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  • We at West African Ventures work in an extremely exciting and challenging industry, which is very demanding.
    For those who are not afraid of hard work it is fun! It is not without a reason the group’s slogan is:
    “We work hard because it is fun!”.

    Working for WAV means being part of an enthusiastic hard-working and motivated team with numerous opportunities for development and promotion.

    Marine Fleet Superintendent

     

    Lagos, Nigeria
    Ref.no. WAV/MOP/0002
     
    Reporting Relationship:
    • The Fleet Superintendent reports to the Operations Manager, West African Ventures Marine Ops department.

    Liases with:
    • The Fleet Superintendent has a cooperative relationship with the HSE Manager, HR/Crewing Manager, Technical
       Manager, Procurement department and Project Client.

    Directs:
    • Redundancy for Operations Manager
    • Shore Material Logistics Coordinator
    • Personnel Logistics Coordinator

    Responsibilities:
    • Act as interface on all contractual, marine and nautical matters, and pro-actively developing of the Client relation.
    • Ensure all vessels/barges assigned are operated to the Company’s and client Safety, Health, Environmental and Quality
       Policies and Procedures.
    • Through close cooperation with the Operations Manager ensure that all reported deficiencies, non-conformities are cleared
       in a minimum of delay.
    • Controls and monitors the progress for assigned vessels / barges under charter.
    • Controls and monitors that assigned vessels / barges are ready for use and certified.
    • Arrange for surveyors for OVID, appoints, arrange follow up at base and vessels / barges on surveyors arrival.
    • Arrange for auditors intern/extern/client audits plans, follow up at base and vessels/barges are arranged on auditors arrival.
    • Provide assistance as requested by other departments HR, HSE, TD, FIN, COM.
    • Assist on Tenders/Projects, stability calculations for fleet/projects, conversions units fleet, repairs.
    • Prepares and handles claims if applicable.
    • Instruct and directs Marine Coordinator(s) office.
    • Instruct and directs Port Captains at bases.
    • Instructs and directs administrators .
    • Instructs and directs Agents. Suppliers, subcontractors.
    • Instructs and directs Masters of assigned vessels/barges and chartered tonnage.
    • Follows up on requests of Masters, Port Captains.
    • Assists in maintaining, the OPS hard and soft filling system.
    • Attends meetings with HR, ISM, TD, and COM.
    • Monitors HSE and ISM/ISPS of vessels/barges, charter tonnage.
    • Executes Operational visits to the vessels/barges, chartered tonnage.
    • Executes OPS audits for charter tonnage.
    • Attend OPS meetings.

    Authorized to:
    • Initiate analyses, assessments and studies of critical Marine Operation.
     
    Requirements:
    Education and Training
    • Higher education with Bachelor or Master’s degree in Nautical or Naval Science.
     
    Experience
    • Minimum of 5 years experience as a Master/Chief Officer in Maritime Offshore industry.
     
    Knowledge & Skills
    • Knowledge of IMS systems with related documents and procedures.
    • HSEQ
    • OVID -   Inspections.
    • SOLAS – IMO.
    • Client related inspections.
    • Operational Intern audits of Vessel and Barges.
    • Good knowledge of Navigation.
    • Seamanship – Anchor Handling – Towing – stability/lashing securing/load discharge.
    • Vessel trails including DP 1-2 trails.
    • PMS – Planned maintenance system.
    • Knowledge of Shipbuilding and ship docking – drawings/work scopes.
    • Knowledge of Class Certification.
    • Knowledge of Port State Control.
    • Creating procedure.
    • Pleasant disposition with the capability to be authoritative when necessary.
    • Clear and effective oral and written communication skills in English Language.

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    Competency Assurance Manager Offshore

     

    Lagos, Nigeria
    Ref.no. WAV/MOP/0003

    REPORTS TO:
    Operations Manager.

    LIASES WITH:
    Fleet Superintendent, Technical Superintendent and Human Resources
     
    RESPONSIBLE FOR:
    • Ensure that the competence assurance program is positively communicated to the fleet and conduct the assessment process in a constructive and encouraging manner
    • Ensure that competence assessments are completed in line with company policy and the project plan
    • Conduct any required on-the-job training in order to successfully reassess candidates and ensure they are fully competent.
    • Identify all potential risks to the success of the competence assurance program and develop/implement effective mitigation plans.
    • Manage external training consultants and vendors
    • Actively support in recruitment of new employees, specifically competencies in interviews and reviewing relevant certifications.
    • Follow up cadet training program whilst on board for sea service.
    • Identify and deal with maritime institutions where to train cadets for COC certification
    • Make a succession Plan for officer in line with local content need
     
    AUTHORISED TO:
    • Implement training program for deck officers and deck crew
    • Determine type of training required for deck officer and crew based on assessment reports
    • Engage training instituties on behalf of WAV

    REQUIREMENTS:
    • STCW Certificate of Competency in the capacity of Master.
    • Assessor Qualification” or L&D 9Di or 9D Qualification.
    • Minimum of 5 years’ experience as Master.
    • Minimum of 2 years’ experience as Competence Assessor (which can include time spent as Assessor while working in the role of Master).

