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Lead Marine Engineer

Kakinada, India

Job Reference 1181029

Location Kakinada, India

Industry Oil & Gas - FPSO

Function Commissioning

Job Type Contract

Date Added November 18, 2022

Airswift is an international workforce solutions provider within the energy, process and infrastructure industries. Airswift serves as a strategic partner to our clients, offering a turnkey workforce solution to capture and deliver the top talent needed to complete successful projects by aligning with the unique needs of our clients.  With over 800 employees and 6,000 contractors operating in over 50 countries, our geographical reach and pool of talent available is unmatched in the industry and the level of experience, exposure and expertise that the organization has is unparalleled. 

Our client is seeking an Lead Marine Engineer to work within their facilities located in India.  

Lead Marine Engineer

Primary Objective

  • Support the marine systems’ start-up and operation for a large and complex deepwater FPSO project in a safe, efficient, cost effective and timely manner.  The FPSO is self-propelled and has a disconnectable turret.
  • Ensure the project conforms to the customer's requirements and all applicable regulatory and code requirements.


  • Lead the marine activities during installation and support offshore commissioning and operation.
  • Address marine system related queries and technical clarification questions from operations and vendors.
  • Assist trouble-shooting during construction, mechanical completion, pre-commissioning and commissioning through to start-up including operations.
  • Drive progress of the marine scope and ensure the equipment delivered meets the project requirements such as functional specifications, operability, reliability and availability.
  • Scope, review and approve aspects of work including both in-house and Contractor prepared studies and engineering.
  • Review Contractor’s documentation during the execution of design, procurement and fabrication/construction activities, ensuring the quality of the work is in accordance to the contract requirements.
  • Ensure the equipment is installed correctly via creation/review of thorough installation and pre-commissioning procedures and that interfaces with all project team personnel are properly and effectively managed.
  • Provide engineering inputs in technical reviews to ensure technical integrity, efficiency, and safety of facilities.
  • Conduct inspections, factory acceptance tests, and on site acceptance tests as required.
  • Ensure that all work is done in a manner consistent with Company’s guidelines and policies.
  • Manage interfaces with other EPC contracts, and the project Topsides, Hull and Subsea Team including implementation of required technical assurance on own scope.


Essential Skills/Experience

  • Previous technical, practical and leadership experience in deepwater FPSO projects.
  • Previous experience in design and delivery of disconnectable turret mooring systems for FPSOs.

Qualifications and Experience Required

  • Degree in Engineering
  • Minimum 15 years’ experience in offshore oil and gas industry with a focus on FPSOs.
  • Must be able to work in India or obtain visa.
  • Technical Professional with broad and deep knowledge of deepwater FPSO design, fabrication, installation, pre-commissioning and commissioning and should have played a key role in the delivery of at least one major deepwater FPSO project involving a disconnectable turret mooring system design and installation.


Qualifications and Experience Required (continued)

  • Able to work within and interface with mixed teams of professionals located globally.
  • Have excellent communication and negotiating skills.
  • Team player, self-motivated, with coaching skills, persistence, and with ability to think outside- the-box.
  • Visibly demonstrates personal and company HSE commitment.
  • Demonstrates capability to proactively implement plans and follow through with sustained execution, meeting project milestones.
  • Able to maintain composure under pressure while providing clear and decisive leadership
  • Able to deal with multiple, often conflicting, goals and priorities.
  • Must have strong management and leadership skills and also be capable of easily and productively working in a multi-cultural team environment.

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