• Nigeria
  • City

  • Port Harcourt
  • Industry

  • Engineering and Construction and Oil & Gas
  • Job Type

  • Office
  • Posting date

  • February 1, 2024


Helen Nnebuife Ukandu

  • Contract
  • Nigeria
  • Competitive NGN / Hour

Website WTS Energy

Operations Engineer

February 1, 2024

Job Description


Job Roles:

  • Process and equipment operation:
    • Oversee the safe and efficient operation of assigned crude refining process units and auxiliary equipment. o Monitor process parameters, alarms, and trends to identify potential issues and optimize performance. o Implement operating procedures and make adjustments as needed based on process conditions and requirements.
    • Participate    in    start-up, shut-down, and    emergency    response procedures.
    • Conduct    routine    equipment    inspections    and    recommend preventative maintenance activities.
  • Troubleshooting and problem-solving:
    • Analyze process data and troubleshoot operational issues to identify root causes and implement corrective actions. o Collaborate with maintenance teams to diagnose and resolve equipment malfunctions. o Liaise with engineering teams to investigate process optimization opportunities and implement process improvements.

Construction Management:

  • Civil Electrical, Mechanical and Instrumentation, and steel structure works.
  • Fireproofing, equipment    installation, piping, painting, and insulation.
  • Refractory work for furnaces, heaters, and incinerators.

Contract Administration:

Reviewing change orders, allocating new unit rates, and evaluating back charges.

  • Managing scope of work, measurement methods, schedule, manpower, and equipment.
  • Handling subcontracting, variation orders, field changes, and cost categories.
  • Preparing subcontract agreements, log files, and cost reports.

Procurement and Cost Control:

  • Inviting    quotations, reviewing    bids, negotiating    prices, and preparing feasibility reports.
  • Evaluating vendor capacity, finalizing contracts, and preparing work procedures.
  • Tracking recoveries, progress payments, and insurance claims.
  • Documentation and reporting:
  • Maintain accurate and complete operational records, logs, and reports.
  • Prepare technical reports and presentations on operational performance and improvement initiatives. o Participate in process audits and document adherence to safety and environmental regulations.
  • Communication and collaboration:
    • Maintain clear and effective communication with process operators, maintenance technicians, engineers, and other stakeholders. o Coordinate activities and share information to ensure smooth operation and problem-solving.
    • Contribute to a positive and collaborative work environment.



  • Ensure safe and reliable operation of assigned crude refining process units, maximizing production and efficiency.
  • Identify and resolve operational issues promptly to minimize downtime and production losses.
  • Continuously improve process knowledge and implement optimization strategies to enhance performance.
  • Maintain accurate and updated operational documentation and reports.
  • Foster a strong safety culture and adhere to all safety regulations and procedures.


Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering or a related field.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in process operations, preferably in the oil and gas or crude refining industry.
  • Strong understanding of crude refining processes, equipment, and operating procedures.
  • Proven ability to troubleshoot and resolve operational issues.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficiency in technical writing and documentation.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience with process simulation software and data analysis tools.
  • Knowledge of relevant safety regulations and codes for the oil and gas industry.

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