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  • Job reference: RMS0211964

Instrument & Control Technical Authority

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Norwich, Norfolk
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 10/06/2019
  • Duration: 12 - 24 months
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The Role:
This position is responsible for the assurance and verification of instrumentation and controls activity in the clients Southern North Sea operation. The Instrument and Controls Technical Authority will advise and mentor where required the discipline engineers in compliance with company standards, MOC procedures and national and international standards. This position will also provide input on company policies and practices, review and approval of MOC's and provide leadership at safety and risk reviews.

It is expected that you will have a subject matter specialism in either Alarm Management, Functional Safety, Fire & Gas detection, control systems etc. and be able to channel independent advice where you are not an expert.

Whilst this role is based in Norwich, there will be a regular requirement for travel to onshore and offshore operational sites to complete technical audits, assurance surveys, investigations etc.

Key responsibilities include:

* Supporting instrument engineers in complex instrumentation issues, ensuring compliance to applicable standards and cost efficiency.
* Support automations engineers with functional design issues, providing project assistance and attending FAT's where required.
* Reviewing data sheets before issue to vendor, reviewing drawing updates for accuracy, reviewing Statement of Requirement and issuing standards documents to vendors.
* Provide unbiased advice to managers and to seek out concise and accurate information on their behalf
* Review MOC's of all levels of complexity and ensure compliance with the MOC is adhered to by all instrument and controls engineers
* Participate in safety studies such as HAZOPs, LOPAs and also practical interfaces such as FAT/SATs, Project Reviews and FSA assessments.
* Support project and operational support activities as a subject matter expert or source of expert analysis for Functional Safety, Application of Alarm Management, Management of Fire and Gas systems
* Mentoring and competency assurance, contribute to the development of graduates and students, formally assess the competency of engineers as part of the company competency assurance system

Safety Critical Tasks:

There are a number of Safety Critical Tasks that you will be made aware of and systems you will be required to competently operate.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Qualifications / Experience:

* Ideally a Chartered Engineer or on a professional development program to become so
* Minimum 5 years' experience within the Oil & Gas Industry
* Ideally degree qualified or a minimum of HND level with + 10 years' experience
* A recognised qualification in Functional Safety would be advantageous
* Experienced in Alarm Management and Fire and Gas design
* Strong operational knowledge of the offshore and onshore gas business

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

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