Vacancy for Site Discipline Lead - Naval / Structure at BW Offshore

 Employment Nigeria 16-Dec-2017 NIGERIA , O Level   Engineering  

BW Offshore a leading global provider of floating production services to the oil and gas industry, with a fleet of 15 FPSOs and one FSO. We are recruiting to fill the position of:

POSITION : Site Discipline Lead - Naval / Structure 


The  position will support the Naval / Structural engineering requirements on BW Offshore's FPSO Life extension projects in Nigeria and render technical support to other internal activities.

Key Tasks

  • Take a lead in all phases of FPSO Life extension projects from scope definition, engineering solutions, procurement technical assistance, construction, commissioning to completion

Responsible for designing the FPSO, including:

  • Maintain continuous efforts on structural design optimization to reduce steel weight as a safety insure, cost effective and construction friendly manner
  • Ensure the design meets regulatory, class, client and corporate requirements
  • Develop material take-off and cost input for Naval and Structural discipline
  • Give input to the master equipment list
  • Take a lead in Naval and Structural discipline activities and shape company engineering standards and best practices within the field
  • Coordinate, plan and schedule Naval and Structural activities to ensure a logical sequence and timely preparation, review and revision of all related documents, as well as check and/or approve deliverables from the discipline, and assure schedule and quality are attained
  • Actively drive the development of relevant RFQ’s for module yards, integration yards, newbuild shipyards and equipment packages and prepare technical bid evaluations (input)
  • Create hull and other structural designs (e.g. riser porch, offloading extension, flare, module support stools, topside modules)
  • Contribute to development of primary, secondary and tertiary structural designs
  • Perform stability analysis
  • Perform global structural strength and fatigue analysis
  • Ensure general arrangement layout
  • Follow-up design development, construction and testing activities
  • Review vendor documentation to ensure compliance with project requirements
  • Proactively support and cooperate with all engineering disciplines to achieve optimal design results, including relevant input and comments to other discipline deliveries
  • Work closely with and actively support Supply Chain, Estimation, Planning and other project teams
  • Review and approve deliverables from suppliers and contractors
  • Lead technical clarifications towards clients, sub suppliers, class and yard
  • Liaise with class, regulator and client for the submission of documents and close out of comments
  • Support Technical Maintenance & Support team, Operation Managers and offshore Units as and when required, including visiting Units in operation as needed for technical support and troubleshooting
  • Act as a mentor and resource for new employees, less experienced colleagues and consultants

Qualifications :  Master’s degree in Naval Architecture/Marine Engineering


  •  10+ years of relevant experience within the shipping and offshore industry
  •  3 to 5 years of experience within the FPSO industry

Interpersonal Skills:

  • Ability to deliver in a high pressure, fast pace project environment
  • Ability to deliver high quality work on time
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary/multinational environment
  • Team player with the ability to lead
  • Proactive and able to work independently, applying a structured and systematic approach
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to ask relevant questions and provide thorough explanations


  • In depth knowledge of the relevant requirements of the classification societies and international rules and regulations
  • Understand the various engineering disciplines and their interaction
  • Good knowledge of electronic database systems and working IT applications
  • Fluent in English (oral and written)


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