About this Job:

Q-Sourcing Limited, trading as Q-Sourcing Servtec, is a manpower management solutions firm operating in the East African Region in the countries of Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, and South Sudan.

On behalf of one of our Tanzania based client, we are looking for a competent and experienced Mechanical Rotating Machinery Lead Engineer.

Context and Environment:

  • The EACOP project includes a 1445km 24in oil export pipeline, 8 above ground facilities, a green field marine terminal with an export jetty and a series of 100 main line block valves and 20+ trace heating stations. 150km of feeder lines from Upstream facilities will tie-in to the EACOP project. The Pipeline project will be the largest privately led with Government participation transnational infrastructure project ever undertaken in East African region. The project overall tonnage is estimated at 500,000t of material and equipment.
  • Behind the numerous technical (the longest electrically heat traced pipeline in the world), environmental and social challenges faced by the project, Government of Uganda and Government of Tanzania agreed to develop EACOP project in a fast-track mode. The project is aiming at a Ready for Start-up (RFSU) schedule not later than 39 months from FID.
  • The context is complex with numerous stakeholders, environmental and societal / local content stakes, three partners, two involved countries new to oil development (Uganda and Tanzania), and the need for project development in accordance with IFC standards to secure the necessary financing.
  • In the current context of low oil price the project needs to be developed with low CAPEX & OPEX to support the development economics and enable FID while maintaining the technical quality of the installations, with high H3SE requirements and focus.
  • Job Location: The position is initially based at EPcm contractor premises (UK) until mid-2023 and will move as the project progresses into construction activities to in-country based locations (Uganda or Tanzania) until Start-Up (early 2025).

Mission/Service Dimension.

The East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) project is a major regional infrastructure project (Capex: 3.6 G$, OPEX:>2.5G$ over 25 years) between Uganda and Tanzania coast, opening a new value corridor between the two countries. The EACOP project development comprises of the detailed engineering, construction, operation and maintenance of the corresponding facilities.

The contracting strategy entails 9 main packages (EPcm, EITS, PV Farms, Thermal Insulation, Linepipes, LLIs POs, Stations, Pipeline and Terminal construction activities) to be executed thru 13 different direct main contracts. An EPcm contractor will be in charge of Detailed Engineering, Procurement and construction management support interfacing will all other contractors. A Technical Team will supervise all technical activities and interfaces of the EACOP project. The EACOP Project Technical Team has mobilized up to 50 direct personnel and 10 partners secondees Detail Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management activities with EPcm in continuity of FEED works; in addition the EPcm will mobilize 300-350 personnel prior to the start of construction activities. For construction activities of the entire project up to 8,000 to 10,000 personnel is expected to be mobilized across the various construction sites.

Job Responsibilities

The Job Holder is responsible over:

  • Providing transverse expertise for mechanical rotating machinery across ALL field of activities (design, qualification, supply / manufacturing, documentation for construction, construction, pre-com. / comm, requirements for operation) related to pipeline at large – covering ca. 1.5Bn USD of design, supply and construction activities
  • Insuring overall coherency of mechanical rotating machinery design, fabrication, testing, commissioning and start-up with good industry practices and respect of code / technical standards requirements
  • Ensuring the technical solutions selected are optimised (cost and schedule) and present ALARP risks ACTIVITIES
  • To support Pipeline, AGI (Above Ground Installations) and Marine Terminal Package Managers and Procurement Management on mechanical rotating machinery matters during the Call for Tender phase to ensure a clear definition of the technical scope of work and interfaces between contracts, reviewing bidders proposed execution plan and schedule.
  • Supervision and approval of mechanical rotating machinery related detailed design activities and deliverables by EPcm and vendors.
  • Supporting Engineering Manager in advising on and supporting qualification activities, linked to the use of new or non-standard / common technology for EACOP
  • Audit and vetting of equipment and service providers for the mechanical rotating machinery related procurement and construction
  • Coordinate mechanical rotating machinery expertise and actions with EPcm contractor counterparts, and within EACOP technical team with other Disciplines.
  • Reporting to the technical project manager on compliance to technical standards, design, supply / manufacturing and construction issues, risks to schedule and budget, etc.
  • To identify and propose mitigation of project risks
  • To adopt and demonstrate exemplary behaviour with regard H3SE and H3SE rules implementation
  • To adopt and demonstrate exemplary behaviour with regard to ethics and project “code of conduct” policy
  • To participate to meetings with partners, authorities and other stakeholders as required. • To carry out any other duties or tasks that may be required by the position

Qualifications & Experience Required

  • Degree: MSc or Bachelor (or equivalent formal qualification) in a recognized Engineering discipline
  • Minimum 15 years of experience in Oil &Gas Industry with similar large-scale projects & onshore.
  • Professional training in rotating machinery related design, fabrication, testing, commissioning, etc.
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural business environment. Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • English as mother tongue or Fluent in English (speaking and writing).
  • Excellent knowledge of engineering practices, international codes and standards.
  • Expertise in rotating machinery related installation methods and techniques.
  • Good understanding of Contractual relationships in EPC / Construction projects

How to apply:

All candidates who meet the criteria outlined as above are encouraged to send their CVs/Resumes to: not later than 05th December 2022

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

This position is open to Expert only.

For any further clarifications call 0692961040.

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