Company: BP
Skills: IT - Networking & Telecom, Electrical Engineering, Instrument & Controls Engineer
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Contractor
Location: Sunbury, United Kingdom
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Role Synopsis

BP has signed agreements with Kosmos Energy to develop very significant gas resources in West Africa. The agreements involve BP assuming operatorship of a very large licence position (33,000 km2) in the countries of Mauritania (62% working interest) and Senegal (32.5% effective working interest). Under the terms of the agreements BP will operate all appraisal and development activities and Kosmos will continue to operate Exploration activities in the licences, which hold world-class deepwater gas discoveries and exploration prospectively.

The licences include the Tortue field estimated to contain up to 15 Tcf of discovered gas resource, and the total licence position could contain as much as 50 Tcf of gas resource potential. The agreements also include BP's cooperation with Kosmos in an Area of Mutual Interest offshore Mauritania, Senegal, and The Gambia. The multi-year exploration activities and development project at Tortue represent an exciting and strategically significant investment opportunity for BP in an emerging world-class hydrocarbon basin.

The proposed development concept for Phase 1A includes Subsea Production System (SPS) at the field location with initially 4 subsea wells tied back to a pre-treatment FPSO on the continental shelf (120m water depth) via a 80km pipeline. Topsides weight is estimated around 16k tonnes. The FPSO will serve as a condensate storage hub and consist of 3 phase separation, gas conditioning design process capacity of 495mmscfd average for export via a 30km pipeline to a nearshore Floating LNG moored at a breakwater hub. The Hub also has a Quarters and Utilities facility which will have an operating PoB of 216 and will supply the utilities required to support the jetty systems in support of loading operations LNG.

The Instrument & Telecoms commissioning specialist role will initially be working in a central program role to work with engineering and define requirements with respect to ICSS and Telecoms e.g SIF testing, alarm management, software management of changeand rolling out consistent working practices between each of the delivery teams and contractors, will be based in London for 8 to 14 months, there will be a requirement to travel to the various delivery lines will be required.

The role will then transition to COSCO Shipyard Qidong, China for the FPSO Build and Commissioning phase and work as part of BP oversight / verification Commissioning and Start Up team to ensure EPCIC contractor plans, readiness plans and executes the FPSO Pre-commissioning and Commissioning activities of all instrument and telecoms systems to the desired quality standard in line with project requirements based in China, this will be on a 4 on / 4 off rotational pattern.

Ensuring all interfaces have been captured, managed and executed to the BP requirements.

Oversight and verification activities focused on reporting the quality of work and compliance against the standards. Where deficiencies are identified, coaching and supporting of the contractor to ensure the performance is improved.

Oversight and verification activities through readiness and into execution will be focused on reporting the quality of work and compliance against the standards. Where deficiencies are identified, coaching and supporting of the contractor to ensure the performance is improved.

The position will transition to offshore West Africa in support of the hook-up and final handover and acceptance. The position will then support start up readiness and start-up phases to achieve hydrocarbon live and production from subsea to the FPSO and export to the FLNG.Key Accountabilities:
  • Champion QHSE across the project
  • Liaise with the Company and EPCIC Contractor teams to ensure Commissioning and Start Up considerations are included and catered for in the detailed design.
  • Participate as required in the procurement cycle providing Commissioning and Start Up input and review.
  • Expedite COMPANY Engineering issues that may cause delays to MC, PC, Comm and Start Up activities.
  • Ensure inter discipline PC and Commissioning scope is being coordinated by EPCIC Contractor
  • Verify that the overall commissioning scope and execution planning is robust and fully inclusive of scope and requirements.
  • Provide oversight of vendor call-off requirements to ensure adequate and timely support to the commissioning process is met.
  • Verify the development of tools, consumables, and Commissioning and Pre Operations spares requirements to ensure adequate and timely provision to support the commissioning schedule.
  • Responsible for ensuring commissioning temporaries are identified and available by the EPCIC Contractor when required and supported by the required MoC processes.
  • Review and Approve specific discipline procedures to support the commissioning process.
  • Review and approve the development of commissioning procedures to ensure contents adequately reflect the commissioning process, performance standards requirements are captured and integrity requirements are met.
  • Ensure consistent application of Safety Integrity Testing (SIF) requirements by the contractors
  • Provide oversight that the technical reviews of commissioning documentation including participation in HAZOPS as required for commissioning procedures.
  • Ensuring Master commissioning documents are set up and maintained by the EPCIC commissioning team including as build process verification.
  • Ensure that MoC processes are followed.
  • Provide progress updates to CSU manger on a daily / weekly basis and advise where discipline technical issues need to be resolved.
  • Ensure that the management of Commissioning Engineers and resources are adequately managed by the EPCIC Contractor who are accountable for setting priorities, daily work activities and activities. Early identification of competency issues will be essential.
  • Verify the MC database is populated and updated to reflect the full status of the tags, ITR A & B sheets are adequately assigned, progressed and completed on a timely basis in line with MC schedules and project requirements.
  • Attending daily Co-ordination meetings as required to co-ordinate progress and discuss issues and concerns regarding system handover dates with Construction, Quality and Contractors.
  • Oversight of punch lists and quality closure by the EPIC
  • Ensure compliance against the EPIC Control of Work processes and procedures.
  • Provide leadership of the Operations Acceptance team to ensure the acceptance of System handovers are achieved against the skyline

Essential Education:
  • Engineering Degree or equivalent

Essential Experience and Job Requirements:
  • Has fulfilled a Lead role delivering a complex major project
  • Understanding of hull / marine and Topsides system operational requirements.
  • Committed safety leader
  • Extensive knowledge of Completions and Commissioning and project delivery
  • Excellent / proven leader of a discipline team.
  • Self-motivated, with a track record of successful onshore and offshore project execution delivery.
  • Effective communicator across multi national, multi lingual teams.
  • Ability to interface with multiple teams
  • Understands the delivery against project schedule
  • High degree of customer and delivery focus
  • Ability to coach and mentor the EPIC contractors to improve their capability to improve quality delivery and meet schedule
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

Desirable Criteria:
  • Experience in Asia / Pacific region facing contractor's desirable.
  • Experience with diverse work forces coming from a variety of experience bases world would be highly desirable.