Houston, TX, Texas

Our client is establishing a Gulf of Mexico Development organization to further integrate and deliver the Development strategy. This team will drive project delivery from pre-development through operation, align all stakeholders across the asset life cycle, and enable value by unlocking development opportunities through an integrated and predictable delivery model.

The SURF Lead will report functionally to the SURF Developments Manager and administratively to the Facilities Developments Manager.

Lead the Subsea, Umbilical, Riser and Flowline (SURF) design, integration, and delivery scopes for tieback project(s). Lead subsea project team(s) of internal Contractors in the management of the project(s) subsea scopes and provide direction to 3rd Party Contractors that support the project(s) development.

Responsibilities and duties:

  • In conjunction with the SURF Developments Manager, provide a comprehensive and consistent approach to SURF project planning & execution across all project(s) stages
  • Provide technical solution and scope development for tieback project(s)
  • Lead embedded contractor resources required to support project(s) execution
  • Manage 3rd Party contractor resources to support SURF project(s) execution
  • Ensure comprehensive value capture approach through project(s) opportunities, risk, cost, and schedule development
  • Support the integration of key innovation and technology facets into SURF developments
  • Leverages relationships with contractors, vendors, partners, and internal stakeholders to enable strong project delivery
  • Adherence to the Management of Change process
  • Support Operations Handover and Startup activitie


  • 8 years of relevant offshore SURF project delivery experience in offshore oil and gas
  • Comprehensive understanding of SURF equipment, including fabrication, controls, hardware, rigid and flexible pipe, and installation
  • Experience in interface management between 3rd Party Contractors and internal stakeholders
  • Experience providing SURF engineering and design management, including project execution experience from early engineering through execution/implementation
  • SURF construction management experience, including contract execution, and installation management
  • Understands Project Controls and Information Management requirements to support project cost, schedule, management of change, and document management processes
  • Knowledge of key SURF-Topsides-Hull interfaces to ensure comprehensive project evaluation and delivery
  • Understanding of offshore regulatory requirements in the Gulf of Mexico as they relate to SURF and overall project delivery
  • Comprehensive understanding of project risk management and mitigations to execute offshore oil and gas projects

Education, Training & Certifications:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering or related field
  • Working knowledge and use of Project Control systems and processes
  • Held subsea lead role in offshore oil and gas project(s)

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