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The Offshore Installation Manager Role


The Offshore Installation Manager works from a platform/vessel and is responsible for overseeing offshore operations on the platform, along with ensuring the health and safety of offshore personnel. - Jess Potts

The following are the duties of an Offshore Installation Manager:

• Ensuring onboard operations as per rules/and regulations
• Planning production and maintenance activities to accomplish production objectives
• Establishing an organization safety management system
• Encouraging a safety culture
• Executing the Permit to Work (PTW) System
• Updating and maintaining documents
• Facilitating compliance with mandatory procedures and regulations pertaining to production operations
• Managing production/platform operation functions
• Handling emergencies
• Promoting preventive maintenance activities

Subject Matter Expertise

The Offshore Installation Manager must have an in-depth knowledge of the following:

• The methods of all hydrocarbon systems and their safety
• Procedure for isolation and depressurization
• Hazards related to pipelines
• Process troubleshooting techniques
• Offshore health safety and environmental legislation
• Legislation governing waste management and pollution prevention
• The installation emergency response organization and plans

Academic Credentials

• Technical training to Higher National Diploma or the equivalent
• Degree or equivalent in Engineering/Science

Vocational Qualifications

• Competence standard, managing offshore installations controlling emergencies
• Workplace Assessor D32/D33 or the equivalent
• Internal Verifier D34 or the equivalent
• Supervisory Management Level 4
• Offshore Survival/Fire fighting including HUET
• Coast Guard Search and Rescue
• Major Emergency Management
• Major Emergency Management Assessment
• OIM Regulations
• Permit To Work Level 3
• Oil Spill Response
• Accident/Incident Investigation
• Offshore survival certificate
• Offshore medical certificate
• OPITO standards for OIM
• Safety, environmental and leadership courses
• Certificate of competency – STCW 95 II/2 unlimited (Master)
• DP Operator’s certificate (only for DP Semi-submersibles and Drill ships)
• IMCA DP Logbook

Salary at entry level

£55,000 - £75,000

Salary for experienced professionals

£65,000 - £100,000

- Jess Potts


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