Pipelay Engineer

Aberdeen, Scotland
19 Jul 2019
03 Aug 2019
Oil and Gas
Skilled Trades
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Title:

Pipelay Engineer

Main accountabilities:

Engineering - Ensuring the rigid reel lay pipelay assets are fully maintained, fit for purpose for maximum up-time in accordance with the company internal Pipelay Performance Standards, statutory & legislative requirements and Original Equipment Manufacturers guidelines. Conditional assessments are conducted frequently and accurately present the current condition of the system. Good integration with Projects and Vessel delivery team to assist with identification and execution of upgrades.

Planned Maintenance & Spares holding - Effective Planning and execution of maintenance working in close liaison with the vessel Chief Pipelay Engineer and Pipelay System Supervisor. Ensuring spares holding is accurate, well maintained and available as required.

Finance - Timely submission of OPEX & CAPEX spend requests ensuring accurate & detailed information is provided and fully justified. Day to day control of budgets including accurate forecasting of spend.

Management of change - Close liaison with vessel Chief Pipelay Engineer to ensure any hardware, software or procedural changes to the pipelay systems are controlled using company management of change procedures & processes and suitably engineered with the required justifications and mitigations.

Planning & Scheduling - Working in close liaison with vessel Chief Pipelay Engineer for development of schedules for repair/maintenance periods, dockings and upgrades. Day to day control & reporting of the schedule during these periods providing accurate status and forecasting.

QHSE - To demonstrate leadership with the company procedures and policies for Quality, Health, Safety and the Environment in regards to the day to day operations of the Pipelay systems.

Procedures - To maintain all Pipelay procedures and documentation ensuring all are up to date, relevant, available & approved.

On-Site Supervision - Be available to visit vessel during dry dock/maintenance periods to assist with onsite planning and execution of planned works, be fully conversant with Company PTW system and be able to manage/work with onboard teams including subcontractors with view to completion of works in timely safe/manner.

Required For Position:

A dynamic self motivated individual who can a lead or participate in a strong technical project management team

Effective problem solver who thinks in and out of the box

Adaptable, enthusiastic and comfortable with a challenge either technically, deadlines or financially

Does not lose sight of the Project, Department and Company goals

Mobility (business trip and/or assignment to site as required)

The ability to handle stressful situations

Organised, rigorous and creative

Required For Future Development:

Willingness to be mentored and developed into a Superintendent/Project Manager or a similar professional role as required by their line Manager or the Company

Typical background and experience required:


HNC/HND or degree qualified in a relevant Engineering or Project Management discipline

Nice to have:

Degree qualified with relevant experience

As a minimum HNC/HND with proven practical marine or equipment experience

Additional information:

Required for Position:

Maintain responsibility and accountability through personal commitment and behaviour.

Maintain behaviour in compliance with HSES requirements.

Report any unsafe or environmentally unsound acts and conditions to their immediate Supervisor such that remedial action can be taken to manage the risk.

Required for Future Development:

Reinforce and strengthen the HSES culture at every opportunity in operations and projects.

Promote correct HSES behaviours through personal example.

Take action upon any health, safety, security and environmental matter brought to their notice, and report to their Manager on any matter which they are unable to rectify

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