    EXPERIENCE AND JOB SPECIFIC SKILLS
    • Excellent Knowledge of offshore support vessels on Anchor handling, DP Operation and ASD.
    • Exposure to offshore construction and installation projects
    • Self-motivated with strong leadership skills.
    • Good communication skills and report writing ability.
    • Computer literate with the ability to use most Microsoft packages.
    • Good oral and written English capability
    • Class  Flag, IMO rules and regulations
    • ISM code, rules and regulations.
    • IMCA rules and regulation

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    Package Manager (Pipelay)

     

    Lagos, Nigeria
    Ref. WAV/PMT-OQ/004
     
    REPORTS TO:
    • Project Manager
    • Deputy Project Manager (in the absent of Project Manager)

    DIRECTS:
    • Senior Project Engineer (Pipelay)
    • Construction Manager
    • Offshore Superintendent (Pipelay)
    • Onshore Superintendent (HDD)
     
    RESPONSIBLE FOR:
    • Assist Project Manager in timely completion of pipelay package (DED & installation) in accordance with contractual, legislative, regulatory, company, commercial requirements.
    • Package performance with regards to quality, safety, health, environment and safety (QHSES).
    • Safeguarding client’s and company’s interests.
    • Assist Project Manager in setting-up and leading the assigned package management team.
    • Coaching and supervising assigned package team members.
    • Promoting of and ensuring adherence to company policy.
    • Communication with Project Manager.
    • Liaising with Procurement Coordinators.
    • Assist Project Manager in planning of project resources on assigned package.
    • Ensuring that project activities are performed in accordance with Company Management System (CMS).
    • Project reporting during preparation phase (engineering budget, progress and technical).
    • Assist Project Manager in monitoring the technical, operational, QHSES, financial performance and intervene when required, related to Subcontractors (HDD, Pipeline DED, marine subcontractors, equipment, services)
    • Management of Pipeline DED, HDD and marine construction spread subcontractors
    • Identification and reporting of package related areas of concern to Project Manager.
    • Package close-out and evaluation, including proposing follow-up actions.
    • Stimulating and realising optimisation and improvements in his area of responsibility.

    AUTHORISED TO:
    • Allocate package team members to package tasks as directed by the Project Manager.
    • Check progress and quality of work of other disciplines / departments related to the package
    • Attend staff appraisals of package team members.

    REQUIREMENTS:
    EDUCATION AND TRAINING
    • Preferably Bachelor in engineering or equivalent.
    • Management skills training.(Optional)
    • Project management training.(Optional)

    EXPERIENCE
    • Minimum of 10 years experience in worldwide offshore projects, at least 5 years in pipelaying projects
    • Preferable experience in brownfield, shallow water and HDD projects
    • A working knowledge of all of the following disciplines: Diving, Welding, NDT, Pre-commissioning, Field Joint Coating, Survey and other relevant disciplines
     
    KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
    • Entrepreneurial business sense.
    • Good knowledge of Company Management System (CMS) ensuring compliance to quality, safety, health, environment and safety (QHSES) requirements.
    • Capable to motivate and manage people.
    • Good knowledge of English language both written and spoken.
    • Independent and stress resistant.
    • People knowledge.
    • Prepared to travel and work irregular hours.

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    Loss Prevention Coordinator

     

    Lagos, Nigeria
    Ref. WAV/PMT-OQ/003
     
    REPORTS TO:
    • Project HSE Manager
    • Project Engineering Manager
     
    RESPONSIBLE FOR:
    • Provide safety and loss prevention information and support, including scope of supply, interpretations of codes, standards and practices, to Engineering Group, on the requirement of all safety and firefighting equipment to be installed
    • Review and update Dropped Object Study
    • Carry out HAZOP Study to ensure that the final design complies with the required safety, reliability and operability standards and prepare close out report
    •  Review/Update Subsea Risk Assessment Report
    • Review and update of the Loss Prevention Philosophy
    • Review and update the Risk Assessment Plan
    • Input to the Project Basis of Design (BOD)
    • Review and verify Fire Water Demand Calculations
    • Review and update Safety Equipment Layout and Emergency Escape Route drawings
    • Review and update Safety and Fire-fighting Equipment Data Sheets and Specifications
    • Review and update of Safety Equipment List
    • Site Visit activities and input to Site Visit Report.
    • Participate in all project review meetings and Risk Assessment workshops (per updated Risk Assessment Plan) as necessary so as to implement the decision in the design.
    • Assists in the development and update of Project Emergency Plan
    • Technical approval on the loss prevention procurement scope

