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Massive Recruitment at Pacific Drilling December, 2015

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Pacific Drilling (NYSE: PACD) – With our best-in-class drillships and highly experienced team, Pacific Drilling is a fast-growing company committed to becoming the industry’preferred ultra-deepwater drilling contractor. Since initiating construction of our first four rigs in 2008, Pacific Drilling has grown into a successful, premium drilling contractor with more than 1,500 employees and contracts with the highest-quality clients in the industry.

We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:

Job Title: Financial Controller

Location: Lagos
Job Segment: Accounting, Financial, Finance MBA, CPA, MBA, Finance, Management

Position Summary

  • The primary focus of this position is to supervise the finance activity in country in regards to accounting, taxation, treasury, cost control, reporting (internal and external), planning (budgeting/forecasting) and documentation for the company in Nigeria.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Comply with Pacific Drilling Code of Conduct and supporting policies, standards and applicable process documentation.
  • Perform all work according to agreed expectations of both internal and external customers, focus on doing things right first time, every time and contribute actively to continual improvement activities.
  • Finance Administration and Controls
  • Accounting and Taxation
  • Cost Control and Forecasting
  • Documentation and Reporting
  • Treasury and Insurance
  • Complete special projects as assigned

Qualifications and Experience

  • University degree and/or equivalent experience and training in finance and/or accounting.
  • Master’s degree in business administration (MBA) or a professional designation such as certified public accountant (CPA) or certified management accountant (CMA) is preferred.
  • Eight years experience in accounting and/or finance, including previous management responsibility.
  • Previous experience in public accounting is highly valued.
  • Knowledge of all aspects of generally accepted accounting principles and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
  • Senior School certificate (SSCE)/ West Africa Examination Council (WAEC)/ GCE O/L, OND in Nigeria is equivalent of 2 years associate degree in U.S., while HND or B.Sc is for 4 years (with at least 120 credits/units)
  • Nigerian In Country – resident
  • Fluent English communication skills (both oral and written)

Key Behavioral Attributes:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English
  • Strong leadership, technology and analytical skills
  • Demonstrated negotiation skills
  • Precise and well organized
  • Problem identification and resolution
  • Good work ethic


Job Title: Rig Electronics Manager

Location: Lagos

Position Summary

  • The Rig Electronic Manager is in charge of installing, repairing and maintaining all electronic equipment onboard the vessel.

Position Scope:

  • The Rig Electronic Manager coordinates the preventative and corrective maintenance on the electronic related equipment, communicates regularly with the other departments (IT, mechanical, electrical, engine room, subsea, drilling, marine and safety) as well as the client and other service partners when required.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Act as a Safety Leader ensuring the ongoing identification of hazards and the implementation of controls to manage the associated risks with a special focus on Permit to Work and Isolation procedures.
  • Maintain and repair all electronic systems including Dynamic Positioning, communication, data acquisition and navigational equipment.
  • Maintain and repair electronic systems in relation to subsea BOP equipment and drilling package instrumentation and electronics.
  • Carry out installation, calibration and modification to electronic systems and components as per Pacific Drilling maintenance standards.
  • Maintain sufficient spares are onboard – together with ETs and Electrical/Electronic Supervisor – for critical/safety/maintenance/operational systems with a pro-active attitude with regards to upcoming Preventive Maintenance System.
  • Maintain workshop equipment/tools to the highest safety standards.
  • Perform daily visual inspections of equipment and prevent/rectify actual and potential malfunctions, and report potentially dangerous conditions to his/her supervisor.
  • Coordinate planning and execution of ET preventative maintenance with a minimum of 6-week overview to cover current hitch and half of back-to back hitch, keeping an updated and accurate historical record of all maintenance done as well as all ET equipment certification documents.
  • Inform supervisor and other department heads of any technical problems or limitations that may affect the safe operation of the rig.
  • Ensure ET has all necessary competencies, training and skills to perform his tasks, provide assistance and training to the ET in the operation and maintenance of equipment, and regularly appraise and provide feedback.
  • Ensure that operations are planned, organized, supervised and executed in accordance with well programs, rig move plans, Pacific Drilling requirements and contractual obligations.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Five years offshore drilling experience in the Electrical/ Electronic department with some supervisory responsibilities.
  • Kongsberg or similar DP system experience.
  • NOV 6th generation cyber chair experience.
  • NOV MUX control 5th generation experience or higher.
  • Senior School certificate (SSCE)/ West Africa Examination Council (WAEC)/ GCE O/L, OND in Nigeria is equivalent of 2 years associate degree in U.S., while HND or BSc is for 4 years (with at least 120 credits/units)
  • Nigerian In Country – resident
  • Fluent English communication skills (both oral and written)

Job Title: Chief Electronic Manager

Location: Lagos

Job Description

  • The hiring entity for this position is Pacific Drilling’s Nigerian affiliate, Pacific International Drilling West Africa Limited.

Position Summary

  • The Chief Electronic Manager is in charge of installing, repairing and maintaining all electronic equipment onboard the vessel.

