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Project Engineer (Main Automation Contractor)

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: London
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 04/08/2014
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The Company:
Our client is a 'super-major' oil and gas operator.

The Role:
Project purpose: to double production on 'super-giant' oil field.

The primary areas of surface facility work to support the development are as follows:
• Rehabilitation and expansion of processing facilities (ongoing)
• Early power generation project
• Produced water collection, separation, transmission and injection (phased)
• New power generation and distribution systems (phased)
• Oil and water processing facilities (phased)
• Associated off-sites, Main Automation Contractor (MAC), Telecoms System Integration (TSI)

The Development’s prioritised objectives are:
• Achieve the highest safety, health and environmental standards during engineering, construction and start-up.
• Achieve high quality standards for safe and reliable operations.
• Achieve minimum schedule, consistent with aforementioned objectives.
• On time delivery.
• Achieve benchmark cost performance and delivery on budget.
• Utilisation of Local Content.

New Integrated Processing Complexes (IPC’s) are planned to be constructed to manage the oil, gas, and water production. During each successive IPC installation, each IPC will be accompanied by new Cluster Pump Stations (CPS’s) to provide continuing pressure support to the reservoir. Gathering systems, roads, power distribution, and other associated systems are required to support the redevelopment of the field.

Delivery and assurance of the development will be performed by yet to be selected EPC’s under a PMC / IPMT umbrella and will be managed and executed in numerous international hubs with engineering and support staff positioned strategically to maximise EPC organisation capability and the efficiency and effectiveness of staff deployed in country.

As the project moves out of Select and into Define and Execute we are looking for talented and experienced project professionals to join the developments team, currently based in the contractor's offices in Brentford, UK, and Dubai.

Overall Job Description and Key Deliverables
• Assist the Senior Project Engineer in the operational delivery of the project
• Manage interface information and resolve actions resulting from Vendor and Contractor interface queries
• Ensure Technical Governance and Assurance procedures are followed and report as appropriate
• Assist with the identification and management of risks and mitigation activity
• Collate and manage contractor and vendor performance and report accordingly
• Review and coordinate changes to technical specifications and requirement and uphold the design integrity.
• Awareness and support of Project scheduling and cost control activities.
• Liaising with the CAM (Contract Accountable Manager) regarding progress of contract deliverables and contract queries.

• The position will be based in London for initial approx. 12 months then relocate to Contractor’s office once contract is awarded. Exact location of Contractor office is not yet known and will be dependent on contract award.
• The position holder will be required to go on business trips to Iraq (for which a medical must be completed and passed)

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Engineering degree and strong technical background with extensive oil and gas industry experience, specifically onshore upstream projects
• Instrument and controls and specifically automated controls engineering experience
• Qualified for Functional Safety
• Able to work autonomously and as part of a team
• IT Literate with MS Office suite and interface management programmes experience
• Articulate and able to communicate and influence at all levels
• Demonstrable experience of managing multiple vendor and contractor interfaces
• Quality assurance knowledge, awareness and responsibility
• Safety awareness responsibility and commitment to standards.
• Experience working on multi-discipline, multi-party, multi-culture teams (IPMT/ PMC type teams)
• Significant experience in a relevant engineering discipline with a large, multi-disciplined international project environment.
• Experience of technical engineering management
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