CPE - Chief Pipelay Engineer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil at Naurex Group

Date Posted: 9/13/2018

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Job Description


  • Starting: ASAP
  • Location : Brazil
  • Status: ROT 6 ON / 6 OFF
  • Languages: English, French, Portuguese - if possible

Job dimension

The Vessel Chief Pipelay Engineer is responsible for the safe operation and cost effective management of the vessel pipelay systems. He/she is responsible for any modification to the pipelay system once approved. He/she will ensure that adequate reporting is provided to onshore management.
  • Safe and efficient operation and maintenance of all vessel pipelay and associated equipment
  • Supervision and mentoring of pipelay technical personnel.
  • Conduct / organise annual appraisals of pipelay technical personnel as per appraisal plan Optimising planned maintenance activities to maximise plant availability/uptime Working under Vessel Chief Engineer's responsibility for all interfaces between pipelay systems and vessel Reporting to Vessel Chief Engineer any extraordinary event such as pipelay system breakdown etc.
  • Close liaison with Vessel Chief Engineer and Offshore Construction Manager to optimise available resources, manpower, parts and equipment inventory
  • Liaising and supervising vendors and Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) representatives
  • Control of vessel pipelay repair and maintenance (R&M) budget Control of pipelay systems personnel budget
  • Providing monthly input for SBM (Ship Board Management) to OOS Accounts Preparation of maintenance and refit budget
  • Responsible for the management of all maintenance tasks, the planned maintenance system (electronic maintenance system) and unscheduled repairs that may be necessary on pipelay systems
  • Complying with OOS Business Management System Responsible for maintaining accurate records, which should be readily retrievable and conform to the OOS Business Management System Ensuring that all manuals and drawings are kept up to date
  • Approve expenditure against relevant pipelay systems cost centres as per Power
  • Reserve list Responsible for submitting pipelay systems Capex requests for inclusion in to the annual Capex submission.
  • Additionally preparation of the 5 year Capex plan. (On an ongoing basis) Responsible for submitting MRC (Major Repair Capex) requests for MRC budget preparation as well as the 5 year MRC plan (on an ongoing basis).
  • Supervision of any PSS/Supervisor Technician/Technician that would be temporary onboard the vessel (when OOS mobile pipelay equipment is onboard)
  • Responsible for safe and efficient operation of OOS mobile pipelay equipment that is temporarily onboard the vessel
  • Responsible for ordering stores and spare gear and maintaining sufficient onboard stock levels, to ensure that the pipelay system operational capabilities and safety are not jeopardised
  • Close collaboration with Vessel Chief Engineer to provide adequate support to vessel when required (breakdown, maintenance etc.)

Essential Experience/Skill/Knowledge:
  • Expected to have held a senior position within the Marine/Offshore Engineering
  • Should hold a nationally approved Marine, Mechanical or Electrical Qualification

Preferred Experience/Skill/Knowledge:
  • OND/HNC or equivalent, a Certificate of Competency combined with experience as Pipelay Systems Supervisor or Vessel Chief Engineer


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