    AUTHORISED TO:
    • Technical advice on the loss prevention technical detail engineering
    • Technical approval on the loss prevention procurement scope

    REQUIREMENTS:
    EDUCATION AND TRAINING
    • Bachelor/Master Degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent.

    EXPERIENCE
    • Minimum of 10 years experience in offshore engineering, of which at least 3 years in loss prevention
     
    KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
    • Good practical and theoretical knowledge of HSES standards, ISO 14001, BS-OHSAS 18001.
    • Good knowledge of design codes, standards and specifications
    • Good knowledge of Design/ Calculation software and analysis tool
    • Good knowledge of Company Management System (CMS) ensuring compliance to quality, health, safety, environment and security (QHSES) requirements.
    • Good knowledge of the English language both written and spoken.
    • Ability to work in a team and to co-ordinate activities.
    • Ability to interpret engineering drawings.
    • Good theoretical knowledge of firefighting and safety equipment
    • Must be’ solutions-oriented’ and able to identify key issues and patterns in complex situations.

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    Commissioning Engineer (Topside & Onshore)

     

    Lagos, Nigeria
    Ref. WAV/PMT-OQ/002
     
    REPORTS TO:
    • Project Engineering Manager
    • Senior Project Engineer
    • Construction Manager

    RESPONSIBLE FOR:
    • Supervision and overall coordination of commissioning works for both onshore and offshore
    • Development of commissioning execution plan with subcontractors
    • Management of the subcontractors and fabrication/manufacture interface to ensure that all work is completed on a cost effective and timely basis.
    • Identification of project specific commissioning deliverables including preparation and review of all commissioning procedures.
    • Review and supervise subcontractor commissioning tasks i.e. functional/operational tests
    • Review and comment on Factory Acceptance Procedure and participate in FAT of major equipment.
    • Reviews of pre-commissioning status i.e. review of pre-commissioning dossier and acceptance of “Ready for Commissioning” certificate prior to commencement of commissioning activity.
    • Review of electrical, instrument, piping and mechanical drawings with regards to the interfaces between various packages and prepare commissioning test procedure as per project deliverable list.
    • Planning and preparation for operational/function testing.
    • Follow-up and resolution of commissioning punchlist items.
    • Adherence to company management system (CMS) applicable to his field of responsibility.
    • Proposing optimisation and improvements in his area of responsibility

    AUTHORISED TO:
    • Request for input for preparation of assigned engineering deliverable.
    • Review and approve daily work reports for commissioning contractor
    • Approve or reject quality of work done on site by commissioning contractor.

    REQUIREMENTS:
    EDUCATION AND TRAINING
    • Bachelor Degree in mechanical engineering or relevant engineering discipline.
    • Relevant offshore training.
    • Relevant software training.

    EXPERIENCE
    • Minimum of 5 years experience in offshore topside and/or onshore facility commissioning
     
    KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
    • Practical and theoretical knowledge of offshore topside and/or onshore facility commissioning activities
    • Ability to proactively plan for potential problem scenarios.
    • Good knowledge of Company Management System and ensuring compliance to quality, safety, health, environment and safety (QHSES) requirements.
    • Good knowledge of relevant software.
    • Practical and theoretical knowledge of engineering, installation, testing and commissioning of offshore pipelines and structures.
    • Good knowledge of the English language both written and spoken.
    • Must be’ solutions-oriented’ and able to identify key issues and patterns in complex situations.

