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Senior Mechanical Lead

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Various Sites
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 12/05/2014
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The Role:
The location of this position is pending bid evaluation of EPC contracts.


•Oversee engineering performed by EPC contractors for all rotating and stationary equipment [such as compressors, pumps, vessels, etc) to ensure compliance with the specifications of the contract.
•Propose/review design solutions, prepare/review data sheets, perform/review bid evaluations and advise on the rotating portion of work for the field development.
•Guide and direct the detail rotating equipment design engineers through the technical contractual obligations.
•Guide and direct the detail stationary equipment design engineers through the technical contractual obligations.
•Provide site support and technical assistance for the entire project life cycle, of construction, hook-up and commissioning of the new facilities, both in the offshore and onshore work environments.
•Observe relevant factory acceptance tests and/or site acceptance tests; review and coordinate works both offshore and onshore and to provide instruction and guidance on technical issues in line with the project requirements. Ensure that all suppliers equipment is in compliance with design specifications
•Perform detailed design of any modifications to existing rotating equipment, as required.
•Interface with, and provide technical guidance for the activities of 3rd party consultant engineering contractors as required.
•Review material requisitions [for purchase orders]; review and provide recommendation where contractor proposes a vendor which is not on the approved vendors list of the contract.
•Provide technical reports and assist in preparing management reports and attending project meetings.
•Work to ensure that the Company Management of Change policy is maintained and that all work is carried out in accordance with departmental procedures.
•Assist construction in all technical and materials issues.
•Liaise with any certifying authority where applicable and provide input on mechanical design.
•Advise the Phase 5 Engineering Manager on changes which may be necessary to the design basis to make the overall program more functional and/or cost effective.
•Participate in interface meetings with onshore and offshore construction. Participate in design reviews, technical impact and/or review meetings with construction, development, production and other groups.
•Maintain a complete record of technical items and correspondence to support design decisions and equipment selection, documenting all key engineering calculations.
•Raise and discuss key and critical technical issues with the Phase5 Engineering Manager to develop cost effective solutions, using best operating practice and current industry design criteria.
•Interpret and implement local and international design codes and practices to comply with local and international laws, as applicable. Ensure current International Standards and approaches are used and implemented where appropriate.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
A mechanical engineering degree from an internationally recognised university
Extensive experience in rotating equipment design and specification, including 5 years' practical experience in trouble shooting and start-up of rotating equipment for offshore topsides facilities.
Understand vibrational analysis of rotating machinery, how to measure it, interpret it and how to avoid it and able to perform calculations to check for adequacy of design in this respect.
Depth of knowledge of gas turbine design including an appreciation of turbine aerodynamics, operational criteria, dry gas and wet seal systems, shaft bearing systems and machinery vibration analysis

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
Preference for experience with GEFr 5, RGT4000/5000, Dresser Rand and Nuovo Pignone gas compressors, John Cranedry gas seals, GT10B power generators, Sulzer pumps, David Brown pumps and Weir pumps.
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