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Snr Mechanical Engineer -Turbomachinery Specialist

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 07/04/2020
  • Duration: 12 months
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The Role:
* Supporting sites by providing specialist technical/engineering advice and expertise in rotating machines, and turbo-machinery in particular, in a timely manner to queries and minimal disruption to operations :
o Monitor on a daily basis all main equipment, using all available data (RAID, PI, SYSTEM 1)
o Undertakes in-depth analyses/studies of problems, including root cause analysis approach when necessary; Investigates more complex problems by participating in multi-discipline teams/projects in conjunction with other operations personnel or Technology Department
o identifies and proposes effective short-term / longer-term solutions and/or options to site/offshore personnel on the operation and maintenance of plant/equipment, ensuring highest safety standards and taking into account operation and economic constraints
* Contributing to the optimization of maintenance, inspection and operation strategies of plant/equipment, to ensure that all plant and equipment meets verification and compliance requirements, for minimizing involved resources and associated costs. In particular :
o Identify efficiency of condition-based maintenance program and proposes / manages its implementation in replacement of systematic maintenance : vibration and process parameters monitoring, oil analysis, use of NDT technologies ...
o carries out routine gap analysis between UK current practices and their discipline approved codes of practice and standards and assess requirements for implementation within the company
o develop reliabilities studies for turbo-machinery and more generally rotating equipment, by identifying "bad actors", their failure modes, and all types of actions / modifications in operating them, or changing their design to better deal with process conditions
* Preparing or reviewing scopes of work and economic justification for modifications or main maintenance activities ensuring they are correctly engineered, documented and reported, in line with asset production, economical and scheduling constraints, and that all maintenance activities/modifications are implemented in accordance with statutory/Company standards and correctly closed-out
* Proposing and estimating specific budget lines, including benefits evaluation, manage approved budgets, monitoring costs and ensure that expenditures are within budget

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 and has more than 95,000 employees worldwide.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
* Strong technical experience in operating and commissioning turbomachinery packages (gas compressors, gas turbines or similar), for at least 10 years
* Good capability in investigating in detail, within an engineering team, using proven methodologies (RCA, RCM, FMECA..) when needed, technical issues, using all symptoms and information available : process trends, mechanical parameters such as vibrations and temperatures, age and design of the machines and components
* Good leadership, good ability to promote new ways of working and convince the team to implement, but also challenging technically and commercially vendors proposals
* Degree in Engineering/Technical Discipline.
* Chartered Engineer status or working towards chartered engineer status
* Suitable engineering qualification with appropriate strong experience in the oil and gas industry including offshore/site experience in rotating engineering, commissioning and maintenance.

About Fircroft:
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