Principal Static Engineer


Abu Dhabi, UAE

Posted on: 3 Jun 2024

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Employment: Full Time

Building on our past. Ready for the future

Worley is a global professional services company of energy, chemicals and resources experts. We partner with customers to deliver projects and create value over the life of their assets. We're bridging two worlds, moving towards more sustainable energy sources, while helping to provide the energy, chemicals and resources needed now.


Business Development Support -Assists business development activities by maintaining an up to date personal profile and resume. Builds positive working relationships with external parties such as the customer, suppliers, and contractors. Supports proposals by developing the discipline execution strategy, estimating costs, writing proposal content, and presenting to customers. May be called upon to lead all or part of the technical proposal.

Business Operations
- Supports the business by communicating team resource loading and skill requirements to a direct supervisor or Discipline Manager. Ensures the project work is covered for vacation and unplanned absences.
- Mentors/trains and supports the delivery of training.
- Assists in the employee performance review process .
- Facilitates coverage of activities when people leave the team.
- Encourages knowledge of and compliance with requirements and processes.
- Works to resolve inter-discipline, vendor, and customer issues.
- Ensures discipline technical work and team activities meet all health, safety, environmental, and security requirements.
- Ensures team member adherence to generally accepted engineering and design practices, regulatory requirements, and customer specifications.
- Supports the standardization of equipment specifications, drawings, and document templates.
- Contributes to the understanding of technical knowledge, legal requirements, and customer specifications whenever viable and lawful. Uses local/global standards to support technical excellence.
- Supports checking, peer reviews, and incorporation of comments and findings.
- Demonstrate a visible and active commitment to HSE management and its associated requirements in a project environment.
- Expert knowledge in design & selection of Rotating equipment for offshore and onshore oil & gas projects of comparable complexity and value is essential. Good understanding and previous experience of Gas Dehydration Unit (GDU and Polymerisation units EDC, VCM, PVC etc is essential.

Technical Competency-
- Experience in study work, cost estimation and assessment of existing equipment for new process duties is essential.
- Experience in CONCEPT / SELECT / DEFINE phase activities, Detailed Design and EPC phase, procurement of equipment and management of third parties is preferred.
- Experience with Consultant or owner or Project Management Consultant (PMC) organisation in the execution of similar projects is preferable.
- Participation in projects in Middle East is preferred, ADNOC experience is preferred.
- Expert knowledge in pressure vessel design code ASME VIII and manufacture requirements such as PWHT requirements, NDE requirements, material of construction, nozzle details, nozzle loads, code of construction, fireproofing requirement, painting, insulation, wind loads, seismic loads, equipment interface, thickness analysis and other assessments.
- Manage the development of equipment specifications for static equipment such as tanks, pressure vessels, heat exchangers, Air fin coolers and other process packages etc.
- Must have an advanced understanding of their controls, power supply, utility requirements, environmental regulation requirements.
- Advanced understanding of metallurgy specifications in accordance with process requirements and manage the development of Mechanical Datasheets. Complete checking and reviewing of deliverables to ensure their quality. Ensure compliance to company procedures and processes and support technical peer reviews.
- Is able to complete equipment selection studies for new equipment and adequacy studies of existing equipment with modified process parameters.
- Conduct document checking and design verification tasks for compliance to company and project specifications
- Conduct interdisciplinary coordination activities.
- Demonstrate capability to actively engage in client workshops covering design review, HAZID, HAZOP, constructability, sustanability, reliability, quality reviews etc.
- Has experience in discipline Basis of Design development and equipment selection philosophy.
- Should have knowledge of other international codes and standards, statutory and regulatory requirements and a good understanding of onshore / offshore engineering practices applicable to mechanical static equipment engineering design for oil and gas / refinery / petrochemical facilities. Familiarity with ADNOC Standards and procedures would be an advantage.
- Extensive knowledge of procurement support and package management for equipment purchase. The candidate shall demonstrate knowledge in typical engagement covering manufacturer ITP, sub-supplier order, material certification, welding, NDE and testing procedures, manufacture hold points, stage payment, FAT and inspection release.
- Previous experience and competence in completing site visit to client site, information gathering and liasion with client representative.

