Decommissioning Manager

Decommissioning Managers are usually situated within an engineering or dedicated decommissioning project team, and are responsible for delivering against Company decommissioning business plans and developing decommissioning expertise and capability within an organisation. This will normally be linked to the abandonment of production installations which have ceased to be viable / profitable.

About this role

Typical duties

  • Leads on functional responsibility for Company decommissioning expertise and capability
  • Contributes to decommissioning business development in conjunction with Business Development / Commercial teams
  • Contributes to tender estimation and contract negotiations
  • Networks with industry decommissioning experts to drive innovation and best practice
  • Participates in industry decommissioning work groups and develops relationships with other complimentary service providers
  • Oversees the planning, scheduling and organisation of all resources and services within the Decommissioning function necessary to perform Decommissioning Studies and deliver work scopes
  • Displays commitment to risk assessment process and applying it to Decommissioning activities and projects
  • Provides decommissioning technical support and guidance to offshore or on site teams
  • Carries out site/offshore visits / audits and produces reports
  • Reports any breaches of safety procedures to management
  • Actively participates in and promotes company health and safety campaigns, policies and procedures, and ensures personal safety and that of colleagues at all times

In the industry

Major large-scale decommissioning projects are still relatively new to the UK oil and gas industry. As a result, the discipline of Decommissioning Manager is still evolving, however it is very clear that this role will become an increasing specialism within the industry. They will increasingly be found in a variety of organisations including the Operators who own or manage production installations, major Engineering Contractors, Drilling Contractors, engineering consultancies and specialist service companies.


  • Office
  • Outdoors
  • Offshore


  • University
  • College
  • Apprenticeships

What do I need?

Key Skills

  • Managing people
  • Team working
  • Verbal communication
  • Written communication
  • Problem solving
  • Analysing
  • Planning
  • Organising
  • IT
  • Numerical
  • Creativity
  • Working to deadlines
  • Flexibility


Entry requirements:

  • Degree/HND or equivalent in an engineering discipline
  • Experience in an engineering/technical role
  • Experience in project planning, cost control, offshore construction, fabrication
  • Basic offshore induction and emergency training (BOSIET)
  • Offshore Medical Certificate
  • OPITO Minimum Industry Safety Standards (MIST)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent listening skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good IT skills
  • Good organisation and administration skill

Employers might also look for:

  • Chartered Engineer Project Management qualification
  • Good knowledge of offshore operations/facilities
  • Good knowledge of offshore HSE/regulations