Instrument Support Engineer (Maternity Cover)

Ref: TBR-766


Type of Role
Contractor only
Job Function
Engineering
Location
Aberdeen, UK
Job Description

BASIC PURPOSE OF THE ROLE

Reporting to the Maintenance Superintendent, the Senior Instrument Engineer will provide day to day platform operational and maintenance support, specifically covering Field instrumentation, process control and shutdown systems, Subsea control systems, metering, fire and gas, control valves, shutdown and blow down valves.  Assist with planning and execution of projects which will benefit the asset through improved operations reliability, improved HSE and cost performance. Act as first point of contact for instrument engineering support for the Asset. Provide support on all respective shutdown preparation activities relating to the systems.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support delivery of safety, integrity, production and environmental performance of the asset.
  • First line support for Control and instrument technical issues from Offshore
  • Investigate and solve day to day and medium term plant problems in support of the offshore team.
  • Generate Statement of Requirements and prepare business cases to resolve Long term plant and equipment problems. Present findings to asset and engineering management.
  • Responsible for ensuring controlled documents are up to date and any changes are managed.work packs are prepared for maintenance tasks as required and provide technical approval of content.
  • Responsible for monitoring / compliance with asset discipline Performance Standards and completion of Independent Verification Body (IVB) actions where appropriate
  • Communicate asset risks / non-compliances to the discipline technical authority.
  • Prepare deviations against TAQA standards and procedures for approval by relevant Technical Authority / Department manager.
  • Responsible for monitoring / compliance with implemented asset discipline documents on the TAQA Management System (TMS).
  • Responsible for technical input into procedures, maintenance deferrals and Offshore Risk Assessments (ORA’s) within discipline.
  • Approval of Offshore Risk Assessments and Safety Defeat Overrides risk assessments.
  • Approval of Maintenance deferrals in alignment with C&I Maintenance Strategies
  • Responsible for technical input of platform (Management of Change) MOC’s at agreed stage gates.
  • Assure compliance with good technical practice through offshore visits and audits.
  • Responsible for technical approval of material and service requisitions (within discipline) in Maximo.
  • Asset focal point for specified maintenance support contractors and associated performance management duties.
  • Asset C&I focal point for maintenance budget preparation and approval.
  • Planning of vendor support visits and co-ordination of any follow up activities
  • Manage onshore overhauls of equipment, attend repair facilities and witness activities where appropriate
  • Participate / Lead in incident investigations and assist offshore team in identifying root cause.
  • Support Offshore maintenance personnel to continually improve the Maintenance strategies to ensure optimum balance of technical integrity, reliability, cost and life of the field.
  • Monitor, review and risk assess work activity backlog, working with maintenance team to ensure deferral of work activity follows correct procedure.
  • Prepare for and support HSE inspections as asset discipline point of contact for data requests, clarifications and completion of HSE actions where appropriate.
  • Provide technical input into year shutdown scope definition and execution and actively participate as a member of the onshore shutdown team.
  • Onshore Focal Point for Small Bore Tubing maintenance and inspection.
  • Asset Focal point for Alarm management and Software Management of change.
  • Support and mentor lesser experienced engineers

QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

Essential

  • Degree or equivalent professional qualification in relevant engineering discipline or significant experience in a similar role

Preferred

Current Offshore Medical and Survival Certificate

Chartered Engineer status with an appropriate engineering council registered body

EXPERIENCE/KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS

Essential

  • Experience in a discipline support role.
  • Some experience within specialist engineering discipline with a moderate level of knowledge of UK offshore operations and infrastructure
  • Overall understanding of key legislation and regulatory framework applicable to UKCS offshore regime with knowledge of major accident hazards, performance standards, assurance and verification activities.
  • Knowledge of engineering practices, codes and standards and their application to development and management of lifecycle asset integrity assurance programmes.
  • Awareness of other discipline functions e.g. Operations, Inspection, Engineering and Process.
  • Knowledge of hazard identification and risk assessment techniques and management of change processes and tools

Preferred

  • Experience of the management of vendor services contracts

ADDITIONAL SKILLS/REQUIREMENTS

  • Proactively shares best practices and knowledge
  • Proven ability to plan and manage resources to deliver results
  • Computer literate with high level of competence in the use of Microsoft Office packages, e.g. MS Excel, MS Word, and MS PowerPoint as well as discipline related software
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proven ability to develop highly effective working relationships
  • Willingness to travel offshore
  • Willingness to mentor lesser experienced employees

INTERACTIONS

INTERNAL INTERACTIONS

  • Operations teams – onshore and offshore
  • Discipline Technical Authority
  • Other Engineering/Technical teams
  • HSSEQ team

EXTERNAL INTERACTIONS

  • Independent Verification Body
  • Specialist Engineering Consultants
  • Key engineering/ maintenance contractors/ service providers
Closing Date
26/01/2018
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