SPS TOPSIDES Control System Lead Engineer

  • Paris
  • Synapsco
SPS TOPSIDES Control System Lead Engineer

• Adopt and demonstrate an exemplary behavior with regard to H3SE, implement H3SE rules and requirements within his area of

responsibility and to comply with H3SE training requirements for the position.

• Adopt and demonstrate an exemplary behavior about the Company Ethics and “Code of Conduct” policy

For the Control System area:

• Ensure that HSE&Q issues are correctly handled in all SPS Control System technical documentation. Raise

subsequently comments, highlight deviations, unacceptable or unjustified design choices that could affect SPS Controls

• Be informed of SPS related Company Rules and Specifications (CR’s/GS’s), international norms and standards,

extracting all the applicable requirements for the Suriname SPS package.

• Coordinate and prepare technical specification for the SPS Equipment Topside Integration on the FPSO

• Coordinate and prepare technical specification for SPS ESD/SD Logic and SPS Software to be interfaced with the FPSO

ESD and ICSS System

• Coordinate and Supervise SPS Mimics and HMI and relevant integration on the FPSO/ICSS system

• Define and Specify SPS Topside Control/ICSS network and relevant interface node/interface link

• Define Project Execution Test Campaign to debug and validate SPS Topside Control System Interface with FPSO and

ICSS System

• Prepare documentation for SPS Topside Controls call for tender and contract document and review technical commercial

proposals prior to contract award.

• Ensure that all engineering, fabrication, construction, testing, qualification pre-commissioning and commissioning

aspects are suitably addressed during the different engineering phases by timely reviewing (or having reviewed) and

validating the relevant SPS Controls documentation issued by Contractor(s) (technical documentation / queries /

derogation requests).

• Review and comment on contractor documentation taking into account contract reference document. Prepare responses

to all technical requests from the contractor.

• Manage interface Topside Control issues related to the discipline in close cooperation with SPS Technical Lead and

• Review qualification procedures and follow-up of any SPS Topside qualification tests in close cooperation with TQP

• Follow up Controls contractor sub-supplier control process, participate in sub-supplier audits and, in particular, ensure

that project requirements have been properly transmitted to the sub-suppliers and that they have been understood.

• During construction, ensure the responsibility for the right supervision and control of the fabrication and testing of SPS

Controls equipment spread over several fabrication yards, ensuring that QA/QC and H3SE project policies and

requirements are duly implemented, and controlling Contractors’ achievements in accordance with contractual

requirements in all areas.

• Perform company inspections as per the ITPs and ensure the supervision and control of:

o the follow-up of testing and qualification activities (FAT, EFAT, SIT, etc) performed by Contractor(s)

o the pre-commissioning, the commissioning of all SPS Topside equipment and the whole preparation of the offshore

installation, including the hand-over of such equipment to other package or Contractor(s) for installation

• Participate to project reviews as requested by TotalEnergies referential (PR, DER, CSPP...).

• Ensure confidentiality of all the SPS documentation produced (whatever its support)

• Gather ‘lessons learnt’ and provide feedback to other TotalEnergies E&P entities as required and participate to Project close-out

activities / report


The activity takes place in the context of the pre-FID phase of a major project in Suriname a land of opportunity, in affiliate being

created and whose challenges and scope are currently being defined. The Suriname GPI is a multidisciplinary team that

coordinates the development studies managed by TotalEnergies OneTech on the Deep and Shallow Water discoveries of

The technical challenges the GPI / Project will face are the reservoirs development and management, the Lease & Operate

FPSO (a first for TotalEnergies) and subsea production/injection system definition.

The Suriname Project will be developed with the objectives to maximize economical results by optimizing the reserves, the

schedule, reducing the costs and the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emission, while maintaining the technical quality of the

installations, with high H3SE requirements and focus.

Starting date: As soon as possible

- Duration: 12 months renewable .(5 year minimum to 5 years after SPS package contract award)

- Location (country/site): France / Paris then later Contractor Controls Work Unit location

- Status (residential/rotational): Residential

- If rotational, rhythm (2*2 / 4*4): Not Applicable


- Qualification: High experience and technical expertise in Deep Water projects

- Languages: English and French

- Professional Experience: At least 20 years

- Experience within project: At least 15years


Previous experience of SPS Topside Integration/Interface with FPSO Lease and Operate system