Lead Piping Construction Engineer


Lead Piping construction Engineer.


This role is for the Azeri Central East (ACE) project. The project mission is to build a new integrated Production, Drilling, Utilities and Quarters Offshore platform to be installed in the Caspian Sea, Azerbaijan.
Required brownfield modifications are ongoing across existing onshore/offshore assets and addition of new subsea infrastructure will conclude full integration of ACE Platform into the Azeri-Chirag-Gunashli (ACG) complex.

The project is currently in EXECUTE phase with fabrication across all platform elements fully underway. The Topsides sail-away schedule is being optimised for late-2022 with 'First-Oil' planned during 2023.

The ACE Lead Piping Construction Engineer will be accountable for assuring overall completion of piping fabrication/installation/testing across ACE Topsides / Drill Rig facilities. This includes detailed oversight and assurance of construction contractor hydrotesting programme, line-walk activity and final mechanical completion & system handover.

The role will be based at a prestigious fabrication facility in Baku, Azerbaijan and will functionally report to the ACE Construction Discipline Leader with daily reporting lines to Topsides & Drill Rig Construction Squad Leaders.


Responsibilities shall include, but are not limited to, the following;

* Demonstrate excellent personal HSSE leadership and HSE behaviours. Lead, by example, with regards to company's HSE policy. Implement COMPANY HSE standards through participation in self-verification and oversight activities ensuring required investigation and follow-up of deficiencies, where required.
* Perform the role of COMPANY construction 'focal-point' for piping fabrication, installation, hydrotesting and mechanical completion handover. Provide technical input and oversight to assure Construction Contractor performance throughout fabrication execution phase, ensuring all requirements, including materials, welding requirements and vendor mobilisations, are fully in place.
* Lead and participate in construction-related decisions; collaborate with Squad Leaders to provide a piping discipline perspective to schedules, design queries, material availability and sequence, as well as implementation of any required subcontracts.

* Maintain all required project documentation for project Build-It-Tight and Build-It-Clean programs, including all associated construction preservation procedures. Ensure that lessons learnt and best practices (ie: flange joint integrity and water quality management) from past and existing projects / operations are fully implemented accordingly.
* Provide oversight across Construction Contractor piping activities ensuring all required site procedures are being followed, required training programmes are operational and that competency of site resources has been verified.
* Identify adverse trends/events/risks throughout the 'onshore-build' phase. Actively work with all required parties to achieve timely resolution.
* Build excellent working relationships with key stakeholders across both COMPANY and Construction Contractor organisations. Ensure all interfaces are working collaboratively to realise 'on-plan' performance for piping envelope completion.
* Lead readiness reviews prior to high-risk piping construction activities. Drive risk identification and management including ownership of risk action plans.


* The post-holder will have a minimum of fifteen (15) years demonstrable experience in piping construction roles (fabrication, installation, testing & MC) in international fabrication yards.
* Demonstrable knowledge of piping design including associated codes and practices. Deep understanding of the latest international standards that assure integrity of build and construction quality.
* Technical Degree essential. Chartership of a relevant institution would be a distinct advantage.
* Exemplary communication and stakeholder management skills with demonstrated ability to achieve collaborative relationships between COMPANY and Construction Contractor.
* Demonstrable experience resolving HSSE issues related to on-site construction activities.
* Fluent English required but knowledge of the Azeri and/or Russian languages would be a distinct advantage.
* Excellent physical health is required to perform field oversight activities in a large fabrication yard.

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Josh Preston
Josh Preston
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