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Principal C&I Engineer (PMC) - Manchester

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Position Title:          
Principal C&I Engineer (PMC)          
1.     Scope of Responsibilities
Design Phase
Initially based in the contractor’s office responsible for oversight of design, ensuring that Contractors design and engineering work complies with:
  • Statutory requirements including PED, ATEX & CDM where applicable;
  • International & National Standards as required;
  • Classification Society where applicable;
  • Project philosophies and specifications including Contractors’ own and is fit for purpose;
  • Licensor requirements.
Review and sign off of contractor documentation
Participation in multi-discipline design & safety reviews
Review of vendor documentation
Attendance at Factory Acceptance tests and Site Acceptance Tests
Liaises with other disciplines to achieve design consistency.
Supports the Project Management Team in planning, identifies technical issues which could limit progress and impact project budgets.
Provides necessary input and support to project progress and reporting.

Construction Management
Typically provide Client Site Manager support services including:
  • Accountability for jobsite health, safety, security, and environmental performance.
  • Ensuring that the project is constructed safely, that people, property, and the environment are protected, and with minimal disruption to the local communities.
  • Ensuring that the construction of the project is as per the specifications, codes, and quality standards established by the Contractors contracts.
  • Accountable for the construction budget and schedule.
  • Interface / liaison between Contractor and Client personnel on the jobsite.
  • Implementation of Client, Site & Corporate policies and procedures.
  • Implementation of training program including HSSE awareness
  • Establishing with Contractors the on-site organisation and approvals
  • Reviewing Contractor processes and procedures for compliance with contractual and project requirements
  • Handover of site to Contractor
  • Provision of Client supplied utilities required under the contract
  • Monitoring and reporting on Construction progress
  • Attend regular meetings with Contractors
  • Client Site QS services
  • Client QC services including witnessing the testing
  • Review deviation requests and waivers
  • Site Commercial Contract Management including negotiation of variations and claims
  • Acceptance of works and mechanical completion
  • Punch listing
  • Assisting Client with administering Labour Relations Policy
  • Where applicable provision of Client Statutory Duties such as CDM requirements
  • Coordinating with Operations for brownfield work and tie-ins
  • Approval of Risk Assessments and Work Permits for brownfield works
Construction support personnel shall also participate during the design stage with constructability and model reviews.
Pre-Commissioning / Commissioning & Start-up
Project Management team shall ensure to provide continuity in the services required during this period (such as support of key engineering personnel to made available throughout the commissioning period as required by the Client). This will ensure the knowledge gained during the earlier stages is carried through into the operation phase.
The process of preparing for and carrying out the Pre-commissioning of the plant is critical to the successful delivery. The interface between the construction and the operation of the plant requires detailed planning and adequate resources. Based on the contract requirements, following aspects shall be taken in consideration:
  • Coordination and planning with Contractors personnel
  • Oversight of proposed systemisation and review of commissioning plans
  • Acceptance on behalf of Client of system completions
  • Acceptance and planning for operational readiness
  • Internal Audits and Reviews
  • Performance Testing
  • Final Acceptance and Hand Over

2.     Primary Duties
·         As above
3.     Job/Cost Impact
Leads the C&I activities in developing the electrical design within project budget. 
Monitors contractor’s design & construction progress.  Serves as the liaison for inter-discipline engineering involved in the project and is accountable for overall discipline related activities for the successful completion of project, on schedule and within budget estimates.
4.     Decision Making Authority
Decisions limited to the scope of project requirement specifications.  Consults with Supervisor on main issues of equipment specification and selection.  May perform recruitment tasks in identifying qualified Engineers and Designers.
5.     Supervisory Responsibility
May supervise typically between two and ten Engineers and designers.
6.     Work Contacts
Group Manager
Project Engineering Manager
Senior Project Engineer
Other Discipline Engineers
Project Managers
Project Control
Procurement and Expediting
Client Representatives
Vendor Representatives
Commissioning Personnel
Construction Personnel
Subcontractor Representatives
When Required
When Required
When Required
When Required

7.     Physical Effort and Work Environment
Duties essentially performed in Contractor’s Office during design phase and then on site.  Time spent in review of deliverables, planning, coordination and attending meetings.  Required to travel to other offices, Client’s offices, vendor workshops, and attend site visits as necessary, in accordance with corporate or project requirements.
8.     Competencies/Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge Skills Abilities
·       Exposure to Consultancy, FEED/  Detailed Design and EPC projects.
·       Knowledge of international equipment specifications and codes.
·       In depth knowledge of standard international specifications and codes.
·       Knowledge of Safety and Quality
·         Specialist/high competency in specific area(s) of electrical engineering
·       Excellent coordination, monitoring and supervisory skills
·       Excellent Communication skills
·       Tactful in resolving issues
·       Cost awareness
·       Proactive approach
·       Attention to detail
·       Team player
·       Ability to work under pressure.
·       Multi-tasking abilities
·       Planning and forecasting ability
·       HSSE and Quality Consciousness.
·       Analytical and problem solving mind.
9.     Minimum Requirement
Typically Masters Degree in Electrical / Electronic or Control & Automation Engineering, Chartered Status preferred.  Significant related experience working for Engineering/Client organisations in the Oil and Gas Industry.

In design
The applicant will be responsible for:
Oversight of design,
Review and sign off of contractor documentation
Participation in multi-discipline design & safety reviews
Review of vendor documentation
Attendance at Factory Acceptance tests and Site Acceptance Tests
Resolution of technical queries
On site:
Oversight of construction
Resolution of site queries / technical queries on behalf of the operator
Liaison with operators personnel
Craig Bell
Swan Recruitment Ltd.

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Tel: +44 (0) 2392 838784
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