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Operations Readiness & Assurance At WTS Energy

Date Posted: 12/Jan/2014
Deadline: 14/Feb/2014

About WTS Energy

WTS Energy provides recruitment and manpower services for the global oil and gas and energy industries. We supply engineers and consultants to our clients’ projects and operations, and perform employment outsourcing services such as workforce management in oil and gas regions around the world. Our clients are based globally and offer a wide range of vacancies in oil, gas and energy. WTS Energy places suitable engineers and consultants in any phase of Oil and Gas projects and in all skills relating to: Geoscience, Drilling Management and Well Services, Facilities, (FEED) Engineering, Construction, Pipeline, Subsea, Commissioning and Start Up and Operations and Maintenance. WTS Energy operates globally with offices in 14 countries and is operational in over 50 countries.

Job description Operations Readiness & Assurance

Job Objective/ Purpose of Job

  • Maximise stakeholder’s investment & enhance clients reputation by ensuring each Green Field & Brown Field Project Basis of Design and Statement of Fitness is compliant with APC Corporate AIMS process & Nigerian Legislation. Sufficient competent staff, CBT/MoC/RRM/HAZID/TA processes & documentation in place to sustain a 24/7 continuous operational readiness high availability/reliability plant uptime on completion of a Flawless start up. Support Production Operations & Engineering facilities achieve Fit-for-Service transparency aligned to a robust Nigeria Asset Reference business model to provide transparency to demonstrate cost effectiveness and responsible Production Maintenance & Integrity Management. Key objective is to ensure that all Business & HSE Safety Critical Roles have been identified and competent person appointments in addition to having a robust lifecycle continuous improvement plan in place to ensure client onshore & offshore Facilities are a Safer Place to work to prevent Loss of Containment and ease renewal of the DPR Permit to Operate licence.

Job Duties/ Responsibilities/ Accountabilities:

  • Develop client Production Operations Maintenance & Integrity Policy/Strategy/Integrity Envelope documents to provide clear outline of how Operational Integrity will be managed.
  • Carry out periodic Lifecycle OR&A/Maintenance & Integrity Self-Assessments throughout the client operational assets, including third party operations to determine key areas for improvement in order to sustain operational business & safety risks mitigatation tolerable.
  • Provide single line responsibility for client Facilities Operations Readiness & Assurance Goals & Roles Management Plan & develop the annual Budget & Contract Strategies.
  • Develop and maintain Operational & Integrity Envelopes for all of client operations providing periodic updates and implementation of tolerable SCE mitigation controls for any excursion occurrences in order to prevent process risk exposure of the facilities.
  • Provide Operational Interface on client Facilities Team Projects for Process /Operations / Engineering/Maintenance & Integrity-CMMS/Subsea, OR&A & RFSU development issues
  • Review Management of Change, Deviations, Over-ride Risk Register proposals for process and operational risks and provide appropriate input.
  • Carry out regular client Nigeria Fit-for-Service OR&A Integrity reviews on each facility to verify the annual Statement of Fitness, KPIs, anomaly action tracker & status of as built documentation
  • Review Lessons Learned & issue a report to all client GMs & Project Managers
  • Make technical contributions to the development of client group standards and guidance;
  • Provide expert advice on client Group SCE Performance Assurance Standards to all stakeholders and HSE colleagues
  • Support the client Facilities Lifecycle continuous improvement operations to embed good practice into the daily activities of the Production Team. These would include but not be limited to engaging work force to take ownership of & apply: Operational Procedures, Safe Work Practices, Emergency Management, Incident Investigation, Process Safety Isolations, Competency & Training, MoC/Deviations, Management of Over-rides and Operations Interface Communications.
  • Client Production Operations Risk Register Custodian to ensure Severity Criticality impact ranking & development of tolerable SCE mitigations are maintained up-to-date
  • Client OR&A focal point to participate in development of Project HSE Safety Cases & reviews of Operations Lifecycle Safety Case alignment with APC AIMS Policy.
  • Coach & mentor Client Nationals to adopt and embed sound OR&A integrity in their normal work practice
  • Contribute to the development of a robust safety critical information management in support of the Production Operations accurate, ‘as built’ documentation P&ID’s, PFD’s, C&E Loss Control; Isometrics; Plot Plans, SCE, “Ex” Certified Electrical Equipment SIL Registers etc

Requirements Operations Readiness & Assurance

  • Degree in an Engineering Discipline or Equivalent
  • Minimum of 15 years in the Oil and Gas industry
  • Functional/ Technical: Sound knowledge of Oil & Gas facilities & Subsea infrastructure installation criteria, Nigerian Legislation, International Standards & Work experience applying OR&A criteria & HSE-MS SCE Risk Reliability Management, Quality Assurance & Quality Control for mature & new Oil and Gas Project installations.
  • Proficient in MSWord/Excel/Power Point/Project
  • Good organisational, verbal and written communication skills
  • Managerial: Supervisory,dynamic, influential & assertive when situations arise to enhance AP Nigeria Management Reputation & OR&A Integrity criteria
  • Age:35+

Terms & Conditions Operations Readiness & Assurance

  • Long Term renewable contract
  • Department/Division/ Unit: Production
  • Functionally Reports To: Manager – Project & Support Engineering
  • Administratively Reports To: Manager – Project & Support Engineering
  • Supervises: 3rd Party Consultants/OR&A Personnel

Company Profile

Oil & Gas Operating Company


Lagos, Nigeria



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