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  • Job reference: RMS0108297

Topsides Skid Engineer

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Location: Houston
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 07/05/2012
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The Company:
Our client is a major oil and gas company.

The Role:
• The Topsides Skid (TS) Engineer is responsible for focus on completion of TS skids to be installed on JSM. The TS Skid Engineer reports to Project Engineer and supports delivery of TS skids to JSM for integration.
• Work includes monitoring progress, ensuring appropriate reviews are conducted, managing change and resolution of issues that impact ability to deliver quality product to JSM for quayside installation.
• Interface with Execution Advisor to define battery limits for skids, integration planning, and supporting the HUC and start-up of the skids under direction of Completions Manager and JSM PMT.


Definition Stage
• Works with SURF PE and Execution Advisor in the development of Gate 3 deliverables
• Supports the SURF PE in contract documents, coordination procedure execution and interface processes
• Support project issues resolution process
• Supports change requests and change authorization process as it relates to TS skids
Execution Stage
• Responsible for the completion of the TS Skids consistent with the Project Objectives & working under direction of SURF PE:
– Reviews contractor and vendor deliverables & verifies that contractor work processes are in place/followed.
– Ensures contractor’s work follows accepted practices and conforms to Specifications
– Identifies vulnerabilities and opportunities for improved performance, works with PE to identify and take corrective actions, and monitors to ensure desired results are achieved.
• Serves as interface between Project Team and Contractor related to TS skids working in concert with SURF PE and FEED Engineering Manager.
– Supports execution of Coordination Procedures
– Reviews and endorses MOCs for designated TS project component and ensures implementation of change process.
• Ensures smooth transitions between project stages (engineering and procurement to construction to completion to startup)
– Supports interface plan between PMT and JSM team working through Technical Manager and Execution Advisor. Directs problem solving activities across project sites
– Coordinates external interfaces with other contractors
– Assists with transition planning
• Support SURF PE and Execution Advisor in Project Deliverables related TS Skids.
– Coordinates and participates in development of Gate deliverables
– Support development of monthly progress reports on TS Skid status
– Ensures Lessons Learned are effectively applied and captured

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• BS degree in an engineering field or significant experience (>10 years) in oil and gas project work related to subsea components
• 5-10 years of experience through multiple function and project assignments in engineering, construction, and project management and controls activities, or comparable project-related experience in other functions/companies
• SURF package design and construction experience. Topsides package integration experience.
• Strong coordination, planning, and interface skills with ability to adapt to tight deadlines, variation in workloads, and changes in priorities
• Excellent communication skills and ability to read, write, and speak fluent English
• Proficient in Microsoft Office suite of software programs, Lotus Notes, etc.
• Willing to travel to Topsides Fabrication Sites – primarily US and Europe.
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