Operations Engineer

LOCATION: Base - Aberdeen

SALARY: Competitive

CLOSING DATE: 31/05/2022

At Stena Drilling we operate our business with a focus on our core values of Care, Innovation and Performance.   With a worldwide operational presence, we are one of the world’s foremost independent drilling contractors leading the way in offshore innovation and realise the importance of our world-class employees in the successful delivery of our safe, innovative, and efficient operations.

Stena Drilling currently have a very exciting opportunity for an Operations Engineer to join our Operations department, based in Aberdeen, reporting to the Operations Manager.

Some of the duties and responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Assist Aberdeen Operations team with day-to-day duties and provide support for rig operations from Aberdeen.
  • Provide support to ongoing rig operations as part of Aberdeen Operations team.
  • Assist, attend and review of local Authorities/Client/ Aberdeen inspections & audits, prepare action list for closeout when required.
  • Prepare, as required, reports and presentations for Aberdeen Operations Management.
  • Maintain IADC list & work with Rig Assigned Operations team to ensure only one controlled version is available to Clients.
  • Act as Single Point of Contact for Rig Importation Preparation when required.
  • Assist in the preparation of vessel tenders and rig start-up via SPOC/RIP Coordinator
  • Assist to Coordinate/Facilitate Client start-up preparations.
  • Attend Meetings/Conference Calls as required by Aberdeen Operations.
  • Assist on any upgrades/ Retrofit/SPS project work as required by Aberdeen Operations.
  • Attend Commissioning/SIT/FAT’s as required
  • Assist Aberdeen Operations and Rig Management to ensure rigs follow Company policy  & procedures.
  • Support Aberdeen Operations with tender process & contract review.
  • As required complete gap analysis of industry and Client standards against Stena Drilling policies and procedures.
  • Assist in review of company procedures and generation of new in conjunction with Aberdeen Operations, Vessel & Onshore Rig Management.
  • Take part in relevant industry workshops (HSE/ IADC ).
  • Compile and send out operational reports, including but not limited to ‘Weekly Operational Summary’ & ‘Fleet Look ahead’
  • Drilling Programs/IADC Reports & Support:
    • Co-ordinate review of Drilling Programs as per company policy & collate completed review documents from vessels/ Rig Assigned Operations team.
    • Participate in Drilling Well On Paper (DWOP), Hazard Identification (HAZID), Hazard Operability (HAZOP) and After Action Review (AAR) meetings as required
    • Identify any issues with Daily Drilling Reports to Rig Manager/ Assigned Operations Engineer
    • Support offshore personnel with any issues with the Drilling Report reporting software
  • NPT Performance:
    • Track well performance and investigate areas of Non-Productive Time (NPT). Ensure records are maintained and reviewed in order to publish trends
    • Confirm that NPT statistics conform to monthly signed rig timesheets
  • Carry out one offshore visit per month to ensure continued exposure to offshore operations
  • Participate and support on-call duty rota.
  • Visit equipment vendors & sub-contractors as instructed by Rig Manger or Aberdeen.
  • Any other duties as required by the Operations Manager.

Suitable applicants should ideally have:

  • Experience within a similar role, preferability working for a drilling contractor.
  • Suitable offshore experience.
  • Ideally have suitable University Degree.
  • Strong personable skill.
  • Ability to multi task and prioritise.
  • Strong Microsoft Office, Project and Power Point Skills.

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