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Job Title: Welding Specialist Engineer

Recruiter: Orion Group

Reference: 889182

Location: Nigeria

Salary: Negotiable

Job type: Contract

Sector: Project Engineering

Our client is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies. Employing over 100,000 personnel in around 90 countries their strategy is to reinforce their position as a leader in the Oil & Gas industry.

They are currently recruiting for the position of Welding Specialist Engineer, based in Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

Job Description:

•   Execute Welding Engineering and construction activities, and to provide relevant expertise to the Project Team through all phases of the Project – from design, procurement, construction, commissioning and start-up to hand-over and initial operations.

•   Ensure the Welding is executed to specified Company and International standards and specifications.

•   Manage all Engineering and construction aspects of the Welding operations during the implementation phase, with the objective to complete the work in accordance with the Project Development Plan, and with all appropriate norms and standards.

•   Provide technical expertise, procedures, and technical review and support capabilities in the area of DSS piping, pipeline welding and cladding to the Project Teams.

•   Participate in the execution of the EPCC (Engineer, Procure, Construct and Commission) contract for the Project; This includes responsibility for the provision of welding engineering input, resource and support towards the completion.

•   Provide technical support, and technical review capabilities in the area of facilities and welding engineering to further check that the Projects’ designs conform to SPDC facility standard designs and the SPDC standard construction specifications.

•   Provide/co-ordinate responses to Contractors’ technical queries during the project detail design phase;

•   Participate in project engineering activities related to the project’s multidisciplinary nature, including discipline and inter-discipline review of design deliverables, participation in HAZOPS and design reviews; and monitor follow-up of recommendations;

•   Participate in the Projects’ interfaces with other projects and facilities, and liaise with Operations representatives to ensure their requirements are taken into account during project execution;

•   Make inputs into the materials procurement aspects of the EPCC contract from ex-works to delivery at site. To ensure adequate monitoring/tracking of materials/equipment usage and reconciliation during and after project execution;

•   Carry out all piping/cladding/welding activities associated with the construction and pre-commissioning of the facilities (e.g. preparation of construction drawing/documents, site construction and installation, hook-up, pre-start up audits, as-built drawings);

•   Manage all aspects of CASHES (Community Affairs, Health, Environment and Security) and quality issues on the project, in particular during the construction phase; with particular emphasis on potential Community Disturbances;

•   Make inputs into submissions for piping/welding specification/design change controls

•   Manage the construction risks and develop the requisite strategies to minimise these risks;

•   Manage the QA/QC process during the construction phase, and demonstrate Technical Integrity of the facilities so as to meet the requirements of the ISO 14001 system during the Operations phase;

•   In interface with Asset teams, ensure that specified piping/welding/cladding philosophies and requirements take into account commissioning, start-up, HSE and Operational requirements of the facilities and align with the Operations Philosophy.

•   Prepare monthly Project Progress Reports for Senior Management.

•   Responsible for formulation and testing of weld procedures.

•   Monitoring of existing weld procedures.

•   Train welders and welding inspectors on weld failure analysis and eliminating weld defect problems

Skills & Experience:

•   High level of interpersonal and communication skills required especially in managing the interfaces with the Asset and Operations teams.

•   Graduate in an Engineering Discipline (Mechanical/Metallurgical Engineering or equivalent).

•   Significant experience in welding engineering design and construction.

•   Experience in piping/pipeline engineering and in EPCC Contract management.

•   Extensive Project management experience and skills.

•   Excellent inter-personal and leadership skills with good communications skills (i.e. report writing and presentation) are essential.

•   Team player, acting as a champion to break new grounds, self-motivated, starter.

•   Be able to constantly travel to all project locations.

•   Knowledge in ASME, AWS, ISO, API codes

•   Certified Welding Engineer is desirable

This is a contract position.

The rate for this position is negotiable.

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