Company: NES Fircroft
Skills: Construction Manager
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Contractor
Location: Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom


Our Operator Client is playing a key role in meeting the world's energy needs through the safe, efficient and responsible production of hydrocarbons.
We work hard to produce oil and gas safely and responsibly. Through a combination of activities, they aim to achieve Net Zero for Scope 1 and Scope 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 2035. 

Our Client are seeking an Onshore Construction Senior Advisor to work on the VNZ Onshore Pipeline development, as an essential part of the VNZ CO2 Transport & Storage project (VNZ). The V Net Zero pipeline will transport captured carbon dioxide from the Immingham industrial site to the site of the former Theddlethorpe Gas Terminal (TGT), 53km away. From there, the captured carbon emissions will be transferred along an existing subsea pipeline, before being injected into existing depleted gas reservoirs, 9,000 feet deep and 120km off the coast in the North Sea. This process is called ‘carbon capture and storage' and is one of several important ways for the UK to achieve its target of achieving Net Zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Meeting the UK's target of achieving Net Zero carbon emissions by 2050 will require reduced emissions of carbon dioxide from existing industries within the Humber and Greater Lincolnshire region. Carbon capture, transport and storage offers a way to maintain these vital industries, enabling retention of high-valve jobs in the region and providing the low-carbon infrastructure needed to promote the development of new industries and investment in Lincolnshire and the Humber.

This new role will work alongside an experienced and motivated multi-disciplinary project team on a large-scale Energy Transition project that which will put the Humber and Lincolnshire region at the forefront of carbon capture and storage technology in the UK.

Purpose of Role:
• Ensure that the V Net Zero onshore pipeline construction plans are robust and deliverable.
• Influence the development of commitments in the V Net Zero onshore pipeline Development Consent Order to ensure pipeline constructability is considered and remains robustly deliverable.
• Support the project team in onshore preparation for execution of construction activities.
• Subject matter expert in onshore pipeline design and construction.
• Coordinate construction activities with Completions and Handover systems and processes to drive safety, consistency, and efficiency


Areas of Responsibility Competence Level:
• Ensure the requirements for constructability of the onshore pipeline remain aligned to the Development Consent Order commitments, working together with the Project Team develop the landowner engagement plan to set out how construction activities and related communications will be managed with stakeholders.
• Responsible to define criteria for all onshore pipeline constructability elements, including but not limited to traffic management plans, onshore laydown and construction parks, and site access and security provisions.
• Responsible to define the project construction objectives and working together with the Project Team define the safety and quality management requirements relating to pipeline construction, including welding and inspection, and hydro-testing programme.
• Working together with the Project Team input to appropriate tender criteria and complete technical evaluations as required.
• Responsible to maintain the onshore pipeline construction delivery plan and identify changes or arising risks to the associated cost estimate.
• Responsible to ensure contract deliverables, documents and specifications are produced to suit the project requirements and meet the project schedule, ensuring that construction activities are in line with HSEQ procedures and industry best practice.
• Responsible point of contact for all construction related activities and co-ordination with multi-discipline project engineering team.
• Responsible to perform technical assurance for construction to ensure procedural compliance and ensure contractor safety plan is delivered to project specific requirements.
• Responsible to support the development of seamless transition to Commissioning teams and to develop construction management systems, processes and procedures to enable the effective transition to operations.
• Mobilise to site throughout project, including a presence during key parts of the construction process, with potential for extended periods in the Humber and Lincolnshire areas during this time.

Critical Skills, Qualifications Experience, etc.:
• Prior experience of UK, or European, onshore pipeline construction.
• Prior experience of liaising with landowners and other critical stakeholders during construction of onshore pipelines or other linear construction projects.
• Significant experience in construction delivery role, including onshore pipeline installation.
• Good knowledge of relevant industry codes and standards, previous or current certification advantageous.
• Significant knowledge of all project phases and experience with project sanction processes.
• Significant experience working directly with construction personnel and procedures, including initiation, management, and handover of onshore works.
• Experience of working within multi-disciplined teams and interfacing with Contractor and Projects organisation through construction, commissioning and start-up
• Demonstrated strong technical competence, particularly in relation to onshore pipeline design, planning and execution phases
• Strong interpersonal, communication and teamwork skills
• Ability to work within a diverse cultural environment
• Strong written and oral communication skills

With over 90 years' combined experience, NES Fircroft (NES) is proud to be the world's leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining, Automotive and Chemicals sectors worldwide.With more than 100 offices in 45 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. We offer contractors far more than a traditional recruitment service, supporting with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market-leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.