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Senior Onshore Production Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Atyrau
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 17/12/2013
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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:
To provide technical input and support to Production Operations in preparation for and during commissioning, start up and operational phases. Operations engineering support and expertise will include technical input into EP, T3 and FFD Project activities. The incumbent will ensure processes, design and plant changes are safe, operationally compliant and cost effective.

Accountabilities and Responsibilities:
The job holder is responsible for:
• Provide a high level of operations engineering expertise during all phases of Kashagan Field development.
• Provide support to, HAZOP’S, HAZID’S, QRA, RAM, 3D Model Workshops, SIL’s, FAT’s, SAT’s and Operational reviews to ensure that the plant and facilities are fit for purpose with respect to Operability and Maintainability.
• Input to the development of the Operating and Maintenance Philosophy, ensuring they are properly addressed and can be met by design.
• Provide Production Engineering support to shutdown planning and activity coordination.
• Ensure that Production Engineering input into Project Design is maintained ensuring facilities are fit for purpose with respect to Operability and Maintainability.
• Develop effective interfaces with other Departments by maintaining an effective communications network with other functional groups.
• Ensure that regular co-ordination briefings are held between offshore and onshore equivalent engineers to maintain Production Engineering consistency.
• Provide Production Engineering input into the development of manpower plans and OPEX estimating models.
• Liaise with Process and Pipeline Engineering groups to ensure flow assurance risks are managed by developing robust, realistic and operable solutions.
• Research and prepare Potential Change Notices (PCN’s) to ensure that the document content is valid, technically sound and where possible prepare cost estimations to support its endorsement by management.
• Mentor Kazakh national staff.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• A degree in an engineering discipline
• At least 10 years operational experience of Onshore/Offshore production facilities, or in the absence of a degree, at least 15 years experience in an Onshore/Offshore operating environment including commissioning, start up, operations and troubleshooting, with a minimum of at least 10 years in a supervisory role.
• Sound knowledge/experience of Production Operations including interfaces with Design,
• New Projects, Maintenance, Commissioning and Construction groups.
• Experience in all project and operational phases.
• Experience of working in high H2S operations
• Experience in a similar role

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
• Ability to work in a multi discipline / multi cultural team.
• Good problem solving and analytical skills.
• Thorough understanding of complex operational issues and possess the ability to promote them (within a Project or Operational environment) to the appropriate level of Management.
• High degree of self motivation capable of setting and delivering work scope against planned deadlines.
• Well developed skills in technical English, spoken and written.
• Capable of preparing and delivering presentations to peers.
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