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  • Job reference: RMS0112080

Metocean Specialist

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Location: Houston
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 29/09/2012
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The Company:
Is a major oil & gas client.

The Role:
Our client is currently looking for a Houston-based experienced staff contractor metocean specialist to support design and operation development of offshore facilities. This staff contractor position is based in Houston, TX, where metocean technical support and expertise is provided through the Marine Engineering Function of the client.

• Provide meteorological or oceanographic expertise to a variety of the clients' upstream projects worldwide
• Provide technical support to the clients' project teams throughout the various project phases ranging from Evaluation (concept selection), through Definition (FEED), and finally Execution (detailed design, construction, installation, and start-up)
• Develop Scope of Work for conceptual studies, develop technical specifications, assist in Contractor selection, and assure quality of Contractor’s deliverables
• Assist development projects in meeting safety, environmental and capital cost objectives
• Provide effective interface with business units, regulatory agencies, and industry organizations
• Participate in risk management activities, to ensure compliance with the clients' expectations

Technical support areas include:
• Understanding of meteorological or oceanographic principles and their application to offshore structures
• Coastal wave mechanics application to near-shore engineering pipelines, structures or operations
• Practical understanding of offshore operations

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Required Skills & Experience:
• BS in either Meteorology, Oceanography, Ocean Engineering or related field
• Relevant experience and demonstrated knowledge in the above technical areas
• Strong technical and analytical evaluation skills
• Excellent communication and project management skills
• Ability to apply metocean requirements to engineering designs
• Demonstrated teamwork and leadership skills
• Self-motivated and focused on achieving business results
• Flexible to international business travel

*MetCcean educational background that primarily has excellent communication skills and understands how to coordinate customer needs. Secondary experience requirements with metocean instrumentation would be preferred. Candidates can be recent college graduates or have demonstrated skill experience in areas other than oil and gas industry.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
Preferred Experience:
• Degree as outlined with experience managing projects; coordinating customer needs. Prefer candidates with metocean instrumentation experience.
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