You can join the largest overall construction project undertaken by “OUR CLIENT”. The O&P North business plan to establish a world-scale (750kt/a) propane dehydrogenation plan (PDH) and a Cracker (1.25mtes/a Ethylene / 50kes/a Propylene) in the Antwerp area. The plant is planned to come on-line around 2023-2024.
Project One will be managed by an Integrated Program Management Team (IPMT) which consist of “Our Client” and Program Management Contractor engineers. The facilities will be delivered by 4 projects, which will manage the work scopes and FEED/EPC contractors with support and oversight from the IPMT.
The Project One will ensure the plant is delivered:-
• With zero lost time accidents, recorded injuries and environmental releases
• On-time and within budget
• Total compliance with all government laws and “Our Client” policies during the execution, commissioning and start-up phase
Purpose of the job:
The purpose of the Mechanical Engineer is to ensure that the mechanical equipment installed on Project One meets National International and “OUR CLIENT” standards and a deliver safe and reliable plant to the planned cost and schedule.
The role will lead the Mechanical discipline within Project One and provide functional support and guidance to the project Mechanical engineers where they are in place. Where project Mechanical engineers are not in place, they will perform the role of Mechanical Engineer for that project.
Environment / Context:
• Safety Performance (SHE)
• Perform project on budget and on schedule
• First PDH unit built by “OUR CLIENT”, alongside to a Cracker with great debottleneck capability;
• The largest overall construction project undertaken by “OUR CLIENT”
• Ensure the technology selected and the plant constructed meet the key deliverables of the O&P North business
• Ensure compliance with environmental legislation, prior to and post start-up
• Purchasing environment including availability of engineering and construction companies as well as of material
• Labour market – availability of quality, reliable personnel / contractors
• Site partner relationships, if any
Accountabilities of the job:
The role reports to the Program Engineering Manager. The role responsibilities include:
Pre-Feed Study Role:
• Support the Project One Program Engineering manager to develop a clear and consise set of Mechanical engineering standards which meet “Our Client”, National and International standards.
• Own the Mechanical elements of the Project One Standards and approve Deviations and Waviers to the standards throughout the project.
FEED Study Role:
• To support the Project One Program Engineering Manager in the performance of his/her duties, deputising as required.
• Work closely with the Project Mechanical Engineers to ensure that all Mechanical Engineering issues are properly resolved in a timely manner, that design changes are managed correctly, and that the facilities comply with all Project one and statuatory requirements and Stakeholder expectations.
• Monitor all Mechanical Engineering design and procurement work performed by the FEED Contractors and other third party designers/vendors, providing oversight and guidance, ensuring that all work satisfies Project One specifications and standards
• Ensure detailed review of all FEED Contractors’ and vendor systems, processes and procedures, including PEPs, Quality Plans, etc for Mechanical aspects.
• Provide “Our Client” Project One Mechanical Engineering input into the preparation, review and approval of Procurement procedures, the Project Supplier List, contractor/vendor pre-qualification, Purchase Requisitions, Invitations to Tender, etc.
• Provide “Our Client” Project One Mechanical Engineering input into tender clarification/evaluation, contractor/vendor selection and contract/purchase order negotiation and placement, ensuring all activities are carried out in accordance with the “Our Client” Code of Conduct
• Lead audits related to the Mechanical discipline of the FEED contractors and support audits from outside parties.
• Responsibilities generally as above (but now related to working with the EPC Contractor)
• Ensure the facilities are designed, built and commissioned in compliance with all relevant statutory and Project One regulations
• Support the EPC Contractor and vendors to develop fit-for-purpose ITPs for equipment, packages and bulk material supply, auditing vendor compliance as required
• Support the EPC Contractor to develop fit-for-purpose ITPs for fabrication and construction, auditing contractor compliance as required
• Monitor vendor performance on all Mechanical Engineering matters, ensuring shop technical queries are resolved in a proper and timely manner, visiting vendor shops as appropriate
• Support the QA Manager in resolving Mechanical Engineering non-conformances, concession requests, etc.
• Liaise closely with the EPC Contractor personnel at the Module Fabrication Yard(s) and Construction Site on all Mechanical Engineering matters, ensuring yard/field technical queries are resolved in a proper and timely manner
• Work with the project Mechanical engineer to ensure that all module fabrication and construction work, system Completions and Handover, punchlisting, ensuring that all Mechanical Engineering work satisfies Project One specifications and standards
• Support precommissioning and commissioning, etc. as required
• Manage the relevant interface(s) with “Our Client” stakeholders, ensuring the operations function is well-prepared for eventual project ownership, including the timely handover of the agreed Mechanical Engineering deliverables to support training, operations and maintainance procedure development, Maintaiance Managment System population, etc.
In general, Project One personnel will require the following skills:
• Excellent team player
• Strong interpersonal, communication and influencing skills
• Strong planning and organizing ability
• Highly motivated, achievement oriented
• Ability to interface effectively with people of all levels, both internal and third parties, and with wide ranging cultural backgrounds
• Able to define and prioritize issues and then solve the problems through networking with other team members or external sources
• Innovative, with an eye for identifying opportunities to reduce costs and challenge the status quo
• Good understanding of business drivers and ability to align design philosophies
• Broad estimating skills and practical understanding of costs (capital, operating, life cycle)
• Willing and flexibility to travel
• Good verbal and written communication skills in English.
It would be advantageous if Project One personnel would also have the following background work experience:
• Major project experience with strong design engineering/procurement background and a broad understanding of multiple disciplines and their interfaces
• Proven track record of delivering leading SHE performance
• Experience of supervising work in a Contractor’s Design Office
• Experience of supervising work in a Module Fabrication Shop
• Experience of field engineering and/or construction on a major Construction Site.
Specific Role Requirements:
• Degree qualified and chartered or equivalent in appropriate engineering discipline.
• More than15 years’ experience in Engineering role it Oil and gas or Petrochemical setting. Operations experience would be a significant advantage.
• Seasoned and experienced Engineer.
• Sound knowledge of key disciple areas including:
o Belgium Mechanical regulations and laws.
o Pressure Equipment Directive.
o Roles and Responsibilities of Notifiable Bodies, and their equivalent.