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Principal Operations Engineer (QFAB)

Job Requisition No.:  20282
Category:  Shipyard

Job Title: Principal Operations Engineer

Company Name: QFAB

Work Location: Ras Laffan, Qatar



Reports to:

Functionally reports to: Production Engineering Manager.

On Project reports to: Senior Production Engineer or Fabrication Operations Engineer.


Primary Functions:

  • Responsible for the overall project inter-discipline coordination between members of the operations support groups, throughout one or more project phases of detail design, fabrication, offshore installation and hook-up.
  • Responsible for planning of daily operations (project activities) to meet overall project completion productively.
  • Ensures alignment of fabrication personnel towards planned daily operations (project activities) to meet overall project completion productively.
  • Supervises discipline Production engineers.
  • Identifies production engineer resource needs for the project and communicate these regularly to production engineering manager.
  • Review weekly progress & productivity and provide feedback on factors affecting project performance.
  • Understands the full contractual scope of work, contract type and milestone schedules.
  • Leads constructability reviews and ensure work execution plan is based on the most productive option.
  • Conducts fabrication look ahead meetings and prioritizes material and drawings to suit.
  • Responsible for documenting all scope of work changes and coordinating AFC estimate updates.
  • Responsible for initiating and approving all variance and change orders.
  • Solves technical problems and initiates site queries to ensure work disruption is minimized and productivity is optimized
  • Lead by example in following the company safety policies.
  • Chairs the weekly project production meeting.

Chairs the fabrication look ahead and forecasting requirements of engineering & material deliverables to meet the project schedule.


Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Manages any scope of work changes and ensures AFC estimate is up to date.
  • Understands the scope of work, schedules, specifications and prepare project specific task listing.
  • At commencement of the project, develops fabrication execution plans satisfying the project requirements in the most productive manner.
  • and project kick off meetings.
  • Appraises fabrication management of any project issues which effect the forecasted progress, productivity and schedule commitments.
  • Directs work pack issuance strategy and sets priorities and deliverable dates for the discipline teams.
  • Reviews engineering input dates providing required on site dates suiting fabrication sequence.
  • Reviews material expediting reports and advises Procurement personnel of material priorities, any concerns and mitigation plans as necessary.
  • Solves project specific construction problems with the assistance of construction manager where required.
  • Authorizes site queries/correspondence to be issued to the client.
  • Interfaces with other key project personnel such as project cost engineers, marine operations engineers, Quality manager.
  • Co-ordinates to compile project fabrication lessons learnt.
  • Identifies project risks and opportunities.
  • Establishes a productive working relationship with client representatives.
  • Leads Fabrication proposal efforts on bids as per company procedures.


Other Expectations:

  • Participates in QHSES initiatives and drives achieving objectives. Follows the company policies.



  • Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical, Metallurgical, Structural Engineering or equivalent


  • 9+ years in Offshore and Petrochemical Industry or Equivalent.


  • Preferable worked as Senior Production Engineer in executing fabrication projects and having multi discipline knowledge.

Principal Operations Engineer (QFAB)


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