• Career Opportunities at Indigo Drilling Limited

  • Posted on: 12 January, 2016 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • Indigo Drilling Limited, a member of the Transocean group of companies, is unlocking potential of employees by offering experiences to build a life-changing career.

    We are looking for qualified personnel who can live up to Indigo's values and meet specific job requirements.

    Operations Director

     

    BASIC FUNCTION:

    • Responsible to coordinate rig-based, well construction services, contract execution with the client and management of the assets within the Division in accordance with Transocean’s core processes and performance standards. Coordinate the activities of the Performance and Asset teams within the Division, including the HSE function, in establishing shared goals which support the Transocean vision and mission.

    DUTIES:

    QHSE Management

    • Demonstrate visible support of the Transocean Vision: “Our operations will be conducted in an incident free environment, everywhere, at all times”
    • Act as champion of within the Division to develop effective rig safety and asset management culture
    • Coordinate the activities of the HSE Department and review the Division HSE Plans to ensure they are aligned with the Corporate, Unit and Rig Plans.
    • Participate in HSE incident analysis and incident reviews. Provide oversight of corrective actions to improve HSE performance and share lessons learned
    • Ensure reporting of OER’s and HSE performance in GMS meets requirements
    • Ensure Emergency Response Procedures are maintained up-to-date by the rigs and the division and that effective drills are conducted to test the emergency response
    • Ensure Focus action plans are reviewed on a regular basis with the rigs, and ensure resources are allocated to effectively address and close out the action items
    • Review Requests for Exemption as required, and approve on behalf of the Division Managing Director

     

    Asset and Operations & Performance Management

    • Communicate clear expectations to the Asset and Performance management teams
    • Communicates with and supports Operations Managers to provide oversight and support the delivery of professional asset and well operations.
    • Communicates and supports on asset and well operation related issues.
    • Ensure that the Company Management System (CMS) is understood and implemented
    • Review results of PMAA and Hardware audits and assessments to confirm compliance to CMS and personnel performance. Confirm that corrective actions are being carried out
    • Ensures Operation and Performance related policies and procedures are implemented and complied with in the Division.
    • Ensures that rig operating procedures, work processes ad rig equipment and systems are operated within their performance criteria.
    • Ensures marine operation management requirements and marine operation performance standards are effectively implemented and monitored for effectiveness and compliance. Ensure a consistent level of marine operation professionalism is established.
    • Ensures DWOP, CWOP and performance reviews performed within the Division are consistent to optimize rig and well operations and lateral learning to achieve safe performance efficiencies.
    • Ensure HAZID and HAZOP reviews by Operations and Rig Managers are performed and that appropriate resources and expert advice related to Transocean rig and well operation performance standards is available.
    • Monitor and review with Division management to provide performance analysis support and input on GMS monthly and quarterly scorecard performance measurements to identify improvement actions for continuous improvement
    • Participates in identifying and defining innovative technical solutions to meet client needs
    • Provide oversight to Operations Managers (Performance & Asset) to ensure vessel certification required by Regulatory, Flag State requirements (ISPS, ISM, Safety and Manning) is maintained up-to-date and corrective actions are being closed out.
    • Ensure Operations Managers (Performance & Asset) are following up to ensure applicable mooring system analysis, riser analysis and / or jackup site assessment approval are completed and received from HQS Marine Support Group for each location. Ensure safe and effective marine operations are performed on all installations under their authority.
    • Ensure that the company maintenance system is understood and implemented and assets are maintained in accordance with the assets maintenance plan and budget
    • Coordinates with the Operations Managers (Performance and Asset) on a regular basis to discuss significant rig maintenance and equipment issues as well as shared planning, goals and objectives are communicated.
    • Review and ensure that multi-year asset plans are in place and are aligned with the strategic and long term business objectives of the company for the respective class of asset.
    • Provide oversight to the Operations Managers (Performance & Asset) to ensure operational and financial authority limits are respected and consistent in the Division
    • Ensure regular rig visits which support effective management visibility at the rig site. Monitor Operations Managers (Performance & Asset) rig visit frequency is maintained to ensure consistent and effective communications with the OIM and Department Supervisors and monitoring of the rig performance results
    • Ensures lateral learning opportunities and economies of scale are being implemented
    • Meet responsibilities related to job position as described in Section 5 of the Company Management System Manuals

     

    Client Relationship

    • Supports Division Managing Director and Operations Managers (Performance and Asset) in their roles to proves client service delivery for all service provision matters
    • Effectively monitors and evaluates clients’ operations and technical concerns and responds quickly to meet customer needs and resolve problems
    • Assists Division Managing Director and Operations Managers (Performance and Asset) in developing and maintaining client relations
    • Assists marketing existing equipment, new equipment and services to current and potential clients to improve market share and utilization rates.
    • Coordinate the Asset and Performance teams in reviewing rig maintenance, rig modifications, new equipment installation and equipment planning which affects rig activity forecasts, and out-of-service planning. Ensure rig out-of-service planning is clearly communicated to the clients via the Division Management teams.
    • Support delivery of all rig-based services (including but not limited to well construction) as defined by the drilling contract.

