Job title: Senior Completions Engineer - UAE
Job type: Contract
Emp type: Full-time
Expertise: Drilling
Pay rate: Negotiable
Location: UAE
Job published: 12/02/2021
Job ID: 32525

Job Description

SSG Drilling are delighted to be supporting a key client with the recruitment of a Senior Completions Engineer to be based in their office in the United Arab Emirates ( UAE )  This position is to support the latter stages of planning right through to operational support in country once drilling operations commence in 2022.  To assist with current COVID Restrictions, the client is only reviewing applications from individuals already living in the UAE Region.


Responsible for the engineering content of the company’s completion, workover and intervention programs. Develops programs aimed at efficient operations, long term integrity and maximized production.


HSE Accountability

  1. Supports implementation of all applicable HSE policies and initiatives.

Completions, Workover and Intervention Operations

  1. Prepares specifications for completion, workover and well intervention related equipment and services in accordance with company and industry standards.
  2. Works closely with the productions, drilling, well testing and well integrity engineers to ensure operational integrity, feasibility and efficiency of the final programs.
  3. Prepares the relevant sections of the End of Well Report (EOWR)
  4. Captures Lessons Learned during operations and ensures the lessons are captured in the EOWR and implemented in future programs.
  5. Supports the Drilling Superintendents and Supervisors and ensures that all programs are implemented according to plans in a safe and efficient manner.
  6. Ensures compliance with all Company Standards and the requirements of the subsurface team.
  7. Writes Management of Change (MOC) documents when operational changes are required and ensures the established MOC process is followed.
  8. Communicates effectively to ensure that all objectives of the programs, policies and standards are understood by all concerned parties.
  9. Reviews equipment planning with Drilling Supervisors and Material & Logistics Coordinators to ensure timely equipment arrivals and backloading.
  10. Performs wellsite visits when required to ensure that programs and procedures are conducted in compliance with applicable policies.
  11. Prepare AFE Time & Cost estimates and monitors the same on a daily basis ensuring variances are promptly highlighted to relevant departments.
  12. Prepares technical specifications and evaluations during the contracting and procurement process of equipment, tools and services.
  13. Conducts and documents operations risk assessments.
  14. Ensures all pre-job checklists are completed prior to commencing operations.
  15. Stands in for the Sr. Well Testing Engineer in the postholders absence.


  1. Supports Drilling Supervisors in implementation of completions, workover and intervention programs.
  2. Supervises and coaches junior completions engineers.
  3. Setting individual goals, managing performance, developing and motivating staff, provision of formal and informal feedback and appraisal – to maximize subordinate and departmental performance.

Relationships Management

  1. Maintains and exhibits excellent working relationships with subordinates, contractors and Company Petroleum’s management.

Continuous Improvement

  1. Stays abreast of current technologies, monitors operational performance against pre-established goals, and makes/supports recommendations for continuous performance improvement.

Conducts technical research to be utilized for field development, exploration and drilling plans. Recommends actions for improvement to senior management.

Core Competencies

Full commitment to core value principles HSE, leadership,
Excellent Coaching skills
Excellent communication skills in English
Functional Competencies
Extensive experience in completion design and operations ( technology, equipment, materials ) 
Excellent computer skills ( tubular design, hydraulics, torque & drag, MS Office suite) 
If you meet these criteria and would like to make an application, please click on "I'm interested" button to apply.


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