BW Offshore Offshore

Senior Operations Technician

 BW Offshore is looking for a Senior Operations Technician for our FPSO BW Catcher. Work location for this role is the UK North Sea. Employment will be based on a 3 weeks on / 3 weeks off rotation.



    • Supervise start-up, operation, shutdown and first line maintenance of all FPSO process, marine and utility systems, under the direction of the Operations Superintendent
    • Act as Permit to Work Coordinator
    • Responsible for ensuring continued safe operations on the FPSO during night shift
    • Supervise the operation of safety control systems
    • Assist with optimization of chemical consumption
    • Supervise laboratory operations and operation of associated equipment
    • Support in meeting of production objectives within the given design parameters, complying with Client production, injection, gas export or import and offloading plans, but always within the context of a safe operating environment
    • Assist in the planning and execution of assurance routines for safety critical equipment and systems
    • Assist in the planning and execution of safe isolation and reinstatement of plant and systems
    • Ensure that process plant, utility and cargo system modification requests are processed under the Management of Change procedure
    • Ensure that discharges and emissions remain within given (environmental) limits
    • Responsible for ensuring that relevant requirements of the Safety and Environmental Management System (SEMS) are used as the term of reference for activities controlled by him/her
    • Assist in the development and revision of procedures and standing instructions for the Department
    • Assist with the production of Risk Assessments. Participate in the investigation of accidents and incidents and administer the Synergy system as it applies to the Department
    • Update and complete records within the IFS CMMS that reflects the work carried out daily and give comprehensive handover to back-to-backs of all events and information relevant to time on duty. This will include an update on all changes in plant conditions, changes and additions to standing and daily instructions and, as required, the status of work permits within assigned area. Handovers are regarded as critical to the safe operation of the platform systems and equipment; Maintain a good working environment in all working areas and ensure good housekeeping and safe working conditions
    • Prioritize workload to ensure safety critical backlog is kept to a minimum
    • Responsible for the production of the daily operations report and prepare required reports
    • Liaise with other departments for coordination of maintenance activities
    • Assist in meeting maintenance objectives
    • Use IFS Maintenance Management System to generate work orders, update records etc
    • Carry out consumables stock control
    •  Use the Permit To Work system, prepare permits. Adhere to Permit To Work requirements
    • Ensure that vendors and contractors are manged safely and effectively
    • Undertake training both on and offshore relevant to the position
    • Perform on the job training for newly started colleagues
    •  Assist in the competency assessment and performance evaluation of subordinates as required, and provide regular feedback


    • Participate in the emergency peparedness drills, the safety meetings, and on the job training


    • Member of the Emergency Response Team


  • Assist in any other work as directed by Department Head


  • The holder of this position has the necessary authorities to carry out the responsibilities stated above.

Qualification requirements


  • According to Training Matrix
  • Ideally a formal Engineering qualification, but lack of formal education may be compensated by long relevant experience
  • Relevant OPITO approved vocational qualification e.g. City & Guilds Level 3 Petroleum Processing Technology (POL) or NVQ/SVQ Level 3 Processing Operations: Hydrocarbons


  • Ideally 3 years’ operational experience on an offshore processing facility with 2 years’ in a supervisory position
  • Ideally 5 years of experience on an offshore processing facility or FPSOs
  • Previous experience working in a multinational environment is desirable

Interpersonal skills

  • Ideal behavioral preference
  • Able to make critical decisions under pressure
  • Works in a precise and accurate manner
  • Capable of working with and analysing detailed information
  • Meticulously follows rules and procedures
  • Analytical and manages data and information logically


  •  Fluent Oral and Written English
  •  According to the Unit Training Matrix.
  • According to BW Offshore Competence Assurance Matrix.
  • Good computer and use of CMMS skills (no shortening of words)
  • Relevant national and regional rules and regulations
  •  Design parameters
  • Safety Case
  • Emergency Response Procedure


  •  Ordinarily resident in the EU or the ECC with the right to work in the UK
  • The position may require additional travel and/or temporary assignments at project premises or corporate offices






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Colleen Gray
Telephone: +44 1224 900 260
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