    People Development

    • Provides oversight to ensure people development and succession planning is established for performance and asset personnel within the Division and the rigs.
    • Understand OJT program and ensures the Rigs are applying it effectively to support the development and succession plans for performance and asset personnel at the rig site.
    • Monitor the rigs to ensure Key Rig Personnel are trained, competent and licensed and receive all necessary specialist training in all safety critical areas, including, but not limited to, Marine Licensing, DPO, Major Emergency Management, Well Control, Stability and Ballast Control training.
    • Assists the Division Human Resources Manager in selecting and recruiting personnel for HSE, Asset and Performance positions
    • Ensure objective, and meaningful performance appraisals of direct reports and performance personnel at the rig site are completed, and development areas tracked
    • Approve the assignment of Asset, Performance and HSE personnel within the Division (Operations Engineers and up)

    Financial Management

    • Review and accountable for Division budget of all rig personnel & overhead costs, rig training budgets and annual spending for Maintenance and Capex costs
    • Responsible for reviewing Division BudVars on a monthly basis to ensure controls are in place and budget forecast plans are accurate and effective as related to normal operations and out-of-service time planning
    • Assist Division Managing Director to optimize rig dayrate revenue
    • Reviews Contract Performance Commitment (CPC) proposals for rig and well operation requirements and cost, capital expenditure and resource requirements. Provide Recommendations to marketing to optimize service delivery.

    EDUCATION:

    • Formal technical or engineering training
    • Drilling or Petroleum Engineering degree or engineering degree in other discipline
    • Drilling and management training courses

    EXPERIENCE:

    • 15-20 years’ experience in the drilling industry, 5-10 years’ experience as a Rig Manager (Performance or Asset) and 3-5 years’ experience as Operations Manager (Performance or Asset), and/or previous experience in a staff position (QHSE, Marketing, Engineering, Human Resources, etc.). Also requires formal business training (internal or external).

    SKILLS:

    • Requires computer literacy to facilitate the use of company provided proprietary software as well as common Office Suite programs utilized in daily Transocean business.
    • Must possess very good communication skills; oral and written.
    • Ability to plan, strategize and direct operational issues as required.
    • Possess leadership skills to develop individuals within the rig and office teams.

    SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

    • Ability to motivate and coordinate a large performance and asset organization within a challenging operation environment.
    • Familiarity with a wide range of rig and well operations, and industry standards required for safe operation of the assets which supports safe and effective operation decision making.
    • Possess a sound knowledge and understanding of Transocean operations and expectations.

    SUPERVISION:

    • Coach, mentor, direct supervise, appraise, discipline, coordinate and manage personnel.

    BUDGETS:

    • Ability to oversee budget plans in line with the company strategic and long term objectives. Clear understanding of the company’s financial deliverables.

    INGENUITY:

    • Able to prioritize and manage daily situations related to operations, personnel, client local labor issues

    Note:

    • The above is not a complete list of duties but a guide, as tasks and objectives can change depending on needs.
    • National Commuter role only. No Expatriate package currently available for this position.

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    Operations Manager

     

    BASIC FUNCTION:

     

    • Responsible for the provision of rig based well services and contract execution with the customer within the Division and in accordance with Transocean’s core processes and performance standards. Responsible for the management of assets in accordance with Transocean policies and procedures.
    • OM must lead by example and show visible demonstration of the Transocean Vision by focusing on People, Customers and Execution.
    • Meets responsibilities related to job position as described in Section 5 of the Company Management System Manual.
    • When required, fully responsible for effectively and efficiently running of stand-alone offices supporting Transocean operations, as per above, outside the main division office.

     

    DUTIES:

    HSE and Operational Integrity Leadership

     

    • Maintain and support safety vision of an "Incident Free Workplace, all the time, Everywhere”. Act as Safety Leader at all times.

