January 31, 2024
  • Location: Mozambique
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #12805

SIMOPS / COMOPS COORDINATOR required by our Client, an Oil and Gas Operator, to be assigned on a Contract basis located in Maputo, Mozambique.

DURATION           1 year contract with possible extensions


Reporting to Interface Upstream Manager. The SIMOPS/COMOPS coordinator will ensure the routine coordination for all vessels within EPCI scope and be the point of contact for coordination of any related offshore co-activities operations under Installation Manager supervision. The SIMOPS/COMOPS coordinator will be onshore as resident first with a start in Houston then Paris  / Mozambique. He will be part of Interface Upstream team. Reporting directly to above N+1 depending on the project progress, the job holder will:

  • Represent all Upstream packages & participate to Risk Assessment of SIMOPS / COMOPS activities
  • Liaise with HSE CPY Manager and Rep on site to ensure that all safety measures are properly taken into account
  • Receive all the Fiches de Liaison issued by vessels working in Golfinho perimeter & liaise with RSES-D onboard vessel to review the Fiches de Liaison.
  • Ensure that the Subsea SIMOPS procedure is well applied and prepare COMOPS procedure & associated dossiers.
  • Ensure, when relevant, EPCI CTR vessel/RIG work permit has been submitted.
  • Liaise with Field Operations entity for any required assistance associated to Fiche de liaison review
  • Coordinate with Drilling Representant, EPCI team, EPCI Contractor and Field Operations about day-to-day progress of activities.
  • Follow up with Project Controls Representant the development of the relevant clash tool & its application
  • Coordinate with Installation Vessels Leads to resolve co-activities
  • Coordinate with EPCI Afungi Site Rep and Port Authority any co-activities in the bay with EPCI vessels


  • To prepare SIMOPS / COMOPS dossiers and follow-up preparation of CTRs documents
  • To develop and ensure the implementation of a Marine Operations Management for SIMOPS/COMOPS activities with different stakeholders
  • To ensure that definition of Exclusion and Restricted zones are well known by all stakeholders within EPCI teams, including EPCI CTRs
  • To support the development & application of HSE TEPMA1 policy, including participation to HAZOP/HAZID & Risk Assessments linked to SIMOPS/COMOPS activities.
  • To support Interfaces between CTRs, CPY stakeholders such as Drilling, EPCI & participate to Coordination meeting for vessels activities as EPCI
  • To ensure that a proper SIMOPS/COMOPS tool is developed and followed by all stakeholders to identify any clash between vessels that can have an impact on schedule or cost
  • To understand vessels activities & ensure that all stakeholders, including CTRs from EPCI, are aware of scheduled vessels movements and priorities
  • To report to his manager any conflict or clash identified during Coordination meeting & ensure all relevant information are shared with EPCI teams
  • To support his manager in the development of mitigations & solutions to avoid co-activities or decrease the impact on EPCI schedule & scope
  • To ensure proper circulation and signature of Fiche de Liaison, SIMOPS & COMOPS dossiers between stakeholders
  • Accountable for SIMOPS / COMOPS methodology implementation & dossiers
  • Desire to work offshore (marine spread) or at site as part of Company representation.
  • Accountable for proper identification and process follow-up of clash / SIMOPS / COMOPS activities.


The SIMOPS/COMOPS coordinator shall be familiar with all aspects of offshore and subsea projects, with respect to traditional interface definition and responsibilities:

  • Knowledge of planning tools and SIMOPS/COMOPS management from previous experience.
  • Experienced in the management and delivery of offshore and subsea projects, particularly projects with subsea pipeline and subsea equipment components (integrated EPCI). Experience in deep water and subsea to shore projects is needed (10 years).
  • Familiar with equipment delivery, past project experience in Africa or other remote or isolated jurisdictions would be an advantage.
  • Experience in the associated key interface challenges linked to subsea equipment installation &pre-commissioning (tree, subsea control systems).
  • Able to act as a problem solver with the ability to achieve outcomes where various stakeholders are involved.
  • Ability to multi-task and work as part of small and flexible team & ability to understand different challenges from different entities.
  • BOSIET and OGUK medical
  • Strong track record in offshore and subsea project delivery with a minimum of 15 years direct experience of the same.
  • Fluency in the English language.
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