Pipeline Integrity Engineering Specialist

Job Posting Date: 26 Mar 2024

Work Location: Doha, QA

Company: QatarEnergy LNG

Job Purpose

  • Provide Subsea and Pipelines Systems Integrity (SPI) technical input during EPC and Start-up phase until handover to permanent Asset whilst ensuring project deliverables meet Operations expectations in term of safety, operability, reliability and maintainability over the facility design life cycle. Assist in implementing the SPI programs, strategy and plan for the timely and effective implementation of the Subsea & Pipeline systems Integrity Management Programs and Emergency Pipeline Repair System (EPRS) for project pipelines.

Key Job Accountabilities - I

  • Provide technical and operational support and perform as technical expert in Subsea & Pipelines Integrity ensuring technical advisory support to the projects. Support and facilitate smooth completion of project tie-in requirements for all systems under the area of responsibility.

  • Support in the development, implementation and maintenance of Pipeline Integrity Management system (PIMS) based on the best industry standards supported by computerized system for the management of threats and risks, mitigation plan, discovery management, integrity assessment and performance monitoring and link program scope with execution activity. Identify, evaluate and implement appropriate new technologies available in the market.

  • Prepare and maintain short- and long-term subsea inspection plans for new projects based on Company approved inspection strategy. Prepare scope of work for subsea pipeline inspections including ILI, ROV surveys, CP surveys and Acoustic surveys. Ensure all UWI & ILI findings and observations are professionally assessed and classified. Generate technical recommendations and support implementation until satisfactory close-out.

  • Support and ensure compliance of Company PIMS (Pipeline Integrity Management System) for new projects. Such documentation shall include the inspection scopes, inspection reports, anomaly databases, PIMS KPI reports and Annual Summary Integrity Reports.

  • Support the development, coordination and implementation/execution of QG Pipeline Integrity Management program, support in the development, implementation, preservation and maintenance of the Emergency Pipeline Repair System for all subsea pipelines operated by Company (EPRS) and ensure all activities undertaken under the above programs are executed safely

Key Job Accountabilities - II

  • Perform as subject matter expert in pipelines and subsea structural integrity ensuring team involvement in all areas of SPI programs. Oversee the planning and completion of all necessary integrity related tasks and reports the status, results and current issues, and conduct measurement and verification activities.

  • Participate in Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA), Incident Investigations and SHE reviews (HAZOPs, HAZIDs, risk assessments). Interface with Quality groups, performs necessary studies to support the development or understanding of new technologies and undertake audits to assure compliance with PIMS/UWI and close-out of all Pipeline Integrity related legacy and audit actions.

  • Participate in the yearly division budget and venture direct budget for major expense items such as EPRS, Underwater Surveys (UWI), ILI Inspections, PIMS (Pipeline Integrity Management system) providing justification and planned schedules.

  • Maintain Issue Register identifying and resolving critical issues including new technology risks (under area of responsibility) which could impact new project reliability, availability and cyber security.

  • Support high risk commissioning activities for high complexities & large-scale projects by undertaking stringent system surveillance and providing advisory support to Operations.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Metallurgy, Structural or Pipeline Engineering.

Knowledge and/or Experience

  • 8 years’ experience in oil and/or gas sector with a focus on offshore subsea pipelines operations, integrity inspection, corrosion, and maintenance and/or design and construction.

  • Experience and knowledge of risk-based integrity management methods and strong understanding of Process Safety concepts.

  • Knowledge of pipeline corrosion, failure mechanisms, corrosion controls, SHE standards and a proven track record in a subsea & pipelines integrity focused organization.