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  • Job reference: RMS0115369

Lead Piping Engineer

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Location: Stockport
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 31/12/2012
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The Company:
Our client is a major global Oil and Gas EPC management company that can cover small Brownfield projects to major Greenfield projects.
They are a growth company who can serve as a Sole Supplier, Joint Venture or Subcontractor. With a proven track record of delivering large scale complex projects they are a progressive and attractive company.

The Role:
We are currently sourcing a Lead Piping Engineer to join the North West Office on an agency Contract basis.
As part of a long term alliance with a major Oil & Gas client based in Kuwait our client is undertaking major revamp and modification/upgrade projects to help modernize the client’s Main Gathering Center with many sub-centers throughout the three main oil fields that require modifications and further expansion.

The candidate will be a Lead Piping Engineer with a proven track record in brownfield onshore oil and gas development projects to help support and grow a UK based project engineering design team that will execute FEED and detailed design projects as part of the overall modernisation project. They also handle most innovative projects involving Concept/ FEED studies, EPC Detailed Design Projects and Process Safety and Risk management as part of the overall project scope of works.

The individual will be able to perform all stages of project piping engineering including being able to manage the engineering design team.

Core Responsibilities:

•To undertake Piping engineering design work in with true regard to Safety both in design detail and engineering design execution
•To carry out design work in compliance with the national, state and client asset Codes & Standards.
•To engineer all design work in line with the QA manual and clients procedures.
•To be innovative in design work with due regard to minimisation of cost whilst maintaining technical integrity
•To undertake all work within the estimated man hour budget and within schedule
•To assist in the recruitment and development of Engineers & Senior Engineers.
•To keep all project documentation in a state of readiness for Audit purposes

Specific Accountabilities:

•To provide definition of the Piping engineering work in the Project, design approach or criteria by skill and experience as directed by the Chief Engineer / Technical Manager
•To clearly understand the Codes and Standards applicable to the work carried out and raise deviations where necessary
•Prior to commencement of any Piping work, a scope of work (SoW) must be written and agreed with the Client / Project Team (or designated representative). The SoW must clearly state the work scope, man-hour budget and schedule to complete the work
•Estimate man-hours for any job using the current man-hour norms
•Responsible for maintaining work progress (budget, schedule) and raising change documentation where necessary.
•Supervision of technical detail, budget and schedule of engineering design in Project.
•Liaison with client, vendors and outside parties in a professional manner
•Where requested to undertake technical focal point duties
•To plan man-hour budgets and schedules for all Projects within the focal point area of responsibility.
•To manage all resources allocated to the focal point area of responsibility (both technically and by discipline specific project controls)
•To liaise with the equivalent client focal point on technical and engineering matters on a regular basis
•Quality Assurance – Responsible for working within the provisions and guidelines of the Quality Assurance system relevant to the Project.
•Safety – Responsible for personal safety safe working practices for the Project. Understand and follow OH&S procedures.
General attributes required of all client employees include: Zero Harm, Action Orientation, Building Effective Business Relationships, Commitment, Customer Focus, Dealing with Change, Drive for Results, Integrity and Trust, and Basic Leadership Skills.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
•Degree (or equivalent) in Mechanical, Chartered Engineer
•Significant experience in Oil & Gas brownfield FEED, EPC Design Projects.
•Proven track record engineering design.
•Excellent technical communication and coordination skills.
•Lead experience or capability of leading a engineer team intermediate to senior professionals

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
Good communication and presentation skills are essential.
Some travel to Kuwait may be required.
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