Marine Engineer


About this job

  • Industry: Oil & Gas
  • Area of expertise: Construction, Commissioning & Operations
  • Location: Romania

What is required?

  • Hours per week: 40
  • Education level: Academic Bachelor

About this role: Marine Engineer

  • Marine Engineer required for long term opportunity, working for a leading operator on an exciting offshore greenfield gas development in the Black Sea.


  • Marine Engineer will be supporting the Operations team and be accountable for specification, tendering, contracting, construction/conversion, and commissioning of a Field Support Vessel (FSV) for a Normally Unmanned (NUI) Shallow Water Platform (SWP) located in the Black Sea offshore Romania;
  • Ensure strong HSSE commitment and performance throughout all phases of the FSV project.
  • Act as Marine Technical Authority for all matters related to build or conversion of the FSV;
  • Accountable for adherence to budget and planning as part of the overall project execution plan;


  • Establish Vessel specification and data sheets to meet the production uptime requirements for the SWP;
  • The specification includes as a vital part a walk-to-work gangway solution as well as management of personnel, spares, materials, and workshops onboard the FSV;
  • Ensure full buy-in for the specification from all stakeholders (inside and outside the project team) including relevant Peer reviews and partner approvals;
  • Together with the Contacts & Procurement team take responsibility for preparing for engagement with ship brokers to obtain relevant market data;
  • Based on market data prepare budget and plans for incorporation in the overall project budget and plan;
  • Develop and manage contract strategy and tender for field support vessel with key focus areas of Quality, Cost and Safe Delivery of the FSV;
  • Negotiate a contract with selected Ship Owner ensuring all Operational requirements are included and catered for;
  • Assume the role as Project Manager/Contract Owner for the duration of the contract to final approval of the vessel.
  • Responsible for defining technical requirement for the SWP Contractor interface to the FSV (walk-towork gang way, material handling etc.);
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable Class rules, IMO, MARPOL, other local and international rules and regulations, as well as company rules and procedures;
  • Work closely with the Ship Owner’s site management, make site visits, attend sea trials and assist respective technical teams with guarantee claims as and when required;
  • Keep up to date with changes in Class rules, IMO, MARPOL, local and international rules and regulations;
  • Managing designated site staff and coordinate with the respective technical teams on any project requirements;
  • Follow up on new developments in engine design alternatives (green fuel sources such as LNG or battery power systems, hydrogen/ammonia etc.);
  • Responsible for application of Best Available Technologies (BAT) as part of a drive to minimize emission from the vessel’s Construction and Operation;
  • Monitor vessel performance data during trials and communicate results as necessary;
  • Implement and develop guidelines, processes, procedures and work instructions for Life-of-field operation of the vessel;
  • Responsible for defining operational parameters that ensures optimal up-time of the vessel versus running cost;
  • Perform ad-hoc duties as and when required;
  • Monitor and endorse crew competency as contractually agreed;
  • Selection of the best whole of life cost outcome for the vessels and running costs;
  • Bring into an operational state the vessel within the company’s Operations environment;

HSE duties:

  • To ascertain and respect the legislation’s and internal provisions in the field of health, safety, security and environment protection at work, protection against fire and civil protection as long as their implementation measures; to use the equipment of the current and protection activity according to the technical instructions; not affect the good functioning, not alter, change or arbitrary remove the security devices in the building where he/she is working; to communicate immediately to the employer and/or assigned employees any situation on which he/she have serious reasons to consider as a danger for the security and health of the employees, as well as any malfunctioning of the protection system; to inform the line manager and/or the employer about the accidents suffered; to cooperate with the employer and/or assigned employees in order to make possible the implementation of any measures orrequirements of the law or related authorities; to cooperate with the employer and/or the related authorities in order to allow a work environment and work conditions without risks for security and health; to act, according to the procedures established at the work place, in case of occurrence of any imminent fire danger or other emergency situation; to provide to assigned persons all known data and information concerning occurred work accidents and/or fires.; to attend medical health surveillance examinations at the workplace, as planned by the occupational health physician with the employer’s agreement;
  • Responsible for health, safety, security and protection of the environment at the workplace, participates in HSSE training (according to competency maps), and contributes to integrate HSSE into the company culture.


  • A professional with extensive knowledge across own discipline. Has excellent understanding of the business context, all interfaces and inter-dependencies and manages complex workflows with other disciplines in a multi-cultural environment;
  • More than 12 years of experience in relevant roles. Strong knowledge and familiarity with Class rules and Marine regulations;
  • University degree in Mechanical/Electrical or Marine Engineering, Naval Architect, Master Mariner/Chief Officer or equivalent qualifications;
  • Strong personal commitment to HSSE.
  • Experience in the offshore oil and gas industry and advantage;
  • Very good knowledge of principles, strategies, working methods within the marine/shipping environment;
  • Professional with a high degree of integrity and honesty;
  • Proven skills in people management and staff motivation;
  • Holds others accountable by monitoring progress and results - and by giving effective feedback;
  • Able to make tough decisions when appropriate;
  • Able to motivate and mobilize others; creates a team environment where everyone wants to do their best to deliver results;
  • Good command of English (spoken and written);
  • Knowledge of Romanian language an advantage;
  • Experience in working in a shared services organization represents an advantage;
  • Thrives in a high pressure, fast-paced environment;
  • Willingness to innovate and leverage emerging technologies’ potentials;
  • Excellent communication, negotiation and intercultural skills, both verbal and written (preferably in English);
  • Demonstrated ability to build trust and strong cross-functional relationships across an organization, to achieve common goals;
  • Takes a constructive and proactive approach to problem solving;
  • Familiarity and understanding of shipbuilding processes;
  • Reporting capability to communicate to vendor, owner and shipyard;
  • A team player who is hands-on and meticulous in his/her work and can deliver within tight deadlines;
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to independently prioritize multiple tasks and bring projects or assignments to completion.

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Matthew Duane
Brunel Energy UK Manchester

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