Rigging Foreman



Rigging Foreman


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Job title: Rigging Foreman
Ref No: 2016-3625
Location: Aberdeen - Offshore
Project: Talisman Montrose
Duration: 2 - 4 Months

Amec Foster Wheeler (www.amecfw.com) designs, delivers and maintains strategic and complex assets for its customers across the global energy and related sectors.

With pro-forma 2014 annualised scope revenues of £5.5 billion and over 40,000 people in more than 50 countries, the company operates across the whole of the oil and gas industry - from production through to refining, processing and distribution of derivative products - and in the mining, clean energy, power generation, pharma, environment and infrastructure markets.

Amec Foster Wheeler shares are publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange and its American Depositary Shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Both trade under the ticker AMFW.

Purpose / Role

Responsible to the Rigging Superintendent for the leadership and organization of the rigging and moving loads function on the site/installation to fully execute the requirements of the rigging and moving loads support service safely and effectively

Prime Responsibilities And Duties

  • Accountable for promoting Safety and implementing AMEC's Beyond Zero Standards, Safety Leadership expectations and Engagement tools
  • Plan & control work activities ensuring that a safe system of work is in place and followed during all lifting operations
  • Implement all applicable company / project policies, working practices and procedures, ensuring at all times that the rigging work scope is completed efficiently, in compliance with LOLER and to a high standard of safety.
  • Review and approve all lift plans developed by the site/installation rigging and moving loads function .
  • Complete all work scopes in accordance with applicable workpack / jobcard instructions, associated procedures and drawings / sketches.
  • Ensure job cards are completed and accurate progress reported
  • Ensure time writing for the rigging and moving loads function is accurate and completed on time.
  • Ensure the completion of probationary evaluations and assessments in accordance with AMEC's competency assurance system CDCA.
  • Manage the development of a suitable and competent work force capable of the safe execution of lifting operations, particularly Stage 1 & 2 trainee riggers.

Job Requirements:

Qualifications / Training

  • Appropriate documented evidence confirming the trade
  • * A Valid Competent Person Qualification issued by one of the following award bodies:
  • CPCS A61 Appointed Person (Blue Card)
  • LOLER Competent Person (Certificate of Competence OPITO)
  • ECITB Appointed Person - Appointed Person Moving Loads (Certificate of Training) and TAP01 Planning a Rigging Operation (Certificate of Achievement)
  • Note: for onshore operations and construction sites, where mobile cranes are used, it is requirement that the AP has the CPCS A61 Blue Card qualification.
  • In addition to the above qualifications:
  • Lifting Equipment Inspection
  • Rigging Loft Management
  • AMEC mandatory training (Induction, RA, etc)
  • Managing Working at Height Use of Fall Arrest Suspension and rescue Equipment
  • Working at Height/Harness Equipment User
  • BOSIET/Approved Offshore Medical/MIST
  • *All CPCS A61 Appointed Person (Blue Card) certification to be referred to Training and Competency Advisor


  • Demonstrable and proven experience in a Supervisory role, both in greenfield & brownfield locations, with a proven background of delivery in all aspects of Rigging, lifting and hoisting activities offshore and where applicable onshore (minimum 5 years)
  • The ability to take ownership of the rigging functions and develop the short term look ahead schedules for the rigging teams in alignment with the project execution work plan
  • Personal qualities, aptitudes and skills
  • Demonstrate a good understanding, knowledge and commitment to the importance of HSSE safe working practices and procedures in the day to day lifting activities associated with the demands of a busy work environment
  • Demonstrate safety awareness and show a duty of care for others working with and around them
  • Flexible - able to comply with company and clients productivity targets and requirements
  • Demonstrate good leadership qualities and a strong work ethic
  • Fluent in the English language both in the spoken and the written word
  • Ability to communicate in a clear and concise manner
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Amec Foster Wheeler

United Kingdom

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