Position Scope

  • The Chief Electronic Manager coordinates the preventative and corrective maintenance on the electronic related equipment, communicates regularly with the other departments (IT, mechanical, electrical, engine room, subsea, drilling, marine and safety) as well as the client and other service partners when required.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Act as a Safety Leader ensuring the ongoing identification of hazards and the implementation of controls to manage the associated risks with a special focus on Permit to Work and Isolation procedures.
  • Maintain and repair all electronic systems including Dynamic Positioning, communication, data acquisition and navigational equipment.
  • Maintain and repair electronic systems in relation to subsea BOP equipment and drilling package instrumentation and electronics.
  • Carry out installation, calibration and modification to electronic systems and components as per Pacific Drilling maintenance standards.
  • Maintain sufficient spares are onboard – together with ETs and Electrical/Electronic Supervisor – for critical/safety/maintenance/operational systems with a pro-active attitude with regards to upcoming Preventive Maintenance System.
  • Maintain workshop equipment/tools to the highest safety standards.
  • Perform daily visual inspections of equipment and prevent/rectify actual and potential malfunctions, and report potentially dangerous conditions to his/her supervisor.
  • Coordinate planning and execution of ET preventative maintenance with a minimum of 6-week overview to cover current hitch and half of back-to back hitch, keeping an updated and accurate historical record of all maintenance done as well as all ET equipment certification documents.
  • Inform supervisor and other department heads of any technical problems or limitations that may affect the safe operation of the rig.
  • Ensure ET has all necessary competencies, training and skills to perform his tasks, provide assistance and training to the ET in the operation and maintenance of equipment, and regularly appraise and provide feedback.
  • Ensure that operations are planned, organized, supervised and executed in accordance with well programs, rig move plans, Pacific Drilling requirements and contractual obligations.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Five years of offshore drilling experience in the Electrical/Electronic department.
  • Kongsberg or similar DP system experience.
  • NOV 6th generation cyber chair experience.
  • NOV MUX control 5th generation experience or higher.
  • Senior School certificate (SSCE)/ West Africa Examination Council (WAEC)/ GCE O/L, OND in Nigeria is equivalent of 2 years associate degree in U.S., while HND or BSc is for 4 years (with at least 120 credits/units)
  • Nigerian In Country – resident
  • Fluent English communication skills (both oral and written).

Job Title: Senior Motorman

Location: Lagos
Employment type: Full-time

Job Description
The hiring entity for this position is Pacific Drilling’s Nigerian affiliate, Pacific International Drilling West Africa Limited.

Position Summary

The Motorman assists in completion of the preventative / corrective maintenance and continually maintains the engine and auxiliary equipment rooms a safe and clean area. By making rounds on a daily basis and responsible for entering equipment readings in the engine room logbook, the Motorman holds a key function in the engine room department.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Act as a safety leader ensuring the ongoing identification of hazards and the implementation of controls to manage associated risks with a special focus on safe working practices, permit to work system and isolations.
  • Assist in completing preventative and corrective maintenance, repairs of hydraulic, pneumatic and mechanical components of:
    • Power Plant and Auxiliary Systems.
    • Dynamically Positioning Equipment and Auxiliary Systems.
    • Ballast and Bilge Systems.
    • HVAC systems.
    • Remote Operated Valve Systems.
    • Boilers, Incinerator and Auxiliary Equipment.
    • Compressed Air Systems and equipment including both Service and Starting Air.
    • Emergency Shutdown Systems, Safety Systems and Zero Discharge Equipment.
    • Lifeboats and Fast Rescue Craft.
    • Living Quarters and related Support Systems.
  • Maintain housekeeping onboard to Pacific Drilling standards with a special focus on emergency exists and continually maintains the engine and auxiliary equipment rooms a safe and clean area.
  • Make rounds on a daily bases and responsible for entering equipment readings in the engine room logbook.
  • Inform Third and Second Engineers of any technical problems or limitations that may affect safe operation of the vessel.
  • Ensure workshop equipment and tools are maintained as per highest safety standards.
  • Clearly and accurate communicate work status at end of shift.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum two years of offshore experience in the position of Motorman.
  • Senior School certificate (SSCE)/ West Africa Examination Council (WAEC)/ GCE O/L, OND in Nigeria is equivalent of 2 years associate degree in U.S., while HND or BSc is for 4 years (with at least 120 credits/units)
  • Nigerian In Country – resident
  • Fluent English communication skills (both oral and written)

Job Title: Driller

Location: Lagos

Job Description

  • The hiring entity for this position is Pacific Drilling’s Nigerian affiliate, Pacific International Drilling West Africa Limited.

Position Summary

  • The Driller is in charge of the drill crew and the rig floor area.
  • He/She is responsible for operating all drilling hoisting and mud circulating equipment, following directions from the well program in accordance with Pacific Drilling policies and procedures, in a safe and efficient manner.

Position Scope:

  • The driller is assigned to the main well center (aft) and is in charge of the rig floor area.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Act as a Safety Leader ensuring the ongoing identification of hazards and the implementation of controls to manage the associated risks with a special focus on Well Control, Permit to Work and Isolation procedures.
  • Ensure that operations are planned, organized, supervised and executed in accordance with well programs, rig move plans, Pacific Drilling requirements and contractual obligations.
  • Monitor the well condition at all times (i.e. keep the hole full, depth, mud weight, weight on bit, circulating volumes, etc..). Interpret and respond to downhole conditions.
  • Perform drilling related operations such as but not limited to directional drilling, working stuck pipe, running and cementing casing strings, coring, fishing, wireline logging, well testing.
  • Maintain accurate record of tubular and tool dimensions in the hole (for instance but not limited to : internal and external diameter, fish neck, serial numbers)
  • Ensure the solid control equipment and mud mixing operations are being monitored constantly and keep accurate records of fluid displacement when running tubular in or out of the hole.
  • Promote and maintain a good working relationship with Client representative onboard, follow standard instructions and inform Toolpusher and Client representative of any concern, ensuring any deviation is properly communicated and documented.
  • Implement, follow and regularly review Pacific Drilling work instructions, ensure they are understood and observed by all drill crews.
  • Demonstrate leadership support for Pacific Drilling’s Competence Management Program and implement all program requirements to ensure direct reports have the necessary competencies, training and skills to perform their job.
  • Hold daily pre-tour meeting and pre-job meetings as often as required by the operations. When a deviation from the planned operations is necessary, stop the work, regroup and obtain approval prior to plan and implement the deviation.
  • Supervise all preventive maintenance or maintenance repairs occurring on drilling equipment.
  • Plan and coordinate well control drills and ensure Well Control emergency procedures and responses are fully implemented and crew competencies/tickets valid and current.
  • Manage the daily IADC drilling report and ensure the morning drilling report is correct.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Five years offshore experience including two as a driller on a floating dynamically positioned rig (preferably drillship).
  • Valid Fundamental Well Control Certification. NOV 6th generation cyber chair experience.
  • Senior School certificate (SSCE)/ West Africa Examination Council (WAEC)/ GCE O/L, OND in Nigeria is equivalent of 2 years associate degree in U.S., while HND or BSc is for 4 years (with at least 120 credits/units)
  • Nigerian In Country – resident
  • Fluent English communication skills (both oral and written).

