IT Specialist in Lagos, Nigeria

at Pacific Drilling

Information Technology
Minimum Qualification
Required Experience
3 - 5 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female
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Job Description


Position Summary:

The Information Technology Specialist (IT Specialist) is in charge of performing and/or supervising the installation, repair and routine maintenance for the onboard IT infrastructure. Additionally supervises and coordinates change management for all on vessel corporate owned IT systems, control system software and network related systems, as well as IT security enforcement and guidance for these systems.

Position Scope:

The IT Specialist coordinates the preventative and corrective maintenance on the IT related equipment, communicates regularly with the other departments on the rig as well as the client and service partners when required. He/she regularly communicates with onshore field support and onshore IT department to ensure maximum efficiency, security and risk mitigation of the IT assets onboard.

Qualifications and Experience:

Three years minimum of offshore experience in the Electrical / Electronic department or as an alternate five years minimum of related IT experience in an industrial environment plus an offshore orientation period.

Senior School certificate (SSCE)/ West Africa Examination Council (WAEC)/ GCE O/L, OND in Nigeria is equivalent of 2 years associate degree in U.S., while HND or BSc is for 4 years (with at least 120 credits/units)

Nigerian In Country – resident

Fluent English communication skills (both oral and written)

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities: 

Act as a Safety Leader ensuring the ongoing identification of hazards and the implementation of controls to manage the associated risks with a special focus on Permit to Work and Isolation procedures.

Install, maintain and repair all IT systems.

Monitor and thoroughly document the software, computer and network hardware changes performed by third parties to equipment systems such as the Drilling Instrumentation and Control systems.

Work closely with the Electronic Department where expertise in both disciplines is required. Responsible for supporting computers attached to control systems including butnot limited to Kongsberg and NOV Drilling Control Networks, process control network switching/routing equipment and Servers, eHAWK access, Remote NOV Stations, Mud Control System PC, Subsea CCC PC and other items where the Electronic Department requires assistance with items under the IT discipline. With regard to the above systems, the IT specialist is responsible for helping enforce security standards, practices and protecting company owned assets from unauthorized access or change.

Ensure that backups are made for all general IT and equipment systems in compliance with the configuration management policies and best practices.

Coordinates planning and execution of IT preventative maintenance with a minimum of 6-week overview to cover current hitch and half of back-to back hitch, keeping an updated and accurate historical record of all maintenance done as well as all IT equipment certification documents.

Ensure all pc's/computers on the network have security protection in place.

Ensure adherence to Offshore IT and Communication Standard.

Inform supervisor and other department heads of technical problems or limitations that may affect safe operations of the rig.

Ensure operations are planed, organised and executed in accordance with well programs, rig move plans, Pacific Drilling requirements and contractual obligations.

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