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Mechanical Handling Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Japan
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 22/10/2013
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The Role:
Location: Yokohama, Japan
Status: single

Major Duties:
The main role of Mechanical Handling Engineer is to coordinate & manage all Mechanical Handling deliverables for a number of projects that range from providing design solutions to evaluating the detail design of the structure and mechanical components.
As a Mechanical Handling Engineer he must ensures that the design is safe, feasible from the points of view of fabrication, construction, installation, operation and maintenance, conforms to agreed codes and practices and meets all the requirements of the project design basis and specification.

Technical role:
• Prepare Mechanical Handling Philosophy based on other design philosophies & information from related disciplines & Vendors with safety, Maintainability & Operability aspects.
• Report to Lead Layout Engineer regarding status of Mechanical Handling studies with Vendor’s information and any area of concern.
• Contact with other related discipline engineers & Vendors and exchange of technical information.
• Review of drawings, specifications, Plot Plans (2D) and 3D models.
• Prepare Mechanical Handling Study Reports.
• Assist Layout Engineer with regard to material/equipment handling, accessibility and maintainability requirements, including lay-down areas, bumper bars/guards requirements
• Responsible for the development of overall material/equipment handling philosophy for lifting operations for cranes, mono-rails, pulling lugs, etc) and equipment maintenance operations.
• Develop individual equipment maintenance procedures including the design and/or selection of local lifting facilities required to move components to the locations identified in the overall material/equipment handling philosophy such lay-down area, or workshop.
• Develop the maintenance access routes and maintenance lay-down areas.
• Develop the operations and maintenance requirements for the crane. This will include the number, specification, locations and lift capacities etc required to undertake all lifts and load movements as identified in the overall material/equipment handling philosophy and procedures.
• Prepare and issue mechanical handling requirements and facilities equipment lists for input into equipment technical specifications for the requisition and procurement of the equipment. This is to ensure that package equipment skid specifications are consistent with the major module structural specifications, and will participate, as required, in the equipment technical bid evaluation process to ensure this compatibility
• Participate in the maintainability and accessibility 2D and 3D review in conjunction with input from Operations personnel. The review will allow supplier specified design requirements, including tube bundle pullout areas, pig launcher/receiver access areas, component removal envelopes, filter element change-out areas, door swing areas, etc. to be included in the equipment modeling process.

Administration role
• Preparation of material for Mechanical Handling meetings with the Client, other project groups or outside companies working on the project as required.
Leadership role
• Champion Mechanical Handling processes among the disciplines engineers.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Background and experience of Mechanical Handling engineering required in the design of major onshore and offshore oil and gas installations.
• Experience in accessibility, maintainability and operability requirements for equipment, such as large static equipment, rotating equipment, piping/valves, from conceptual and detailed design stage for onshore, offshore oil and gas and/or FPSO facilities.
• Possess knowledge and understanding of all applicable / relevant codes and standards associated with the material and equipment handling requirements and applications.
• Understanding of basic multi-discipline aspects, including Safety, Constructability, maintenance and operability and thorough knowledge of appropriate codes and standards including class requirement.
• Understanding of PDMS and/or PDS 3D modeling techniques, if possible.
• Ability to resolve problems expeditiously to minimize delays, lead a team and ensure project objectives are met by creating a conducive working env
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