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GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY: Facilities Project Engineer handling small projects and providing operational support for offshore oil production facilities in Gabon, West Africa.


  • Function as a project engineer for the VAALCO’s production operations in the Etame Field, offshore Gabon.
    • For small projects:  Develop scope, supervise 3rd party engineering contractors and fabricators and manage the execution of the projects through commissioning offshore.
    • Coordinate with Operations and provide facilities engineering assistance to resolve operational and maintenance issues for the Etame complex.
    • Coordinate with VAALCO procurement and Logistics control, in the Houston and PoG offices.
  • Projects will require making field trips to VAALCO assets; i.e. Gabon, West Africa.
  • Coordinate and manage all phases of small to medium sized CAPEX / OPEX projects including AFE budget preparation, project planning, cost / schedule control, contract administration, QA / QC, fabrication co-ordination, offshore hook-up co-ordination, commissioning and start-up activities at offshore assets.
  • Initiate detailed work outline and make recommendations for basic approaches, processes, or equipment
  • Manage elements of a project ensuring that all elements proceed satisfactorily on schedule and initiates corrective action as required
  • Discuss, coordinate and resolve problems with personnel throughout its organization and affiliates, as well as with outside company organizations
  • Participate in JV Partner meetings
  • Assist to enforce HSE program for a safe operating environment.
  • Coordinate and participate in HAZID / HAZOP / Risk Assessments.
  • Perform other duties and services to ensure a successful project(s) is delivered and customers are satisfied.
  • Maintains excellent attendance and punctuality.


  • Must have a thorough knowledge of oil production engineering practices, design details, codes, standards and specifications
  • Experience with fixed platforms, FPSOs, pipelines and flexible risers will be a plus
  • Should have yard/shop fabrication and offshore construction supervision and management experience
  • Must possess good work habits, a strong work ethic, and be able to adhere to company work hours, policies, and standard business etiquette


  • 15 years of experience working offshore projects for a small to mid-sized operating company
  • Operations support and small project engineering experience
  • Experience with project locations outside of the continental United States, preferably in West Africa
  • Proficient in MS Office, MS Project, and PowerPoint

 This position does not supervise the work of others.

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