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Project Hydrographic Surveyor (Offshore)

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Azerbaijan
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 13/12/2012
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The Company:
A major, international oil and gas company

The Role:
•Maintain awareness of, and promote, the company and project goals in respect of HSSE, QA, Schedules and Technical Integrity, including participation in regular audit activities.
•Attend any associated HAZID’s / Task Risk Assessments (TRA’s), start-up meetings and Readiness Reviews, as required.
•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
•Compile HSSE statistics from offshore operations
•Promoting continuous improvement and compilation of ‘Lessons Learned’.
•Familiarisation of relevant contract documentation, survey procedures, risk assessments, task lists and requirements, contractor equipment and personnel capabilities, local Field geography and metocean conditions etc as required.
•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.
•Ensure that any contractor hardware and software equipment problems or failures are recorded accurately and provide appropriate advice to the onshore surveyor regarding operational status. As problems arise, careful notes should be taken in order to support the surveyor in any contractual issues.
•Monitor the contractor’s production of survey data and reporting and ensure that delivery meets with the project schedule / requirements.
•Compile a concise log of survey operations and issue daily and/or weekly summary progress reports as directed.
•Review survey scopes of work being prepared for inclusion within survey & construction contracts.
•Review and contribute constructive analysis of survey procedures written by contractors.
•Carry out in depth analysis & checking of survey field reports & charts as necessary.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
University degree or equivalent in Surveying/Geomatics
Hydrographic surveyor with a minimum of ten years' in the offshore oil & gas industry
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.

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