BOP & Production Equipment Specialist

Ingleside (Preferred); Houston (Considered), TX

Position Overview & Responsibilities

The BOP & Production Equipment Specialist will provide direct support to the Maintenance Superintendent. This role will provide maintenance function oversight between the MWCC central office and the Shore-base delivery personnel to ensure a high level of safety and quality. This role will oversee high exposure maintenance activities at the Shore-bases (i.e., capping stack regulatory pressure testing/repair, subsea equipment testing/repair and topside production equipment testing/repair).  Where maintenance is being performed at Contractor location, this role will provide oversight as the MWCC representative to assure that work is conducted as planned and address any gaps or necessary follow-up activities.  This job will require travel to shore base locations, various contractor and supplier locations, and material delivery points.

Primary Responsibilities of this role are:

  • Safety leadership and oversight of assigned work
  • Maintenance and repair of BOPs, wellhead connectors, valves, and capping stacks
  • High-pressure testing and function testing of capping stacks and associated equipment

Functional Responsibilities for this position include but are not limited to:

  • Provided exceptional safety leadership in all work situations, environments and exercise Stop Work Authority if required.
  • Demonstrate effective leadership and commitment to operational excellence and readiness to support emergency response in a well containment situations.
  • Mentoring/Train and guide MWCC and contract maintenance personnel in safe working practices and proper execution of work tasks.
  • Participate in weekly work planning and scheduling review meetings.
  • Witness factory acceptance tests (FATs) for new equipment as requested by Maintenance or Engineering.
  • Provide oversight of repair and fabrication work performed at vendor locations.
  • Advise the Maintenance Superintendent on issues relating to equipment integrity and regulatory compliance.
  • Conduct maintenance audits to ensure PM criteria is up to date and best in class for long term equipment reliability 
  • Oversee quarterly pressure and function testing of 5 Capping Stacks, and associated equipment (i.e., connectors, etc.) that reside in our shore base facilities in Ingleside, TX.
  • Interface with BSEE during witnessed Capping Stack tests and ensure that all documentation is properly maintained.
  • Oversee Capping Stack, and Capping Stack associated equipment, repairs should these become necessary.
  • Supporting the development of maintenance specifications, procedures, work scope, and other relevant maintenance instruction documentation.
  • Assuring leased and mutual aid equipment are maintained and inspected by the owner to ensure equipment availability and reliability when needed.
  • Ensure maintenance documentation “Historical Data” are up to date to meet MWCC, Member, and regulatory requirements in SAP maintenance management system.
  • Assisting in Operations Readiness activity as required throughout the MWCC Project
  • Interfacing with external companies delivering projects or aspects of projects for MWCC to assure MWCC expectations are being met.
  • Analyzing and evaluating Maintenance procedures to ensure content is accurate and up to date and make recommendations to improve procedures and other functional content to improve performance.
  • Provide leadership guidance for troubleshooting/root cause analysis of equipment problems and make recommendations for remediation.
  • Periodically assist in the review of spares quantities and storage conditions at shore bases to assure adequate quantity and condition for use in deployment or preservation mode.

Support Maintenance/Engineering/Operations Department with following activities: 

  • Oversee quarterly pressure and function testing of 5 Capping Stacks, and associated equipment (i.e., connectors, etc.) that reside in our shore base facilities in Ingleside, TX.
  • Interface with BSEE during witnessed Capping Stack tests and ensure that all documentation is properly maintained.
  • Oversee Capping Stack, and Capping Stack associated equipment, repairs should these become necessary.
  • Supporting the development of maintenance specifications, procedures, work scope, and other relevant maintenance instruction documentation.
  • Assuring leased and mutual aid equipment are maintained and inspected by the owner to ensure equipment availability and reliability when needed.
  • Ensure maintenance documentation “Historical Data” are up to date to meet MWCC, Member, and regulatory requirements in SAP maintenance management system.
  • Assisting in Operations Readiness activity as required throughout the MWCC Project
  • Interfacing with external companies delivering projects or aspects of projects for MWCC to assure MWCC expectations are being met.
  • Analyzing and evaluating Maintenance procedures to ensure content is accurate and up to date and make recommendations to improve procedures and other functional content to improve performance.
  • Provide leadership guidance for troubleshooting/root cause analysis of equipment problems and make recommendations for remediation.
  • Periodically assist in the review of spares quantities and storage conditions at shore bases to assure adequate quantity and condition for use in deployment or preservation mode.

Activation Responsibilities (Capping Stack Superintendent – Night Shift)

Below are the responsibilities for this position related to and during the timeframe MWCC is activated to respond to a well control incident in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. 

