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Africa Project Operations Engineer (POE)
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Based in
Paris (Suresnes)
Business area
Surf and Conventional
Working hours
37.5 hours per week
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The Project Operations Engineer (POE) / Deputy Project Operations Manager (D-POM) is based in Suresnes Office with frequent missions on site, assists the Project Operations Manager to manage and execute the activities of the installation spread involved in the Project, together with the onshore logistic support. The Function requires Engineering inputs to all operational activities for Offshore and Onshore Logistic support.

The POE can also be assigned to a specific tender for Africa Region where he will develop the Execution Plan, the associated offshore schedule, define the marine spread requirements and associated logistics plan for onshore and offshore purpose

Specific Key Responsibilities & Activities

The Operations Engineer is responsible for:

Ensuring that the offshore spreads are prepared and ready for offshore operations, with a particular attention to Certification, Bridging documentation, SIMOPS, & Safety Assurance Process.

The Operations Engineer is responsible for ensuring that the installation spreads have full support, in terms of Logistic, Transportation, Safety, & Certification etc.

The role will be carried out using the Company support department, and the In-Country logistic organization.

The Operations Engineer seconds the Project Operation Manager in his duties. This job description is to be read in conjunction with POM’s job description.

The Deputy Operations Mgr. duties include but not limited to:

Attendance to morning conference calls with vessels.

Review the offshore installation procedures established by the project’s Engineering.

Assist Project Engineers, Field Engineers for vessel readiness, & mobilization activities. Ensures project equipment is mobilized in an efficient and timely fashion.

Liaise with Regional and Group departments such as OR, Survey, ROV etc. for any specific requirement related to the project’s operation, in terms of crew, equipment, spares etc.

Develop and issues requisition for the supply of operations & Logistic dedicated equipment.

Supervise material tracking activity through the project’s material tracker, and ensure equipment inspection, readiness, delivery, tracking and demobilization.

Review all 3rd Party Spread Standard Operating Procedures.

Execute any specific mobilization activities, including development of procedures, task plan, as instructed.

Ensures project equipment is demobilized in an efficient and timely fashion.

Manage and monitor cargo barges & Support vessels preparation, On-hire survey, to the satisfaction of the project team & to satisfy COMPANY’s assurance process.

Follow up support vessels assignment during the course of the project.

Liaise with Customer in-country, with regards to all certification, assets preparation process & Logistic support.

Assist and provide Engineering input as required to the In-Country Operation Manager, during the course of the project.

Assist in the co-ordination of the logistic support activities, (Freight forwarding, Shipping, OPL), through the in-country logistic organization.

Provide technical input to In-Country SCM for any local services required, such as fabrication and/or local purchase quotations analysis etc.

Follow-up & report in-country expense commitment, with in-country Cost Controller.

Ensure that all work performed complies with the requirements of the Project and is carried out in accordance with the rules and the methods of the Group.

Ensure that all aspects of project Safety, Health & Quality are implemented on each of the Onshore work sites under his responsibility and report to Project’s HSE organization as necessary.


  • Commercial: N/A.
  • Functional:    As delegated by Project Operations Manager. 


External Interfaces

  • Customer
  • Subcontractors, Agents, suppliers, ship broker etc.

Internal Interfaces

  • Project’s team Leaders
  • HSE project’s advisors
  • Engineering Department
  • SCM Department
  • Marine Assets Department
  • Operations Department
  • Fabrication Department
  • Project Managers
  • QHSES Department
  • Tendering Department
  • I-Tech and SHL for PEX and Tendering phases


Refer to Africa Operations organization chart.


  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in sub-sea construction including shallow waters,
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in deep water sub-sea construction,
  • Experience in large EPCI and SURF, in particular Logistic Supports, Mobilization, Field Engineering, local content requirements within Africa organization, transit & TI processes,
  • Skilled in co-ordination of support Services, subcontractors,
  • Fluent in English. Knowledge of French would be an advantage,
  • Skilled in communication & team spirit,
  • Skilled for planning development with Microsoft Project
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