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Operations Engineer
Vacancy ref
Based in
Business area
Surf and Conventional
Working hours
40 hours per week
Contract type
Closing date
Mobilisation date
February 2018
Assignment approximate duration
6 months
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Position Summary

The Operations Engineer, based in Project Work sites will be responsible for the provision of Engineering support to the operational & logistic Team, for all load outs activities onto cargo barges and supply vessels.

S/he is the point of contact in Maadia for all Operations relating to cargo barge operations and marine movements.

This role is based in Maadyia Petro Jet fabrication yard in Alexandria, Egypt on a 6 months contract. This is a worksite based position therefore the working conditions will vary and be of an industrial environment

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.

All personnel are also expected to contribute to creating a culture of ethics and integrity within Subsea 7 and ensure familiarity with and adherence to our Code of Conduct.


The Operations Engineer in Maadyia Petrojet is responsible for :

  • Ensuiring that latest version of the drawings is available to the fabrication team, in charge of CB’s & / or Supply Vessels Load-Out activitries.
  • Ensuring that cargo barges are prepared in accordance with Engineering & Transportaion Plan, and ready prior to load-out operations. This relates to the required ballast configuration, presence of operational equipment such as surfer ladder, mooring ropes, gangway and condition of the deck.
  • Interfacing with tug masters and Port Captain to ensure a smooth operation with Marine Units entering and exiting the port.
  • Management of Petro Jet barge load-out teams. Including ensuring sufficient resources are available to execute the load-out on time and recording all provided resources on a daily basis for cost reconciliation
  • Follow up and record all the Site Instructions sent from the Site Rep to Petrojet to cover the operations task such as CB cleaning, FW for vessels, Crane use …etc.
  • The Operations Engineer will report to the Project Operations Management Team, but whilst onsite in Maadia will also fall under the Fabrication Site Manager.

His/her duties include but are not limited to:

  • Attending morning conference calls with vessels.
  • Preparing the daily operations report based on the progress of work on CB’s and loadouts.
  • Reviewing the load-out procedures produced by the installation engineers and Petro Jet engineers.
  • Developing and issuing requisition for the supply of operations & Logistic dedicated equipment.
  • Attending of HIRA II meetings for all load outs.
  • Monitoring readiness of cargo barges and equipment for all cargo barge loadouts.
  • Tracking the location of the equipment to be loaded, or that has been back loaded from cargo barges and ensure these items are logged with the project material tracker.
  • Executing any specific mobilization activities, including development of procedures, task plan, as instructed.
  • Managing, monitoring cargo barges and supporting vessels preparation, Onhire survey, to the satisfaction of the project team & to satisfy COMPANY’s assurance process.
  • Following up on marine items and liasing with the in country Marine Coordinator for each CB departure/arrival which includes checking the status of Towing Cert, FW requirements, etc.
  • Completing CB arrival and departure checklists.
  • Coordinating with the Petrojet Captain the Arrival/Departure dates of the CB’s and boats for quay space availability and any manouvering restrictions.
  • Reviewing and monitoring quayside utilisation plan with Petro Jet.
  • Checking CBs are marked out properly prior to items being sea-fastened.
  • Checking all seafastenings are to spec.
  • Meeting the tug boat captain to check their permit status, FW if needed and to inform them with plan, updates if any.
  • Assisting installation engineers in the production of the Notification of Arrival (NOA)Liaising with the MWS rep on site and ensure the close out of all the comments.
  • Assisting and providing Engineering input as required to the In-Country Operation Manager, during the course of the project.
  • Regularly reviewing the project offshore schedule and communicating any changes with the site team.
  • Assisting in the co-ordination of the logistic support activities, (Freight forwarding, Shipping, OPL), through the in-country logistic organisation.
  • Ensuring CBs are ballasted as per ballast plan and hatches are replaced following ballasting.
  • Providing technical input to In-Country SCM for any local services required, such as fabrication and/or local purchase quotations analysis etc..
  • Following-up & reporting operational expense commitment, with in-country Cost Controller through WO (work order).
  • Ensuring 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.
  • Ensuring 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 orgnisation as necessary.
  • Coordinating the arrival and departure of vessels and CB’s with Shipping agents and in accordance with Country regulations.

Experience and Qualifications

  • Degree in Engineering
  • Relevant and sufficient experience in Engineering within the oil and gas industry in a similar role
  • Experience in large projects, in particular Logistic Support, Mobilisations and Field Engineering
  • Skilled in co-ordination of Support Services and Subcontractors
  • Fluent in English both written and oral
  • AutoCAD basic skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office suite
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