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Head of Pipelines

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Qatar
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 09/06/2020
  • Duration: 36 months
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The Role:
1. Provides Pipelines engineering expertise while supervising Pipelines team.
2. Maintains close liaison with Engineering Manager and PMT counterparts and gains alignment on Pipelines engineering needs, objectives, and requirements.
3. Owns the preparation and stewardship of Pipelines scope of work in contract and drives design alternative studies, as required, to optimize project cost and schedule.
4. Responsible for maintaining technical alignment with company Operations.
5. Provides Pipelines engineering data (narrative, charts, graphs, etc.) for the monthly progress reporting and stewardship.
6. Ensures quality assurance and production timing of the Pipelines engineering deliverables is in accordance with the approved project execution schedule.
7. Manages the timely delivery of technical attachments and scope description to all Pipelines-related purchase orders and owns the Pipelines-related technical attachments and scope description to all fabrication and construction contracts.
8. Manages Pipelines engineering design in accordance with the project's change management program.
9. Responsible for being knowledgeable of lessons learned from previous projects with the same contractor and capturing and communicating Pipelines engineering and design lessons learned for the current project.
10. Assesses contractor capability and ensures Pipelines engineering or other technical support is available to address gaps
11. Owns the Pipelines engineering schedule and critical milestones (LLI procurement, engineered equipment procurement; ROS dates, etc); develops and stewards recovery plans to address any schedule delays.
12. Stewards the EPC contractor's Pipelines-related activities with respect to Pipelines engineering execution including:
o Ensures all affected parties are familiar with Pipelines engineering execution plans, procedures, objectives, and overall job requirements.
o Ensures that the EPC contractor staffs the Pipelines team with adequate numbers of qualified personnel.
o Ensures that the EPC contractor employs the appropriate Pipelines design tools, including computer hardware and software.
o Ensures that the EPC contractor adheres to all appropriate Pipelines specifications and standards.
o Ensures that the EPC contractor provides all contract documents, including those referred to in the contract.
o Reinforcing the requirement for the EPC contractor to control the work, i.e. accurate and timely progress measurement and reporting.
o Ensures EPC contractor compliance with design verification processes.
13. Advise the EPC contractor's Pipelines engineering and design organization with respect to:
o Compliance with Company policies for prevention of information brokering and compliance with business standards guidelines.
o Engineering and design procedures, processes, and deliverables.
o Staffing, including staffing plans, and personnel suitability and adequacy.
o Resolution of EPC contractor's engineering claims, if any.
14. Cooperates with review teams and supports post-audit activities with respect to contract administration and subcontracting.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
* Broad and extensive knowledge of:
o Design standards, specifications, codes, and appropriate safety criteria
o Subsea pipelines, Offshore facilities and structures design, construction, and operations
o Engineering administration
* Bachelors or Masters Degree in an engineering discipline
* 10-15 years of closely related professional experience, 5+ years of which should be at the senior project engineering / engineering supervision level with overall responsibility for engineering execution

Knowledge and/or Experience
* Strong organizational, management, and technical judgment skills
* Ability to adapt to tight deadlines, heavy workloads, and frequent changes in priorities
* Make decisions in the general interest while pursuing business results
* Prepare contingency plans for the unexpected (pro-active, forward-looking)
* Proactively and continuously grow technical expertise in Facilities engineering disciplines
* Strong leadership, influencing, and interpersonal skills

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