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Senior Defect Engineer

Job Title: Senior Defect Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Erbil, Iraq
REF: 1788
Contact Name: Hardi Ismail
Job Published: 7 months ago

Job Description

MSELECT is looking to hire a Senior Defect Engineer for an international oil and gas service client in Erbil. Candidates must have minimum 3 years of relevant experience, out of which at least 2 years of managerial experience in operation, maintenance, diagnostics and repair, preferably in petroleum companies. English fluency is a must. Kurdish and Russian are preferable.

Role Purpose

To ensure the technically correct, safe, uninterrupted and reliable operations of the Pipeline System, including linear part and station facilities.

Role Responsibilities

  • Development, control and management of plans for defects rectification (ILI, process pipelines and unpiggable sections)
  • Development, control and management of implementation of actions to upgrade the pumping station facilities to the normative requirements based on the results of diagnostic surveys
  • Performing preparatory works for diagnostic in close coordination with the Business Units of the Directorate for Commodity Transport, planning modes reducing
  • Provision of technical and methodical guidance to the business units within the Directorate for Operations & Maintenance in order to ensure reliable, uninterrupted and safe operation of the linear part and pumping station equipment; firefighting and other protection facilities; route roads; technical actions for prevention and liquidation of emergencies
  • Development of proposals on upgrade of the Pipeline System in order to increase the Availability and reduce technical risks, energy consumption and production losses
  • Participation in emergency response actions, investigation of the emergency causes, development of preventive actions. Registration and analysis of shutdown of the pipeline and pumping station equipment, control over the execution of corrective and preventive actions
  • Participation in development and coordination of plan and budgets in different planning horizons and analysis of planned vs actual budget performance indicators
  • Participation in preparation and conclusion of contracts as well as control over their execution within the assigned competence
  • Preparation and submission to the management of reporting documents in compliance with the requirements of the Concession agreement and internal normative documents of the Company
  • Participate in the development and control over compliance to the internal normative documents within the assigned competence
  • Organization and control of cost saving actions through the effective use of the operational resources and rational organization of activities of the business units within the Directorate for Operations and Maintenance
  • Organization and control over the record keeping on availability and movements of the equipment, materials and stock by the employees of the Business Unit
  • Control over the compliance by the subordinate employees to the requirements of the internal labor regulations of the Company, Industrial Safety, Fire Safety, Occupational Health and Environment protection requirements, ensuring the data protection

Role Requirements

  • Higher Technical Education preferably in facilities and operation of oil trunk pipeline systems or similar
  • Minimum 3 years of professional experience in a relevant area of expertise; out of which at least 2 years of managerial experience in operation, maintenance, diagnostics and repair; preferably in petroleum companies
  • English fluency is a must, Kurdish and Russian are preferable
  • Proficiency in using standard office software such as MS Windows, MS Office and/or equivalent
  • Proficiency in using modern communication tools such as Internet, e-mail, mobile phone, telephone / video conferencing, instant messenger systems
  • Knowledge of the international standards, norms and recommended practices in the area of operations, maintenance, diagnostics and repair of the systems and equipment of oil trunk pipelines and station facilities
  • Confident knowledge of the oil transportation technology; operations and maintenance of the trunk oil pipelines and process management systems and equipment
  • Strong practical knowledge of planning, management, quality control and works acceptance, preferably in the area of oil trunk pipeline transportation
  • Ability to address multiple tasks in a fast paced, changing environment with strong analytical and time management skills
  • Strong focus towards regulatory compliance, HSE and Operational Excellence
  • Knowledge of commercial and legal aspects in relation to concluding contracts for works and services
  • Relevant experience working in global companies. A clear advantage is experience gained in the Middle East
  • Experience in managing and directing Business Units in operations, diagnostics and maintenance of the trunk pipeline facilities
  • Experience in managing plans and budgets
  • Experience in interacting with the State regulatory bodies
  • Experience in contract and claim management is beneficial
  • Experience in methods of pipelines defects rectification, defect analysis
  • Applied engineering, project management, maintenance and integrity management software (Project Manager, Primavera, AutoCAD, CMMS, etc.)

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