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Engineering Group Leader

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 11/07/2013
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The Company:
Our Client provides oilfield products, systems and services for customers in the oil and gas industry world-wide. The company's knowledge and technologies span from reservoir to production and through the life of a field. The company employs approximately 25 000 people in more than 30 countries. They apply the knowledge and create and use technologies that deliver their customers' solutions.

The Role:
The Engineering Supervisor carries out the supervision of the Subsea Engineering Department Trees and Wellheads and/or major projects providing technical direction and scheduling of work.

Is responsible for verifying compliance with applicable codes, standards and Customer requirements through to the approval of drawings, designs and specifications.
In addition, the Engineering Supervisor shall supervise allocated Technical personnel in an organised manner to ensure compliance with the Engineering Departmental Procedures which form part of the overall Quality System Manual.

The Engineering Supervisor will be required to provide technical support to any other Subsea Department as required
• Understands and integrates top-level business goals with their technical activities.
• Conduct/orchestrate specific operational/safety related activities such as; Design Reviews, Risk Analysis, HAZOP, FMECA, Reliability Studies, etc.
• Supervise and provide guidance in the development and establishment of new technologies and core technical competencies.
• Supervise and provide guidance to engineering team for the reviewing of client specifications, to ensure products are suitable for application.
• Supervise and provide guidance to engineering team for raising exceptions to client specifications where products do not comply.
• Supervise and provide guidance to engineering team to ensure optimum mechanical solutions will work with current product or proposed products.
• Supervise and provide guidance to engineering team to ensure that the Project Execution Model Execution part is correctly utilised on projects.
• Supervise and provide guidance to engineering team in the development of prototypes, verification/validation units and product specifications, including material specifications, assembly drawings and manufacturing documentation.
• Select "standard" products to suit system solution provided by system engineer.
• Liaise with Research & Development and Product Development and other engineering disciplines to ensure non-qualified products are suitable with current planned developments and ensuring current best practise all round.
• Has a continual awareness of new and advancing technologies and provides conceptual and practical applications for products used.
• May provide sustaining engineering direction and support for existing products.
• Contribute to engineering budgets to meet project needs.
• Organise engineering manpower to meet agreed project timescales.
• Mentor and guide engineers/graduates in their day to day work.
• Perform/assist with appraisals of engineers and graduates.
• Train subordinates to develop Subsea product awareness.
• Control external interfaces with Subsea equipment.
• Represent at Customer meetings.
• Visit customers on an as needed basis to provide back-up to marketing efforts.
• As necessary, perform other duties, requiring essentially the same level of skill & responsibility when required.
• Deputise for Engineering Manager.
Create Intellectual Property (IP) through idea and product submissions and patent applications. The Principal Engineer assures the protection and completion of these activities for both themselves and other members of their workgroup. Is capable of managing activities of senior level engineers and mentors less experienced technical staff. Attend meetings and meet with suppliers. Perform other duties as assigned.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Degree level or equivalent in Mechanical Engineering related discipline.
• Preferably Chartered Engineer status
• Demonstrable relevant mechanical engineering and design experience preferably within the Oil and Gas industry engineering background
• Will have working knowledge of offshore working techniques and ideally will have had exposure to the offshore working environment
• Demonstrable experience in the ability to carry out all elements of mechanical engineering and design within Topside & Subsea Controls Systems covering Hydraulic and Electrical Power Distribution and Supply, Instrumentation and Flow measurement, material selection, and welding practices
• Demonstrable experience in the ability to carry out all elements of mechanical engineering and design within a Xmas Tree & Wellhead Subsea System with the inclusion of operating/running tools, material selection, and welding practices
• Demonstrable experience in the supervision of personnel
• Proven ability to lead mu
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