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Offshore Construction Manager at Wood

Offshore Construction Manager

Wood Kansas City, MO Full-Time
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Wood is recruiting an Offshore Construction Manager to join our team in Brunei on the BSP Facilities Rejuvenation Project. This project aims to rejuvenate 79 offshore platforms to ensure ongoing production for the next 25 years. Wood has many years of experience in carrying out such projects all over the world and it is our intention to bring our world class systems to this project.

The Offshore Construction Manager will be responsible to the Construction Manager and report into the Construction Lead for the day to day management of offshore construction resources during the execute phase of the project. He will deliver a high standard construction capability at project level, ensuring a consistent and efficient approach is implemented at all times and will implement a continuous improvement philosophy throughout the onshore preparation and offshore during execution, delivering best practices at all times. This is an end to end rejuvenation scope and as such, will involve interfacing with other disciplines such as, planning, engineering, Workpacking, procurement, and BSP operations.

He will be expected to work Offshore in a multidiscipline team environment where the overall success of the project is paramount. Wood is looking at a right first - time approach and as such, we are looking for candidates who can rise to a challenge and are interested in being part of an innovative and driven team.

  • Conversant with the project HSSE plan and implement the HS&E procedures to ensure that all Project HSE goals are achieved and where possible exceeded
  • Demonstrate high profile and visible safety leadership by example and communication with both onshore and offshore construction teams
  • Assess and verify that the drawings and specifications provide adequate instructions for the work and advise the Construction Lead of any deficiencies or clarifications needed
  • Fully familiar with the proposed methods of construction, constructability practice, programming, and procedures and to resolve any apparent conflicts
  • Responsible for e efficient execution of the offshore construction process by using open up the day and removing complexity, maximizing wrench time while minimizing non - productive time by implementing execution efficiency methodologies
  • Ensure, before any work commences, that all items of material, equipment, scaffolding etc. required are available to avoid abortive and unproductive use of labor
  • Ensure, before any variation work is carried out offshore that an authorized instruction is available complete with authorised job cards in line with the construction execution plan
  • Ensure that all work is to the required standard and that all drawings, specifications, inspections, and certifications are strictly adhered to and as-built procedure followed
  • Provide technical assistance to the Construction Manager in the compilation of cost and progress reports
  • Plan stability, ensure that Wood construction programmes are produced and monitored in accordance with the requirements of the contract execution plan
  • Setting up performance management and review progress and monitor programmes, updating the latter when necessary in conjunction with the Construction Lead including correct timewriting and accurate reporting of plan vs actual
  • Strive to obtain maximum productivity and economical use of labor and equipment in order to keep costs within budget
  • Ensure that all Company systems of Quality Assurance are adhered to and lead the offshore quality team to complete all ITR’s and MC’s as per the project schedule.
  • Responsible for Managing the day offshore, set expectations on galley times, rules for breaks, meeting control, overtime strategy, establish rota and shift patterns
  • Ensure permit issuing efficiency, coordinate with operations tea for permit office opening times.
  • Responsible for daily progress reports, calls and 3 week / 3 month look ahead

Skills / Qualifications

Qualifications (Essential):

  • HNC in a related Engineering subject with recognized O&G discipline background
  • Fully conversant with Project Management Systems with extensive knowledge of Project Hook Up / Construction / Commissioning practices and procedures
  • IT Literate (Excel / Word / PowerPoint etc.) with experience in Completions Management Databases
  • BOSIET / Approved Offshore Medical - essential for an offshore role. Wood mandatory training, induction, risk awareness, etc.
  • Demonstrable experience in similar role or Senior position in Offshore Construction Management
  • Delivery focused with proven experience in achieving project goals whilst maintain high standards in HSEQ always
  • Extensive knowledge of the construction process, its implementation and management. Fully conversant with project management tools
  • Experienced in the production of detailed procedures / documents / reports
  • Experienced in the management of personnel and all aspects of team working
  • Extensive knowledge of O&G related HSEQ safe working practices / procedures
  • Ability to deliver training to personnel within the construction team - commitment to develop team members
  • Ability to interface and interact with Management and Client Representatives at all levels. Ability to work both at project and corporate levels
  • Experienced in Marine coordination / management activities
  • Experienced in managing third party service providers (scaffolding, painting, abseiling etc.)
  • Experienced in earned value contracts / contract environment
  • Offshore experience in similar role

Qualifications (Preferred):

  • Good Rejuvenation and Brownfield project experience
  • Experienced in Corrective Maintenance & Modifications execution
  • Managed resources in an EPC environment with marine support management interfaces
  • Working knowledge of Shell’s DEPs and SAP CMMS System
  • Demonstrated ability to manage, interface and communicate well at all levels
  • Proven track record of building teams with different backgrounds and value diverse thinking
  • Good written and verbal communication skills


  • Demonstrates a strong commitment to safety
  • Flexible - able to comply / adapt to company / client requirements
  • Delivery focused and committed to achievement of project / company goals
  • Ability to interact with management / personnel at all levels - committed team player
  • Confident and ability to work on own initiative
  • Desire to learn and develop not only self but others within team - good attitude to continuous improvement
  • Ability to work in a multi - cultural environment
  • Ability to demonstrate effective and efficient management of processes and personnel
  • Ability to demonstrate high level understanding of HSE safe working practices / procedures and their implementation
  • Ability to react to changing deadlines and achieve project goals / milestones
  • Ability to manage / maintain budget / schedule requirements
  • Ability to produce technical documents and procedures covering all aspects of the construction process
  • IT Literate in all major software packages (Word / Excel / PowerPoint etc.)
  • Ability to compile accurate data and produce detailed management reports
  • Fully Conversant with completions management software and its functionality
  • Extensive experience of construction / commissioning related activities

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Job ID: 2020-81193