Lead of Rotating Equipment

Doha, Qatar

Job Reference 1238695

Location Doha, Qatar

Industry Oil & Gas - LNG

Function Engineering & Design

Job Type Contract

Date Added February 16, 2024

Vacancy Overview

Lead of Rotating Equipment

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 a Lead of Rotating Equipment to work in Qatar with our client based in Qatar. 

Job Description
  • Lead the implementation of high-level technical expertise in Rotating equipment engineering, requiring analytical, interpretative, and constructive thinking with a significant degree of evaluative judgement, to ensure the highest level of engineering integrity and reliability, and safety and environmental compliance.
  • Oversee Rotating Equipment engineering during FEED phase and future EPC phase, in covering all aspects of design to ensure technical objectives are met within the approved scope, budget and schedule.

Key Accountabilities
  • Manage FEED/EPC Contractor's Rotating Engineering activities including validation of personnel numbers, qualifications, and experience; 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.
  • Provide guidance to the FEED/EPC Contractors to complete the design as per project specifications in a timely manner and provide clear direction when project instructions or specifications are not clear.
  • Lead rotating equipment design and coordination amongst other disciplines. Review and process work activities discussing and determining priorities in conjunction with Engineering Manager and other disciplines to ensure no delays to the project schedule.
  • Interface with the Company Discipline Specialist and Project Management Team (PMT) to support effective and timely decisions by conducting technical reviews of documents and analyzing deviations to ensure maximum compliance with the project scope with emphasis on safety & reliability.
  • Study high impact rotating equipment reliability issues, analyze the causes and provide options/recommendations for resolution with technical and economic feasibility.
  • Propose solutions by reviewing equipment and/or system design changes for reliability or operational enhancements and optimization.
  • Participate in RCFAs, Risk Assessments, and HAZOP workshops to find cause and eliminate or mitigate the risks. Assist in specialized technical and operational investigations and evaluation of complex tasks, providing recommendations on the most appropriate approach.
  • Conduct machinery design audits, appraisal, selection and witnessing FAT, SAT, commissioning, start-up activities and evaluating any deviations as required to meet project requirements.
  • Provide technical reviews of the project mechanical rotating related engineering design deliverables with respect to compliance to company and industry engineering standards, procedures, and best practices.
  • Act as Technical Authority in the mechanical rotating discipline, demonstrating sufficient expertise to understand and communicate project critical issues.
  • Support project quality improvement in Contractor’s Mechanical Engineering department by leveraging experience, good engineering practices to ensure quality engineering design integrity and execution.

  • Minimum 10 years’ experience working in the field of rotating equipment for Concept/FEED/EPC stage in the oil and gas industry with exposure to onshore gas processing facilities in the greenfield and brownfield projects.
  • Should have handled multi-megawatt Centrifugal compressors at a Lead engineer level.
  • Should have in-depth knowledge and understanding of rotating equipment including auxiliaries and controls based on industry best practices.
  • Should have the ability to introduce new concepts to ensure maximum reliability and availability of all rotating equipment in the early design stage.  CO2 sequestration Project experience is an added advantage.
  • Should have experience in leading the development of conceptual and detailed design, sizing & selection, economics, and business cases for rotating equipment for large duty Centrifugal compressors.


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