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Construction Vessel Representative (SME Diving) / Azerbaijan

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Location: Azerbaijan
  • This will be a dual-purpose role which includes work onshore and offshore for the clear purpose to provide contingency cover for Company’s programme of projects covering all vessels for the role of CVR including diving operations.
  • In addition to the above-mentioned role, the position will also cover the diving SME role during the periods when the regional Diving SME is on leave or out of country.
  • Company’s CVR role including Diving responsibility, will act as the Company’s Single Point Authority primarily onboard the DSV ATI and SCV Khankendi during the offshore workscopes for IMR, SD2 and ACE projects which involve saturation and air diving activities.
  • Other vessel support locations include the Pipe Lay Barge Huseynov, (PBLH) and MV Citadel (PLBH support and survey vessel).
  • All vessels to certain degrees involve construction activities for Company’s programme of projects, through scheduled works between Q1 2022 to Q4 2023.
  • Act as the site safety leader on-board vessels dependent on placement.
  • For diving activities, ensure project complies with Company’s Practice Diving 100241.
  • Ensure at the nominated worksite, that the contracted scope of work pertaining to subsea intervention aspects and HSE & Q/A requirements is implemented. These works shall include Saturation Diving including ROV operations.
  • Managing the safe execution of the agreed vessels work program assisted by Company’s Project Engineers, whilst promoting a work environment that enables people to identify, eliminate or mitigate risk to the lowest practicable level.
  • Promote, demonstrate and ensure compliance with all appropriate elements of the GPO and GSE Operating Management System (OMS), including Risk Management, Continuous Improvement and Management of Change
  • Monitor all simultaneous operational activities within the immediate area, either directly or in conjunction with a company asset OIM.
SECTION 3:  POSITION REPORTS TO Line Manager:  AGTR Central Subsea Lead

Functional Lead:  AGTR Vessel Managers and Diving SME including Global Diving Technical Authority for all diving related work.

Recruitment of the CVR’s shall be compliant with; “GPO Defined Practice on Implementation of S&OR Decision Rights for SOR Core Roles in GPO – GPO-GL-PRO-00003-Rev B05”



  • Responsible for safe, efficient, and effective execution of project scope, in line with project goals and expectations, promote strong HSE performance by Company’s and Contractor teams and uphold the Company’s Code of Conduct.
  • Provide exemplary “one-team” approach to Company’s, contractors and vendors to facilitate successful delivery.
  • Play a leading role in promotion of excellent HSE culture; improve awareness and promoting the Project goals of ‘no accidents, no harm to people and no damage to the environment’.
  • To systematically measure, track and report the Consortium Installation Contractors Self-verification program, identifying trends, and intervening when necessary
  • To execute the oversight activities identified in the Company’s HSE plan
  • Lead by providing direction, and support to the vessel team and promote an effective and collaborative working environment with a ‘One Team’ approach.
  • Manage communication between the offshore vessel teams to ensure rigorous verification of safety performance including SIMOPS planning.
  • Ensure installation contractor has a competent onboard organization and a high standard of resources in-place to successfully execute the work.
  • Ensure Contractor compliance with contract requirements.
  • Ensure Contractor has a robust Self Verification process supplemented by Company’s Oversight in compliance with Company’s 100441 Company’s Guide - Contractor Self verification and Company’s oversight.
  • Complete document reviews for the execution of work for B Company’s programme of projects.

Note: In addition to the responsibilities set out in IOGP Report 431, the Company’s CVR and Diving SME for Construction and Diving Operations shall also meet the following criteria:

  • Company’s CVR’s (Diving) are to ensure they are conversant and compliant with Company’s Practice Diving 100241.

  • Vessel Readiness – Pre-Mobilization
    • Develop a thorough understanding Contractor’s HSE and Self-Verification Plans
    • Manage on-board interface with vessel management team, reporting progress, identifying potential issues impacting installation program, highlighting necessary interventions.
    • Ensures that all vessel equipment, wires and cranes have appropriate certification.
  • Operational Readiness
    • Assist Vessel Superintendent in ensuring vessel is fully equipped, and personnel, procedures, risk assessments and materials and equipment are available in a timeframe which supports the schedule.
    • Ensure that all mobilisation work is completed within the schedule requirements.
    • Systematically identify issues which may impact the program, and highlight areas where intervention is required.
  • Execution
    • Managing safe execution of agreed vessel work program ensuring TRAs are performed and actively participated in by all crew members and that all vessel personnel follow procedures and comply with all requirements of PTW.
    • Ensure contractor awareness, comprehension and compliance with the reference material listed in section 7.
    • Identify changes within procedures that may require Contractors Management of Change to be implemented and communicate such changes in accordance with written guidance.
    • Update line Management on Contractor’s performance against their Self Verification Plan, the Company’s Oversight Plan and the established KPI’s
    • Asset OIM and GOO notifications for vessel moves inside 500m zone, within 200m of existing pipelines or other critical activities within 1500m of live pipelines.
    • Ensuring Company’s Delivery Line Manager and Company’s HSE are notified of any incidents onboard the vessel.
    • Participate in Contractors meetings onboard, compiling and verifying accuracy of daily reports and MOM.
    • Encourage suggestions from personnel to consider better, more efficient methods of accomplishing tasks, liaising with installation contractor to optimize utilization of the vessel where work is being completed from.
    • Ensure lessons learned are systematically captured and communicated within IMR, SD2 and ACE installation teams including Contractors and shared with the GPO and wider Company’s community.
    • Responsible for compiling project completion report.
  • Assist with all logistical matters for personnel and cargo/freight by liaison with field personnel.
  • Within the Company’s PTW system, facilitate the PTW between any Platform/Asset Area Authority      and the Contractor Supervisor (Performing Authority) on the worksite.
  • Ensure compliance with the Company’s GOC (Guidance on Certification) system for handover of completion certification at the appropriate stage gates. Ensure handover to commissioning is completed.
  • Promote, demonstrate and ensure compliance with all appropriate elements of the GPO, Operating Management System (OMS), including Risk Management, Continuous Improvement and Management of Change.


