Sr. Production Operations Engineer in Kuwait

at National Oilwell Varco
Location Kuwait
Date Posted April 29, 2019
Category Petroleum Engineer
Job Type Permanent


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

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