Vacancy Details

Offshore Construction Superintendent

Offshore Construction Superintendent

Job Purpose

The purpose of the Superintendent (Offshore Construction) is to support the Head Fabrication to manage the onshore and offshore fabrication requirements of the Project, to ensure objectives are met within the approved scope, budget and schedule; and to ensure that all work is completed in accordance with safety and quality standards applicable to the work.

Key Accountabilities

(Duties include but not limited to)

  • Undertake line management responsibility for Site Safety performance.
  • Assist the Head Fabrication in executing Project responsibilities.
  • Manage all construction requirements of the Project, to ensure the technical objectives are met within the approved scope, budget and schedule.
  • Oversee the planning and execution of fabrication, construction, hook-up and mechanical completion.
  • Ensure construction interfaces with Project PMT, Site PMT and Contractors are effectively managed.
  • Support external interfaces with RLC and other operators.
  • Monitor Contractor performance and provide advice as necessary, to ensure design goals, design philosophies and specification are achieved.
  • Coordinate the input and review the development of Contractor detailed engineering, procurement, schedule and execution plans, to complete the work.
  • Schedule and arrange technical support to shareholders.
  • Lead, monitor, and approve Contractor construction work.
  • Monitor and appraise the Constractor's performance for safety, quality, cost and schedule; ensure that appropriate corrective actions are taken when needed.
  • Verify physical progress and approve or endorese Contractor invoices, as appropriate.
  • Ensure Contractor design documents and other submittals are reviewed and approved in accordance with the EPC contract requirements.
  • Ensure technical aspects of the Risk Management Plan are managed effectively.
  • Review and approve design changes, specification revisions and exceptions in accordance with the Project Management of Change (PMOC) processes.
  • Coordinate all construction changes, including justification for cost and schedule impacts, in accordance with the PMOC procedure.
  • Provide technical support to procurement activities.
  • Ensure the construction expectations of the Quality Assurance plan are met.
  • Prepare technical presentations for review with senior management.
  • Provide technical support to procurement activities.
  • Ensure the construction expectations of the Quality Assurance plan are met.
  • Prepare technical presentations for review with senior management.

Reporting and Relationships

  • Reports to Brownfield and Subsea Fabrication Head
  • Direct reports: None


  • Continuous contacts across Project Construction Team & Brownfield Team


  • Frequent contacts with shareholders, subcontractors, vendors.

Job Context & Major Challenge(s)

  • Work effectively within established procedures, or create and endorse new procedures as necessary to further develop the Project Management philosophy.
  • Work on large capital expenditure projects in a highly dynamic team environment, with tight deadlines, high pressure and visibility, requiring accuracy, initiative and the ability to multi task.
  • Overall responsibility and accountability for construction work produced by the Project.
  • Authority to establish new processes and procedures related to construction practices in the Project.
  • High visibility to senior management, Contractors and/or 3rd party owners.
  • Establishes credibility with peers, subordinates and supervisors

Part B: Candidate Specification - Minimum Requirements

Technical and Business Skills

  • Good written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate at all levels.
  • Good technical and supervisory skills.
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills and the ability to influence decisions using presentation, negotiation and facilitation skills.
  • Ability to manage development and implementation of Projects Managements Systems adapted to Oil & Gas industry.
  • Requires strong analytical, organisational and planning skills

Behavioural Competencies

SHE Understanding (3) Quality/Quantity of Work (2)

Ethics and Integrity (3) Planning and Organizing (2)

Trust and Empowerment (3) Initiative/Commitment (2)

Teamwork/Supporting Others (3) Interpersonal Skills (3)

Communication and Information Sharing (3) Service Orientation (3) Innovation (2) Problem Solving (2)

Job Knowledge (3) Supervising and Coaching Others (3)


Bachelor of Science Degree

Knowledge and/or Experience

  • Broad experience in shore pull, PL and offshore installation.
  • 10-12 years broad experience in all project phases (i.e. engineering, procurement and construction)
  • At least ten (10) years specific involvement in the design, construction and startup of major process facilities.
  • Minimum of five (2) years as an Onshore and Offshore construction superintendent.
  • Worldwide experience with contractors and vendors, in particular those involved in the construction of facilities.

Generic Accountabilities - All

Financial Dimension

As defined for this job level in the Delegation of Authority and/or approved budget.

Safety Health & Environment

Ensure all activities are undertaken in compliance with Company Safety, Health and Environment and Quality policies, regulations and standards.

Qatarization Program

Contribute to the development of Qatari employees. This accountability is a condition of employment for expatriate employees.

Firewall Compliance

Ensure all activities undertaken comply with anti - trust and competition laws and the Company firewall policies and procedures.

Technical and Business Skills

  • Undertakes complex tasks and acts as a source of guidance for staff and internal customers. Is expected to handle all but the most complex problems and difficulties that might arise.
  • Takes initiatives, based on experienced gained, to deliver timely and cost effective service.
  • Sets situations/issues in the context of the entire team and has an appreciation of the wider relationships with other people and organizations.
  • Works independently within established procedures, plans and budgets and contributes to the development of these.
  • Has autonomy over scheduling and planning of own work; organizes efforts of work group to achieve overall efficiency.

Operating Environment, Framework & Boundaries

  • Works in a project environment in which the incumbent strives to achieve best in class Safety, Health, Environmental & Security performance by creating a culture that encourages everyone to perform their best every day on every task
  • Works in a dynamic team environment that has high expectations for flawless project execution in safety, quality, cost and schedule performance which requires the incumbent to demonstrate accuracy, initiative and the ability to multi-task as essential skills.
  • Works in an evolving business environment where expansion opportunities are being identified on a continuous basis adding additional complexity and workload to the existing project environment.
  • Works effectively within established policies and procedures and participates in the further development of these to meet changing needs.
  • Understands organizational authority and seeks appropriate line management approvals
  • Works in a highly visible project environment with large capital expenditures and significant schedule execution pressures.

Decision Making Authority & Responsibility

  • Makes decisions and solves problems related to a specific discipline/field.
  • Establishes credibility with peers, sub-ordinates and supervisors.
  • Exercises judgment in making decisions; knows when to seek advice. Understands organizational authority and seeks appropriate line management approvals.

Problem Solving & Complexity

  • Good supervisory skills.
  • Utilizes a systematic approach to problem solving that ensures accuracy, timeliness and quality of documentation in resolution.
  • Manages complex tasks to completion within time constrains of Project, with minimal guidance from more experienced staff.
  • Manages the resolution of problems in more demanding and less familiar situations using precedent and own acquired knowledge.
  • Good written and verbal communications skills.

Equal Opportunities:

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