Job Title: Senior Motorman

Location: Lagos
Employment type: Full-time

Job Description
The hiring entity for this position is Pacific Drilling’s Nigerian affiliate, Pacific International Drilling West Africa Limited.

Position Summary

The Motorman assists in completion of the preventative / corrective maintenance and continually maintains the engine and auxiliary equipment rooms a safe and clean area. By making rounds on a daily basis and responsible for entering equipment readings in the engine room logbook, the Motorman holds a key function in the engine room department.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Act as a safety leader ensuring the ongoing identification of hazards and the implementation of controls to manage associated risks with a special focus on safe working practices, permit to work system and isolations.
  • Assist in completing preventative and corrective maintenance, repairs of hydraulic, pneumatic and mechanical components of:
    • Power Plant and Auxiliary Systems.
    • Dynamically Positioning Equipment and Auxiliary Systems.
    • Ballast and Bilge Systems.
    • HVAC systems.
    • Remote Operated Valve Systems.
    • Boilers, Incinerator and Auxiliary Equipment.
    • Compressed Air Systems and equipment including both Service and Starting Air.
    • Emergency Shutdown Systems, Safety Systems and Zero Discharge Equipment.
    • Lifeboats and Fast Rescue Craft.
    • Living Quarters and related Support Systems.
  • Maintain housekeeping onboard to Pacific Drilling standards with a special focus on emergency exists and continually maintains the engine and auxiliary equipment rooms a safe and clean area.
  • Make rounds on a daily bases and responsible for entering equipment readings in the engine room logbook.
  • Inform Third and Second Engineers of any technical problems or limitations that may affect safe operation of the vessel.
  • Ensure workshop equipment and tools are maintained as per highest safety standards.
  • Clearly and accurate communicate work status at end of shift.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum two years of offshore experience in the position of Motorman.
  • Senior School certificate (SSCE)/ West Africa Examination Council (WAEC)/ GCE O/L, OND in Nigeria is equivalent of 2 years associate degree in U.S., while HND or BSc is for 4 years (with at least 120 credits/units)
  • Nigerian In Country – resident
  • Fluent English communication skills (both oral and written)

Job Title: Quality Training Advisor

Location: Lagos
Job Segment: Training, Operations, Quality

Job Description

  • The hiring entity for this position is Pacific Drilling’s Nigerian affiliate, Pacific International Drilling West Africa Limited.

Position Summary

  • The Quality and Training Advisor (QTA) is responsible for advising offshore personnel on Pacific Drilling Quality, Health, Safety, Environment, and Training management systems on board the vessel.
  • The QTA assists in enhancing the QHSE skills of crew.

Position Scope

  • The position assists, recommends and advises the Vessel Management Team, the department supervisors and the crews on Quality, HSE and Training matters.
  • The position provides the vital link between Quality, HSE and Training organizations onshore and implements the systems in the offshore environment.
  • In addition to providing support to rig management, the position requires facilitation and/or delivery of Quality and HSE courses in order to develop crew skills.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Act as a Quality and HSE leader ensuring the ongoing identification of hazards and the implementation of controls to manage the associated risks with a special focus on Permit to Work and Isolation procedures.
  • Promote 100% compliance, all the time with Pacific Drilling Quality, HSE and Training management systems by all personnel onboard.
  • Observe onboard operations on a daily basis
  • Facilitate/Instruct HSE-related courses.
  • Assist and advise rig crews with safe work practices
  • Monitoring of critical ongoing operations
  • Planning and execution of HSE meetings, pre-tour and pre-job meetings
  • The offshore access and inputs to the training management system
  • Incident prevention and incident investigation techniques
  • Coach rig supervisors to monitor their crew’s training progress.
  • Be the offshore point of contact for all matters related to:
  • Quality: with the shore-based Q&HSE Manager
  • HSE: with the shore-based Q&HSE Manager
  • Training: with the shore-based Training Managers
  • Provide administration/support for training on board the rig including maintaining personnel’s training records as per Pacific Drilling directions.
  • Assist in maintaining Quality, HSE and Training bulletin boards updated.
  • Participate in daily meetings with the PIC, department heads and client representative.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Three years of offshore experience and demonstrated Quality and HSE leadership or as an alternate three years of Quality and HSE experience in associated industries plus an offshore orientation period to ensure as a minimum the qualification requirements for roustabout and roughneck as per Pacific Drilling Training Matrix.
  • Senior School certificate (SSCE)/ West Africa Examination Council (WAEC)/ GCE O/L, OND in Nigeria is equivalent of 2 years associate degree in U.S., while HND or BSc is for 4 years (with at least 120 credits/units)
  • Nigerian In Country – resident
  • Fluent English communication skills (both oral and written).
Job Title: Chief Mate

Location: Lagos
Job Segment: Law, Supply, Compliance, Legal, Operations 

Job Description

  • The hiring entity for this position is Pacific Drilling’s Nigerian affiliate, Pacific International Drilling West Africa Limited.

