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Clair Senior Electrician

Published 28.05.2024

The energy transitionrequires people with entrepreneurial spirit and innovative sustainablesolutions. With 50 years of industry experience, Odfjell Technology is a leaderin developing technological solutions for tomorrow. Our people work to overcometoday’s challenges and realise the opportunities ahead, whilst delivering safeand efficient products and services for our clients.

We have an excitingopportunity for a Senior Electrician to join our Clair Phase 1 team.  Enhanced rotation details will be discussed with successful candidates atinterview.


Role Purpose:

Responsiblefor various duties including but not limited to the operational integrity,safety and the cost effective running of all drilling equipment maintenance andpreventive maintenance. The ultimate objective of this position is to assist inensuring that all electrical systems remain operative throughout the operationand comply with safety, regulatory body and test standards.  All roleholders will demonstrate safe working practices in line with Company policies,procedures, training and legal requirements. Personnel will ensure their ownsafety at all times and will assist in ensuring the safety of others byparticipating fully in the Company and Client Safety Management System.



  • Maintain and repair as necessary all electrical equipment, investigating defects and submitting reports as required.
  • Install 3rd Party Vendor drilling equipment, investigating defects, ensuring compliance to company and legal requirements.
  • Carry out and record isolations of electrically driven equipment to be worked on by their self and others.
  • Carry out and record pressure isolations of equipment e.g. gauges & transmitters to be worked on by their self and others.
  • Offer technical assistance and electrical back-up as may be required for the safe operation of any equipment on the installation.
  • Carry out network switching as required.
  • Document any change to drilling unit electrical/electronic systems, including management of the rigs software inventory.
  • To investigate defects and submit reports as required.
  • To manage 3rd party remote diagnostic connections as per procedure.
  • To lead by example and ensure all works are carried out in a safe manner and in accordance with Odfjell Drilling’s safety management policies.
  • Liaise with Odfjell and client electrical personnel on any matters relating to the safe electrical operation of the installation.
  • Be knowledgeable of all Company safety policies and procedures that pertain to their area of responsibility.
  • Assist the Maintenance Supervisor in the ordering of parts required for maintenance and repair of equipment.
  • Complete in a professional manner all required maintenance reports.
  • Carry out tasks as part of a multi-discipline maintenance team as operational requirements dictate.
  • Ensures that the work sites in their areas of responsibility are kept in a clean and orderly manner, free of hazards.
  • Attend shore-based training as directed by the Company.
  • Complete any other reasonable tasks as delegated by Line Supervisor.
  • Bring to the immediate notice of their supervisor actual and potential hazards to safety, health, plant, and equipment which come to their attention in the course of their work
  • Ensure that all work is carried out to the requirements of the Permit-to-Work system and in compliance with Safety Procedures.
  • Must be knowledgeable regarding various functions of other rig departments and shore base operations.
  • Ensure lessons learned are captured and incorporated in procedures/future programmes and written work instructions.  Promote and capture suggestions for improvement. 


Qualificationsand/or Experience:

  • Must be fully qualified through an apprenticeship or SVQ type scheme.
  • Preferably have current experience on floater, jack-up or platform rig with Variable Frequency Drives (VFD’s), Siemens Step 7 and NOV Cyberbase experience.
  • Must successfully pass pre-placement medical examination.
  • Successfully demonstrate physical ability to perform essential job functions safely.
  • Must be able to comply with Company rules.


Why you should join our team

The Odfjell group recognises that the shift to renewable energy requires a new way of thinking. By leveraging diverse, cross-functional teams we drive innovation, sustainability, and technological improvements across the business. Our people are at the heart of what we do to drive change as we continue to shape and grow the business. 

We strive to create a satisfying and motivating workplace for our employees and an arena for sharing experiences with a focus on ongoing learning and development. Our employees report high levels of empowerment, open dialogue, and trust. 

We believe that diversity and inclusion are pre-conditions to succeed in a global marketplace. We believe our company values should be reflected in the everyday behaviour of our leaders and employees alike. 


We offer: 

  • Learning and development support
  • Collaborative, diverse, and inclusive working environment
  • Part of a global company with opportunities for growth and development.
  • Competitive compensation and benefits
  • Private medical insurance
  • Life assurance
  • Personal accident insurance
  • Company sick pay
  • Group personal pension scheme



We live our core values – creative, competent, result oriented, committed – while always being safety conscious.