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Senior Integrity Engineer - Pressure Systems

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Norwich, Norfolk
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 18/12/2017
  • Duration: staff
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The Role:
This is a great opportunity to work as part of our Integrity team based in Norwich. You will have responsibility for managing the integrity of pressure systems fixed equipment, including ownership of Written Schemes of Examination, inspection regimes, inspection methodology, PSV management, defect assessment and fit for purpose assessments (for onshore and offshore pressure systems).
This is a critical role where you will ensure assets remain fit for purpose and fully support the Competent Person under onshore PSSR & COMAH schemes for onshore terminals & offshore assets.
You must be able to plan and organise your work, be a good communicator, self-motivated and be an active team player. Whilst this role is office based there will be a requirement to travel offshore on occasions. You will report directly to our Pressure Systems Team Leader.

Key responsibilities include:
Act as focal point for pressure systems integrity team for designated responsible area assets (Offshore North, Offshore South, Offshore Central or Onshore Terminals)
Contribute towards the development, review and update of fixed equipment integrity management systems. Undertake strategic reviews and assessments to guide the direction of the execution of the integrity management system.
Review pressure systems inspection & maintenance strategies regularly in terms of alignment with field life expectations of infrastructure. Provide the team leader with regular feedback on systems performance and make recommendations for systems improvement and strategic integrity project needs.
Responsibility for the review of inspection reports and propose updated written schemes of examination (WSE) to appropriately address and manage integrity status by population of PUK's WSE electronic database.
Define vessel and pipework inspection plans, identifying applicable damage mechanisms, suitable inspection techniques and using industry standards, codes and best working practices
Identify repairs where necessary and propose, raise and review repair orders & fabric maintenance recommendations by population of MAXIMO. Act as focal point for energising and initiating timely execution of repair orders and fabric maintenance activities
Specify and define suitable temporary and permanent repair scopes, including inspection and test plans in line with recognized industry codes and standards. Ensure that repair order assessments remain current and that overdue repair orders are appropriately reassessed for safe continued use
Communicate integrity concerns appropriately to the team leader and when required, to the wider business and provide strategic updates on emerging issues and integrity projects.
Act as team member within the "Competent Body" (RBI Team) to meet the expectations of PSSR & COMAH Scheme for onshore terminals & offshore assets. Utilise the RBI Team to underpin this role and demonstrate the activities of the Competent Body.
Responsibility for organisation of and preparation for, competent body meetings for approval of WSEs against assigned asset as demand requires.
Regulatory - support the team leader with HSE liaison for technical discussion, audits and any consents and licences for new and existing facilities. Assist the team leader to fulfil the role of Competent Person under PSSR and COMAH Scheme for onshore terminal & the expectation with IPPPS for offshore assets.
Provide supervision and guidance to Integrity Engineers.
Provide risk assessment and recommendations of action to the team leader, for requests to defer inspection and maintenance activities.
Manage and review external studies by specialist contractors
Contribute to a run internal failure investigations and act on conclusions from such investigations to prevent reoccurrence.
Contribute towards the preparation of an annual pressure systems integrity summary, providing an overall fitness for service statement for designated asset.
Support the team leader to act as control authority in the Management of Change process providing advice on technical assurance to modifications.
Responsible for the timely review and management of ICP observations and anomaly items against designated asset.
Support offshore and onshore operations in assessing day-to-day safety issues. Required deliverables include auditable input into isolation reviews, risk assessments and incident investigations, where necessary.
Responsible for PUKs endorsement of PSV integrity reviews and recertification activities in house and by 3rd parties.
Conduct asset visits and surveys to plan, manage and witness ongoing integrity related tasks and to maintain familiarity with the asset and its integrity condition.

Safety Critical Tasks
Certification - PRV - Review pressure Relief Valve Recertification, examination history and set inspection frequencies
Compliance (HSE) - Ensure compliance with all health, safety and environmental legislation and best practice for all aspects of production operations. Ensure that the HSE & DECC are informed of operational issues as appropriate and develop good relations with them to minimise regulatory penalties
Defects & Anomalies - immediate recognition of defects and anomalies which represent a serious threat to safety/integrity and timely/appropriate communication, notification and advice to line management and operations staff
Incident and accident investigation - Be able to thoroughly investigate the more serious incident and accidents to ensure lessons are learned and manage our reputation with the regulators
Management of Change (PMPs) - Technical Review - Review PMPs for the more significant modifications. This requires good judgement to ensure asset integrity is maintained.
Risk Management - Understand and manage the offshore operations to ensure that Perenco UK are not taking inappropriate risks in executing their work. This requires a thorough knowledge of HSE acceptable standards, risk management tools and practical operational experience to ensure the correct risk/benefit analysis is carried out.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Recognised mechanical or metallurgy degree and chartered status (or working towards)
Ideally at least 10 years' experience within the Process/Petrochemicals Industry with 5 years in onshore/offshore oil & gas.
Experience should include pressure vessel design, integrity and performance analysis and experience of managing a corrosion control system.
With an analytic eye for detail, you should have a pro-active, hands on and innovative approach to problem solving as well as good interpersonal, IT and communication skills.

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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