About this role: HEAD STRUCTURAL

About this role: HEAD STRUCTURAL

  • To lead and be responsible for the Civil/Structural engineering input into the design, fabrication, construction, testing, installation and commissioning of the offshore facilities design of MM Redevelopment and PS-3 Life Extension project with focus on the successful execution of the project on time, within budget and in accordance with the agreed project requirements, specifications and standards;
  • Accountable for the technical integrity of the engineering and design activities within the Civil/Structural discipline and for ensuring that safe, cost-efficient and on-time design is developed for the project;
  • Be responsible for and provide direction to the technical services in the Civil/Structural engineering elements of the project scope, with special attention to the Design Basis;
  • FEED and EPIC scope preparation and execution; design/safety/operations reviews, procurement of Equipment, factory acceptance test, vendor selection, and timely resolution of technical and engineering issues, in coordination with Engineering Manager, other discipline Heads and relevant COMPANY stakeholders;
  • Be the project's technical expert (TA-2) in the Civil/Structural discipline and will have Technical Authority for disciplines under his organisation. Will have the authority, depending upon their level of expertise/delegated authority, to approve any deviation from DEM-1 (Shall PS);
  • However, they need to discuss the deviation with their reporting line i.e. Department Assistant Managers in Doha for their consent before giving their approval to any deviation to DEM-1 requirements. However, if a technical deviation is beyond their authority level then they are required to engage relevant (TA-1), essentially department Assistant Managers, for their review and approval of deviations to DEM-1 requirements;
  • Responsible to provide sufficient information and technical justification to the Engineering Manager for any technical deviation for his final decision. Engineering Manager will have the delegated TA0 authority for final approval of any technical deviation;
  • Responsible to thoroughly investigate any proposed technical deviation and ensure that the deviation doesn’t compromise any safety in design but is helpful to optimise the design, improve the availability & operability of the facilities and will optimise project cost without impacting timely Project delivery;
  • Ensure that risks associated with the technical deviations are as low as reasonably possible (ALARP) and properly documented;
  • Lead the Civil/Structural team in developing design scope and ensure that all related deliverables are in compliance with the applicable codes, standards, Project and Corporate requirements and procedures;
  • Coordination of all engineering related reviews including Design Reviews (ITR/PSDR/DRR etc.), ENVID, HAZID, HAZOP, SIL, Bowties, ALARP, SAFOP, SIMOPS, 3D model reviews and Constructability etc. To ensure that all the relevant documents are in place to carry out these reviews effectively and efficiently;
  • Coordinate and align the Civil/Structural discipline interfaces between the project phases and direct the contractors design efforts accordingly taking into account safety, start-up, cost and constructability impacts;
  • Establish professional work relationships with FEED and EPIC contractor, represents COMPANY’s interest and direct contractors with any technical queries and interpretation of scope, specifications and standards;
  • Maintain an overview of the project Structural capability and highlight to Engineering Manager any critical resourcing issues.
  • Participate in Project Assurance reviews and Audits and ensure findings are effectively closed-out;
  • Provide technical guidance and prepare the Civil/Structural engineering specific elements for the FEED and EPIC tender, procurement activities, technical bid evaluation, technical queries raised by contractors.
  • Participate in Technical bid evaluation and provide necessary guidance in selecting the FEED and EPIC Contractors;
  • Lead the selection of suitable technology, equipment, field devices, and other Structural specific systems as per design, evaluate options and select best techno-economic solutions for project facilities;
  • Endorse the Civil/Structural design calculation reports, system studies, design philosophies, software model input and output, drawings, data bases, specifications and vendor data.




  • B.Sc. degree or Higher in Civil/Structural Engineering from a recognized university; higher degree would be advantageous;


  • A minimum of 15 years’ experience in Civil/Structural engineering design in Oil & Gas Industry, with an Oil & Gas Company or Contractor/Consultant, of which of which at least 10 years should have been in Offshore Oil & Gas processing projects.

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