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  • Job reference: RMS0095795

Lead Structural Engineer

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 17/08/2011
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The Company:
Our Client has operations in the world’s most important oil and gas regions and are leaders in working in extremely difficult environments. They have interests in many offshore producing fields in the UK, including five operated fields and five partner-operated fields. The company also has interests in Denmark, the Faroe Islands, the Netherlands and Norway. The client is the largest private producer of oil in Kazakhstan and the top O&G producer in Thailand. They produce almost half of the cru

The Role:
• Lead all aspects of the structural engineering design development for the Topsides Project, throughout the project life from early front-end engineering through to project close-out, to ensure that overall project cost, schedule, safety and quality objectives are achieved.
• Take a proactive approach to incorporating safety into the Topsides design and adopting the principle of inherent safety wherever possible. Work with fellow PMT discipline engineers and contractor engineers to develop engineering solutions which minimise the potential for incidents throughout the project and subsequent field-life.
• Liaising with the PMT construction engineer to ensure the development of highly constructable structural design solutions.
• Manage all structural discipline technical interfaces between the host platforms (Britannia & Britannia BLP), the Topsides Module, and the subsea project.
• Expedite the project plan to deliver high quality solutions consistent with the agreed Topsides Project objectives and deadlines.
• Assist with development of key project management system deliverables including the Statement of Requirements and Basis of Design, and any other discipline-specific deliverables associated with each phase of the MS process.
• Ensure compliance with the Company Project Management System (MS).
• Work in compliance with the agreed management of change and risk management processes. Act as Focal Point for any discipline-specific management of change, specification changes, deviations, etc. to quantify and manage associated quality, cost and/ or schedule impacts.
• Ensure that the design in all areas of responsibility is in accordance with the Basis of Design, Company HSE and quality standards, and relevant codes and specifications, and that reliability and operability are given priority.
• Assist in development or updating, review and approval of all applicable engineering deliverables, including specifications, reports, drawings, data sheets, calculations etc. relevant to the discipline.
• Responsible for review and acceptance of all structural and marine deliverables from engineering contractor, including lifting operations, in-place, weight control, load-out, sea-fastening, and transportation and heavy-lift installation.
• Responsible for ensuring adequate structural modelling of any impact of the project on the existing Britannia and BLP structures (topsides and jackets), including fatigue analysis, has been undertaken at the appropriate time in the project development process.
• Ensure that all structural materials and welding specifications are reviewed by COP specialists.
• Responsible for raising any areas of concern with the engineering manager at the earliest opportunity.
Responsible for proactively managing the project safety performance.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
- Qualified to Degree level in structural engineering or related discipline.
- Chartered Engineer or equivalent.
- Relevant discipline experience within oil and gas industry, preferably with experience of working on a similar project including heavy-lift and brownfield elements.
- Previous offshore experience preferred.
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