Position Summary

  • Assist the Master in exercising effective control over the vessel’s marine operations with due regard for safety of personnel, maintenance of vessel equipment, and protection of the environment.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Ensure conformance to local / international laws relating to the vessel’s operation, and strictly comply with current pollution regulations.
  • Oversee the maintenance of deck equipment, fire fighting and life saving equipment, lifting equipment and vessel’s exterior maintenance.
  • Ensure materials and equipment loaded onboard are safely stowed, secured and labeled according to Regulatory requirements.
  • Ensure the vessel is seaworthy at all times and maintained / operated in accordance with Pacific Drilling guidelines.
  • Maintain the watertight integrity of the vessel, loading and storage of consumables, securing of supply vessels, safe operation of helicopters, etc
  • Ensure the vessel is maintained within normal and safe limits of intact and damage stability, shear stress and bending moments.
  • Assist the Master in ensuring the navigational equipment is maintained, fully functional, and that testing and calibration is carried out.
  • Assist the Master in maintaining the vessel’s logbook, maintenance reports and other vessel documents as directed.
  • Understudy the Master and deputize when he / she is indisposed. Supervise the DPO’s activities and perform the duties of a DPO when required.
  • Be capable of performing DP Incident Investigation.
  • Be capable of planning, executing and leading DP trials and drills, including Blackout Recovery.
  • Inspect, test and maintain all firefighting equipment and life saving appliances – ensure readiness for immediate use when required.
  • Ensure compliance with environmental protection requirements as specified by Company Policies and Regulatory bodies.
  • Ensure that the company QHSE Policies and other programs are communicated to and understood by all rig personnel.
  • Assist the Master in all emergency situations and emergency protection responses.
  • Assist the Master in coordinating weekly emergency drills along with monitoring and evaluating the crew training and progress.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Valid Unlimited Chief Mate’s License acceptable by vessel flag state, GMDSS General Operator’s Certificate, Nautical Institute Dynamic Positioning Training courses, a Nautical Institute DP Certificate, and other regulatory and non-regulatory courses.
  • Knowledge of all technical calculations required for the safe operation of the marine aspect of the vessel.
  • All STCW 95 required training for Chief Mate for vessel class and flag requirements.
  • An endorsement issued by the flag authority for recognition of Foreign COC without restrictions.
  • Valid Ship Security Officer’s Certificate.
  • Prior experience on a drillship is highly recommended but not mandatory for the position.
  • Senior School certificate (SSCE)/ West Africa Examination Council (WAEC)/ GCE O/L, OND in Nigeria is equivalent of 2 years associate degree in U.S., while HND or BSc is for 4 years (with at least 120 credits/units)
  • Nigerian In Country – resident
  • Fluent English communication skills (both oral and written)

Job Title: Electrician

Location: Lagos

Job Description

  • The hiring entity for this position is Pacific Drilling’s Nigerian affiliate, Pacific International Drilling West Africa Limited.

Position Summary

  • The Electrician will assist the Chief Electrician with preventative maintenance, and ongoing maintenance repairs to equipment pertaining to the electrical department.

Position Scope

  • The Electrician performs preventative and corrective maintenance in his/her area of responsibility, with oversight of the Chief Electrician; the Electrician communicates regularly with the other departments (engine room, mechanic, electronic, subsea, drilling, marine and safety) as well as the client and other service partners when required.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Act as a Safety Leader ensuring the ongoing identification of hazards and the implementation of controls to manage the associated risks with a special focus on Permit to Work and Isolation procedures.
  • Perform maintenance and repair of electrical components for all Drilling equipment (i.e. drilling motors and auxiliaries, Top Drive systems, mud pumps, etc) ; Marine equipment (thruster motors, ballast system, cranes, etc) ; General rig equipment such as HVAC, refrigeration plants, power, etc…
  • Maintain sufficient spares onboard for critical/safety/maintenance/operational systems with a pro-active attitude with regards to upcoming Preventive Maintenance System.
  • Maintain workshop equipment/tools to the highest safety standards
  • Perform daily visual inspections of equipment; prevent/rectify actual and potential malfunctions, report potentially dangerous conditions to the Chief Electrician.
  • Inform Chief Electrician and other department heads of any technical problems or limitations that may affect the safe operation of the rig.
  • Ensure that operations are planned, organized, supervised and executed in accordance with well programs, rig move plans, Pacific Drilling requirements and contractual obligations.
  • Using the CMMS, coordinate planning and execution of preventive maintenance with a minimum of 6-week overview to cover current hitch and half of back-to back hitch, keeping an updated and accurate historical record of all maintenance done as well as all equipment certification documents.
  • Ensure that members of the department have all necessary competencies, training and skills to perform their tasks. Provide assistance and training to the crew in the operation and maintenance of equipment; regularly appraise and provide feedback to department members.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum two years offshore drilling rig experience.
  • Marine electrical knowledge/skills through work experience or Certificate of education in lieu of work experience.
  • Marine high-voltage safety training.
  • Senior School certificate (SSCE)/ West Africa Examination Council (WAEC)/ GCE O/L, OND in Nigeria is equivalent of 2 years associate degree in U.S., while HND or B.Sc is for 4 years (with at least 120 credits/units)
  • Nigerian In Country – resident
  • Fluent English communication skills (both oral and written).

Job Title: General Manager

Location: Lagos

Position Summary

  • General Manager

Qualifications and Experience

  • A Degree level education.
  • Ten or more year’ experience in a business leadership role with proven business development, negotiation and sales skills.
  • Work experience in the drilling industry highly preferred.
  • Experience in dealing with governmental and trade unions.
  • Senior School certificate (SSCE)/ West Africa Examination Council (WAEC)/ GCE O/L, OND in Nigeria is equivalent of 2 years associate degree in U.S., while HND or BSc is for 4 years (with at least 120 credits/units)
  • Nigerian In Country – resident
  • Fluent English communication skills (both oral and written)

