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Structural Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 24/10/2019
  • Duration: 12 months
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Responsibilities: Assist the Project FPU team to deliver a cost effective (OPEX/CAPEX) and optimized design of the facilities (UFR, SPS and Topside) that meets the requirements of the project in safety, reliability, operability and maintainability for a 25-year design life.


HSSE
* Take HSE lead in ensuring "safe systems of work" and "safe conditions" are in place within area of responsibility.
* Demonstrate visible commitment to HSE by periodically leading/taking part in risk assessments, audits, HSE meetings, emergency drills. Provides support to Safety Management System.
* Ensure Engineering activities are performed in compliance with a high regard to Health, Safety, Security and Environmental requirements
* Commit to reducing unsafe acts, by using the right to intervene whenever an unsafe or potentially unsafe act is identified
Engineering Management
* Engage package managers, operations and engineering contractor to ensure clear scopes of work, functional requirements and performance criteria balancing needs of Operations and Maintenance with available project budget.
* Guide work within the FPU and SPS Packages to ensure that schedule, technical, quality and HSES requirements are met or exceeded.
* Report to the Engineering Manager and FPU Package Manager for all work activities within area of responsibility. Bring to earliest attention of FPU Package Manager issues which present a significant threat to the Package and offer mitigating measures / work plans
Technical
* Act as Focal Point of Contact for the PVV discipline for the project, and interface with HQ and Contractors
* Coordinate HQ support and prepare potential client's General Specifications derogation on PVV topics
* Participate in project meetings and reviews (i.e. design reviews, Interface meetings, HAZIDs / HAZOPs / technical reviews, constructability reviews, workshops)
* Review and comment on project documentation from external consultants and engineering contractors and subcontractors
* Actively participate in the definition and design of the FPU piping systems and pressure vessels
* Promote alternatives for piping design to reduce and optimize onshore work and offshore work
* Monitor and manage PVV studies during engineering (technical, costs, planning, interfaces, reporting)
* Contribute to the technical evaluation of engineering, procurement, construction, installation and review/approval of deliverables from the design contractors
* Organize assistance from client TEC or from external specialists as necessary
* Promote cost-saving solutions in the design, clearly identifying potential deviations from the client referential and reporting these to the relevant entity for final decision on whether or not to implement
* Monitor the interfaces with all packages in relation to the PVV disciplines
* Review and comment on Engineering deliverables, ensuring that they meet project requirements and standards
* Contribute to smooth completion before handover to the Operations team
* Participate in technical reviews during the engineering, construction, pre-commissioning and commissioning phases
* Ensure proper reporting, highlighting critical issues to the project management and proposing remedial actions
* Contribute to improving the project lessons learned
Interfaces
* Provide effective leadership in identification and resolution of Packages (SPS, UFR, FPU) interfaces
* Ensure identification and resolution of detailed interface issues, in conjunction with managers / senior discipline engineers, in an efficient and cost effective manner
* Ensure interface requirements with the subsea facilities, flowlines and pipelines are incorporated into the design
* Ensure operations and maintenance requirements are incorporated in the design
Quality
* Provide effective leadership in quality performance
* Contribute to maximize the NPV of the Project by finding means to increase quality and productivity and/or decrease investments through ensuring the best technical definition of process and utilities facilities
* Participate in project reviews as required
* Gather 'lessons learned' and provide feedback to other client E&P entities as required
Digital
* Ensure that the correct implementation of Digital systems in accordance with the Project's Management of Technical Information Plan and in consultation with the Project Digital Lead
* Support implementation of Quantum by ensuring engineering deliverables have sufficient details and consistency.
* Together with equipment leads, operations and maintenance, ensure appropriate specification of sensors (vibration, IOT, wireless, etc.) to meet SoR or other guiding requirements.
* Support specification of onshore collaboration center and other remote monitoring and support capabilities

Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering (MS preferred)
Minimum Experience: 10+ years experience working for consulting engineers or oil and gas exploration / production companies with a proven track record in similar positions including engineering management
Required Skills / Certifications: PE registration in Texas (preferred)
* Working knowledge PDMS and E3D software
* Familiar with 3D model viewer software Navisworks
* Floating facilities experience
* Firsthand knowledge of safe working practices on offshore construction projects
* Firsthand knowledge of GOM Deep Water Developments
* Excellent organizational skills and commitment to meeting deadlines
* Problem solving skills for complex and integrated processes
* Effective interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
* Conflict management and problem solving skills.
* Analytical, interpretative and / or constructive thinking and evaluative judgment.
* PC skills

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