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Sr Principal Logistics & Trade Compliance Specialist
United State Of America
Feb 26, 2019
Salary: Negotiable
Experience 15.0-20.0 years
Job Category Logistics Jobs
Employment Type Full time
Industry Oil & Gas
Skill Solid written and verbal communication skills
Role Logistics Jobs ,Materials Management Jobs ,Other Logistics Jobs
Designation Logistic Manager Site
Education B.B.A,MBA
No. of vacancies 1
About Company

With the first ventures from land to near-shore marshlands and then to out-of-sight-of-land and increasingly deep waters, innovation is our legacy, our present and our future.

Ralph Thomas McDermott established J. Ray McDermott & Company Incorporated at the age of 24 upon receipt of a contract to build 50 wooden drilling rigs for a wildcatter in Luling, Texas. Knowing he could benefit from his father's long-time experience in the lumber and oilfield construction businesses, Ralph made John Raymond McDermott a partner and the company’s namesake.

Expanded the business from its original headquarters in Eastland, Texas, to Luling, Texas, after a boom in oil exploration in the area.

Moved the company to Houston, Texas, with the continuing oil boom.

Provided different services to the oil industry through three McDermott family-owned businesses: J. Ray McDermott & Co., Elmax Construction, and Stall & McDermott.

Hired the company’s first construction crew, a team of six.

Opened a New Orleans, Louisiana, office.

Introduced the first use of floating drilling equipment in low-lying marshlands of Texas and Louisiana.

Purchased J.G. McMullen Dredging Company and established it as the Olsen Dredging Company.

Reorganized the multiple McDermott family business operations into one: J. Ray McDermott & Co., Inc. of Delaware.

Designed and installed the first fixed platform made of steel out-of-sight-of-land, in 20 feet of water in the Gulf of Mexico for Superior Oil.

Established a contracting division, which was the major operating segment during the early years.

Acquired assets of Harry F. Allsman Company, McDermott’s joint venture partner for several contracting jobs in the Gulf of Mexico, which provided equipment to meet the new demand for offshore construction.

Commissioned construction of the first vessel designed specifically for offshore work (Derrick Barge 4).

The company’s Oil Division was organized.

Job Description

Job Overview:

McDermott has an immediate openingfor a Sr. Logistics & Trade Compliance Specialist inthe Houston Area. The Sr. Logistics & Trade Compliance Specialist isresponsible for Overseeand coordinate all cargo movements in line with project requirement and incompliance with MDR standards and procedures.


  • Review and validate shipping documentation.
  • Manage and execute logistics relatedoperational matters in line with project requirements and cost effectively.
  • Ensure mobilization and demobilization effortsfor project cargo is carried out compliantly with relevant regulations.
  • Operate in accordance with all McDermottcompany guidelines and procedures. 

Check andvalidate freight forwarders invoices.

  • Appointment of approved Freight Forwarders andCustoms Brokers for logistics related shipments.
  • Ensure the operation are in line with the company policies in term ofTrade Compliance.
  • Coordinate and manage cargo transportation activities for the projectvessels and project cargo.
  • Review of project load lists and cargo classes to ensure projectcompliance with all relevant regulations.
  • Liaise with internal/external stakeholders.
  • Regular reporting requirements.
  • Use of systems and data entry to satisfy record-keeping requirements.
  • Bid solicitation, award and execution of logistics transactions.
  • Liaise with Logistics Service Providers, Shipping Agents and CustomsBrokers, internal departments including project teams, Engineering, Marine andTraffic.  
Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelors Degree in Business Administrationor Logistics.
  • Minimum of 15 years of experience dealing withCapital Project Logistics, or a combination of experience and education.
  • Must have heavy transport experience,configuration, sourcing, capital project logistics and must have knowledge ofMulti/Inter-model transport.
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite,including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Demonstrates attention to detail, reliabilityand ability to learn new topics and technology quickly;
  • Well-organized and detail-oriented;
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills.

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