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  • Job reference: RMS0185646

Lead Inspection Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 09/10/2017
  • Duration: 6 months
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The Role:
-Lead asset Inspection teams and ensure the provision of specialist technical/engineering advice and guidance to site/offshore personnel.
-Manage the discipline budget within targets.
-Ensure highest safety standards and continuity and optimisation of hydrocarbon production.
-Develop and maintain productive and constructive relationships with site-based/offshore personnel, onshore operations/technical teams and external contractors/vendors.
-Take a lead role in technical decision-making process relating to the discipline.
-Ensure that Inspection dossiers are maintained up-to-date in all circumstances

-Perform role of SECE Guardian for all Inspection related topics, to define and continuously maintain the means of assurance activities required to achieve and maintain the performance standards over the asset life cycle.
-Participate in/contribute to safety studies/HAZOPS, when required.
-Participate in 'Step Change for Safety' meetings.

-Prepare and manage the discipline budget and ensure closure expenditure is within acceptable % of original budget.
-Manage the cost control process within budget for discipline for routine and non routine jobs and modifications.
-Manage the approval of requisitions through the Company system.

-Develop and maintain good working relationships with site personnel through effective communication and by making regular visits to offshore installations. Similarly encourage and support their onshore team to perform site visits and meet site inspectors and other site staff.
-Manage the development of skills and knowledge within Inspection teams (onshore and offshore) to deliver best performance from both an individual and team perspective.
-Manage the appraisal process for the team, identifying technical and business training needs.
-Recommend and define specialist technical training for site/offshore personnel to enhance the competency of personnel and contribute to the competency evaluation scheme.
-Contracts management
-Develop positive and constructive relationships with contractors and suppliers. Identify opportunities to improve contractor/supplier performance, reduce costs and improve the quality of services/products supplied.
-Provide technical input to contract tenders and negotiations relating to maintenance services.
-When applicable, act as Contract Representative on specific project/work scopes and contracts, taking a lead role in the involvement/co-ordination of, and interface between, onshore/site/offshore teams/contractors ensuring -effective communication and understanding between appropriate parties.
-Prepare / Facilitate SQM meetings.

-Always act with Safety and Integrity as a first priority
-Provide technical leadership to a team of Inspection Engineers onshore and offshore (OIE + Inspection Techs), with responsibility for providing work direction and technical guidance, checking work/project progress, identifying -key Inspection competencies, setting priorities and time schedule.
-Validate all Inspection Reports.
-Support and provide relevant justification for derogation or deferral requests.
-Provide specialist technical/engineering advice and guidance to site/offshore personnel on the operation, maintenance and mainly inspection of plant/equipment, ensuring highest safety standards, a timely response to queries and minimal disruption to operations.
-Encourage the reporting of all incidents, ensure that incidents are investigated and action incident close-outs as appropriate.
-Conduct ad-hoc technical surveys on site/offshore and at vendor/repair locations, providing detailed technical reports identifying problems and solutions and ensuring optimum performance from contractors.
-Ensure all relevant Inspection procedures and documentation are maintained in an accurate and current status and are available on request.
-Prepare/ review scopes of work and economic justification for modifications ensuring they are correctly engineered, documented and reported, and that all inspection activities/modifications are implemented in accordance with statutory/Company standards and correctly closed-out.

-Contribute to the development of strategies for the inspection and operation of plant/equipment to ensure that all plant and equipment meets verification and compliance requirements.
-Ensure that inspection activities are appropriately prioritised within operations maintenance plans.
-Technical assessment of planned inspection change requests and technical justification deferrals of CAT A maintenance/Inspection PMs.

The Company:
Our Client is one of the world's largest Oil and Gas companies. Their operations cover the entire energy chain, including oil exploration and production to trading, shipping and refining and marketing of petroleum products, as well as chemicals. Our Client has operations in over 130 countries.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
-Suitable engineering qualification with appropriate experience in the oil and gas industry including offshore/site experience
-Detailed knowledge of legislation/regulations relevant to discipline
-Good knowledge of offshore/terminal plant and equipment and maintenance systems
-Good knowledge of maintenance/inspection systems, practices and techniques
-Good knowledge of risk assessment principles and their application to inspection programmes
-Good knowledge of DCR & PFEER
-Expertise in verification practices & systems
-Current BOSIET, MIST, Offshore Medical certificate

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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