Rigging Superintendent

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Rigging Superintendent
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Job Description:

  • Manages and coordinates the activities of personnel engaged in rigging, movement, lifting, skidding and erecting operations and the operation of cranes, forklifts and other machinery and equipment involved
  • Applying the most cost effective rigging/lifting plans and lead the execution of those plans in accordance with Company Work in conjunction with Project Management Team and assist in the construction effort in /Client procedures and operating standards

Key aims and objectives:

  • Ensure all rigging and lifting activities comply with HSEQ manual and applicable regulations
  • Ensure that lifting equipment and personnel are planned and set up to execute lifting activities in accordance with project schedules


  • Ensure the safe and efficient deployment of all assigned personnel and equipment
  • Provide direction and make decisions in pursuit of the project goals and objectives
  • Seek guidance from Rigging Manager, Construction Manager or others as necessary before making critical decisions
  • Work with other projects’ personnel to ensure the most efficient use of equipment across the facility
  • Ensure all personnel have been competency assessed and hold the necessary skill levels and knowledge to perform tasks assigned
  • Ensure all equipment and machinery being used is functioning properly and has the required certification and colour coding in place
  • Ensure the safe use and operation of all manner of lifting, pulling, skidding and hoisting equipment
  • Ensure work areas are maintained in a clean and orderly manner
  • Identify, stop and immediately correct unsafe acts or conditions
  • Ensure plant and equipment is made available for scheduled inspection and maintenance
  • Forecast tools and equipment requirements for the scope of work being undertaken
  • Report equipment faults and breakdowns verbally and formally to the maintenance department
  • Assist and advise in the preparation of construction methods and lifting plans
  • Prepare Task Risk Assessments as required
  • Lead Toolbox Talks
  • Give clear and concise instructions to team members and follow up to ensure safe and timely execution
  • Hold members of the rigging team accountable for work performance as per their roles and responsibilities
  • Contribute to the Continuous Improvement Process within the operation of the rigging department
  • Monitor productivity and schedule performance and be pro-active in investigating the reasons for poor performance and implementing corrective measures
  • Demonstrate good planning and organisation in day to day activities
  • Set professional standards of behavior

Other Duties:

  • Contribute to overall construction plans by considering efficient and effective methods of executing the work
  • Attend meetings as required, on time and prepared
  • Share the workload of other rigging superintendents during leave rotations
  • Mentor, train and assess Nigerian national personnel under his/her control
  • Listen to and evaluate any employee concerns

Key Internal Interfaces:

  • Rigging Manager and other rigging superintendents
  • Construction Managers and other discipline superintendents
  • Equipment repair and maintenance manager
  • HSEQ managers
  • Training Department

Key External Interfaces:

  • Client’s representatives as required
  • External auditors as required


  • Minimum of 10-12 years rigging and lifting experience in the oil and gas construction (or other relevant) industry
  • Time-served apprenticeship as a rigger in a fabrication yard with the minimum of a recognised trades or craft qualification or equivalent Diploma
  • Conversant with LOLER and PUWER regulations and other international codes and specifications applicable to rigging and lifting
  • Extensive knowledge of rigging activities required during the fabrication of offshore structures (jackets, piles, bridges, modules, topsides, flare towers, etc.) and have the ability to safely execute roll-ups, flip-overs, deck stacking, and all other day to day rigging and lifting activities
  • Ability to demonstrate a complete understanding and show commitment to the importance of HSE and Quality in the day to day activities in a fabrication facility
  • Conversant with the upkeep of inspections and certification records of lifting equipment
  • Ability to mentor and train others

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