Pr Engineer Piping ( onshore) - for future projects in Sharjah, UAE, United Arab Emirates

Principal Engineer – Piping

Scope:

Lead a team of engineers and designers in supporting smooth execution of detailed engineering work in VEC as per optimum work share environment for projects assuming entire responsibility for conceptual and detailed design (Concept, Front End or Basic, Material, Stress Analysis, Layout Engineering, Coordination of 3D modelling) and provide necessary technical information for procurement in compliance with tender specifications/data sheets and within budgeted man-hours and project schedules.

Although not directly involved for issuing deliverables in optimum work share environment, job expectation is to have full control on project in terms of integrity, schedule and budget keeping close monitor on VEC productivity.

Responsibilities:

  • Review contract documents and identify requirements and scope of work for project execution. Review specifications, drawings and other documents as per project work share agreement with VEC. Establish contract review criteria, identify and resolve discrepancies and divergences from original proposal through the instigation of technical queries to Projects/Client.
  • Conceptualize and verify the most optimum work route. Identify a clear scope of work/supply and accordingly plan/schedule the engineering activities and manpower resource in consultation with VEC. Identify and quantify total number of engineering deliverables, man-hour allocation, finalize format of delivery, time schedules and other requirements for execution of the work.
  • Coordinate with Planning & Control on project time schedules, establish target completion dates, to ensure target dates are achieved through review of L3 Schedule and Technical document Register (TDR) engaging VEC.
  • Main focus is to maintain a bird eye view and stronghold of the project goals (Ensuring integrity & safety of the design, meeting quality as per contractual intent, meeting schedule, optimizing procurement & construction cost and maintaining high productivity) when executed by VEC as per optimum work share environment.
  • Implementation of applicable Lesson Learnt throughout the project cycle.
  • Attending to Value Engineering Workshop and leading to successful implementation of Value Engineering points.
  • To drive right behaviour in VEC team to ensure all round performance and delivery.
  • Work collectively with VEC to promote fit for purpose design philosophy.
  • To maintain good communication with VEC team through collaborative approach.
  • Exhibit strong leadership and soft skills to excel in work share environment.
  • Greater flexibility in mobility.
  • Work clearly as per the interface between Head Office & VEC adhering to SLA.
  • Control, coordinate change using change control procedure.
  • Escalate serious risk to senior management & always have a fall back plan that allows time to react.
  • Need to record key decisions and reasoning behind them.
  • Operate & facilitate VEC team to promote “First Time Right” policy.
  • To focus on piping bulk delivery and piping prefabrication activity.
  • To focus along with VEC on design development to meet or beat the proposal estimation.
  • Focus on engineering support for Piping deliverables, requirements of Painting, Coating & Fireproofing.
  • Identify & expedite vendor documents that will impact project schedule.
  • Engage Construction, Commissioning & Operation teams for their inputs & reviews early on projects.
  • Review Model at own desk regularly & ensure proper Model Review preparation w.r.t. Model Review preparation control sheet & checklist prepared by VEC.
  • Closely monitor all MCMS module rollout on Projects & implementation of all Design Optimization initiatives on the Project.
  • Ensure adherence to QMS.
  • Facilitate prompt response to Site query.
  • To focus on piping bulk delivery and piping prefabrication activity.
  • Agree upon document deliverables during pre-order negotiation stage.
  • Keep track on fabrication & delivery of pipe supports. This has a lot of bearing on construction activities.
  • Record & share feedback on Vendor performance from engineering perspective.
  • Ensure proper data input to Suppliers in right time.
  • Apportion work among engineering staff according to the capabilities. Supervise the work and ensure that the documents are updated regularly as needed. Resolve design irregularities.
  • Supervise the stress analysis of piping systems through the use of Caesar II software and preparation of stress analysis reports, incorporating contract specifications and international codes. Resolve design irregularities. Monitor the transfer of piping loads to Civil, coordinate on technical issues as required.
  • Supervise the preparation of conceptual/study layouts and designs and provide necessary inputs for modelling and drafting.
  • Obtain the required inputs from other engineering disciplines e.g. mechanical data sheets, foundation and structure details, instrument specifications and other necessary data.
  • Provide guidance for performing calculations for pipe wall thickness, reinforcement pads and others as per the relevant piping codes and standards.
  • Monitor the preparation and issue of engineering drawings and technical documents for Inter-disciplinary Design Checks (IDC’s). Review and integrate comments and inputs of other engineering discipline into the relevant documents.
  • Supervise the preparation and issue of Inquiry Requisitions to vendors. Participate in technical bid evaluations. Review vendor drawings, documents and design calculations. Ensure vendor equipment specifications meet with client equipment specifications and within budgeted costs.
  • Coordinate Material Take-off (MTO) activities, identify irregularities, discrepancies and shortfalls and take corrective action as required.
  • Oversee the set-up of the Material Management system (VPRM) incorporating the project specifications. Coordinate and incorporate the MTO from the 3D model. Update and maintain the system to incorporate the latest material requirements.
  • Administer the preparation and issue of Purchase Requisitions for the procurement of equipment and materials. Coordinate with Procurement and provide necessary assistance to Expediting and Quality Departments.
  • Meet vendor representatives, inspect vendor works and workshops and provide assistance to Quality Department as required.
  • Interface with Client representatives as required for resolving any technical issues.
  • Conduct internal staff meetings, ensure the progress of project in accordance to schedule, allotted man-hours and budgeted costs. Coordinate with Projects and Planning Departments on schedule related issues. Update TDR progress reports through the use of PETROCEPT software.
  • Participate in safety and design review meetings e.g. HAZOP, HAZID, Plot Plan, 3D Model, along with Client and representatives of other engineering disciplines.
  • Ensure compliance with Company’s ISO Quality procedures. Coordinate internal and Client audit requests, facilitate audit procedures of engineering systems within the discipline.
  • Supervise the set-up of the 3D CAD system (PDS/PDMS) incorporating the project specifications. Customize the system to deliver the model, drawings and data as per the project requirements.
  • Interface and provide clarifications, guidance and technical support to Construction and Commissioning teams as required.
  • Administer the preparation of the final “As Built” 3D model, layouts and other documents.
  • Conduct employee performance evaluations, establish performance criteria, identify employee strengths and weaknesses, and recommend training and development requirements. Undertake responsibility of development of engineers.
  • Provide support and assistance to the direct supervisor on technical and non-technical issues.
  • Perform related duties as and when directed by the direct supervisor.

Requirements:

Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering with a minimum of 15 years related oil & gas/petrochemical experience preferable from a background in working for EPC/consultancy organizations.

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