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Subsea 7 is a world-leading seabed-to-surface engineering, construction and services contractor to the offshore energy industry. We provide cost-effective technical solutions to enable the delivery of complex projects in all water depths and challenging environments.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

Job Title: Project Engineering Manager
Vacancy ref: 62641
Location: Lagos
Business Area: Surf and Conventional
Contract Type: Staff
Languages in which you may apply: English

Overview Of Role

  • The Project Engineering Manager plans and coordinates the technical expertise and services required to ensure successful delivery of projects and tenders. This scope includes studies and tenders as well as live projects. The resources and competence required to deliver the work will be provided by the Engineering Disciplines and agreed at the outset of the work.
  • The Project Engineering Manager will contribute to business development and marketing internally to the company’s employees as well as externally to the clients as required, support the pursuit of project opportunities and identify/implement the resources and training necessary. Responsibilities may include business development, budget control, project & resource management, performance management, training and all other related business activities.
  • All personnel are expected to contribute to creating a positive HSEQ culture within Subsea 7 and ensure familiarity with and adherence to local HSEQ codes and practices.

Specific Key Responsibilities & Activities

  • Responsible to The Project/Tender Manager for the delivery of project/Tender engineering requirements
  • Responsible for ensuring that standard of engineering services provided complies with corporate standards and Client specifications along with appropriate legislation.
  • Manage the engineering resources and interfaces on a project or tender to achieve successful delivery
  • Interface with discipline leads and/or group leads to ensure deliverable schedule is being met and budget is on track.
  • Ensure schedule of engineering is linked to procurement activities, package and fabrication supply.
  • Develop man-hour estimates and subsequent engineering schedule for implementation to suit overall project plan, taking responsibility for delivery.
  • Identify project/tender resource requirements and liaise with Engineering Resource Coordinators to ensure availability and allocation.
  • Promote and facilitate project/tender team awareness of company QA and HSE procedures.
  • Ensure that all procedures and methods of work developed have considered the safety of personnel and assets.
  • Actively engage in the project risk assessment and mitigation processes
  • Ensure engineering on the project/tender team is effective and quality driven
  • Agree and monitor performance objectives with direct reports
  • Ensure that project teams maximise Group knowledge management tools.
  • Manage and participate in technical audits of projects and studies.
  • Promote continuing professional development.
  • Contribute and lead a positive HSEQ culture on all projects, monitoring and driving HSEQ performance throughout the project life-cycle
  • Ensure all relevant lessons learned are captured and communicated to the project, and performed in accordance with best practice, striving to mitigate risk, promote continuous improvement, safety, integrity and compliance consistently on every project

Authority/Dimensions:

  • Operate within the Business Code of Conduct
  • Operate according to NigerStar 7’s Management Principles
  • Support standards and procedures for the Engineering Function
  • For level of authority see ‘Expenditure and Authorization Specification’

Key Relationships/ Stakeholders
External:

  • Subcontractors and suppliers for engineering and procurement activity
  • Clients for Technical Reviews, and input into tenders and studies
  • Relevant professional bodies and institutions of learning

Internal:

  • Project Managers and Tendering Managers
  • Engineering Department
  • HSEQ, Supply Chain Management, Project Controls and Planning Managers
  • Engineering Compliance
  • Offshore Manager(s) and Supervisors
  • Engineering Resources Management Team

Person Specification

  • Graduate of Engineering with 15 years of Engineering Experience in an Oil and Gas Environment with focus on EPCI projects.
  • 5 years Management experience with the ability to lead an engineering team across multiple projects and tenders.
  • Sound communication skills, oral, written and electronic.
  • Ability to prioritise own and others’ workload, manage time and change control accordingly and direct team members where constraints will affect a project in terms of programme or budget.
  • Ability to manage interfaces within a project structure, including other disciplines, drawing office, document control, project management, client and suppliers.
  • Demonstrable ability to work within time/budget constraints
  • Commitment to Continuing Professional Development.

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply

 

Job Title: Project Manager
Vacancy ref: 62640
Location: Lagos
Business area: Surf and Conventional
Contract type: Staff
Languages in which you may apply: English

Description Of Function

  • The Project Manager is to ensure that the Contract is executed in accordance with NigerStar 7 / Subsea 7 procedures and Contract requirements, meeting targets set  in terms of HSES and Quality, while achieving schedule constraints and financial objectives.

