Vacancy Details

Machinery Head Utilities

Machinery Head Utilities/Inlet

Job Specification

Job Purpose

Plans and supervises all mechanical, machinery maintenance, machine shop work and general fabrication activities for all North Field Expansion (NFE) Onshore Project activities for all static and rotating equipment, by initiating minor modifications, designs and overseeing fabrication works and the utilisation of specialised machines such as lathes, drilling, grinding, cutting and welding machines.

Key Accountabilities

(Duties include but not limited to)

  • Reviews and processes work activities, discussing and determining priorities in conjunction with Heads of Process, Electrical, Mechanical, Facility and Maintenance Engineering together with Operations and Engineering Advisors to ensure that project deliverables are met.
  • Provides guidance to EPC contractor to complete machinery design per project specifications.
  • Coordinates significant interface between key vendors (BHGE, Siemens, MHI, etc) and EPC contractor to ensure quality and execution objectives are met.
  • Reviews recommended modifications, prepares reports on technical feasibility, standardising compatible materials wherever possible.
  • Liaises with production, safety, logistics and construction personnel to coordinate all activities including scheduling, isolation, transportation, material requirements and development of contingency plans to ensure project remains on schedule and within agreed costs.
  • Initiates material procurement requests and provides detailed material specifications to ensure that work is carried out in accordance with specifications and safety regulations.
  • Coordinates and supervises site fabrication works including communicating with contractors and vendors during the planning stage and execution of the job.
  • Drives delivery of Long Lead Machinery scope to ensure that project schedule is not delayed.

Reporting and Relationships

  • Reports to the Engineering Division Manager (NFE Onshore).

Job Context & Major Challenge(s)

  • Plans and supervises design, fabrication, installation, commissioning and start-up activities for all NFE machinery scope. Provide guidance to EPC contractor to expedite key decisions to deliver machinery scope per project execution plans. There is a high volume of Machinery scope in NFE and very large pieces of equipment, significant effort will be required to meet project objectives.

Minimum Requirements

Technical and Business Skills

  • Excellent written and oral English skills.
  • Strong organisational, planning and coordination skills.
  • Strong technical, prioritisation and management skills.
  • Good communication, influencing and interface skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite of software programs, Lotus Notes, etc.

Behavioural Skills

  • Good interpersonal skills.


  • Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering or equivalent.

Knowledge and/or Experience

  • Minimum of 10 years' experience in machinery design, fabrication, installation and commissioning in a major LNG project with at least 4 years in a supervisory capacity and working in a major LNG project environment, with detailed knowledge of pumps, compressors, turbines, heat exchangers, pipes and pipe fitting. Previous experience working with large Gas Turbines (Frame 9s and Frame 6s) and large Steam Turbines is preferred.

Equal Opportunities:

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