Technical Competence Lead

Posted 01 May 2022
Contact NameEmma Smart

Job description

Our client is currently recruiting for the position of Technical Competence Lead based in Aberdeen.


* Develop, implement and promote the Company competency processes (Competency Assurance Management System, OPERCAP/OPERCAP+, etc.) for staff across all operational sites (including operations, wells, drilling etc) ensuring adherence with all industry and company standards.
* Manage 3rd party subcontractors so that they remain compliant with the approved Competency Company or industry approved standards.
* Chair the Management Steering Committee for competency and ensure feedback is shared with Senior Management.
* Ensure that we satisfy the demands of the various safety cases and Control of Major Accidents Hazards (COMAH) requirements.
* Manage the organization and deliver of annual competence assessment plans to the offshore workforce in coordination with line managers.
* Ensure Company has a common competency process for staff across all operational sites and onshore safety critical roles; onshore key technical roles are to be defined and included in this scope.
* Ensure all sub-contractor organizations have a suitable competency process in place to demonstrate site competency. Arrange appropriate audits by third parties.
* Chair the Management Steering Committee for competency and ensure feedback is shared with Senior Management.
* Contract representative for outsourced competency assessment support. Managing budgets and forecast costs for related activities in conjunction with line managers.
* Manage assessment planning, supporting assets to identify requirements and scheduling of support to maximise efficiency and cost.
* Ensure processes are documented and maintained within the Company Management System.
* Ensure competency profiles, and records of assessment, are maintained appropriately in SkillsVX (software) by the training team.
* Provide regular high level management competency reports to senior management including past and future highlights.
* Manage/support closure of competence related audit actions.

Experience & Qualifications:

* Relevant experience in technical competency assessment or industrial site technical role.
* Able to demonstrate familiarity with operational, technical and safety/business critical areas in order to gain respect of the technical shareholders.
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present a sound business case for training and development initiatives.
* First class organisational skills.
* Having a recognised competency assessment qualification would be of benefit. If the holder does not have then should be prepared to train accordingly.
* Knowledge and understanding of leadership and management skills within the context of the oil and gas industry.

Contract position

If you feel that you are well suited to the above opportunity and would like to find out more then please contact Orion Group for more information or apply by forwarding your current CV quoting reference TR/053798.

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As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.