Job Title: Sr Materials Coordinator

Location: Lagos

Position Summary

  • The Senior Materials Coordinator is directly responsible for the warehouse and storage locations associated to the warehouse under management Main operations are coordinating the rig’s materials requisitions, organizing and controlling the warehouse, and maintaining the warehouse inventory levels within established guidelines.
  • Materials coordinator should ensure all warehouse operations are carried out in a safe and prudent manner.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Secure the warehouse at all times and restrict access to non-authorized personnel.
  • Receive materials into the warehouse stock and issue parts to departments as needed.
  • Liaise with department heads in the preparation of materials requisitions for all parts and equipment – Focus on planning to minimize urgent orders – Forward approved requisitions.
  • Maintain accurate records of received and outstanding requisitions, and cargo manifests.
  • Maintain adequate stock levels of equipment spares and consumables so as to facilitate the continuous operation of the unit.
  • Prepare periodic reports for the OIM, Rig manager and shore-based Materials Supervisor as required.  Perform inventory cycle count and maintain the physical inventory in the warehouse.
  • Review regularly obsolete and surplus parts and advise Rig Supervisors for follow up.
  • Utilize the PSC IS to maintain an accurate inventory of all materials stored on the rig.
  • Prepare manifest for all equipment dispatched from the rig either by sea or air.
  • Check for discrepancies in materials received against delivery notes and outward manifest. Issue Procurement Incident Report for incorrect items.
  • Assist department heads in establishing a realistic minimum/maximum warehouse stock of all shut down or critical items.
  • Provides Fixed Asset Register information to department heads.
  • Ensure all hazardous and non-hazardous wastes are correctly labeled and packaged prior to shipment ashore.
  • Review requested freight methods with department heads to minimize unnecessary excessive freight costs.
  • Pro-active approach, improving description of parts and making efforts to simplify processes.
  • Mentor, develop and train crew members to ensure familiarity with PSC processes.
  • Promote and maintan an effective working relationship and communication with other departments, shore base materials department, 3rd party personnel and Client representatives.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Five or more years of experience in similar positions with drilling contractor or large oil field service company.
  • In-depth knowledge of drilling industry equipment standards, materials and related supplies.
  • Proven expertise in procurement & logistics.
  • Senior School certificate (SSCE)/ West Africa Examination Council (WAEC)/ GCE O/L, OND in Nigeria is equivalent of 2 years associate degree in U.S., while HND or BSc is for 4 years (with at least 120 credits/units)
  • Nigerian In Country – resident
  • Fluent English communication skills (both oral and written).

Job Title: Assistant Driller

Location: Lagos

Position Summary

  • Assist the Driller in the planning and execution of all drilling operations for the main or auxiliary well centers.
  • He/she is responsible for operating all drilling, hoisting and mud circulating equipment, following directions from the well program in accordance with Pacific Drilling policies and procedures, in a safe and efficient manner.

Position Scope:

  • The Assistant Driller will be assigned to work in any area onboard where activities pertaining to drilling operations are being conducted.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Act as a Safety Leader ensuring the ongoing identification of hazards and the implementation of controls to manage the associated risks with a special focus on Well Control, Permit to Work and Isolation procedures.
  • Actively participate in holding daily pre-tour meeting and pre-job meetings as often as required by the operations. When a deviation from the planned operations is necessary, stop the work, regroup and obtain approval prior to plan and implement the deviation.
  • Ensure that operations are planned, organized, supervised and executed in accordance with well programs, rig move plans, Pacific Drilling requirements and contractual obligations.
  • Perform the Drilling Department’s daily checks, i.e. manifold line-ups, tubular tallies, QHSE checks (including DROPS surveys), etc.
  • Assist Service Partners.
  • Organise and Supervise the drilling crew
  • Provide mentoring, appraisal and feedback to direct reports.
  • Operate the pipe handling equipment for both main well and offline activities.
  • Assist and relieve the Driller during drilling operations.
  • Maintain records of tubular and tool dimensions in the hole.
  • Maintain records of drilling line ton miles and assist Driller with slip and Cut operations.
  • Maintain an organized drilling equipment store and records of tubular, subs and fishing tools inventory.
  • Ensure the solid control equipment and mud mixing operations are being monitored constantly and keep accurate records of fluid displacement when running tubular in or out of the hole.
  • Demonstrate leadership support for Pacific Drilling’s Competence Management Program and implement all program requirements to ensure direct reports have the necessary competencies, training and skills to perform their job.
  • Assist in the planning and conducting of well control drills and ensure Well Control emergency procedures and responses are fully implemented and crew competencies/tickets valid and current.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Three years offshore experience including time on a floating rig (preferably drillship).
  • Knowledge of all technical calculations required for the safe operation of the drilling unit and control of the well.
  • NOV 6th generation cyber chair experience.
  • Senior School certificate (SSCE)/ West Africa Examination Council (WAEC)/ GCE O/L, OND in Nigeria is equivalent of 2 years associate degree in U.S., while HND or BSc is for 4 years (with at least 120 credits/units)
  • Nigerian In Country – resident
  • Fluent English communication skills (both oral and written)

Job Title: Mechanic

Location: Lagos

Position Summary

  • The Mechanic will assist the Chief Mechanic with preventative / corrective maintenance and ongoing repairs to Mechanical Drilling Equipment and support Systems.

Position Scope

  • The Mechanic executes the preventative and corrective maintenance is his/her area of responsibility, communicates regularly with the other departments (engine room, electrical, electronic, subsea, drilling, marine and safety) when required.
  • The Mechanic is responsible for entering correct data into the Computer Maintenance Management System.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Act as a safety leader ensuring the ongoing identification of hazards and controls to manage the associated risks with a special focus on Permit to Work and Isolations.
  • Daily checks the condition of areas and equipment, i.e. knuckle boom cranes, mud pumps, draw works, top drive, mud treatment and all drilling related equipment and systems under his responsibility, by making rounds
  • Inform Chief Mechanic and other department heads of any technical problems or limitations that might affect the safe operation of the vessel.
  • Using the CMMS, plan and execute preventive maintenance with a minimum of 6 week overview to cover current hitch and half of back-to back, keeping an updated and accurate historical record of all maintenance done as well as all equipment certification documents.
  • Ensure that maintenance is planned, organized, supervised and executed in accordance with well programs, Pacific Drilling requirements and contractual obligations.
  • Under all circumstances maintain a minimum amount of spares onboard – together with direct supports – for critical/safety/maintenance/operational systems.
  • Maintain workshop equipment and tools to the highest safety standards.
  • Provide and support members of the crew in the operation and maintenance practices of equipment.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum two years of offshore drilling rig experience in the position of Mechanic.
  • Experienced and trained on hydraulic systems troubleshooting and maintenance.
  • NOV 6th generation cyber chair experience.
  • Senior School certificate (SSCE)/ West Africa Examination Council (WAEC)/ GCE O/L, OND in Nigeria is equivalent of 2 years associate degree in U.S., while HND or BSc is for 4 years (with at least 120 credits/units)
  • Nigerian In Country – resident
  • Fluent English communication skills (both oral and written)

Job Title: Mud System Operator

Location: Lagos

Job Description

  • The hiring entity for this position is Pacific Drilling’s Nigerian affiliate, Pacific International Drilling West Africa Limited.

