HVAC Engineering Head

Doha, Qatar

Job Reference 1239423

Location Doha, Qatar

Industry Oil & Gas - Offshore Gas

Function Engineering & Design

Job Type Contract

Date Added March 5, 2024

Vacancy Overview

HVAC Engineering Head

Airswift is an international workforce solutions provider within the energy, process, and infrastructure industries. Airswift serves as a strategic partner to our clients, offering a turnkey workforce solution to capture and deliver the top talent needed to complete successful projects by aligning with the unique needs of our clients. With over 800 employees and 6,000 contractors operating in over 50 countries, our geographical reach and pool of talent available is unmatched in the industry.

Airswift is seeking for an HVAC Engineering Head to work with our client based in Qatar. 

Job Description
  • Responsible for overseeing the EPC Contractor in delivery of all aspects of HVAC design within the approved scope, budget, and schedule. 
  • Ensures technical requirements such as project specifications, data sheets, procedures, etc. developed during EPC fully comply with company onshore project requirements.
  • Provide clear guidance to the EPC contractor and facilitate resolution of technical issues to meet project objectives and milestones.
  • Monitor discipline EPC schedule and progress.
  • Supervise equipment procurement and testing to ensure compliance with project and industry standards.
  • Oversee the commissioning activities to ensure installed design is adequately tested and ready for start-up.

Key Accountabilities
  • Provides HVAC engineering knowledge, design, quality assurance and leadership to drive the execution of engineering deliverables in accordance with project specifications and to the execution schedule.
  • Leads the preparation and stewardship of engineering, construction, and commissioning scope of work in EPC contract.  Supports EPC contractor counterparts, to provide clarity and direction to complete quality deliverables on time.
  • Communicates HVAC performance through monthly engineering surveillance reports with the appropriate metrics and KPIs.
  • Provides leadership to drive decisions for HVAC issues to progress the execution of the project. Drives alignment and decision making between stakeholder groups. 
  • Maintains close liaison with members of Engineering Team and alignment with the Engineering Manager/ Civil & Structure Head on project engineering needs, objectives, and requirements.
  • Manages EPC Contractor's HVAC activities including usage of appropriate design tools, including computer hardware and software, adherence with all project objectives, requirements, specifications, standards, procedures, execution plans and design verification processes.
  • Understand interdisciplinary dependencies to be able to make judgements on overall technical decisions having multi-discipline impacts.  Applies risk management techniques to facilitate decision making. Communicates key technical issues and risks to management to facilitate decision making.
  • Manages the review of detailed HVAC deliverables in support of fabrication, construction and commissioning activities, working closely with area managers to deliver to project milestones.
  • Clear understanding of change management process and leads team to document and justify and manage risks associated with design change.
  • Develop, review, and amend various policies and procedures to ensure that all HVAC engineering references are up to date and relevant.
  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical, HVAC, or Building Services
  • Professional registration with accredited Regulatory Body desirable (PE, C.Eng., EUR ING, or equivalent)

Knowledge and/or experience
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in EPC projects within HVAC discipline during detailed design, procurement, construction, and commissioning phases
  • Minimum 8 years design experience as a Lead HVAC Engineer
  • Minimum 2 years commissioning experience of HVAC systems including controls, chilled water, and refrigeration equipment.
  • HVAC experience of industrial building design including:
    • Electrical Substations and Battery Rooms,
    • Instrumentation & Control Rooms,
    • Office & Administration Buildings,
    • Warehouses, Utilities and Storage Buildings,
  • Refrigeration design experience an advantage.
  • Experience in large Oil & Gas Facilities, Lump Sum EPC
  • Experience in large HVAC design projects in Middle East environment an advantage

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