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Recruiter NameSandra Tye
Industry OIL & GAS, Marine, Project
SalarySalary negotiable
BenefitsNegotiable US$ per worked day net of Kazakh tax
LocationsASIA , Kazakhstan
Contract TypeContract




Our Client, a Major international Oil and Gas contractor, is looking for an Engineering Lead to work on a project based in Kazakhstan.



  • Degree BSc or equivalent level in Engineering.
  • Demonstrable experience (min. 6-8 years) and proven track record in oil & gas facilities or marine, coastal, navigation, hydraulic installations. 
  • Previous experience and familiarity with RoK and/ or other Caspian projects and marine projects.



  • Knowledge in regulatory, procedures and architecture of naval oil & gas transportation and marine engineering, regulations and International standards.
  • Good knowledge of International engineering standards, best practices, and systems.
  • Experience about shallow water navigation and facilities.
  • Experience in preparing scopes of work and managing contractors work will be an advantage.
  • Good technical, interpersonal and team-working skills.
  • Fluent written and spoken English. 
  • Proactive approach to decision process (in the pertinent discipline).
  • Problem solving oriented.
  • Ability to work in team environments-communicate, understand and work within the dynamics of a multi-functional and multi-location environment.
  • Capable of working on multiple tasks simultaneously under pressure conditions.
  • HSSE driven mindset
  • Experience in offshore and onshore facilities processing high H2S content and sour fluids is an advantage.
  • Knowledge of RoK navigation and marine regulation is a strength point but not mandatory.
  • This job is demanding and requires self motivation and vision to progress the project objectives. 



The purpose of the Engineering Lead position comprises the following key aspects:

  • Provide technical support to Projects to ensure that design, construction, commissioning and adequate maintenance is carried out according to appropriate technical standards, including RoK mandatory standards;
  • Provide support to strategies and content of Engineering, execution, commissioning processes related to CLIENT onshore & offshore assets;
  • In collaboration with Production & Operations Department, and Technical Directorate, establish venture performance, by providing high value credible engineering services in assistance to brownfield and/or feasibility projects
  • Establish and sustain a structured and proactive approach to transfer knowledge to graduate engineers



  • Coordinating definition of all the project technical requirements.
  • Preparing SOW and Basis of Design for contractors and monitoring progress and preparation of deliverables.
  • Review deliverables produced by Engineering & Procurement Contractors.
  • Define and evaluate DS, TBE, requisitions relevant to material and equipment necessary to fulfil the activity.
  • Defining and coordination interfaces with EP Facilities and new installations, optimizing installation and construction schedule, as well as minimizing cost and safety risks.
  • Writing and/or providing technical input into feasibility studies, functional specifications, and Basis of Design for production and processing facilities.   
  • Participating in process safety reviews activities.
  • Contributing to a database of size, weight, cost and delivery time of major equipment and packages associated with offshore and coastal/port facilities.
  • Reviewing and keeping updated, the project Basis of Design/ Statement of Requirements for the relevant discipline, including collation and analysis of relevant data of CLIENT.  
  • To ensure that all opportunities offered by introduction of new technologies are pursued and evaluated.
  • To ensure that lessons learned from operations and activities performed and all experience gained in the relevant discipline is valued and capitalized.


Rate:               Negotiable US$ per worked day net of Kazakh tax


Duration:           1 year renewable


Status:             Single status Residential basis working 5 days a week, 8 hours per day.


Benefits:           Client pays medical insurance/medical evacuation, Accommodation (single status standard).  50 work days of annual leave (unpaid) and 3 paid home leave return flights per residential assignment year (1st trip after 3 months of work). 


We are instructed to only submit to our Client candidates whose qualifications and experience match client’s specification.


For more information please contact Sandra Tye

On +44 20 8905 2250 or email


If you are interested in this position and would like more information do please contact me or any other member of the Recruitment Team as soon as possible. If you are not sure the CV we have on file is current send your latest CV to me, at the same time advising me your availability and any other relevant information.  If this position is not exactly what you are looking for please look at our website we update this site daily with all our current vacancies. Rest assured that your CV is treated as confidential and Woodland will not send your CV to any Clients until we have your permission to do so.

Please Note:  Some of our Clients will require references and documentary evidence of qualifications.

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