Principal Process Engineer – McDermott

Full Time @ Jobs in Qatar Sector: Chemical Engineering
  • Doha, Qatar View on Map
  • Date Posted : July 12, 2022
  • Salary: Negotiable
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Job Overview:

Perform conceptual, FEED, and detailed analyses and design as per design basis, project specifications, design codes and standards. Develop creative and innovative solutions that are reliable and cost-effective for problems and challenges when they arise. Apply expertise to the most complex problems. Manage own time to meet objectives, and (as Lead Engineer) forecast and plan resource requirements. Develop and manage plans to achieve business objectives. Clearly communicate and explain highly complex ideas and anticipate potential objections; influencing outcomes.

When acting as Lead Engineer, in addition: Direct large Process Engineering team as a Lead Engineer. Lead the Discipline engineering design of the assigned work area and complete within planned schedule and budget, in accordance with standards, MDR and project-specific procedures and to a high professional standard. Plan, organize and direct all aspects of Discipline execution on the assigned project including scope, deliverables, schedule and all manpower resources – agree allocations with the Discipline Manager. Ensure interfaces and deliverables are clearly identified. Maintain responsibility for progress and productivity, identifying any required corrective action. Act as project representative for the Discipline during meetings with Project Team, Customer discipline lead and relevant agencies such as certifying authorities, auditors, third parties, etc.

Liase with All Engineering disciplines, Fabrication Group, Safety Dept, Offshore Group, Project Management Team, Document Control, Project Planner, Project Cost Controller, QC and Certification Group, Procurement Group, Subcontractors and Vendors, and Customers.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Become fully familiar with the project scope of work, specifications, schedule and all inter-discipline requirements; including identifying concerns as early as practicable and taking appropriate initiatives to address the issues. Interpret contractual requirements as they relate to engineering execution.
  • Identify changes to scope and promptly raise change notifications, including providing any necessary supporting documentation and estimates. Provide similar support for Variation Orders.
  • Interface with all disciplines to develop clash free designs.
  • Interface with other departments to obtain input for Discipline designs and drawings.
  • Maintain close co-ordination with other engineering disciplines, Planning, Fabrication, Marine, and Project Management Team, as required.
  • Document substantive communications (communications that result in significant decisions or assignment of actions) and forward copies to Discipline Lead Engineer and Discipline Manager.
  • Prepare estimates for bid proposals, including technical query reviews, execution statements and manhour estimates, identifying software requirements and any other project-specific requirements.
  • Raise technical queries to obtain missing information, clarify work scope, and to maintain preferred McDermott procedures, specifications, standards, practices and operational requirements.
  • Prepare, review, and (as Lead Engineer) approve Discipline engineering design basis, philosophies, and technical specifications.
  • Participate in finalizing deliverables lists and deliverables, ensuring compliance with specifications and functional integrity.
  • Review project schedule and fabrication schedule in relation to construction sequence, milestones, and engineering scope.
  • Attend project kickoff and review meetings, vendor meetings, engineering meetings and offshore site surveys, as required.
  • Provide technical direction and review of Designers producing products related to Process Engineering.
  • Prepare, review, and (as Lead Engineer) approve design reports and procedures.
  • Assist in providing necessary design inputs to other disciplines to enable them in proceeding with their deliverables.
  • Assist procurement personnel in procuring Discipline equipment, materials and services; ensuring that work produced complies with Customer objectives and procedures. Procurement assistance includes preparing, reviewing, and (as Lead Engineer) approving requisitions, evaluating technical quotations and preparing queries, compiling bid tabulations and recommendations, preparing purchase requisitions, and coordinating with Procurement to expedite vendor documents, as directed by Discipline Lead Engineer.
  • Assist in updating weight report based on receipt of vendor information.
  • Review and (as Lead Engineer) approve vendor and subcontractor submittals, checking for compliance with project specifications and providing comments as necessary.
  • Review and (as Lead Engineer) approve design verification through single-discipline check / interdiscipline check (IDC).
  • Provide technical support to fabrication queries, including identifying defect / rectification requirements.
  • Keep the Discipline Manager and Project Management Team apprised of all activities and concerns, technical, budgetary and manpower related.
  • Assist in providing inputs for actual, planning and forecasting progress reports including associated productivity.
  • Check final subcontractor and vendor data manuals to ensure that all requested data has been received and approved.
  • Present issues and problems to Customers in a timely manner and assist Lead Engineer in negotiating resolution in accordance with project and company requirements.
  • Perform (as required) Technical Quality Audit reviews in accordance with MDR Global Procedures.
  • Assist Lead Engineer with responses to Customer and other agencies (such as certifying authorities, auditors, third parties, etc.) on their review and approval.
  • Capture lessons learned and enter into MDR’s Lessons Learned system.
  • Capture Knowledge Objects and enter into MDR’s K.now system.
  • Provide leadership, mentoring and guidance to other Engineers.
  • Supervise and guide assigned engineers and coordinate with project Lead Designers for Discipline engineering and design deliverables.
  • Assign personnel to analysis and design tasks based on knowledge of individual strengths and capabilities.

Essential Qualifications and Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering
  • 14+ yrs in oil and gas with major contractor or consultant predominantly performing detail design of offshore facilities
  • Detailed knowledge of design techniques and analysis methods, and detailed knowledge of the theory, content and application of standards, codes and guidelines as applicable for offshore.
  • Knowledgeable in project coordination and execution skills. Recognized across company as a key lead, highly innovative designer, or highly skilled analyst.

Qualifications and Education:

  • Master Degree is Preferred
  • Preferably Registered Professional Engineer or member of professional engineering society

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