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

Joint Operating Company of Absheron Petroleum

Direction : Joint Venture and Development
Division : PROJECT


Installation Methods Engineer


Position to report: Construction Lead Present

Job holder: new recruitment JOB DIMENSIONS

Job Description

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 manages 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 BOS Shelf for the receiving facilities and tie-ins to the Oil Rock facilities.
Absheron development reference agreements are PSA, JOA and addendums.


The job holder’s overall responsibility is to provide support for the design and installation engineering (including vessel anchor patterns, marine spread mobilisation, vessels operations, etc..) required for the Installation of the Oil Rocks Receiving Facilities, in order to ensure that all the Installation activities are planned 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:

• Follow up on project requirements, design criteria, functional requirements, codes and rules for the performance of activities related to the Installation of the Oil Rocks Receiving Facilities (engineering, fabrication, qualification, testing, preparation, execution of installation operations).
• Follow up on installation engineering activities for the proper execution of the PLATFORM package, this includes mobilization/
sea-fastening/load-out (and associated calculation notes), transportation (vessel stability…), installation.
• Submit action plans as required for the proper execution of the activities under his responsibility.
• Prepare necessary supporting technical documents related to design and installation engineering.
• Ensure adequate technical support to Construction Lead during all phases of the project (Clarification, Preparation, Vessel
Mobilization and Execution) for all technical matters.
• Participate as Company reference for design and installation engineering topics during Clarification/Preparation/Execution phases.
• Ensure that Contractor works as per the Project Specifications.
• Participate to the interface management as part of the installation team.
• Ensure, in cooperation with the Company HSE Team, that risk assessments are properly conducted.
• Assess the suitability of mitigation measures proposed by Contractor during Risk Assessment.
• Follow as technical support the offshore installation works and manage all Management of Changes.
• Manage and ensure that the as-built documentation is properly prepared and handed over to Company.
• Ensure that all surveys (pre-engineering, pre-installation, post-installation, etc.) are prepared, carried out and handed over to
• Record facts related to potential or issued Change Order Requests
• Review Contractor design dossier, procurement engineering (datasheets, specifications…), fabrication engineering associated
ITPs, installation methods statements, procedures/workplans/calculation notes.
• Participate or lead, as required, meetings with Contractor.
• Ensure with Company RSES proper ad equation between design and installation engineering, and physical execution of the work.
• Provide offshore assistance and manage major changes during critical phases of operations and tests.
• Review and validate when relevant the Management of Change Requests.
• Ensure adequate and timely reporting to Construction Lead (progress, concerns), and, as a general manner, anticipates problems, optimizes, improves, offers solutions with regards to his discipline.


 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 this position:

- 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 Offshore Operations and Installation Activities of the Oil Rocks Receiving Facilities by the EPCI Contractor are carried out in accordance with the highest safety standards.
• To ensure that all necessary installation engineering documents are in place and signed by all relevant parties for the needs prior starting offshore campaign.
• To monitor the progress of the Preparation and Execution of the activities executed by the EPCI Contractor and report on any major deviations from Project planning schedule.


Service Holder must have:

• At least 10 years of technical and operational experience and knowledge on similar offshore projects within discipline with an extended capability of application.
• Proven experience in design and installation engineering.
• Proven ability in the knowledge and understanding of planning / schedules, forecasting and risk management.
• Extended capability in managing self – time management, setting priorities, creative thinking, etc...
• Extended capability in developing working relationships through effective communication.
• Fluent in English


• Location: Azerbaijan, Baku, BOS Shelf yard
• Starting date: 4 QTR 2019
• Duration: 1 year

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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