The Lead Weight Control Engineer shall provide the relevant technical expertise in the areas of weight management, weight estimation and weight control in offshore projects including fixed platforms (Process & Wellhead) and FPSOs in accordance with ISO 19901-5, “Weight control during engineering and Construction.” He / She shall have a good overview of weight management in various phases like bids, Feasibility study, Pre-FEED / Concept study, FEED, Detailed Engineering, Construction, Transportation and Installation of an offshore project. He shall have a thorough understanding of the weight contributions from various engineering disciplines viz., structural, mechanical, piping, EIT, architectural and HVAC disciplines considering the specific function of a module in Topsides, in order to verify and validate the weight input received from these disciplines.
The successful candidate shall;
· Report to, and provide support to the Engineering manager on assigned projects and report to Engineering Manager at the basis level.
· Act as the single point of contact for Weight Estimation and Weight Control within the project and support the project team during bids, concept, FEED, Detailed Engineering, Construction, Transportation, Installation and as-built phases of the project
· Be responsible for the preparation of weight control procedure / specification, weighing procedure, weight reporting formats, and Weight Control Reports (monthly/bi-monthly) in line with project specifications in the assigned project
· Be responsible for establishing the NTE (Not to Exceed) weights of topsides modules of FPSO and defining COG envelope for each module (Weight Budget), considering the limitations on module lifting capacity, vessel stability and hull structural capacity based on the discussion with client and own the weight budget estimates.
· Be responsible for the realistic estimation of weights and COG of various disciplines for a specific project based on historical data (in the absence of any weight input from disciplines) and prepare weight control report. Benchmark the estimated weights with historic projects.
· Be responsible for collecting the weight data and COG from all the disciplines, checking to ensure all items are identified and reported including the future requirements , review the weight and COG data received from disciplines, creating, maintaining and updating the weight and COG database and issuing weight reports throughout the project duration.
· Be responsible for verifying and validating the weight input and COG data received from disciplines and highlight any anomalies in the weight and COG or for any missing items, to the respective Discipline Lead Engineers.
· Be responsible to monitor the weight data of engineering disciplines and alert the management and disciplines at right time if there are any significant change in weight or COG.
· Be responsible to review the weight data and weight reports received from vendors and sub-contractors for its compliance with procedure, specifications and project requirements.
· Be responsible to create awareness among engineering disciplines, about the impact of growth in topsides weight, contractual obligations on weight limits for topsides modules, initiate weight reduction programs, suggest ways for reducing topsides modules weight and balancing COG offsets.
· Be responsible for establishing and maintaining a “weight forecast system” based on feedback from the engineering disciplines which identifies, handles and reports potential and approved design changes affecting weight and COG Plan and supervise the performance of the physical weighing (if any). Ensure that these weighing is in accordance with contractual requirements
· Provide technical support to the project to obtain necessary approvals from the verification body / classification society or other applicable approving authorities, represent weight discipline in meetings, discussions, audits, verifications, workshops and technical reviews that relates to weight control and be responsible for closeout of actions identified as required.
· Continuously seek to improve discipline working methods and procedures and contribute actively to discipline development activities