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Principal Operations Engineer – River Dredging McDermott Engineering Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India



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Sun Jul 07, 2019
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Sat May 18, 2019

Job Summary

Mcdermott is looking to hire a Principle Engineer for the dredging operations.
Operationally reporting to the Installation Manager and functionally reporting to the Director Marine operations

Job Description

Primary Functions:

  • Plan and execute dredging and backfill operations to ensure technical feasibility and schedule in line with McDermott’s EPCI scope of work

  • Direct and supervise trenching field / project engineers to ensure sound dredging practice, compliance with Company and project specifications and compliance with industry and project QHSES requirements.

  • Ensure project and Company QHSES requirements a met through all phases of the work

During Planning Stages:

  • Promote McDermott QHSES values in all aspects of role

  • Review and aid in selection of dredging and rock backfill methods in consultation with PMT and trenching specialist

  • Manage direct reports to deliver procedures for successful completion of the dredging and backfill of the river pipelay scope. At early stages, i.e. prior to direct reports joining project, this will require the candidate to develop early revisions of procedures themselves.

  • Review sub-contractor procedures and schedules

  • Manage construction support engineering to deliver temporary installation aids / equipment to complete the scope, including writing of design overview documents

  • Liaise with detailed engineering department to ensure practical alignment between design and operations

  • Manage sub-contractors as necessary to complete the scope

  • Provide input to constructability and HAZID workshops, including presentation of material related to own scope

  • Oversee design and fabrication of installation aids as required to complete the scope

  • Direct supply chain department in procurement of consumables as required to complete the scope, including writing of material requisitions and review / approval of vendor offers

  • Provide input to project planners for development of EPCI schedule

  • Provide input to project controls for project reporting as required

  • Attend meetings, including: internal, client and sub-contractors

  • Perform other related activities as directed by line manager

During Operations:

  • Understand and implement project specific QHSES requirements of McDermott

  • Oversee mobilisation and demobilisation of dredging and backfill spreads

  • Provide input into planning department on progress and forecasting

  • Support resolution of any punch list items occurring during execution

  • Ensure safe, economic and technically sound decisions relating to own scope

  • Communicate any problems to PMT early with focus on resolution

  • Assist in consultation with local stakeholders, port authority, other government departments and other third parties to coordinate the work

  • Balance time between office and site to ensure supervision of sub-contractors and direct reports to safely execute the work

  • Ensure accurate and complete as-built survey data is acquired; specifically during dredging of pre-trench, rock backfill and engineered fill to demonstrate depth of cover and pipeline armouring requirements

  • Deliver project close out documentation

Perform other related activities as directed by line manager