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Lead Electrical Engineer

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The Lead E&I Engineer will report directly to the Engineering Manager.

The Lead E&I Engineer is responsible for the supervision of all engineering and design personnel within their discipline. Responsible for the delivery and technical integrity of all discipline deliverables. This role requires a significantly higher level of technical competency, knowledge, experience and autonomy in comparison to that of a Senior E&I Engineer.

Key Responsibilities

  • To ensure that applicable legislation, standards and procedures are applied across all aspects of E&I delivery to the Project. These include but are not limited to: British and ISO Standards, NORSOK, API, company procedures and processes, client codes and standards, HS&E Regulations and EU Directives (including ATEX).
  • To identify and implement safe, cost effective, fit for purpose, field proven designs.
  • To maximise opportunities within design, to improve rig operability, safety and maintainability.
  • To provide engineering solutions that demonstrate added value to both Archer Operations and Client, including the introduction of new technologies where appropriate.
  • To provide technical input during the design phase with an emphasis on safety, constructability and maintainability of the design.
  • To ensure that the cross discipline Engineering, Construction, Commissioning, Maintenance, Operational and Decommissioning requirements are accounted for within the design.
  • Responsible for checking and approval of design deliverables in accordance with the Discipline Checks & Approval Matrix, or as authorised by the Engineering Manager.
  • To identify deviations to standards where necessary, ensuring acceptance and approval by client Technical Authorities.
  • To provide technical interface with all other disciplines, subcontractors and specialist engineering vendors.
  • To provide liaison and guidance to engineering vendors, including the creation of packaged equipment documentation to define the design requirements.
  • To attend Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT), or delegate to competent personnel within their responsibility, and ensure equipment meets the design requirements.
  • To perform offshore surveys in accordance with the project objectives. Compilation of coherent technical reports to document the survey findings and recommendations.
  • To report progress against project plans, noting any areas of concern and identifying corrective actions.
  • To meet the requirements of the agreed schedule identified within the project plan for the E&I deliverables as assigned.
  • To hold responsibility for the execution of small project scopes and the direction of their discipline personnel, as dicated by the Engineering Manager or Area Manager.
  • Identify increase or reduction in scope, raising the necessary support documentation within the Management of Change process.
  • Responsible for the discipline content in generating or checking the estimated study, design and procurement costs into a Project CTR.
  • Responsible for the control of approved hours and costs within their own discipline, dealing with any potential growth in a timely manner and without exceeding approved budgets.
  • To provide technical, ethical, professional leadership, support and mentoring to junior colleagues.
  • To respect colleagues, clients and subcontractors at all levels, dealing with any dispute or conflict in a professional and personable manner.
  • To represent Archer Engineering to Clients and Sub-contractors in a professional manner.
  • Identify appropriate resources for engineering works in accordance with agreed project plans.
  • To provide technical input / authoring of the respective discipline element of a project including Basis of Design (BOD), Scope of Work (SOW) and Statement of Requirements (SOR).
  • To provide technical assurance to a project that the BOD, SOW and/or SOR, where applicable, have been fully addressed in the design.
  • To provide technical assurance to the project that previous lessons learned have been captured and incorporated into the current design.
  • To provide technical input respective to discipline at project kick-off meetings.
  • To provide technical input and review of Archer Engineering PEM and TEM documentation.
  • To provide discipline technical participation in Design Reviews, Readiness Reviews, HAZIDs, HAZOPs and inter-disciplines IDCs.
  • Any other reasonable duties within the job holder’s level of competency and as specified by the Engineering Manager or Area Manager.
  • Experience, Offshore & Educational Requirements
    Drilling Contractor Experience: Preferable
    Offshore Certificates: UK/Norwegian Survival, Medical and MIST preferred
    Academic Qualifications: Related Engineering Degree plus relevant industry experience. Equivalent experience in the upstream Oil & Gas sector is acceptable with a CV that shows appropriate career progression and the ability to manage discipline engineering teams.
    Professional Qualifications: CEng preferred, registered with a recognised engineering institution.

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