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Recruiter NameSandra Tye
Industry OIL & GAS, Ice
SalarySalary negotiable
Benefits Negotiable please quote your rate per worked day in US$ net of Kazakh tax.
LocationsASIA , Kazakhstan
Contract TypeContract




Our Client, a Major international Oil and Gas contractor, is looking for Ice Engineers for a project based in Kazakhstan with possible trips offshore.



  • Degree in a related engineering subject.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in ice engineering, or related arctic experience.
  • Must have data collection and analysis experience (preferably in the oil & gas industry).
  • Experienced in the use of ArcGIS software


Required Competencies:

  • Ensures that regular, consistent communication takes place
  • Shares information, advice, and suggestions to help others to be more successful; provides effective coaching.
  • Listens and responds constructively to other team members' ideas.
  • Expresses disagreement constructively (e.g., by emphasizing points of agreement, suggesting alternatives that may be acceptable to the group)
  • Promptly notifies his/her manager about any problems that affect his/her ability to accomplish planned goals.
  • Expresses ideas clearly and concisely in writing
  • Involves others in a process or decision to ensure their support
  • Has a strong sense of urgency about solving problems and getting work done
  • Good knowledge of English language (verbal and written)
  • Proficient with MS Windows, MS Outlook, MS Excel, MS word and basic programming skills



Advises and reports offshore management and other operationally involved parties onshore and offshore about the ice conditions and any risks posed by ice to offshore installations and operations in the North Caspian Sea, whilst on rotation at offshore drilling platforms in winter.  The important part of this position is to share the knowledge and experience with the Ice & Metocean Analysts offshore.



  • Recording and forecasting ice conditions and movements at drilling locations in accordance with the published procedures,
  • Advising on the effects of such movements and on measures to mitigate the risks,
  • Advising on ice alert status and appropriate evacuation routes in ice,
  • Participating in field ice measurement programs as required,
  • Analyzing ice and other environmental data to provide advice relevant to the design and execution of projects
  • Conduct helicopter ice reconnaissance ice survey in order to document ice conditions from the helicopter
  • Collecting data and providing reports using the tools specified in the agreed procedure to ensure that information on the ice conditions and in particular the ice events around the rig are monitored and logged in a professional manner.
  • Working closely with the Ice Engineer and Ice Charting team to fully document the ice conditions around the offshore structures and ensure that the information is available in a suitable format for the Ice database.
  • Acting as an interface between the Ice Charting team and the vessels operating within the NE Caspian and pass on appropriate information from the Ice Charting team to the vessels on the ice conditions they may encounter on their passage.


Duration:               6 months from 1st Nov 2019 to 30th April 2020


Start Date:             ASAP


Rotation:               28 days on / 28 days off (working 7 days a week, 12 hours a day)


Rate:                    Negotiable please quote your rate per worked day in US$ net of Kazakh tax.


Benefits:               Client pays mobilization/demobilization and flights, medical insurance/medical evacuation, accommodation, transport.


We are instructed to only submit to our Client candidates whose qualifications and experience match client’s specification.


For more information please contact Sandra Tye

on +44 20 8905 2250 or email


If you are interested in this position and would like more information do please contact me or any other member of the Recruitment Team as soon as possible. If you are not sure the CV we have on file is current send your latest CV to me, at the same time advising me your availability and any other relevant information.  If this position is not exactly what you are looking for please look at our website we update this site daily with all our current vacancies. Rest assured that your CV is treated as confidential and Woodland will not send your CV to any Clients until we have your permission to do so.


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