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Decommissioning Structural Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Perth, Western Australia
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 04/09/2019
  • Duration: 24 + months
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The Role:
Responsible for the technical review and approval of detailed engineering reports, calculation, removal procedures, method statements, and quality procedures/plans. Will be required to liaise with inter-disciplinary contractors,
ranging from; heavy lift contractors, engineering, technical safety, and environmental, and marine warranty assurance services contractors on reviews, inspections, and approvals of project documentation.

Key Accountabilities

  • Provide structural engineering input into the development of removal and disposal scopes
  • Assess potential use of alternative technologies in order to reduce decommissioning costs.
  • Monitor Contractor's performance and provide guidance as necessary to ensure adherence to Regulatory, Class,
  • Review and monitor project structural deliverables
  • Support the offshore execution of the removals scope
  • Supervise the development of scopes of work for the Execute phase.
  • Support the development of schedules and cost estimates.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support the tendering process and review of proposals for relevant works in order to recommend most suitable contractors
  • Support contract negotiations following tendering of scope of work
  • Review and validate lifting analysis, global temporary in-place analysis, motion & transport analysis, sea fastening design, towing and anchoring analysis in line with appropriate codes and standards
  • Review initial installation documents, including; topside and jackets weights, in-service history and modifications (major and minor), review manufacturer data sheets, plot plans, and offshore weight verification surveys.
  • Review topside and jacket integrity reports, and inspection reports for the installations to be decommissioned, liaise with the integrity department to identify structural anomalies and establish the current integrity condition of the installations.
  • Perform installations weight reviews, COG assessment, heavy lift vessel screening, develop lifting concepts, and removal methodologies.
  • Define, lead and coordinate offshore inspections (VI, UT, RT, MPI, and ECI) for dismantlement scope.
  • Oversee structural decommissioning support contractors' performance, scope, quality of service and value for money.
  • Participate in HIRAs and dismantling/marine operation kick-off meetings.
  • Assist with marine warranty services scopes and operation Safety Critical Tasks
  • Recommend strategy for the removal of offshore platforms as well as subsea pipelines and structures
  • Support the Decommissioning Compliance and Assurance team in the definition of the decommissioning strategy for platform dismantlement; provide adequate engineering support to ensure validation.

    The Company:
    Our client is the world's largest exploration and production company with operations in over 29 countries. In Australia our client is leading the way in both upstream and downstream oil and gas projects with exciting developments for further Australia based projects ahead. As a market leader they are an enviable employer to join and be part of their continued success.

    Essential Skills / Qualifications:
  • Chartered Engineer in Structural Engineering with relevant experience in the dismantlement of offshore assets and/or as a structural engineer in the Oil & Gas, renewables, transport and installation, heavy lift or marine engineering sector.
  • Relevant experience in engineering, project management, planning, logistics and relevant legislation, and will have executed multiple offshore construction and/or decommissioning projects, including reverse floatover operations for large fixed platforms.
  • Minimum 15 years of experience within the offshore construction or decommissioning industry
  • Experience supervising offshore construction operations
  • Good written and verbal communication skills and ability to develop and present management reports
  • Demonstrated interpersonal/team building skills,
  • Analytical/technical skills with a practical approach to problem solving.

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