Apply: Deputy Engineering Manager BW Offshore Nigeria

Deputy Engineering Manager BW Offshore Nigeria
Job Summary
Job type: Contract
Working hours: Full-time
Working days: Day
Application deadline: 31/03/2018
Expected Start Date: 02/07/2018
Location: Nigeria
About BW Offshore
BW Offshore is a leading global provider of floating production services to the oil and gas industry, with a fleet of 15 FPSOs and one FSO. The company has an excellent track record on project execution and operations, with more than 30 years of experience. The company is represented in the major oil regions world-wide, with presence across Asia Pacific, Americas, Europe and West Africa. BW Offshore is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange and is part of the BW Group, one of the world’s largest maritime groups.

Brief Details

BW Offshore is seeking candidates for the position of Deputy Engineering Manager. The  position will coordinate the engineering requirements on BW Offshore’s FPSO Life extension projects in Nigeria and render technical support to other internal activities.

Responsive Links

In line with NOGICDA (2010) requirements, this position is open to Nigerian Nationals only.

Duration: 24 months

Key Tasks

  • Overall responsible for the quality and timing of the engineering/technical deliverables in assigned Project
  • Responsible for managing the design and engineering aspect of the project on behalf of the Company with the objective of successfully and safely delivering project scope within an agreed budget and schedule, to client’s and BWO’s Operations specifications with high uptime, low maintenance and reliable long term operational performance
  • Develop a robust design for the FPSO, complying with contract requirements, specifications, safety standards, regulatory requirements and Company procedures, using media such as drawings / documents / specifications, to hand over to the project successors (Procurement / Construction / Commissioning) within the required time frame, and to support the successors to verify the implementation of design intents
  • Lead the entire project engineering team, Company staff as well as third parties (subcontractors), including planning, resourcing, and managing the engineering organisation throughout the project, ensuring clarity and alignment for all team members
  • Act as a mentor and resource for new employees, less experienced colleagues and consultants
  • Responsible for Engineering Management, including definition and allocation to the team with clear accountability set up, implementation of review / approval process and schedule / priority management of deliverables, covering all FPSO design / engineering activities including the subcontractors (engineering or EPC) and equipment vendors
  • Ensure extensive interface with Procurement, Construction and Commissioning processes
  • Responsible for the relevant parties within the client, management, partners, vendors, yards and sub-contractors, including clarifying and managing expectations in multiple directions for optimal project delivery
  • Ensure highest level of HSE performance within design / engineering aspects of the project, including the full range of HSE activities such as standard setting, leading by example, communicating, monitoring, putting in place positive and negative consequences depending on events/outcome and management of a safety case
  • Support Project Manager with activities as required with project administration, reporting, project cost and schedule control, invoicing, risk management, etc.


  • Ideally a Master’s degree in a relevant Engineering discipline


  • Ideally 15 years of experience within the offshore industry, including previous experience as (deputy or area) engineering manager for at least one substantial and successful (safe, on budget & schedule, high uptime) offshore project either for an oil & gas operator, an FPSO contractor or an offshore EPC contractor
  • Any previous FPSO experience will be greatly valued
  • International and multi-cultural experience will be preferred

Interpersonal Skills

  • Team player with the ability to lead
  • Excellent managerial skills; results-focused, well rounded and confident
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to ask relevant questions and provide thorough explanations
  • Proactive and able to work independently, applying a structured and systematic approach
  • Ability to deliver in a high pressure, fast pace project environment
  • Ability to deliver high quality work on time
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary / multinational environment
  • Ability to think strategically


  • Good understanding of major construction and lease contracts
  • Good knowledge of engineering management processes and systems
  • Good understanding of Safety Case process (Engineering phase)
  • Good understanding of Process plants
  • Good understanding ships and / or FPSOs, as well as shipyard and fabrication yard activities
  • Fluent in English (oral and written)


  • The position may require temporary assignments at project premises or on board units
  • The position may require heavy travel and long working hours in peak periods



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