Operations Superintendent

Job Title: Operations Superintendent
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Aberdeen, Scotland
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: 2018-04-02
Reference: 79829
Contact Name: Sean Smith
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 23, 2018 15:05

Job Description

NES Global Talent is currently looking for an Operations Superintendent with considerable experience of the oil and gas industry, predominantly gained in a production operations environment, for a 12 month contract based in Aberdeen. This role will predominantly be based onshore with the possibility of the odd trip offshore, and you will be required to deputise for the Operations Manager when he’s unavailable or for larger projects. We are also looking for someone who has significant experience within leadership roles and have an understanding of manned & unmanned sites, along with experience on start-up’s and shutdowns.


Responsibilities & skills required:
  • Strive to create a safe workplace and to protect the environment in compliance with health, safety and environmental regulations
  • Responsible for delivery of the asset business plan in terms of production volumes and lifting costs
  • Responsible for effective and successful management of the 90 day and 28 day Asset plans.
  • Contribute to the development of the field optimization strategy and the business planning process.
  • Creates the first draft Operations and Maintenance budget.
  • Maintains close liaison with Commercial Department to ensure compliance with all commercial agreements/JOA.    
  • Responsible for understanding where production loss occurs and ensuring that recover/improvement plans are put in place.  Recommend and, where authorised, carry out improvement initiatives.
  • Continually review, suggest and implement improvements in efficiency of production operations (including maintenance), through effective communication with other assets.  Share and adopt best practices across the company and support and identify opportunities to enhance consistency and alignment between assets, where practicable.
  • Monitor the performance of relevant key contractors, and in-house support functions, developing highly positive and constructive relationships with key contacts.
  • Provide leadership, direction and coaching to onshore personnel to enhance levels of performance and competency.
  • Support recruitment, selection, training and competency programmes for onshore teams, to ensure the effective resourcing of field operations.
  • Work on a peer to peer relationship with OIM’s ensuring daily communication and mutual understanding of issues, mitigations and opportunities. 
  • Ability to understand business plans and to relate them into day to day operations
  • Good understanding and awareness of commercial agreements and industry compliance requirements
  • Understanding and awareness of local area operating agreements
  • Good working knowledge and application of relevant UK industry regulations relating to the oil and gas industry
  • Sound working knowledge and demonstration of safe working practices
  • Familiar with quality processes and the application of continuous improvement tools desirable
  • Proven ability to interact effectively at all levels and encourage a team ethos across core crew and subcontractors
  • Highly effective relationship-builder internally and externally
  • Ability to work in a fast moving, customer focused environment whilst maintaining the highest ethical integrity.