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JOB TITLE:                Operations Engineer

REPORTING TO:     Rig Manager



The primary objective of the Operations Engineer is to provide technical support and day to day operations support to assigned drilling units.



  • Ensuring rig operations are carried out to meet the safety, quality, environmental and commercial objectives.
  • Conducting regular inspection visits to the MODU.
  • Recognizing that employees are our primary resource and ensures they are fully consulted, properly trained, developed and integrated.
  • Ensuring that the MODU is fit for purpose and maintained according to the company’s safety, quality and maintenance standards.
  • Controlling the cost all operations and associated services for the MODU.
  • Managing sub-contractor assignment to the MODU as contractually specified and to provide guidance to the OIM.
  • Communicating updates in safety regulations and legislation to the MODU and ensures the MODU maintains compliance.
  • Work with Rig Manager and Client to organize rig moves.
  • Follow up of equipment sent ashore for repair, overhaul or modification.
  • Primary contact for 3rd party service personnel.
  • Primary contact for Technical Operation Support.
  • Primary contact for Class. (ABS)
  • Follow-up rig contract requirements and commitments.
  • Assist Rig Manager in preparation of VOR`s.
  • Frequently visits to the rig to ensure good coordination between onshore and offshore organizations.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Must be Saudi National or have the right to work in Saudi Arabia
  • Must have experience working in senior operational or technical roles with a drilling contractor or supporting drilling operations.
  • Extensive knowledge of industry standards and procedures.
  • A commitment to Health & Safety in all areas of operation.
  • Solid foundation working with computers (Word, Excel, PPT and Micro Soft Project).

Personal Skills

  •  Proactive and safe work attitude
  • Team attitude
  • Strong communication skills
  • Commercial awareness and business understanding
  • Has the ability to multi-task


Upholds Seadrill’s core values and reputation both internally and externally:

  •  Safety-conscious
  •  Accountable
  •  Inspirational
  •  Loyal
  •  Proactive