Key Responsibilities

  • Establish a Project Execution Plan for the completion of the Project demonstrating excellence all through.
  • Put forward a clear understanding of HSEQ throughout the Project and be seen as positively influencing Safety culture and measures in all Project phases, encouraging and supporting initiatives.
  • Ensure the implementation of an effective Risks and Opportunities Management system.
  • Establish the Project organization and secure sufficient and qualified resources throughout the duration of the Project.
  • Manage and contribute to the development of the human resources assigned to the project and ensure their yearly appraisal in liaison with the functional departments.
  • Ensure clear lines of responsibility, clear split of scope of work, clear communication channels and decision making processes throughout the Project Organisation.
  • Develop “team spirit” throughout the Project for maximum understanding and ownership of Project goals at all levels to enhance Project performance.
  • Ensure that a complete package of tender documentation is available at or immediately after Contract Award to achieve effective handover of the tender.
  • Ensure at the beginning of the Contract that the detailed budget against which the Contract performance will be measured is prepared, split by Functions and Work Packages, as applicable.
  • Provide regular feed back of “lessons learnt”.
  • Ensure that NigerStar 7 systems and tools are in place to allow real-time monitoring of project parameters and performance indicators.
  • Identify and manage Contract changes and notify Company in a timely manner, of their impact on costs, work schedule and Contract obligations.
  • Ensure monitoring, co-ordination and management of the work being performed by all Function Managers, Work Package Managers, Subcontractors and Vendors involved in the Contract.
  • Ensure that all internal and external interfaces are identified and closed out in a timely manner.
  • Ensure that the Project financial results are within target or above and initiate any corrective action that may be required for this purpose.
  • Accurate and timely reporting of Project status to Company and to NigerStar 7 management.
  • Ensure proper closing out of the Contract, both with Company and Subcontractors.
  • Prepare a Contract Completion Report highlighting deviations from schedule and budget with reasons and explanations.

Authority/Dimensions

  • The Project Manager reports to NigerStar 7 P&O Director and to Subsea 7 Africa P&O  Director.

Reporting to this position are:

  • Project HSES Manager,
  • Project Quality Manager,
  • Project Controls Manager,
  • Project Engineering Manager,
  • Project Supply Chain Manager,
  • Project Operations Manager,
  • Project Work Package Managers,
  • Project Interface Manager,
  • Project Assistant.

Interfaces
The  Project Manager will regularly interface with the following:

External:

  • COMPANY representative and its Contractors
  • Main NigerStar 7 Subcontractors and suppliers

Internal:

  • NigerStar 7 partners
  • Sale and Marketing Department
  • Finance Department
  • Legal Department
  • Human resources Department
  • Gabon, Nigeria, Angola offices and Yards
  • Others Regions.
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Capability Profile – Knowledge, Skills, Experience And Behaviours

  • Engineering Degree associated with Mechanical, Civil, Offshore or Marine disciplines.
  • Min 15 years Project Management Experience in the Oil and Gas industry
  • Experience within  West Africa is a plus
  • Experience in pipelay and EPCI projects is very essential
  • Understanding of installation environment and the needs of the various disciplines supporting the project
  • Fluent in English Language
  • Competent in the use of the Microsoft Office

Working Conditions
The Project Manager will be expected to carry out the work under the following conditions:

  • Position based in Nigeria, full time.
  • Standard working hours but occasionally will be expected to work extended hours to meet critical deadlines
  • It is not expected that the  Project Manager will have to work offshore
  • It is expected that the  Project Manager will have to visit fabrication yards, Construction vessels, and main Subcontractors during the course of the Project

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply

 

 

 

Job Title: Projects Director
Vacancy ref: 62639
Location: Lagos
Business area: Surf and Conventional
Contract type: Staff
Languages in which you may apply: English

