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Lifting Specialist M/F

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General information


As an international subsidiary of the SPIE group specializing in the energy sector, SPIE Oil & Gas Services has been working at the heart of energy production infrastructures for several decades, designing, installing, starting up and maintaining them, while ensuring the best possible conditions in terms of safety, costs, lead times and quality.

With around 3,100 employees of 70 different nationalities working in about 30 countries in Europe, Africa, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East, SPIE Oil & Gas Services offers its customers from the oil, gas and renewable energy industries sustainable solutions in the following areas: well delivery & management, projects, engineering & construction, assessment & competency development, commissioning & start-up, operations, maintenance & asset integrity.

With around 45,500 employees and a strong local presence, SPIE achieved in 2020 consolidated revenues of €6.6 billion and consolidated EBITA of €339 million.



Position description

Job title

Lifting Specialist M/F

Contract type

Temporary work contract

Contractual hours

Full time

Contract duration

12 Months

Job description

We currently have an opportunity within [SPIE Oil & Gas Services Middle East LLC Qatar for a Lifting Specialist.

Job Purpose:

This position is a unique opportunity to work as lifting equipment technical authority, responsible for providing technical advice, oversight and guidance to Major Projects for lifting operations, deviations or non-compliance so that they can detect defects or weaknesses and assess how important they are in relation to the safety.  Provides support to maintenance teams to ensure preventive and corrective maintenance activities are carried out on all lifting equipment.

  • Your main duties will be to assist Major projects in their lifting plans by planning, coordinating, reviewing, oversight and correcting, where necessary, Lifting Management System processes and activities to ensure flawless  and safe project execution is achieved.
  • As lifting SME across all Major Projects, the role requires recognized technical expertise and field based experience as well as excellent communication skills to ensure its credibility with all stakeholders.
  • Acts as Focal Point for Major Projects Lifting and Handling Operations. Reviews and approves Critical Lifting Plans and attends lifts as required.  Have stewardship of all the cranes in major projects and maintain an updated list. Reports monthly to Major Projects of cranes certification status. 
  •  Determines standards for, and participates in, the monitoring and   assessment of lifting operations.
  •  Leads the inspection and validation of all major projects lifting equipment prior to mobilisation including onshore, offshore and marine vessels / barges incoordination with respective PMT.
  • Verifies and ensures compliance with Company requirements, standards, specifications and instructions.
  • Supports MP projects through performance of audits and condition checks for fitness for purpose of lifting equipment, appliances and accessories.


Ideally you will have graduated in Bachelor's of Engineering. Industry related qualifications such as LEEA, OPITO, OSHA, or Hoisting Engineering license preferred with minimum of 15+ years of experience in discipline with at least ten years demonstrated senior engineering and field experience in lifting operations, lifting studies (engineering, calculations), lifting equipment inspection (onshore & offshore, containers, winches and powered hoists, overhead travelling cranes, runway beams and swing jibs, wire rope and assorted types of slings).

  •  Knowledge of International standards such as API, ASME, BS, DNV, ISO, LOLER, NORSOK, SOLAS and experience in regulatory compliance.
  • Knowledge of marine class inspections of vessels relating to the testing, inspection and assessment of components installed on vessels in the shipyard and designed to transfer the load-path beyond the crane manufacturer's components onto the structure.
  • Strong practical & theoretical knowledge and experience of the lifting equipment.
  • You are fluent in spoken and written English.
  • You will have good interpersonal and organizational skills, as well as, a good level of computer literacy and be proficient in Microsoft Office.


Position location


Ras Laffan, Qatar

Candidate criteria

Minimum level of experience required

10 years or more


English (D-Full professional proficiency)

Our ambition

Combining our differences

SPIE Oil & Gas Services is committed to promote diversity. This position is opened to people with disabilities.