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  • Job reference: RMS0198779

Process Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Billingham, County Durham
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 29/08/2018
  • Duration: permanent
  • Time left:
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    (26/09/18)
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The Role:
Our client's operation is a world scale business venture processing over 400,000 barrels of crude oil each day from the Norwegian and UK sectors of the North Sea. The business fractionates unstabilised crude and associated natural gas liquids into stabilised crude, ethane, propane and two types of butane. These products are processed through extensive systems comprising of piping, pressure vessels, heat exchangers, storage tanks and process equipment before being held in bulk storage and exported via pipeline to local markets and sea going vessels to markets around the world.

Facilities comprise crude oil processing, NGL processing and storage, and ship loading facilities, on a 307-acre site at Seal Sands on the Tees Estuary in NE England. Stabilised oil is stored in a 375-acre tank farm at Greatham. A two-mile corridor containing pipelines, communications and utility services links the two sites.

The facility originally constructed in the late 1970s is undergoing a significant amount of investment to secure production beyond 2050.

Responsibilities

Liaising with and providing engineering support to the Operations and Project Group including leading and coordinating the effective implementation of Process Safety derived initiatives, minor modifications for continued plant operation and modifications to improve facility economics

* Lead Operations Management of Change process and develop TIS as required
* Leads HAZOP / Hazard Review process
* Develop and implement Process Safety / Operating Integrity initiatives within the operating Group
* Supports the Process Engineering Team Leader in monitoring plant performance and facilitating improvements to the economic running of the operation. Maintains appropriate KPls, including monitoring of plant utility budgets
* Providing an immediate response to plant needs with regard to improving Process Safety aspects / Operating Integrity, ensure plant processing capabilities are maintained and drive efficient facility operation within allocated plant zones
* Support FEL Process Engineers and Operations Team Leaders in developing project scopes. Supports prioritization of projects within operations group
* Develops and implements minor process modifications (for safety, plant processing capability, efficient operation reasons). Ensures modification process follows facilities Management of Change processes
* Supports relief valve maintenance programme (categorization of relief valves, sizing of relief valves).
* VRAs as required within operational area
* Provides resource support to the Teesside Process Safety Engineer as required
* Provide peer review of modifications. Support and Lead SIL / LOPA reviews.
* Understand, develop and implement any relevant changes to legislations that may have an impact on the projects at Teesside.
* Participate / lead in incident investigations and provide root cause analysis support.
* Participate in global and functional network to ensure that best practices are shared and corporate standards and technology are implemented as needed

The Company:
Our client a UK based refining and marketing company, have interests in a number of facilities in the United Kingdom, employing around 1000 people throughout the UK and over 33000 worldwide. They have had their presence on Teesside for over 30 years, processing and storing crude oil ready for shipment along with being an established supplier of bulk fuels, including LPG, to the commercial, aviation and marine industries.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
* Degree in Chemical or Process Engineering
* Chartered Engineer status
* Extensive Process Engineering experience in the oil & gas industry or other regulated industry
* Incident Investigation qualification (Taproot or RCA) or equivalent
* Sound knowledge of process engineering principles and proven ability to apply them to real-world problems
* Hold a Full UK driving licence and to drive company vehicles where appropriate

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