Offshore Package Manager
JOB TITLE: Offshore Package Manager
EMPLOYER: Joint Operating Company of Absheron Petroleum DUTY STATION: Azerbaijan
PUBLISHED: 2021-08-27 LAST UPDATED: 2021-08-27 DEADLINE: 2021-09-26

Division : PROJECT

JOB TITLE (JOB HOLDER): Offshore Package Manager


Position to report: Project Director
Present Job holder: new recruitment


Absheron Early Production Scheme (EPS) is an early development phase to target a first gas production in 2022.
JOCAP Joint Operating Company of Absheron Petroleum is managing the EPS phase through an EPCI contract with BOS Shelf for the Surface facilities and tie-ins to Azneft Oil Rocks facilities, and through a Technical Services agreement with TOTAL EP Absheron for the subsea facilities. Absheron development reference agreements are PSA, JOA and addendums.
The current execution phase of the project is approaching completion of onshore fabrication activities, load-out and installation of fabricated modules, jackets and bridges offshore. The efficient execution of construction works in offshore, specifically Hook-up works and Oil Rocks tie-ins, will be a key to successful hand-over of newly built facilities to JOCAP commissioning team and operator.
Package Manager is directly managing Hook-up and Brownfield offshore construction teams.


The jobholder is accountable for demonstrating an exemplary behaviour with regard to HSE rules & requirements, and with regard to the Company Ethics and “Code of Conduct” policy. The jobholder is accountable for implementing HSE rules and Quality Assurance / Quality Check & processes within his/her area of responsibility. The jobholder is accountable for ensuring that required HSE competencies are within the offshore team, and that offshore team understand and respect HSE Management rules and principles on the Site. (see below HSE responsibilities)

The jobholder is responsible for the management of all the activities related to the preparation and execution of offshore Hook-up and Oil Rocks tie-ins scope of EPCI contract. He/She is responsible. to organise, manage, follow-up and control all the offshore related tasks (including planning, manning, preparation, execution and completion of works) performed by JOCAP Hook-Up and Brownfield teams (under his responsibility) and all the activities performed by BOS Shelf and his subcontractors.
The jobholder is responsible for control and managing of the budget and schedule of the package.
The jobholder shall ensure, with support of the Hook-up lead and Brownfield project engineer that all engineering deliverables are timely issued and fit for purpose and that engineering, procurement and construction interfaces and issues are dully dealt with.
The jobholder is also responsible of all offshore construction activities that will be performed by the EPCI Contractor.
The jobholder shall, in the performance of these responsibilities, efficiently control the budget and expenditures related to the package by finding means to increase quality and productivity and reduce non-productive time.
The jobholder directly manages JOCAP hook-up and brownfield teams, shall inform and motivate them adequately by setting clear priorities and directions for the performance of their duties to meet the objectives of the Project. He/She interfaces and requests support from project control, QHSE, onshore construction and engineering team as required by his/her scope.

The job holder shall:

- define, implement and manage efficient team organization, and identify synergies in term of resources (HSE, engineering, quality, and project control in particular) with other project and JOCAP entities.
- co-ordinate all the activities of the hook-up and brownfield teams by informing, supporting and directing personnel in their roles, responsibilities and objectives.
- manage and control Contractor performance in accordance with the contractual requirements in all areas including HSE, QA/QC, technical requirements, costs and schedule.
- deliver and handover to JOCAP commissioning team facilities with the required quality, safety level and fitness for purpose.
- ensure the package interfaces with Onshore Fabrication, T&I, Operations, Commissioning teams, Azneft are identified and managed.
- ensure adequate and timely reporting to the Project Director (progress, achievement, underperformance, concerns).
- assist, as requested, Project Director with CONTRACTOR PARTIES relations regarding offshore works matters.
- gather ‘lessons learnt’ and provide feedback to JOCAP entities as required.


The jobholder shall:

- 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 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
- Ensure the use of tools, equipment and their safeguards is done correctly
- Participate actively in HSE meetings, safety talks, tool boxes, training sessions and drills
- Co-operate actively in the execution of the HSE plans


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.

Main challenges identified for the Offshore Package Manager:

- Absheron EPS Project offshore activities are on the critical path of the schedule for delivery of the First Gas
- Absheron EPS Project is developed in a new entity (JOCAP) and all procedures/actions have to be created
- EPCI contractor got limited (to none) experience of works execution in offshore, as well as preparatory activities
- Oil Rocks tie-ins are executed by OGCT working to local norms and practices
- Entire scope is under reimbursable mode
- Brownfield works are executed on facilities that belong to tier operator (Azneft)


- To achieve efficient and sophisticated preparation for offshore works by Contractor, e.g. provision of manning / methodology / tools and materials / facilities / logistics means etc with support of hook-up and brownfield project team.
- To ensure construction and pre-com activities carried out by the EPCI Contractor are carried out in accordance with the high safety standards of JOCAP.
- To monitor that the quality and productivity of the Construction activities executed by the EPCI Contractor is in accordance with Project standards.
- To monitor the progress of the construction and pre-commissioning activities executed by the EPCI Contractor and report on any major deviations from Project planning schedule.


- At least 10 years’ experience in in oil and gas project environment, with an extensive experience in brownfield and offshore activities; 5 years of managerial experience.
- Robust experience in coordinating/managing multi-disciplines team and very good level of technical understanding of all disciplines concerned
- Strong safety and quality culture in oil and gas International standards
- Good management skills and understanding of the contractual relationships involved
- Fluency in English (speaking and writing); fluency in Azerbaijani or Russian (alternatively Turkish).

Interested applicants should submit their CV in English to

For candidates: Please indicate the name of the position  you are applying for in the subject line of the email. Otherwise your candidacy will not be considered.

Deadline for applications – 27 September, 2021.

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