Skills: Construction Superintendent
Experience: 15 + Years
Education: High School/Secondary
Employment Type: Rotational Contractor
Location: Houston, Texas, United States

In order to apply for this position, applicants MUST meet the following criteria. If your resume does not match these criteria, you will not be able to apply for this position.

Authorized to work in: US




Tasks and Responsibilities of the Lay System Superintendent include (but are not limited to):

  • Supervising shift Equipment Technicians in support of project operations, including the operation, repair, and maintenance of the lay system (including reels/carousels, tension machines, winches, product handling cranes, CCTV systems, and Communications systems)
  • Assist the Offshore Construction Manager in ensuring that the offshore operations are carried out in an organized and controlled manner, conforming to the company QHS&E requirements
  • Ensuring Equipment Technicians are tasked accordingly, taking due account of their skills and competence.
  • Carry out toolbox talks at the start of each shift and for none standard operations.
  • Reviewing the manner in which equipment is being operated and reporting any activities which may
  • subject the equipment to damage or create unsafe conditions.
  • Ensuring relevant equipment-related matters are brought to the attention of the onshore Vessel Technical
  • Manager, including Company technical documentation requiring to be updated, i.e. Operation and Maintenance Manuals, Drawings, Circuit Diagrams, etc.
  • Ensuring relevant equipment records are maintained and electronic copies are kept onboard and passed on to the technician team.
  • Monitoring the usage of relevant spares and consumables required to facilitate repair and maintenance activities. Advising Vessel Technical Manager of spares required, in order to maintain stock level.
  • Immediately reporting any equipment failure to the OCM, making aware that suspension of operations may be required.
  • Advising the OCM of the anticipated duration of repairs required and the operational constraints on continuing activities with faulty equipment.
  • Maintaining the Equipment Shift Log to enable an adequate handover to the oncoming Lay System Superintendent
  • Assisting in commissioning, testing and monitoring of appropriate equipment as required
  • Ensuring that Equipment Technicians wear the appropriate PPE and safety equipment in performance of their duties
  • Ensure that Company Health, Safety, Drugs and Alcohol policies are adhered to at all times.
  • Supervise shift Equipment Technicians in support of project operations, including the operation, repair, and maintenance of relevant onboard project equipment.
  • Ensure applicable Company and Third Party equipment is operated and maintained in accordance with Company procedures.
  • Ensure project equipment operations are performed as directed by the OCM and Vessel Technical Manager.
  • Ensure equipment reporting is performed accurately, expediently and efficiently in accordance with Company procedures.




  • Minimum 15 years' experience working in the offshore construction industry
  • Extended knowledge in Marine and Subsea operations with experience operating flexible or rigid product lay systems
  • High school graduate
  • Ability to lead teams with strong leadership and communication skills
  • In possession of relevant trade certificate (Electrical/Mechanical/Subsea)
  • Valid Offshore Medical
  • BOSIET Training or Equivalent (OPITO standard)
  • Fluent both in spoken and written English
  • Knowledge of DP Vessel Operations