Mechanical Engineer – Shutdown Coordinator

February 5, 2024
  • Location: Algeria
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #12820

MECHANICAL ENGINEER – SHUTDOWN COORDINATOR is required by our Client, an Oil and Gas operator, to be assigned on a contract basis located in Algeria

ROTATION                    28 days ON x 28 days OFF


  • Manage shutdown (SD) preparations for execution including materials and spare parts identification and ordering, the identification of manpower requirements and the mobilization of contractor personnel and equipment.
  • Develop and recommend overall SD strategy and coordinate the preparation of the ‘Fully Integrated SD Schedule’ both for long-term planning and preparation, and efficient execution.
  • Direct and monitor each department’s progress on shutdown activity preparation and planning.  Mentor supervisors and personnel to develop leadership skills and experience within SD planning and execution activities.
  • Organize and chair regular department and inter-departmental meetings with all Groupement Berkine (GB) stakeholders to ensure focus on SD goals.
  • Identify resourcing requirements for SD execution.
  • Administer SD-related contracts and/or coordinate with other contract holders to execute the work.
  • Direct and monitor SD-related departmental plans and schedules.
  • Direct and monitor SD-related material procurement and delivery in cooperation with GB procurement.
  • Ensure all activity Work Packs are developed in accordance with internal guidelines, reviewed and agreed.
  • Ensure SD Risk Assessments are performed for all activities as required.
  • Coordinate and drive the mobilization and availability of all SD-related labor, plant, equipment, and logistics resources to deliver shutdown on-time and to budget.
  • Manage the shutdown activities in accordance with GB shutdown strategy.
  • Ensure Permit to Work and Isolation procedures are adhered to and good HSE practices are being applied.
  • Ensure that SD execution progress is reported daily, and drive actions required to ensure plan meets schedule;
  • Conduct Lessons Learned meetings with other GB departments and approved contractors after completion of shutdowns. Ensure that Lessons Learned are applied in preparation for future shutdowns.


  • Mechanical Engineering qualification – need not be degree level.
  • At least 10 years’ experience in oil & gas processing facilities; planning for and managing shutdowns and running upgrade projects – may also have commissioning experience.
  • Experience with modern Planning software, preferably Primavera P6 is preferred
  • English language skills are required – French and/or Arabic in addition would be advantageous
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