Site Manager – Geotechnical, Abu Dhabi, AE

  • 4089
  • Middle East and India
  • Abu Dhabi, AE
  • Wednesday October 24, 2018
  • Experienced Professional
  • Permanent

Job Description

The Geotechnical Site Manager leads and manages all fieldworks from onboard the vessel. The role ensure projects are executed in accordance with contract requirements and the operational plan defined by the project manager.

Roles And Responsibilities

1. Primary Duties and Responsibilities

1.1 Operations

a) Assist Project Manager in preparation and approval of project documentation.
b) Assist project manager and project controller with preparation of project Earned Value Analysis and participate in management assignment of resources to achieve optimal business value
c) Manage relationship and expectations of client representative onboard the vessel to ensure the project achieves optimal HSSE and operational performance and alignment with the operational strategy
d) Plan and coordinate fieldwork logistics working with all departments onboard the vessel and supporting onshore. This includes preparing and leading port call plans in cooperation with the Project Manager.
e) Lead and direct the geotechnical team on board in coordination with Drilling Supervisor during the field operations. Ensure the project is performing in accordance with the Company’s contract and to liaise with the Client’s representative onsite regarding operational matters.
f) Verify all required equipment, consumable are onboard, operational and calibrated.
g) Provide guidance and coaching to the team onboard and assigned junior staff.
h) Ensure soil samples are stored and handled properly by with minimal disturbance and  when necessary lead geotechnical engineers or technicians to prepare geotechnical reports onboard the vessel.

1.2 Specific Additional Duties

a) Actively participate in adherence to and improvement of the company Management System on Quality and HSE related issues.
b) Identify use of additional PPE.
c) Conduct project Safety Leadership briefings including project specific HSE and operational plans. Perform daily safety meetings with all leaders onboard and prepare the daily minutes and Daily Progress Reports
d) Instruct and lead field staff on accident / incident reporting.

2. Principal Working Relationships

a) Work directly with project manager and Client representatives
b) Liaise with Operations Manager and Drilling supervisor.
c) Work closely with QC Surveyor / Reports Co-ordinator and Chief Cartographer for timely submission of reports, where applicable.


Qualifications required:

a) M.Sc. or B.Sc. in engineering/geology or equivalent in education and experience.

Skills / experience required to do the job:

a) Min 2 years in site management and field leadership roles
b) Min. 5 years experience in marine geotechnical projects
c) Conversant with geotechnical equipment / software in use.
d) English language.

Additional Details

Fugro Survey (Middle East) Ltd (“FSME”) is the leading offshore survey company in the Middle East region.  It is part of the Fugro Group, with over 400 employees based in Abu Dhabi and operates in accordance with International Standards.  The working area includes the Gulf, Arabian Sea and Red Sea.

FSME specialises in providing a wide range of marine, earth measurement and investigation services that meet the requirements of a wide Client base, covering various market sectors, which include offshore Oil & Gas, Offshore Construction and Civil development.  Fugro continues to develop and deploy the applications of new technology and techniques.

Services include the provision of marine site characterisation, comprising Geophysical (analogue and multi-channel seismic), AUV & Hydrographic Survey, Offshore Geotechnical Soils Investigations, ROV & Diving Inspection, Environmental Studies, Metocean measurements & Construction Support.  Other service lines include weather forecasting, established ROV training facilities (running regular external courses) and Engineering and Consultancy divisions.  The company also has owned vessel assets, dedicated to the region for the Geophysical, Geotechnical and ROV/Diving services lines.

Fugro offers a dynamic team based working environment in an exciting and developing market region with long term potential for skill and career path development. Remuneration will be commensurate with experience and includes the usual FSME benefits package.

How do I apply?

We are looking forward to receiving your online application.  Please ensure you address all areas, of the role profile to the best of your ability, as we will use this data to review your suitability for the role.

What else do I need to know?

Fugro is dedicated to quality, equality, and valuing diversity, and we welcome applications that reflect the diversity of the communities within which we work.

What we offer?

FSME offers a dynamic team based working environment in an exciting and developing market region with long term potential for skill and career path development. Remuneration will be commensurate with experience and includes the usual FSME benefits package.


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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