Inspection Superintendent


Petrofac is a leading international service provider to the energy industry, with a diverse client portfolio including many of the world’s leading energy companies. 

We design, build, manage and maintain infrastructure for our clients. We recruit, reward, and develop our people based on merit regardless of race, nationality, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status or disability. We value our people and treat everyone who works for or with Petrofac fairly and without discrimination. 


The world is re-thinking its energy supply and energy security needs; planning for a phased transition to alternative energy sources. We are here to help our clients meet these evolving energy needs. 

This is an exciting time to join us on this journey.    


We support flexible working requests and have adopted a hybrid approach for most of our office-based roles. We ask employees to be present in the office at least three days per week. 


Are you ready to bring the right energy to Petrofac and help us deliver a better future for everyone?  


JOB TITLE: Inspection Superintendent


Tullow – Ghana – KNK FPSO


  • Complies with the Tullow HSEQ Code of Conduct, Standards, and Procedures to always protect people and the environment
  • Has a duty of care to ensure that all personnel work in a manner that is not harmful to their own health and safety and the health and safety of others
  • Provides guidance and technical support to direct and indirect reports 
  • Ensure compliance with all statutory and corporate standards, processes and procedures
  • Manages and is responsible for the offshore planning, coordination, execution and supervision of asset integrity inspections and remedial work
  • Offshore focal point for inspection and fabric maintenance activities. Provide oversight on the execution of safety critical inspections and ensure timely execution of work in line with plans and budgets
  • Take accountability for decision making on the need to intervene or otherwise following discovery/inspection of defects
  • Assist in the prioritisation of inspections and repairs
  • Provide support, guidance and ultimately manage the offshore inspection and fabric maintenance personnel, and support onshore personnel during offshore visits
  • Liaise with all departments and stakeholders offshore to ensure the Inspection Plan is embedded in the schedule
  • Provide input to work pack/instructions and ensure the Onshore Integrity Team are aware of the necessary resources required for all planned work and given estimates of required resources when necessary
  • Act as a point of contact and liaison between offshore operations, Inspection Teams, FM Team and Onshore integrity
  • Ensure all inspection reports are fully reviewed for accuracy and clarity and track progress of inspections against plan. Carry out visual inspection of pressure equipment and structural items and ensure prompt notification to Asset Integrity Engineer of any significant integrity concerns resulting from inspections
  • Identify opportunities for improvement and be responsible for implementation following agreement with Asset Integrity Engineer
  • Provide Asset Integrity Engineer with regular reports, both verbal and written, with analysis and comment on performance and results
  • Offshore focal point for management of inspection and defect data
  • Participate in incident investigation team or Root Cause Analysis when required



  • A Tertiary qualification or equivalent in a relevant engineering discipline is desirable, but this can be waived depending on length and quality of experience in a similar role
  • 8+ years’ experience in offshore inspection, with at least 5 years in an Offshore Inspection Engineer role. Experience in the offshore oil and gas industry preferred
  • Experienced in Vessel, Pipework and Structural inspection, preferably on an FPSO
  • Qualified as API510 and API570 Pressure Systems Inspector, with ASME Plant Inspector Level 2 preferred
  • Good knowledge of common offshore damage mechanisms and mitigation methods (chemical injection, cathodic protection etc.)
  • In depth knowledge of core NDT Techniques essential, knowledge of advanced techniques and their applications essential
  • Good understanding of Piping Design, fabrication and supports
  • Good knowledge of coating systems and QA/QC processes
  • Good knowledge of Temporary Repair systems and their applications and inspection
  • Expert knowledge and understanding of the applicable legislative, national and international inspection standards for offshore Oil & Gas Facilities
  • Overseas and African experience beneficial
  • Physical aptitude to work in an offshore environment

Business Behaviours:

  • Self-starter who works independently as well as part of a team
  • Acts as change agent to drive innovation and team collaboration
  • Advanced analytical skills to identify and resolve complex problems
  • Leads by example, communicates effectively using good written, verbal, presentation and listening skills
  • Shows evidence of good organization and project planning skills.
  • Understands the concept of value engineering
  • Demonstrates ability to interpret and apply relevant policies and procedures
  • Ability to participate in and facilitate group meetings
  • Flexible and resilient to rapidly changing circumstances
  • Using Continuous Improvement techniques to find and apply best practice in a pragmatic, fit for purpose approach
  • Open, honest & reliable
  • Represents the Company professionally and articulately upholding Tullow Ethics & Values
  • Accept accountability and responsibility whilst also engaging and consulting with supervisors, other engineers and team leaders
  • Able to establish an interactive relationship with the contractors / suppliers to establish a positive Company relationship

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