Position Summary

  • Performing all tasks related to drilling fluid management including operating and maintaining drilling fluid pumping, treatment and mixing systems.
  • He/she will also assist in the execution of all drilling operations for the main or auxiliary well centers as required.
  • All duties will be conducted in accordance with Pacific Drilling policies and procedures, in a safe and efficient manner.

Position Scope:

  • The Mud System Operator will be assigned to work in any area onboard where activities pertaining to drilling operations are being conducted.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Act as a Safety Leader ensuring the ongoing identification of hazards and the implementation of controls to manage the associated risks with a special focus on Well Control, Permit to Work and Isolation procedures.
  • Actively participate in daily pre-tour meeting and pre-job meetings as often as required by the operations. When a deviation from the planned operations is necessary, stop the work, regroup and obtain approval prior to plan and implement the deviation.
  • Follow standard instructions and maintain good communication with the Assistant Driller and inform of any concern, ensuring any deviation is properly communicated and documented.
  • Supervise the Pumphand, Floorhands and Roustabouts when they are involved in mixing operations.
  • Ensure that operations are planned, organized, supervised and executed in accordance with well programs, rig move plans, Pacific Drilling requirements and contractual obligations.
  • Perform the Mud System Operators daily checks i.e. QHSE checks, tank volumes, manifold line ups etc.
  • Ensure material safety data sheets are available for all chemicals used for the fluid systems in use and that folders are updated.
  • Ensure that appropriate Personal Protective Equipment is available and other safety equipment such as chemical showers and eye wash stations are well maintained in good working order.
  • Assist Service Partners with the planning for upcoming fluid management tasks.
  • Assist and relieve the Assistant Driller as required.
  • Monitor the mud tanks during operations and report any unexplained tank level, or mud property changes to the Driller.
  • Maintain an organized sack store and assist Service Partners maintaining an accurate inventory.
  • Ensure the solid control equipment and mud mixing operations are being monitored constantly and keep accurate records of fluid transfers, fluid treatments and fluid properties.
  • Implement, follow and regularly review Pacific Drilling work instructions.
  • Demonstrate leadership support for Pacific Drilling’s Competence Management Program and implement all program requirements to ensure direct reports have the necessary competencies, training and skills to perform their job.
  • Provide regular mentoring, appraisal and feedback to direct reports.
  • Perform preventive maintenance or maintenance repairs occurring on all fluid pumping and treatment equipment.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Three years offshore experience including time on a floating rig (preferably drillship).
  • Senior School certificate (SSCE)/ West Africa Examination Council (WAEC)/ GCE O/L, OND in Nigeria is equivalent of 2 years associate degree in U.S., while HND or BSc is for 4 years (with at least 120 credits/units)
  • Nigerian In Country – resident
  • Fluent English communication skills (both oral and written)

Job Title: IT Specialist

Location: Lagos
Job Segment: Communications, Telecom, Telecommunications, Manager, Computer Science, Marketing, Technology, Management

Job Description

  • The hiring entity for this position is Pacific Drilling’s Nigerian affiliate, Pacific International Drilling West Africa Limited.

Position Summary

  • The Information Technology Specialist (IT Specialist) is in charge of performing and/or supervising the installation, repair and routine maintenance for the onboard IT infrastructure.
  • Additionally supervises and coordinates change management for all on vessel corporate owned IT systems, control system software and network related systems, as well as IT security enforcement and guidance for these systems.

Position Scope

  • The IT Specialist coordinates the preventative and corrective maintenance on the IT related equipment, communicates regularly with the other departments on the rig as well as the client and service partners when required.
  • He/she regularly communicates with onshore field support and onshore IT department to ensure maximum efficiency, security and risk mitigation of the IT assets onboard.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Act as a Safety Leader ensuring the ongoing identification of hazards and the implementation of controls to manage the associated risks with a special focus on Permit to Work and Isolation procedures.
  • Install, maintain and repair all IT systems.
  • Monitor and thoroughly document the software, computer and network hardware changes performed by third parties to equipment systems such as the Drilling Instrumentation and Control systems.
  • Work closely with the Electronic Department where expertise in both disciplines is required. Responsible for supporting computers attached to control systems including butnot limited to Kongsberg and NOV Drilling Control Networks, process control network switching/routing equipment and Servers, eHAWK access, Remote NOV Stations, Mud Control System PC, Subsea CCC PC and other items where the Electronic Department requires assistance with items under the IT discipline. With regard to the above systems, the IT specialist is responsible for helping enforce security standards, practices and protecting company owned assets from unauthorized access or change.
  • Ensure that backups are made for all general IT and equipment systems in compliance with the configuration management policies and best practices.
  • Coordinates planning and execution of IT preventative maintenance with a minimum of 6-week overview to cover current hitch and half of back-to back hitch, keeping an updated and accurate historical record of all maintenance done as well as all IT equipment certification documents.
  • Ensure all pc’s/computers on the network have security protection in place.
  • Ensure adherence to Offshore IT and Communication Standard.
  • Inform supervisor and other department heads of technical problems or limitations that may affect safe operations of the rig.
  • Ensure operations are planed, organised and executed in accordance with well programs, rig move plans, Pacific Drilling requirements and contractual obligations.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Three years minimum of offshore experience in the Electrical / Electronic department or as an alternate five years minimum of related IT experience in an industrial environment plus an offshore orientation period.
  • Senior School certificate (SSCE)/ West Africa Examination Council (WAEC)/ GCE O/L, OND in Nigeria is equivalent of 2 years associate degree in U.S., while HND or BSc is for 4 years (with at least 120 credits/units)
  • Nigerian In Country – resident
  • Fluent English communication skills (both oral and written).

