Mechanical Engineer - Shutdown Co-ordinator

BH-259862
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  • Algeria Algeria
  • Contract
  • Oil & Gas
Location  Algeria Department/Section Methods Position  Mechanical Engineer – Shutdown Co-ordinator     Reports to Chef Service Méthodes Work Schedule 28/28   Job Description/Major Duties (general job functions, responsibilities, day-to-day tasks & activities)
  • Manage shutdown (SD) preparations for execution including materials and spare parts identification and ordering, the identification of manpower requirements and the mobilization of contractor personnel and equipment;
  • Develop and recommend overall SD strategy and coordinate the preparation of the ‘Fully Integrated SD Schedule’ both for long-term planning and preparation, and efficient execution;
  • Direct and monitor each department’s progress on shutdown activity preparation and planning.  Mentor supervisors and personnel to develop leadership skills and experience within SD planning and execution activities;
  • Organize and chair regular department and inter-departmental meetings with all Company  stakeholders to ensure focus on SD goals;
  • Identify resourcing requirements for SD execution;
  • Administer SD-related contracts and/or coordinate with other contract holders to execute the work;
  • Direct and monitor SD-related departmental plans and schedules;
  • Direct and monitor SD-related material procurement and delivery in cooperation with GB procurement;
  • Ensure all activity Work Packs are developed in accordance with internal guidelines, reviewed and agreed.
  • Ensure SD Risk Assessments are performed for all activities as required;
  • Coordinate and drive the mobilization and availability of all SD-related labor, plant, equipment and logistics resources to deliver shutdown on-time and to budget.
  • Manage the shutdown activities in accordance with GB shutdown strategy;
  • Ensure Permit to Work and Isolation procedures are adhered to and good HSE practices are being applied;
  • Ensure that SD execution progress is reported daily and drive actions required to ensure plan meets schedule;
  • Conduct Lessons Learned meetings with other GB departments and approved contractors after completion of shutdowns. Ensure that Lessons Learned are applied in preparation for future shutdowns.
  Requirements (Education required, background, experience, skills)
  • Mechanical Engineering qualification – need not be degree level.
  • At least 10 years experience in oil & gas processing facilities; planning for and managing shutdowns and running upgrade projects – may also have commissioning experience.
  • Experience with modern Planning software, preferably Primavera P6 is preferred
  • English language skills are required – French and/or Arabic in addition would be advantageous


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