Vacancy Details

Structural Engineering Lead

Structural Engineering Lead

Job Specification

Job Purpose

  • Lead the Structural Engineering activities for North Field Expansion (NFXP) Offshore Project, ensuring technical requirements (e.g. project specifications, data sheets, etc.) fully comply with project deliverables and standardised processes and to provide support to NFE Offshore Engineering Manager ensuring all aspects are delivered to the highest standards.

Key Accountabilities

(Duties include but not limited to)

  • Ensure that the Contractor's Structural Engineering for Topsides, Onshore Facilities (Offshore scope) Engineering, and Gas and MEG Pipeline designs comply with the Contract requirements including codes and standards. Provide guidance to the contractor to promote compliance.
  • Plan and schedule the Structural engineering deliverables to enable efficient project execution, ensuring technical alignment and compliance with Qatargas operational policies, standards of business conduct and project management system.
  • Participate to key design workshop and ensure that Structural design recommendations are correctly implemented and actions closed before the end of EPCI (Lessons Learned, Value Engineering, HAZOP, 3D model reviews, engineering criticality assessment, etc.).
  • Supervises the Engineering interface between Structural of Topsides, Onshore Facilities (Offshore scope) and Pipeline engineering and the following teams: Operations, Drilling, Well Management, the Jacket, the pipelines from the topsides perspective, the Onshore Project Team.
  • Supports NFE Offshore Engineering Manager in monitoring the contractor's progress on delivery of the required documents in the Structural Eng of Topsides and Pipeline disciplines.
  • Coordinate with Subject Matter Experts with respect the disciplines involved in delivery of the Structural Eng related to Topsides and Pipelines Engineering, and ensures endorsement of Process Technical deviations to Company specifications when required.
  • Ensure compliance with management of change procedures for changes in the contractors design or deviations from the company directives.

  • Liaise with vendors, sub-vendors and sub-contarctors regarding structural engineering concerns as required. Determines acceptability of equipment, techniques and methods. Checks Structural / Weight Control standards, material requisitions, and checks the final purchase orders are in accordance with the Structural / Weight Control specifications.
  • Participates in inspections at fabrication yards and witnesses installation & acceptances tests.

  • Reporting and Relationships

    Job Context & Major Challenge(s)

    Provide extensive knowledge and understanding on the requirements of ECPI, communicating and efficiently translating Company requirements and data into an efficient delivery from the contractor. Collaborate across disciplines (including Process, Electrical, Mechanical, Instrumentation, Pipeline,Jackets, Umbilicals, HSSE and Risk), and monitor the progress and delivery of the engineering sections of the workscope.

    Minimum Requirements

    Technical and Business Skills

    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with a focus on teamwork and the ability to communicate and interact within a PMT.
    • A high level of proficiency in written and spoken English
    • Computer literacy involving the regular use of professional office applications and some technical applications
    • Good knowledge of electrical, instrument, telecom, piping and mechanical equipment

    Behavioural Competencies

    SHE Understanding (3)

    Quality/Quantity of Work (4)

    Ethics and Integrity (3 )

    Planning and Organizing (3)

    Trust and Empowerment (3)

    Initiative/Commitment (3)

    Teamwork/Supporting Others (4)

    Interpersonal Skills (4)

    Communication and Information Sharing (3)

    Service Orientation (2)

    Innovation (3 )

    Problem Solving (3)

    Job Knowledge (3 )

    Supervising Others (3)


    Engineering degree/diploma or equivalent, however any qualification, technical or knowledge requirements may be waived through relevant work experience.

    Knowledge and/or Experience

    • 10+ years' of relevant experience as Structural Lead, in a major project environment within the oil and gas industry and having a broad knowledge of engineering execution including design standards, specifications, codes, safety criteria, offshore facilities design, construction and operations.
    • Previous knowledge of Brownfield engineering and execution required.

    Financial Dimension

    As defined for this job level in the Delegation of Authority and/or approved budget.

    Safety Health & Environment

    Ensure all activities are undertaken in compliance with Company Safety, Health and Environment and Quality policies, regulations and standards.

    Qatarization Program

    Contribute to the development of Qatari employees. This accountability is a condition of employment for expatriate employees.

    Firewall Compliance

    Ensure all activities undertaken comply with anti - trust and competition laws and the Company firewall policies and procedures.

    Technical and Business Skills

    • Focal point for Preservation and protection activities for promoting and implementing safety on at site, Implement the safety observations reporting and monitoring.
    • Lead execution of Preservation activities at all location and keep the team committed to targets defined by the project management
    • Assist the Project Manager Topside and Pipeline in executing Project responsibilities for onshore and offshore preservation including system completion workflow process.
    • Anticipate, prepare and manage all preservation activities including system completion and all commissioning procedures, to ensure the technical objectives are met within the approved scope, budget and schedule.
    • Ensure coordination and communication for all activities with other discipline such Engineering, QA, C&I, SHE, Business, OES and Operations to provide technical support with contractor , quality, safety, planning, engineering and start up/ performance testing.
    • Review, approve and implement Preservatio documents and plan which prepared by EPC Contractor.
    • Ensure Contractor Commissioning submitted all documents as per schedule and timely reviewed and approved in accordance with the EPC contract requirements.
    • Review and propose mitigation for Commissioning and preservation aspects of the Risk Management Plan and Monitor the mitigation when defined
    • Review all Commissioning and preservation changes, including justification for cost and schedule impacts, in accordance with the PMOC procedure.
    • Attend to meetings as required, mentor the trainees to develop their project skills and experience while being on site; Maintain a register of lessons learned

    Operating Environment, Framework & Boundaries

    • Works in a project environment in which the incumbent strives to achieve best in class Safety, Health, Environmental & Security performance by creating a culture that encourages everyone to perform their best every day on every task
    • Works in a dynamic team environment that has high expectations for flawless project execution in safety, quality, cost and schedule performance which requires the incumbent to demonstrate accuracy, initiative and the ability to multi-task as essential skills.
    • Works in an evolving business environment where expansion opportunities are being identified on a continuous basis adding additional complexity and workload to the existing project environment.
    • Works effectively within established policies and procedures and participates in the further development of these to meet changing needs.
    • Understands organizational authority and seeks appropriate line management approvals
    • Works in a highly visible project environment with large capital expenditures and significant schedule execution pressures.

    Decision Making Authority & Responsibility

    • Makes decisions and solves problems related to a specific discipline/field.
    • Establishes credibility with peers, sub-ordinates and supervisors.
    • Exercises judgment in making decisions; knows when to seek advice. Understands organizational authority and seeks appropriate line management approvals.

    Problem Solving & Complexity

    • Good supervisory skills.
    • Utilizes a systematic approach to problem solving that ensures accuracy, timeliness and quality of documentation in resolution.
    • Manages complex tasks to completion within time constrains of Project, with minimal guidance from more experienced staff.
    • Manages the resolution of problems in more demanding and less familiar situations using precedent and own acquired knowledge.
    • Good written and verbal communications skills.

    Equal Opportunities:

    First People Solutions is committed to equal opportunities regardless of gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief and age.

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