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Role Summary/Purpose:
The EPC Systems Interface Engineer is responsible for the identification, management and closure of all external and internal interfaces during the Execution Phase of an Engineering/Procurement/Construction (EPC) Subsea Project. Reporting to the Project Engineering Manager, the EPC Systems Interface Engineer represents the EPC Systems Engineering team for all Interface related matters.

Essential Responsibilities:

• Develop and communicate the project specific Interface Management Plan
• Work closely with the project team, product engineers, vendors, 3rd parties and client, to ensure that all project interfaces are identified and classified
• Ensure all Project Interfaces are established using Interface Records and Interface datasheets
• Populate the Interface Register and maintain status of all Interfaces through to closure
• Identify critical interfaces and ensure integration into the Project Master Schedule
• Produce regular reports showing progress of interface closure against plan, and highlighting critical interface issues
• Identify Interface issues early and report problems which could have commercial, schedule or contractual impact on the project
• Organise regular Interface Management Review meetings to maintain focus, identify problem areas and incentivise earliest resolution of interfaces
• Encourage and facilitate continuous collaboration, and flow of information, between all internal and external parties to ensure all interfaces are understood, addressed and closed as early as possible
• Identify interface ‘sticking points’ between the various parties and take steps necessary to avoid procrastination or deadlock. Escalate to the PEM and PD all issues which cannot be resolved locally
• Perform periodic audit of the Interface Management process to confirm correct reporting and archiving of Interface Management data
• Perform Risk Analysis of the Interface Register and produce mitigation plan
• Perform regular Change Management reviews of the Interface Register to identify any increase or decrease of contractual scope
• Analyse and report the cost of poor Interface Management to the project
• Produce an Interface Management Close-out Report analysing the performance against plan, identifying outstanding actions, and recording all Lessons Learned and Best Practices


• Proven experience across 3 or more of the following: 1) Interface Management experience of oil & gas project execution 2) Technical understanding of at least 2 of the following product lines: o Trees, PCS, Manifolds, Well Control & Intervention, ROV operations. 3) Practical knowledge of at least 2 aspects of the Subsea Systems Engineering Lifecycle: o NPI, Tender development, Project Engineering, SIT, commissioning, and operations 4) Domain knowledge across at least 1 of the following: o Hydro-mechanical, Electrical & power, Software/Electronic, Marine/Structural
• Availability to travel internationally for project needs and for short term assignments
• Fluent English speaker
• Bachelor degree in Engineering or science based discipline is preferred
• Chartered Engineer or PE certification is an advantage

Desired Characteristics:

• Ability to interact with and influence multi-disciplined, geographically dispersed teams
• Strong influencing and communication skills combined with patience and tenacity
• Ability to plan and organise work methodically
• Excellent report writing and presentation skills · Strong technical aptitude, including applicable engineering tools and systems · Solid oral and written communication skills · Strong interpersonal and leadership skills · PC proficiency

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