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Date Posted: 21/May/2014
Deadline: 03/Jun/2014

Addax Petroleum was founded in 1994 upon leading petroleum industry expertise and a deep-rooted understanding and respect for African cultures. Over the years, Addax Petroleum has evolved from a young pioneer into an established international oil and gas exploration and production company focused on Africa, the Middle East, and the North Sea.

Addax Petroleum’s assets are located in Nigeria, the Joint Development Zone of São Tomé & Príncipe, Gabon, Cameroon, the Kurdistan Region of Iraq and the UK North Sea, comprising an excellent combination of oil and gas reserves and exploration opportunities. The Company’s approximate average oil production for 2012 was 167,000 bbl/d.

Addax Petroleum has over 1100 employees worldwide with service offices in Geneva (Switzerland) and Houston (USA), and operating offices in Lagos (Nigeria), Port-Gentil (Gabon) and Douala (Cameroon)


Position Description
Responsible for all installation, hook up and pre-commissioning works for platform topsides, substructures and subsea pipelines located offshore.

Supervise the construction activities of the Alliance (Company/Contractor) work force to ensure that all projects are completed safely, within schedule and budget and to the required specifications.
Position Requirements

1.Carry out all construction supervision / monitoring activities required for the successful delivery of the works assigned.

2.Comply with Alliance procedures and reporting requirements.

3.Implement Alliance HSE policies and procedures.

4.Participate and Lead in Job Hazard Analyses and safety toolbox meetings.

5.Assist in constructability reviews and the planning and scheduling of construction works.

6.Ensure all permits to work are in place.

7.Monitor overall progress against schedule and report on same to line management, highlighting the potential for slippage and proposing remedial actions as appropriate.

8.Ensure works are completed and handed over on schedule.

9.Ensure compliance with the agreed quality plans.

10.Prepare project close out and “lessons learnt” reports.

11.Implement Alliance HSE Plans, conduct audits and inspections to ensure compliance

12.Review sub-contractors' work procedures; assess sub-contractors' personnel and equipment for suitability for the work.

13.Liaise with others and supervise materials identification and co-ordination of supply to work sites, ensure adequate inspection and testing is carried out and ensure as-built drawings are produced.
14.Participate in all pre- commissioning activities.

15.Control APDNL supplied material issues to sub-contractors, ensuring that any surplus is accounted for.

16.Maintain adequate records relating to events surrounding the work, which may give rise to sub-contractors claiming for cost increases against contract. Contribute to project close out reports as applicable.

17.Ensure that Vessel Daily Progress Reports are accurate in details and capture all critical path work related activities.


Zero LTI’s

On time and budget delivery of all work scopes.

No, or minimal, site modifications or rework.

Implementation of Management Of Change Procedure.


Responsible for completion of offshore construction projects up to $US 50 million in value.


Minimum of HNC in a suitable engineering discipline or equivalent experience in Offshore Construction of Pipeline and Structures.

Minimum of 15 years in the Upstream Oil and Gas industry, with at least 10 years in a similar position with an operating company, Nigerian / West African experience preferred.

40+ years of age


Experience in offshore facilities construction work is essential, especially in the installation of platforms and pipeline lying in shallow water (5 – 15 m), as well as working on facilities expansions where simultaneous production and construction operations are required.

Experience of onshore fabrication and construction works for above facilities.

A good understanding of the relevant codes and standards for welding work and testing requirements for same is a prerequisite.

A reasonable understanding of E & I construction and testing works.

Fluent spoken and written English.

Strong interpersonal skills are essential, for dealing with a broad spectrum of cultural and organisational styles, as well as being able to fit in as a team player.

Fit and fully mobile, so as to maintain the supervision at the various locations where activities related to the work will be carried out.

A self starter, able to plan and work toward goal completion at locations remote from APDNL project engineering and engineering management staff.

Proven experience of supervising and coordinating the activities of a multi-discipline construction supervision team.

Good communication and team building skills at all levels – able to lead and gain the respect of contractor and 3rd parties.

Must be resourceful with the ability to improvise / prioritise when confronted with obstacles without loosing focus and attention to detail.

Must be able to exercise relevant construction / installation judgement ensuring success of the assigned projects.

Proven track record in managing multicultural situations.

Results-driven, focussed on delivery and quality of the projects.

Able to hold own ground when challenged by contractors, being able to present a balanced view when putting arguments forward.

Comfortable working with a multinational, multicultural team.

0600 – 1800 hrs or as per operational requirements, with additional hours as operationally required.

28 / 28 Contract position or as per contract. With additional working periods and onshore relief work as operationally required.


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