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Oil & Gas - Senior Production Support Engineer - Kurdistan

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Oil & Gas

  • Job type:

    Fixed Term Contract

  • Contact:

    Grant-James Wain

  • Contact email:


  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

  • Duration:

    6-12 Months

  • Expiry date:


  • Startdate:


Senior Production Support Engineer




Our Client has a requirement for a Senior Production Support Engineer, who will be required to work on a contract basis in Kurdistan.


Key Accountabilities of the Job:

  • Mentoring and coaching local national talent to take up responsible supervisory roles in the field or developing them in production support roles.
  • Develop, promote and maintain a work culture that delivers continuous improvement, safe operations and operational excellence in operations and activities.
  • Safely deliver against all HSSE, Production, Maintenance & Support Engineering staff training and competency plans and targets.
  • Set clear expectations, monitor/review and intervene with field activities by regular field visits.
  • Ensure accurate planning for safe execution of rig-less workovers and any sim-ops activities.
  • Ensure sufficient and timely operations and maintenance input to new projects including support for operations readiness.
  • Ensure compliance and reporting of and improve against HSSE / asset Integrity and production standards.
  • Provide support to the field team on day-to-day challenges as required which might include process improvements, procedures, troubleshooting etc.
  • Provide support to the Operations Support team in the following activities: production allocation and production reporting, 90-day activity planning, 90-day production forecasting.
  • Coordinate and support ORD process, participate in the risk discussions, ORDs issuing, progress & closeout.
  • Oversee and where asked act as a focal point for production projects such as turnarounds, root cause investigations and improvements.


Essential Skills / Experience / Qualifications:

  • The candidate ideally holds a degree in Engineering and can demonstrate extensive experience in production operations process positions in a medium to large IOC or major oil and Gas Company.
  • The candidate should be able to demonstrate experience/competency across HSSE, Process Safety, and process design codes, Asset Integrity, Production Planning & Monitoring, Production Execution, Production Improvement and Emergency Management.
  • As a guide, 10+ years’ experience in upstream oil and gas with at least 5 years of experience in production supervisory/process positions would be a minimum expectation to be successful in the role.


At Talascend we understand just how important it is to secure the right people. That is why our Recruitment Consultants always take the time to understand requirements in detail and offer sound advice to both clients and candidates.


We actively recruit at all levels and this is a superb opportunity for Senior Production Support Engineers’s looking for new employment.