Port Operations Management Services

November 10, 2020
  • Location: La Defense 6, 92078 Paris
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #10277

PORT OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT SERVICES required by our Client, an Oil and Gas Operator, to be assigned on a Contract basis, located in Afungi, Mozambique. Rotation 28/28

Duration:          12 months on-going


As part of the Mozambique LNG Project, COMPANY is requesting for the provision of Port Operations Management Services to support its Marine team.

CONTRACTOR shall be responsible for leading, managing and assuring the development of marine operations from construction through to Operations of the multi-billion dollar Mozambique LNG Terminal, oversight of the safe and efficient management of vessels within Afungi Bay as necessary to support the construction of the marine facilities and subsea workscope, all leading to the eventual arrival of LNG and condensate cargo vessels.

CONTRACTOR shall provide the service closely with marine organizations within the Mozambique Government and maintain a working relationship through the project lifecycle.


Responsibilities and Key Activities

Development of port operations in preparation for and throughout the construction period and continually growing marine organization as per the Marine Execution Plan and Schedule.

Development of port rules and procedures, including all documentation required during construction as well as for the Marine Readiness Date and Operations.

Oversee all port operations during construction, coordinating all vessel movements including SIMOPS within the Concession Area, liaising with all Stakeholders.

Assist as necessary with navigational studies, marine simulations, met-ocean surveys, participation in project team HAZID’s, HAZOP’s and risk assessments.

Coordinate the development of maintenance and channel dredging programs.

Interface with Shipping/Marine Operations, shareholder companies and Subject Matter Experts (SME) to ensure alignment during the developing marine operations.

Assist and oversee recruitment and training of personnel during the initial construction phase and in preparation for the Marine Readiness Date.

Assist in development of the Marine Service Contract, including selection of vessels, development of the Contract, ITT, evaluation documents and review of the tender documents received.

Work closely with MSC vendor in the development and training of Pilots, Tug Masters and other support craft personnel.

Oversee and coordinate onsite activities of the MSA vendor and overseeing execution of the Marine Service Contract.

Liaise with the of MSA vendor to ensure the safe movement of all vessels to and from the LNG Terminal and the MOF.

Work closely with all Mozambique Government agencies during the development of marine operations before FID, during construction and into operations, providing regular updates and reports, including face to face meetings where necessary.

Integrate government agency representatives from INAHINA and INAMAR into Marine Operations to provide support in the development of marine operations.

Works closely with the Operations Teams to establish terminal operating policies and procedures.

Development of Marine Operations Handbook, Marine Terminal Operations and Conditions of Use Manual, Marine Environmental Emergency Response Plan and Port Security Plan.

Develop and implement a Mozambique national succession plan in the Marine department.

Develop of “Vessel Vetting Procedures” for the Marine Terminal and communicate throughout shippers and other potential customers’ base.

Support the Shipping and Commercial Teams in the development of optimal shipping strategies, including ship / terminal compatibility.

Develop and direct a vessel inspection program to ensure export vessel compliance with marine terminal

requirements and safety programs.


Assure the project HSSES and Quality objectives are being followed.

Report incidents and near misses immediately.

Comply with a duty of care to ensure that safe practice is adhered to at all times. In addition to any specific

accountability for HSSES, be accountable for ensuring that they adopt exemplary safe behaviors.

Adhere to the Anadarko Business Principles at all times under Conduct, Our People, Society and HSSES and to participate in relevant training.

Provide marine expertise to HSSES as required.

Adhered to all national and international laws, rules, regulations and recommendations.

CONTRACTOR may be required to travel to various locations worldwide to compete Factory Acceptance Tests, vendor training, peer assist and reviews as well as any other meeting required by COMPANY.


Daily, weekly and monthly Progress Reports, Final Report.

Service Location & Schedule

SERVICES to be performed in Afungi, Mozambique.

Tentative SERVICES start date: December 2020

SERVICES schedule: rotational 4×4 minimum 12 hours a day, may be required to execute the services days and nights depending on shipping schedules. (Due to Covid temporarily 8×4)

Other international travel may also be required for the SERVICE performance.


Minimum Qualifications

Master Mariner or Chief Engineer license.

Minimum 10 years sea going experience.

Minimum 5 years working on LNG LPG or Condensate Vessels.

Minimum 5 years Marine Project Management Experience.


Have experience and understanding of Port operations.

Experience in EPC phase of a project, startup operations and nationalization.

Familiar with Marine Service Vendors and contracts.

Familiar with Oil and Gas Terminal Operations, including best practices.

Strong communication and teamwork skills.

Capable of working in a multinational environment, sensitive to the local culture and International workforce.

Fluent oral and written knowledge of English. Knowledge of Portuguese is advantageous.

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