Description of Function

  • Based in Nigeria, and reporting to the NigerStar 7 CEO and functionally to Africa P&O Director, the Projects Director role is to ensure that local Projects are executed in accordance with NigerStar 7 procedures, Clients and Contracts’ requirements, meeting targets set in terms of QSHE, budget and schedule.
  • In charge of the local Project Managers’ population, he has the authority to act and commit on behalf of NigerStar 7 Management and is responsible for the delivery of the local projects.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and manage the population of local Project Managers
  • Establish with the Clients and within each Project Team, a Project vision, goals and success criteria and implement these.
  • Together with his Project Managers, ensure Project Execution Plans are established for completion of the Projects demonstrating excellence throughout.
  • Put forward a clear understanding of HSES throughout the Projects and be seen as positively influencing Safety culture and measures in all Projects phases, encouraging and supporting initiatives.
  • Ensure the implementation of an effective Risks and Opportunities Management system for each project.
  • Establish the Project organisation and secure sufficient and qualified resources throughout the duration of the Project.
  • Manage and contribute to the development of the human resources assigned to the project and ensure their yearly appraisal in liaison with the functional departments.
  • Ensure clear lines of responsibility, clear split of scope of work, clear communication channels and decision making processes throughout the Project Organisation.
  • Develop “team spirit” throughout the Project for maximum understanding and ownership of Project goals at all levels to enhance Project performance.
  • Establish a positive working relationship with all Clients participating to Steering Committees when required.
  • Ensure regular feedback of “lessons learnt” is done at each project completion.
  • Ensure that NigerStar 7 systems and tools are in place to allow real-time monitoring of project parameters and performance indicators.
  • Together with the Project Managers, identify and manage Contract changes and notify Companies in a timely manner, of their impact on costs, work schedule and Contract obligations.
  • Through regular contacts with the Functional Managers, align on project resources needs and performance
  • Ensure that the Projects financial results are within target or above and initiate any corrective action that may be required for this purpose.
  • Accurate and timely reporting of Projects status to Company and to NigerStar 7 management.
  • Ensure proper closing out of the Contracts, both with Company and Subcontractors.
  • For GPC projects, align with the Projects & Operations Director and the Project Directors about expectation, and ensure competent resources and support are provided for successful delivery of the same

Authority/Dimensions
Reporting to this position are:

  • Project Managers,
  • Project HSES Manager,
  • Project Quality Manager,
  • Project Controls Manager,
  • Project Engineering Manager,
  • Project Supply Chain Manager,
  • Project Operations Manager,
  • Project Work Package Managers,
  • Project Interface Manager,
  • Project Assistant.

Interfaces 
The Project Director will regularly interface with the following:
External:

  • COMPANY representative and its Contractors
  • Main NigerStar 7 Subcontractors and suppliers

Internal:

  • NigerStar 7 partners
  • Sale and Marketing Department
  • Project Support Functions: HSEQ, ENG, SCM, OPS
  • Business Support Functions: FIN, HR
  • Services Providers: OR, PG

Profile – Knowledge, Skills, Experience and Behaviours
Preferred Experience and Education:

  • Engineering Degree associated with Mechanical, Civil, Offshore or Marine disciplines.
  • 25 years’ Experience in Project Management
  • Experience is West Africa and Nigeria is a plus
  • Experience in pipelay
  • Fluent in English Language
  • Competent in Microsoft Office

Skills:

  • Planning and review
  • Strong communication
  • People development
  • Cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Resource Management and Workforce Planning
  • Financial management and reporting
  • Risk management

Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of Health, Safety, Quality and Environmental best practice
  • Knowledge of Project Management, Planning and Performance
  • Understanding of Subsea 7 installation environment and the needs of the various disciplines supporting the project

Working Conditions
The Project Director will be expected to carry out the work under the following conditions:

  • Position based in Nigeria, full time.
  • Standard working hours but occasionally will be expected to work extended hours to meet critical deadlines
  • It is not expected that the Project Director will have to work full time offshore (however vessels have to be visited on a regular basis when offshore operations are going on)
  • It is expected that the Project Director will have to visit fabrication yards, Construction vessels, and main Subcontractors during the course of the Project

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply

 

Job Title: Vessel Operations Manager
Vacancy ref: 62642
Location: Lagos
Business area: Surf and Conventional
Contract type: Staff
Languages in which you may apply: English

Description of Role

  • The VOM is the single point of contact for Operations, project and tendering teams for any particular vessel and provides the continuity of knowledge of a vessel’s capabilities, performance, cost base and technical library.
  • The role supports both the Project Manager and the operations Manager of the ship in delivering project performance by planning, executing, measuring and improving a range of issues associated with maximising efficiency of the ship’s construction activities.
  • The VOM will act as a technical advisor for all NigerStar 7 assets, a general knowledge /awareness of all marine equipment / systems.

