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Lead Piping Engineer, Manchester/Hull

Location: Aberdeen, ., United Kingdom

Date Posted: 25-06-2018
Lead Piping Engineer PMC


Rate approx. £55 per hour
The project is planned for 18 months with the first part based in Atkins office in Manchester and the second on the construction site in Dimlington, East of Hull.
All travel and accommodation will be paid.

PMC Piping Lead Engineer reports to the Project Engineering Manager(PEM), co-ordinates with Client(Owner) and will be the responsible for management of Piping Engineering on the projects. Assume responsibility to lead the Piping design team and provide necessary technical information to the other disciplines during the project. The PMC Piping Lead Engineer is overall responsible for required technical performance of Piping design to meet project objectives.
  • Responsible to supervise and provide guidance to Piping design team of the EPC contractor, on behalf of the Client/Owner
  • Review, approve, guide and supervise the detail engineering work of the EPC Contractors and ensure compliance of Project Specification, Design Basis, Codes & Standards, Local Regulations.
  • Review and respond to the technical queries or deviation raised by the EPC Contractors.
  • Establish an efficient and effective interface between Project management team, Client (Owner), Contractor and vendors.
  • Must possess good track experience in execution of works for large upstream onshore and offshore projects assuming total responsibility for the work with accountability to the Owner.
  • Review and approve the Contractor submitted design documents as per Project Specification within the project defined time frame and budget.
  • Advise PMT and Client (Owner) on resolution of key technical issues and specifications.
  • Review the stress analysis of piping systems through the use of Caesar II software, stress analysis reports, incorporating contract specifications and international codes.
  • Review and Supervise the preparation of conceptual/study layouts and designs and provide necessary inputs for modelling.
  • Review of finalization of Piping Material Specification(PMS)
  • Review & Finalization of facility layouts, plot plan with respect to Specification and Safety requirements.
  • Review and providing guidance for performing calculations for pipe wall thickness, reinforcement pads and others as per the relevant piping codes and standards.
  • Proactively identify and mitigate technical risks during EPC stage. Consult with PEM and Client and arrange for peer reviews and/or third party verification/studies as required.
  • Prepare/Supervise the preparation of Piping reports and philosophies as part of the design.
  • Ensure the successful execution of the PMC activities through proper staffing
  • Ensure the quality system of the project is executed in accordance with the contract.
  • Manage functional and contractual interfaces.
  • Manage with EPC Contractors and Vendors.
  • Daily interface, receiving all instruction from Client’s representatives.
  • Represent Client in all required project elements and activities
  • Attend to resolve or to provide recommendation on major issues related to the project as required by client or the ministry.
  • Use the best efforts to settle disputes among the FEED/EPC Contractors, vendors and Client.
  • Monitor all key project performance indices against objectives.
  • Interact with Quality Assurance for quality issues and strictly ensure compliance with Company’s ISO Quality procedures. Coordinate Internal and Client audit requests, facilitate audit procedures of engineering systems within the project
  • Interface and provide clarification and guidance and technical support to construction sites and commissioning engineers to provide startup assistance as required
Minimum Requirement
  1. Bachelors degree or HNC in Mechanical Engineering
  2. At least ten (10) years of experience in similar position for major oil&gas project Overall min 20-25 years’ experience
  3. Proficiency in handling upstream onshore and offshore projects
  4. He/she shall have proven ability in leading a high calibre Piping group to review the work of FEED/EPC CONTRACTO
Craig Bell
Swan Recruitment Ltd.

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