Engineering Lead (Gas)

Engineering Lead (Gas)

Job Title: Engineering Lead (Gas)

Reports to: Gas Project Delivery Manager

Client : First E&P Limited

Industry: Oil and Gas

Location: Lagos, Nigeria

Job Purpose/summary

The Engineering Lead (EL) will be responsible for identifying and developing feasible concepts, selection of preferred concept, Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) of approved concept for the company’s Midstream gas and infrastructure projects. The EL will be accountable for all the QA/QC of multi-discipline engineering support to full life cycle of capital projects, facilities modification and optimization in the Gas organization. As the Head of Discipline Engineering, the EL will also manage and mentor all multi-discipline engineers and act as talent pool manager responsible for technical training, skills and career ladder development of staff in the Gas engineering and projects teams.

Key Functions/Responsibilities

  • Advice the Project Delivery Manager on best execution strategy for Front End Engineering of Gas Capital Projects.
  • Coordinate and lead Engineering Discipline team efforts in providing complete Engineering Design for Gas projects in line with agreed Statement of Requirement (SOR).
  • Act as Technical Authority (TA) in the application and enforcement of codes, standards, recommended Practices, Engineering Guidelines, and NUPRC regulations during the screening and feasibility of opportunities and in the delivery of engineering services for Gas Capital projects.
  • Provide technical assurance for all engineering & project activities, from inception to commissioning/handover.
  • Based on corporate guidelines and starting with approved feasibility reports, select preferred concepts for Gas development and/or major modification projects and obtain timely Management approval
  • Assess engineering consulting firms for suitability for engagement, and maintain a register of competent engineering consultants that can provide resources to augment in-house resources.
  • Manage a FEED team either in-house or by 3rd party contractors to ensure their activities meet project and relevant industry recommended practices, codes and standards, consistent with Company’s objectives.
  • Liaise with SCM to ensure that valid engineering and consultancy contracts are always in place to deliver engineering design support to the Gas capital projects.
  • Maintain a pool of Discipline Engineers (Process, Mechanical, Electrical, Instrumentation/Control, Pipeline, Structural) throughout all phases of gas projects from engineering design, construction, installation to commissioning.
  • Liaise with the Projects Heads to ensure that all statutory and mandatory technical safety studies (Delivery Assurance Reviews, Design review, HAZID, SAFOP, SIL, HAZOPs, Constructability review, etc) are carried out at different stage gates of the project to meet engineering design standards.
  • Through studies and technical analysis and investigation, proffer cost-effective solutions to technical operational issues and bottlenecks
  • Assess new technology concepts for suitability and application in the midstream gas development and technical solutions delivery.
  • Function as the Skill pool manager and coordinate the trainings, competency mapping and career planning of the discipline engineers in Gas Engineering.
  • Work closely with discipline heads to identify resource gaps and ensure that all engineering resources both human and material (Software, hardwares etc) required for the Gas Business are adequate.

Qualifications & Experience


  • A good university degree in any of the relevant engineering fields.
  • Minimum of 18 years’ experience in oil and gas facilities engineering that must include feasibility, concept design studies, FEED and detail design in both green and brown field developments.
  • Understanding of full project lifecycle exposure with extensive knowledge of relevant standards, norms and regulations.
  • Enough pedigree to provide leadership intervention in resolving crisis/impasse that could arise during engineering design project execution either with third-party contractors or Government stake holders like NUPRC, NUIMS, NCDMB, which could derail the Design Project delivery if not properly managed.


  • The EL will possess a working knowledge of different engineering disciplines and how they relate to one another, providing clear and concise instructions to engineering teams with an aptitude for managing risks.
  • Mastery of at least one recognized discipline in oil and gas engineering.
  • Understanding of the oil industry Opportunity Maturation Process.
  • Understanding of key components and layouts of oil and gas infrastructures and facilities.
  • Understanding of impact of concepts and front-end work in overall project value.
  • Knowledge of key standards and codes that guide oil and gas facilities engineering.
  • Understanding of structure of tender documents for technical infrastructure.
  • Coordination of multi-discipline teams for maximum synergy, efficiency and delivery.