Tullow Oil

  • Accra
  • Tullow Oil
Job Description:

  • Tullow Oil is a well-established, recognized, and African focused independent oil and gas company. The Group has interests in over 30 exploration and production licenses across 8 countries in Africa and South America. Our purpose is to build a better future through responsible oil and gas development.

    Tullow Oil is offering an exciting opportunity for a Marine Engineer within the Ghana Operations team. The position is a full-time position based in Accra, Ghana with hybrid working arrangements.

    Job Purpose

    The Marine Engineer Will Provide Onshore Support For FPSO Marine Operations And Provide Support To The Offshore Marine Superintendent, Engine Room Supervisor/team And The Offshore Execution Lead To Plan, Execute And Record The Planned Maintenance And Inspections Activities. They Will Also

    • Ensure that the marine inspection activities are adequately entered into the CMMS, in line with CLASS requirements and aligned with the Integrity Activity Plan (IAP)
    • Issue Workpacks to plan and execute repair activities
    • Coordinate the contractors in charge of preventive and corrective activities to ensure safe and smooth execution offshore and to drive cost optimizations.
    • Provide technical support for day to day Marine department requirements.
    • The incumbent is expected to contribute to a positive working environment, with a continued commitment to safety, to assist the Offshore marine team to efficiently plan and execute FPSO activities whilst ensuring full compliance with regulatory requirements.

    The following are the key roles and responsibilities of the successful candidate

    Offshore Operations

    • Support to offshore teams daily as required. This may include extended periods offshore providing supervision & guidance of inspection campaigns and repair campaigns.
    • Support Marine Engineering Requirements required for Daily O & M Operations and Engineering/MoC requirements.
    • Pro-actively search, prepare and deliver/follow-up upon cost saving initiatives.

    Operations Planning

    • Provide input to campaign execution lead and operation planners to build up an accurate offshore execution plan
    • Keeping abreast with industry developments with regards to operational inspection and maintenance of FPSO structures and realization of potential benefits to operations at the appropriate stage of technique maturity.

    Management of Change / Maintenance / Turnarounds

    • Manage the implementation of Marine MOC’s: working with offshore Marine department and 3rd party Engineering Service Contractor to develop recommendations, produce the deliverables. Gain approval and produce work-packs to implement the MOC’s.
    • Liaise with 3rd party contractors to ensure readiness, safety, planning and efficiency of maintenance campaign especially tank cleaning, inspection and repair
    • Review all associated inspection reports; ensure that all reports and associated that all maintenance recommendations are adequately populated in the CMMS.
    • Review inspection reports collectively at a high level to identify any patterns that may indicate future problems.
    • Keep regular contact with CLASS to provide progress updates

    Audits & Verification

    • Support Marine Superintendent & Engine Room Department to ensure offshore compliance by means of inspection, verification and audit of their allocated areas of responsibility.
    • Audits of third-party contractors and rectification of identified deficiencies.


    • Complies with the Tullow’s EHS Code of Conduct Policy, Standard and Procedures to protect people and the environment at all times. Has a duty of care to ensure that all personnel work in a manner that is not harmful to their own health and safety and the health and safety of others.


    Complies with the TGL Code of Business Conduct and Ethics Policy and expected training at all times


    A bachelor’s degree or tertiary equivalent qualification in Marine Engineering

    Skills /Professional Experience

    • +5 years industry experience in a Marine Engineering preferably within the FPSO operations environment.
    • Marine Engineering or Marine Architect experience with Tanker/FPSO inspection and repair knowledge.
    • Offshore experience
    • Strong personal and interpersonal skills, culturally aware with experience of working with diverse workforce.
    • Track record of analysis capability and experience covering typical ships structures in the fields of strength, fatigue and rule assessments.
    • Working knowledge of the ship classification process and the associated statutory survey requirements.
    • Experience of in service repair activities.
    • Proven capability and experience in leadership and management of third party contactors and junior team members.
    • Work requires professional written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Demonstrates ability to work independently and a high level of analytical ability to identify and resolve non-recurring problems.
    • Shows evidence of good organization and project planning skills.

    To Achieve This, We Offer Our Employees

    • Potential flexible working arrangements
    • Ability to manage working hours to balance work/life commitments
    • A performance-driven culture that generates results
    • A commitment to your personal and professional development
    • A chance to make a difference to our business, working in or leading teams of talented, committed people
    • A culture that appreciates diversity & inclusion and provides equal opportunities. Recognition and reward for your performance

    Our philosophy is to bring people into Tullow with whom we can build a strong, mutually beneficial, and long-lasting relationship. Working for Tullow will increase your knowledge, broaden your horizons, and extend your professional network. We offer a competitive reward package of base salary, incentives and benefits which is designed to attract, retain, and motivate the best talent.

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