Well Site Leader - UK North Sea

Posted 01 July 2022
Salary £750 - £875 per day + PAYE rate (Inside IR35)
LocationEngland
DisciplineEnergy
ReferenceTR/055650_1656697470
Contact NameMichael DaCosta

Job description

Well Site Leader (WSL)


Job Description:
The Well Site Leader (WSL) has a key role in managing safety, people, and performance, at the well site.

The WSL will report to the Well Superintendent and will:

  • Understand risk and verify control measures are reviewed, discussed, and in place.
  • Verify that well monitoring and well control procedures are understood and implemented.
  • Assess the performance of the enduring risk barriers through Self-Verification (SV) and Oversight (OS).
  • Foster and maintain a safety culture that allows others to speak up, stop the job, identify hazards, and manage change.
  • Maintain OS of contractor Safety Management System (SMS).
  • Verify that the well operations are performed safely, in compliance with the applicable regulations, and conform to client requirements.
  • Promote timely reporting of Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) incidents.
  • Understand the capability of the team to execute the programme.
  • Provide support, coaching, direction, and build relationships through active participation and communication with the crew in the execution of work (i.e., the WSL is to have a visible presence outside).
  • Manage service contractors by providing service quality feedback.
  • Verify that a process is in place to brief new and returning crew members as they arrive on the installation and/or rig regarding their duties, expectations for HSE, and operational performance.
  • Demonstrate positive values and behaviours by personal example that reinforces personal and process safety, continuous risk reduction, and performance improvement.
  • Daily supervision of operations programme execution and witness of critical activities.
  • Continuously monitor performance, collate lessons learned, and look for opportunities n.to enhance efficiency. Be prepared to take remedial actions.
  • Verify After Action Reviews (AARs) are held at the well site to capture any lessons learned.
  • Communicate clear performance expectations and ensure visibility of delivery versus the plan along with relevant Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) (e.g., Non-Productive Time [NPT]).
  • * Accurately record daily time summary details in OpenWells reporting software, focus on the facts, and maintain oversight and control of cost (for contractors and third parties).


Key Criteria:

  • Minimum 10 years Well Site Leader (drilling supervisor) experience including drilling and completion operations.
  • Ability to work offshore, North Sea UK inclusive of MIST, FOET, UK medical and CA EBS certification.
  • Current (IADC or IWCF) supervisor-level drilling well control certification for the extent of the employment contract.
  • The successful candidate will be required to undertake a Safety-Critical Role competency assessment and agree a gap closure plan with their Well Superintendent
  • Subsea drilling experience.
  • Offshore platform drilling experience.

If you feel you have the skills and experience to perform in the role we want to hear from you. Please follow the link to apply and upload a copy of your latest CV for immediate consideration.


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