SOCAR-Petrofac Caspian is looking for a Lifting Coach and technical advisor


Position title:  Lifting Coach and technical advisor  

Key Accountabilities:

  • Assist Project lifting engineer, assist and support the Project Managers to achieve the project objectives
  • Ensure Contractors lifting personnel are competent and with appropriate records and KPI’s
  • Determine, track and report lifting related Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s)
  • Surveillance of the contractor’s competency assessment process for personnel undergoing trade tests
  • Ensure that the Hold & Witness points and other requirements identified within lift Plans are fully implemented by the contractors.
  • Participate in the decision process relating to the disposition of non-conformances, concessions to specification and codes that are requested by contractor.
  • Communicate all potential lifting related risk and improvement issues to the Project Managers, construction managers and HSE team
  • Take ownership of lifting related execution risks and drive them to acceptable levels
  • Ensure that lifting related Action Items are addressed and closed in a timely manner
  • Participate in various site meetings and initiatives as required by the Project Managers, construction and HSE managers
  • Lead and/or coordinate weekly / monthly / quarterly lifting meetings with contractor, and site team


  • Internationally recognised technical qualification/Higher National Certificate or equivalent

Essential Experience and Job Requirements:

  • Specific training for Lifting Technical Authority
  • Expertise in comprehending, interpreting, and communicating lifting specifications, fabrication drawings, lifting methods, rigging and structural calculations & specifications, in-depth understanding of international standards, inspection and certification requirements / reports.
  • Full understanding of planning and work flow process
  • 15 years’ experience in heavy construction
  • Experience with advanced lifting techniques such as Jack and Skid, Superlift, Row-Rows, strand jacks
  • Experience of construction of Drilling Modulus
  • Experience of lifting within the oil & gas industry for onshore and offshore facilities and equipment including, Heavy steel construction, Heavy Cranes, SPMT’s, Marine Subsea and Installation.

Please send your CV to [email protected] indicating the position title “Lifting Coach and technical advisor ”  in the subject line of your email.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.