  • Work as a member of the MWCC Emergency Response Organization on an as needed basis in the event of activation, or preparations/drills for same, in response to a well control incident and perform job duties commensurate with your assigned role.
  • Participate, as required, in Incident Management Team (IMT) trainings and drills.
  • Ensure Capping Stack nighttime make ready and pre-deployment activities are conducted safely and as per deployment procedures
  • Ensure all pre deployment documentation is filled out and maintained for leadership approval.
  • May be required to travel offshore to provide support during Capping Stack installation.
  • As the nighttime Capping Stack Superintendent act as the offshore MWCC representative on the vessel of opportunity during deployment and bridge communication between MWCC contractors and MWCC Command. 

Background, Qualifications, & Experience 

General

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 10+ years’ Offshore experience with a minimum of 10 years of leadership/supervisory experience “Deepwater experience preferred”
  • 2 years’ experience with a Computerized Maintenance Management System “CMMS” Preferable SAP
  • Have a fully conversant understanding of hydraulic schematic drawings and understanding of subsea field hydraulics
  • Specific industry experience in the maintenance, testing and repair oversight of BOP, subsea wellhead connectors, hot stab control panels, and other ROV equipment associated with a subsea well control capping stack or in oil and gas production facilities operations and maintenance
  • 2 years working with government agencies (i.e., BSEE and USCG) managing onsite regulatory testing and correspondence
  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to foster a collaborative environment
  • Visibly demonstrate the commitment to safety and operational excellence through values of safety, integrity, and excellence
  • Collaborate effectively across organizational boundaries as a team player
  • Shows professionalism during difficult situations and resolve issues
  • Exhibits strong problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Displays innovation with a curiosity and openness to new ideas
  • Communicates effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Maintains effectiveness in a changing environment
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Strong understanding of Sub- Sea systems including installation and remote operation.
  • Experience in marine and production or drilling facility operations/systems
  • Good understanding of topside equipment such as pumps, motors, valves, etc.
  • 5+ years’ experience with SAP maintenance management system 

Response-Specific

  • National Incident Management System (NIMS) / Incident Command System (ICS)
    • Incident Command System (ICS) experience, preferably as a member of an Incident Management Team.
    • ICS 100 and 200 certifications.
  • Subsea equipment and installation methods (including offset)
    • Knowledgeable on offshore incident site installation and operational start-up of well control equipment.
  • Subsea equipment operation and soft shut-in procedures
    • Strong understanding of BOPs, subsea wellhead connectors, hot stab control panels, and other ROV equipment associated with a subsea well control capping stack.
  • Regulations, Permits and Approvals (including testing requirements)
    • Demonstrated knowledge of applicable BSEE and USCG regulations and working with regulatory inspectors during testing.
  • Contractor Management
    • Proven experience managing multiple contractors, in high-stress work environment, to accomplish work safely, efficiently and effectively. 
    • Strong contractor offshore equipment mobilization and maintenance experience of well control equipment. 

Location: Ingleside, TX (Preferred)

                Houston, TX (Considered) 

Travel: 10% - 15% if primary location is Ingleside, TX

            50% - 70% if primary location is Houston, TX 

Schedule: Eligible for 5/40 and 9/80 schedule 

Physical Demands

This position requires meeting the physical demands of the Office Based Jobs role, Offshore Jobs role and Shore Base/Non-Office Jobs role as described below. The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Office Based Job

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, climb stairs, use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms close to and overhead of their body. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move items up to 25 pounds.

Shore base/non-Office Jobs 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to harsh environmental conditions (heat and cold), fumes or airborne particles, moving mechanical parts and vibration, congested work environments, and heavy equipment operations. The noise level in the work environment and job sites can be loud.  

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. This position is regularly active and requires being able to manipulate components such as valves and other mechanical equipment, standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, and climbing stairs and access ladders on a routine basis. The employee must frequently lift and/or move items up to fifty pounds. Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. 

Offshore Marine/Ship Jobs 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to harsh environmental conditions (heat and cold), fumes or airborne particles, moving mechanical parts and vibration, congested work environments, and heavy equipment operations. The noise level in the work environment and job sites can be loud and may require the extended use of hearing protection.  

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. This position is very active and may be required to manipulate components such as valves and other mechanical equipment, standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, and climbing stairs and access ladders on a routine basis. The employee may frequently lift and/or move items up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.  

This job may require visits to vessels and facilities while in port and potentially offshore and will need to have met the physical requirements to complete HUET training or have a valid HUET certification. This includes but is not limited to the physical abilities to transfer shore to ship, ship to ship, helicopter to ship while using approved means such as bridges and personnel transfer devices.  Frequent ascending/descending stairs or ladders safely, is required along with working below decks in restricted spaces. Ability to successfully complete U.S. Coast Guard physical examination.

 

Marine Well Containment Company provides equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.