Lead Marine Engineer (Turret Mooring System)

October 8, 2020
  • Location: Texas
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #10214

LEAD MARINE ENGINEER (TURRET MOORING SYSTEM) required by our Client, an Oil and Gas EPC, to be assigned on a Contract basis, located in Arendal, Norway.

Duration:          12 months


Position reports to:  Hull Engineering Manager or Delegate

Deliver the disconnectable turret mooring system (TMS) scope for a large and complex deepwater FPSO project in a safe, efficient, cost effective and timely manner.

Ensure the project conforms to the customer's approved Basis of Design and all applicable regulatory and code requirements.


Lead the project TMS activities during detail design, fabrication, testing, installation, and support offshore commissioning.

Address TMS related queries and technical clarification questions from vendors.

Ensure that all deliverables are completed successfully including the 90% design review.

Drive progress of the TMS scope throughout the project phases and ensure the equipment delivered meets the project requirements such as functional specifications, schedule, cost, operability, reliability and availability.

Scope, review and approve aspects of work including both in-house and Contractor prepared studies and engineering.

Review Contractor’s documentation during the execution of design, procurement and fabrication/construction activities, ensuring the quality of the work is in accordance to the contract requirements.

Ensure the equipment is installed correctly via creation of thorough installation and pre-commissioning procedures and that interfaces with all project team personnel are properly and effectively managed.

Provide TMS engineering inputs in technical reviews to ensure technical integrity, efficiency, and safety of facilities.

Conduct inspections, factory acceptance tests, and site acceptance tests of TMS equipment, as required.

Ensure that all work is done in a manner consistent with Company’s guidelines and policies.

Manage interfaces with other EPC contracts, and the project Topsides, Hull and Subsea Team including implementation of required technical assurance on own scope.

Able to be collocated at TMS supplier’s office to observe and provide assistance with technical issues as well as provide input/proposals to the customer’s engineering team.


Previous technical, practical and leadership experience in deepwater FPSO projects.

Previous experience in design and delivery of disconnectable turret mooring systems for FPSOs.


Degree in Engineering

Minimum 15 years’ experience in offshore oil and gas industry with a focus on turret mooring systems for FPSOs.

Must have EU work authorization and be able to work in Norway.

Technical Professional with broad and deep knowledge of deepwater TMS design, fabrication, installation, pre-commissioning and commissioning and should have played a key role in the delivery of at least one major deepwater FPSO project involving a disconnectable turret mooring system design and installation.

Able to work within and interface with mixed teams of professionals located globally.

Have excellent communication and negotiating skills.

Team player, self-motivated, with coaching skills, persistence, and with ability to think outside- the-box.

Visibly demonstrates personal and company HSE commitment.

Demonstrates capability to proactively implement plans and follow through with sustained execution, meeting project milestones.

Able to maintain composure under pressure while providing clear and decisive leadership

Able to deal with multiple, often conflicting, goals and priorities.

Must have strong management and leadership skills and also be capable of easily and productively working in a multi-cultural team environment.








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