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Marine Manager

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Perth
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 13/07/2011
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Job Title: Marine Manager
Job Location: Perth
Rate/Salary: Negotiable
Duration: 12 months
Residency: AU/UK/EU

The Company:
Our Client is an International Company involved in the supply of Energy globally. Their Operations cover Exploration, Production and Downstream and at present they have projects in over 25 Countries worldwide.

In Australia they are involved in one of the largest LNG Projects, including both Gas and Condensate which is currently in FEED (Front End Engineering Design) Stage.

The Role:
To provide marine expertise by optimising the use of marine services to the benefit of the Company, ensuring a strong safety focus and high level of customer satisfaction for the Project.

Key responsibilities include:

•Promote improvement initiatives with regards to the safety of marine units and operations within the parameters of the Company H.S.E. policy.
•Conduct all activities in a safe and efficient manner in accordance with the Company's policies and procedures. Ensuring the welfare of personnel and the protection of assets and the environment at all times.
•Maintain awareness of and ensure conformity with all relevant statutory and Company directives and rules.
•Ensure conformity with the applicable local regulations, laws and guidelines.
•Analysis of safety results & incidents reports.
•Attend SQM sessions with Contractors as an adviser on technical & safety issues.
•Issue safety alert bulletins regarding major issues relating to marine non-compliance and incidents.
•Actively participate in HSE meetings and HAZID's to ensure workable and appropriate solutions are implemented.
•Possess a strong understanding of Company management systems so as to establish marine procedures and work instructions when and as required.
•Deliver technical and operational support to the Project with regards to marine logistics e.g. call for tender, marine procedures, port regulations, general marine instructions, construction follow-up, performance tests, new building follow up, etc…
•Awareness and study of new technological developments within the marine industry e.g. vessel concept, transfer systems, LNG loading/offloading, berthing facilities, etc
•Assist and/or advise with development of pre-projects and/or projects in all aspects requiring marine expertise e.g. FPSO design, offloading facilities, boat landings, quays, buoys, etc
•Evaluation and selection of marine personnel e.g. marine superintendents, pilots, barge masters, DP operators etc…
•Perform regular audits of contractors / vessels / facilities and follow up on technical and operations audit action plan items for completion.
•Monitor the technical status of operations conformity with the Company Management System and industry best practices.
•Audit the application of technical specifications defined in the contract.
•Monitor the progress of corrective action plans issued by Contractors and Company
•Participate in strategy development related to marine and monitor the overall marine operations
•Support marine planning activities in consultation with the Offshore/Onshore/Operations teams
•Manage marine activities at all sites as required.
•Schedule, plan, prepare, manage and supervise various offshore marine operations, and provide Company marine representation for dynamic positioning operations, rig move operations, specialist vessel operations, offshore buoy maintenance and third party anchoring operations; liaising with line management and client departments as appropriate
•Provide specialist Marine support to Drilling, Projects, Logistics, Sub-sea Engineers and other clients as required, ensuring client satisfaction. This includes monitoring of "third party" operations where Company assets are involved e.g. pipeline crossings, rig moves near pipelines etc
•Contributes to technical evaluation and selection of contractors and to ensure that technical Contractor selection is carried out in accordance with Company requirements and that safety assessment is a part of the selection process. This includes the requirement to ensure the required auditing of the Contractors SMS is carried out in accordance with Company procedures, and that Contractors working on Company sites are formally advised of appropriate site safety regulations, and, for Major Contractors, appropriate interface / contingency procedures are issued prior to offshore operations
•Create / Update Company Standards, procedures, work instruction documents
•Record, review and analyze service level agreements (SLA) / key performance indicators (KPI) as appropriate and monitor quality and performance of the operators including cost allocation and invoice checking.
•Provide annual/monthly/weekly safety and activity reporting
•Liaise with the appropriate marine technical authorities regarding matters that related to Company marine operations.
•Liaise with the marine advisors from other major oil and gas companies and represent the Company on external marine industry forums.
•Liaise with Contractor, to ensure that the contractor marine operations conform with the project directives especially in terms of safety, environment, schedule, cost and quality.
•The job holder is responsible for the application of the Company marine standard to ensure safe and efficient operations to the project.
•To ensure conformity with all Company and legislative safety directives and rules relative to Company marine activities and to provide advice on marine matters and policy.
•Report to management any major threat identified or issues to be addressed regarding marine safety.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
•Master Mariner, STCW Class 1(unlimited)
•Minimum of 5 years experience as Master.
•Minimum 10 years Oil and Gas Industry Experience, at least 5 of which should have been gained in a logistics environment.
•Proven record of achievement within marine operations.
•Experience of multi-activity joint venture operations.
•Good knowledge and understanding of group structure and external networks.
•Good awareness of industry/transportation trends, philosophies, best practice etc..
•Detailed knowledge of Company policy and practices.
•Experience and knowledge of a wide range of offshore support vessels, dynamic positioning systems, logistic vessels, diving and construction vessels, semi-submersible and jack up units.

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 Tania Hunter at Fircroft on +61 8 9262 6208
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