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Principal Telecom Engineer

Job Description

 Key aims and objectives

As part of the FPSO Telecom Systems Upgrade Project; to achieve the following objectives:

·         VSAT Satellite Telecommunications upgrade.

·         O3B Medium Earth Satellite system installation.

·         Internet Security fire wall installation.

·         DCS upgrade (Computer hardware, Windows 7 upgrade and Yokogowa software).

·         Connectivity to onshore systems: Video Conferencing / WiFi / etc.



 Prime responsibilities and duties

·         Technical assessment of FPSO telecoms systems (DCS/VSAT/Security/Network Connectivity/related).

·         Provide input to Statement of Requirements, Scope of Work (Concept, FEED, Detailed Design, etc.), Estimates, Schedules and Call-Offs from Vendors for the design upgrade of telecoms systems (DCS/VSAT/Security/Network Connectivity).

·         Provide guidance on technical/commercial bid evaluations and “Recommendation for Awards” on behalf of Client.

·         Carry out Offshore Surveys as required.

·         Coordinate and manage Engineering Activities, Tasks and Deliverables including Third-party Vendors scopes.

·         Assist with related procurement activities such as CBE, TBE, POs, Inspections (FATS) and Expediting.

·         Liaison with Tullow; Technical Authority as well as all related disciplines.

·         Reporting to Tullow management.

·         Training (Learning and Development) to Junior Engineers.

·         Promote strong motivation, moral and ethical behaviour.

·         Act on behalf of COMPANY.



Core competencies

·         BS degree Telecom related Engineering (Electrical, Electronics, Instrumentation, Control Systems).

·         Must have minimum 10 years of operations / engineering / commissioning experience working on facility/plant.

·         Experience in oil and gas projects (FPSO a plus) and at least 3+ years in Lead Engineer role.

·         Good knowledge in the IT, Telecommunication and Cyber security systems infrastructure & architecture.

·         Understanding of telephoning systems (IP phone, PAGA, hotline and etc.), radio communication systems, PABX system, CCTVs, Structured Cabling System and IT system configuration.

·         Experience with the design, installation and commissioning of Satellite Systems such as VSAT and O3B Medium Earth.

·         Ability to select equipment’s required for telecom system required for Oil & Gas Industry.

·         Complete understanding of the engineering documents associated with IT, Telecommunication and Cyber security systems (including International Standards).

·         Complete understanding of field construction, sequence of events, how to track progress, how to verify proper installation, and equipment checking.

·         To understand company HSSE practices, policies and procedures, including the impact of telecom equipment and operations as well as familiarity with Industry Standards.

·         Basic Contractual and Commercial awareness.

·         Excellent communicator in both written and spoken medium.

·         Good training and mentoring skills.

·         Team player.