Senior Front-End Engineer at Seplat Energy Plc

Senior Front-End Engineer at Seplat Energy Plc


Seplat Energy Plc is a leading indigenous Nigerian oil and gas exploration and production company with a strategic focus on Nigeria, listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange (“LSE”) (LSE:SEPL) and Premium Board of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (“NSE”) (NSE:SEPLAT).

Seplat Energy is pursuing a Nigeria focused growth strategy and is well-positioned to participate in future divestment programmes by the international oil companies, farm-in opportunities and future licensing rounds. We are leading Nigeria’s energy transition towards cleaner, more reliable energy that is accessible to all.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Senior Front-End Engineer

Location: Lagos
Employment Type: Full-time

Overall Purpose of the Job

  • Provide subject matter/technical authority contribution to the Front-end /Conceptual engineering function of SEPLAT Corporate Engineering department.
  • Responsible for providing all front-end engineering support i.e. from pre-initiation to Concept Selection, Pre-FEED activities, Front End Engineering Design (FEED) packages and oftentimes Post-FEED/Detailed Engineering Design essential for seamless execution of ongoing and future Oil & Gas field development plans. Responsible for integration of pre-FEED projects within Seplat Projects.
  • Pre-FEED activities include pre-feasibility, feasibility studies, Basis of Design, Scope of Work etc. As such manages the overall Project Front-End Engineering Integration. Responsible for integrating all discipline contributions into the overall technical design concept.
  • This includes integration with upstream development, oil/gas processing, utilities, asset hydrocarbon evacuation, downstream facilities, and various engineering discipline studies, R&D etc spanning Revamp, Brownfield and Greenfield projects.

Principal Accountabilities
Conceptual Studies Management:

  • Formulate development concepts for new field developments and major modifications, determining the optimum commercial/business solution, in support of the asset, exploration and commercial business plans.
  • Expert in early stages of development and identify, screen and develop alternative development options. Ensure opportunities and project are well defined and framed so that they can be executed within realistic budgets and timeframes.
  • Participate in opportunity framing workshops for production system optimization and debottlenecking opportunities which may involve an external facilitator.
  • Carry out (or give input in, if carried out by others) multi-discipline studies in support of development options while taking into account the input of other functions into development plans.
  • Collaborate with the lead Economist to produce economic screening calculations and modelling of identified concepts
  • Lead new business development activities, functional initiatives, training, engineering technology needs, manage internal and external technical work performed by specialist consultancies.
  • Lead conceptual development and evaluations provided by Engineering team for new asset acquisitions, farm-in opportunities and other international ventures as well as provide technical advice on Facility Development Concepts to subsurface professionals, economics and new business teams.
  • Lead new technology scouting and applications for surface facilities to ensure technical & operational excellence and reduction in total lifecycle cost of production.
  • Collaborate with the heads of Business Development and Corporate Planning to produce economic screening calculations and modelling of identified field development concepts
  • Coordinate engineering data and inputs required during Asset Acquisition/New Business Development

Front-End Engineering Management:

  • Plan, Initiate, Coordinate and Manage all Front-End Engineering phase activities for a project required to provide basic engineering development to a conceptual design or appraisal which enables a detailed scope, schedule and cost estimate to be prepared as the basis of detailed design development.
  • Manage Front-end Study from initiation to close-out activities, including preparation of hold lists, clearing cost commitments, cash commitments, and capturing “lessons learned”
  • Manage the technical evaluation/due diligence study for new asset development or acquisition exercise.
  • Single point accountable to the Corporate Engineering Manager for all the aspects of front-end engineering coordination and management for the assigned areas or significant work scopes. Consults with the Head of Discipline Engineering and Corporate Engineering Manager as required.
  • Ensure that all front-end engineering-related HSE issues have been addressed and systems are in place to manage same.

Engineering Process Management:

  • Formulate and lead the development of engineering concepts, front-end for in-field and near-field opportunities and infrastructural projects associated with existing producing assets to sustain and increase oil and gas production. Understand, assemble, and coordinate all of the disciplines, specialties and 3rd party consultants that front-end engineering activity comprises.
  • Carries the duties and responsibilities for Chief Process Engineer and coordination of Conceptual Studies, Concept Optimization and FEED
  • Supervise, Coach, Mentor and Develop young Engineers in the organization.
  • Steer and gain support for opportunities via the Seplat Hydrocarbon Maturation Process (HCMP) to ensure appropriate resource usage, planning and business controls are applied
  • Provides support to and delegates for the Lead Process Engineer/TA.

Job Knowledge and Qualification

  • B.Sc Degree in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or any related fields.
  • Professional membership and certification: NSE and COREN
  • 12 – 17 years’ experience in the Oil & Gas / E&P industry
  • Experience in Process Studies, Conceptual Design, FEED, Detail design in both green and brown field developments.
  • Skilled with Hysys for Process Simulation and Pipesim for Hydraulic Simulation will be an added advantage.
  • Must have worked as Senior Concept/Front-End Engineer for minimum of 5 years with an IOC or EPC contractor involving both onshore and offshore projects
  • Understanding of Full project lifecycle exposure.
  • Extensive knowledge of relevant standards, norms and regulations

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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