degree
• 10+ years relevant experience (preference for candidates with EPCI experience with operators and major installation contractors)
• Previous experience performing technical analysis and preparing installation procedures
• Previous experience with transportation and installation of floating structures
• Preference given to candidates with experience in installation of subsea equipment, rigid pipelines, and flexible risers
• Preference for candidates with previous experience on Angolan projects
• English written and verbal
• Portuguese spoken (preference)
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