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Lead Project Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 11/10/2011
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The Role:
Projects BDU Overview
The Projects BDU is responsible for the development and execution of oil and gas related projects associated with the hub platforms of Armada, Everest and Lomond. These projects will include greenfield and brown field projects, or a combination of the two. Significant upgrade projects involving accommodation, debottlenecking, equipment replacement and production will also form part of the Projects BDU responsibility.

In addition, material input is provided by the Projects BDU in terms of knowledge, expertise and recommendation, to support progress towards Concept Selection.

The Projects BDU organisation is structured such that given a background of three hub platforms, a matrix team organisation, comprising support disciplines, will assist the various project managers to achieve project technical, cost, planning and quality objectives.

The objective of this Project is to extend and upgrade the accommodation facilities and platform infrastructure to provide increased bedding and facilities to operate at a maximum of 80 POB. This shall be through the co-ordinated approach of utilising both Temporary and Permanent accommodation facilities which can be safely and comfortably inhabited while the platforms are fully operational. Scope will include liason with Operations, Main Contractors, Accomodation Fabricators / Suppliers, HLV Contractor, HSE and management of the design engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning.

Key Accountabilities
• Deliver project goals, objectives and critical success factors, ensuring that these align both with orgs corporate goals and objectives and the project’s commercial strategy.
• Interface with other members of the asset team (commercial, technical authorities, and operations) to ensure agreement on project deliverables and the timing of these deliverables.
• Maintain the Project Execution Plan and associated management system documentation in accordance with org Standards and Guidelines Monitor and manage the project schedule, ensuring that key milestones are met, and that non-PMT activities (e.g. commercial, main-contractor, fabricators and operations) are accounted for.
• Understand the authority and approvals levels delegated within the project (both technical and financial) and ensure awareness within the PMT.
• Pursue the contracting strategy developed at the initial Contracting Strategy Workshop (issued prior to finalising the FEED strategy), ensuring that this continues to be appropriate and has stakeholder support (including BGA C&P).
• Implement a system of high quality contract administration with suitable checks and balances.
• Demonstrate visible leadership and commitment to excellent HSSE performance, including: understanding of a project HSSE Management Strategy compliant with org Standards; understanding of a Project HSSE Plan to implement the HSSE; ensuring rigorous implementation of ALARP demonstration in the design; effective HSSE monitoring and assurance, with follow-up and close-out of all non-conformances; implementation of the org Life Savers and a Behaviour-Based Safety (BBS) system, cascading through all levels of the project; promotion of environmental awareness within the PMT to include best practice waste management and pollution control; regular safety tours; a safety moment to begin all meetings; effective health and security provisions to protect people and assets.
• Commit to excellent Quality management, including: implementation of a Quality Management Strategy compliant with org Standards; approval of a Quality Plan to implement the Quality Management Strategy, complete with a quality assurance audit schedule; ensuring that a Quality Exhibit is included in all contracts; follow-up and close out of all Quality audit non-conformances.
• Monitoring and management of project risks and develop and implement risk response action plans for the top risks. Also capitalise on potential opportunities.
• Work within the Value Management Plan, ensuring that suitable EFR’s, peer assists, peer reviews and value improving process workshops are planned, held and actions followed through, and that end-of-stage functional reviews and Engineering Functional Reviews are planned and preparations are properly managed.
• Implement project and financial control systems to monitor project progress against target and budget, develop cash forecasts, and monitor and control variations, enabling appropriate action to be taken in a timely manner.
• Monitor contractor and supplier performance and act quickly on underperformance.
• Monitor performance against project critical success factors at project monthly / weekly meetings.
• Ensure rigorous application of the management of change process in accordance with org Standards.
• Assign the responsibilities for interface management to a member of the PMT and ensure that a system for interface identification, management and closure is developed and implemented.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Technical professional with experience in the oil and gas or petro-chemical industry.
• Knowledge of all phases of major oil and gas projects e.g. FEED, EPC, Commissioning, Start-up etc. and experience of the project sanction process.
• Experience of managing a multi disciple (function) PMT.
• Experience of working on projects with joint venture partners.
• Experience of both brownfield and greenfield developments.
• Experience of managing main contractors and fabricators.
• Educated to first degree level in a relevant subject or equivalent (preferred).
• Chartered member of a relevant discipline (preferred).
• Excellent communications skills, both written and oral, with the ability to challenge others in a constructive manner and negotiate with internal peers and partner representatives to influence plans.
• Good team player with a pro-active and flexible attitude, and able to work in a multi-cultural environment.

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