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Lead Piping Engineer (Dubai & Iraq)

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Dubai
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 12/05/2014
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The Company:
Our Client is a large international Operating Company leading the development of a major oilfield in southern Iraq.

The Role:
Lead Piping Engineer

LANGUAGES: Fluent English (upper intermediate)

Draft Terms of Reference (technical requirements) for design;
Develop list of deliverables;
Developing of Piping related aspects for Decision Support Package (DSP) for Scientific and Technical Council;
Define Piping related requirements to production facilities;
Draft Piping related aspects of operating philosophies including maintenance, spare parts and operation philosophy;
Support endorsement and approval of Piping related aspects of decisions if necessary, including Scientific and Technical Council and Iraqi Authorities/

Job Specific Knowledge:
• Lead an independent team of Engineers and Designers within discipline as necessary to perform the work;
• Ensure effective communications and co-ordinations between all piping team members and all other disciplines, to ensure mutual awareness of requirements and sharing of information and common resources;
• Monitor overall productivity and efficiency of the project, forecast trends and anticipate potential problems and difficulties meeting milestones or budget within the piping discipline, coordinate with project team including all disciplines to resolve problems;
• Conduct routine meetings with Piping team to monitor the projects’ performance and assess their performance;
• Perform and or coordinate all technical reviews of Contractor submitted Piping deliverables.
• Delegate review responsibilities to subject matter experts as necessary. Coordinate, review, and consolidate all piping review comments.
• Review, provide inputs/comments on other discipline drawings and documents;
• Respond to technical queries during the Contractor tender periods. Review and Input during the tender evaluation for the selection of EPC Contractors.
• Active participation in the various design reviews, workshops (HAZID/ENVID, HAZOP, 3 D modeling, etc.) and optimization studies.
• Active participation in Constructability Reviews, Value Engineering.
• Ensure the application of correct standards in the design and development of Project deliverables.
• Undertaking technical and feasibility studies including site investigations
• Using a range of computer packages for developing detailed designs
• Excellent technical report writing skills.
• Experience in preparing piping design and working knowledge in the checking of piping drawings, diagrams, layouts, 3D, calculations, and constructability reviews;
• Insure adherence to terms and conditions of the contracts
• Quality Assurance – Responsible for working within the provisions and guidelines of the Quality Assurance system

• A minimum of 15 years plus Piping engineering experience within the oil and gas industry.
• Not less than 5 years with Oil Fireld Surface facilities experience is a must.
• Good engineering practice including maintainability, operability and constructability
• Knowledge of current engineering standards and hydrocarbons engineering operating standards.
• Capability in:
- Calculations and design for piping engineering
- Development of layouts and 3D models
- Experience in design, installation and commissioning
- Registration in a recognised professional engineering body.
- Previous experience in Iraq preferred.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Be ready for long-term business trips to Iraq. Expatriates preferred.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
EDUCATION (LEVEL) : Higher education
EDUCATION (MAJOR): B.Eng. (Mechanical) preferred
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