Specific Key Responsibilities & Activities
Overall Responsibilities:

  • Provides assistance to project engineering and operation expertise in project execution and project preparation.
  • Accountable to the project utilising the vessel for delivering a vessel:
    • That is fully operational with all necessary personnel (marine and project) and equipment / consumables
    • That is operating safely and efficiently
    • Responsible for the continuous improvement of vessel performance.

Tendering:

  • Support tender teams in provision of ship information as required. Provide technical expertise to review feasibility, schedule and POB/equipment.
  • Highlight requirements for modification of existing assets.

Engineering:

  • Issue Project / Operations interface and responsibility matrix after project kick-off meeting.
  • Organise Technical Review related to dedicated vessel prior to HIRA.
  • Review & Comment Installation Procedures and ensure compliance of project specific tools with vessel equipment
  • Review and update Ship Compliance Report issued by project
  • Provide Operations Expertise (dedicated offshore personnel) in Engineering review (HIRA)
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Vessel Readiness:

  • Responsible for Asset preparation. Single Point of Contact between Project and Technical Entity for preparation or modification of Equipment in order to deliver a spread fit for purpose.
  • Maintain SOP & STPs (Standard Operating Procedures and Standard Task Plans), ship technical documents (deck lay out, general arrangement drawings, crane curves…) up to date and ensure availability under the relevant Sharepoint site Library
  • Risk Assessment database to be updated for vessel generic activities
  • Define and update on a regular basis vessel standard consumables list
  • Ensure project consumables (such as welding, diving, coating, rigging, ROV, survey consumables) required on top of vessel standard consumables are defined and delivered by project to the vessel. (input project)
  • Define Marine Offshore Personnel on board (POB) required for project operations (quantity and origin of personnel for each role and each operation phase)
  • Project crew : Ensure skills and quantity of offshore personnel is fit for purpose. In case of personnel shortfalls, source adequate personnel supported by Crewing Department.
  • Inform Operations Manager about vessel scope to allow proper manning of marine crew.
  • Interface with Crewing department to develop and maintain a training matrix and ensure that offshore crew is trained according to vessel standard works, country and project requirements.

Marine Technical Support:

  • Focal point for contact with vessels concerning Marine Engineering issues.
  • Involvement as required to assist Technical Entity on emergency and planned marine / vessel related systems.
  • Work within budget restraints for the efficient operation and maintenance of vessels.
  • Help develop and administer reliable budget forecasts against the approved budget plan.
  • Liaise with Classification Societies and Maritime Authorities relevant to maintenance of vessel certification.
  • Involved in planning, budgeting, performing and commissioning/testing of ship dockings, modifications and repairs.
  • Provide technical expertise on marine systems in general.
  • Involved in analysis of ship performance and technical improvements to be implemented in ship maintenance systems.
  • Review results of condition monitoring systems and if required initiate changes to Planned or Condition Based Maintenance Systems.
  • Provides assistance or guidance to equipment superintendents.
  • Responsible for transfer of experience and know how back to functional group.
  • Interface between OEM / equipment service engineers for team vessels.
  • Ensure that proper preventive maintenance policies are in place and support marine crew in the implementation of those policies accordingly.
  • Liaise with external contractors when reviewing / optimising maintenance regimes.
  • Liaise with (SCM) Buyers and Logistics to ensure spare parts requisitions are dealt with in due time in order to not jeopardize operation of the vessel(s)

Project support:

  • Organise operations readiness review meetings
  • Liaise with Assets to ensure refurbishment and readiness of vessel equipment and ensure appropriate level of vessel equipment spare parts
  • Provide offshore personnel resources to attend SIT (e.g. : deck or ROV crew)
  • Prepare or if required asign resources to execute mobilisation plan, including preparation of standard vessel equipment (function test, load test, set up)
  • Organise training and qualification of vessel personnel (welders qualifications, coating qualifications …)
  • Ensure delivered project equipment are function-tested and calibrated with appropriate certification
  • Maintain vessel and project equipment / consumables certificates file on board vessel

