Project Engineer


Description of
this vacancy

Start your career as a Project Engineer at Vopak and ensure that project execution is within budget and follows planned schedule closely as well as manage contractors/ vendors in safe, timely execution of projects. We offer you a working environment that is safe and pleasant and where equality, diversity and satisfaction are of paramount importance. Ready to develop yourself and make a positive impact? Improve the world and start as Project Engineer  at Vopak.

What will you do as a Project Engineer ?

As a Project Engineer, you will be responsible for the governance of the project, including the development of the technical scope, alignment with the Project team and Internal Customer to translate the project requirements into a service delivery. The incumbent is also responsible for coaching and guiding the Project team to ensure timely delivery of the project and is executed in compliance with Vopak standards.

What do we offer you?

  • A market-based salary depending on your experience and knowledge and attractive bonuses

  • Various growth opportunities

What do we expect from you as a Project Engineer ?

  • At least 5 to 8 years Oil & Petrochemical experience. 5 years project management experience, in similar industry

  • Certified - Project Management

  • Certified - Construction safety course for Project Managers

  • Degree in Engineering preferably Mechanical or Process.

  • Preferable to have piping experience.

  • Experience in Construction and Maintenance of Jetty and Jetty topside equipments)

  • Conversant with International standards such as API, ASME, ANSI, OCIMF, NFPA, Singapore Standard, Code of Practice.

  • Preferable to have worked in Oil/Chemical Terminal experience

  • Project or work exposure in tank engineering, construction or maintenance.

  • Project or work exposure in process design or rotating equipment / terminal equipment maintenance, 

  • Sound Project Management skills and track record

  • Project proficiency with Engineering and Operational knowledge background and experience in managing tank farms and similar projects.

  • Knowledge of technical functional areas for better coordination and timely decision making 

  • Ability to work well in cross cultural environment

  • Trustworthy, Integrity and independence

  • Planning and organization skills

  • Financial management skills

  • Good communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills

  • Effective problem solving skills

  • Ability to resolve conflicting situations

  • Computer literate

  • Agile

Your core responsibilities are:

Project Preparation, Evaluation and Execution

  • Initiate and monitor the master project schedule up to FID

  • Develop high-level project descriptions including layout drawings and process drawings(P&ID)

  • Prepare specifications in line with Vopak standards and estimate costs for the proposed new, modifications or expansions project

  • Take lead in preparation and completion of the ITB document including Basis of Design (BoD). 

  • Develop bid & piping packages for smaller project portions and work with Vopak Managers to develop bid packages for larger turnkey construction project portions.

  • Take lead in technical clarification  with the guidance of Vopak Managers to fully assess completeness of tender proposal and detailed comparison with every tenderer

  • Provide the necessary inputs on technical evaluation to identify the most appropriate proposal for awarding of tender

  • Review consultant and contractor drawings, specifications and documentation in liaison with Vopak Team.

  • Assist commissioning team during the commissioning stage

  • Liaise with the procurement team for purchasing of equipment / material according to the approved vendor lists and prepare Request For proposal (RFP) for obtaining quotes from bidders, Tendering & BQ evaluation

  • Be responsible for project record-keeping. Perform overall quality control of the work (budget, schedule, plans, and personnel’s performance) and report regularly on project status

  • Provide an on-site technical and engineering service between contractor and Vopak to maintain control of construction, including site safety supervision and Safe Work Permit coordination

  • Supervise and review Contractor Quality Inspection and Test Programmes. Coordinate specialist Third Party Inspections

  • Review technical problems arising during construction, ensuring significant matters are formally resolved between contractor and Vopak.

  • Investigate variation orders and make recommendations

  • Monitor site OHS and environmental performance.

  • Report to Project Manager and liaises with other discipline lead engineers to ensure proper coordination and interface among different disciplines

  • Ensure that pertaining engineering activities (process, civil, marine, mechanical, piping, electrical, instrumentation and control, painting and insulation) are carried out in accordance with project requirements

Project Governance

  • Support, deputise the Project Manager, and be accountable for the success of the project

  • Support the Project Manager to evaluate the risk level; to seek mandate from the executive board prior to signing off; to provide leadership for the VPM roles and internal customer to manage project stakeholders; to coordinate all applicable project work streams


  • Take lead in overall compliance to Vopak Project Management (VPM) requirements.

  • Conduct What-If risk assessment on changes under MOC

  • Conduct Peer / Design Review as part of VPM requirement

  • Keep abreast with the requirements of local legislative requirements and Vopak Corporate, Codes, Standards, and regulations

  • Review of Method Statement and JSA(New)

Post Implementation Review

  • Conduct project review on project and technical accomplishments

  • Close-out the project and participate in a post implementation review

Stakeholder Relationship & Management

  • Plan and deliver stakeholder engagement activities to develop effective project working relationships and to ensure that stakeholder needs and concerns are identified and met

  • Manage internal and external stakeholder to ensure project is completed timely and safely

  • Liaise with tax, legal, insurance, and treasury corporate departments / advisors on matters like e.g., contracting plan, and project execution plan

People Management

  • Coach and guide other Project Team Members

Want to start as Project Engineer  at Vopak?

We are interested in learning more about you. To send your application, click the 'apply' button. For more information about the vacancy, please email

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This Job Description is not intended to be all-inclusive. The employee may cover other related duties to meet the ongoing organizational needs.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, gender, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

The successful candidate will be awarded a local employment contract.

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