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2021-12-03 09:01:02

Job location Barkingside, Greater London, United Kingdom

Job type: fulltime

Job industry: Engineering

Job description

Our client Aker Solutions deliver integrated solutions, products and services to the global energy industry. We enable low-carbon oil and gas production and develop renewable solutions to meet future energy needs.

Aker Solutions' front end and engineering services team are now looking for a Project engineer to join their JIP33 programme. The project engineer will provide coordination and facilitation to work groups formed of subject matter experts from the 12 oil & gas companies participating in JIP33 and help deliver standardized specifications for procurement of oil & gas equipment and packages.

The intention of JIP33, which is organised through IOGP and sponsored by the World Economic Forum, is to drive structural cost reduction in the oil and gas sector procurement. Further details on the JIP33 programme can be found at

Aker Solutions has been involved in the JIP33 programme since 2017 providing project management services as well as technical expertise. To date, the programme has delivered 48 specifications and will continue to do so with the current phase of the programme committed to run until the end of 2023.

Project engineers manage and coordinate of a number of work groups in the development of procurement specifications for equipment used in the oil and gas industry. Project engineers are also responsible for the quality of the specifications, thus will be performing detailed technical writing reviews at several stages throughout development. Additionally, each project engineer provides support to the other project engineers in the form of second-level technical editor checks and standing-in during absences. The JIP33 project engineers are a small team that need to be able to work closely and harmoniously for the success of the project.

Key tasks include.

Concurrent coordination of multi-discipline work groups responsible for the development of procurement specifications
Facilitate and challenge at work group meetings to ensure that technical discussions do not deviate or hold up progress, and that a consensus process is followed to agree the content of the specification
Manage progress against each work group level 3 schedule
Action tracking and expediting of work group activities
Weekly/monthly status reporting
Preparation of specification scope and justification for publication documents
Support requirements development, providing challenges to proposed technical requirements and their justifications and verifications
Proofread specifications for conformance with ISO/IEC Directives Part 2, industry standards and IOGP Report 604, prior to publication
Check consistency of terminology use throughout the specification
Work with the technical assistant in the final preparation of the specification documents before publication.

We think you should have.

Technical engineering background preferred but no specific discipline necessary
An undergraduate degree, engineering discipline preferred
Experience in the oil and gas industry, ideally having held a project engineering role on at least 2 to 3 execution phase projects. Experience in other industry sectors, particularly in specification development or standardisation would also be beneficial
Knowledge of the end-to-end procurement process
International experience, ideally gained from overseas assignments
Good facilitation skills, possibly having worked in a collaborative type environment such as a joint venture or alliance type project; ability to build a positive and collaborative work environment
Responsible for having run small teams of 10-20 individuals from different backgrounds or organisations working towards a common goal
Experience with requirements writing principles, e.g. company or project level specifications
Experience with standards development organisations, e.g. API, IEC, IEEE, ISA
Genuine ability to multi-task
Strong command of English language and grammar; thorough attention to detail, particularly with writing
Facilitation of multi-organisational teams and resolving natural conflict that arises from collaboration
Excellent communicator with cultural awareness
Natural curiosity and inquisitiveness, driving continuous personal and project improvement
Team player that can work independently
Confidence and maturity to question, contribute and challenge in a group setting
Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel (pivot tables, functions, data validation) and Word
Familiarity with requirements management software is beneficial but not essential
Fast learner with new software tools; proficient in virtual working collaborative environments such as Microsoft Teams and SharePoint

Our team is working virtually with only occasional attendance for face-to-face workshops envisaged in 2022. The project engineer will need to be able to travel to central London office locations for infrequent workshops that will be held in person but otherwise will be expected to work remotely. For time zone alignment, UK or European based engineers would be preferable.

For more information about the position, please contact: Stephen Laurie, Recruitment Manager, NES Advantage Solutions, tel.

NES Advantage Solutions is Aker Solutions' global recruitment services provider responsible for permanent and temporary staffing service.

With over 90 years' combined experience, NES Fircroft (NES) is proud to be the world's leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining, Automotive and Chemicals sectors worldwide.With more than 100 offices in 45 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. We offer contractors far more than a traditional recruitment service, supporting with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market-leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.

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