Logistic Support to Operations:

  • Ensure logistic plan is in place and suitable for vessel.
  • Crew change Organisation (offshore crew rotation planning, transfer from home airport to mobilisation quay).
  • Make sure we have the right people in the correct position on the vessel (aka crew evealuations)
  • Follow up procurement and delivery of consumables and critical spare parts to vessel

Operations:

  • Responsible for the performance of the vessel: daily monitoring and analyse of vessel progress. Identify and implement improvement measures.
  • Monitoring of project and vessel consumables used by project during execution of operations and notification Management in case of shortfall.
  • Accountable to the project for resolution of equipment breakdown and technical issues with assistance from Technical Entity
  • Attend daily conference call with Project Operation Manager to ensure regular follow up of project needs in terms of personnel, equipment, planning…

Planning & Coordination / Control:

  • Provide input to operational planning and validate sequence/duration.
  • Validate sequence and associated schedule changes initiated by the project
  • Maintain and aggregate overall vessel schedule incorporating all projects and other vessels activities and liaise with all parties (projects, assets, Group)
  • Attend Country Operations schedule meeting held weekly.
  • Optimise utilisation of vessel related resources between consecutive projects using same vessel.

HSEQ:

  • Implement NigerStar 7 HSE requirements onboard the vessel through HSE Action Plan.
  • Ensure Site safety check rating are carried out on the 6 monthly basis and pending actions are closed
  • Ensure Undesired Event Report (UER) is issued by the vessel and Corrective actions are implemented.
  • Update and maintain Job Safety Analysis for key personnel onboard.
  • Implement project HSE requirements on the vessel.
  • Ensure with project that health and security provisions have been defined to cope with local risks.
  • Quality Control Plan (QCP) follow-up
  • Ensure Non Conformance Report (NCR) are issued and closed out as required

Feedback / Knowledge management:

  • Develop NORMS and KPI reports/database
  • Issue operation report, as built performance/planning.
  • Organise debriefing of project operations
  • Participate to feeding of Operations Experience Database
  • Seek mean of continuous improvement of vessel performance – Provide input in CAPEX / OPEX process.

Authority/Dimensions

  • Operate within Code of Business Conduct
  • Authority to be agreed with the Country Operations Manager for general ship process improvements and the individual Project Managers for project specific delegated mob / de-mob issues as specified on the project mob / de-mob plan.

Key Relationships/ Stakeholders
External:

  • Sub-contractor & services suppliers (for transit and M&R phases)

Internal:

  • Offshore Manager
  • Field Engineer
  • Technical Entity
  • Project Operations managers
  • Offshore Staffing
  • Country HSE management
  • Country P&O Management (in which operations take place)
  • Country Engineering management
  • Country Supply Chain Management (for transit and M&R phases)
  • Country Operations Project Support (for Tenders)
  • Country Sales & Marketing Management (for Tenders)
  • OR cost control

Organisation Structure

  • The Vessel Operations Manager will be based in the NigerStar 7 office in the geographical country, where the ship is conducting work.
  • The VOM is expected to follow the ship at all times to ensure Projects have full access to the VOM in person.
  • The VOM will be expected to visit the ship each time that it mobilises / de-mobilises in port and regularly during offshore operations.

Personal Specification

  • Third-level technical or similar university degree
  • 8 years of experience in offshore industry
  • Proven experience managing Anchor Handling Tugs and Cargo Barges.
  • Proven ability to solve operational problems without supervision and deliver effective results to internal clients.
  • Common sense approach to work, which incorporates and embraces all aspects of the NigerStar 7 HSES and Quality policies. The VOM must be able to demonstrate a high standard of HSE and Quality leadership in work behaviours.
  • strong organisational capacities
  • outstanding communication (who can interface and is at ease equally with managers or members of the workforce) and leadership skills
  • Fluent in English.

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply

 

Application Deadline 31st July, 2019.

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