Senior Project Engineer

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  • Sector:

    Oil & Gas

  • Contact:

    Shireen Ahmed

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  • Published:

    24 days ago

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MSELECT is hiring a Senior Project Engineer for an international oil and gas operator in Erbil. Candidates must have a minimum of 10 years of experience in oil and gas industry, and at least 5 years of experience in international oil and gas projects. Fluency in English, and Kurdish is a must.



Part of construction department project team to oversee the execution of facilities ensuring key milestones and schedule are managed accordingly. Participation in engineering, procurement and assistance in construction management and the leading of construction contract and oversee implementation of the plan of construction execution with overall accountability for the management and administration of assigned construction contracts and management of organization of assigned construction personnel management covering a wide variety of disciplines such as civil, structural, mechanical, piping, instruments, electrical, painting and insulation, pre-commissioning and commissioning activities and management of contractors, subcontractors and vendors in accordance with projects scope of work. Fully familiar with procedures and other requirements associated with engineering, procurement and construction. Ensure construction contractors are adhering to project HSSE and quality standards.




Main duties:

  • Part of Construction Department Project Team to oversee the execution of all facilities ensuring key milestones and schedule are managed accordingly

  • Participates in the coordination of international contractors and subcontractors. Works with a multinational team of engineers and managers

  • Responsible for the preparation of the necessary tender documents and sets of the technical part of the tender documentation, as well as for the observance of the quality of the work performed by the team of the Company's supervisors and the Contractors

  • Considers technical / commercial assessments of potential suppliers / contractors within the functional area, in accordance with the established policies of the Company in the field of procurement of equipment, materials and services

  • Control inputs from other disciplines (HSE, Project Service, Construction, QA/QC, Operation and Logistic Departments) are taken care during engineering phase and set Engineering objectives for FEED and EPC Contractors to ensure smooth project handover to Operations personnel

  • Liaise with the Construction and Operation team to resolve issues related to field design and technical queries during the construction and commissioning stage

  • Review Contractor Deliverable’s associated with Construction and ensure they meet specifications and international standards, set with EPC Contract

  • Integrate with Multi Disciplines for Management and direction of construction implementation Contractor team to produce the work packs for planned mile stone dates. Interface with project management and Contractor reps on all matters applicable to construction development, providing accurate reporting on status including identification of issues / concerns which may impact delivery

  • In event of detecting violations/deviations from design specifications and international standards, prepare proposals & contractual letters on how to rectify violations/deviations, and submit to the management for review

  • Track and Monitor Contractor Procurement based on Expediting Tracker/Register ensuring Key Equipment is within schedule limits

  • Liaise with Contractor inspection and construction personnel to ensure adequate coverage of ongoing activities through ITP / FAT / SAT

  • Participates in the development and implementation of the project construction strategy, including the division of work among the main contractors, analyzes the subcontracting strategy of the EPC contractor, with particular attention to the qualification and approval of the main subcontractors according to the specific scope of work

  • Demonstrate a personal commitment to safety, identify and manage hazards and risks associated with construction activities, and actively get involved in HSE communication within the team and contractor

  • Ensure Company HSE requirements are understood and implemented by all supervision and project Contractors and Subcontractors to guarantee best Company HSE Performance

  • Liaise with Operations to ensure safe working arrangements, SIMOPS, permit to work systems and tag/lock out systems are fully understood, with authorized personnel in place, for all phases of the project

  • In the event of incidents – acts to preserve the working environment and equipment as they were at the time of the incident (if this does not pose a threat to life and health of employees and does not cause the aggravation of situation) and follows the labor and fire safety requirements

  • Ensures preservation of commercial and business secrets and other confidential information about Entity’s operations and its customers

  • Reports and follows the instructions of Line Manager in the area falling within his competency

  • Develops of list of Lessons Learnt for executed works and implements them in the next works and projects

Joint duties:

  • Supporting all company employees and contractors in the implementation of Engineering and Construction Plans and procedures and the monitoring of their performance on all related matters

  • Together with the HSE, he ensures that the HSE requirements are entered into the draft contracts, takes all necessary measures to organize the implementation of the HSE requirements by the contractor in accordance with the obligations of the contract

  • Together with the Supply Chain Management Department while tendering

  • Up to 10 contracts per year, and several of them can be ongoing simultaneously




Industry documents:

  • Legislative and other normative legal acts and the countries of the Middle East, industry standards and rules of industrial safety, labor protection and environmental protection

  • Professional standards related to the oil and gas industry for example: API, ISO, IEC, ISA, NFPA

  • Other international standards, procedures and best practices for oil and gas operators in the planning and control of construction, operations and maintenance

  • Best International Petroleum Industry Practices and Standards

  • Corporate documents / standards:

  • HSE Corporate standards

  • Code of Business Ethics and Conduct

  • Articles of Association of the company

  • Orders and instructions of the general director of the company, his deputies in the areas of activity

  • Executive documents of the company

  • Other internal documents, including local regulatory documents (LND), enacted in the company, local regulatory documents of the company related to an independent area of responsibility



Work experience:

  • Must have at least 6 years of Engineering (any of Mechanical, Piping, Pipeline, Materials, I&C, Process) experience

  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in oil & gas

  • At least 5 years of experience in international projects in oil & gas industry


  • Education - Higher technical education specialization in the oil and gas construction

  • Foreign Language - English Intermediate

  • Work experience on the side of an EPC contractor is required

  • Possession of modern principles and methods of construction

  • Professional knowledge in the field of engineering and technology of operation and construction of field facilities

  • Basic knowledge of procurement planning and budgeting

  • Knowledge of project management

  • Knowledge in the field of health, safety and environmental protection

Special requirements:

  • Team Leadership

  • Creativity (innovativeness)

  • Teamwork

  • Flexibility (adaptability)

  • Cross-cultural thinking

  • Achievement motivation

  • Initiative

  • Problem analysis and decision making

  • Stress tolerance

  • Planning and organization


*Only applicants meeting the strict criteria outlined above will be contacted as part of the shortlisting process.