Vacancy at Topaz Energy and Marine Ltd, United Arab Emirates

November 23, 2010 · Posted in Engineering 

Topaz Energy and Marine Ltd

Topaz Energy and Marine is one of the world’s premier engineering and marine services company. With Operations throughout the Middle East and the Caspian and vessel operations in North Africa and South East Asia, Topaz group employs over 6000 people. Topaz operates through two divisions – Topaz Marine and Topaz Engineering. Topaz Group’s offshore support vessel owning and operating division, Topaz Marine, provides supply and support services to the offshore oil and gas industry. They operate out of MENA, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan. Topaz Group’s Engineering division, Topaz Engineering, provides services in the following sectors:

* New Ship Building ( Topaz Ship Building BU) – Builds new vessels in the range of 30 M to 120 M in both steel and Aluminum. Facilities are currently in Abu Dhabi and Fujairah
* Marine Repairs (Topaz Marine Repair BU) – Undertakes all repair activities for small and large vessels in structural, mechanical, electrical etc on emergency basis or scheduled repairs, and dry dockings. Operates out of facilities in Abu Dhabi, Fujairah, Dubai, Oman, Doha , Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan.
* Fabrication and Construction for the Oil and Gas and industrial companies. ( Topaz Fabrication and Construction BU ) – The unit builds and undertakes EPC jobs for Onshore and Offshore projects such as MOPU ( mobile offshore production units), Jackets, Topsides, Storage tanks, Terminals, Modules for FPSO’s , etc. Offshore related projects being built at Abu Dhabi and onshore related projects being handled at Fujairah.
* Maintenance Services for the Oil and Gas sector. ( Topaz Maintenance Services BU) – Undertakes Shutdown Jobs and has a Maintenance workshop for Mechanical and electrical and instrumentation related works for refinery equipments. Operates out of Abu Dhabi.

Topaz Engineering consists of formerly well known companies such as Nico International, Adyard Abu Dhabi LLC. Our operations are spread across in UAE ( Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Fujairah), Qatar, Oman and Kazakhstan. You can find more details on our company on our website

Construction Manager
(United Arab Emirates)

Resident Construction Manager

1. Responsible and accountable for the management, execution and delivery of the assigned construction project(s).
• Responsible to the Yard General Superintendent for overall construction progress, productivity, labour utilization, quality, production methods, safety, coordination and execution.
• As a member of the Project team – accountable to the Head of Projects Manager for all project related construction activities, the development of the Project Construction plan with the Project Planner and then execution within project budget, schedule & contract specifications. Further; highlighting areas for improvement or constraints in the other areas of the Project support organisation for the Project Managers attention.

2. Provide direction, leadership and guidance to the assigned Construction team in respect of
• Health, Safety and Environment ▪ Quality, Methods and Procedures
• Productivity, cost & schedule – Continuous Improvement
• Resource utilization

3. Responsible for enacting proper construction techniques as well as working with the Project Planner/Production Engineer to develop detailed production schedules and then executing the construction operations to meet the detailed schedules and overall project plan.

4. Instruct construction personnel and track the progress of construction operations such as the arrival and utilization of materials, supplies, tools, machinery, equipment, and vehicles. Follow all manpower allocation as compared to monthly plans.

5. Coordinate with relevant departments in securing the needed permits and licenses for projects as well as ensure the construction meet safety codes and regulations.

6. Review engineering and architectural drawings and specifications frequently as well as consult with design professionals to ensure that progress is made in harmony with the outlined plans and specs. Collaborate with cost estimators to ensure that expenses are recorded properly and monitor the costs of the project so that the project does not go over budget.

7. Meet with the Operations Head , Yard / Workshop Head, Project Manager and other managers as required to orchestrate the progress and completion of the project to the plan. Particularly:-
• Review monthly plans to ensure they are realistic & meet project needs
• Follow all construction activities to keep them within schedule
• Review all Production Progress & Productivity reports
• Monitor construction methods & build strategies & highlight possible improvements

8. Perform other related duties as assigned.

* Preferably Senior Managers specializing in Engineering – Oil/Gas, Engineering – Others or equivalent.
* Full-Time positions available.
* Candidate must possess at least a Diploma, Advanced/Higher/Graduate Diploma, Engineering (Marine), Engineering (Mechanical), Engineering (Petroleum/Oil/Gas) or equivalent.
* At least 10 year(s) of working experience in the related field is required for this position.

Ability to review and interpret designs, drawings & specifications
• Strong management & leadership skills to lead all aspects of the construction process & be able to work collaboratively with all involved
• Excellent interpersonal skills, culturally sensitive & adaptable, able to work in a multi-racial environment.
• Knowledge of oil and gas and tank and terminal construction challenges & the cost/schedule factors associated will be essential.
• Must have hands on working experience at managerial level in piping work for oil and gas at CS and SS / tankage works / structural works (fabrication and erection)
• Must have a good understanding of E&I and must have control over civil works execution.
• Knowledge of handling HOT OIL Systems, Air Compressor systems, OWS is desired.
• Must have capability of handling projects in oil and Gas downstream and upstream areas, petrochemical plants, industrial projects etc.
• Knowledge of API 650/653 and ASME codes / QA/QC procedures
• Knowledge of basis safety systems and NFPA will be an added advantage.
• Must have resource control and management and must have good commercial and contract management

Topaz Energy and Marine Ltd
PO Box 12068 Dubai.
Tel: 97143090100
Closing Date: 22-12-10

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