Project Interface engineer
JOB TITLE: Project Interface engineer
EMPLOYER: Joint Operating Company of Absheron Petroleum DUTY STATION: Azerbaijan
PUBLISHED: 2021-02-12 LAST UPDATED: 2021-02-15 DEADLINE: 2021-03-14

Direction : Joint Venture and Development
Division : PROJECT
JOB TITLE (JOB HOLDER) - Project Interface engineer


Position to report: Platform Package Manager / Engineering Lead


Absheron Early Production Scheme (EPS) is an early development phase to target a first gas production in 2022. EPS project consists of:

- single subsea well connected through a 33-35 km insulated 12” line to receiving platform which is bridge linked to existing SOCAR Oil Rocks facilities,
- one receiving platform where gas and liquids will be separated. HP gas, LP gas and condensate / water will be metered separately and the three streams will flow to SOCAR Oil Rocks facilities.

The design production rates of the EPS are: 152 m of HP gas, 12 kStb/d of condensate and 500 Stb/d of water. EPS project encompass greenfield scope of work as well as brownfield modifications on Oil Rocks.

JOCAP Joint Operating Company will manage the EPS phase through Technical Services agreements with SOCAR and TOTAL, who will conduct on its behalf both Drilling operations and Subsea Project scope (SPS, UFR). Platform scope and brownfield tie-ins is executed by JOCAP. Absheron development reference agreements are PSA, JOA and addendums.


Management of external technical Interfaces between different project packages:

- The Oil Rocks Receiving Facilities & Tie In under EPCI with BOS Shelf
- The subsea part (SPS and URF) under TSA/WO4 with TEPAB
- Oil Rocks existing facilities (Azneft / SOCAR)

Support package manager in execution phase with a focus on coordination of detailed design activities:

- Brownfield modifications on Oil Rocks existing facilities within the scope of the Project,
- Platform Topsides,
- Pier / Bridge / Vent and substructures (jackets).

The job holder shall:

- Focus on brownfield modifications work unit and be responsible for design and procurement execution.
- Control the scope and execution progress of brownfield package.
- Manage technical interfaces with brownfield existing facilities owner (Oil Rocks, Azneft).
- Support Engineering Lead in day-to-day activities.
- Manage technical queries (TQRs) and deviations (DERs) process.
- Manage design subcontractors MDRs and its conformity to contractual requirements.
- Control and manage internal documents review distribution matrices.
- Control design interfaces: interfaces with external packages (URF,SPS) and with existing facilities (Oil Rocks).
- Ensure that the split of responsibility between work packages are well identified, defined with no ambiguities and being respected.
- Follow up the implementation of interface responsibilities and requirements between Contractors.
- Promote timely identification of potential interface problems as they arise.
- Expedite the exchange of Interface Task Sheet involving contractors as necessary.
- Ensure Interface Task Register (ITR) and Interface Document Register (IDR) are up-to-date.
- Liaise with Document Control team to assist in consolidation of the interface management records.
- Assist in drafting Contractual Letters to main Service Provider.
- Participate / Chair meetings with contractor and subcontractors as engineering team representative, control MOMs delivery and actions follow-up.
- Promote key elements of JOCAP HSE culture.
- Prepare and issue Technical Notes as necessary (management decision support, JV request).
- Be a focal point for technical part of change management of Platform scope package on Project side.
- Be in charge of Engineering group reporting.


- 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
- 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/AZNEFT where EPS production will be sent through a subsea pipeline.

As per Article 6.1 of the PSA, JOCAP is the Operating Company for the EPS and further phases of development if any.

Main challenges identified for the Interface engineer:

- Absheron EPS Project is a fast track project with aggressive planning until First Gas.
- Absheron EPS Project is developed by a new entity (JOCAP) and all procedures are newly created.
- The work will be distributed in various places in the world which will lead to a complex package management.
- Project is split in packages, and in addition to that Platform design scope split into a number of subcontracts by main contractor.


- Engineering quality and progress for Brownfield scope of work
- Distribution and expediting of all design documentation review within contractual time frame
- Management of Technical Queries and Deviations
- Appropriate quality for the interfaces executed by Services provider and EPCI contractor
- Respect of the time schedule for the interfaces executed by Services provider and EPCI contractor
- Control of the Change Orders for the interfaces executed by Services provider and EPCI contractor
- 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, and for ensuring that required HSSE competencies are within his team.


- O&G process and construction practices - 3
- Project Organization and Coordination - 4
- Engineering - 3
- Scheduling - 3
- Documentation review/control - 3
- Knowledge of package interfaces - 4


- Project management - 3
- Team management - NA
- Knowledge of Company rules/procedures - 3
- Knowledge of Company referential - 3
- Management of contractors/subcontractors- 3
- Relationship with Services Providers - 4

Observations: Professional Experience (years): 10.

Background shall include competence in Civil/Structural discipline; experience of EPC project phase (project engineer position), work experience with Azerbaijani norms and standards. Fluent written / spoken English.

Level / Diploma: Engineer, or equivalent

Interested aplicants should submit their CV in English to

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