     

    • Adhere to the requirements of Transocean Health & Safety and Environment Manuals (HQS-HSE-PP-01 and HQS-HSE-PP-02) and ensure same are followed and implemented by the rigs.
    • Manage, monitor, and mitigate any customer, crew, or company safety concerns.
    • Act as champion within the Division to build strength in rig safety and performance culture.
    • Ensure HS&E Plans and Emergency Response Plans (ERPs) are regularly updated by Rig Managers. Ensure emergency response effectiveness is maintained through drills within the Division. Provide assistance to Rig Managers and support the General Manager during major emergencies.
    • Review Requests for Exemptions and approve, prior to submitting to General Manager
    • Ensure all Operations Integrity requirements are met by the rigs and their crews.

     

    People

     

    • Provide oversight to Rig Managers (and Operations Managers, when applicable) to ensure people development, performance management and succession planning are established for all rig-based personnel. Review and approve succession planning for rigs prior to submitting within Division.
    • Ensure compliance with Transocean’s Training Matrix and Competency Assurance standards.
    • Coach and mentor Rig Managers and Asset Managers (and Operations Managers, when applicable). Ensure their development and succession plans are in place and followed.
    • Work with Human Resources department to achieve appropriate rig and office staffing levels and effective employee relations. Be familiar with local labor regulations and requirements which may impact Transocean operations.
    • Ensure nationalization plans for rig based personnel, Rig Managers and Asset Managers are in place and implemented.

     

    Operations

     

    • Meet with Rig Managers (and Operations Managers, when applicable) on a daily basis to provide oversight and support of delivery of professional rig and well operations and to ensure that assets are maintained in accordance with the approved asset maintenance plan and budget.
    • Oversee Rig Managers in identifying ways to provide safe and efficient operations. Ensure critical planned maintenance is taken into consideration as a part of overall well planning.
    • Ensure end of well analysis is done and lessons learned implemented and shared across the fleet. Focus on KSMs and KPIs.
    • Ensure Operation, Performance and Asset policies and procedures are implemented within the Division. Provide oversight to ensure that rig operating procedures are properly reviewed and approved. Ensure that the Maintenance Management System is understood and followed.
    • Review and monitor Customer’s well construction process to ensure that Transocean’s operations and well control procedures and policies are being followed (ex: Operations Manuals, Well Control Handbook and Marine Compliance Manual).
    • Ensure Company Management System changes are communicated and understood by Rig Managers.
    • Ensure Rig Managers complete and receive the applicable mooring system analysis, riser analysis and / or jackup site assessment approvals from HQS Marine Support Group for each location in a timely manner. Ensure safe and effective marine operations with minimum rig downtime are performed on all installations under their responsibility.
    • Provide oversight to Rig Managers to ensure vessel inspections are being carried out in time and certification required by Regulatory, Class and Flag State (ISPS, ISM, Safety, and Manning.) is maintained and up to date. Ensure that corrective actions are being closed out while Out of Service (OOS) time is being minimized.
    • Ensure that multi-year plans are in place and are aligned with the strategic and other long term business objectives of the company.
    • Ensure that Hardware and Management System Audits (MSAs) are carried out and that corrective actions are scheduled and tracked to completion.
    • Ensure that the rig downtime protocol is adhered to, downtime events are investigated (OER’s and Topset Investigations), corrective actions are developed and lessons learned are shared.
    • Ensure that adequate resources are available to effectively manage overdue PM tasks and major maintenance projects.
    • Ensure that Rig Managers conduct regular rig visits to effectively communicate with OIM’s, Department Supervisors, and rig personnel regarding crew concerns, performance results and expectations, operational integrity, and to review the physical condition of the equipment and the asset.

     

    Contract Management & Customer Relations

     

    • Support Rig Managers in their role as primary customer contact for all service provision related matters. Foster “can do” attitude while adhering to Transocean’s policies and procedures.
    • Monitor and evaluate customer concerns and disputes. Respond quickly to meet their needs identified though daily meetings, Rig Managers’ feedback, SQFs, etc. and resolve problems.
    • Support Rig Managers with technical information and proposed solutions on equipment issues.
    • Review rig maintenance and equipment planning which affects rig activity forecasts and OOS planning. Ensure that rig OOS planning is clearly communicated to customers.
    • Be familiar with the contractual requirements and ensure delivery of all rig based services as defined by the drilling contract.

