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Manufacturing/Fabrication Engineer – Subsea

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Baku
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 29/01/2016
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The Company:
A global Oil & Gas operator with extensive operations in the Caspian Region.

The Role:
• Requires the incumbent to utilise their extensive experience in manufacturing and/or fabrication to monitor and validate workflow routing processes, in the manufacture of subsea structures - e.g. PLEM’s PLET’s, PMA’s, FTA’s and SSIV’s.
• Support the subsea fabricator in the development of manufacturing processes for assembly and testing of subsea structures.
• Develop and implement key performance indicators and production metrics. Monitor and report against these metrics.
• Review the engineering, detailed design drawings, specifications, shop drawings for accuracy and manufacturability.
• Work with the fabricator to develop best practices to fabricate subsea structures to the design and quality requirements.
• Work with the fabricator to maximise production efficiency by analysing layout of equipment, workflow and assembly methods.
• Monitor and drive to completion all aspects of subsea structure fabrication from initial handling through fabrication, assembly, coating, mechanical completion, FAT/SIT (as appropriate), to preservation and loadout.
• Provider of discipline-specific support and fabrication input for the preparation of subsea asset technical documentation.
• Must have a thorough working knowledge of all facets of manufacturing processes, practical experience in a manufacturing environment for subsea structures.
• Have an analytical approach to problem solving.
• Ability to identify deviations from standards.
• Sound knowledge of HSSE working practices & control of work procedures.
• Keen awareness the managing of behavioural based site safety programmes
• Ability to perform effectively in a team environment, inclusive of demonstrating collaborative, cooperative, flexible, adaptable, respectful, and tactful personal characteristics
• Excellent work and personal ethics that include trustworthiness and commitment.
• Expertise in comprehending and interpreting reading relevant engineering drawings specifications, regulations and codes
• Ability to understand logic-linked planning schedules (in P6 format or similar)
• Ability to communicate effectively with contractor’s/line managers/ and supervision in English language (oral and written)
• Working IT skills regarding MS Office software


• Assist with the preparation and review of assembly and test procedures.
• Demonstrate HSE leadership by actively engaging the fabrication contractors with actions that contribute to delivering on company's HSE expectations
• Provide leadership to the contractor for the subsea components scope of work.
• Actively participate in construction and fabrication Lessons Learned processes.
• Participate in subsea discipline risk meetings
• Participate in start of shift tool box talks on work site hazards
• Assist with development of site query response from engineering contractor as applicable
• Witness and approving site acceptance tests
• Review and acceptance of contractor construction procedures
• Review and acceptance of contractor procedures for fabrication, assembly and erection of various subsea components
• Monitor contractor performance and highlight any defaults to line manager
• Attend project meetings as required.
• Participate in reporting construction process on against schedule and cost targets
• Liaise with contractor’s subsea construction & supervisory management on relevant construction-related issues
• Generate and/or compile reports as required

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Recognized certificate in fabrication/construction or production engineering (City & Guilds, ONC/OND, HNC/HND or equivalent), coupled with significant experience in fabrication and testing of subsea steel structures and equipment.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
Track record of experience gained in similar international oil & gas topsides and/or subsea-related projects in a roles leading to development of the following skill sets:
• Coaching in fabrication & assembly techniques of subsea structures.
• Experienced in coaching and development of workforce nationals.
• Experienced in subsea FAT and SIT execution activities.
• Provision of engineering and fabrication support to the fabricator during FAT, SIT and SRT.
• Familiar with fabrication process routing and planning.
• Knowledge of work site and work group management of resources by activity
• Resolution of technical issues at site level while liaising with engineering.
• Employing motivation & techniques to enhance fabricator performance.
• Substantial experience in a supervisory role or surveillance lead capacity over fabrication activities, lifting operations, mechanical completion, simultaneous operations (SIMOPS), permit-to-work (PTW) activities, and other construction relate
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