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  • Job reference: RMS0181914

Structural Engineer - Decommissioning

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Norwich, Norfolk
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 04/07/2017
  • Duration: 12 months
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (01/08/17)

The Role:
This is a great opportunity to work as part of our Decommissioning Team based in Norwich. You will be directly involved in a number of projects within the team with responsibility for structures and heavy lift in preparation for heavy lift operations. You will be responsible for Integrity Assurance with regard to asset structural integrity removal regulatory compliance, performance, people and costs on behalf of client.

You must be able to plan and organise your work, be a good communicator and self motivated. Whilst this role is office based there will be a requirement to travel offshore on occasions and to our onshore assets as required at Dimlington & Bacton. The successful candidate will report directly to the Lead Decommissioning Engineer within the Decommissioning team.

 Decommissioning Programme & COP Documents
Assist in the preparation of COP documents and decommissioning programmes. Providing relevant technical data of installations, pipelines, and subsea structures (WHPS, manifolds, etc.). These include; installation description details, weights, initial installation information.

 Authorisation for Expenditure (AFE)
Assist in the preparation of decommissioning AFEs. Carry out heavy lift vessel screening, rates, heavy lift operation scope of work and price impact

Weight Database Review & Offshore Verification Survey
Review initial installation documents, including; topside and jackets weights, in-service history and modifications (major and minor), review manufacturer data sheets, plot plans, and offshore weight verification surveys.

Structural Integrity & Inspection Reports
Review topside and jacket annual integrity reports (ASR), and inspection reports for the installations to be decommissioned, liaise with the integrity department to identify structural anomalies and establish the current integrity condition of the installations.

 Conceptual Engineering - Removal
Lead installations weight reviews, COG assessment, heavy lift vessel screening, develop lifting concepts, and removal methodologies. Liaise with heavy lift engineering contractors on conceptual engineering, ranging from lift, transport, seafastening, jacking-up and anchoring concepts.

 Offshore Preparation Works
Define, lead and coordinate offshore inspections (VI, UT, RT, MPI, and ECI) for heavy lift scope. Liaise with QHSE/RPS on hazardous material surveys for installation to be decommissioned, and assist in the preparation of HAZMAT registers.
Preparation of MOCs for pre-heavy lift preparation works, including; piecemeal removals, topside and jacket separation works, and onshore/offshore supervision of activities.

Invitation to Tender Preparation, Review and Contract Preparation
Assist the lead decommissioning engineer in the preparation of invitation to tenders for heavy lift, dismantling and disposal projects. Participate in pre-tender discussions, tender reviews, audits, and scope of work for input into contracts

PLANC Preparation Interface
Assist PUK QSHE department and subcontractors with the preparation and submission of permits, licenses, applications, notifications, and consents for various decommissioning activities. Provide interface between heavy contractors and PUK QSHE department.

Dismantling Safety Case Preparation
Assist the lead decommissioning engineer in preparation of the DSC. Liaise and provide interface between PUK QSHE department/subcontractors, and heavy lift contractor.

Detailed Engineering
Oversee structural decommissioning support contractors' performance, scope, quality of service
and value for money.

Set design briefs, work scopes and reviews of detailed engineering (lifting analysis, global
temporary in-place analysis, motion & transport analysis, seafastening design, anchoring
analysis)

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Degree level qualified in Civil/Structural/Mechanical Engineering with a minimum of 5 years'
experience working as a structural engineer in the O&G, renewables or marine engineering
sector
 Working towards professional membership of an appropriate institute (ICE, IStructE) would
be advantageous, as would Chartered Engineer Status.
 Ideally proven experience as a Structural Engineer dealing with structural integrity, and
decommissioning of mature offshore fixed platforms together with a good grounding in the
application of DNV, Germanischer Lloyd (GL), DNVGL, NORSOK, Noble Denton and API
(RP2A). (Candidates with equivalent structural engineering experience and a passion for
steelwork structures in challenging environments would be considered)

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