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    Lead Contract Engineer

     

    Lagos, Nigeria
    Ref. WAV/PMT-OQ/001
     
    REPORTS TO:
    • Project Manager
    • Deputy Project Manager
    • Project Service Manager

    DIRECTS:
    • Contract Engineer
    • Subcontract Administrator
    • Change Administrator
    • Legal Advisor
     
    RESPONSIBLE FOR:
    • Interpreting the contract and assisting the project service manager and project manager in its application
    • Coordinating all financial, contractual and administrative issues related to project
    • Following a thorough and systematic approach in managing contractual matters between company and contractor and
       preparing commercial and contractual correspondence during the implementation of the contracts
    • Ensuring tracking systems are maintained for all contractual correspondence
    • Ensuring accurate and comprehensive Contract records and reports are produced and maintained for Site Instructions, Contract Change Requests,
       Contracts Changes (actual and foreseen), and any supporting communications or documentation.
    • Liaise with PM and SPE/ PE in order to prepare, negotiate and ensure execution of all Variation Orders with clients and subcontractors
    • Providing commercial and contractual advice to Project Management Team.
    • Preparing and negotiating subcontract agreement
    • Assisting in the preparation of all invoices to client in accordance with contract terms and manage the process ensuring timely payments
    • Attending periodic (weekly) progress meetings, and ensure that the minutes reflect an unbiased record of the discussions and
       issues addressed.
    • Reviewing and verifying Contractor's Monthly Progress Reports before issue to Client.
    • Assisting in evaluation of Contractor's contractual claims, and recommendations for financial settlement.
    • Assisting the settlement of the Contract Final Account.
    • Assisting in processing insurance claims and vendor back charges with the appropriate Company department.
    • Supporting in any insurance related matters concerning loss or damage.
    • Supporting and monitoring Company free issued equipment and material from Client and to sub-contractor and potential
       results of late (or early) delivery.
    • Supporting and monitoring Company issued Technical Information, including IFC drawings, specifications and any revisions,
       to Client and sub-contractor and potential contractual or commercial results of late delivery.

    AUTHORISED TO:
    • Provide contract administration for the project
    • Appraise subcontracts T&C
    • Appraise change orders T&C
    • Review project correspondences to 3rd party
    • Interpreting contract T&C

    REQUIREMENTS:
    EDUCATION AND TRAINING
    • Degree to be LL.B., BA, BSc, MSc or similar.
    • Good working knowledge of legal interpretation of contracts, particularly project related contracts with intricate liability and insurance regimes

    EXPERIENCE
    • 15 years in contract management in the oil and gas or process industries
    • Preference for experience in Nigerian oil and gas offshore project environment

    KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
    • General knowledge of offshore practices.
    • Knowledge of Corporate Management System (CMS).
    • Excellent English language both written and spoken with strong presentation, communication and negotiation skills.
    • Advanced spreadsheet skills.
    • A considerable amount of confidential information or data will be sighted by the incumbent and confidential integrity is therefore essential.
    • Committed to WAV’s HSE Policies.

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    Master Pipelay Barge

     

    Requirements:

    •     Master (unlimited) Reg. II / 2;
    •     Valid Medical Certificate;
    •     DP Certificate (unlimited).

    Experience:

    •     Extensive experience with anchored barges.

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    2nd Engineer - AHTS/Utility Fleet

     

    The 2nd Engineer is second in command of the engineering department, under study and reports to the vessel's Chief Engineer.

    Responsibilities:

    •     Assist the Chief Engineer for the efficient, safe running and maintenance of the mechanical, electrical and ancillary equipment and deck machinery on board the vessel;
    •     Operational excellence and display of Seamanship;
    •     Ensure with Chief Engineer that the Planned Maintenance System is properly maintained and reported. This includes inventories on board, Maintenance and Breakdowns and maintenance of Technical Manuals, Tools and Instructions;
    •     Assist the vessel's Master in preparing dry dock specifications and work scopes;
    •     Assist the vessel's Master to implement and maintain the Company's policies and Safety Management System;
    •     Act as engine room Watch-keeper.

     

    Requirements:

    •     Fluent in verbal / written English;
    •     Fully licensed Second Engineer III/2 in accordance with STCW 95;
    •     Valid Medical Certificate;
    •     Training and up to date certification in accordance with STCW 95 and Flag State Regulations;
    •     Genuine, proven and documented offshore Seamanship.

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    Barge Foreman

     

    Coordination and supervision of project related construction activities.

    Responsibilities:

    •     In charge of all deck and pipe lay operations on shift;
    •     Issue work instructions to all construction crew;
    •     Ensure the construction superintendant is kept fully informed of potential problems and construction status;
    •     Liaise with Deck Engineer to ensure preventative maintenance and construction activities are coordinated;
    •     Liaise with any sub contractor foremen to ensure smooth operation and coordination with ship’s regular crew;
    •     Liaise with Field Engineer on all projects related operations;
    •     Ensure rigging gear used is within date and properly marked;
    •     Ensure with the Superintendant that the manning levels are maintained as required for the job.

