Offshore Construction Manager

August 19, 2020
  • Location: Texas
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #10102

OFFSHORE CONSTRUCTION MANAGER required by our client, an international oil and gas Company, to be assigned on a contract basis, located in Paris, France.


Duration: 2 years




  • Provide construction, fabrication and SURF installation management expertise and support for the FPSO project as it transitions through the phases of detailed design, fabrication, installation and hook-up and commissioning.
  • To ensure that the SURF facilities for the FPSO are able to be installed without issues.
  • To ensure the SURF facilities are fabricated, installed, commissioned and fully operational in accordance with the project master schedule to meet the customer’s business objectives.
  • Ensure the project conforms to the customer's approved Basis of Design and all applicable regulatory and code requirements.




  • Lead the SURF installation activities during fabrication, testing, installation, and support offshore commissioning.
  • Managing installation for pipelay, heavy lifts, umbilicals, risers, jumpers and flexibles along with subsea structures and manifolds.
  • Ensure diving and ROV operations are planned and executed in accordance with procedures.
  • Deliver an integrated SURF system for the project, working collaboratively with all interfacing teams and Contractors.
  • Scope, review and approve aspects of work including both in-house and Contractor prepared studies, installation procedures and scopes of work.
  • Review construction procedures and attend HAZOP’s, HAZID’s, and Facility Model Reviews as necessary.
  • Supervise and 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 SURF 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 SURF installation inputs in technical reviews to ensure technical integrity, efficiency, and safety of facilities.
  • Collaborate with other subject matter experts and technical authorities to deliver quality and seamless service as needed.
  • Manage SURF interfaces with other EPC contracts, and the project Subsea and Pipeline Team including implementation of required technical assurance on installation scope.




  • Previous technical, practical and leadership experience in deepwater FPSO projects in SURF construction management.
  • Degree in Engineering
  • Minimum 15 years’ experience in offshore oil and gas industry with a focus on complex subsea project execution involving deepwater SURF installation for FPSOs.
  • Technical Professional with broad and deep knowledge of deepwater installation, pre-commissioning and commissioning and should have played a key role in the delivery of at least one major deepwater FPSO project involving subsea infrastructure installation.
  • Must have EU work authorization.
  • 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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