Principal Engineer - Instrumentation (Offshore)
-Bachelor Degree in Instrumentation or Electronics or Telecom Engineering with a minimum of 17 years of related Petroleum / petrochemical industry experience preferable from a background in working for consultancy organizations in the EPC of the Oil and Gas Industry.
-A minimum of 5-7 years of experience within the off shore oil & gas industry working for Off shore EPCI consultants / Contractors
-In depth knowledge on relevant International codes & standards like IEC,NEC,NFPA, API etc, selection of critical equipment & systems like DCS / ESD / F&G / HIPPS systems, awareness on cost of major equipment, exposure to HAZOP / SIL studies and 3D modeling environment, management of Instrumentation data bases like INtools
Review the ITB (Invitation To Bid) documents provided in the proposals, issue inquiry requisitions, review techno-commercial vendor offers, prepare various estimates like Bill of quantities, Material cost, Man-hours, Software cost, Vendor assistance, Vendor visits & any other estimates as needed for the bid.
Review contract requirements for project execution, organize the preparation of the Technical Document Register (TDR), identify requirements and scope of work; review specifications, Process Data Sheets (PDS), Piping Material Specifications (PMS), Piping & Instrumentation Diagrams (P&ID’s), Plot plans, General Arrangement (GA) drawings, Review Philosophies, Area Classification Drawings, Fire and Gas Detector Layout Drawings and other relevant documents. Establish contract review criteria, identify and resolve discrepancies and divergences from original proposal through the instigation of technical queries to projects/client.
Verify and conceptualize the most optimum work route. Identify a clear scope of work/supply and accordingly plan/schedule the engineering activities and manpower resource. Identify and quantify total number of engineering deliverables, man-hour allocation, format of delivery, time schedules and other requirements for execution of the work.
Develop optimum scope split matrix for the engineering work between home office & Satellite office.
Coordinate with projects / planning as well as with engineering team of Satellite office on project time schedules, establish target completion dates, ensure target dates are achieved.
Develop Manpower charts and schedules, recommend, assign and distribute manpower for the execution of engineering activities within budgeted project man-hours. Recommend cost effective measures to reduce overall manpower costs.
Organize the preparation of equipment and material specifications and data sheets, administer the development of detailed engineering calculations and drawings including the preparation of the design basis document, Instrument Index, Input & Output Lists, Bill of Quantities, Block Diagrams, Equipment system specifications, cable routing, control room layouts, Cause and Effect Diagrams, Complex Control loop narratives and Safety narratives, Loop Diagrams, Functional Logic Diagrams, Terminations Diagrams, Installation Hook-up Drawings, Instrument Plot Plans, Control Panel Drawings, Control/Equipment Room Lay-outs, Cable Tray Layouts, Cable Schedules and Cable Drum Schedules, JB schedules, Interconnection Schedules, Installation detail drawings, Fire/Smoke Detection Lay-out and Alarm Lists.
Ensure compliance of design based on sound engineering practices, company standards, client contract requirements and based on international codes and standards for assigned projects.
Provide inputs for the preparation of plot plans, organize the issuance of engineering drawings and technical documents for Inter-Discipline Checks (IDC’s) coordinate with other engineering discipline in the integration of data inputs.
Direct the preparation of technical inquiry requests (Inquiry Requisitions) to vendors, participate in the technical evaluation of vendor bid offers. Direct and provide guidance in the Technical Bid Evaluations (TBE), review vendor drawings and documents. Supervise the review of design calculations, ensure vendor equipment specifications meet with client equipment specifications and are within budgeted costs.
Coordinate the preparation of Purchase Requisitions for the procurement of equipment and materials. Ensure materials are obtained within scheduled timeframes and budgeted costs.
Interface and regularly meet with client and vendor representatives, 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.
Direct and monitor Material Take Off (MTO) activities, identify irregularities and shortfalls, take corrective action as required.
Participate in HAZOP meeting and undertake SIL studies with client and representatives of other engineering disciplines.
Interact with Quality Assurance for quality issues, strictly ensure compliance with Company’s ISO Quality procedures. Coordinate Internal and Client audit requests, facilitate audit procedures of engineering systems within the department.
Interface and provide clarification and guidance and technical support to construction sites and commissioning engineers, provide startup assistance as required.
Participate in employee performance evaluations, establish performance criteria, identify employee strengths and weaknesses, recommend training and development requirements.
Supervise and lead more than one project activities (if assigned as a Group leader) within the discipline and interact with the designated lead engineer and the Direct Supervisor.
Participate in determining training and development requirements, Provide inputs in the identification of skill gaps and training needs.
Provide inputs in determining recruitment requirements in support of department engineering activities, participate in screening of applicants, interviewing, selection and hiring of candidates.
Participate in the preparation and implementation of standard design guides, specifications, datasheets and checklists.
Promote safety awareness in strict compliance with company HSE policies and procedures.
Perform related duties as and when directed by Direct Supervisor.