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  • Job reference: RMS0104777

Lead Structural Engineer

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 18/05/2012
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (25/05/12)
This vacancy has now expired.
The Company:
Our Client appears in the FTSE 100 index and is an international energy services company specializing in Oil and Gas and has annual revenues of over £2.6 billion. They believe that it is the people that drive their success, from Project Managers, Project Engineers, consultants to designers and commercial personnel. They work globally employing over 20,000 people on major operations including the UK

The Role:
Basic Purpose of Job:

Assure Technical Integrity of the discipline output on the contract or project.
Provide direction and guidance to the team in technical and resource related issues.
Manage the delivery of discipline deliverables for use by contract or project.
Manage the discipline resources within the project or contract to ensure delivery on time to budget.
Provide the necessary cost, planning and progress information to the contract or project
Support the Chief Engineer in discipline engineering function activities.
Ensure that all allocated responsibilities are dealt with in accordance with agreed procedures & standards.

Main Duties:
◦Be conversant and knowledgeable with respect to current and new legislation and standards.
◦Be aware and understand the business drivers within the Client organisation and how these can be influenced by innovated designs and minimum cost solutions
◦Production of cost effective designs that are fit for purpose and safe.
◦Approval of all engineering documents created by the Structural team.
◦Identification of appropriate resources for engineering works and forward planning of resources, taking into account cross asset requirements
◦Compliance with engineering procedures and industry, international and Client Codes and standards.
◦Assurance that personnel within the Structural group are competent. Identification of inadequacies in personnel and proposing solutions such as training, coaching or replacement
◦Responsible for assessing and identifying deviations to standards, that will benefit the company & Client, and gaining acceptance of Client Technical Authorities
◦Responsible for input to project plans and schedules, achievement of agreed schedule, during the course of any project or study or early identification of project areas of concern with necessary corrective action identified
◦Progress of the works under their control and the achievement of targets. Responsible for reporting progress as per company systems and procedures
◦Producing engineering deliverables registers and controlling the works against those registers
◦Identification of increase or reduction in scope, raising the necessary support documents for Project Control Purposes
◦Preparation of engineering and construction scopes for both man-hours and fabrication estimates where necessary
◦Responsibility for the integration of the Structural design into the overall project work-scope, & ensuring that Commissioning, Maintenance and Operational requirements are included within the design.
◦Responsible as a key member of any project team for achieving the project target and completion of the project within the budget and schedule

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
•Skilled engineer in offshore Oil & Gas projects and having an awareness of the petrochemical industry.
•Relevant experience should be in the development of a sound knowledge of structural engineering principles and the ability to reflect these in engineering projects from conceptual to detailed engineering stages.
•For non graduate personnel, a career progression from Structural designer to Principal Structural Engineer.
•Experience within the Oil & Gas or Petrochemical Industry will be essential

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
•Degree or equivalent in an Structural engineering discipline
•Chartered.
•Sound knowledge of structural engineering principles and the ability to reflect these in various engineering projects from concept to detailed design.
•Use of STAAD analysis package
•Current engineering design codes including AISC
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