Senior Project Engineer - Subsea Decommissioning


Senior Project Engineer - Decommissioning


Contract Type - PAYE (Inside IR35)

Position Overview

The Senior Project Engineer role is responsible for managing decommissioning projects to support the overall Decommissioning Program

Our client is considering the options available to contract both the well abandonment and the facilities removals scope for their North Sea Assets. A design competition for the integrated decommissioning of the field will be launched and progressed over the next 12-18months.


The Senior Project Engineer shall support the Projects Lead to ensure that the projects are planned, and executed to meet the safety, environmental and decommissioning obligations of the business, and effectively manage interfaces with other business stakeholders and contractor teams supporting the work-scopes

Key Duties

  • Project Management
  • Support the commercial tender process for the fully integrated Decommissioning Project
  • Support the development of key project controls including Project Execution Plan (PEP), Project Schedule, Assurance Plan, HSE Management Plan, and Budget
  • Manage and monitor project including Cost, Schedule, Risk and Opportunity, Stakeholder Engagement, Permits Licenses and Consents (PLANC), Procurement / Subcontracts, and Interfaces
  • Project communication and reporting including coordinating meetings, developing project reports and the update of intranet sites


  • Monitor HSE Management plan to ensure all work is executed in line with this plan
  • Ensure that HSE statistics are collated and reported
  • Monitor the close-out of HSE actions on the project including Synergy actions

Budget / Cost

  • Development of cost estimate and budgets
  • Preparation of Authorisation for Expenditure (AFE) and Financial Memorandum (FM)
  • Monitor cost expenditure and provide cost forecasts
  • Manage project changes (MoC Process) to identify change, obtain approval and subsequently implement change


  • Lead / participate in the development of the Project Plans ensuring that they are resources, logic linked and baselined
  • Monitor progress on a weekly basis ensure that
  • Ensure corrective action is taken for slippage / deviations

Risk and Opportunity

  • Ensure the Opportunity and Risk register is developed
  • Ensure risk and opportunities and proactively managed and mitigated
  • Coordination and review of lessons learned to implement where appropriate onto project

Procurement / Subcontract Management

  • Development of Scope for outsourced workscopes;
  • Participate in the tender process including evaluation and recommendation
  • Manage / monitor the outsource scope through execution of the work


  • Management / coordination between external stakeholders (regulators, government authorities), internal stakeholders (Wells, Subsurface, Subsea, Operations), and Suppliers / Subcontractors
  • Ensure actions are being systematically tracked and closed in a timely manner

Education Attainment & Accreditation

  • Engineering qualification (degree or equivalent)
  • Work experience of Major Projects in the Oil & Gas industry
  • Professional Skills & Experience
  • Project Management experience on a range of projects:
  • Facilities, Subsea, Wells;
  • Select, Define, Execute stages;
  • Good commercial awareness and experience of the tender evaluation and clarification process
  • Strong safety awareness
  • Experience in the use of project controls to manage a projects including Cost, Schedule, Risk, and Change Management
  • Decommissioning experience in Oil and Gas, Nuclear or other industries
  • Knowledge of the UK regulatory regime for Oil and Gas Decommissioning
  • Knowledge of the Safety Case regulations and application to Decommissioning



Able to visit offshore platform to participate in visits and surveys

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