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Project Engineer

03 May 2018


Project Engineer
Petroplan have current requirements for Project Engineers to work in our clients UK Engineering on a variety of projects in areas including IRM, Construction, ROV Intervention and Life of Field. These will be contract positions based in Aberdeen with the possibility of offshore trips
The Project Engineer provides engineering skills on a contract basis to projects, tendering activities, engineering studies, vessels and equipment and/or offshore engineering processes. Compliance with and delivery against project plans, relevant engineering standards and contractual obligations is required. The Project Engineer usually works as part of a team but may have responsibility for discrete work packages. He/she may be required to check technical documentation. Work may be carried out onshore, onsite or offshore, therefore there is a requirement to go offshore with this position.
The Project Engineer will ensure execution of technical project objectives and applies a working knowledge of:

  • Onshore fabrication methods and practices
  • Subsea construction techniques (diver and diverless), equipment and methods (including estimation and planning of construction and IRM activities)
  • Rigging/seafastening design, equipment and methods (including any legislative and regulatory requirements)
  • Vessel motion response theory
  • Fabrication/construction contracting methods, with good commercial awareness

All personnel are expected to contribute to creating a positive HSEQ practices.

  • Develop project-specific procedures for the implementation of work to be carried out by onshore & offshore personnel in accordance with minimum standards. This includes liaising directly with clients and subcontractors.
  • Be involved in HAZID studies & TRA's of tasks detailed in the procedures.
  • Be involved in and have a good understanding of Specific Risk Assessments (isolations and barriers )
  • Be accountable for designing, checking and/or supervising the design of installation aids and other equipment required for use offshore or for use onshore in preparation for offshore activities. Carry out the supervision of this through to fabrication and delivery, ensuring that the company's quality procedures and relevant codes/standards are applied wherever applicable.
  • Be accountable for the preparation/performance or supervision of any engineering analysis of tasks relating to installation, to ensure the structural/operational integrity of the equipment during installation.
  • Select suitable equipment to perform operational tasks offshore, checking all aspects of the equipment to ensure it is operated safely and efficiently with suitable certification provided to meet statutory regulations. Also liaise with vessel departments and third party contractors to ensure all equipment is fit for purpose and fully compatible with offshore worksite.


  • Assist in the mobilisation/demobilisation of vessels to ensure that all equipment is handled in the correct manner and everyone involved is aware of all safety and technical aspects of the mob/demob.
  • Provide all necessary technical briefings to offshore personnel ensuring that the overall working and safety philosophy of the project is fully understood by offshore personnel.
  • Issue Procedures & Task plans ensuring that all relevant safety and quality issues to include hold witness points are included in task plan.
  • Provide technical assistance to all offshore personnel to permit work to be implemented in accordance with approved procedure to the company's minimum standard.
  • Identify any deviations from procedures and manage the change through the Management of Change process
  • Manage and document the impact of change on the schedule, as-builts or anything else relating to vessel, with the approval of Offshore Manager / Client.
  • Assist the Offshore Manager with the management of all project specific third-party contractors confirming all technical & operational aspects of the contract are observed.
  • Present / perform toolbox talks and ensure all safety and quality issues, either from TRA's or procedures, are passed to all personnel involved in tasks, (ie. hold and witness requirements).
  • Ensure that the engineering logbook is updated through each shift with a thorough handover with the opposite engineer at shift change over.


  • Subcontractors and suppliers for engineering and procurement activity
  • Clients for Technical Reviews, and input into tenders and studies
  • Relevant professional bodies and institutions of learning


  • Previous experience in a similar role working on IRM and Construction projects is essential.
  • Ability to function as a team member across multiple projects.
  • Sound communication skills, oral, written and electronic.
  • Ability to prioritise own workload, manage time and change control.
  • Demonstrable ability to work within time/budget constraints


  • Offshore Medical and survival certificates are essential

About Petroplan:

Petroplan is a global organisation which specialises in connecting skilled professionals with exceptional contract and permanent career opportunities throughout the oil, gas and energy industry. This has been our focus since Petroplan was formed in 1976.

Our company aim isn't to be the largest industry recruitment specialist but rather the best. As such, our recruitment services, contractor management and specialised support is tailored to meet the individual needs of candidates, contractors and clients. Petroplan's local offices across Europe, the Middle East, North America, Asia-Pacific, Africa and Australasia support projects throughout forty countries. Our client portfolio includes multi-national companies, together with niche organisations focusing on a specialist discipline or location.

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