Topside Engineering Manager

Singapore , Singapore

Job Reference 1235738

Location Singapore , Singapore

Industry Oil & Gas - FPSO

Function Engineering & Design

Job Type Contract

Date Added December 5, 2023

Topside Engineering Manager - Singapore
Objective: Applies Project knowledge, Engineering knowledge and seasoned experience to independently manage the engineering and design of a project, resolve interface issues across different engineering disciplines and support the fabrication, installation, commissioning and start up of facilities and equipment/ utilities interface associated with the conversion and outfitting of FSO / FPSO tankers, conversion of MOPU jack-ups for production operations or deep water TLP projects.

Core Responsibilities
  • Specialist knowledge of at least one related project line or basic knowledge of multiple technologies, projects and applications. Working knowledge of competing and alternative technologies.
  • Evaluates all designs for subsystem components (involving participating in various design review meetings with engineering department) from various perspectives including the perspective of the Operation.
  • Monitors and analyzes the effectiveness in the implementation of all engineering procedures.
  • Provides an efficient interface with all engineering systems and processes and ensures adherence to all best industry practices to resolve all client issues.
  • Administers and designs effective solutions to address all complex problems and coordinates
with customer management on these matters.
  • Assists various departments to resolve all issues on engineering processes, including investigating all discrepancies in processes and recommending resolutions.
  • Identifies and manages right kind or resources to meet schedule and targets.
  • Coordinates with engineering support staff and engineers to aid all programs and monitors all vendor visits.
  • Identifies lessons learnt from previous projects and applies them in own area of work and ensures the disciplines concerned also take the lessons into account in doing their work.
  • Keeps abreast of knowledge of industry standards, documents the knowledge on relevant technologies and assists in advance research.
  • Contribute to continuous improvement of company development work methodology/procedures.
  • Identify and integrate Safety, Quality requirements in the Design to ensure safe operability and maintainability.
  • Approval of calculations/RFQ/Technical bid analysis
  • Ensure compliance with Company’s Standards and Procedures with specific attention to change management and deviation approval process.
  • Must understand company goals and implement management directive and policies.
  • Support management/project management in review, risk assessment, strategies, establishment, management, and close-out of all engineering issues.
  • Ensures consistency of engineering design across all disciplines working on the project.
  • Independently develops solutions to non-recurring problems by analyzing, interpreting and evaluating various precedents and data. Anticipate potential problems and takes preventive actions.
  • Manage schedule & targets of the project as required.
  • Define Design intent. Interface with all discipline to clarify/explain design intent and suggest alternatives when need arises.
  • Monitor/Guide all discipline lead engineers assigned to the project.
  • Monitors quality and productivity of engineering disciplines working on the project.
  • Produces engineering progress reports and other reports/documents that might be delegated by the Project Manager.
  • Conduct performance assessment of engineers and Engineering Coordinators
Qualifications & Experience
  • Educational Qualification: Bachelors in engineering or Master of Engineering.
  • Any relevant industrial based certification (i.e. Chartered Engineer, PMP, etc) will be an added advantage
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering with minimum 20 years’ experience in onshore/offshore Oil & Gas area or FPSO line(s) or MS degree plus minimum 15 years relevant experience. Diploma holders having 20 -yrs experience with additional qualification/ Certificate (making the equivalent to degree) can also be considered. Minimum 1 FPSO experience is necessary.
  • Ability to communicate with construction sites and commissioning team on technical requirements and manage technical queries and changes.
  • Client management skills.
  • Adequate knowledge of all the interfaces between Topside and Marine Engineering, facilities/systems of FPSO with specific attention to his discipline, and working of all Process, Mechanical, Piping, Structure, Electrical & Telecom, Instrumentation and Marine engineering.
  • Knowledge of sequencing of engineering activities.
  • Capability to review engineering deliverables of various disciplines and knowledge of the types of documents to be generated by each engineering department and the inputs involved.
  • Capable of defining design concepts during initial phase of the project considering HSE, constructability operability and maintainability.
  • Familiarity with standards applicable to engineering disciplines and awareness of class, industry, statutory and regulatory requirements.
  • Ability to organize meetings and liaise with class and client team to resolve issues.
  • Should understand FPSO design from Operability & Maintenance perspective
  • Should possess basic understanding of Field Operating condition (i.e. Pre-salt, H2S, etc.)
  • Must understand and interpret total Project life-cycle cost & benefit, as well as their implications during FEED & EPC phase planning & design.
  • Must possess good communication and leadership skills.
  • Shows evidence of good organization skills.
  • Familiar in use of Software, Database systems related to Engineering functions.
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