Metocean Analyst

Houston, Texas, United States

Job Reference 1190872

Location Houston, Texas, United States

Industry Power - Generation

Function Engineering & Design

Job Type Contract

Date Added June 27, 2023

Our client, a major Oil and Gas company, is looking for a remote Metocean Analyst position to work on a 2 years contract.

The scope of this position is to bring your expertise and knowledge relative to the evaluation and description of local sites conditions for offshore wind projects. Your role is to collect, process and analyse metocean data to describe the site conditions used for detailed engineering and get the site condition certified by the Certified Verification Agent (CVA). The metocean analyst is a key resource in the team to provide reliable certifiable data and report, technical support and coordination with all other technical workstream and acts as a reference on the definition of the site conditions. Within the Technical and Delivery team, you will report to the Metocean Manager.
The position is to support the delivery of metocean deliverables to a Joint Venture Project Team, based in the the USA. Travel to the project office is expected, expenses for this will be covered. It is expected that two trips to the project office may be required each year.

Basic Function:
  • Enter daily production inventory in SAP for 7 polypropylene production lines.
  • Process 10,000 to 12,500 railcars to storage and customers.
  • Responsible for accuracy of 250 to 300 mmlbs of finished goods inventory.

  1. Establish preliminary site conditions (10%)
  • Collect available metocean data for the area (regional models and measurements), either publicly available or from third parties.
  • Validate the data and identify the most accurate data for the project
  • Perform the metocean statistical analyses for operational and extreme conditions
  • Write metocean site assessment reports and prepare reliable metocean timeseries.
  1. Establish detailed site conditions for detailed engineering purposes (35%)
  • Lead the technical preparation of RFP in collaboration with the Procurement team to obtain third-party detailed metocean modelling reports and timeseries for specific project areas, as well as other supporting analysis (scouring, sedimentation, etc.).
  • Tracking and follow-up on work advancement from third party, both on technical and contractual aspects.
  • Review reports, challenge consultants on deliverables and compare to internal assumptions and results.
  • Write the metocean Site Assessment Report.
  1. Internal coordination with internal SMEs (20%)
  • Plan and lead regular updates with other internal technical teams on the progress of obtaining new site conditions, align task and deliverables with projects’ and other team’s schedules.
  • Provide technical support to internal teams and other partners.
  • Ensure adequate communication of the current data and reports to use.
  1. Certification of site conditions by the CVA (15%)
  • Follow-up of the certification of design basis part A and contractors’ design basis by the CVA
  • Make sure that site conditions are complete, properly and orderly updated in Site Assessment Report to be submitted to the Certified Verification Agent (CVA) and are adequately documented.
  • Submit the site conditions report to the CVA, follow-up the review and comment processes with the CVA and interface with consultants to make sure all questions are answered.
  • Get the site conditions certified.
  • 4. Data processing, modelling, tool development and measurement campaign (15%)
  • Establish a weather forecast strategy to be used during construction, installation and O&M activities
  • Execute statistical analysis of operational and extreme conditions 
  • Perform detailed hydrodynamic and sea state modelling
  • Support the measurement campaign strategy from prospection to construction, RFP preparation and review, buoy deployment and maintenance activities
  • Validate data quality 
  • Improve internal tools and methods
  • Identify, develop and perform R&D needs and tasks
  • Identify standards, minimal employer’s requirements, etc.
  • 5% - Other duties as assigned

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, specialised in hydrodynamic and sea state modelling.
  • Competent in meteorology, oceanography, hydrodynamics, fluid mechanics, statistics and programming (Python, R, Matlab or equivalent).
  • 3 to 5 years experience in offshore project environmental, ideally in relation to offshore wind project development.
  • Strong experience in data analysis.
  • Experience in the preparation and deployment of measurement campaign using buoys.
    Ideally, specific experience on extreme conditions such as hurricanes and typhoons.

  • Outstanding interpersonal oral and written communication, presentation skills required
  • Fluent in English. French is a plus.
  • Highly motivated, autonomous ability to work well with others and be a good team player
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural context and a fast-paced JV environment
  • Strong attention to detail and high degree of organizational skills 

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