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Project Operations Manager - AMEC

Location: Paris- France




The Project Operations Manager (POM) is accountable to Project Manager (PM) for the safe and efficient execution of overall project operations, in accordance with planning constraints, associated cost envelope and project quality Requirements.

The POM is responsible for the co-ordination of all marine spreads involved in execution of Project Operations.

The POM assists the Regional or in-Country Operations Department for optimisation of overall vessels occupation in providing project constraints.

The POM assists the current tenders for optimization of overall planning and sequencing of vessels and operations.

The POM will contribute to support current tenders regarding Project Manning Plan, Logistics requirements for materials and personnel, Marine Spread and offshore execution, including POB definition.

The POM is 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 during Tender and PROJECT


Operations Preparation:


  • Define scope of work (SOW) attributed to each vessel and interface with project engineering manager to ensure engineering documents are timely developed in line with operations requirements.
  • Organise installation feasibility review involving operational personnel and Vessel Operations Manager (VOM) / Offshore Management Team (OMT) / field engineers prior to initiating detailed installation engineering.
  • Review and comment Technical Document Register (Installation engineering documents).
  • Determine Spread for realisation of offshore Operations: construction vessels, chartered support and transportation vessels etc. Taking into account requirements from VOM regarding the support vessels.
  • Monitor with SCM the selection of subcontractor’s on operations related issues.
  • Prepare Simultaneous Operations (SIMOPS) plan.
  • Ensure project Inspection and Test Plan (ITP) is issued. Review and comment project ITP.
  • Interface with project technical manager to identify critical parts of the work (technical, clash etc.) and initiate applicable Risk analyses.
  • Interface with fabrication for transportation and load-out purpose.
  • Define Marine base for the onshore logistic support.
  • Quantify bunkering requirements for the offshore campaign and define the waste management needs.


Vessel Readiness:


  • Responsible for marine spread assurance (S7, Client and local requirements); Organise supporting surveys and audits as required.
  • Check & Ensure Country regulations requirements are followed.
  • Check Communication means/ VSAT availability for chartered vessels.
  • Organise Manning of chartered vessels with support of Offshore Crewing Group (Define, Allocate, Logistic).
  • Define personnel requirements (POB) for project specific subcontract quantity/ functions such as pre-commissioning staff, local content.
  • Review & Endorse POB (quantity /functions).
  • Ensure availability of project specific safety equipment/PPE and safety personnel with support of HSE Advisor.
  • Ensure training in plan for onshore and offshore personnel as per Subsea 7 global policy.
    • Follow-up of chartered vessel management as Vessels Operations Manager (VOM) for Audits, POB definition, Mobilization/demobilization, HSE, Emergency Plan, Scope of work.


Planning, Budget & Co-ordination:


  • In co-ordination with VOM, define the baseline of Project schedule and full convergence plan with PM. Update and optimise continuously Project Operations schedule.
  • Ensure Spread availability, external spread booking.
  • Attend regular country operations meetings, Tender Boards, Construction Review/
  • In co-ordination with PCM, review the as-bid budget for in-country logistics and operations, establish and monthly monitoring the estimate-at-completion (EAC) budget for in-country logistics and operations.
  • Remain responsible of budget relative to all onshore and offshore operations.
  • Ensure project of the Costs of Lost are well captured, reported and addressed.
  • Ensure 3rd party services costs and planning are well tracked and monitor their cost base.


Logistic Support to Operations:



  • Define all logistic requirements to support the project operations, in order to ensure timely deployment of resources (personnel, equipment and vessels).
  • Communication with S7 country organization (or local agent) for logistic purposes (Project Equipment and Material) In and Out of Subsea7 Base.
  • Monitor local logistic support and improve it when required.
  • Define Crew change means from vessel to shore by sea and / or air.
  • Organise importation of project equipment and material in country with the support of transit team.
  • Organise Vessel clearances in country of Operations with transit team and dedicated local agent.





  • Ensure full spread readiness to start the operations in coordination with VOM and OR, or vessels owner.
  • Co-ordinate Yard activities and load-out sequence for timely delivery of fabricated items.
  • Organise timely mobilisation of subcontracted personnel.
  • Prior to start operations, organise Project Familiarisation meeting to vessel crew on board.
    • Organise mobilisation of Client Representative. Co-ordinate with Client access to site.




  • In co-ordination with project HSE manager, ensure resources (Medivac, security boats etc.) to support Offshore Bridging Document (including Emergency Response Plan) are available
  • Ensure Permit-To-Work system is in place.
    • Review safety reports and participate in closing necessary remedial actions




  • Organise sequence of offshore operations
  • Daily Management of support spread in line with vessel requirements (incorporable, fuel, water, food).
  • Organise daily conference call with attendance of VOM, for progress follow up and give instructions to the vessel.
  • Support PM for liaison with Client regarding operational matters.
  • Define with VOM level of management-of-change (MOC) and approve "Major" MOC during execution of the project.
  • SIMOPS management.
  • Provides all documentary evidence necessary to lodge any contractual claims, which may arise.
  • Ensure Non-Conformance Report are issued and closed out as required.
    • Issue daily spread activities report.





  • Ensure all project equipment are timely demobilised and returned to suppliers.
  • Ensure liaison with Yard for return of fabricated installation aids and re-certification of rigging.
  • Ensure that installation aids / project rigging are well inventory, stored for next project. Otherwise, can be sold or scrap.


Feedback / Knowledge management:


  • Participate in Lessons Learnt meeting.
  • Provide input in preparation of Project Operations Debrief Report.




  • Operate within the Code of Conduct
  • Operate according to Subsea 7’s Management Principles
  • Support standards and procedures for the POM Function
  • For level of authority see ‘Authority Limit Matrix’





  • Clients
  • Suppliers including 3rd party fabrication yard
  • Joint Venture/Consortium Partners/ Alliance
  • Ship owners
  • Local authorities relative to customs
  • Local Port authorities




  • P&O Management
  • Vessels Operations Manager
  • Offshore Resources Group
  • Project Engineering
  • Pipeline Group
  • Project Supply Chain Management including Chartering Team and Transit
  • Fabrication team, fabrication yard
  • Project Controls Management
  • Tendering Team




Please refer to Regional Operations Organisation Chart for more information (AMEC Region – Africa, Middle East, Caspian Sea).




  • Third-level technical or similar university degree
  • 10 years of experience in operations, from which minimum of 5 years of working experience in offshore operations ideally as field engineer, with a significant part spent on board installation vessels for pipelay, flex-lay and other subsea construction scopes including Air and saturation diving works.
  • Good knowledge of logistic rules and principles on which immigration, customs and importation / exportation laws of countries where operations take place are based.
  • Fluent in English.
  • Good ability to synthesize information, challenging execution Plan
  • Good capability to develop schedule of execution under MicroSoft Project
  • Communication & organisational skills.
  • Capacity to adapt quickly to changing situations.


Within the POM Function Development Scheme, you will find full details of the technical, functional, business and personal capabilities you are required to fulfil for this role. 



All applicants that meet the job criteria will be contacted in the next two weeks by the recruitment team. Remaining applications will be integrated in our database and considered in future job opportunities.



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