    Requirements:

    •     Minimum 5 years experience as a barge foreman on a major offshore pipe lay vessel;
    •     Clear and effective oral and written communication skills in English.

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    Chief Officer - AHTS/Utility Fleet

     

    The Chief Officer is the second in command on the vessel under study of the Master. On board of our AHTS the dedicated fields of the Chief Officer are, but not limited to, to co-ordinate all deck activities and administration of the vessel.

    Responsibilities:

    •     Assist the vessel's Master in implementing / maintaining the Company's policies and Safety Management System;
    •     Control the Dynamic Positioning operations, where applicable;
    •     Watch keeper when on conventional watches;
    •     Departmental head for Deck Officers and Crew;
    •     Manage all deck and bridge inventories;
    •     Any other dedicated task as assigned by the vessel's Master.

    Requirements:

    •     Fluent in verbal / written English;- Fully licensed Chief Officer of Vessels Unlimited in accordance with STCW 95;
    •     DP Certified, where applicable;
    •     Valid Medical Certificate;
    •     Training and up to date certification in accordance with STCW 95 and Flag State Regulations;
    •     Genuine, proven and documented Offshore Seamanship.

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    Chief Engineer - AHTS/Utility Fleet

     

    The Chief Engineer is head of the engineering department and has authority over all engineering and planned maintenance.

    The Chief Engineer is a 100% professional with hands on, in depth experience in all operational and technical aspects of Offshore operations (Winch handling, cargo, liquids and bulk handling, Maintenance and engineering,
    troubleshooting, ...). Besides excellent technical skills, the Chief Engineer has the management skills to train, coach and maintain his engineering crew to the standards of Sea Trucks Group, and to their own potential.

    The Chief Engineer maintains pro-actively all communication lines with superintendents and the Technical Management.

    Responsibilities:

    •     Responsible for the efficient, safe running and maintenance of the mechanical, electrical and ancillary equipment and deck machinery on board the vessel;
    •     Operational excellence and display of Seamanship;
    •     Ensure that the Planned Maintenance System is properly maintained and reported. This includes inventories on board, Maintenance and Breakdowns, and the maintenance of Technical Manuals, Tools and Instructions;
    •     Ensure all certification is in date;
    •     Assist the vessel's Master in preparing dry dock specification and work scopes;
    •     Assist the vessel's Master to implement and maintain the Company's policies and Safety Management System;
    •     Ensure that all Engine Room Watch keeping duties are fulfilled.

    Requirements:

    •     Fluent in verbal / written English;
    •     Fully licensed Chief Engineer III/2 in accordance with STCW 95;
    •     Valid Medical Certificate;
    •     Training and up to date certification in accordance with STCW 95 and Flag State Regulations;
    •     Genuine, proven and documented Offshore Seamanship.

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    ETO - Electronic Technician - AHTS/Utility Fleet

     

    Responsibilities:

    •     General electrical/electronical repair and maintenance on board the barge/vessel;
    •     Troubleshoot and repair of electrical power supply and distribution systems;
    •     Troubleshoot engine and steering control systems;
    •     Instrumentation engineering and analyzing;
    •     Installation and repair of all navigation and communications equipment;
    •     Analysis and rectification of control boards, PLC and PCB;
    •     Vessel inspection and reporting to Technical Manager.

    Requirements:

    •     Maritime Electro Automation specialist;
    •     STCW 95 certifications according to section A-VI/1;
    •     Clear and effective oral and written communication skills in English.

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    Pipeline Anchor Foreman

     

    Responsibilities:

    •     In charge of all shift anchor running and movements of AHTS.

    Requirements:

    •     Well seasoned and experienced with all pipe lay operations.

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    Pipeline Tower Operators

     

    Responsibilities:

    •     Move barge on line /on heading according to pipe lay survey route.

    Requirements:   

    • Well seasoned and experienced with all pipe lay operations.

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    Responsibilities:

    •     Safe execution of operational requirements as directed by Barge Foreman;
    •     Issue work instructions;
    •     Check pipes for proper pre-heat prior to welding;
    •     Align pipe joints for welding of root bead;
    •     Monitor pipes in ready-rack for proper sequence.

    Requirements:

    •     Clear and effective oral and written communication skills in English;
    •     Minimum 2 years offshore (pipe lay) experience as spacer.

    Method of Application

    Interested? Please apply by using the below button. Please mention the reference number of the vacancy in your application. Interested and suitably qualified candidates should send CV/Resume to projectshr@waventures.com

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