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BW Offshore is a leading global provider of floating production services to the oil and gas industry, with an operating fleet of 16 FPSOs and one FSO. The company has an excellent track record on project execution and operations, with more than 30 years of experience. The company is represented in the major oil regions world-wide, with presence across Asia Pacific, Americas, Europe and West Africa. BW Offshore is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange and is part of the BW Group, one of the world’s largest maritime groups.

Maintenance Superintendent

BW Offshore is recruiting Maintenance Superintendents for our fleet of FPSOs. Employment will be based on either a 5 weeks on / 5 weeks off or a 6 weeks on / 6 weeks off rotation dependent on location of the asset. Please visit for fleet overview.

Key tasks and responsibilities

  • Manage and control the Maintenance Department to ensure safe and efficient functioning of all technical facilities.
  • Responsible for all maintenance functions (mechanical, electrical, instrumentation and telecommunication).
  • Responsible for operation, condition monitoring and troubleshooting of relevant utility systems.
  • Responsible for technical integrity of the hull, structure, tanks, topside vessels and equipment etc.
  • Responsible for sufficient bunker on board as well as managing and planning bunkering operations.
  • Responsible for planning and accomplish of all maintenance activities as per the Computerised Maintenance Management System.
  • Perform criticality assessment of the equipment. Assign and review maintenance options.
  • Liaise with OIM and other Department Heads for planning maintenance and operation activities.
  • Responsible for pre-commissioning and commissioning during operation.
  • Ensure the Permit To Work system is controlled and adhered to as per requirements.
  • Ensure that regulatory and class requirements are adhered to.
  • Responsible for stock control of spare parts and consumables within area of responsibility.
  • Responsible for control of hazardous substances that are used/ stored within the Maintenance department.
  • Responsible for the relevant Risk Assessments.
  • Participate in the investigation of accidents and incidents.
  • Responsible for the Computerized Maintenance Management System.
  • Responsible for managing vendors and contractors safely and effectively.
  • Responsible for the training and development of subordinates and trainees.
  • Responsible for competency assessment and performance evaluation of subordinates, including provide feedback.
  • Help shape a healthy corporate culture on board, proactively thinking communication and about maintaining a positive working environment.
  • Provide input to budget and control expenditure.
  • Prepare and administer required reports. Maintain appropriate documentation.
  • Member of Emergency Response Team.


  • Ideally seven years’ experience as engineer in the Oil and Gas industry with at least two years in the supervisory position.
  • Previous internal experience in the Company is an advantage.
  • Preferably previous experience from working in a multicultural environment.


  • Chief Engineer or equivalent mechanical degree.
  • Relevant experience may replace the educational requirements.


  • Good understanding of FPSO systems.
  • Good knowledge of Computerized Maintenance Management Systems.
  • Knowledge of the relevant requirements of the classification societies and international rules and regulations.
  • Good computer and use of computerized maintenance management skills.
  • Understanding of investigative techniques and methods.


  • Ability to deliver high quality work on time.
  • Strong leadership qualities and initiatives.
  • Willingness and engagement towards training and developing the crew members within the department.
  • Good inter-personal and communication skill.
  • Self-Motivated and willing to take initiative.
  • Proven interpersonal skills, culturally aware and demonstrated experience of working within a multi-cultural multi discipline environment.
  • Fluent in English, oral and written.
  • Proactive and able to work independently applying a structured and systematic approach.
  • The position may require additional travel and/or temporary assignments at project premises or corporate offices.


Job type: Permanent
Working hours: Full-time
Working days: Shift
Application deadline: 30/06/2017
Expected Start Date: Q3 2017
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Contacts: Simen Asak Ruud
Mobile: +47 97787438