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Marine Transportation Technical Lead

Seattle, Washington, United States



Posted: 11/15/2023

Ref: BH-252645

The Marine Transport Technical Lead will be based at the Project selected Marine Contractors offices in Seattle, WA -USA (Foss Maritime Company) and will lead the technical oversight of all selected Marine assets for the 2027 Marine Module Transport, including close participation with the Marine transport team for the preparation and planning of all fabricated modules and components from the sealift fabrication location at Ingleside, Texas to the North Slope Dock face. Working closely with the on-land Construction Supervisor to the 12-acre pad staging area. Fabricated components include sealifted process modules and ship loose items. The Marine Transportation Lead shall be the main contact for any technical issues with the selected Sealift Logistics Contractor(s) and oversee the engineering and transportation execution work.
In addition, the Marine Transportation Lead is expected to evaluate all project deliverables established by the Engineering and Procurement, Fabrication and as relevant for load out and marine transport in order to ensure smooth and timely transportation between Fabricator and Oliktok dock/12-acre pad. The Marine Transportation Lead shall be a key interface between the Project Team and relevant Engineering, Fabrication, Construction and Logistics contractor(s) to ensure designs and transportation plans are consistent with Project objectives.
A maximum of 12 Tugs and 12 Barges could be selected to execute the Marine Module transport.
The Marine Transport Technical Lead will report to the Marine Delivery Manager, based in Houston, TX
Your responsibilities may include:
•            Provide overall Marine leadership to the Team including definition of Marine Policies, Procedures, and Requirements for the project.
•            Provide oversight at the Marine Transportation Contractor to ensure the successful development and execution of transportation plans and schedules in alignment with the project schedule.
•            Ensure project conformance to Marine rules, regulations, international standards, and good industry practice, and that they are implemented in the project.
•            Lead Project engagement with Marine Assurance team for terminals and vessels
•            Provide key interface with engineering, fabrication, construction, and logistics contractors to develop the most cost effective and efficient means of transporting Project equipment, material, and fabricated components.
•            Interface with Company and Contractors to develop marine HSE plans including medical and spill response.
•            Review and provide comments on the engineering design, specifically with regards to component design, weight, and dimension for alignment with the marine transportation plan.
•            Assist in the development and/or review of project transportation studies and scenarios to evaluate transportation options.
•            Responsible for project deliverables for all marine module transport scope, ensure compliance with CPMS, Global Marine and other Company and external requirements.
•            Support the development of contract strategies for Transportation of all fabricated components.
•            Monitor progress, manpower, and budget regarding module transport scope
•            Participate in project planning, risking and contract strategy processes.
•            Support the development of transportation and fabrication schedules and review contractor/vendor schedules for alignment with key project dates.
•            Actively promote Company knowledge sharing; apply best practices, synergies, and lessons learned from other projects and operations.
•            Attend inter-discipline technical meetings and participate in the risk management process.
•            Ensures environmental requirements are protected and incorporated into project plans.

Basic / Required:
•            Bachelor’s degree or higher in Engineering or related field or foreign equivalent
•            10+ years of marine transport, projects / engineering experience in oil and gas industry
•            Willing and able (with or without reasonable accommodation) to travel up to 10% of the time on an annual basis.
•            5+ years’ experience transporting large, fabricated components on land and water.
•            5+ years’ experience with Arctic North Slope facilities and projects
•            5+ years’ experience with Capital Projects Management System (CPMS)
•            Advanced level technical competence and understanding of unique Alaska transportation and fabrication requirements.
•            Advanced level multi-tasking skills with ability to manage multiple ongoing activities.
•            Demonstrated performance as part of a team working on a large project and interfacing with other project leadership.
•            Listens actively and invites dialogue for shared understanding, then influences and acts to drive performance and achieve results.
•            Builds strong relationships based on trust and seeks collaboration across organizational boundaries to achieve goals.
•            Drives thoughtful and pragmatic change, encourages innovative thinking and continuous improvement, and models adaptability through resourcefulness, flexibility, and positivity.

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