Senior Field Superintendent (SURF)

Theodore, AL

Position Overview & Responsibilities

The Senior Field Superintendent will have direct functional responsibility for the delivery of shore base operations, maintenance activities, general services and overall safety.  The role will enforce the safe execution of work management principles on daily activities which are associated with MWCC equipment. Some travel will be required between shore bases and Houston HQ for effective implementation and execution of job duties.

In the event of MCV (Modular Capture Vessels) and SURF (Subsea Umbilicals, Risers, and Flowlines) activation, the Senior Field Superintendent will provide “on vessel” leadership during capture operations in conjunction with vessel owner and responsible party.

Primary Responsibilities of this role are:

  • Safety leadership and functional oversight of all SURF Shore Base work.
  • Provides oversight and direction to TFMC employees and work activities at SURF.
  • Owns the SURF work execution schedule.
  • Collaborates with the MWCC Maintenance Superintendent to ensure that work is performed efficiently and effectively. 
  • Participates in community relations activities

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

  • Demonstrate effective leadership and commitment to operational excellence and readiness to respond to a loss of well containment event.
  • During activation, supports the Deployment team in delivery assurance of SURF equipment called out, training of contract operators and daily operations onboard the MCV’s.
  • Responsible for enforcing safe work practices and business delivery requirements at the MWCC shore bases.
  • Responsible for safe and efficient performance of contract staff assigned to MWCC shore bases.
  • Responsible for collaboration with Maintenance and Logistics teams to establish and schedule maintenance execution and support activities for all MWCC equipment as prescribed by the MWCC Maintenance function.
  • Ensure all shore base operations are planned, executed, and audited with the highest degree of safety, integrity and excellence. 
  • Ensure essential shore base contractor’s capability and readiness via scheduled and unscheduled assessments, and other appropriate methods.
  • Support development and implementation of MWCC’s Operations Excellence System and maintain strong ties to HSE organization to facilitate daily shore base activities.
  • Responsible for investing time in individual learning and development to enhance own leadership and interpersonal skills.
  • Collaborate with all MWCC functional teams in preparation of any new or revised Integrity Critical Operating procedures.
  • In collaboration with the MWCC Training function and Marine Operations, ensure the training, development and readiness of the contract operating staff (Reservists) necessary to operate the MWCC equipment in the event of emergency response.
  • Analyze and evaluate maintenance procedures and standard operating procedures, to improve the maintenance delivery and maintainability, reliability, and efficient operation of the equipment.
  • Ensure that MWCC maintenance delivery activities are compliant with all internal integrity requirements.
  • Provide the information required for updating all Key Performance Indicators and setting/achieving/surpassing monthly departmental Goals and Objectives.
  • Perform other similar or related duties as assigned such as, trouble-shooting problems, ensuring good housekeeping, environment protection, etc.
  • Responsible for mentoring and training Field Foremen so that they can effectively function as the Senior Field Superintendent’s delegate in their absence.
  • Responsible for ensuring that all contract resources used for work execution are appropriate in number and capable of performing their intended work.
  • Collaborate with the Shore Base Contract Leadership to ensure effective work management activities and challenge contract resource consumption to ensure efficient and effective work execution.
  • Responsible for closely collaborating with the MWCC Maintenance Superintendent to ensure cost is controlled and closely monitored to ensure that maintenance work is within budget, highly efficient and effective.

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.
  • Provide SURF Shore Base deployment assurance on SURF systems during mobilization and loadout.
  • Provide onsite SURF Shore Base activity oversight with regards to safety and ensure that work is controlled through the use of MWCC Control of Work practices and in accordance with MWCC’s Operations Excellence System for Operations & Maintenance Procedures.
  • Provide SURF system handover quality assurance and after handover transition to support Modular Capture Vessel Operations.
  • Upon activation and once the Modular Capture Vessel(s) depart for extended flowback mode, this position will serve as one of the “on vessel” offshore Senior Field Superintendents overseeing production capture operations and supporting the vessel Master with emergency response activities on a rotational basis for up to 6 months. 

Background, Qualifications, & Experience 

General

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering or equivalent Oil and Gas Production experience.
  • Proficient knowledge of Bureau of Safety Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and United States Coast Guard (USCG) regulatory requirements for producing facilities.
  • Minimum of 20 years of leadership/supervisory experience in oil and gas operations.
  • Emergency Management experience.
  • Experience in marine operations/systems maintenance.
  • Current or elapsed USCG OIM License.
  • Ability to work on a rotating schedule of 14 days on and 14 days off with a possible extended schedule during emergency events.
  • Experience as an Incident Management Team Member and/or Working knowledge of Incident Command System framework.
  • Visibly demonstrate a commitment to safety and operational excellence through values of safety, integrity and excellence.
  • Must have an in-depth knowledge of maintenance management systems (preferably SAP) and maintenance practices. 
  • Must have an in-depth knowledge of planning and scheduling.
  • Must have an in-depth knowledge of Logistics and Inventory management practices.
  • Must have an in-depth knowledge of Crane Operations, lifting and rigging principles.
  • Must have a sound working knowledge of risk- based maintenance systems and performance and condition monitoring techniques and analysis.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in collaborating across organizational boundaries to improve organization delivery.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and has the ability to quickly learn other specialty software.
  • Has an understanding of marine operations and subsea equipment installation and remote operation of same.
  • Knowledge of Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) system (Human Machine Interface / Distributed Control System).
  • Mechanical knowledge of Power Generation, Centrifugal Pump Operations, and general maintenance of physical plant.
  • Demonstrated operations assurance experience.
  • Has a strong results orientation and demonstrates personal accountability.
  • 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.
  • Exhibits relationship and partnership building skills through building appropriate rapport, using diplomacy and tact, and gaining cooperation from others.
  • Inspires, motivates, and guides others towards goals to achieve results.
  • Influences others to translate vision into action. 

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.
  • Onshore and offshore logistics
    • Knowledgeable of onshore transportation (trucking) logistics and offshore marine and helicopter logistics. 
  • Configuration and layout of subsea architecture
    • Understanding of subsea flowback operations from wellhead/capping stack and subsea configuration of subsea equipment such as subsea manifolds, PLETS, flexible flowlines, risers, accumulators, etc.
  • Subsea equipment and installation methods (including offset)
    • Knowledgeable on offshore incident site installation and operational start-up of well control equipment.
  • Flow Assurance, including hydrate management
    • Working knowledge of fluid hydraulics and solid deposits such as gas hydrates.
  • Floating Production System Start-up
    • Strong experience leading start-up efforts during black start, cold start and warm start production operating conditions and emergency response. 
  • Floating Offshore Production Operations
    • Preferred experience or at least working knowledge of FPSO
  • Riser Turret System commissioning and operation
    • Working knowledge of oil & gas production through a Riser Turret system onboard an FPSO, planned and emergency disconnect as well as riser pull in and lay down
  • Marine Operations including dynamic positioning, storage and offloading, emergency response
    • Basic knowledge of marine operation to include DP, ballast control, production offloading via floating hose to shuttle tanker, etc.
  • 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:       Theodore, AL 

Travel:           15% 

Schedule:       Eligible for 5/40, 9/80, or 4/10 schedule 

Physical Demands 

This position requires meeting the physical demands of both the Office Based Jobs role, Shore Base/Non-Office Jobs role, and Offshore Marine/Ship 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.