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Date Posted: 21/May/2014
Deadline: 03/Jun/2014

Addax Petroleum was founded in 1994 upon leading petroleum industry expertise and a deep-rooted understanding and respect for African cultures. Over the years, Addax Petroleum has evolved from a young pioneer into an established international oil and gas exploration and production company focused on Africa, the Middle East, and the North Sea.

Addax Petroleum’s assets are located in Nigeria, the Joint Development Zone of São Tomé & Príncipe, Gabon, Cameroon, the Kurdistan Region of Iraq and the UK North Sea, comprising an excellent combination of oil and gas reserves and exploration opportunities. The Company’s approximate average oil production for 2012 was 167,000 bbl/d.

Addax Petroleum has over 1100 employees worldwide with service offices in Geneva (Switzerland) and Houston (USA), and operating offices in Lagos (Nigeria), Port-Gentil (Gabon) and Douala (Cameroon)

Position Description
To assist in providing piping engineering expertise and to aid in the execution of the Company’s onshore and offshore projects and ongoing operations.
The majority of these projects will be executed under a recently established Alliance between Company and a relatively inexperienced, but fully committed, indigenous contractor.
Position Requirements

To provide piping engineering input to other disciplines to assure that design outputs are consistent.

Rreview Design Bases, design drawings, specifications, etc.

To act as required as the Alliance representative (piping) to ensure that design work by contractors meets Company standards and relevant industry codes.

To monitor the performance of design contractors and suggest remedial actions related to piping design.

To assist Alliance project engineers with the piping engineering aspects of Facilities design.

To assist construction and commissioning teams with field questions encountered during installation.

To initiate and coordinate tasks needed for project execution.

To participate in HAZOP’s and other key design reviews.

Participate in constructability reviews.


Zero LTIs.

On time delivery of work-scope, in accordance with specifications.


University Engineering Degree (Mechanical) – 2nd Class Honours.

Minimum twenty (12) years relevant experience with an oil industry design company.

Must have worked as a piping design engineer/senior piping engineer for an Engineering Design company involved in Oil and Gas projects or an Operator for 10 years.

Must be used to working in a multi-discipline environment.

35+ years old.


Good understanding of project management controls and procedures.

Ability to work under pressure against tight deadlines whilst maintaining a high standard of consistency and accuracy.

Solid working knowledge of oil and gas industry piping engineering codes and standards.

Have thorough knowledge of the design of onshore and offshore oil production facilities.

Have the ability to utilise common piping design software for piping system design and analysis.

To provide input to Front End/Conceptual Engineering studies with respect to piping design aspects.

Provide input to Integrity Management and Planned Maintenance planning.

Sound understanding of HSES management systems and the application thereof, particularly with respect to design integrity and safety.

Ability to manage interfaces both internally and externally with contractors.

Good reporting skills with the ability to write well structured and easily understood reports
Able to prepare and deliver effectively presentations for information dissemination both internally to management and externally to 3rd parties.

Fluent spoken and written English.

Strong interpersonal skills, able to deal with a broad spectrum of cultural and organisational styles
Basic computer literacy (AUTO CADD, MS Word, Excel, Project, Lotus Notes, PowerPoint).

Good communication and team building skills – well able to lead and gain respect both internally and externally 3rd parties.

Ability to improvise/prioritise with little notice without losing attention to detail.

Proven track record of managing in multicultural situations.

Self starter, results-driven and focussed on timely, accurate and high quality delivery.

Able to hold own ground when challenged but can present a balanced view in putting arguments forward.


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