Mechanical Support Engineer

Ref: TBR-819

Type of Role
Permanent only
Job Function
Aberdeen, UK
Job Description


Reporting to the Maintenance Superintendent, the Asset Mechanical Engineer will provide day to day platform operational and maintenance support.  Specifically covering mechanical and rotating equipment, piping, vessels and lifting equipment. 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 mechanical engineering support for the Asset. Provide support on all respective shutdown preparation activities relating to mechanical systems.


  • Support delivery of safety, integrity, production and environmental performance of the asset.
  • First line support for mechanical technical issues from Offshore
  • Investigate and solve day to day and medium term plant problems in support of the offshore team.
  • Responsible for ensuring controlled documents are up to date and any changes are managed.
  • 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.
  • Responsible for monitoring / compliance with implemented asset discipline documents on the TAQA Management System (TMS).
  • Responsible for technical input into procedures, maintenance deferrals and Operational Risk Assessments (ORA’s) within discipline
  • 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.
  • 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 in incident investigations and assist offshore team in identifying root cause.
  • Assist Offshore with safety critical maintenance deferral process and contribute to risk assessments.
  • 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.
  • 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.



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


  • Current Offshore Medical and Survival Certificate
  • Chartered Engineer status with an appropriate engineering council registered body      



  • 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


  • Experience of the management of vendor services contracts


  • 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


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


  • Independent Verification Body
  • Specialist Engineering Consultants
  • Key engineering/ maintenance contractors/ service providers
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