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Senior Civil Structural Engineer Onshore

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Rijswijk
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 06/06/2013
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The Company:
Our client is a global group of energy and petrochemicals companies with around 93,000 employees in more than 90 countries and territories. Their innovative approach ensures they are ready to help tackle the challenges of the new energy future.

The Role:
Position Purpose
To provide engineering expertise and technical assurance for onshore and marine developments and facilities. As part of the Projects & Technology (P&T) civil, structures and offshore engineering team (CSO) in Rijswijk, you will deliver competitive services and projects for our customers mainly within the EMEA region. You will contribute to performance improvements within Shell such as R&D, standardization of designs, simplification of processes and internal and external knowledge sharing.

The CSO team in Rijswijk comprises more than 45 civil, structural and offshore engineers covering all civil and structural aspects relating to our oil and gas projects; the civil team covers all civil aspects including site master planning, concrete structures, steel structures, site preparation, jetties, buoy moorings, breakwaters, dredging, reclamation and sea water intakes and outfalls, insulation, passive fire proofing and refrigerated storage tanks. The team members are mostly expected to develop competences in a wide range of the above subject matter areas, although the team also includes some deeper specialists, including geotechnical engineers, offloading systems specialists and specialist in advanced structural analysis.

You will carry out and coordinate civil and structural engineering activities for the purpose of concept evaluation, concept definition (FEED), detailed design, construction and asset integrity. You will support customers with technical advice, best Shell and Industry practices and competitive global standards to enable top quartile operating performance.

Principal Accountabilities
1. Enable P&T to deliver onshore and marine development projects by executing project activities, including conceptual, FEED Design and detailed Design, Construction and Installation.
2. Perform Quality Assurance and Control reviews to ensure the technical integrity, constructability, functionality and reliability of the design product.
3. Provide input to the development of project execution contracting strategies that complement designs, construction and operating methods.
4. Manage outsourced work to Engineering Consultants and Contractors.
5. Provide CSO Engineering technical input to P&T business development groups in the Identification, Assessment & Selection of new business opportunities, sustaining the group as the recognised entry point for such service.
6. Identify new technology to overcome new business challenges; working with IRD to formulate project proposals, defining scope of work and participating in development of technical solutions.
7. Contribute to the update of Standards, Tools and Guidelines within own area of expertise.

The Senior Civil & Structural Engineer will report to the Civil (Onshore) Team Lead and work primarily within the regional P&ES project and customer portfolio. You will act as coach to junior engineers in the team and manage studies and design activities work outsourced to contractors.

Special Challenges
P&T and P&ES are committed to the delivery of Projects and Services within budget and schedule, and in line with HSE and quality assurance targets. Staff are expected to be highly motivated, resourceful and able to work seamlessly as team members under considerable time pressures. The challenges include need for excellent interpersonal and communication skills to foster a framework of trust within a multi-discipline or project environment; plus proactive and performance driven behaviours.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Experience and Qualifications required

Qualifications: As a minimum BSc or equivalent in civil and/or structural engineering, with a higher-level degree or professional qualification preferred.

Experience: Minimum of 10-15 years experience in civil engineering, preferably within the Oil & Gas industry including international work.

Experience of working within the opportunity realisation process, effective collaboration in multi-discipline teams is required. Experience of working in and/or supporting operating assets including brownfield development and civil maintenance and integrity work is highly desirable.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
Key Professional Competences
Professional and technical competences should include the following based upon the civil & structural job competency profile:

A minimum of Skill in all of the following with Mastery in 3 of the following
• Onshore geotechnics and foundations
• Civil maintenance and integrity (inspection, assessment and repair/rejuvenation of civil assets and passive fire protection systems)
• Civil infrastructure (site master planning, site preparation and/or earth works, drainage, roads and paving)
• Steel and concrete structures
• Buildings
• Coastal marine structures (jetty docks and coastal structures including site selection and layout development, navigation, dredging, mooring studies, breakwaters, sea water intakes and outfalls)
Knowledge or skill in one or both of the following would be advantageous:
• Advanced structural analysis (fatigue, seismic dynamics, reliability etc)
• Refrigerated storage tanks
Minimum HSSE Management should be as follows

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