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Recruitment for Dive Lead at a Large Multinational Oil and Gas Company


Progressive – Our client, a large Multinational Oil and Gas company, is recruiting suitably qualified candidates to fill the position below:

Job Title: Dive Lead

Location: Offshore, Nigeria
Department/Function: Production/Operations
Work Schedule: Rotation 4 wks on/4 wks off

Job Description

  • Our client, has an opening for a Dive Lead to be based in Nigeria offshore on a 4/4 rotation.
  • The contract length for this position would be 12 months.

Main Functions

  • Serve as primary interface with Installation Contractor/Diving Sub-Contractor on matters related to diving scope of work.
  • Monitor the diving contractor to ensure diving operations are conducted safely and appropriately in compliance with contractual agreement
  • Provide diving technical support to the installation team.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Monitor contractor performance and ensure specifications / approved procedures are followed
  • Assist Management with planning, procedure review and technical support of matters involving diving
  • Stewards in the management of change process
  • Undertakes daily walk through observations of operational areas to check on progress, safety and housekeeping
  • Participates in the development of all SIMOPs documents to ensure that all parties have a clear understanding of diving activities and their impact on adjacent work activities
  • Keeps a detailed diary covering the activities offshore with reference to any specific messages, e-mails or telephone conversations
  • Monitors the contractor to ensure compliance with diving legislation, Oil & Gas Producers (OGP) Diving recommended practice and industry best practices, such as IMCA
  • Monitor certain diving activities such as supervisor/diver communications, diver video monitoring, ROV/Diver SIMOPS, diver/crane operations, bell deployment/recovery, diving suitability to environmental conditions and vessel movement
  • Monitor the dive team for competence, knowledge and skill proficiency
  • Review of Contractor’s diving logs and daily reports
  • Responsible for the emergency response and incident reporting for DCIs and treatment protocols
  • Participate in the Dive Contractors investigation of all diving or diving related incidents and root cause investigations
  • Supervise the diving closeout reporting requirements
  • Develop company’s lessons learned on project completion
  • Attends vessel safety meetings, the daily vessel meeting and tool box talks to ensure there is a clear understanding of the activities that are to be performed
  • Relay all relevant Safety Alerts with the Contractor and the Dive Team
  • Conduct diving plant and equipment audits ensuring all relevant certification and audits are in date and that any close-out actions from those audits have been carried out
  • Ensures that any issues evaluated during the HAZID/HIRA process or which are raised during safety meetings are closed out prior to the start of the work
  • Review Contractors diving personnel certifications and qualifications
  • Acts as the focal point between the operator and the contractor particularly for SIMOPS and Permit to Work (PTW).
  • Informs Management about progress and planning using DPRs and e-mail/telephone updates
  • Arranges logistical support as required for helicopter/supply vessel/personnel movements.
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Skills and Qualifications

  • Experience in offshore commercial diving and supervision in support of oil and gas industry
  • Knowledge and understanding of industry diving standards, processes, regulations, and safety awareness programs
  • Attended a Diving Worksite Representative training course accredited by an operator member of the Association of Oil and Gas Producers (OGP).

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note: If this is of interest to you, please apply with your most up to date CV ASAP.

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