Company: Orion Group Skills: Rig Manager Experience: 25 + Years Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree Employment Type: Full Time Contractor Salary: Negotiable Location: Qatar, Qatar Status: Active
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ASSISTANT MANAGER RIG OPERATIONS Job Description:Position reports to Drilling Manager – OffshoreManages the operations on four offshore drilling or workover unit’s rigs including the monitoring and management of drilling contractors and resolving operational problems in cooperation with two subordinate Superintendents; ensure that the drilling or intervention objectives are achieved in a safe and efficient manner.Ensures that all drilling operations are conducted safely and efficiently in accordance with the approved drilling program and the CLIENT Drilling Reference Manual (DRM) to ensure that drilling, workover and intervention operations are planned and programmed correctly and thereafter efficiently executed.Provides advice and support to the Superintendents and when necessary take the lead to manage and solve critical operational problems. This will involve the detailed analysis of operational data and the coordination of input from other colleagues in other CLIENT departments including: Field Development and Well Integrity. Manages HSE aspects of all offshore drilling and workover rigs by enforcing the requirements of the Drilling Reference Manual (DRM). Lead the accident investigation teams for all high potential onshore rig incidents (including all Lost Time Incidents) and ensure lessons are captured and corrective action is taken across all drilling related operations. Required qualifications, experience and expertise: BSc in Engineering or a relevant science disciplineIWCF Certified – Supervisor LevelAn experienced professional with minimum 25 years’ experience in offshore drilling and workover operations.Minimum 5 years as an Offshore Drilling Supervisor and 5 years as an Offshore Drilling Superintendent.Minimum 5 years’ experience with a major IOC or NOC at a senior levelKnowledge of “Process Safety” related to drilling operations.Proven leadership and people management skills with a keen awareness of cultural sensitivities and a passion for managing HSE.Strong communication skills in English (demonstrated verbal and written skills)High energy and enthusiasm for delivering outstanding performance, with a “can do” attitude and proven track record in drilling and workover operationsKnowledge of OpenWells and Well Engineering software such as Compass Wellplan and Stress Check xi. Tendering and contracting experience. xii. Ability to coach and support Qatari Development staff.Our role in supporting diversity and inclusionAs an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.

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Orion Group are one of the world’s largest Engineering Recruitment Specialists.  With over 22 years experience Orion are market leaders in the field of International oil & gas recruitment, with regional offices in all the worlds major oil centres, including Houston, Aberdeen, Singapore, Alaska and Kazakhstan. Orion currently has around 4000 contractors working worldwide with 8 offices in the UK and 19 internationally.


Orion work with some of the world’s largest companies providing manpower solutions for both contract and permanent positions. The group operates within the following industry sectors: Oil & Gas, Power & Utilities, Construction, Aerospace, Rail, Mining, IT & Telecoms and Office & Commercial.


In 2009 Orion were awarded the Queens Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category

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