The CVR must be assessed through a competence assessment process for the worksite and position as being competent in the following areas:


  • Must be in possession of either valid IMCA recognised surface supplied or closed bell certificates of competence relevant to the position of responsibility for the diving techniques being executed, exemptions maybe given on a case-by-case basis by Global Diving TA only.
  • Shall be fully conversant with the processes and requirements set out in Company’s Practice Diving 100241 and Company’s Practice 500102 Control of Work Integrated Practice.
  • Shall have successfully passed a recognised and Company’s approved client representative’s training course.
  • Formal risk assessment training.
  • Completed the Company’s Permit to Work System (Performing Authority) course.
  • Company’s CVR (Diving) to hold preferably an Engineering qualification to a minimum standard of HND or equivalent professional qualification and / or 15 years minimum relevant diving industry experience appropriate to the type of diving being executed.
  • Good understanding of DP vessels & management with a recognised DP training appreciation course completed.
  • Experience of subsea installation and testing processes and application.
  • Project experience of some of the following elements would be an advantage: -
    • Spools & Jumpers (rigid/flexible – Single/multi-bore)
    • Flexibles/Control Umbilical’s/J Tube pull-ins
    • Sub-sea Structures
    • Foundation/piles installation
    • DROPS protection
    • Survey requirements
    • Commissioning support
    • Remote Intervention
    • Vessel load-outs & readiness
    • Support vessels/barges

Note: Any deviation from the above listed requirements can only be approved by the AGTR Central Subsea Lead, AGTR Diving SME and Global Diving TA.



Skill Requirements:


  • Familiar with international recognised diving, marine & ROV regulations and subsea construction techniques.
  • Exhibits understanding of Company’s practices and the latest international standards that assure integrity of build and construction quality.
  • Proactively demonstrates sophisticated decision-making and leadership skills needed to address complex stakeholder groups and issues associated with Major Projects.
  • Ability to intervene in critical situations in order to redirect focus and achieve the required result.
  • A high level of proven communication, interpersonal and people management skills.
  • Financial and commercial awareness.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Computer literate
Key Behaviours:



  • Demonstrates personal commitment to achieving the highest standards of HSE and responsibility for the safety and well-being of everyone around them.
  • Proven capability to develop team safety and risk management skills.
Follows the requirements specified in OMS, and contribute to the delivery of safe, compliant and reliable operations and task execution.

  • Play a leading role in the promotion of an excellent HSE culture and demonstrate Company’s commitment to achieving and maintaining the highest possible standards of HSE.

  • Adheres to the Code of Conduct and to local laws and regulations.
  • Pursues systematic management through standardisation, clarification and the elimination of defects.
  • Follows and upholds the rules and standards of Company’s and holds others to account for doing the same thing.
  • Plans carefully and makes well-informed decisions and does the right thing.
  • Fosters learning, the sharing of knowledge and continuous improvement.

  • Speaks out when seeing something is not right and is prepared to say “no” or “stop” when necessary.
One Team

  • An outstanding team player.
  • Recognizes and acknowledges the contribution of others.
  • Develops trust from others by delivering on accountabilities.
  • Tactful and persuasive.

  • Diving, Subsea and Pipeline delivery teams
  • M&SS Engineering Team 
  • Project Services and PSCM
  • M&SS QA and HSE Teams   
  • M&SS Commissioning Team
  • Regional Representatives
  • GSE/GOO personnel
Contractor Interfaces:
  • SCV/DSV/PLBH/Citadel Offshore Construction Managers
  • SCV/DSV/PLBH/Citadel Masters
  • SCV/DSV/PLBH/Citadel ROV Managers
  • SCV/DSV/PLBH/Citadel Field Engineers for Subsea Construction


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