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Operations Specialists (Offsites) M/F

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As an international multi-technical services subsidiary of the SPIE group, SPIE Oil & Gas Services provides the oil and gas industry with a complete range of resources and skills for exploring and investigating new fields, building and operating facilities and optimising production in the best possible conditions in terms of safety, costs, lead times and quality.

With around 3,200 employees of 73 different nationalities working in 30 countries in Europe, Africa, the Asia-Pacific region and the Middle East, SPIE Oil & Gas Services offers services across five business major lines – well delivery & management, projects, engineering & construction, assessment & competency development, commissioning & start up, operations, maintenance & asset integrity – for its customers, including operators, engineering firms, and oil and gas contractors.

With around 47,200 employees and a strong local presence, SPIE achieved in 2019 consolidated revenues of €6.9 billion and consolidated EBITA of €416 million.  



Position description

Job title

Operations Specialists (Offsites) M/F

Contract type

International Contract

Contractual hours

Full time

Employee Status


Job description

This is an opportunity for you to participate in the supervision of the pre-commissioning / commissioning activities according to detailed procedures.

Your main duties will be:-

-Ensure the daily operation of the units in accordance with Safety, Occupational Health, Environmental Conservation and Protection Company regulations;

-Optimize the daily operation of the installations;

-Maintain and improve the “operational tools”;

-Participate in Operational Budget process and contribute to the personnel management.

-Develop and coordinate master plan of all pre-commissioning, commissioning and start-up of the project.

-Ensure capturing lessons learned from previous projects; identify opportunities for increasing readiness assurance;

-Mitigate pre-commissioning, commissioning and start-up risks and provide suggested improvements for identified gaps.

-Supervise progress of preparations, secured requested materials and manpower for scheduled daily activities;Supervise the pre-commissioning / commissioning activities according to detailed procedures;

-Participated in startup and Run test for Dynamic Equipment together with Vendor;Participate to plant inspection for mechanical completion;

-Perform with success performance tests and interim operation


Ideally you will have a Bachelor Degree in Chemical Engineering or equivalent with a minimum of 15 years' of proven experience in a crude oil refinery. You will have at least 12 years' of experience in a similar position and ideally previous experience in the GCC.

You will have proven experience in one or more aspects of offsites from the following: IRT Lines; SHU Utility Area; Local Ship Pumps; Marine Shipping Pumps;Transfer Pumps; SHUIABA Harbour and Oil Pier.

It is desirable, you will also have knowledge of: Interconnecting Pipeways - ICP Tie-ins; Crude; NG; Desal; Fresh a Coordination; Acid Gas Flare; and Flare Systems.

You will have experience in PMC / EPC organisation in the field of Refinery / Petrochemicals industries in handling commissioning of major projects of value not less than $500 million each.

You will have a good level of computer literacy and be proficient in Microsoft Office. You will need excellent communication and presentation skills both written and verbal in English.

Position localisation



Candidate criteria

Minimum level of experience required

6 years or more


English (C-Professional working proficiency)