Site Discipline Lead – Process at BW Offshore

BW Offshore is a leading global provider of floating production services to the oil and gas industry, with a fleet of 15 FPSOs and one FSO. The company has an excellent track record on project execution and operations, with more than 30 years of experience. The company is represented in the major oil regions world-wide, with presence across Asia Pacific, Americas, Europe and West Africa. BW Offshore is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange and is part of the BW Group, one of the world’s largest maritime groups.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Site Discipline Lead – Process

Location: Nigeria
Job type: Contract
Working hours: Full-time
Expected Start Date: 18/12/2017
Duration: 12 months

Job Description

  • BW Offshore is seeking candidates for the position of Site Discipline Lead – Process.
  • The  position will support the Process engineering requirements on BW Offshore’s FPSO Life extension projects in Nigeria and render technical support to other internal activities.
  • In line with NOGICDA (2010) requirements, this position is open to Nigerian Nationals only.

Key Tasks

  • Take a lead in all phases of FPSO Life extension projects from scope definition, engineering solutions, procurement technical assistance, construction, commissioning to completion
  • Responsible for designing the FPSO, including:
    • Develop and contribute with input to philosophies and design specification
    • Develop PFDs, P&IDs, data sheets, etc.
    • Develop material take-off and cost input for Process discipline
    • Ensure the design meets regulatory, class, client and corporate requirements
    • Give input to the master equipment list
    • Perform Process calculations and simulations
    • Follow-up contractors performing Process related studies
    • Meet with clients as needed
    • Participate in planning and execution of project HAZOP sessions
  • Take a lead in Process discipline activities and shape company engineering standards and best practices within the field
  • Coordinate, plan and schedule Process activities to ensure a logical sequence and timely preparation, review and revision of all related documents, as well as check and/or approve deliverables from the discipline, and assure schedule and quality are attained
  • Actively drive the development of relevant RFQ’s for module yards, integration yards, newbuild shipyards and equipment packages and prepare technical bid evaluations (input)
  • Follow-up design development, construction and testing activities
  • Review vendor documentation to ensure compliance with project requirements
  • Proactively support and cooperate with all engineering disciplines to achieve optimal design results, including relevant input and comments to other discipline deliveries
  • Work closely with and actively support Supply Chain, Estimation, Planning and other project teams
  • Review and approve deliverables from suppliers and contractors
  • Lead technical clarifications towards clients, sub suppliers, class and yard
  • Liaise with class, regulator and client for the submission of documents and close out of comments
  • Support Technical Maintenance & Support team, Operation Managers and offshore units as and when required, including visiting Units in operation as needed for technical support and troubleshooting
  • Act as a mentor and resource for new employees, less experienced colleagues and consultants


  • Ideally a Master’s degree in Process or Mechanical Engineering


  • Ideally 10+ years of relevant experience within the shipping and offshore industry with 3 to 5 years being in the FPSO industry

Interpersonal Skills:

  • Team player with the ability to lead
  • Proactive and able to work independently, applying a structured and systematic approach
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to ask relevant questions and provide thorough explanations
  • Ability to deliver in a high pressure, fast pace project environment
  • Ability to deliver high quality work on time
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary/multinational environment


  • Understand the various engineering disciplines and their interaction
  • Good understanding and knowledge of the FPSO topside process systems
  • Good knowledge of the different process equipment
  • In depth knowledge of the relevant requirements of the classification societies and international rules and regulations
  • Fluent in English (oral and written)


  • The position may require temporary assignments at project premises or on board units
  • The position may require heavy travel and long working hours in peak periods

Application Closing Date
30th November, 2017

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note: Only qualified candidates will be contacted

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