Project Execution- May participate in project execution strategy and planning. Knows the project and discipline scope/cost/time requirements, assists the team to meet expectations, and coordinates with other disciplines to ensure project success. Implements innovative solutions, technology advances, and methods to effectively deal with working out of sequence. Supports management of project change and progressing for the discipline and works with the Project Management Team to take corrective actions regarding any issues, staffing requirements, scope changes, progressing, or other events that could affect project completion and/or profitability. Plans discipline quality, monitors quality activities, drives and participates in squad checking, recommends improvements, and takes action where required

Project Deliverables- Gathers data from multiple sources and prepares engineering studies, analyses, calculations, etc. Crafts recommendations and creates final documentation. Determines technical issues, defines alternate solutions, establishes pros/cons for multiple solutions, and makes recommendations through official project documents such as technical queries, technical deviations, etc. Creates final documentation incorporating all relevant information and pursues customer approval. May review similar documentation to assist others and reviews/authorizes work done by direct reports

Procurement Support- Incorporates information from multiple sources into equipment/material specifications, data sheets, testing requirements, and material requisitions. Participates in bid clarifications, conducts bid evaluations, completes inter-discipline vendor information review and approval, and finalizes other certification activities. Reviews similar documentation to assist others and reviews/authorizes work done by direct reports.

Site Support- Seeks input from knowledgeable sources, participates in constructability, operability, and maintainability reviews, and ensures that requirements are incorporated into engineering/design. Works with site personnel to resolve issues. May create plans or documents that supports construction, testing, commissioning, operations, maintenance, or decommissioning. May provide or lead on-site support for construction, commissioning, or turn over.

Qualifications, Accreditation, Training
- Awarded relevant year technical degree in science or engineering. Trained in leadership and project execution. Will be actively licensed with a local engineering governing body where required by law.
- Training in risk management or quality
- Job Specific Knowledge / Experience Typically has strong years of relevant discipline experience. Has a strong background in discipline work and a strong understanding of regulations, codes, manufacturing standards, and industry standard practices.
- Skilled in estimating project costs and writing proposal content
- Experience working in project leadership. Specialized expertise in one or more areas of regulations, codes, manufacturing standards, and industry standard practices
- Systems & Tools - Competent in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and Teams. Can navigate intranet pages, conduct searches, and retrieve information. Can organize information from many sources and retain as per the prescribed format and policies.
- Competent in Microsoft Access and PowerPoint. Able to touch type. Proficient in specialty engineering or design tools, analytics and modeling, and cross-discipline data centric methods
- HSE Capability- Assume hands-on management and implementation of all relevant company HSE requirements. Drive Safe and Sustainable engineering outcomes throughout the asset lifecycle via the application of SEAL. Role-model a commitment to personal well-being and a pro-active approach to continuously improving health, safety and environmental performance

Moving forward together

We're committed to building a diverse, inclusive and respectful workplace where everyone feels they belong, can bring themselves, and are heard. We provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by law.

We want our people to be energized and empowered to drive sustainable impact. So, our focus is on a values-inspired culture that unlocks brilliance through belonging, connection and innovation.

And we're not just talking about it; we're doing it. We're reskilling our people, leveraging transferable skills, and supporting the transition of our workforce to become experts in today's low carbon energy infrastructure and technology.

Whatever your ambition, there's a path for you here. And there's no barrier to your potential career success. Join us to broaden your horizons, explore diverse opportunities, and be part of delivering sustainable change.


Worley is a leading global provider of professional services in the energy, chemicals and resources sectors. We partner with our customers to address their most critical challenges at every stage of their projects: from initial concepts to sustaining and enhancing their assets. And we provide smarter, bolder solutions while delivering on our own sustainability commitments.

We are 51,000 bright minds across 46 countries all driven by a common purpose – delivering a more sustainable world. While working to fulfill our ambition to be recognized globally as the leader in sustainability solutions.

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