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SUBSEA INSTALLATION PROJECT LEAD
The incumbent is required to lead, direct and support the Project Team and
Subsea Delivery Team on the installation of the Subsea project.
• Proven ability to work effectively with project teams and contractors.
• Ability to successfully lead and motivate others in a highly matrix international environment to
accomplish business objectives with strong interpersonal and leadership skills.
• Experience working in a technical engineering environment as well as the manufacturing processes
of heavy equipment or systems.
• Proven financial estimating, budgeting and Profit & Loss experience in managing multi-million dollar
• Ability to improve processes and get others' buy-in as a business change agent and to work across
diverse personalities, agendas and management levels across organizations to achieve project goals.
• Capable of developing and writing Project Management processes and work instructions as well as
demonstrate competency in using standard project management tools.
• Strong oral and written communication skills with the ability to write clear project specifications, give
clear instructions, communicate with all levels of an organization and have proven executive level
• Proven analytical, problem solving and organizational skills and the ability to apply advanced aspects
of the engineering and quality assurance concepts to solve practical business problems.
Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities
• Manages contracts, contractors and resources overall including all aspects of interface management
-- resolve conflicts, disputes and disagreements in an efficient manner in accordance with good
industrial relations practice.
• Implement effective change management techniques and manages change and change order
• Leads in installation team integration and team alignment with all parties/groups associated with proj
• Determines the risks to delivery and ensures adequate risk mitigation or elimination contingency plans
• Provides leadership in addressing Safety objectives (No Harm/No Damage)
• Establish quality assurance plan for project's construction and fabrication requirements
• Oversees and ensure that construction activities are fully aligned with pre-commissioning and
• Manages vessel activities, campaigns and priorities while interfacing within the project and other projects.
• Ensures activities are in compliance with Operating Management System.
• Interfaces with Project Team, Marine, Fabrication, Quality, Engineering and the Area
(asset)/Production to ensure alignment and communication for the scope of work
• Manages the provision of needed materials over project's timeline and provides assurance of
required procurement procedures implementation.
Qualification and Experience
• Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering or related discipline
• 8-10 years of Lead Project Engineering for large multidiscipline Oil and Gas Projects
• 5-10 years of International experience
• Strong Subsea Engineering and analysis skills
Applications should be addressed to:
91-92 Union Road
Deadline for submissions of Applicants -- February 19th 2016
UNSUITABLE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACKNOWLEDGED 0128052
In this January 18 file photo, a female Aedes aegypti mosquito acquires a blood meal on the arm of a
researcher at the Biomedical Sciences Institute in the Sao Paulo's University in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The Aedes
aegypti can spread the Zika virus, which is spreading in parts of Latin America and the Caribbean and usually
causes a mild illness but is now suspected in an unusual birth defect and possibly other health issues.
A rare tropical disease is spreading
in parts of Latin America and the
Caribbean. The mosquito-borne Zika
virus usually causes a mild illness
but is now suspected in an unusual
birth defect and possibly other health
issues. Some things to know:
WHAT IS ZIKA?
The Zika (ZEE -ka) virus was first
discovered in monkey in Uganda in
1947; its name comes from the Zika
forest where it was first discovered. It
is native mainly to tropical Africa, with
outbreaks in Southeast Asia and the
Pacific Islands. It showed up in Brazil
last year and has since been seen in
many Latin American countries and
HOW IS IT SPREAD?
It is transmitted through bites from
the same kind of mosquitoes that can
spread other tropical diseases, like
dengue fever, chikungunya and yellow
fever. It is not known to spread from
person to person. Investigators, though,
are exploring the possibility that the
virus can be passed on through sex---
it was found in one man s semen in
Tahiti and there s been another report
of possible spread of the virus through
The World Health Organization says
Zika is rapidly spreading in the Amer-
icas because it is new to the region,
people aren t immune to it, and the
Aedes aegypti mosquito that carries
it is just about everywhere---including
along the southern United States.
Canada and Chile are the only places
without this mosquito.
ARE THERE SYMPTOMS?
Experts think most people infected
with Zika virus don t get sick. And
those that do usually develop mild
symptoms---fever, rash, joint pain, and
red eyes---which usually last no more
than a week. There is no specific med-
icine and there hasn t been a vaccine
developed for it, which is the case for
some other tropical illnesses that cause
WHY IS IT A CONCERN NOW?
In Brazil, there s been mounting evi-
dence linking Zika infection in preg-
nant women to a rare birth defect
called microcephaly, in which a new-
born s head is smaller than normal
and the brain may not have developed
properly. Brazilian health officials last
October noticed a spike in cases of
microcephaly in tandem with the Zika
outbreak. The connection to Zika is
still being investigated, and officials
note there are many causes of the con-
dition. Nearly 4,000 cases have been
Meanwhile, doctors have noted
increased reports of a nerve condition
called Guillain-Barre (gee-YAHN -
buh-RAY) that can cause paralysis.
But the link to the Zika virus is not
clear; other infections can spark the
problem, including dengue fever.
CAN THE SPREAD BE STOPPED?
Individuals can protect themselves
from mosquito bites by using insect
repellents, and wearing long sleeves
and long pants---especially during day-
light, when the mosquitoes tend to be
most active, health officials say. Elim-
inating breeding spots and controlling
mosquito populations can help prevent
the spread of the virus.
HAVE THERE BEEN
CASES IN THE US?
Yes, but in travellers. There ve been
more than two dozen cases diagnosed
in the US since 2007, all travellers who
are believed to have caught it overseas.
(Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands
have each had a recent case that didn t
involve a traveller.)
The kind of mosquito that spreads
Zika is found along the southern United
States, so experts think it s likely the
pests may end up spreading the virus
there. But officials also have said Zika
infections probably won t be a big
problem in the US for a number of
reasons, including the more common
use of air conditioning and door and
window screens. Recent US outbreaks
of dengue and chikungunya---carried
by the same mosquito---suggest any
Zika outbreaks may be relatively small,
said Dr Lyle Petersen of the Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention.
ARE THERE ANY TRAVEL
US health officials recommend that
pregnant women should consider post-
poning trips to 22 destinations. Latin
America: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia,
Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana,
Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mex-
ico, Panama, Paraguay, Suriname and
Venezuela. In the Caribbean: Barbados,
Guadeloupe, Haiti, Martinique, St
Martin and Puerto Rico. Also, Cape
Verde, off the coast of western Africa;
and Samoa in the South Pacific.
In Brazil, most of the mothers who
had babies with microcephaly were
apparently infected during the first
trimester, but there is some evidence
the birth defect can occur later in the
pregnancy, CDC officials say. The travel
alert applies to women in any stage
of pregnancy. (AP)
What to know about
the tropical Zika virus
in Latin America
The World Health Organization
says Zika is rapidly spreading in
the Americas because it is new
to the region, people aren't
immune to it, and the Aedes
aegypti mosquito that carries it
is just about everywhere---
including along the southern
United States. Canada and Chile
are the only places without this
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