Overview / Responsibilities
Wood in the UAE is looking to expand its Engineering capabilities in Abu Dhabi to address a significant pipeline of Offshore Oil and Gas facilities expansion projects, building on the current local capabilities and the wide experience available in the other Wood centers of excellence including in the UK and USA.
In support of this plan, we are looking for experienced Lead Structural Engineer to join our Engineering team with a proven track record in executing both Onshore and Offshore projects from Select / Concept to Execute for clients in the middle east (ADNOC experience is desired / preferred) and globally.
Duties and Responsibilities;
Acting as Lead Structural Engineer. The discipline responsibility includes Weight Control and Architectural
Planning and scheduling of discipline activities and deliverables, including man-hour estimating when required to support bids / tenders.
Manages discipline work to the required schedule and man-hour allocation, including requesting personnel as identified by the plan and day to day supervision of structural discipline personnel on the project.
This includes approval of time sheets, holiday approval and overtime approval where delegated
Manages the discipline engineers and designers to ensure schedule milestones are achieved and man-hour budgets are effectively controlled
Acting as discipline approver ( and originator where necessary) for all structural engineering deliverables (specifications, procedures, SACS computer analyses, calculations, 2D drawings, MTOs and structural design reports).
Incorporating check and IDC comments
Acting as approver / checker for all discipline deliverables
Coordinates with all disciplines (as necessary) in the preparation and development of the deliverables and ensuring that the other disciplines’ input is incorporated
Reviews the Basis of Design (BOD) and the Project Execution Plan (PEP)
Ensures structural compliance with structural specifications as well as applicable code requirements and national / international standards
Prepares enquiry requisitions, evaluates bids, prepares technical bid evaluations and manages bid clarifications
Checks / approves structural weight estimation for input into the project weight report
Responsible for interface with Client and external third parties such as Installation Contractor, Fabrication and Verification Contractors, coordinates meetings and handles responses arising from these interfaces
Performs preliminary sizing of structural steel to provide preliminary input into layout group
Review all relevant client provided data for structural implications and requirements.
Reports on work status / problem areas / needs
Liaison with and reporting to Project Management and Client
Skills / Qualifications
The candidate should be degree qualified in the field, with minimum 15 years industrial experience of which 10 years shall be in the Oil and Gas industry with extensive experience in the structural design of offshore installations through the Concept, FEED and detailed design phases.
Experience in the wider structural engineering design field for onshore based facilities will be advantageous
Experience in UAE and ADNOC would be desired.
The candidate must have the leadership quality to effectively manage a team of engineers to deliver to the committed project schedule, cost and quality requirements, and to be confident in managing relationships with the client and internal Wood stakeholders