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Senior Facilities Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 17/07/2018
  • Duration: staff
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The Role:

Management and coordination of operational engineering support activities (topsides & subsea) across all assets utilizing colleagues, other supporting functions, and internal/external service providers as required to ensure asset integrity and reliability is maintained whilst maximizing value to the business.

Key Accountabilities
1 Apply appropriate engineering principles, best practice and know-how in the provision of engineering services and professional advice across the operated asset base for both topsides & subsea elements.
2 Effective prioritization of technical problems, evaluation of options and formulation of solutions to achieve required & demonstrable results via a robust, fit for purpose and efficient project management process.
3 Provide an engineering interface with operations, service providers, design authorities, engineering/integrity contractors and other stakeholders in the definition, development and execution of operational engineering activities for both topsides & subsea.
4 Liaise with peers and stakeholders such as subject specialists and discipline Technical Authorities to deliver an integrated, effective and efficient technical solution.
5 Ensure that impact assessments (encompassing both safety & business risks) for operational engineering activities are assessed and that appropriate mitigations are taken for effective Management of Change control. Ensure that the UKBU Technical Change Process is applied consistently, and identify areas for improvement and optimisation.
6 Review as required: engineering, methods, defects/anomalies, maintenance/inspection data, equipment failures/bad actors to ensure effective asset integrity & reliability of the facilities and prioritization of corrective measures.
7 To deliver the above, the role holder will input and/or manage the input of others across all equipment classes and engineering lifecycle including design, installation, troubleshooting, technical investigation, commissioning, handover and close-out.
8 Responsible for the Engineering Management section of UKBU Production Operations Management System (POMS), ensuring the suite of assigned procedures are fit for purpose, implemented correctly and are current within their assigned review cycles.
9 The role holder will be the first point of contact for all UKBU Technical Queries (TQ) requiring Facilities Engineering review.
10 Act as the representative of the Facilities Engineering Department, with delegation of authority (DOA) from the Facilities Engineering Manager, at the Technical Change steering committee.

Major Challenges
* Lead the implementation of the standardised UKBU Technical Change procedure for all Operated Assets.
* Oversight and support of operational engineering activities on a number of different assets at different stages of their lifecycle (late-life, decommissioning, full production) with different operating strategies (owned & operated, normally unmanned & operated by others). All will require a different technical and commercial evaluation.
* Ensuring full demonstrable technical migration of assets into the BU's management and data systems, in particular those from differing heritage & project completion close-out.
* Effective and visible prioritization of operational engineering activities from all assets into a single x-asset view to maintain asset integrity & reliability, whilst maximizing value to the business.

Financial Accountability and Dimensions
Similar to other engineers in the support team.
Role Holder be responsible as Contract Manager for identified contracts, e.g. engineering contractor, EPC contractor, commissioning contractor).

Management Relationships (include direct / indirect reports, external parties)
As a member of a shared service delivery team the role requires reporting progress to the Asset Manager, Offshore Installation Manager (OIM), and Project/Line Manager to inspire and maintain their confidence.

Preferred: Engineering Degree plus relevant operational and project delivery experience.
Optional: HNC/HND or equivalent with sufficient accumulated experience in a defined and relevant discipline.

Candidate Profile (include Skills & Experience, Attributes, Behaviours)
Skills / experience:
* Experience with oil & gas operations (topsides & subsea) and associated equipment classes and corresponding risks from a technical and practical stand-point.
* Experience with operational engineering and project management/project delivery.
* Should be conversant with Brownfield installation modification process(s) in North Sea.
* Sounds appreciation of general maintenance, inspection & repair activities and techniques.
* Familiar with project/developments/operations and typical oil company processes.

Attributes and behaviours:
* Committed to ensuring risks are identified, assessed and controlled as part of effective project definition and delivery
* Able to effectively work interfaces with other technical disciplines to ensure no gaps in coverage & support provision.
* Pragmatic approach to understanding and managing issues and priorities.
* Capable of maintaining a high degree of effectiveness in a multi task role, managing priorities and delivering to challenging timescales.
* Goal and results orientated and able to deliver results, sometimes under pressure.
* Good communication and influencing skills with a proven coaching ability.
* Confident and strong self-starter, able to work with minimal supervision.
* Able to gain the respect and trust from staff in all disciplines & hierarchies.
* Efficiently implements changes and monitors effectiveness.

Additional Role Requirements
The successful candidate must be qualified and able to regularly visit Premier's offshore locations including any outsourced duty-holder assets.

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