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Mechanical and Rotating Equipment Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Houston
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 11/07/2011
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Job Title: Mechanical and Rotating Equipment Engineer
Job Location: Houston
Rate/Salary: Market Leading
Benefits: Market Leading
Duration: Permanent
Residency: US

The Company:
Our client is a leading Oil and Gas Operator with offices throughout the world and a firm emphasis on developing best practice and improved standards and capabilities. This keeps them at the cutting edge of industry performance as they focus on their business objectives and long-term plans.

The Role:
-Provide specialist technical support for the mechanical and rotating equipment engineering work in the LNG production, transport and import sector across the group
-Provide mechanical engineering design input to company projects and projects with JV partners during the early development & concept selection stages

-Will act as the owner’s technical representative in the area of LNG mechanical engineering for Pre FEED and FEED studies carried out by third party engineering contractor. Thus ensuring the facilities are designed to meet the company and the project technical specifications and are safe and operable

-Provide technical support for operating LNG Assets with respect to resolving safety, production and availability issues

Key Accountabilities;
- Provide Mechanical Engineering input to both future and current development projects with emphasis on LNG developments

- Manage the mechanical engineering element of contractor performance on conceptual studies, FEED and detailed design work to assure it meets the company’s technical, financial, safety and environmental objectives

- Lead project HAZID and HAZOP reviews and studies

- Perform economic evaluations of process and equipment alternatives

- Act as consultant in the selection of appropriate technology for LNG applications

- Lead or participate in PEER assists, PEER Reviews and Technical Assurance reviews to add value and ensure compliance with the company Assurance Framework and approvals procedures

- Recognize where the application of technology is novel or where key parameters such as equipment size or duty exceed known references

- Provide input to the identification and mitigation of technical risks

- Maintain an up to date knowledge of developments and practices across the LNG value chain

- Assist in the development of best practice corporate guidelines, processes and procedures

- Understand selected company existing asset facilities, including performance and process limitations to maximize the value of these facilities in the future development of assets and facilities. Investigation and resolution of operating problems in existing Assets.

- Liaison with Development Managers, Subsurface professionals, Operations and Commercial

- Managers to support development opportunities and deliver optimized proposals

- Identify opportunities for technology development and pursue with sources of expertise.

- Provide ad-hoc support to Asset Project Teams.

Essential Experience & Qualifications;

BSc / MSc / MEng degree or equivalent in a relevant Engineering discipline.

- Chartered Engineer

- Experience of mechanical engineering in the LNG sector with experience in LNG production and export plants as well as import terminals, preferably including commissioning and startup.

- Knowledge and experience with different licensed liquefaction processes.

- Experience of a client/operator environment and a knowledge of the safety, environmental and operational aspects of their work including writing project design bases and functional requirements during project early development stages.

- Knowledge of breadth and depth of mechanical engineering needed to manage the quality control of contractor technical work, ensuring appropriate techniques and standards.

- Experience of managing technical scopes of work and engineering studies with third party engineering contractors to schedule and budget.

- Specific experience of LNG Mechanical Equipment and Piping systems.

- Knowledge of equipment dynamics, hydraulic and heat transfer analysis, testing and auditing to interface with technical specialists in these areas.

- Experience with LNG Rotating, Utility equipment and Piping systems.

- Team player with a mindset to work with a global team and with diverse cultures.

- Ability to challenge others in a constructive manner and negotiate with peers and partner representatives to influence decisions or ways of working.

- An ability to coach, mentor and share knowledge in both formal and informal settings.

- Excellent written and presentation skills with ability to explain technical matters to staff not conversant with the detailed technical area.

- A commitment to the high standards of HSSE that are expected in the Group.

- Able to manage time effectively, both own time and that of a team to achieve delivery of work against agreed schedules.

- Skilled in the application of functional assurance processes

About Fircroft:
Fircroft is a leading provider of technical recruitment solutions to a number of specialist industries, active in over 30 countries worldwide. Our key sectors include: Oil & Gas, Petrochemicals & Process, Automotive & Aerospace, Nuclear & Power, Mining & Minerals and General Engineering.

For further information or to discuss any opportunities, please contact Tom Nulty at Fircroft on + 44 1925 25 5479
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