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  • Job reference: RMS0104745

Mechanical and Rotating Equipment Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Houston
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 10/01/2012
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The Company:
Our major Oil & Gas Client is in need of a Mechanical and Rotating Equipment Engineer in Houston, Texas.

The Role:
Our Client is looking for an experienced Mechanical and Rotating Equipment Engineer who has previous experience working on North Sea/UK upstream and offshore producing operations, facilities, and equipment.

1. Responsible for ensuring that all mechanical and rotating equipment packages are designed, procured, constructed, tested, installed, and commissioned in accordance with Client technical requirements and specifications.
2. Interface effectively with engineering contractor(s) during FEED and EPCI phases and respond to RFI's and provide technical guidance and input in a timely fashion for all mechanical and rotating equipment issues.
3. Review and comment on Contractor's design and procurement documents and deliverables, including datasheets, requisitions, specifications, bid lists, vendor quotations/bids. Ensure appropriate subject matter experts within Clien are consulted as appropriate for special situations or circumstances (e.g.- material selection, seal selections, etc.)
4. Participate in design reviews, procurement bid technical reviews and cost estimate assessments, selection of major/critical rotating equipment, and in subsequent meetings with suppliers/vendors as the design is finalized and packages are fabricated.
5. Proactively monitor the cost, schedule, and quality performance of major package vendors. Ensure that developing problems are quickly identified and appropriately addressed to avoid negative project impact.
6. Engage Operations and Clien’s ETC specialists as necessary for guidance and resolutions regarding equipment specification, selection, fabrication, commissioning, etc.
7. Ensure appropriate project engineering, operations, and quality control representatives are engaged during design, procurement, pre-commissioning, factory performance and acceptance testing, etc.
8. Ensure that mechanical and rotating equipment packages are designed and fabricated to provide high reliability and maintainability.
9. Provide mechanical and rotating equipment expertise for multi-discipline reviews such as API 14C safety system evaluations, Safety in Designs layout reviews, SIL analysis, HAZOP's, Risk Assessments, schedule reviews, mechanical handling for maintenance, precommissioning , commissioning, and start-up planning, etc.
10. Proactively lead design interfaces between mechanical and rotating equipment and other disciplines such as process, electrical, I&C, piping, operations, structural, marine systems, etc.
11. Provide mechanical discipline input and support for various multi-discipline deliverables, such as FEED cost estimates and schedule preparation, IPA benchmarking assessment preparation, Value Improving Practices workshops, PEER Reviews, etc.
12. Ensure all appropriate design and vendor data is captured in accordance with Client requirements during the design and procurement phase of the project. Ensure mechanical and equipment documentation is properly turned over to Operations prior to start up in accordance with SERIP requirements

Essential Skills / Qualifications:

• 10+ years experience in design, specification, procurement, testing, commissioning, start-up, repair, replacement, and troubleshooting of mechanical and rotating equipment and equipment packages.
• Experience with large electric driven compressors and pumps
• Experience with large turbine driven generators and compressors
• Experience with heat exchanger design and construction
• Prior experience installing, maintaining, and/or operating equipment on FPSO's
• Knowledge of applicable UK and European industry codes and standards considered highly desirable.
• Requires a layman’s level of experience and familiarity with offshore producing operations, facilities, and controls and safety systems.
• Previous experience working effectively within large Major Capital Project teams during FEED, detailed engineering, fabrication and construction, and installation and commissioning
• Previous experience working with FEED and EPCI contract engineering teams is desira

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