Job Summary and Purpose :
Lead and manage the entire conversion project to modify the Main & Auxiliary Engines to allow dual fuel burning capability in addition to the existing heavy fuel oil for the NAKILAT wholly Owned Q-Flex & Q-Max LNG fleet.
Act as Owners focal point for the project technical and commercial / contractual matters and engage with Charterers and project stakeholders, including the JV Partners, class and other Vendors.
Manage project timeline and milestone and provide regular updates to Nakilat Senior Management on project progress and coordinate with Charterers project team.
Key Accountabilities :
Responsible for the entire project administration and planning. Ensure alignment and support is obtained with Nakilat involved departments (Fleet, Legal, CB&D, JV, Supply and PR).
Liaise with Charterers Project Team & Charterers’ Consultant for the purpose of technical & commercial evaluations and for System Selection.
Act as sole focal point for any Owners contracted Consultant(s). Ensure that system retrofitted on all vessels is safe, reliable efficient and fit for purpose.
Lead Owners Project Working Group (monthly) meetings and Provide comprehensive reporting to Senior Management, including cost control, project planning and milestones.
Attend all project systems’ trials and testing as required. Maintain an effective communication with Project Stakeholders, including Contractors throughout project timeline.
Assist Supply Department for tendering process and actively participate in tender evaluations & closing to ensure efficient and cost-effective selection.
Assist Supply Department with Vendor negotiation and contract drafting.
Monitor Vendors’ Engineering Studies and liaise as required with Class and other regulatory bodies. Coordinate with Vendors and Charterers’ Project Team the Final System Design and monitor the drawing approval process.
Ensure that Project execution is progressing as per project agreed milestones and keep Nakilat Senior Management fully appraised of Project Progress.
Developing project risk register and tracking of the treatment plan Coordinate Vendors’ equipment simulations, FATs and when available utilize Fleet Department resources to attend various technical workshops (FMEA, HAZID & HAZOP).
Facilitate Vendors’ site visits to selected class of vessels and participate in required onboard surveys. Ensure that high level of coordination is always kept with shipyard responsible for retrofit and assist in developing yard installation capabilities.
Ensure that individual installation Gantt Chart will be timely provided by the Project Manager Coordinate with individual Vessel Superintendent the conversion execution Delegate the monitoring function during yard installation (Execution, Sea Trials, Gas Trials, Final Completion and commissioning).
Responsible for the change order administration and follow up. Lead regular Project Execution Meetings with Project Managers, Yard, Charterers and Owners representatives.
Manage and follow up action points. Conduct Lessons Learned sessions following individual implementation and ensure these are being implemented on subsequent installations.
Keep alive project accurate cost control sheet and provide regular updates to Project Stakeholders.
Minimum Executive MBA in Project Management / Degree in Mechanical or Marine Engineering with sound reference of major modification / conversion projects in the LNG Shipping Industry (Major Conversion / FSRU).
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