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Shift Charge Engineer – Processing (Cryogenic and Fractionation Module)

Industrial Pro Recruiting - Prestea, WP, Ghana

SHIFT CHARGE ENGINEER - Preferably a Citizen of Ghana

Position: Shift Charge Engineer – Processing (Cryogenic and Fractionation Module)

Division / Department: Operations & Maintenance (OM)/Midstream (MID)/Gas Conditioning Plant (PGCP)

Location: Prestea, Western Region, Ghana (West Africa)

Report Directly to: Operations Superintendent

Subordinate: Operations Engineer (1), Operations Mechanic (1)

Designation Level: Sectional Head

OBJECTIVE: The Shift Charge Engineer will be responsible for maintaining the safe, reliable, and efficient operations of the gas conditioning plant by optimizing diverse processes to facilitate the proper production of Natural Gas Liquids (NGL) while ensuring the highest standards of safety, environmental responsibility, and operational efficiency and excellence.



• Assist the EPC Project Team during the Construction, Installation and Commissioning Phase:

o Provide support with the review of Authorized for Construction drawings (AFCs), P&IDs, and commissioning checklists for the gas conditioning plant.

o Provide support with the review of all Red Lines and As Built Drawings to confirm accuracy and compliance with original designs and modifications.

o Assess the operational performance and integrity of equipment and other machinery such as the pumps, compressors, heat exchangers, towers, and valves etc.

o Support in the development of project specifications, cost estimates, and schedules for process-related activities.

o Conduct technical studies and analysis to troubleshoot process issues and propose solutions during construction and after commissioning.

o Assist in supervising and completing installation tasks during the construction phase, while ensuring adherence to industry regulations and company policies.

o Conduct simulations and modeling to optimize process parameters, equipment sizing, and performance.

o Propose recommendations to the HSE team to develop strategies to improve health, safety, and environmental standards at all production systems.

o Provide support with ensuring that warranty and punch list issues are effectively managed during construction and after commissioning of the plant.

o Provide support with ensuring adherence of quality assurance and quality control (QAQC).



• Assist the Operations Superintendent with the resolution of technical and operational issues:

o Investigation of operational incidents and development of corrective and preventive actions.

o Ensure that all issues and incidents are reported, investigated, and documented.

o Log all relevant information into the CMMS.

• For all activities that require a permit to work, prepare the supporting documentation.

• Perform control room operations with regards to switching and isolation processes.

• Perform routine equipment inspections to detect abnormal conditions.

• Support and comply with all process safety management and risk management plan practices (EIS, PSM, MOC, etc.):

o Keep plant hazard analysis current and display thorough knowledge of possible hazards and associated safeguards.

o Maintain required regulatory documentation.

o Work to achieve our goal of "Zero Accidents".

• Support the Reliability Team to execute predictive and preventive maintenance to eliminate catastrophic failures and unplanned maintenance.

• Maintain an accurate record of process data, equipment performance, and maintenance activities.

• Participate in hazard and risk assessments, including HAZOP (Hazard and Operability) reviews.



• Assist the Operations Superintendent in providing the necessary input and specifications for all Purchase & Service Order Agreements related to operations consumables.

• Assist the Operations Superintendent in planning and securing the acquisition of materials and services required for the operation of the plant.



• Propose training and development program for staff in line with technical and business needs.

• Carry out performance appraisals and development plans with subordinate staff.

• Coordinate the rotational schedule (on and off duty) of subordinate staff.



• BSc in Process, Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical, or Control & Instrumentation Engineering or equivalent.



• A minimum of 4+ years of experience in operations in the oil and gas industry.

• Prior experience in gas industrial operations (Piping and Instrumentation, Vessel, Tanks, Heat Exchangers, Pumps, Valves).

• Familiarity with regulatory requirements for operating plants, including Process Safety Management, OSHA regulations, EPA regulations, EEOC guidelines, and other federal and local requirements.

• Familiarity with Instrumentation and Industrial Automation, Supervision Systems (SCADA and HMI), PLC-PAC programming, and industrial networks.



• Proactivity: Ability to define complex technical problems and develop a range of solutions in differing situations.

• Ability to manage technical issues in a continually changing business environment.

• Flexibility: Ability to operate flexible work practices to achieve optimum results.

• Good Communications: Consistently communicate. Be a good listener and negotiator.

• Work Diligently: Manage multiple projects and deliver in a timely manner.

• Training and Development: Accountable for self-development, training, and development of subordinates.

• Optimization: Navigate complexities and uncertainties, and drive efficiency by use of technology.

• Organizational Skills: Excellent planning, organizational and time management skills, and coordinating activities across a wide range of disciplines.


Posted On: Thursday, May 2, 2024
Compensation: 18,256.26 GHS / month (gross)

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