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Lifting & Rigging Coordinator

  • Job reference: 933618
  • Location: Qatar
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Oil & Gas, Maintenance / Shutdown / Turnaround
  • Date posted: 21/01/2021

Our client in Qatar have a vacancy for a Lifting & Rigging Coordinator, to work primarily on Shutdowns and Turnarounds.

The role will be onshore residential in Qatar, working 5 days/week.

The client require the following:

Qualified Engineer (Degree holder)

At least 3 LEEA certifications as a minimum or equivalent certifications.

Excellent command of written and spoken English & presentation skills.

Knowledge and /or Experience

Experience with Plant Shutdowns and Turnaound is essential

Strong direct experience in process operation planning, preparation and field supervision, including at senior supervisory level, within the Oil & Gas or Petrochemical industry.

Substantial knowledge of Lifting & rigging operations.

Experience on review of scope of works, Provide technical expertise when required for critical lifting operations.


Develop work method statements for assigned lifting and rigging activities and Participate in the development of JSA's to ensure related hazards have been identified, captured and plan accordingly with proven mitigations and control measures

Review the cranes specifications and provides information on the crane sharing options as and when required.

Perform Overall Field surveillance, monitoring and control of lifting and rigging preparation and execution activities to ensure that all planned activities are carried out safely as per the company procedures.

Reviewing correctness, completeness of Shutdown Contractor lifting/rigging plans and all related supporting documents like Summary sheets, Method of Statement, Job Safety Analysis, etc. in compliance to company procedure.

Review and assess competency of the lifting and rigging teams involved in the shutdown activities to ensure availability, adequacy and validity of the required level of expertise to perform the assigned tasks including trainings and qualifications

Ensure expertise/competency necessary to execute lifting activities including training and qualification of persons in charge of lifts are available, adequate and valid.

Inspect and confirm shutdown lifting equipment fitness for use in matter of third party certification , field wort

Prepare the lifting package for all equipment removal/installation that require lifting and rigging studies, lifting plan. Confirm the plans are reviewed by relevant competent parties for adequacy and fitting in shutdowns work schedules.

Confirm that the lifting and rigging activities are in line with Method Statement and the required selected lifting gears / tackles are certified as per agreed specifications with the client.

Ensure allocation of proper and adequate resources to complete the rigging activity as per the Method Statement and the rigging plan and that proper, adequate resource allocation are mobilized as per agreed plans.

Review and assess competency of the lifting and riggings teams involved in the shutdown activities to ensure availability, adequacy and validity of the required level of expertise to perform the assigned tasks including trainings and qualifications.

Coordinate and manage in accordance with assigned Roles and Responsibilities as per Company policies and procedures.

Ascertains that equipment is operable and performing according to standard safety norms and to resolve any unexpected technical difficulties /challenges & other problems that may arise during execution time.

Authorize all Lift Plans and ensure systematical review and assessment during the execution phase to oversee the compliance and to identify last minute job vicinity risks.

Assist field personnel (supervisors, riggers) in the analysis and assessment of risk related activities and provide required technical expertise as and when necessary.

Ensure effective execution of mechanical lifting operations and directly supervise non-routine or special lifting operations including any involving simultaneous operations.

Review certification of Contractor's Lifting Equipment and performs random visual inspection to ensure that supplied lifting equipment is as per the certificates submitted. (Example COC/Proof Load test details etc.).

Review and ensure all examination reports and certificates are transmitted to User Department after every periodic inspection survey.

Assist other end users on evaluation and selection of Lifting Equipment personnel (Riggers/Supervisors/Operators) as requested by shutdowns.

If you meet the above criteria please apply by sending full CV.

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