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  • Job reference: RMS0103454


  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Houston
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 27/12/2011
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The Company:
Our client is a Major Operator. This role will be based in Downtown - Houston with some travel to overseas.

The Role:
The Engineering Lead is responsible for broad technical and administrative oversight of the EPC contractor's engineering effort from the date of contract award / project start through completion of the Project. Gains alignment with the PMT on project engineering needs, objectives, and requirements. Ensures that the EPC contractor's staffing processes and procedures are adequate to fulfill contract requirements. Develops and executes administrative routines that align with the project's, goals, objectives, and procedures. Communicates with the PMT and FOD Functions on engineering activities, progress, and issues.

• Responsibilities and duties:

• Provide overall engineering leadership and expertise to all projects assigned
• Maintain close liaison with appropriate members of overseas based PMT (Safety, Project Services, Quality Functional Support) and Houston based engineering contractor
• Gain alignment with the PMT on project engineering needs, objectives, and requirements
• Participate in kick-off meetings with the EPC contractor and PMT to ensure common understanding of engineering requirements, including deliverables
• Conduct project team member briefing sessions with respect to engineering requirements and processes
• Closely monitors engineering contractor performance and progress
• Provide all of the engineering data (narrative, charts, graphs, etc.) required for the monthly progress report
• Coordinate owner and PMT design reviews to minimize disruption of the contractor's work
• Authorize design alternative studies, as required, to optimize project cost and schedule
• Cooperate with project review teams and post audit activities with respect to contract administration and subcontracting
• Arrange required review and appraisal for critical portions of the work
• Participate actively in the project's change management program
• Capture and communicate engineering and design lessons learned for the project

• Steward the EPC contractor's activities with respect to engineering execution including:

• Ensuring that all affected parties are familiar with engineering execution plans, procedures, objectives, and overall job requirements
• Ensuring that the contractor staffs the project with adequate numbers of qualified personnel
• Ensuring that the contractor employs the appropriate design tools, including computer hardware and software
• Ensuring that the contractor adheres to all appropriate specifications and standards
• Ensuring that the contractor provides all contract documents, including those referred to in the job spec.
• Reinforcing the requirement for the contractor to control the work, i.e. accurate and timely progress measurement and reporting

• Advise the EPC contractor's engineering and design organization with respect to:

• Compliance with policies for prevention of information brokering and compliance with business standards guidelines
• Contractor's engineering and design procedures, processes, and deliverables
• Contractor's staffing, including staffing plans, and personnel suitability and adequacy
• Resolution of contractor's engineering claims, if any

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Broad and extensive knowledge of:

 Design standards, specifications, codes, and appropriate safety criteria
 Onshore facilities and structures design, construction, and operations
 Engineering administration
 Client practices, processes, and expectations with respect to project engineering
• Bachelor Degree in an engineering discipline
• 20+ years of closely related professional experience, 10+ years of which should be at the senior project engineering / engineering management level with overall responsibility for engineering execution
• Strong organizational, management, and technical judgement skills
• Ability to adapt to tight deadlines, heavy workloads, and frequent changes in priorities
• Proficient in Microsoft Office suite of software programs, Lotus Notes, etc.
• Read, write, and speak fluent English, especially as it applies to technical and business communications
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