Head of Materials and Corrosion Engineer

Aberdeen Appointment Agency - Qatar

Primary Purpose of the Job

To lead and be responsible for the Materials & Corrosion Engineering technical input into the design, fabrication, construction, testing, installation and commissioning of the offshore facilities with focus on the successful execution of the project on time, within budget and in accordance with the agreed project requirements, specifications and standards.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Accountable for the technical integrity of the engineering and design activities within the Materials & Corrosion Engineering discipline and for ensuring that safe, cost-efficient and on time Materials & Corrosion Engineering design is developed for the project.
  • Be responsible for and provide direction to the technical services in the Materials & Corrosion Engineering elements of the project scope, with special attention to the Design Basis, FEED and EPIC scope preparation and execution, design / safety / operations reviews, procurement of equipment & materials, factory acceptance test, vendor selection, and timely resolution of technical and engineering issues, in coordination with Manager Facilities (Phase 2) / Engineering Manager, other Head Discipline Engineers and relevant client stakeholders.
  • Be the project's technical expert in the Materials & Corrosion Engineering discipline and be the final technical approval authority for deviations and derogations against project specification and Materials & Corrosion Engineering technical standards.
  • Lead the Materials & Corrosion Engineering team in developing design scope and ensure that all related deliverables are in compliance with the applicable codes, standards, Project and Corporate requirements and procedures.
  • Coordinate and align the Materials & Corrosion Engineering interfaces between the project phases and direct the Contractors design efforts accordingly taking into account safety, startup, cost and constructability impacts.
  • Establish professional work relationships with FEED and EPIC Contractor, represents clients interest and direct Contractors with any technical queries and interpretation of scope, specifications and standards.
  • Maintain an overview of the project Materials & Corrosion Engineering capability and highlight to Engineering Manager any critical resourcing issues.
  • Provide technical guidance and prepare the Materials & Corrosion Engineering specific elements for the FEED and EPIC tender, procurement activities, technical bid evaluation, technical queries raised by Contractors.
  • Participate in Technical bid evaluation and provide necessary guidance in selecting the FEED and EPIC Contractors.
  • Lead the selection of suitable equipment & materials, field devices, and other Materials & Corrosion Engineering specific systems as per design, evaluate options and select best techno economic solutions for project facilities.
  • Endorse the Materials & Corrosion Engineering design calculation reports, system studies, design philosophies, software model input and output, drawings, data bases, specifications and vendor data.
  • Provide technical guidance during FEED, detailed engineering, procurement, fabrication, testing, installation, commissioning/start-up stages of the project and monitor the implementation of QA/QC processes, in order to achieve deliverables and facilities that meet project requirements.

  • Ensure that design integrity is maintained throughout fabrication through correct handling of site queries and proper application of QA/QC processes

    Qualifications / Knowledge / Skills / Experience

    Minimum Qualification

    • B.Sc. in Metallurgy I Mechanical or relevant Engineering from a recognised University, higher degree would be advantageous.
    • Membership of a recognised professional engineering association (or institution) is preferable.
    • A minimum of 15 years' experience in Materials & Corrosion Engineering design in Oil & Gas Industry with an Oil & Gas Company or Consultant/Contractor, of which at least 10 years should have been in offshore Oil & Gas processing projects.


    • Of the 15 years' experience, a minimum of 8 years should have been as a Senior Materials & Corrosion Engineer in a major project and a minimum of5 years as Lead Materials & Corrosion Engineer in design of major projects in a reputable engineering consultant, EPIC Contractors or O&G Company.
    • Fully familiar with Shell DEP's and other international design codes and standards.
    • Fully familiar with Materials & Corrosion Engineering discipline software and design review.
    • Familiar with all types of FEED and EPIC deliverables, equipment, design and construction progress reviews.
    • Proven ability to manage Materials & Corrosion Engineering team in a major project environment.
    • Fundamental knowledge to level of" proficient" or preferably level of "mastery" in Materials & Corrosion Engineering with added strength in the other disciplines to level of" developed" .
    • Strong technical, planning, communication, reporting and leadership skills.

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