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Rotating Equipment Engineer (Ops and Maintenance)

  • Job reference: 928611
  • Location: Lagos
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Oil & Gas, Mechanical / HVAC Engineering
  • Date posted: 27/11/2019


The Rotating Equipment Operations & Maintenance Support Engineer is accountable for the maintenance and operation of the Rotating Equipment in the selected Assets, in order to deliver safe operations and improved reliability while balancing cost. Will act as a coach and advisor to the asset members and counterparts, to support sustaining and improving day-to-day operations and maintenance of the rotating equipment on site. Sustainability shall be assured by uplifting the competence level of Asset staff over time, both in operations and maintenance and by embedding improvements in the system(s).



  • Actively act as coach and trainer to Asset's site mechanical personnel.
  • Carry out a review to identify competency gap assessment of the frontline personnel, both in maintenance and in operation
  • Training assets team members on equipment operational and maintenance requirements/best practice (e.g. nuggets)
  • support maintenance and operation of Asset's rotating equipment. Working directly with Asset Maintenance and Operations team in providing support in the day to day activities


  • Deepen frontline personnel understanding of operation of turbines and compressors.
  • Join operations in daily rounds to operations monitor and assess equipment condition and use digitalization facilities within plant (e.g. smartconnect or new project initiatives) in full appreciation.
  • Participation in Daily Operations meeting (when on site).
  • In case of equipment alarms and equipment operational upsets: Provide options and recommendations and troubleshoot.
  • Improve frontline personnel skills in fault trouble shooting.
  • Support in conducting on-site Root Cause Analysis utilizing opportunities to share and transfer knowledge.
  • Develop (or review / improve existing) check sheets for daily monitoring.
  • Support in raising notifications in CMMS (e.g. SAP) for required maintenance.
  • Promote and support the continuous improvement of the operations monitoring.
  • Defining and monitoring Key Performance indicators.


  • Contributing to the development of a comprehensive Operating and Maintenance Philosophy that identifies requirements for monitoring, testing, adjusting and repairing.
  • Support maintenance in the on-site day-to-day maintenance activities.
  • Hand hold maintenance personnel to improve their competencies.
  • Provide options and recommendations relating to maintenance and repair issues.
  • Develop (or review / improve existing) maintenance plans.
  • Develop (or review / improve existing) maintenance and repair procedures.
  • Develop (or review / improve existing) equipment spare parts list and give support in the definition of their management procedures (Warehousing, supply, preservation,…).
  • Liaise with AGG team counterpart to ensure QA/QC and alignment of maintenance strategy.
  • Provide support in the development of the CMMS/RCM.
  • Promote and support the continuous improvement of the maintenance processes following field feedbacks (RCM Living Program).
  • Defining and monitoring Key Performance indicators.
  • Training Field Technicians hands-on compressor alignment check using laser tools such as Rotalign.

Special Challenges

  • Helping address the reliability challenges related to day-to-day operations and maintenance
  • Obtaining equipment maintenance information/history (not readily available and/or scattered)
  • Challenging working environment at the Asset locations.

Development Opportunities

  • Minimum of 10 years' experience in rotating equipment in operations and maintenance environment
  • Hands-on experience with the type of equipment that is within the key assets: Light Industrial Gas Turbines (knowledge of SGT400 is a pre), centrifugal compressors, dry gas seals and seal gas system, auxiliary systems, reciprocating compressors, general purpose pumps + mechanical seals
  • Experience in coaching and developing people (very Critical)
  • Most be mobile to travel to sites globally.

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.