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Mechanical Engineer

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Location: Houston
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 12/06/2012
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The Company:
Our client, an international major oil and gas operator, seeks a Mechanical Engineer to join their team.

The Role:
Job Responsibilities
Provide Mechanical Engineering expertise during detailed engineering, fabrication and hook-up & commissioning phases of the Offshore Angola Project.
• Provide technical support for all fixed equipment related issues pertaining to the design, procurement, and construction of the new Central Processing Complex (CPC) as well as for the engineering required for WellHead Platform activities. Such technical support to be inclusive of code and specification selection, equipment sizing, corrosion analyses, material selection, stress analyses, and vessel calculations.
• Provide technical support for all rotating equipment related issues pertaining to the design, procurement, and construction of the new Central Processing Complex (CPC). Such technical support to be inclusive of code and specification selection, stress analyses, and vessel calculations.
• Interface with other departments and disciplines to ensure piping design meets with their needs and requirements. Interface with contractors to ensure design specifications are met.
• Check and contribute to engineering/construction man-hour estimates, schedules and progress reports. Develop and/or amend piping scope of works, scope of services and any other documentation as required to fulfill project requirements.
• Make technical decisions, ensuring coordination, quality and conformance with Project contract requirements. Participate in project quality assurance reviews (HAZID, HAZOP, etc.) and implement approved corrective action to issues raised. Monitors QC/QA activities.
• Travels to construction sites, shop sites, contractor sites or vendors works to provide technical input as and when required. Makes records of visits with clear and concise reporting.

Work Location, Travel & Duration:
• This position will be based in Houston through to completion of detailed engineering in mid-2013. Following this, the role will transfer to the international fabrication yard until late 2014 and thereafter offshore Angola for the HUC campaign until late 2015.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• BS preferred or equivalent experience
• 12+ years experience in oil and gas industry. Must have expertise in all aspects of mechnical design for offshore production platforms from conceptual design, through detailed design, fabrication, installation, commissioning and start up. Past experience with large modular platform structures is desired.
• Familiarity with Major Operator processes for executing Capital Projects and Production Operations is a plus.
• Understanding of interface management, work orders, risk management, change control, and improvement processes.
• Willing to travel internationally. Must be prepared to spend extended durations at the various contract sites.
• Experience in construction site regarding operations, manpower and equipment resources management.
• Must speak English fluently.
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