Senior Superintendent – Construction (Mechanical)


Petrofac is a leading international service provider to the energy industry, with a diverse client portfolio including many of the world’s leading energy companies.

We design, build, manage and maintain infrastructure for our clients. We recruit, reward, and develop our people based on merit regardless of race, nationality, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status or disability. We value our people and treat everyone who works for or with Petrofac fairly and without discrimination.

The world is re-thinking its energy supply and energy security needs, planning for a phased transition to alternative energy sources. We are here to help our clients meet these evolving energy needs.

This is an exciting time to join us on this journey.   

We support flexible working requests and have adopted a hybrid approach for most of our office-based roles. We ask employees to be present in the office at least three days per week.

Are you ready to bring the right energy to Petrofac and help us deliver a better future for everyone?

JOB TITLE: Mechanical Senior Superintendent – Construction (6-8 months assignment contract)


Definitive knowledge in equipment installation & pre-commissioning; philosophy of Gas Turbines, Centrifugal pumps, reciprocating pumps, Centrifugal Compressors, Reciprocating Compressors, Steam Turbines, and their auxiliaries (lube oil system, fuel gas system, DGS seal gas system, steam system etc.).

Management of preservation on all types of rotating machinery; compressors, turbines, pumps, and motors, carried out as per project specification reviewing preservation check sheets and periodic inspections. Plan preventative maintenance work and feed into the project duration.

Having a strong knowledge of mechanical seals and mechanical seal systems.

Provide day to day mechanical rotating equipment support and advice to supervisor’. Provide specialist support with regards to inspection, and meeting with client or subcontractor.

Coordinate process piping activities within assigned scope at work site.

Able to understand a material packing list and identify the material required for the installation and cross reference with the PO. Planning activity, prepare material requisitions & ensure their withdrawal.

Preparation of work, monitoring of punch lists and red lining of erection mechanical GA drawings P&IDs. After completion of works ensuring feedback & close work.

The Ability to understand and implement mechanical drawings (section DWG; construction DWG; P&ID; Levelling and alignment specification, Soft-foot specification, flushing/blowing procedure; piping specification; spring supports hot-alignment methods).

Ensure implementation of Petrofac’s Flange management procedure. Review pipe pressure test procedure and ensure implementation of Go/NoGo and safety checklist prior to pressure testing.

Pre-commissioning/commissioning knowledge of the following:

Utility & Process Systems: Instrument Air, Fire Water, Nitrogen Generator packages, Sea Water, Gas and steam Turbines, Diesel Fuel, Heating & Cooling Medium, Flash Gas, Fuel Gas, Flare Gas, Booster Gas & LP/IP/HP Gas Compression, Crude Oil Treatment & Separation, Water Injection, Methanol Systems, TEG dehydration/regeneration, Chemical Injection, Cranes, and related systems. Review P&IDs with process and ensure everything is lined Up before starting the equipment.

Risk Control of mechanical Hazards.

Devise pre-start-up checklist.

Planning of Oil flushing / water flushing ETC. activities on rotating equipment.

Package lines leak test and dewatering. Gas lift and gas injection lines leak test within the package boundaries.

Being part of a multi-disciplined maintenance support team, reviewing existing maintenance procedures and determining / putting in place future recommendations.


  • Mechanical discipline experience in direct hire construction with an international oil & gas EPC company and with subcontractors.
  • Relevant degree in Mechanical Engineering from an accredited college or university.

  • Must have a thorough working knowledge of International Codes and Standards, specifically ASME and API Codes/practices, and specifications. 

  • Has knowledge and experience to Mechanical / Piping / HVAC issues onsite and provide guidance to subcontractors.
  • Experience in management of preservation of project equipment and materials.

  • Computer proficiency, communication & interpersonal skills, fluent in written & spoken English, software skills to include the use of word, e-mail, spread sheets and presentation.

  • Positive “can do” attitude & strong work ethic, conceptual thinking, problem solving & ability to work under pressure. 

  • Trained in lifting and scaffolding supervision (preferred).


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