Installation Lead / RSES
JOB TITLE: Installation Lead / RSES
EMPLOYER: Joint Operating Company of Absheron Petroleum DUTY STATION: Azerbaijan
PUBLISHED: 2019-10-01 LAST UPDATED: N/A DEADLINE: 2019-10-31

Direction : Joint Venture and Development
Division : PROJECT


Installation Lead / RSES


Position to report: Construction Lead
Present Job holder: new recruitment


Absheron Early Production Scheme (EPS) is an early development phase to target a first gas production in 2021.
The Full Field Development will be envisaged depending on the results of EPS well ABD001.
JOCAP Joint Operating Company will manage the EPS phase through a Technical Services agreement with TOTAL who will conduct on its behalf both Drilling operations and subsea EPC Project and through an EPCI contract with BOSSHELF for the receiving facilities and tie-ins for the oil rock facilities.
Absheron development reference agreements are PSA, JOA and addendums.


The job holder’s (COMPANY RSES and representative on board installation Barge and DP3 Vessel) overall responsibility is to monitor the Installation of the Oil Rocks Receiving Facilities in order to ensure that all the Installation activities are performed safely and efficiently and in line with Company objectives.

The job holder is accountable for demonstrating an exemplary behaviour with regard to HSSE rules & requirements, with regards to the Company Ethics and “Code of Conduct” policy and for implementing and controlling these rules and requirements within his area of responsibility.

The job holder shall:

Supervise and coordinates the preparation of the vessel operations:

- Prior to Barge/Vessel mobilization, assist Platform Project Team onshore for documentation review and preparation (procedures, drawings, SIMOPS/COMOPS dossier, etc);
- Verify consistency and completeness of vessel compliance dossier and implantation of all corrective measures;
- Review and validate offshore ITPs;
- Supervise vessel trials and pre-operation tests and specific vessel preparation.
- Verify completeness of the vessel mobilization;
- Verify readiness of the vessel and the equipment before staring any operations;
- Assist shore base to establish the COMPANY personnel rotation plan to cover the vessel campaign, as required;
- Participates to Hazid/Hira/JSA for activities involving the Barge/Vessel, as required;
- Verify completeness and consistency of the dossier of all deliverables/documents/procedures applicable and required for the job.
- Verify completeness and consistency of all SIMOPS/COMOPS required for dedicated operations and coordinate with field ops for any SIMOPS/COMOPS purpose.

The job holder shall:

Monitor the operations executed by CONTRACTOR with the dedicated vessel:

- Raise Offshore Contractual CERTIFICATES (such as Ready For Installation Certificate) prior and after offshore operations;
- COMPANY focal point for day to day activity on board the installation vessel. Attend and report outcomes of daily vessel operations meeting held with CONTRACTOR;
- Coordination of the work of the COMPANY team on board (CPY Night Rep., Welding/NDT/Coating Inspectors, Structure/PVV/E&I Supervisors and any other specialists that may be required for the SOW)
- Ensure that safety remains the main priority at all times by checking that Contractor HSE practices are acceptable, that proper measures and procedures are being implemented by everyone concerned, and that all risks are evaluated and planned for by the Contractor
- Monitor that the work is performed in accordance with industry best practices and project specifications
- Identify deficiencies and develop solutions to assist Contractor to achieve the objectives of the project
- Check that the planning schedule is adhered to and report on any major deviations from it to the Construction Lead, suggesting solutions
- Identify critical activities and potential bottlenecks for the progress of the works
- Establish and maintain effective working relations with Contractor to ensure that Company objectives are met
- Ensure that all technical, contractual and cost information is properly recorded, collated and available for inspection/reference
- Record facts related to potential or issued CORs
- Monitor that the Contractor’s equipment, personnel and other resources are sufficient and mobilised and demobilised in good time
- Monitor the management of material supplied by the contractor for the works
- Monitor progress of the works and report to the Construction Lead daily
- Prepare or help to prepare reports for company as required
- Supervise COMPANY personnel rotation plan to cover the vessel campaign and coordinate COMPANY personnel transfers
- Is COMPANY focal point in case of an emergency on board the vessel and ensures proper implementation of the emergency response procedures as required
- Ensure operations are carried out in strict accordance with the Contract requirements and approved procedures
- Verify, validate and report any stand-by including weather stand-by
- Manage and coordinate MWS services activities on-board vessel
- Prepare comprehensive and complete Hand-over for his back to back

The service holder may also be required to assist other Company stakeholders (the TEPAb Affiliate, the Absheron URF/SPS package and Field Operations) with regards to the above activities in connection with the offshore installation of the new receiving facilities.


 Comply with the Activities described within the HSE Management System
 Take reasonable care of own Health and Safety and that of Others who may be affected by their acts at work
 Know responsibilities to environmental issues in the work areas
 Each employee, at his level of responsibility, must observe all Company Rules, Procedures and instructions in the performance of his own task

As such his duties and areas of authority are:

 Follow HSE instructions given by Managers and supervisory personnel
 Assure of the safety of his work site before commencing work
 Take the necessary measures to avert immediate threat of danger
 Exercise such caution as is necessary to avoid danger to persons and installations or to avoid pollution
 Use tools, equipment and their safeguards correctly
 Use the provided means of personal protection correctly
 Leave the workplace behind correct and orderly, upon job completion – enforce the Company Clean Desk policy
 Report any anomaly, abnormal conditions and near miss to supervisor
 Participate actively in HSE meetings, safety talks, tool boxes, training sessions and drills
 Co-operate actively in the execution of the HSE plans

Authority to suspend activities when there is a potential or actual threat to human life, the installation or the environment, and notify forthwith the responsible supervisor


Absheron gas and condensate field is located offshore approximately 100km south of Baku, and 30km away from the Oil Rocks hub of SOCAR where EPS production will sent through a subsea pipeline.
Article 6.1 of the PSA states that SOCAR and TOTAL shall establish a non-profit joint Operating Company equally owned by SOCAR and TOTAL. JOCAP is since 1st August 2018 the Operating Company for the EPS and further phases if any.

Main challenges identified for the Structure Supervisor:

- Absheron EPS Project is a fast track project with aggressive planning until First Gas
- Absheron EPS Project is developed in a new entity (JOCAP) and all procedures/actions have to be created


- To ensure the Installation of the Oil Rocks Receiving Facilities by the EPCI Contractor is carried out in accordance with the high safety standards of TOTAL and SOCAR
- To monitor the that the quality of the Installation activities executed by the EPCI Contractor is in accordance with Project standards
- To monitor the progress of the Installation activities executed by the EPCI Contractor and report on any major deviations from Project planning schedule


- Evidence at least 20 years’ experience in oil and gas offshore installation, including but not limited to :
- at least 10 years’ experience in a management role in oil and gas offshore installation
- at least 10 years’ experience in the context of large offshore oil and gas international projects
- Familiar and proven experience (minimum of 5 years) with RSES roles on similar positions
- Good understanding of the contractual relationships involved
- Good knowledge of COMPANY General Specifications (GS) referential and International codes/standards related to offshore installation
- Fluency in English (speaking and writing)


- Location: Azerbaijan, onshore during preparation phase & offshore during installation;
- Starting date: August 2019;
- Duration: 12 month, renewable;
- Rotation 4x4.

Interested applicants should submit their CV in English to
Please indicate the name of the position you are applying for in the subject line of the email.

Deadline for applications – 31th October, 2019.

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