23 Aug 2019
13 Sep 2019
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time

Our client which is a crude oil and natural gas company is urgently looking for a "SIMOPS LEADER"

Terms and Conditions

Location: Doha, Qatar

Status: Resident/Single

Duration of contract: 2 years and 4 months

Work schedule: 5 days per week/ 8 hrs. per day

Visa+ Mob+ Demob tickets: Provided by client

Living Allowances: Provided


To ensure Projects SIMOPS preparation and coordination, including interfaces with Field Operations onshore and offshore teams as well as Projects Teams.


  • During Engineering and Construction phases
  • Works in close cooperation with the involved Projects packages
  • Participates to HAZOP, HAZID, PRs, JRA as required
  • Contributes to evaluate and monitor the impact on production of the proposed modifications by construction team - especially the tie-ins on existing facilities (piping, electricity, instrumentation, ICSS)
  • Carries out or gets carried out risk assessments prior construction phase to evaluate and mitigate the risk associated to Simops.
  • Proposes realistic solutions to maximize the Offshore works to be performed by Contractor safely.
  • Liaises with MP/HSE to prepare and review the safety aspects of the preparation of SimOps.
  • Ensures the proper anticipation and facilitation of future SIMOPS activities by:
  • Following-up the engineering with a focus on shortfalls minimization for tie-ins
  • reviewing Offshore installation and commissioning/start-up planning
  • liaising with FOPS Team to align on PTW procedure, isolation plans for brownfield works.
  • preparing a SIMOPS philosophy, considering the increase of activities (POB, hot work with naked flame, heavy lift operations.)
  • Ensuring proper level of information between all entities involve - HSEQ, Field Operations, Logistic, Drilling and Wells, Engineering & Construction…
  • Contributing and ensuring a proper SimOps induction (video, booklets.) is in place before activities start (in coordination with FOPS and HSEQ teams)
  • Defines, in close coordination with the Projects Field Ops Manager, the Field Operations needs and means (organization, personnel, logistics, training, service)
  • During Offshore phases (Installation, Commissioning and Start-up):
  • Ensures HSE is given the highest priority and promotes HSEQ awareness of workforce at all levels through pro-active attitude (site Management tours, HSEQ meetings)
  • Ensures all Company personnel and visitors know, understand and comply with safety regulations on site, and have received adequate HSE training
  • Monitors work activities, especially potential areas where unsafe acts could occur, and ensures that risks have been properly identified and assessed prior to work execution (Job Safety Analysis).
  • Notes and evaluates any employee concerns; ensures that potential failures, weaknesses and hazards are immediately reported
  • Coordinates with Projects and Field Operations Teams the tie-in campaigns (Brownfield scope)
  • Ensures the proper delivery of SIMOPS dossiers by interfacing adequately with Field Operations Team (especially the SIMOPS coordinators)
  • Ensures resources adequacy with respect to needs (including competency, training.)
  • Ensures a good coordination and communication within his team and promote team working
  • In general:
  • Attends Projects meetings as and when required
  • Co-ordinates with other entities and groups, and manage the requested reporting and presentations
  • Ensures accurate reporting of his activities within the Company organization


  • Engineer with at least 10-15 years of experience in Oil & Gas production facilities operations or Projects, with experience in SimOps activities preparation and execution.
  • Familiar with Total General Specifications, PRODOM or OpenText and relevant codes and standards,
  • Language: Fluent English,
  • Computer literate,
  • Strong leadership skills and good communication skills,
  • Ability to work on projects in a complex and multicultural environment,
  • Good analytical skills,
  • Available for frequent missions
  • H2S OPITO and T-BOSIET trainings.

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