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FPU Lead construction Engineer

  • Job reference: 927989
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Construction & Fabrication, Oil & Gas
  • Date posted: 01/10/2019

Job Duties


  • Within the FPU package, provide construction leadership for all activities related to FPU hull and topsides construction during the FEED phase
  • Coordinate the call for tender for construction of the Hull and Topsides in close liaison with the FPU Manager, The Hull Manager and the Topsides Manager
  • Support the FPU Manager in organizing the construction tenders evaluation and contribute to the selection of the Construction yard
  • Provide all necessary input to the FPU Manager for the development of the construction input in the FPU execution plan
  • Support the FPU Manager in the development of a coordination procedure between the engineering contractor and the yards
  • Provide all necessary schedule input and support relative to construction activities for the FPU
  • Prepare for a Lead Construction position during the detailed and construction phase of the project


  • Supervise FEED contractor with regards to the constructability of its design
  • Select and validate the input from construction yards to be considered into the FEED design
  • Provide construction technical support and evaluation in the FPU construction call for tender process
  • Control FEED construction activities related to the Classification and CVA of the FPU and compliance with regulatory requirements (CFR) in particular with BSEE and USCG
  • Ensure that all construction yards input and deliverables are timely issued for the FEED design and the start of detail engineering and fit for purpose, and vice-versa
  • Identify, implement and manage all necessary FPU construction engineering studies.
  • Maintain up to date (and have maintained) all the necessary technical documentation related to the FPU construction and validate this technical documentation
  • Ensure that construction activities are performed in line with engineering documents and project specifications
  • Validate the selection of the Yard with due consideration to the Topside integration (lifting) operation as well
  • Work closely for the yard selection with the Installation Lead for all aspects related to pre-service phases of the FPU

Tendering phase

  • Prepare and draft all necessary contracts or ITT documents related to construction.
  • Actively participate in the clarifications (technical, contractual & commercial) and negotiation with Tenderers.
  • Actively participate in the evaluation and analysis of the different offers (technical, contractual & commercial) issued from the Tenderers during tender phase.


  • Provide effective leadership in identification and resolution of the interfaces between the engineering contractor and the construction contractor.
  • Ensure in his perimeter that technical interfaces are properly defined in due time and properly interpreted / implemented by the FPU engineering contractor.
  • Ensure in his perimeter that the identification and resolution of detailed interface issues, in conjunction with managers / senior discipline engineers, in an efficient and cost effective manner


  • Ensure highest level of compliance with regard to Health, Safety, Security and Environmental requirements
  • Provide leadership within FPU Package for all HSSE performance and compliance including monitoring of performance, implementation of corrective measures for performance issues and proactive implementation of schemes / activities to improve upon good performance for all activities related to hull and mooring.
  • Ensure that HSSE issues are correctly handled within FPU technical documentation for construction.
  • Ensure that an adequate risk assessment process is in force for all construction activities in his perimeter throughout the various steps of the project


  • Provide effective leadership in quality performance and compliance
  • Ensure compliance with a high regard to Quality Assurance, Control AND Efficiency
  • Review and contribute to develop an appropriate QA/QC plan for all construction activities linked to the FPU
  • Organize and participate in all audits and reviews needed to validate the selection of the construction yard


  • Engineering Degree and Professional Engineer status
  • 15+ years roles as construction lead or main representative on relevant construction sites
  • Construction expert level of knowledge and experience
  • Deep water developments knowledge and experience
  • Safe working practice on offshore construction projects
  • Proficient organizational ability and commitment to meeting deadlines
  • Strong communication

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