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Principal Structural Designer

  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Salary: negotiable
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 12 days ago

  • Sector: Oil, Gas and Petrochemical
  • Contact: Georgia Coates
  • Contact Email: georgia.coates@nrl.co.uk
  • Contact Phone: 0191 415 3300
  • Duration: 6 months
  • Start Date: 2022-06-27
  • Expiry Date: 21 July 2022
  • Job Ref: DaXtra_3927576
NRL are currently recruiting a Principal Structural Designer for an Oil and Gas based role in Aberdeen.

This is a contracted role with the duration of 6 months.

The Purpose of this Role:
- Execute structural design and draughting activities within budget and schedule Key aims and objectives:
- Execute design and draughting activities (Concept, Front End Engineering Development, Technical Study & Detailed Design) - Act as discipline focal point
- Prepare structural drawings and designs from agreed work scopes with minimum input from engineering personnel

Requirements:
Essential
 - HNC or equivalent in appropriate engineering subject
- Experienced designer with sound technical background and strong knowledge of manual and CAD draughting techniques
- Conversant with codes of practice, standards and relevant sections of statutory documentation applicable to draughting function
- Conversant with company quality control assurance requirements applicable to draughting function
-  Able to create base design drawings / models from agreed workscope with minimal input from engineering personnel
- Ability to accept delegated responsibility and control budgets for delegated tasks - Computer literate (database / spreadsheets)
- Able to provide draughting checking function as directed by lead designer
- Experienced senior designer with sound technical background and in depth knowledge of CAD draughting techniques
- Conversant with codes of practice, standards and relevant sections of statutory documentation applicable to draughting function
- Familiar with and competent in planning, progress monitoring, forecasting and reporting for draughting function
- Experienced in the supervision of discipline designers and draughtspersons - Able to estimate man-hours and materials for delegated aspects of work
- Able to liaise with project / lead engineers at all levels
- Computer literate (database / spreadsheets)
- Conversant with company and client draughting standards and specifications
- Conversant with company quality control assurance requirements applicable to draughting function  

Desirable
- Capable of generating co-operative team based culture for groups under his / her control
- Knowledge of personnel issues and aspirations of subordinates
- Able to take a lead in training and ongoing education of subordinates
- Able to contribute to group / discipline objectives applicable to draughting function 
- Able to identify improvement opportunities and techniques relevant to draughting personnel 
- Able to communicate clearly with engineering personnel  

Prime Responsibilities and Duties:
- Implement Company, and where applicable, Client / Project policies and procedures
- Supervision of design / draughting personnel and allocation of work
- Remain abreast of legislative requirements
- Approval, checking and preparation of design / engineering documentation
- Undertake tasks on behalf of Design Manager, Lead Engineer or Senior Engineer as directed
- Achieve safety standards as defined in personal performance contract
- Undertake work in accordance with relevant Codes, Standards and Procedures
- Responsible for assessing effectiveness of working practices and systems with a view to continuously improving systems, personal and team performance
- Carry out work in accordance with project Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality systems
- Carry out site surveys - Identify scope and schedule changes in accordance with the Change Control Process
- Ensure, as far as is practically possible, that all assigned work is carried out in compliance with the agreed budget and scheduled work scope
- Maintain required technical quality of work and awareness of relevant Codes and Standards
- Keep up to date with technical developments, National and International standards and legislative requirements related to discipline 
- Maintain filing system - Liaise with other disciplines, departments, project personnel, vendors, etc
- Encourage and provide lateral learning within the project
- Ensure all design drawings and documents are completed within the allocated hours and in accordance with the programme
- Advise Design Manager/Lead Engineer of changes in resources required

Allied Occasional Duties:
- Carry out site visits where necessary
- Assist in training and mentoring of junior personnel as required 
- Provide technical assistance to discipline assigned personnel as required 
- Assist the Lead Engineer and others when requested in the execution of their responsibilities and duties

This is a PAYE only role, and you will be submitted forward to the client with your desired hourly rate.

If this is of interest to you, submit your application now and NRL will be in touch.