Principal Engineer - Controls & Instrumentation - #129956


Date: 23/09/2022
City: Muscat, Muscat
Contract type: Full time
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Petrofac is currently looking to recruit a Controls and Instrumentation Principal Engineer to be based Muscat, Oman.

What we do

Petrofac is a leading international service provider to the energy industry, with a diverse client portfolio including many of the world’s leading energy companies.

We design, build, manage and maintain infrastructure for the energy industries. Our comprehensive and tailored service offering covers each stage of the project life cycle and a variety of commercial models, giving our clients the flexibility, they need.

Equal Opportunities

We recruit, reward, and develop our people based on merit regardless of race, nationality, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status, or disability. We value our people and treat everyone who works for or with Petrofac fairly and without discrimination.

Petrofac is striving to develop a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone can contribute. We encourage everyone to apply, especially those individuals who form part of underrepresented groups. Applications are also welcome from candidates who want to discuss flexible working or job-sharing requests.

Scope Of Responsibilities
Supervise and Lead a team of engineers and designers in carrying out detailed engineering work large sized projects assuming entire responsibility for conceptual and detailed design and provide necessary technical information for procurement in compliance with tender specifications/data sheet and within budgeted man-hour and project schedules.

Primary Duties

Review the ITB (Invitation To Bid) documents submitted in the proposals stage, issue inquiry requisitions, Review techno-commercial vendor offers, prepare equipment, material and man-hour estimates.Review contract requirements for project execution, organize the preparation of the Technical Document.

Register (TDR), identify requirements and scope of work; review specifications Process Data Sheets (PDS), Piping Material Specifications (PMS), Piping & Instrumentation Diagrams (P&ID’s), Plot plans, General Arrangement (GA) drawings, Review Philosophies, Area Classification Drawings, Fire and Gas Detector Layout Drawings and other relevant documents. Establish contract review criteria, identify and resolve discrepancies and divergences from original proposal through the instigation of technical queries to projects/client.

Verify and conceptualize the most optimum work route. Identify a clear scope of work/supply and accordingly plan/schedule the engineering activities and manpower resource. Identify and quantify total number of engineering deliverables, man-hour allocation, format of delivery, time schedules and other requirements for execution of the work.

Coordinate with projects and planning on project time schedules, establish target completion dates, ensure target dates are achieved.

Develop Manpower charts and schedules, recommend, assign and distribute manpower for the execution of engineering activities within budgeted project man-hours. Recommend cost effective measures to reduce overall manpower costs.

Organize the preparation of equipment and material specifications and data sheets, administer the development of detailed engineering calculations and drawings including the preparation of the design basis document, Instrument Index, Input & Output Lists, Bill of Quantities, Block Diagrams, Equipment system specifications, cable routing, control room layouts, Cause and Effect Diagrams, Complex Control loop narratives and Safety narratives, Loop Diagrams, Functional Logic Diagrams, Terminations Diagrams, Installation Hook-up Drawings, Instrument Plot Plans, Control Panel Drawings, Control/Equipment Room Lay-outs, Cable Tray/Trench Lay-outs, Cable Schedules and Cable Drum Schedules, JB schedules, Interconnection Schedules, Installation detail drawings, Fire/Smoke Detection Lay-out and Alarm Lists.

Provide inputs for the preparation of plot plans, organize the issuance of engineering drawings and technical documents for Inter-Discipline Checks (IDC’s) coordinate with other engineering discipline in the integration of data inputs.

Direct the preparation of technical inquiry requests (Inquiry Requisitions) to vendors, participate in the technical evaluation of vendor bid offers. Direct and provide guidance in the Technical Bid Evaluations (TBE), review vendor drawings and documents. Supervise the review of design calculations, ensure vendor equipment specifications meet with client equipment specifications and are within budgeted costs.

Coordinate the preparation of Purchase Requisitions for the procurement of equipment and materials.

Ensure materials are obtained within scheduled timeframes and budgeted costs.
Interface and regularly meet with client and vendor representatives, conduct internal staff meetings, ensure the progress of project in accordance to schedule, allotted man hours and budgeted costs. Coordinate with projects and planning departments on schedule related issues. Update TDR progress reports through the use of PETROCEPT software.

Direct and monitor Material Take Off (MTO) activities, identify irregularities and shortfalls, take corrective action as required.

Participate in HAZOP meeting and undertake SIL studies with client and representatives of other engineering disciplines.

Interact with Quality Assurance for quality issues, strictly ensure compliance with Company’s ISO Quality procedures. Coordinate Internal and Client audit requests, facilitate audit procedures of engineering systems within the department.

Interface and provide clarification and guidance and technical support to construction sites and commissioning engineers, provide start up assistance as required.

Participate in employee performance evaluations, establish performance criteria, identify employee strengths and weaknesses, recommend training and development requirements.

Supervise and lead more than one project activities (if assigned as a Group leader) within the discipline and interact with the designated lead engineer and the Direct Supervisor.
Perform related duties as and when directed by Direct Supervisor.

Job/Cost Impact

Leads the activities in converting the project from concept to detailed engineering. Works within Project Budget requirements. Serves as the tie-in in the department team for inter-discipline engineering concerned with the project. Accountable for overall discipline related activities for the successful completion of project within allotted schedule, manpower and costs.

Decision Making Authority Decisions limited to the scope of project requirement specifications, Consults with Supervisor on main issues which may affect layout and equipment specifications. May make recommendations on mobilization/demobilization of personnel Supervisory Responsibility Directs the resource allocation and workloads of a team of subordinates.

Typically leading a group of professionals or technical staff. Competencies/Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Refer to HR/ OD Competency Management System (CMS) Physical Effort and Work Environment.

Duties performed in Main Office mostly in air-conditioned surroundings. Occasionally incumbent would require traveling to sites and vendor workshops. Approx 50% of time spent on the computer. Large percentage of time spent in coordination, supervising, meetings, reviews and contacts.

Minimum Job Requirement

Bachelor’s Degree in Instrument or Electrical Engineering with a minimum of 18 years of related
petrochemical experience preferable from a background in working for consultancy organizations in the EPC of the Oil and Gas Industry.

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