Senior Subsea Engineer

TEAM Energy Resources are working alongside a major organisation in seeking a Senior Subsea Engineer on a rotational contract. The position will be based in Ghana.

1. Purpose

The purpose of the SSE is:

To provide Subsea engineering support for the drilling, completion and testing team in Accra and Takoradi as well as offshore and liaise with the appropriate project group as required.  This role will work closely with the Rig Supt, SCE, COE, SSup, and SCE (Takoradi) to make sure subsea engineering needs are met from Takoradi.

Provide overall coordination and preparations of subsea equipment in Takoradi.

Provide guidance and oversight for the offshore Subsea team.

2. General Responsibilities

  • Responsible for wells subsea engineering support in Ghana Deepwater (Jubilee Unit Area, Tano Deep and West Cape Three Points blocks).
  • Responsible for interfacing with the Facilities Subsea group as required.
  • Ensures EHS requirements are integral to all aspects of completion, testing and well intervention activities.
  • Contribute to delivering operational EHS performance. 
  • Review and provide feedback on well operational programmes which account for and dictate best EHS practise. 
  • Ensures that all wells subsea activities comply with company standards, governmental regulations and industry standards.
  • Provides completions input to team and well engineering delivery objectives as necessary.
  • Provide input into the specification of wells subsea and related equipment and services in accordance with company procedures.
  • Ensures that all work within the area of responsibility is adequately documented and lessons learned are captured for the benefit of future operations worldwide.
  • Ensure material and service providers comply with specified quality assurance requirements.
  • Build effective relationships and interact professionally with internal/external stakeholders and service companies.

3. Specific Responsibilities

3.1. New Build / Project Equipment

  • Responsible for engineering work on new build SSXT systems, working with, and where necessary, within Project Subsea Delivery teams.
  • Responsible for engineering and procurement of all installation requirements such as IWOCS, tubing hanger tooling, contingency tooling, SSXT running, etc.
  • Responsible for subsea test tree (SSTT) engineering and procurement.
  • Responsible for ensuring that all ROV tooling has been identified to fulfil the work programme and to ensure on time delivery and complete any required testing.

3.2. Continuous Improvement

  • Ensures continuous improvement and Lessons Learnt are captured in the Completions and Subsea Manual.
  • Subsea performance/efficiency improvement – identifies performance improvement initiatives

3.3. Operational Support

  • Provide technical expertise in wells subsea operations including the planning, execution, and post job analysis, as needed.
  • Continuously reviews daily operations to ensure full understanding of issues, operational problems, FIRs, cost, etc.
  • Provides operational input to drilling, completion, testing and well intervention activities as required to the Rig Superintendents and COE as appropriate.
  • Plans for future wells and ensures required materials and services are available in country and allocated as required. 
  • Conduct specialist projects from time to time, particularly in relation to subsea operational optimisation with regard to improved EHS performance and cost reduction.
  • Provide subsea engineering input into the required Completion Basis of Design documents (that will detail all completion and subsea designs and methodologies).
  • Provide support to Rig Superintendents and Drilling Engineering with rig selection process.
  • Provide support with selection, installation and operational planning of ROV systems, to drilling personnel, as required.

3.4. Risk Management

Participates in well and operations hazard assessments and HAZOPs.

3.5. Financial

  • Assist with any C&P contract work, requests, and evaluations.
  • Review or initiates cost estimates for subsea activities as required.
  • Initiates requisitions / sole source justification as required.
  • Signs off on contractor invoices and timesheets for work under his direct control.

4. Qualifications

  • An Engineering degree, or similar academic qualification supplemented with practical training and experience
  • Fluent in English both written and spoken.
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to establish good working relationships with team.
  • High proficiency with necessary IT and industry software.

5. Experience

  • Proven experience as a subsea engineer with operating companies.
  • Subsea completions experience in water depths greater than 800 metres.
  • Knowledge and experience in design and running of subsea xmas tree systems, subsea test tree systems and ROV systems.
  • Project management experience executing subsea well service and life of field contracts.
  • Work experience in remote locations and knowledge of work environments in West Africa.


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