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  • Job reference: RMS0115980

Principal/Senior Structural Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 30/10/2012
  • Time left:
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The Company:
Our Client’s engineering division, has been a leader in the design of drilling facilities for offshore platforms worldwide for over 30 years. The company’s 700-strong workforce provides a range of engineering services from pre-project and Front End Engineering Design (FEED) through detail design, construction support, hook-up and commissioning.

The Role:
Purpose Of Job: Preparation of design deliverables for allocated jobs / projects.

Area(s) of Responsibility:
Fitness for purpose of designs within own area of responsibility.
Delivery to schedule.
Delivery to budget.
Supervises: May supervise other designers for particular jobs / projects.

Key Tasks
a) Knowledge of, and compliance with, our Clients Management Systems.
b) Knowledge of, and compliance with, client, industry and international specifications and standards
c) Supervision of Discipline Designers under own control, and for the quality of work produced by these discipline personnel.
d) Production of cost effective design solutions that are fit for purpose, safe and add value to both our Client and their Client. Motivation of discipline personnel allocated to own area of responsibility to do similarly.
e) Originating design documentation for allocated workscopes, e.g. drawings, sketches and bills of materials, and checking similar documentation created by others.
f) Ensuring operational and maintenance issues are addressed in the design. Seeking input from operations and maintenance personnel and, if beneficial, carrying out presentations to site personnel of changes to their installation.
g) Surveys, both onshore and offshore, to determine information to allow execution of workscopes.
h) Raising requisitions for purchase of engineered items and services, as directed by the Lead Discipline Designer.
i) Inspections of onshore procured materials and fabrications, as required.
j) Execution of work within manhour budget and time schedule.
k) Early identification to the Lead Discipline Designer of areas of concern during the course of any project or study with necessary corrective action identified.
l) Identification of increase or reduction in scope of work and advising the Lead Discipline Designer accordingly.
m) Following discipline procedures for document control and use and retention of check prints / IDC comments prints as directed by the Lead Discipline Designer.
n) Representation of Client and Suppliers / Vendors in a professional manner.

Primary Responsibilities:

Use of safe approach in design and working practices, following the objectives of the Office and project specific Health, Safety and Environmental Plans. Encouragement of attention to safety in personnel allocated to own area of responsibility.

Awareness and understanding of the business drivers within the Client relationships and how these can be influenced by innovative designs and fit-for-purpose solutions.

Business Development
a) Development of good working relationship with Client and site personnel.
b) Use of opportunities at meetings with Clients, Vendors etc. to learn of additional work which our Client could undertake and to promote their capabilities.
c) During surveys and site visits, communication with Operations and Maintenance personnel to determine any opportunities where our Client could provide an engineering solution to existing problems or for improving the existing practice.

Departmental Development
Liaison with the Lead Discipline Designer to identify areas for development and to implement improvements in working practices.

Systems and Processes
Provision of information as required by our Clients Systems.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Degree qualified
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