Lead Piping / Mechanical Engineer (Fixed term until 30/11/2018)
JOB TITLE: Lead Piping / Mechanical Engineer (Fixed term until 30/11/2018)
PUBLISHED: 2018-08-06 LAST UPDATED: N/A DEADLINE: 2018-09-05

Job Title:  Lead Piping / Mechanical Engineer (Fixed term until 30/11/2018)

Location: Azerbaijan

A vacancy has arisen for a Lead Piping / Mechanical Engineer position within RDS as part of the onshore Business Unit. The Lead Piping / Mechanical Engineer will report to Engineering Team Leader and is the focal point for the engineering activities of the discipline.

The areas of responsibility include technical integrity assurance, delivery to schedule, delivery to budget, and direction of discipline personnel.


• Knowledge of, and compliance with, KCA Deutag Management Systems.
• Assurance the personnel under the Lead Engineer’s control comply with the procedures.
• Knowledge of, and compliance with, client, industry and international specifications and standards. Assurance the personnel under the Lead Engineer’s control comply with relevant documents.
• Supervision of discipline personnel under the Lead Engineer’s control, and control of the technical content and quality of work produced by these discipline personnel.
• Assurance of competence of engineering personnel under the Lead Engineer’s control. Identification of personnel shortfalls and submission of proposal to Chief Discipline Engineer for solutions such as training, coaching or replacement.
• Direction of Lead Discipline Designer and frequent liaison to ensure coordination between engineering and design personnel.
• Identification of scope of work required to undertake a project / job. Estimation of deliverables, manpower and time required to execute the scope of work.
• Input to project plans and schedules.
• Early identification to Project Manager / Engineer of areas of concern during the course of any project or study with necessary corrective action identified.
• Production of cost effective engineering solutions that are fit for purpose, safe and add value to both KCA Deutag and the Client. Motivation of discipline personnel allocated to own area of responsibility to do similarly.
• Ensuring operational and maintenance issues are addressed in the design.
• Seeking input from operations and maintenance personnel and, if beneficial, carrying out presentations to site personnel regarding changes to their installation.
• Surveys, both onshore and offshore, to determine information to allow execution of work scopes.
• Monitoring progress of work under the Lead Engineer’s control and achieving completion within the agreed schedule and budget. Reporting progress as per KCA Deutag systems and procedures.
• Forward planning of resources and timely identification of changes to resource requirements to the Chief Discipline Engineer.
• Approval of documents created by own discipline, e.g. drawings, calculations, design reports, or on behalf of own discipline, e.g. work packs.
• Review of documents circulated by other disciplines for IDC or comment.
• Review of Supplier / Vendor documents.
• Communication with other discipline Lead Engineers to ensure design integrity and consistency.
• Checking of requisitions for purchase of engineered items and services.
• Identification of increase or reduction in scope of work and raising the necessary support documents for project control purposes
• Attendance at meetings called by Project Manager / Engineer, e.g. kick off meeting, progress meeting, or delegation of a deputy to attend instead.
• Attendance at Design reviews, HAZOPs, Constructability Assessments etc. or delegation of a deputy to attend instead.
• Ensuring Discipline Engineers follow discipline procedures for document control and use and retention of check prints / IDC comments prints
• Ensuring close-out of completed jobs in a timely manner.
• Representation of KCA Deutag with Clients and Suppliers / Vendors in a professional manner.
• Validation of timesheets for Lead Discipline Designer and Discipline Engineers under the Lead Engineer’s control

Key Skills and Experience:

• Must be a Degree Qualified Engineer (preferably chartered status)
• A minimum of 10 years engineering experience in an engineering design environment in the Oil & Gas industry.
• Drilling Facilities design experience is advantageous.
• Piping Engineering experience is mandatory. Additional Mechanical Package Engineering experience is advantageous.
• Excellent verbal and written English.
• Excellent communication and leadership skills


If you feel you have the skills, experience and approach necessary to perform this role, please apply by sending an updated CV to: recruitment.baku@kcadeutag.com by 10th of August 2018.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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