     

    Asset Management

     

    • Ensure rig assets are maintained according to Transocean’s Maintenance standards and that plans for regular maintenance, short-term and long-term asset preservation are in place and executed in accordance with Transocean’s Asset Management Handbook.
    • Ensure plans for OOS time are in place (ex: rig/equipment upgrades, replacements, or overhauls; UWILD, SPS or other inspections; shipyard maintenance periods or emergency repairs) and adequate resources are assigned to this type of projects.

     

    Financial Management

     

    • Responsible for the annual budget and quarterly forecast updates of all personnel and headcount costs including travel, expenses, training, and consolidation / review of asset management expenditures for the cost centers under his / her responsibility.
    • Review BudVars on a monthly basis to ensure controls are in place and budget forecast plans are accurate and effective for cost centers under his / her responsibility.
    • Ensure that effective communications and planning are coordinated with Project Managers for Managed Projects.

     

    EDUCATION:

     

    • High School diploma or equivalent with rig based experience
    • Technical or Engineering degree (ex: Drilling, Petroleum, Mechanical or other), in lieu of above.

     

    EXPERIENCE:

     

    • 15 - 20 years of experience in the drilling industry. 5-10 years of experience as a Rig Manager including Performance / Asset Rig Manager and /or previous experience in a staff position (QHSE, Marketing, Engineering, HR, etc.). Must have Well Control and Construction experience in one or more of these roles: Driller, Toolpusher, OIM, Operations Engineer, Drilling Engineer, Rig Manager, Rig Manager Performance or other similar support roles.
    • Formal business training including good understanding of Profit & Loss Statements and Company’s financial results.

     

    SKILLS:

     

    • Computer literacy to facilitate the use of company provided proprietary software (ex: APT, RMS, GMS). Must possess very good communication skills; oral and written. Ability to plan, strategize and direct operational issues as required. Leadership skills to develop individuals within the rig and office teams.

     

    SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

     

    • Ability to motivate and manage an organization within a challenging operation environment.
    • Familiarity with a wide range of rig and well operations which supports safe and effective operation decision making.
    • Possesses a sound knowledge and understanding of Transocean operation standards, in particular Transocean Operations Manuals, Well Control Handbook, Marine Compliance Manual, Maintenance Standards and Asset Management Handbook and expectations.
    • Familiarity with codes, regulations, flag state, classification societies, equipment maintenance and industry standards required for the safe operation of the asset.
    • Ability to prioritize and manage daily situations related to operations, personnel, customer, reporting, and risk management.
    • Ability to collaborate and oversee other functions (ex: Human Resources, Supply Chain, Finance), establish and run stand-alone offices.

     

    SUPERVISION:

     

    • This position directly supervises Rig Managers (ideally 3 to 5) and other Operations Managers, when applicable. In situations when managing a stand-alone office, OM must be able to manage other function representatives.

     

    BUDGETS:

     

    • Ability to oversee budget plans in line with the company strategic and long term objectives. Clear understanding of the company’s financial deliverables.

     

    Note:

     

    • The above is not a complete list of duties but a guide, as tasks and objectives can change depending on needs.
    • National Commuter role only. No Expatriate package currently available for this position.

     

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    Technical Manager

     

    BASIC FUNCTION:

    • Manage, develop and motivate field support personnel (Well Control Equipment and Subsea Support, RMS Support, TFS) to assist higher level trouble-shooting of rig problems and in ensuring assets integrity for the optimum amount of operational uptime.
    • Responsible for ensuring that company policy is followed with respect to the required technical review and approval. Ensure proper investigation to operational and safety related events pertaining to maintenance, collection of lessons learned and ensure they are communicated within the company as required.
    • TM must lead by example and show visible demonstration of the Transocean Vision by focusing on these three key areas: People, Customers and Execution.

    DUTIES

    HSE and Operational Integrity Leadership

    • Maintain and support safety vision of an "Incident Free Workplace, all the time, everywhere”. Act as Safety Leader at all times.
    • Adhere to the requirements of Transocean Health & Safety and Environment Manuals (HQS-HSE-PP-01 and HQS-HSE-PP-02).
    • Assist Operations Managers and Rig Managers in addressing any safety related concerns.
    • Support local management during Major Emergency events.
    • Assist Operations Managers and Rig Managers in ensuring all Operations Integrity requirements are met by their rigs and crews.

