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Facilities Engineering Director

 

The Facilities Engineering Director is responsible for facilities engineering within the framework of our client’s policies and procedures and in compliance of applicable regulations.

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

This position will be responsible for facilities engineering including but not limited to:

  • Provide leadership and technical guidance for complete construction, facilities, and process engineering solutions for offshore GOM Oil & Gas assets.
  • Manages and leads a team of managers, engineers and supporting staff by creating an environment of clear communication and team goals while managing company deadlines and expectations.
  • Plans, develops, coordinates and reviews construction, facilities and process engineering work within GOM Offshore business line.
  • Direct report employee development
  • Prepare or oversee the preparation of discipline estimates and Project Execution or Construction Execution Plans in accordance with project scope, schedule and budget, and manages implementation and performance
  • Establishing and overseeing Process/facilities cost budgets and project schedules for studies, FEED’s and EPC Projects, and participation in Client meetings, proposals, and presentations
  • Participate in proposals, technical guidance for projects/studies, technology development and business development.
  • Understands how to balance workloads to the strengths and performance of the team.  Knows when to delegate and when to offer support.
  • Participate on industry boards and committees to provide leadership and experience in developing industry standards, influence regulatory guidelines, and understand upcoming changes to regulations and standards.
  • Facility/Process engineering responsibilities include development and oversight of heat and material balances using process simulation software, process flow diagrams (PFDs), piping and instrument diagrams (P&IDs); fluid hydraulic calculations to generate system process data for in-line instruments and loads for rotating equipment, e.g. pumps, compressors and turbines for existing and new facilities.
  • Promote and participate in innovative process equipment developments and alternatives.
  • Assist with regulatory submittals (e.g. BSEE, USCG, and ABS) and technical code equivalencies.
  • Supervise and add technical support where necessary in;
    • Developing or altering standard project specifications to meet specific project requirements.
    • Perform technical quality checking of facilities drawings and other documents. Verify correctness of design and engineering data.
    • Sizing calculations for process equipment, piping, in-line instruments, valves, and pipelines using company developed tools.
    • Reviews and approves key engineering drawings and calculations, including field and design documents relating to the discipline.
    • Troubleshooting and/or de-bottlenecking of existing facilities to optimize production.
    • Gather data, including site surveys and existing conditions data to facilitate accurate design bases.
  • Be familiar with project systems to include mechanical, structural, civil and electrical components to allow considerations of those aspects into a project or area design.
  • Review designs for efficiency of construction, use of materials, integrity and practicality of design.
  • Provide Supplier/Vendor selection expertise, review vendor / fabricator quotations.
  • Assist commissioning with transitioning documentation P&IDs and other related documentation.

 

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

 

  • Minimum of 15 years of experience in offshore facilities and construction
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related field; advanced degree preferred
  • Experience supervising staff
  • Field operations experience

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS:

 

  • Experience and knowledge of systems, calculations, equipment, applications of methods and materials in the Offshore Facilities/Process discipline.
  • Experience and knowledge of codes and standards associated with oil and gas production facilities and equipment installations (i.e. API, ASME, ANSI, NFPA,…) and BSEE regulations.
  • Have a strong sense of integrity and the ability to deal with ethical situations effectively
  • Communicate effectively, both orally in person and using a telephone and in writing
  • Demonstrated capability to handle complex and concurrent projects with multiple facets.
  • Technical Competence in facilities engineering design and construction skill areas for offshore topsides production, utilities and injection systems.
  • Ability to lead/direct engineering projects, lead project meetings, meet with partners to solve problems.
  • Able to organize and prioritize a diverse and heavy workload
  • Able to communicate and coordinate project work with other disciplines as applicable, such as Regulatory, Reservoir, Operations, Production, and Construction groups
  • Proficient in software applications used in the industry for your discipline
  • Willing to travel to vendor offices, operations field locations, and industry conferences, typically once or twice a month.
  • Recognize personal strengths and weaknesses and be proactive in self-development
  • Willing to work a demanding and flexible schedule as well as monitoring offshore operations and construction activities on weekends and holidays.

 

CERTIFICATES & LICENSES:

 

  • A current professional license in an engineering discipline, from a State licensing board and PMP certification preferred.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

 

  • Employee must be able to sit for extended periods of time and have use of arms and hands in repetitive motion. A fair amount of standing and walking is also required for the position.
  • Ability to travel without limitation, including airplanes, helicopters and boats and use of swing ropes.
  • Ability to move freely on offshore oil rigs, including stairs ladders, and lifting up to 50 lbs. Endure extreme weather conditions, hazardous atmospheres.