Monday, 2 June 2014

Senior Corrosion and Metallurgy Engineer Career Opportunity in Abu Dhabi

Job Title:    Senior Corrosion and Metallurgy Engineer
Job Location:    Abu Dhabi, UAE
Employer:    Abu Dhabi Gas Industries Ltd.

About GASCO:
Abu Dhabi Gas Industries Ltd. (GASCO) was born in 1978, in the heart of the United Arab Emirates – its capital Abu Dhabi – as an answer to the vision of the late Sheik Zayed bin Sultan Al Nayhan who believed in the sound utilization of the Emirate’s significant gas resources.

The incorporation and establishment of GASCO as a joint venture between the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), Shell, Total, and Partex, and the integration of ATHEER (a wholly owned ADNOC Company) in 2001, supported GASCO in realizing the vision to be one of the most innovative, respected and caring companies in the gas and hydrocarbon industry.

GASCO’s commitment in meeting the expectations of its various stakeholders – shareholders, employees and community, regulatory bodies and non governmental bodies, was recently recognized through the renewal of the Joint Venture Agreement originally signed in 1978.

Job Description:
  • Supervise, coordinate and ensure the development and consistent application of standards related to Materials Management of projects assets to ensure the material design integrity is maintained.
  • Contribute to high safety and integrity of GASCO operations for fulfillment of safe operation targets during design life.

The main challenges faced by the job holder are:
·         Maintaining the quality of work in the project being executed through the EPC contractors who try to do the job most economically,  which may not be in the best interests of GASCO in terms of meeting quality standards
·         There is a gradual shift in manufacturing  from the Western world to emerging markets which poses challenges in maintaining the quality of products
·         With the availability of new technologies,  a vast number of new materials have emerged as substitutes to the conventional materials, the challenge is to be able to a) select a new material which meets the business requirement with improved functionality and b) to manage the update of design specifications of materials which are available to the contractors on-line
·         In the light of new processing technologies used by vendors, the job holder must understand the quality of these new processes to be able to approve the products being supplied

Job Duties:

  • Plan, supervise and coordinate all activities in the assigned area to meet functional objectives
  • Train and develop the assigned staff on relevant skills to enable them to become proficient on the job and deliver the respective section objectives

Policies, Processes, Systems, Procedures, and Controls
  • Implement approved Section policies, processes, systems, standards and procedures in order to support execution of the Section’s work programs in line with Company and International standards
  • Comply with all applicable legislation and legal regulations

  • Provide input for preparation of the Department budgets and assist in the implementation of the approved Budget and work plans to deliver Section objectives
  • Investigate and highlight any significant variances to support effective performance and cost control

Performance Management
  • Contribute to the achievement of  the approved Performance Objectives for the Section in line with the Company Performance framework

Innovation and Continuous Improvement
  • Design and implement new tools and techniques to improve the quality and efficiency of   operational processes
  • Identify improvements in internal processes against best practices in pursuit of greater efficiency in line with ISO standards in order to define intelligent solutions for issues confronting the function

Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) and Sustainability
  • Comply with relevant HSE policies, procedures & controls and applicable legislation and sustainability guidelines in line with international standards, best practices and ADNOC Code of Practices

  • Provide inputs to prepare Section MIS and progress reports for GASCO Management
Specific Accountabilities
  • Materials Selection and FEED and EPC phases
  • Ensure the materials selection in the FEED and EPC phases of the projects to meet the long term asset integrity standards and the approved Quality criteria and specifications
  • Select a new material which meets the business requirement with improved functionality from a range of new materials which can function as substitutes
  • Manage the update of design specifications of new materials which are available to the contractors on-line, in order to ensure the updated specifications are available timely and avoid any changes by the contractor
  • Understand and verify the new technological processes used by vendors in order to provide approval to the quality of products being supplied
  • Evaluate the welding technology  or process proposed by the contractor to assess the benefits of using such superior alternatives
  • Coordinate with other stakeholders to conduct Corrosion Risk assessment and Risk based inspection workshops to identify the potential risks and the appropriate risk mitigation measures

Metallurgical Investigation
  • Ensure effective communication with ISH, TE, end user on materials selection to ensure the consideration of enhanced Company material  specifications for business requirements based on lessons learned and metallurgical investigations of failure during projects execution, commissioning, warranty periods and during design life

Materials Management
  • Provide technical advice on materials management in the project phases to a) vet and endorse  plans for pre-FEED and FEED and the changes in specifications of EPC for projects and b) ensure consistent application of technical standards across GASCO projects
  • Provide recommendations and updates of DGS specifications to TE related to materials, corrosion, and welding technology based on project and plant lessons learned and industry practices

Welding Technology and Processes 
  • Review and identify suitability of new welding technology, processes and specifications to take account of new processing technologies used by vendors

Quality Control Practices and procedures
  • Assess the use of modern NDT technologies and processes for use in the projects so that best Quality Control practices and procedures are applied in all phases

Project Construction
  • Evaluate the automated Ultra sound procedures to replace radiation technology in project construction to enhance the quality of the products

Training and Development
  • Train, assist and advise UAE nationals in the department for their future career development

Project Documentation
  • Review and ensure hand-over documents have appropriate details on material specifications and processes in line with contractual requirements
  • Compile the lessons learned from the materials discipline and Welding technology in each project and prepare an action plan for enhancement of the project processes

Job Requirements:

  •  Bachelor’s degree in Materials Sciences or Metallurgical Engineering or equivalent Professional Qualification

  • 8 or more years of relevant experience in Corrosion Management and Integrity Management within a large industrial organization, preferably in the Oil and Gas industry

Job Specific:
  • Excellent knowledge of Quality Assurance and Control principles and techniques and there implementation in large industrial projects
  • Excellent knowledge of International codes and standards applicable to oil and gas industry.
  • Familiarity with non-destructive testing
  • Sound understanding of ISO standards with awareness of Quality Management Systems
  • Planning and Organising, Scheduling and Co-ordinating, Checking, Examining and Recording

Deadline Date: 14/06/2014

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