Deputy Topsides Manager

Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Job Reference 1196819

Location Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Industry Oil & Gas - LNG

Function Budget / Cost Control

Job Type Contract

Date Added November 6, 2023

Airswift are a Global Manpower Provider specializing in the Energy, Infrastructure & IT sectors. Present in more than 70 countries around the world, our reach and capabilities in the markets we service is unparalleled in the industry.

Airswift are currently seeking a Deputy Topsides Manager- Australian Operations with Project experience in O&G working to support a Major Energy Industry. Candidates with Oil and Gas or Energy experience will be considered.

  • Location Perth 
  • Duration 12 month potential extension depending on performance 
  • Competitive salary 
  • Need candidates with Offshore facilities experince 


  • Project represents a significant development on the Ichthys Asset allowing production plateau extension and ultimate recovery increase through lowering offshore CPF arrival pressures. Phase 2b is expected to achieve RFSU in Q4 2025. 
  • This position is responsible for the execution of all Topsides integration (Brownfield) aspects of the Phase 2b Project. 
  • Integration of the Booster Compressor Module (BCM) into live Offshore Central Processing Facility (CPF). This scope is covering Engineering/Procurement/Integration/Hook up/Shut Down/Commissioning/Start-Up Assistance/Hand over to Operation team end 2025. 
  • Interface:
  • The position is also responsible to assist/provide support to Interface Lead to ensure smooth interface between Topside and others packages (Tow &Installation/BCM). Also Topside Manager will have to interface with Technical Directorate as required. 
  • Delegate: Possibly Phase 2b GM delegate during his time off. 



Occupational Health and Safety/ HSE Environment

  • Conduct all activities in a safe and efficient manner in accordance with the Company's policies and procedures, ensuring the welfare of personnel and the protection of assets and the environment at all times. 
  • Ensure all personnel in the team,
  • including contractors, are fully versed and compliant with the Company’s safety procedures and values
  • Prepare a Personal Safety Commitment Statement and demonstrate compliance. 
  • Ensure all activities minimize the impact on the environment in line with Company’s policies and requirements. 

Responsibilities -Topside Delivery Management

  • Lead the topsides integration & engineering team to achieve timely and efficient execution of Phase 2b CPF integration work. The Topside team is an integrated team, composing of Inpex / ESC (Currently Wood) / MSC (Currently Trace) personnel.
  • Engineering: with the assistance of Topside Engineering Manager, finalize 2b detailed engineering until close out of engineering (RLMU). Ensure optimization of Low-Cost Center utilization. 
  • Procurement: with the assistance of Procurement & Logistic Lead, manage all the procurement/expediting/logistic of Brownfield scope. 
  • Integration: with the assistance of Implementations Leads, manage all the Integration scope from preparation stage until Integration offshore (including 

Business Systems

  • Microsoft Packages, SAP 

Technical Systems

  • Project planning and cost management tools.

Qualifications Requirements


  • Tertiary Engineering Degree 
  • Post-Graduate Management Qualifications 


Skills & Experience Requirements

  • Minimum 20 years-experience in the Oil & Gas industry, with 10 years’ experience of engineering and construction management on large oil & gas projects 
  • Strong understanding of project execution management systems including commercial, planning and budgeting processes. 
  • Experience in project management and managing multi-discipline teams.(ie Manager position at least for the last 10 years) 
  •  Multiple Experiences in Hook up offshore environment. Greenfield / Brownfield (construction & commissioning) offshore experience. 


Working knowledge of::

  1. Upstream and downstream facility technologies. 
  2. Engineering, procurement, fabrication, construction, hook-up and commissioning. 
  3. Commissioning Management System 


- Wider assurance issues, quality, safety, environmental 

• Highly competent, motivated person with good interpersonal and influencing skills. 

• Able to diplomatically manage ambiguity, conflict and uncertainty in a culturally diverse environment. 

• High awareness of safe working practices associated with design, construction, pre- commissioning, installation, hook-up and commissioning of oil & gas facilities. 

• Excellent communication skills, verbal and written and the ability to influence a wide range of senior stakeholders to successfully support the objectives and outcomes of this role. 

• Well-developed leadership and decision-making skills. 

If you would like to be considered for the position, please apply direct to this advertisement with your CV & contact details or send the same to  

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