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Lifting Superintendant

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General information


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

Lifting Superintendant

Contract type

International Contract

Contractual hours

Full time

Employee Status


Job description

Ensures HSE values are well understood and are not breached under any circumstance while carrying out offshore
construction activities for a Full Field SHUTDOWN project

Reports to the Shutdown Specialist

The Lifting Superintendent is the designated ‘responsible person’ in overall charge of :

  • Prepares lifting/rigging plans.
  • Prepares the permit to work and getting it approved by Site Lifting Specialist.
  • Organizes the day to day lifting and rigging activities offshore in conjunction with ECP construction work leader.
  • Compiles and maintains a Rigging Loft register and ensures that equipment is in good conditions.
  • Ensures that the level of supervision on site is sufficient to meet project specifications requirements.
  • Acts as handling and lifting authority on validation of contractor’s key deliverables and prescribed audits as
  • Liaises with Site Lifting Specialist on a day to day basis for all lifting operations.
  • Reports any issue to construction work leader and maintains regular and efficient information to him.
  • Ensures that activities performed on site in the project perimeter fulfill project HSE requirements.
  • Reports any incident as per Company and Project rules.
  • Implements with Contractor Site Representative any Risk Assessment of Job Safety Analysis as required by Project
    HSE procedures.
  • Carries out all lifting operations supervision / monitoring activities required for the successful delivery of the
    Contracts assigned.
  • Participates in Job Hazard Analyses and Attends safety toolbox meetings on a daily basis with contractors' work
  • Creates work procedures; assesses contractors' personnel and equipment for suitability for the work.
  • Provides technical input on contractor and consultant selection with handling and lifting content.
  • Promotes best practice and use of innovative technology including maintenance of the CMS principles and the LMS.
  • Verifies that the lifting equipment satisfies regulatory requirements: Condition / fitness for purpose, SWL and WLL,
  • Serial No. Identification Number, Valid certificate, Colour code if applicable

Could be required to give assistant to other teams on site outside of the FMC team on technical issue relating to
lifting and handling.


The holder of this position must have the following qualifications:

  • Experience in Full field Shutdown projects
  •, or HND in Engineering Discipline or equivalent.
    Advanced rigging and lifting level 2 competences minimum
  • At least 5 to 10 years of experience in lifting and rigging operations
  • Experience in oil and gas or related industry to have knowledge of the specific environment linked to HSE aspects
  • Ability to work in a large multinational team
    Ability to work independently while maintaining good relations with colleagues and others
    Physical ability to work on offshore installations in the climatic conditions of the site

Working language:

English mandatory, French is an advantage

Position localisation


Offshore location

Candidate criteria

Minimum level of experience required

10 years or more


English (E-Native or bilingual proficiency)