Job Title: Technical Superintendent

Location: Lagos

Job Description

  • The hiring entity for this position is Pacific Drilling’s Nigerian affiliate, Pacific International Drilling West Africa Limited.

Position Summary

  • The Technical Superintendent is responsible for coordinating the preventative and corrective maintenance of the entire fabric of the vessel, including equipment and furnishings. The Technical Superintendent ensures equipment is maintained and serviced to achieve the optimum economic life-cycle and predictability within its life-cycle.
  • He/She is responsible for providing the necessary power and services to the drilling operations and other support operations.

Position Scope

  • The Technical Superintendent is the leader of the maintenance service team onboard the drillship and acts as a focal point for all equipment and vessel related issues onboard.
  • He/she coordinates the preventative and corrective maintenance team onboard the vessel and with input from the other members of the Rig Management Team and Marine Department, sets priorities in order to ensure maximum safety, optimum efficiency and preservation of the facility and its equipment onboard.
  • He/she is ultimately responsible to ensure the accuracy of the data entered in the Computer Maintenance Management System (CMMS) by all CMMS users on the vessel. The Technical Superintendent is the custodian of CMMS and is provided with the highest access level to enter corrections, data and changes in the maintenance routines and intervals, both calendar and event-based.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Ensure all activities are carried out according to State, Class, Flag and client requirements including the reporting of accidents and dangerous occurrences.
  • Act as a Safety Leader ensuring the ongoing identification of hazards and the implementation of controls to manage the associated risks with a special focus on Permit-to-Work and Isolation Procedures.
  • Coordinates planning and execution of preventative maintenance on all non-marine related equipment, keeping an updated and accurate historical record of all maintenance done as well as equipment certification documents.
  • Ensure the preventative and planned maintenance program is carried out in accordance with Pacific Drilling Procedures, verify the integrity of all safety critical equipment and participates in internal audits.
  • Ensure that operations are planned, organized, supervised and executed in accordance with well programs, rig move plans, Pacific Drilling Requirements and contractual obligations.
  • Take the lead in budget preparation by coordinating the maintenance department budget and assisting the other department heads with rig budget proposal and submission.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Chief engineers’ (1st class) ticket, without limitations of horsepower, or geographical area.
  • Eight years of offshore drilling rig experience in the Maintenance department offshore, increasing responsibilities.
  • Familiar and experienced with computer based maintenance programs for offshore drilling units.
  • Extensive training and experience with electrical and hydraulic systems on, or equivalent with offshore floating deepwater 5th or 6th generation rigs.
  • NOV 6th generation cyber chair experience. NOV MUX control 5th generation experience or higher.
  • Senior School certificate (SSCE)/ West Africa Examination Council (WAEC)/ GCE O/L, OND in Nigeria is equivalent of 2 years associate degree in U.S., while HND or B.Sc is for 4 years (with at least 120 credits/units)
  • Nigerian In Country – resident
  • Fluent English communication skills (both oral and written)

Job Title: Mechanical Manager

Location: Lagos

Position Summary

  • The Mechanical Manager is in charge of preventative maintenance, and ongoing corrective maintenance repairs to equipment pertaining to both mechanical topside and engine room areas, with a pro-active attitude to prevent non-productive time.

Position Scope

  • The Mechanical Manager coordinates the preventative and corrective maintenance in his/her area of responsibility, communicates regularly with the other departments (electrical, electronic, subsea, drilling, marine and safety) as well as the client and other service partners when required.
  • He/she regularly communicates with onshore field support to ensure maximum efficiency and preservation of the assets onboard and is responsible to ensure the accuracy of data entered in the Computer Maintenance Management System (CMMS) by any persons in his/her department.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Act as a Safety Leader ensuring the ongoing identification of hazards and the implementation of controls to manage the associated risks with a special focus on Permit to Work and Isolation procedures.
  • Supervise and assist in completing the maintenance and repair of mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic components of : – All Topside Drilling Equipment, Drilling Related Support Systems and Tubular Handling Equipment. – Pedestal Mounted Knuckle Boom Cranes and Heli-deck access crane.
  • Ensure all activities are carried out according to State, Class, Flag and client requirements.
  • Inform Technical Superintendent and other department heads of any technical problems or limitations that may affect the safe operation of the rig.
  • Ensure that operations are planned, organized, supervised and executed in accordance with well programs, rig move plans, Pacific Drilling requirements and contractual obligations
  • Using the CMMS, coordinate planning and execution of preventive maintenance with a minimum of 6-week overview to cover current hitch and half of back-to back hitch, keeping an updated and accurate historical record of all maintenance done as well as all equipment certification documents.
  • Verify minimum required spares onboard – together with direct supports – for critical/safety/maintenance/operational systems and liaise with Senior Materials Coordinator regarding outstanding orders and order with a pro-active attitude with regards to upcoming Preventive Maintenance.
  • Verify workshop equipment/tools are maintained to the highest safety standards.
  • Ensure that members of the department have all necessary competencies, training and skills to perform their tasks. Provide assistance and training to the crew in the operation and maintenance of equipment; regularly appraise and provide feedback to department members.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Eight years of offshore experience in the Mechanical department (either mechanical topside or engine room background) preferably with DP experience.
  • NOV 6th generation cyber chair experience.
  • Senior School certificate (SSCE)/ West Africa Examination Council (WAEC)/ GCE O/L, OND in Nigeria is equivalent of 2 years associate degree in U.S., while HND or BSc is for 4 years (with at least 120 credits/units)
  • Nigerian In Country – resident
  • Fluent English communication skills (both oral and written)

Job Title: Satellite Communications IT Manager

Location: Lagos
Job Segment: Communications, Telecom, Telecommunications, Manager, Computer Science, Marketing, Technology, Management

Job Description

  • The hiring entity for this position is Pacific Drilling’s Nigerian affiliate, Pacific International Drilling West Africa Limited.

