Sr. Production Operations Engineer in Al Ahmadi, Kuwait

at National Oilwell Varco
Location Al Ahmadi, Kuwait
Date Posted December 12, 2018
Category Petroleum Engineer
Job Type Permanent


Sr. Production Operations Engineer
Requisition ID: 1812814


The Sr. Production Operations Engineer will be company’s representative at site and deliver on all aspects of services (pre-commissioning, commissioning and plant Operations) we provide to our clients in the oil & gas upstream process industry.
The Sr. Process Engineer will be part of the Services team and advise and support the Organisation in Services matters and contribute in developing offers.

Installation of units at sites and workshops both national and international.
Precommissioning / Commissioning supervision activities
Start-up of process units, including optimizing processes, test etc.
Plan, manage and execute service inspections of process units, including troubleshooting, optimizing of operation and tests as well as control of units and Management of Change (MOC) documentation
Supervise the operation of Oil treatment and Produced water treatment plant consisting of Separators, Electrostatic Coalesces, PWT packages, pumps etc.
Managing team of operators, Supervise a multi-cultural team of Asst. Engineers, Technicians and sub-contractors.
Continuous monitoring of process parameters and act accordingly. Decision making during emergencies.
Recover Process upsets, DCS Trend analysis, Trouble shooting, problem solving & Organizational abilities.
To co-ordinate with production operators and control room engineers for Plant operation, startup, stabilization & shutdown and effective team leader.
Risk Assessment, implementation of risk mitigation measures and owner of risk assessment matrix.
Instruct and train operating personnel at site or training center
Willingness to travel is required.
Mentoring and training of new Operations / Service Engineers.


Take personal responsibility for HSE / own safety
Follow defined rules and procedures
Contribute to continuous improvement of HSE and Quality within the company and everyday office environment

Actively contribute to the development and implementation of the overall company strategy and Services team strategy

Be fully responsible for the compliance with NOV and Wellstream Processing policies, Services procedures
Carry out a given task in accordance to the set policies, execution models, procedures etc., using agreed common tools and systems
Integration and co-operation with the other disciplines in the company

Work closely with colleagues in order to reach the common and shared goals for the Services team

The Company:
Ensure promotion of NOV and Wellstream Processing products portfolio
Ensure appropriate reporting to Management
Ensure interface and coordination with other discipline teams


Engineering Degree (Chemical / Process) or equivalent

Minimum 10+ years’ experience within oil and gas industries
Having experience in operating process plants and packages
Fluent in English, Arabic is a plus


Formal Competence and experience
Technical education within process or mechanical or e&i;
Experience Site services and commissioning
Experience in the Oil and gas industry
Fluent in English
Other languages nice to have

Personal characteristics:
Structured and analytical with flexibility with regards to work tasks
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Capable of working independently as well as part of a team
Good at developing relations, both internally and externally
HSE conscious
Job: Engineering
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Job Posting:

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