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  • Job reference: RMS0182522

Instrument Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 18/07/2017
  • Duration: 3 months
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (15/08/17)
This vacancy has now expired.

The Role:
Accountable for providing strategic direction and oversight to support the assets on all instrumentation equipment matters. Advising on the Implementation of instrumentation equipment strategies and Industry best practice.

Is a subject matter expert on instrumentation equipment across all of the company's assets and provides assurance that all instrumentation equipment policies and procedures comply with company standards and industry, legislative practices.


Responsibilities

* The successful implementation of the full Plan - Do - Check - Act cycle and associated processes in use by the company and ensure that the assets commitments made within the safety cases and asset strategies are met across each assets lifecycle.
o Providing specialist technical support in the event of equipment failures or significant reliability issues
o Technical input to major modifications
o Development and subject matter expert of the online Spotlight system
o Technical ownership of equipment contracts
o Assist as stand in for Instrumentation Technical Authority

Key Duties

* Provide review and guidance into modifications of instrumentation equipment.
* When Contract Sponsor, technically lead the performance management of specific instrumentation equipment maintenance contracts on behalf of the assets
* Review reports covering equipment repairs and maintenance to determine problem areas. Advises Operations Managers of equipment requiring excessive repairs and recommends replacement where necessary.
* Monitor site compliance with the maintenance strategies and recommend corrective actions where appropriate
* Assist asset teams to ensure that major maintenance changes are engineered and planned safety in accordance with good operational/production practices
* Act on behalf of instrumentation Technical Authority when required
* Work with Engineering and Operations on major plant workscopes and provide maintenance input during design and commissioning stages to ensure:
(1) Appropriate planned maintenance routines are prepared, categorised and input into Tmax on completion of commissioning.
(2) Shutdown requirements are minimised or avoided
(3) Training requirements for maintenance technicians are addressed.
* Conduct periodic offshore "cold eye" observations (e.g. during otherwise planned site visits) and produce timely reports
* Keep and update all necessary equipment histories and set standards/organize data
* Define, maintain and audit maintenance guidelines, procedures and specifications
* Pursue Opex reduction initiatives
* Providing Technical assistance to asset operations teams with troubleshooting operational problems with instrumentation equipment

Education attainment & Accreditation

* Degree qualified or equivalent in relevant technical subject, preferably chartered.

Professional skills & experience

* Professional Engineer with extensive experience in the instrumentation equipment area.
* Significant experience within the offshore Oil & Gas industry within the Operational area
* Good knowledge of legislation, guidance and regulations;
* Strong commitment to both Process Safety and Personal Safety, and an understanding of the importance to business delivery of effective Planning and work execution;
* Experience in working with databases and online environment as related to Operational Systems;
Interpersonal Skills & Qualities

* Unwavering ethical, safety, environmental and responsibility values
* Ability to communicate business, technical and commercial concepts to many levels in Oil & Gas organisation
* Flexible, open-minded ability to work in a high pressure environment and meet tight deadlines
* Excellent organisational and communication skills, ability to work on own initiative and with time constraints.

The Company:
Our Client is an O&G exploration and production company based in Aberdeen who operate in the North Sea. They have interests in a large number of fields, the majority of which they operate, on the UK Continental Shelf with numerous offshore installations and one onshore terminal.

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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