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SURF Solutions Manager
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      The fundamental purpose of our business is safe and efficient project delivery. The GoM Region is known for having a varied client base and a wide spread of project scope and complexity.

      To ensure successful subsea project outcomes, front end activities must be carried out robustly to ensure all early strategic decisions are of high quality such that the optimum solutions are developed for our clients.

      The Field Development Group in Subsea 7 is tasked with executing these front end activities and perform concept select, pre-FEED and FEED activities. We review development options, provide the Client with costs and schedules, perform economic modelling, identify key risks and opportunities and provide recommendations, leveraging on our extensive knowledge and experience in delivering offshore projects, providing our clients with the best possible solutions for their prospects.


      The SURF Solutions Manager will be assigned various tasks by the Field Development Director in support of the overall strategy and requirements of the Field Development Group.



  • Establish the technical input as well as cost basis for all studies and (pre)FEED proposals.
  • Develop strong client relationships in coordination with the Client Account Manager, Business Unit Director (BUD) and the Tender Manager to ensure client drivers are understood and maintained from tender through study close-outs. This may include performing presentations to clients, attending client project meetings and ensuring client feedback is captured.
  • Execute the Field Development Group technical strategy with regards to client needs on tenders and studies, and measure Subsea 7 performance targets.
  • Review ongoing study work on a continuous basis, to ensure that
    • Personnel on studies and projects have clear roles and responsibilities with a high level of commitment to their individual performance and the support needed by them from management.
    • The study scope is being delivered in accordance with the budget and schedule
    • The study scope is being delivered to the quality standards expected within Subsea 7 and addressing the specific needs and expectations of the client.
    • Risks are being identified and mitigation strategies put in place.
    • Opportunities are being captured and recorded appropriately.
    • An efficient resolution is developed for issues slowing progress and/or affecting performance. As appropriate drive higher level management support and actions.
    • Lessons learned are captured and recorded appropriately.
  • Foster a strong HSEQ culture within the teams.
  • Establish and maintain a positive and proactive working environment within the Field Development Group that encourages team working, a spirit of openness, honesty and integrity.



5.1.   Education/Qualifications

  • Must be degree qualified in Engineering.
  • Must demonstrate commitment to Continuing Professional Development.


5.2.  Experience, Skills and Behaviour

  • It is essential that candidates must have proven Subsea Engineering Experience working to a similar level. 
  • Candidates must have proven experience in managing technical work packages, including budget and schedule responsibility.
  • Technical knowledge and experience in design, installation and procurement for projects including SURF, Conventional and IMR.
  • Core leadership behaviours of:
    • Set a clear example in terms of personal conduct and adherence to HSE rules and guidance.
    • Ability to develop others potential
    • Encouraging production of new ideas
    • Encouraging a culture of transparency by acting consistently with integrity
    • Ability to isolate core issues within complex problems and able to move easily between the big picture and the detail
    • Ability to be insightful in identifying the needs of customers
    • Ability to set performance goals, allocate responsibility, link achievement to reward and actively monitoring progress and provide supportive feedback.
    • Other leadership behaviours of networking, managing change and developing a clear vision for the organisation or department.
  • Sound communication skills, oral, written and electronic.
  • Self-Management - 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,

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