Position Summary

  • Satellite Communications IT Manager.

Qualifications and Experience

  • A Degree level education with preference for Electronics and/or Telecommunications, or Computer Science discipline, and at least five years management experience in Information Technology and/or Satellite Communications related roles in energy or marine related industries.
  • Senior School certificate (SSCE)/ West Africa Examination Council (WAEC)/ GCE O/L, OND in Nigeria is equivalent of 2 years associate degree in U.S., while HND or BSc is for 4 years (with at least 120 credits/units)
  • Nigerian In Country – resident
  • Fluent English communication skills (both oral and written).

Job Title: Rig Manager

Location: Lagos

Job Description

  • The hiring entity for this position is Pacific Drilling’s Nigerian affiliate, Pacific International Drilling West Africa Limited.

Position Summary

  • The Rig Manager is in overall charge of the assigned onshore and offshore rig operations.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Ensure all activities are carried out according to State, Class, Flag and client requirements including the reporting of accidents and dangerous occurrences.
  • Provide daily leadership, guidance and coaching to the Ships Leadership Team, managing their efforts to maximize operational effectiveness and overall performance.
  • Lead the team in the planning of goals and objectives for the annual QHSE plan with crews.
  • Ensure that operations are planned, organized, supervised and executed in accordance with well programs, rig move plans, Pacific Drilling requirements and contractual obligations.
  • Ensure that the rig has personnel with the right competencies to fulfill their job responsibilities and requirements.
  • Support the Rig Management Team and Human Resources to acquire, develop and retain competent and qualified personnel.
  • Maintain frequent personal contact with the customer’s drilling representative, early in the morning, to develop a positive working relationship, and to coordinate rig operations to ensure objectives are met.
  • Timely prepares and reviews for accuracy customer’s billing for dayrate, business partner’s services and reimbursable materials. Monitor to ensure payment is received in accordance with the terms of the contract.
  • Monitor all daily rig costs and focus on the efficient and effective utilization of resources.
  • Establish annual goals and objectives for rig operations in accordance with Company directives.
  • Provide strong leadership and support to the Rig Management Team in achieving rig goals and objectives.
  • Ensures that meaningful annual performance evaluations of rig personnel are completed and intermediate performance evaluations are timely completed when below standard performance is noticed. Evaluations recommendations are followed up.
  • Provide recommendations and input related to rig personnel recruiting, hiring, transfer promotions and terminations, furthermore ensures that the companies recruitment and disciplinary guidance protocol is adhered to.
  • Understand the technology that is required for rig operations. Assist with the evaluation of new technologies and products to determine their applicability to our immediate and future needs.
  • Provide reports as required by the organization and client, including KPI reports, monthly rig reports, variance reports, operating budget reporting and end of month rig utilization report.
  • Ensure the preventive and planned maintenance program is carried out in accordance with Pacific Drilling procedures, verify the integrity of all safety critical equipment and regularly participate in internal audits to ensure compliance.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Five years management experience in deep water drilling operations.
  • Strong leadership and customer relationship skills.
  • Senior School certificate (SSCE)/ West Africa Examination Council (WAEC)/ GCE O/L, OND in Nigeria is equivalent of 2 years associate degree in U.S., while HND or BSc is for 4 years (with at least 120 credits/units)
  • Nigerian In Country – resident
  • Fluent English communication skills (both oral and written).

Job Title: Master

Location: Lagos

Position Summary

  • The Master/PIC is the lead of the Marine department onboard the drillship.
  • He / She must have the qualifications, experience to control and thorough knowledge of all the Marine Operations on board.
  • He / She has the overriding authority and responsibility to make decisions with respect to safety and security of crew, safety of the ship and marine environment and to request the Company’s onshore assistance as may be necessary.

Position Scope

  • The Master is responsible for the safe operation of the ship and for prevention of pollution or damage to the environment.
  • The Master is empowered in all situations with overriding authority to act decisively and according to his / her best judgment to prevent injury to crew members, other persons and to protect his / her ship, other ships, property and marine environment from damage.
  • The Master will not be constrained by the Company, Contractor, or any other person, from making any decision that, in the professional judgment of the Master, is necessary for vessel safety, particularly in severe weather and heavy seas. In certain situations, his/her authority may mean deviation from documented procedures.
  • The Master shall request assistance from an appropriate person from the Company at any time in order to fulfill these responsibilities.
  • Ultimate responsible for Marine personnel competency, training and coaching

Qualifications and Experience

  • Valid national unlimited Master and Chief Officer Certificates acceptable by vessel flag state, GMDSS General Operator’s certificate, Dynamic Positioning Training courses, and other regulatory and non-regulatory courses.
  • All STCW 95 required training for Master on class of vessel and flag requirements.
  • An endorsement issued by the Flag Authority for recognition of Foreign Chief Officer Certificate without restrictions for class of vessel and equivalent to the national license.
  • Valid Ship Security Officer Certificate.
  • Prior experience onboard a deepwater drilling rig, drillship or semi, or a minimum of 18 months operational mode as a chief mate on a deepwater drilling rig.
  • Senior School certificate (SSCE)/ West Africa Examination Council (WAEC)/ GCE O/L, OND in Nigeria is equivalent of 2 years associate degree in U.S., while HND or B.Sc is for 4 years (with at least 120 credits/units)
  • Nigerian In Country – resident.
  • Fluent English communication skills (both oral and written)


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