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  • Job reference: RMS0099281

Technical Lead (Topsides)

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Location: Houston
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 13/10/2011
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The Company:
Our Client is a Global Leading Oil & Gas Company

The Role:
The Topsides SME is responsible for the design quality assurance of the Expanded Containment System’s topsides production gear and pallet transportation system.


The Topsides SME has the following responsibilities:
 Participate in all Topsides-related project engineering, construction, and risk assessments, including HAZOPs. Ensure risks register items with operational mitigations are tracked and closed prior to handover and integration of equipment into Company's existing response assets
 Develop technical documentation, drawings, diagrams, schematics, etc. Coordinate with Training and Documentation lead to ensure documents are in compliance with Company standards and are posted to the Document Management System (DMS). Coordinate with Operations teams to support development of O&M procedures
 Work with project team to develop specific requirements for on-going maintenance
 Support technical input and review of contractual services and long-term support needed for the expanded system
 Track progress on all Topsides-related project deliverables, coordinating with Operations counterparts
 Identify all technical tests and inspections required by regulatory agencies
 Participate as required in Incident Management Team (IMT) support and training. Fill a role on the Incident Management Team (IMT) and participate in all IMT trainings and drills
 Participation in Topsides-related risk assessments and related HAZOPs
 Provide technical input on spare part strategies, long term storage and maintenance philosophies, and preservation.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
 Strong technical experience: Prior experience in a senior technical development role for 5+ years. Deepwater region experience is preferred
 Undergraduate or graduate degree in a technical/engineering field
 Prior experience in Pre-Operations team on a major capital project. Experienced in managing equipment handover, technical maintenance requirements and systems, and start-up operations
 Understanding of GoM regulatory environment
 Critical skills include personnel management, budget and resource development and tracking, operational readiness process application, and demonstrated success managing both operational and programmatic work that involve high levels of collaboration
 Excellent people skills, with an ability to partner with a dynamic leadership team
 Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and commitment
 Flexible and able to multi-task; can work within an ambiguous, fast-moving environment, while also driving toward clarity and solutions; demonstrated
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