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  • Job reference: RMS0218660

Instrument and Protective Systems Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 30/10/2019
  • Duration: 12 months
  • Time left:
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    (23/12/19)
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The Role:
Reporting into Technical and Engineering Manager

* Provide front line Instrument/Control Engineering support to the operations site based team.
* Deliver engineering modifications where Instrument/Control Engineering is the main discipline.
* Provide technical discipline input to the Projects team.
* Ownership of the relevant Forties Unity Performance Standards

The Instrument/Control Engineer is accountable for the Maintenance and Engineering improvements at all offshore and onshore sites of the FPS North Asset. The program of Instrument and Protective Systems obsolescence upgrades on the offshore and landline sites will allow the Forties Pipeline System to be operated in a Safe and reliable manner up to 2040+

* Specify, scope and execute improvements to instrument andf protective systems.
* Act as asset instrument and protective systems engineering focal point for site projects, including studies.
* Act as Instrument and Protective Systems single point of accountability (SPA) for long-term Asset strategy.
* In line with above, lead discipline improvements in plant reliability, equipment strategy, defect elimination and equipment rationalisation.
* Define and own the asset's Instrument and Protective Systems spares strategy.
* Lead discipline improvements in plant reliability, root cause analysis, defect elimination and continuous improvement.
* Lead / contribute to safety reviews, risk assessments and investigations as the Instrument and Protective Systems engineering focal point.
* Maintain the integrity of asset and protective systems relevant to discipline.
* Act as custodian of asset maintenance strategies for Instrument and Protective Systems equipment.
* Own the discipline relevant Forties Unity Performance Standards and close out ICP actions related to them.
* Support the maintenance team with the implementation of planned maintenance routines.
* Support the maintenance team in regards to equipment breakdown; including investigation of fault, defect resolution and execution of breakdown maintenance.
* Monitor and advise on the technical and safety implications of any maintenance backlog.
* Where required, lead and coordinate additional vendor support.
* Act as custodian of key Instrument and Protective Systems engineering documentation including Control Philosophies, Cause and Effect Diagrams, Hazardous Area Drawings, Loop DiagramsTrip and Alarms Registers, Alarm Response Manual, ensuring same are kept up-to-date.
* Act as Single Point of Accountability (SPA) for Instrument and Protective Systems led site activity.
* Job Responsible Engineer for Asset Instrument and Protective Systems MOCs (Management of Change) proposals
* Technical approval of Instrument and Protective Systems engineering content of Asset MOCs proposals
* Provide technical support to asset TAR activities.
* Support the Instrument and Protective Systems Engineering Technical Authority with the development and on going management of electrical practices and procedures.
* Coach asset instrument technicians to ensure their competency and skills are continually improved.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Minimum Qualifications:
 Degree in Instrument Engineering or Equivalent.
 Chartered Engineer or actively working to achieve chartered status.
 BOSIET, Medical and MIST for offshore travel.

Minimum Experience:
 10+ years' experience including experience of Oil & Gas, Refining or Chemical Industries

Job-Specific Skills:
 Knowledge and experience of the design, operation, commissioning and maintenance legacy instrument equipment, control systems and ESD systems.

Job Knowledge Skills:
 Comprehensive understanding and applied knowledge of relevant UK Regulatory (Safety Case, COMAH…) and industry standards.

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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