BOS Shelf is Looking for a Base Operations Manager


Position: Base Operations Manager

Main Purpose of Role:

Accountable for the safe, effective and efficient operation of a 27Hectacre Marine Supply Base in Azerbaijan which supports bp’s offshore operation.  Act as Site Controller and On Scene Commander with daily responsibility for the safety and well-being of over 300 personnel.

Management and responsibility of several key functions including but not limited to:

  • Shorebased Logistics, Transportation, CCU’s and Quayside Management
  • OCTG Pipe Yard Storage, Materials Management and Warehousing
  • Plant & Facilities Maintenance and Diesel Tank Farm Operation

Prime Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Responsible for all operational activities pertaining to SPS Supply Base (New, Old Base and SPS Quayside);
  • Leading, coaching and continually developing the workforce thus helping to achieve best in class standards;
  • Act as an operational focal point and liaise with relevant client and company representatives and ensure all known requirements are actioned in a timely manner and any late call offs, changes to planned activities are executed as instructed, effectively and safely;
  • Ensure safe, efficient and effective support is provided to all site operations as required;
  • Ensure strict compliance is maintained across all Supply Base and Quayside operations with regards to client and company QHSE policies, standards, procedures and SSOW;
  • Perform Site Controller duties across all SPS Sites;
  • Act as primary site focal point/on-scene commander in the event of any incidents, accidents or emergency situations/drills;
  • Support company in identifying new business opportunities and/or initiatives;
  • Provide relevant KPI statistical data as required by company management;
  • Demonstrate a high level of safety leadership;
  • Chair the weekly Supply Base Operations Meeting, following up on all identified actions;
  • Providing self-verification and contractor oversight and participate in QHSE audits;
  • Monitoring and prevention of unsafe situations;
  • Ensuring that all safety rules and procedures are followed and conform to the professional standards prescribed by the company;
  • Ensure work is conducted within all applicable Legislative, Bos Shelf Safety Management System and Client safe system of work;
  • Carry out any other tasks as reasonably required by company management;
  • Stop any unsafe work using your obligation to ‘Stop the job’.


Educational background –

  • Management or Logistics Degree/Diploma or Equivalent

Technical qualifications –

  • Over 10 years’ experience in Oil & Gas Logistics
  • Safety Leadership Based Training eg IOSH, NEBOSH would be advantageous
  • Knowledgeable in Control of Work, Permit to Work Best Practice

Specific personal character traits desirable for the role:

  • Strong HSE Leadership
  • An effective decision-maker
  • Able to drive change
  • Proven track record of developing people and teams
  • Ability to improve operational efficiency

Strong analytical and investigation skills

Please send your CV to [email protected]by indicating the position title (Base Operations Manager) in the subject line of your email.