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Technical Manager at Pacific Drilling


Desired Expertise:   Operations Manager
Experience:   10+ years
Minimum Education:   High School/Secondary
Location:   Lagos, Nigeria
Employment Type:   Full Time Salaried Employee
Job Status:    Active / Open

Job Description:

The Nigeria Technical Manager is "first line of defense" for technical queries from the client and supports the management team onshore, offshore, and maintenance department in Houston.

Qualifications and Experience

10 years offshore experience in the maintenance department with increasing responsibilities on deep water installations, the last 5 years as head of maintenance department.
5 years experience onshore in support function in offshore environment.
Proven track record of supervisory and English communication skills (oral and written).
Familiar and experienced with computer based maintenance programs for offshore drilling units.
Extensive training and experience with electrical, mechanical and hydraulic systems on, or equivalent with offshore floating deepwater 5th or 6th generation rigs.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

Comply with Pacific Drilling Code of Conduct and supporting policies, standards and applicable process documentation.
Perform all work according to agreed expectations of both internal and external customers, focus on doing things right first time, every time and contribute actively to continual improvement activities.
Supports Rig Manager during meetings with the client.
Leads meetings with the Client for reports and explanations to events and technical issues.
Implementing approved MOC`s (By Houston Technical Department)
Initiates client requested MOC`s and liaise with Houston Technical Department for implementation.
Perform all work according to agreed expectations of both internal and external customers.
Provide technical advice and support as required by Onshore and Offshore Rig- and Operations Management.
Plan and organize third party activities.
Provide coordinated services during project execution.
Represent Pacific Drilling during acceptance testing of equipment as appropriate.
Analyze division-wide equipment breakdowns and liaise with Houston Technical Support to be able to make suggestions for maintenance timing or equipment replacement.
Act as intermediary between technical staff on rig, corporate technical departments, and equipment and services suppliers on technical issues.
Ensure that maintenance system and routines adhere to corporate standards.
Liaise with departments responsible for compliance related to HSE and HR legislation, finance legislation and maritime certification authorities.
Ensure technical staff meet company guidelines and legal and regulatory requirements, including necessary competence and certifications.
Coordinate, supervise, and accept onshore repairs and inspect work scope, including budgets.

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