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  • Job reference: RMS0125371

Senior Drilling Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 05/06/2013
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The Company:
Our client is a global, diversified, upstream oil and gas company, headquartered in Canada with three main operating areas are North America, the North Sea and Southeast Asia. The Company also has a portfolio of international exploration opportunities. The Company is committed to conducting business safely, in a socially and environmentally responsible manner, and is included in the Dow Jones Sustainability (North America) Index. The Company is listed on the Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges.

The Role:
Position Overview and Responsibilities

Accountable for the generation and optimisation of the Wells Project Plan – 18 month look ahead.
Works with Exploration Manager, Wells Manager – Engineering and Wells Managers – Mobiles to ensure an optimum well and rig sequence with minimum rig moves
Accountable for the supervision of the Drilling Engineering Team within Wells Engineering.
Accountable for the generation and authorisation of all Well Budget & Detailed Estimates, maintenance of the Well Estimate Register and correct process and procedure compliance. Ensures continuity applied throughout all projects.
Ensures latest technologies are screened for application on all projects.
Responsible for the effectiveness of the Drilling Engineering Team input to the planning and implementation of all projects. Works with the Wells Manager – Engineering and Wells Managers – Execution to target engineering efforts to ensure that wells are designed and delivered to meet their agreed business objectives and with due regard to operational risk, engineering optimisation, safety and cost effectiveness.
Responsible for conceptual well design of all Wells. Works with the Wells Manager – Engineering and Wells Manager – Execution to ensure that all conceptual well designs meet regulatory requirements and with due regard to operational risk, engineering optimisation safety and cost effectiveness.
Responsible for the review of all Drilling Programmes – Subsea and Dry wellheads to ensure that the drilling programmes meet their agreed business objectives and with due regard to operational risk, engineering optimisation, safety and cost effectiveness.
Supports the Wells Manager in ensuring the rig tendering process and rig audits are conducted with due respect for wells.
To identify and promote the use of technologies to enhance operational effectiveness and stretch operational capabilities and consider implementation into conceptual well design.
Approve / Endorse work programmes, procedures and work instructions ensuring that adequate peer reviews and risk assessments are undertaken and the programmes are safe and technically sound.
Coordinate the identification, assessment and implementation of new technologies where appropriate.
Incumbent shall ensure that the Company Safety Management System is complied with at all times within his technical area and that appropriate preparation and resource has been made to permit the safe execution of all well services operations under their control.
Incumbent shall ensure that all well construction activities are carried out in full accordance with the requirements of the Company Policies and Procedures, as well as ensuring compliance with UKCS regulatory and industry accepted practices, and shall strive to continuously improve the Wells Management System (WMS).
The incumbent shall resource and support technical / quality assurance audits on key service providers or equipment vendors.

Candidate Profile:

Results oriented - Demonstrates a sense of urgency and strong commitment to achieving goals; is capable of working in challenging, fast paced environment
Collaborative - Works effectively across the organization to achieve goals
Innovative - Champions new ideas and creates an environment that supports innovation and creativity
Decision Maker - Effectively examines events, issues, and problems, and generates solutions
Leads with engagement – Builds commitment to a vision and plan of action aligned with organizational mission and goals
Develops others – Shares knowledge and provides mentorship to less experienced team members
Self Starter – Requires minimum supervision and direction to efficiently complete work assignments

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Engineering graduate
Broad experience in Drilling & Completion operations both on and offshore (Planning and Operational Implementation) with particular emphasis on both Exploration and Development wells.
Experience in building and supervising high performance well engineering teams
Proven capabilities in problem analysis and solution development.
Proven capabilities and Project Management Experience in multiple Well Projects
Collating and interpreting data and technical information.
Project planning and design.
Advanced/Emerging Well Engineering Technology
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