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  • Job reference: RMS0134805

Topside Sr. Mechanical Piping Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Houston
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 16/12/2013
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (20/01/14)
This vacancy has now expired.
The Company:
A major oil and gas company is looking for a Senior Mechanical and Piping Engineer to work on a world scale project

The Role:
This position is 80% piping and 20% mechanical and hands on at times. The position will eventually move rotational to Angola.
The Senior Mechanica & Piping Engiener will oversee all aspects of mechanical, piping, and valve engineering activities during the design, procurement, fabrication, and constructiona nd commissioning phases of the project. The individual is responsible for investigation, analysis, and coordination of activities required to ensure modividations to existing topsides facilities at the host platform are completed in a manner consistent with expectatioins related to process and personnel sfaety, health, envrionment, reliability, and efficiency.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Apply sound techicqal and engineering knowledge and best practices to the project design in accordance with approved company and industry standards and specifications.
Review & approve designes work performed by engineering contractors. Ensure that engineering contractors meet established standards and specifications
Answer technical inquiries, make technical recommendations, improve design tools, & develop design procedures and provide training
Lead & manage overall design, modifications, and commissioning of mechanical, piping, and valve systems & equipment
Provide technical support for all mechanical, piping, and valve related issues pertaining to the design, procurement, and construction. Such technical support to be inclusive of code and specification selection, corrosion analyses, material selection, and valve selection
CDontinually review the PDMS model and coordinate model review sessions
Review/comment on vendor packaged equipment drawings. Ensure all packaged equipment are designed and installed coreectly
Make technical decisions, ensuring coordination, quality, and conformance with Project contract requirements. Participate in project quality assurance reviews and implement approved corrective action to issues raised. Montior QC/QA activities
Perpare mechanical, piping, and valve work scopes, drawings/sketches, technical specs, datasheets, MTO's, cost estimates, schedules, construction wrok packages, and other required documentation
Provide technical support for the ITB process-development of job specifications, request for service, technical/commercial evaluation and award
Identify technical problems & issues, develop alternatives, and propose & implement solutions for long-term reliability
Carry out studies to improve facility safety, reliability, and economics; engage with others in economic comparison of alternatives and prioritization of jobs
Document & manage information related to mechanical, piping and valve systems & equipment
Travel to construction sites, shop sites, contractor sites or vendors works to provide technical input as/and required. Make records of visits with clear and concise reporting

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
10+ years experience in engineering, design, construction and/or installation of offshore mechanical & piping systems and equipment. Experience with Compliant Towers and/or Brownfield topsides projects preerable.
Good understanding of offshore facility operating practices. Experience with implementation of IIF work culture.
Proficiency in pipe stress analysis and in use of Caesar pipe stress analysis computer program
Proficiency in determination of pipe support locations, types of supports and support design
Working knowledge of API, ANSI B31.3, B31.4 & B31.8 and their application
Familiarity with process safety information, management of change work process, engineering work orders, turnaround planning, and working knowledge of facility design issues
Must have demonstrated technical competence and leadership ability
Demonstrated ability to communicate and work in a multi-functional asset team
High personal commitment to achieving operational excellence, health, environmental
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