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MATERIALS AND CORROSION ENGINEER /PROD CHEMIST

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 03/12/2018
  • Duration: staff
  • Time left:
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    (14/01/19)
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The Role:
JOB PURPOSE
Reporting to the Materials and Corrosion Team Leader, the post holder will set requirements for Materials, Corrosion and Production Chemistry related activity across the client business. Provide subject matter expertise to support the Integrity Management, Operations and Commercial teams in the assessment of corrosion and production threats, and select & implement strategies to ensure the long term availability of client equipment.
PRINCIPLE ACCOUNTABILITIES
* Establish and sustain a production chemistry and materials and corrosion knowledge base necessary to deliver legal requirements and business targets
* Support the Risk Based Assessment (RBA) process across client . Specifically:
- Own the Corrosion Risk Assessment
- Identify and assess damage mechanisms for equipment and systems, including establishing corrosion rates and susceptible locations, and identifying most likely modes of failure
- Identify barriers, and make recommendations for system monitoring
* Provide in-depth technical knowledge and expertise into pipeline corrosion threat and likelihood assessments and feed the output into the foundation level risk assessment.
* Establish KPI data and present to senior management, using this interface to influence resolution of issues or promoting good practice.
* Manage client system production chemistry and closely monitor H2S levels across all client entrants, intervening when necessary. Interact with the commercial team to consider any financial impact for entrants that exceed their transportation agreement.
* Lead the selection, evaluation and interaction of the many chemicals used both offshore and onshore
* Evaluate corrosion and production chemistry actions in relation to new entrants and where appropriate approve, ensuring that unmitigated risks are not introduced into the pipeline.
* Participate in customer interface meetings, sharing practice and resolving any concerns
* Provide comprehensive materials, corrosion and production chemistry expertise to support projects, plant modifications and TAR work to deliver legal compliance and business integrity requirements.
* Coordinate material failure investigations to understand root causes on all types of mechanical equipment and pipework.
SPECIAL FEATURES
* Client consists of a number of top tier COMAH sites and an offshore platform, contained within which is a large range of process technologies and chemical hazards. The post holder is required to have a wide general knowledge and understanding of the integrity related aspects of these processes
* The Materials, Corrosion and Production Chemistry Team are the knowledge base for painting and coatings, insulation and fireproofing for the business, and provide specialist support in these subject areas
* Post holder will be required to have a strong knowledge of oil and gas processes and equipment, materials, damage mechanisms and engineering codes and standards in order to deliver the function effectively
QUALIFICATIONS AND TECHNICAL EXPERIENCE
* University degree or equivalent with Chartered Engineering status from a recognised Institute.
* 5+ years engineering experience in Materials, Corrosion and Production Chemistry including experience of pipelines and plant operations on a high hazard upstream or petrochemicals sites.
* Demonstrated leadership and problem solving skills and capability to work with and influence 3rd parties including offshore operators.
* Strong and effective working knowledge in materials selection, materials corrosion resistant properties, materials/chemical process interaction, failure mechanisms and their prevention through design, corrosion protection, maintenance and operating conditions.
* Knowledge and understanding of production chemicals and their applications as well potential problems the chemicals can cause

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