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  • Job reference: RMS0146378

Lead Mechanical Rotating Equipment Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Qatar - Other
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 01/10/2014
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (08/10/14)
This vacancy has now expired.
The Role:
Over the next 6 years there will be over 200 wells drilled, and significant facilities installed to support this drilling program. The facilities scopes comprise of 5 major engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPIC) packages, including a new processing platform, 6 new wellhead platforms, a new accommodations platform, over 50 km of subsea pipelines, and upgrades to onshore separation facilities. The location of this position is pending bid evaluation of EPIC contracts.
An experienced and motivated individual is required to fill the position of Lead Mechanical / Rotating Equipment Engineer to support these EPIC packages. The packages will be completed by various contractors, and the Lead Mechanical / Rotating Equipment Engineer will have responsibilities across the scopes to ensure seamless integration of the systems. The new equipment will tie in to the existing systems, and this will also require coordination with the facilities team in Doha.

Roles & Responsibilities

This position, within the EPIC Project Management Team, is responsible and accountable for reviewing and coordinating all rotating equipment and stationary equipment engineering related to the EPIC contracts.

Project Objectives and Deliverables

- Oversee engineering performed by EPIC contractors for all rotating and stationary equipment [such as compressors, pumps, vessels, etc) to ensure compliance with the specifications and technical requirements of the contract.
- Propose/review design solutions, prepare/review data sheets, perform/review bid evaluations and advise on the rotating portion of work for the field development.
- Guide and direct the detail rotating equipment design engineers through the technical Contractual obligations.
- Provide site support and technical assistance for the entire project life cycle, of construction, hook-up and commissioning of the new facilities, both in the offshore and onshore work environments.
- Observe relevant factory acceptance tests and/or site acceptance tests; review and coordinate works both offshore and onshore and to provide instruction and guidance on technical issues in line with the project requirements.
- Ensure that all suppliers equipment is in compliance with design specifications
- Perform detailed design of any modifications to existing rotating equipment, as required.
- Interface with, and provide technical guidance for the activities of 3rd party consultant engineering contractors as required.
- Review material requisitions [for purchase orders]; review and provide recommendation where contractor proposes a vendor which is not on the approved vendors list of the contract.
- Provide technical reports and assist in preparing management reports and attending project meetings.
- Work to ensure that the Company Management of Change and other risk management policies are maintained and that all work is carried out in accordance with departmental procedures.
- Assist construction in all technical and materials issues.
- Liaise with any certifying authority where applicable and provide input on mechanical design.
- Advise the Engineering Manager on changes which may be necessary to the design basis to make the overall program more functional and/or cost effective.
- Participate in interface meetings with onshore and offshore construction. Participate in design reviews, technical impact and/or review meetings with construction, development, production and other groups.
- Maintain a complete record of technical items and correspondence to support design decisions and equipment selection, documenting all key engineering calculations.
- Raise and discuss key and critical technical issues with the Engineering Manager to develop cost effective solutions, using best operating practice and current industry design criteria.
- Interpret and implement local and international design codes and practices to comply with local and international laws, as applicable. Ensure current International Standards and approaches are used and implemented where appropriate.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

- Experience of working as part of a multi discipline team for facilities engineering projects and/or offshore development projects.
- Drafting and reviewing cost estimates, input to budget submissions
- Proven Team player and project engineer capable of working under minimum supervision to achieve superior results by satisfying technical project schedules within the budget constraints.
- Willingness to travel when necessary.
- Can effectively communicate technical ideas to multi-disciplined/non-technical team members.
- Capable of working with and developing a team spirit with personnel from many diverse backgrounds.
- Self-starter with a strong desire to deliver superior results.
- Willingness to mentor and train junior engineer if required.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
- Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical engineering
- A minimum of 10 years experience in mechanical rotating equipment design and specification, including 5 years practical experience in trouble shooting and startup of rotating equipment for offshore topsides facilities.
- Expertise in vibrational analysis of rotating machinery (how to measure it, interpret it and how to avoid it) and ability to perform calculations to check for adequacy of design in this respect.
- Depth of knowledge of gas turbine design including an appreciation of turbine aerodynamics, operational criteria, dry gas and wet seal systems, shaft bearing systems and machinery vibration analysis.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
- Preference for experience with GE Fr 5, RGT4000/5000, Dresser Rand and Nuovo Pignone gas compressors, John Crane dry gas seals, GT10B power generators, Sulzer pumps, David Brown pumps and Weir pumps.
- Demonstrated experience in the performance of Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) related to rotating and static equipment and knowledge of Total Plant Reliability (TPR) is considered highly advantageous.
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