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Principal Engineer Pipelines (onshore) - for future projects

Petrofac International

Posted on May 1, 2019

15 - 25 years Sharjah - United Arab Emirates

Bachelor of Technology/Engineering. Any Nationality

Annual Leave & Airfare, Medicals, family benefits

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Pr Engineer Pipeline


Lead a team of engineers and designers in carrying out detailed engineering work for projects assuming entire responsibility for conceptual and detailed design (Concept, Front End or Basic, Material, Stress Analysis, Layout Engineering) and provide necessary engineering deliverables required for Pipeline Engineering and technical information for procurement in compliance with tender specifications/data sheets and within budgeted man hours and project schedules.


 Review contract documents and identify requirements and scope of work for project execution. Review specifications, drawings and other documents. Establish contract review criteria, identify and resolve discrepancies and divergences from original proposal through Investigation 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. Identify and quantify total number of engineering deliverables, man hour allocation, format of delivery, time Schedules and other requirements for execution of the work.
 Coordinate with Projects and Planning on project time schedules, establish target completion Dates ensure target dates are achieved.
 Monitor and control project man hour requirements during project execution, identify variations Between contract and proposal. Take corrective action as necessary. Create manpower charts For task assignments, establish target completion dates, ensure target dates are achieved.
 Maintain project schedules and ensure allotted man hours, deadlines and cost requirements are Strictly adhered to Recommend cost effective measures to reduce overall costs.
 Monitor productivity of engineers and quality of work produced.
 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 Pipeline systems through the use of Caesar II/ Auto PIPE software and preparation of stress analysis reports, incorporating contract specifications and international codes. Resolve design irregularities. Monitor the transfer of Pipeline loads to Civil Discipline, coordinate on technical issues as required.
 Supervise the preparation of conceptual/study layouts and designs and provide necessary inputs for modeling 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 Pipeline wall thickness, Anchor Force and others as per the relevant Pipeline codes and standards.
 Monitor the preparation and issue of engineering drawings and technical documents for Interdisciplinary 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, 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 manhours 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.
 Customise 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.


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

Oil & Gas / Petroleum


Desired Candidate Profile

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


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Petrofac International

Petrofac is a leading international provider of facilities solutions to the oil & gas production and processing industry, with a diverse customer portfolio including many of the world’s leading integrated, independent and national oil & gas companies.

The group delivers services through seve n business units: Engineering & Construction, Engineering & Construction Ventures, Engineering Services, Offshore Engineering & Operations, Training Services, Production Solutions and Energy Developments.

Through these businesses Petrofac designs and builds oil & gas facilities; operates, maintains and manages facilities and trains personnel; enhances production; and, where it can leverage its service capability, develops and co-invests in upstream and infrastructure projects.

Petrofac’s range of services meets its customers’ needs across the full life cycle of oil & gas assets.
With more than 13,000 employees, Petrofac operates out of six strategically located operational centres, in Aberdeen, Sharjah, Woking, Chennai, Mumbai and Abu Dhabi and a further 19 offices worldwide.

The predominant focus of Petrofac’s business is on the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS), the Middle East and Africa, the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and the Asia Pacific region.

For additional information, please refer to the Petrofac website at www.petrofac.com.
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Ajith Ambat - Sr Specialist Resourcing

Website https://www.petrofac.com/

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