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Job Title: Interface Leader

Location: Lagos, Nigeria

Recruiter: Deep Blue Energy Services Limited (DBESL)

Sector: Energy, Oil and Gas

About this job:

The Interfaces Leader” essential scope of work will be defined as follows:

•   Manage the interfaces internal to the Client’s packages, being directly responsible for those.

•   Coordinate the interfaces and ensure an effective flow of information at the boundary of the assigned packages, internal to the Company project team organization (i.e. SPS and FPSO packages)

•   Manage the interfaces and ensure an effective flow of information at the boundary of the assigned packages, dealing with entities external to the Company project team organization (i.e. Buoy packages bidders/contractors)

In order to reach such a target he will have prior FID to :

•   Identify interfaces key to Client’s Buoy packages delivery and ensure adequate attention is paid to these key interfaces within all interfacing packages thus preventing any negative (cost, CFT and project schedule) impact on UFR and OLT Buoy packages.

•   Identify interfaces key to SPS and FPSO packages delivery and ensure adequate attention is paid to these key intefaces within UFR and OLT Buoy packages interfacing packages thus preventing any negative (cost, CFT and project schedule) impact on SPS and FPSO packages.

•   Promote a ‘no change’ policy at interfaces in order to preserve CFT and Project Schedule

•   In case of unavoidable changes ensure complete resolution of such changes is managed across UFR packages and monitoring necessary updates in interfacing packages.

•   Propose mitigation means / solutions for interface issues resolution in coordination with Interface Leaders, Engineering Managers and Package Managers.

•   Promote and stimulate effective communication among the parties involved,

•   Assure technical cooperation in the team and with bidders in order to minimize technical and


Economical risks due to interfaces, liaising with all packages interface leaders and as need be with Engineering managers in order to assure the alignment and consistency of technical interfaces

•   Managing interface meetings, as necessary, with the different bidders in order to agree interfaces qualification / clarification addressing all qualification to reduce technical and economical risks, negotiating the best resolution of interface discrepancy

•   Keep abreast of other projects feedback, experience, know-how implementing best practices where applicable and relevant to the project phase

•   Promote effective interface management through the introduction of new tools (as necessary) to assure technical interfaces integrity and traceability of agreements/changes.

•   Develop any required register and / or ensure adequate use of interface managing tools such as eRoom.

After FID, keeping above tasks and responsibility, he will have in addition to :

•   Ensure that interfaces are executed and completed in accordance with project objectives, ensure that interfaces are formally closed and approved by all parties before the design is frozen. Monitor, update and record revision and status of interfaces, assuring interface status reports (including progress status, identification of any areas of concern and main highlights)

•   Be responsible of the overall technical integrity of interfaces

•   Manage and coordinate the data flow across the mentioned project package/contractor interfaces to ensure coherence with design basis and data set, overall design consistency and integrity, compliance with the project schedule.


•   Assist the DGM Packages in the clear definition of the interfaces among the packages and formalize the interfaces matrix. Ensure the implementation of such interface optimisations in the design of the Facilities and in the Contracting-out strategy.

•   Together with Engineering Manager, ensure design consistency and continuity throughout the packages facilities (Flowlines, Risers, Tie-in to subsea equipment and FPSO, Buoy and mooring lines installation, FPSO anchors design, Linepipe supply, Umbilicals ,etc.).

•   Ensure that the FEED Contractors implement the required coordination and interface management system & resources to have a full consistency and coherency in the Basic design studies of the Project. At a later stage, the activities will be expanded to the control and monitoring of the EPC Contractors regarding the Contractors realization / responsibilities as defined in the interface matrix of the Project.

•   Assist the UFR Package Manager, during the Call for Tender phase (and later during onshore and offshore construction phase), by anticipating operational interfaces with other parties (clashes or conflicting program). Propose solutions and participate in SIMOPS definition and resolution.

•   Attend major interface meetings, internal and external with Bidders, Contractors, Packages Contractors, Vendors, THE COMPANY specialists, Partner’s experts, etc. Lead interface and other technical meetings as required.

•   Ensure that HSE requirements are systematically considered all along the interface management process and in particular that interfaces are properly addressed during HAZID/HAZOP/PTR project audits.

•   Ensure timely follow-up of interface issues.

•   Management of interfaces, interferences and change data between Design studies (later on, between Packages) and parties. Monitoring and interface issues and control of change in order to resolve interface and change issues in a timely and organised manner according to the project procedures.

•   Consolidate and advise the Project General Manager and the Engineering Manager or DGM Packages of any schedule & commercial issues arising from changes. Shall be the coordinator of the Management of Change, for the packages providing the justification through all disciplines of the change. Ensure complete documentation of all changes, and communication of these in compliance with the The company process and the processes agreed with Partners and regulatory authorities.



HSEQ responsibilities:

•   Support and enforce the HSEQ Project objectives and directives

•   Support and implement the Project HSEQ management system (plans, procedures and specifications)

•   Ensure all HSE aspects that will relate / impact UFR packages internal and external interfaces are all addressed in particular accounting for HAZID / HAZOP / PTR project audits results.


•   The job holder will be graduated with an MSc in engineering that relates to industry at large and preferably to Petroleum industry activities (such as Mechanical Engineering, Wells & Drilling Engineering, Controls, Ocean & Subsea Engineering, preferred) ; certified copy of diploma with grade shall be provided ; ideally the candidate will be also a chartered Engineer (such as CEng MICE) or similar education level, with a sound oil & gas multi-discipline technical background in deep offshore production facilities engineering & construction, complemented by general knowledge/experience concerning the integration of subsea system surface equipment (risers, umbilicals, subsea control systems, hydraulic systems, etc) with the surface production facilities.

•   A good understanding of overall and detail planning management is essential. Pending professional experience, candidate with a Bachelors Degree (BSc) in Engineering will be also given consideration for the position.

•   Professional Experience (number of years): 10 years of relevant engineering experience in Oil and Gas Production Projects, with, preferably, some participation in FPSO and Subsea project engineering studies.

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