    People

    • Take a proactive approach in mentoring and developing field support personnel.
    • Ensure training compliance, development and succession planning is in place for all field support personnel.
    • Guide and coach Asset Managers.
    • Assist HR in evaluating prospective new hires for electrical, mechanical and subsea positions both offshore and onshore.
    • Evaluate rig maintenance personnel periodically and recommend changes, and training to rig management.
    • Allocate and direct divisional field support personnel within division to leverage the maximum support for operations while minimizing expenses. Work closely with HR in determining where to assign potential field support personnel.

    Operations

    • Assist local operations teams in delivering safe and efficient operations with maximum equipment uptime by providing sound technical support.
    • Provide direct support to the Operations Manager, Rig Manager and Asset Manager in situations involving significant equipment downtime or equipment incidents.

    Customer Relations

    • Discuss technical issues with customers and make presentations to them as required.

    Technical Support

    • Establish and maintain single point concept for all technical issues in the division.
    • Manage division shared equipment spares while ensuring assets are maintained in ready to use condition to improve rig uptime.
    • Promote maintenance concepts and predictive maintenance concepts that prevent downtime and equipment malfunctions.
    • Ensure that the appropriate corporate resources are requested to assist for trouble shooting.
    • Investigate significant downtime and safety event to ensure that the root causes are identified, documented and communicated through the Company as deemed appropriate. Where applicable, liaise with Corporate Asset teams to include lessons learned into new maintenance policies and procedures.
    • Review all asset related modification requests (ex: RMRs and REAs) to determine appropriateness and the level of support required to implement the change. Follow up with Corporate Engineering group if required.
    • Establish and periodically review acceptance criteria for equipment testing and inspections in the division according to Transocean’s standards.
    • Visit and certify machine, welding and repair shops for validation of quality, and specifications used.
    • Advise and recommend solutions to field operation problems.
    • Review rig lay-up and reactivation procedures.
    • Promote technical exchanges and information sharing with other field support groups to minimize duplication of efforts and maximize global impact.
    • Review equipment and maintenance standards and provide feedback to Corporate Asset teams.
    • Regularly review division short-term and long-term asset plans and provide feedback to local management.
    • Ensure all assets in the division maintain continuous assessments of the rig condition and are following up on corrective actions.
    • Ensure that the Rig Maintenance System (RMS) is followed and regularly reviewed in accordance with company policies and procedures.

    Project Management and Out of Service time

    • Provide support to local management teams when planning and undergoing Out of Service time (ex: rig/equipment upgrades, replacements, or overhauls; UWILD, SPS, or other inspections; shipyard maintenance periods or emergency repairs).
    • Regularly review Out of Service plans for each rig to ensure minimum dayrate exposure. Encourage local management to address as many maintenance and repair items as possible during normal operations without incurring loss of dayrate and by minimizing maintenance delays and postponement of work until the next Out of Service period.

    Supply Chain Management

    • Provide division Purchasing Department with recommended sources for frequently ordered parts and equipment.
    • Promote the establishment of sound relationships with vendors. Provide regular updates to vendors regarding their performance and improvement areas to meet company requirements.

    Financial Management

    • Assist General Manager in reviewing Asset plans and Project Approval (PA) requests through provision of technical advice.

    EDUCATION:

    • Engineering degree or equivalent training and experience.

    EXPERIENCE:

    • Minimum of 12 years related industry experience while serving in similar management positions.

    SKILLS:

    • Must possess very good communication skills; oral and written. Ability to plan, strategize and direct technical issues as required.

    SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

    • Broad interdisciplinary background in various areas of mechanical and electrical machinery, engineering, data processing and an intimate knowledge of various items of drilling equipment and associated technical issues.
    • Possess a sound knowledge and understanding of Transocean operation standards, in particular Maintenance Standards and Asset Management Handbook.
    • General knowledge of preventative maintenance systems and concepts.
    • Ability to communicate effectively and maintain continuous flow of ideas by building a team environment.

    BUDGETS:

    • Recommending budget requirements for division spares.
    • Ability to oversee budget plans in line with the company strategic and long term objectives.
    • Clear understanding of the company’s financial deliverables.

    INGENUITY:

    • Considerable ingenuity is required in identifying equipment failure root causes and solutions to problems encountered on the leading edge of drilling technology, while maintaining existing equipment in both operable and safe condition.
    • Able to prioritize and manage complex daily situations related to technical issues, technical field support, rig equipment and operations, customer and reporting.

    Note:

    • The above is not a complete list of duties but a guide, as tasks and objectives can change depending on needs.
    • National Commuter role only. No Expatriate package currently available for this position

    Method of Application

    To apply for any of these positions, visit Indigo Drilling Limited Career Page

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