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.
- 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.