Optical Fiber Technical Lead

  • Location: La Defense 6, Paris
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #12837

Job title:  Optical Fiber Technical Lead

Sector: Oil & Gas
Starting date:  March/April 2024
Duration: 1 Year
Renewable: Yes
Location: Paris
Status: Resident
Language: Fluency in English, French a plus

The Technical Lead Fiber Optic will ensure proper development of the Fiber Optic Project in term of project development, scope of work, cost and schedule impacts. He will be based in Paris with frequent missions in Houston / Mozambique and reporting to Interface Upstream Manager.
Reporting directly to above N+1, the job holder will:
·           Follow-up and coordinate Optic Fiber Project
·           Follow-up, coordinate and develop when needed proper
            documentation for the project to go from a call for tender to a

·           Support the execution of the project with the selected contractor
·           Support Interface team for all interfaces between Optic Fiber
             and other packages, including C&P teams

The job holder will follow above scope under Interface Upstream Manager supervision and coordinate with other stakeholders only if requested by N+1.

The Technical Lead Fiber Optic will be in charge to:
·      Ensure all Project HSE requirements are adhered to and
        implemented. Ensure HSE is emphasized throughout all Fiber
        Optic design activities. Play an active role in the development of
        the safety culture on the project, making safety a natural part of all
         work performed

·        Review and put together the technical scope of work for the
         Optic Fiber Project

·        Ensure the proper follow-up of this project with KPI in term of
          schedule, delivery, technical review and reporting

·        Report on a weekly basis to his/her N+1 in term of schedule and
         technical progress, including milestones

·        Ensure a proper review of commercial and cost with C&P support
         and under N+1 supervision

·        Ensure the interface with the main Contractor based on a bi-
         weekly meeting with all stakeholders as a minimum and mor
         frequent interaction on ad-hoc basis

·        Ensure that proper alignment with CPY GS is made or assess
          any derogation / deviation

·         Put in place MZLNG documentation process for the Optic Fiber

·         Ensure that all proper presentation and details are put together
          for any approval process

·         Liaise with his/her N+1 to organize the interfaces between Optic
          Fiber and other CPY packages including but not limited to CPY
          Upstream and Onshore, IT department in Maputo.

·         Assure the issuance, review, and approval of Fiber Optic
          technical documents

·          And other duties as required

The project FID was taken in July 2019, with first fuel gas originally planned in 2023 and first LNG cargo in 2024. Due to the project suspension started in 2021, first cargo date has been postponed.
The subsea field will be developed via 18-off subsea wells (7” Vertical Subsea Xmas Trees), 7-off 4-slot production manifolds with associated foundations, one MEG manifold, 36-off 8” flexible jumpers, 3-off 22” trunk lines (approximately 120km total length), 1-off 6” and 1-off 8” MEG lines (approximately 40km length each), 18-off 10” in-field flowlines (825 Alloy clad), 4” in-field MEG lines, associated ILTs and FLETs for all pipelines and flowlines, 25-off Subsea Control Modules for X-mas Trees and manifolds, 4-off Subsea Routers Modules, 4-off onshore umbilicals (around 16km total length, 2-off main tie-back umbilicals (approximately 75km total length), 5-off in-field umbilicals (approximately 31km total length), 12-off UTA assemblies + electro hydraulic flying leads, rigid jumpers and spools (16” and 22”).
Controls, MEG/MeOH and Chemical injection will be provided via two 600 t Onshore Subsea Support Equipment Modules (OSSEM).
In terms of CAPEX, MzLNG is one of the most important projects operated by TotalEnergies and is currently the biggest private investment in Africa.

The Technical Lead Fiber Optic shall be:
·      Accountable for the development of all project documentation needed in term of FID, including C&P interfaces
·           Accountable for the proper execution of the project with selected contractor
·      Accountable of the interfaces with the selected contractor and any other packages, including installation engineering
·           Accountable for proper reporting

The Technical Lead Fiber Optic shall be:
·      Experienced in the management and delivery of offshore and subsea projects, particularly projects with subsea pipeline and subsea equipment components (integrated EPCI). Past experience in deep water and subsea to shore projects is needed. Experience in Optic Fiber would be an advantage.
·      Familiar with equipment delivery, past project experience in Africa or other remote or isolated jurisdictions would be an advantage.
·      Able to act as a problem solver with the ability to achieve outcomes where various stakeholders are involved.
·           Ability to multi-task and work as part of small and flexible team.
·      Strong track record in offshore and subsea project delivery with a minimum of 15 years direct experience of the same.
·           Sound understanding of applicable regulatory requirements in international settings
·           Fluency in the English language. French will be a plus.

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