Company: Transocean
Skills: Project Management, Planner / Scheduler
Experience: 5 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Houston, Texas, United States
No location/work authorization restrictions found.

Operations Group
Transocean is focused on being the employer of choice for the drilling industry.
We are challenging ourselves every day to push the performance of the company through technological advances and passion for our work.

Job Summary
Plan, manage and sometimes execute small projects that may include minor new construction, modifications, upgrades and repairs to a variety of offshore drilling rig configurations. The position requires technical and administrative control of the project in accordance with the agreed/authorized project objectives, schedule, commercial target, internal/external customer requirements as well as regulatory body and class society requirements.
Job Description

Plan and in some cases manage projects with respect to engineering, scope of work, budget, schedule, quality, safety, contract administration and personnel issues through all project phases in accordance with the Stage Gate Handbook, Company policies, standards and project objectives.
Be the project focal point for all stake holders.
Manage schedule and cost optimization in preparation for project execution.
Travel to locations to do site surveys, scheduling reviews and planning with operations team. (expected travel is approximately 40% of the year)
Plan commissioning and rig acceptance with customer. Work closely with engineering and technical field support departments to develop work packs and schedules using their knowledge, experience and lessons learned.
Negotiate and process shipment and vendor contract negotiations.
Monitor and report project deliverables vs budget, target milestones and critical path.
Manage project team to ensure assigned duties are completed.
Ensure all phases of the performance appraisal are completed for all project team personnel including both employees and contractors using the applicable Company system.
Ensure safe execution of all aspects of all project activities in accordance with Company safety management processes.
Coordinate project requirements with other departments, classification society and customer.
Develop, review, administer, control, and authorize project expenditures as required.

Ensure correct work control paperwork / documentation is in place for each task to be undertaken and that such documentation is properly completed and filed at the end of the task. Ensure all safety measures are used during work activities and assist in maintaining safety items, materials and equipment in proper working condition. Participate in Emergency Drills. Participate in Safety and Pre-Tour or Project Meetings as required. Participate in START process with crews. Audit written Risk Assessment for hazardous activities.


Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering, Project Engineering / Management or equivalent experience combined with 5 years project related experience. Project Management Institute (PMP) Certification preferred.

Minimum of 4 years major international project and working on MODU projects in shipyards. It is preferred to have experience in engineering, shipyard construction, project execution and/or operational experience with various kinds of MODUs.

Good knowledge of project management techniques including planning, budget control, contract administration and resource administration. Good verbal and written communication skills. Experienced with world wide shipyards. Familiar with drilling industry technique is preferable.

Job requires employee to work with others as a team and travel (40%) It is important to have good reporting; good problem solving and interpersonal skills.

Oversee/Team Lead for Project Teams - 3-5 Employees and/or Contractors

Must have sound vision and methodology for planning complex future tasks with particular emphasis on the ability to expediently resolve critical problems related to project issues (design or technical issues, planning, contract, budget, delivery delays, etc.)

Routinely required to make major decisions regarding project which may affect the Company.


  • HSE Essentials
  • HSE Excellence
  • START: Transocean online training: RIGCentral / HR/Training / OJT / ILS Integrated Learning Solutions



  • GMS -online training
  • Primavera - internal training
  • ICS/ RMS/ - internal training
  • TOP SET INVESTIGATION: Transocean online training: RIGCentral / HR/Training / OJT > ILS Integrated Learning Solutions




  • APT/Gateway/Compass - internal training

If you want to push yourself to great achievement, let Transocean develop your career.


No matter where in the world Transocean people are working, we are all pioneers at heart. We don’t shrink from challenges. They inspire us. Which is why we’ve been a company of firsts since our inception. Although we come from different countries, cultures and backgrounds, we’re united by our shared pursuit of excellence. We value the different perspectives represented throughout our organization, recognizing that our people are our most valuable asset. 


In today’s competitive environment, when Transocean has asked our employees to embrace a performance culture that requires us to constantly seek improvement no matter how productive we are, our team has risen to the occasion. And in fact, they are changing the way we operate. If you are motivated by a work environment that consistently challenges you, one where you can have an impact that is felt on every rig and on the bottom lines of both Transocean and our customers, we encourage you to browse our available positions below and at


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