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Recruiter NameMelanie Wood
Industry OIL & GAS, Machinery, Mechanical
Salary€45 to €60 per hour
LocationsASIA , Kazakhstan
Contract TypeContract




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



  • Higher Education Degree (in Mechanical Engineering or similar) is mandatory, preferably including education in Western institution of higher learning
  • Minimum of 15 years of experience
  • Fluent knowledge of English language is required (Russian or Chinese as an option)
  • Knowledge and experience in international PMC contracts related to the development and execution of EPC Contracts
  • Experience in Pipelines, Gas-Turbine Compressors and Power Generation, particularly in respect of Compressor or Power Stations.
  • Experience in major Onshore or Offshore Oil & Gas Projects, or for Major Oil Company or EPC Contractor would be a plus.
  • Experience in pre-award technical activities, involving qualification of Bidders, would be preferable.
  • Contracts Development Experience, supporting the drafting of technical scope of work of ITB’s, particularly for EPC scope and Lump Sum conditions.
  • Knowledge of relevant API, ASME, ISO.
  • Mechanical design for Rotating Equipment (e.g. Turbine, Compressor, Pumps) and related auxiliaries system (e.g. Sealing, Fuel Gas Skid, Lube Oil, Mineral Oil Skid).
  • Experience in the review of Mechanical engineering documentation and selection of Turbo Compressor based on the Vendor Performance Data.
  • Preparation and hands-on experience in Mechanical engineering documentation (specifications, engineering requisition, equipment data sheets, etc.), including training/mentoring of local staff, where applicable.
  • Sound experience of interfacing and integration issues of GTCU’s with the Compressor Station (in coordination with discipline specialists):
    • Design of mechanical interconnectivity of GTCU process and ancillary equipment, piping systems and valves: shutdown, ant surge, hot gas bypass valves, fuel gas and seal gas system, lube oil, drainage systems, etc. Including tracing and winterization, supports, consideration loads on nozzles, etc.
    • GTCU civil interfaces and foundations issues: vibration loads, grouting, etc.
    • Electric and power interconnections between systems: main power, GTCU starter system, Spinning system, Combustion air pre-heating, emergency lubrication, emergency power (Diesel)
    • GTCU related instrumentation selection and installation issues
    • Requirements of Unit Control System/ESD/ F&G and requirements of safety related systems.
    • Support to GA review of compressor hall, equipment and skid arrangement, of piping and cable routing, utilities (heating, ventilation, etc) distribution



  • Must have sound knowledge and understanding of technical terms and conditions.
  • Familiar with all phases of Engineering Design (i.e. Conceptual, Feasibility, Basic, Feed and Detailed Design).
  • Familiar with all phases of EPC Contracts.
  • Awareness of compliance and audit processes.
  • Ability to identify changes and improvements to the technical documentation and procedures to reflect Client’s changing requirements.
  • Knowledge of computer based systems including, CAD, Database Management systems, Excel, Word, Microsoft Office or equivalent software packages.
  • Be proactive, a self-starter and ability to work without supervision.
  • Systematic thinker and good organizational skills / time management.
  • Strong personality with ability to be firm and persuasive without authority.
  • Team player within and across functions.
  • Sensitive to Client’s requirements and Client-focused.



The successful candidate is requested to work as Lead Engineer - Compressor to validate the Supply Specification and Engineering Requisition for the Turbo Compressor Package, to follow up the development of its supply and to support its correct integration within the Compressor Station.


At pre-EPC contract award stage, the work involved the review of the Basic Design documentation prepared by the Subcontractors in charged to develop the design (Designers) and, if necessary, to make proposal of alternative to improve the completeness and quality of the documentation reviewed.


At post-EPC contract award stage, the work includes the review of the Detail Design documentation prepared by the EPC Contractors, and, if necessary, to make proposal of alternative to improve the completeness and quality of the documentation reviewed, in respect of the budget approved, attending kick – off meetings, assistance to the Client in the assessment and validation of the technical issues at the base of Change order or Claims raised by the EPC Contractors.


The Candidate, in coordination with the above priority mansions, is also requested to provide support to Client Management in its activities such as (but not limited to): reviewing and producing technical documentation for Business Development (i.e. manhours/time for quotations), training and support to Clients Engineers in ongoing Projects, etc.


Rate:              Euro 45 to 60 per worked hour net of Kazakh tax


Duration:           1 year contract with possible extensions


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). Flights and transport.  


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


For more information please contact Melanie Wood, Director of Recruitment

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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