Topside Lead

Job Title: Topside Lead
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Perth, Australia
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 2019-05-13
Reference: BH-108185
Contact Name: Joseph Symonds
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 14, 2019 07:38

Job Description

We are working with a global Oil & Gas Operator who are on the lookout for a Topside Lead to see the project through from the early stages of design, all the way through to the execution phases.
This position is located in Perth for the FEED and will move to the design location and subsequently the fabrication location which will be in SE Asia/ China. The position will report to the Platform Delivery Manager and is expected to be 5+ years duration.
Experience required:
  • Strong O&G Operator / Client side experience
  • 15+ years experience
  • Full delivery of O&G Topside projects through design to execute.
  • Mega project experience.
Job Description: 

The Topsides Lead will lead the defining, tendering of the Topsides EPCI contract and then manage the contractors to design, procure, fabricate, install, and support commissioning and start up to handover to the asset team. The Topsides Lead will need to adopt and implement efficient execution approaches from the outset founded on digital ways of working. 


The Lead accountabilities during the Define and Execute phases will include, but will not be limited to: 

  • HSSE and SP performance of project until RFSU and for building the desired HSSE culture in the owner and contractor teams to achieve Goal Zero. Shaping a culture of safe behaviours and practices throughout the project phases with application of Efficient Execution, competitive application of digitalization and use of Construction Site Safety Standards (CSSS) on site.
    • Working closely with the Jacket team to ensure and integrated design approach, with the jacket and topsides designed and fabricated such that they compatible when installed. 
    • Defining the Topsides scope, tendering, awarding and managing the respective topsides contractors from FEED through to RFSU. Manage the performance of the contractor (eyes on – hands off) while ensuring project requirements are met. 
    • Implementation of Project Basis for Design which includes the mandatory process safety requirements, while applying competitive fit for purpose industry solutions. 
    • Ensuring compliance with and timely support for all permitting and regulatory requirements. 
    • Ensuring through all phases of the Topsides define and execute phases that safety critical elements are identified, and technical integrity plans are developed and implemented, simple flawless measures are defined, agreed and implemented and that the Not Normally Manned intent is maintained throughout. 
    • Rigorous management of the topsides cost and schedule to identify early, areas for attention to the Platform delivery Manager, working with the contractors to delivery to project expectations. 
    • Capture project lessons learnt for the benefit of future Shell projects.