Company: Pacific Drilling Inc Skills: Rig Manager Other Skills: Deepwater Operations Experience: 5 + Years Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee Location: Houston, Texas, United States Status: Active No location/work authorization restrictions found.

The Rig Manager is in overall charge of the assigned onshore and offshore rig operations, and has a key role in ensuring the achievement of planned objectives with regards to:

• Adherence to Pacific Drilling Management System,
• Profit & Loss targets,
• Efficient rig operations,
• Development and competency of personnel,
• Customer satisfaction.

Ensure all activities are carried out according to State, Class, Flag and client requirements including the reporting of accidents and dangerous occurrences.

Act as a Safety Leader ensuring the ongoing identification of hazards and the implementation of controls to manage the associated risks with a special focus on Permit to Work and Isolation procedures. Lead the team in the planning of goals and objectives for the annual QHSE plan with crews.

Ensure that operations are planned, organized, supervised and executed in accordance with well programs, rig move plans, Pacific Drilling requirements and contractual obligations.

Timely prepares and reviews for accuracy customer’s billing for dayrate, business partner’s services and reimbursable materials. Monitor to ensure payment is received in accordance with the terms of the contract.

Monitor all daily rig costs and focus on the efficient and effective utilization of resources.

Establish annual goals and objectives for rig operations in accordance with Company directives. Provide strong leadership and support to the Rig Management Team in achieving rig goals and objectives.

Ensures that meaningful annual performance evaluations of rig personnel are completed and intermediate performance evaluations are timely completed when below standard performance is noticed. Evaluations recommendations are followed up.

Provide recommendations and input related to rig personnel recruiting, hiring, transfer promotions and terminations, furthermore ensures that the companies recruitment and disciplinary guidance protocol is adhered to.

Communicate and provide input to Senior Management related to rig operations and the development and refinement of operating procedures and budgets.

Understand the technology that is required for rig operations. Assist with the evaluation of new technologies and products to determine their applicability to our immediate and future needs.

Provide reports as required by the organization and client, including KPI reports, monthly rig reports, variance reports, operating budget reporting and end of month rig utilization report

Ensure the preventive and planned maintenance program is carried out in accordance with Pacific Drilling procedures, verify the integrity of all safety critical equipment and regularly participate in internal audits to ensure compliance.

Drive continuous improvement culture by assessing the effectiveness & efficiency of the overall operations, initiating performance improvements, sharing and adapting companies’ best practices and lessons learned.


The Rig Manager is required to have:

– High School degree (University degree preferred). Work experience and demonstrated ability of oral and written communications may be substituted in lieu of formal education.
– Five years management experience in deepwater operations.
– Strong leadership and customer relationship skills.

Pacific Drilling is a fast growing company that is dedicated to becoming the preferred ultra-deepwater drilling contractor. The employees of Pacific Drilling consist of a group of hard working, results driven and passionate people. At the core of our company values is a customer oriented environment that operates with the utmost integrity.


If you are interested in a challenging and rewarding career, we would like to hear from you!

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