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Turbine Specialist

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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

Turbine Specialist

Contract type

International Contract

Contractual hours

Full time

Employee Status


Job description

Within the framework of Deep Water Operations, This position is responsible for the operation, monitoring and leading routine and non-routine maintenance of 6 units Rolls Royce gas turbines consist of RB211 24G gas generator and RT 62 power turbine (and the auxiliaries) located within AKPO FPSO OML 130, in a safe and environmentally responsible manner.


Position to report to: MTMC Site Rep.
Direct subordinates: 2
Main contractors supervised: none


Production level : during plateau period = 175 000 bpd, 530 MMSCFD gas
Company staff managed during operations : none
Contractors staff managed during operations: 2
Budget (in Millions USD) : nil
Technology involved in the job: Gas Turbines, Compressors, Diesel Engines, Static Equipment, other Mechanical items.

• Responsible for the Operation and Maintenance of the Akpo Turbo-generator package
• Organizes on site the maintenance operations which are related to turbo machines and auxiliaries and provide technical support, analysis and troubleshooting.
• Assists the planning team by giving any technical support for the preparation of the jobs in his discipline.
• Contact OEM Technical support for assistance in Turbo-generator package fault resolution and follow up with OEM & Onshore support team in clearing all the issues on the equipment.
• Assists specialists working under Specific Maintenance Contracts (SMC).
• Ensures that the COMPANY’s HSE regulations are respected and enforced (especially procedures related to Work Permits), as well as approved operating procedures and standard industry practice during performance of maintenance operations placed under his responsibility.
• Leads interventions using the CMMS and checks intervention reports in the CMMS (including those concerning SMC) and writes the technical reports related to his field,
• Ensures that the transfer of knowledge by mentoring occurs properly within his teams, and actively participates in training of subordinates
• Carries out, at the MTMC Site Rep. request, any intervention within his field of competence.
• Takes charge of the systems under his responsibility in case of breakdown until operational






Oil & Gas production process
- Plant Integrity Management System, Codes, Standard
- Condition Monitoring Techniques
- Mechanical Techniques
Related areas :
- Construction, installation
- Safety of personnel and installations
- Quality Assurance & Control

Management of personnel
- Knowledge of Rotating Machinery equipment
- Knowledge of Lifting equipment
- Knowledge of Exchangers, Valves and Piping



Technical Engineer / Higher National Diploma (HND) or equivalent in Mechanical / Electrical / Instrumentation Engineering with a minimum of 5 to 10 years’ experience in the operation and maintenance of Gas Turbines and auxiliaries in oil and gas production installations or power generation plant
• A thorough, demonstrated understanding of plant operations, strong understanding of Gas Turbine and axial compressor, DCS, ESD, F&G, Field Bus, Field instrumentations, PLC, Bentley Nevada and online condition monitoring system, Mechanics, Hydraulics, Electricity and Electronics.
• Understanding SAP/R3 PM modules as relate to Notification, work orders, PM’s, and spare parts inventories.
• Experience in Troubleshooting, Root Cause Analysis, Health Checks, monitoring, PM and Corrective Maintenance.
• Physical ability to work on offshore installations in the climatic conditions of the site,
• Competent computer skills, especially Microsoft Office products; Excel, and Word.
• Solid knowledge of plant engineering and plant maintenance functions and how they relate to operations.
• Strong oral and written communication skills in English Language.
• Ability to comprehend and apply technical information, including mechanical and electrical drawings (such as blueprints, P&IDs, single-line diagrams and schematics) to problem-solving situations and trouble-shooting.
• Ability to communicate and coordinate work on technical subjects with others across job families and with outside vendors.
• Must have proven ability as a leader of small team. Perfectly competent and independent in his field, he must show common sense and organizational ability.
• A hand on experience on Rolls Royce RB211 24G turbo Gas Turbine is a pre-requisite.

Position localisation


Offshore location, Nigeria

Candidate criteria

Minimum level of experience required

10 years or more


English (C-Professional working proficiency)