Principal Engineer-Civil in Lagos, Nigeria

at WTS Energy

Oil & Energy
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
15+ years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female
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Job Description

  • To act as a focal point/technical authority for geotechnical and civil engineering questions in Company
  • To liaise/brainstorm with client department key personnel to prepare PIN’s (Project Initiation Notes), design briefs and a “Business Case” (where required) for their proposed onshore and offshore geotechnical and civil engineering.
  • To prepare a detailed Basis of Design for every design proposal, based on the agreed Design Brief and ensure proper documentation on APD(N)L’s Papyrus application.
  • To prepare/negotiate work scopes, schedules and budgets for executing geo-technical and civil engineering design services by self or consultant resources and refine the optimum scope of work for individual designs/projects, so as to achieve the best value-for-money whilst still satisfying the essential requirements of the APD(N)L client department.
  • To execute any required design for the works, either by self or consultant resources, working in co-operation with the APD(N)L client department to ensure their technical requirements and functionality are adequately addressed.
  • To supervise any consultant design work, verifying adequacy of drawings and specifications to ensure that they meet Company standards and relevant industry codes
  • To update and maintain a database of geotechnical information for all Addax, i.e. APD(N)L and SLNL (Shoreline) locations and include them in a geotechnical map that can easily be updated and referred to for future projects, facilities maintenance works and project upgrades.
  • To initiate/update and maintain “as-built” drawings for all company locations showing geotechnical as well as vertical/horizontal survey and underground/above ground facilities details.
  • To monitor the performance of design contractors and suggest remedial actions to avoid design deficiencies and installation delays.
  • To assist Company / Alliance resident and/or project engineers with the civil engineering aspects of Facilities design.
  • To provide geotechnical and civil engineering input to other disciplines to assure that design outputs are consistent.
  • To assist construction and commissioning teams with technical questions encountered during the construction phase of the projects.)
  • To participate in HAZOP’s and other key design reviews.
  • To assist in the professional development of Nigerian geotechnical and civil engineers.
  • Coordinating or performing discipline checks for design documents and drawings.
  • Developing technical specifications for materials and construction.
  • Mentoring and developing junior engineers and designers.


  • University Engineering Degree (Civil) – 2nd Class Honours or better
  • An MSc in Civil Engineering or Geotechnics will be a distinct advantage
  • Registration with COREN is necessary for this position.
  • Membership of professional bodies such as NSE (Nigeria), ICE (UK) and ASCE (USA) is desirable but not necessary.
  • Minimum of 20 years post-graduate experience, at least 12 of which must have been in a management position, working in the oil and gas industry.
  • Must be used to working in a multi-discipline environment
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