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Offshore Surveyor (Pipelay Barge)

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Azerbaijan - Other
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 26/07/2014
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The Company:
A global Oil & Gas operator with extensive operations in the Caspian Region.

The Role:
Our Client is seeking a Construction Specialist Surveyor to work offshore Azerbaijan on a Pipelay Barge. The expected duration is until December 2017.

The role of the Construction Specialist Surveyor is to provide offshore Quality Assurance (QA) regarding the survey and positioning aspects of the project. The role will require close liaison with the Company's in-house Project Hydrographic Surveyor based onshore, relevant project engineers and various Marine & Subsea contractors working for the Company. Typical survey activity requiring QA is likely to include hydrographic, geophysical, geotechnical and ROV based surveys, subsea metrology and positioning associated with installation of offshore structures, sub-sea pipelines, manifolds and the associated as-laid / as built surveys.

Responsibilities include:

• Ensuring that the delivery & quality of survey activities is accordance with the Scope of Work, Technical Specifications and relevant Project Procedures.
• Interfacing and liaising with Contractor’s representatives and the ship’s captain and crew to ensure optimum vessel and survey equipment utilization.
• Ensure that survey activities are conducted efficiently, minimising vessel transit and set-up times and survey equipment calibration operations.
• Liaison with the Offshore Representatives of other vessels and facilities in the working area and, where necessary, help or contribute to the organisation of a SIMOPS strategy and schedule.
• Liaison with Installation OIM’s in event of any requirements to work within 500m zones.
• Verify contractor’s daily reports, and any other statements of work completed, as used to support the contractors invoices.
• Attending daily onboard progress meetings with the contractor, including relevant HSSE meetings, TRA’s and Toolbox Talks as required to be aware of all shipboard survey activity.
•Compile QC Report on the performance of the Contractor in all survey & operational aspects
• Supervision and QA/QC of the contractor’s survey operations in confirmation that all positioning hardware and software is calibrated and operated according to good survey practice and the contract, and offsets, calibration results and datum conversions are used appropriately.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
University degree or equivalent in Surveying/Geomatics.
Hydrographic Surveyor with a minimum of 10 year’s Offshore Oil & Gas industry experience.
Minimum of three years’ experience working as a Project Surveyor on hydrographic surveys and/or charting surveys linked to construction work.
A thorough understanding of the principles and practical application of Hydrographic Survey and Acoustic Metrology applications.
Broad oil industry experience as an Offshore Survey Representative, and an understanding of the project management issues associated with large projects.
A knowledge of industry standard HSSE procedures is essential.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
Previous experience in the Caspian Sea area.

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