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Instrument Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 07/03/2018
  • Duration: ongoing
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The Role:
Position Overview

The Instrument Engineer is a key position within the Decommissioning & Transitional Assets (DTA) onshore technical team reporting to the Technical Superintendent. The requirement is to provide technical excellence and structured thinking to a wide range of challenges associated with safe and efficient operations of late-life offshore assets. The role requires effective team-working with other discipline engineers, technical authorities, offshore technicians and asset management to positively change outcomes. The coordination and management of contract services is also an important requirement.

Asset decommissioning is set to become the new growth area in UK oil & gas and the role offers significant opportunities, for the right candidate, to adopt innovative solutions which can make a real difference. The successful candidate will need to work efficiently and independently in an energetic environment and may have the opportunity to be involved in other more strategic aspects of late-life and decommissioning.

Accountabilities & Duties

Including but not limited to:
* Demonstrate HSE leadership commensurate with role with rigorous risk-management applied to all instrument activity.
* Provide high-quality, structured day-to-day instrument engineering support to DTA sites ensuring application of best practice, prioritisation of activity, engagement with vendors and adoption of cost-effective, fit-for-purpose solutions.
* Ensure instrument modifications and maintenance activities are compliant with legislative and company standards with any deviation robustly risk-assessed.
* Apply engineering rigour and structured thinking to instrument issues in pursuit of fit-for-purpose solutions aligned to site strategies
* Optimise instrument maintenance in Work Management System (WMS) in pursuit of right-maintenance, on the right-equipment at the right frequency to maximise reliability at optimum cost
* Support the review and prioritization of corrective work via the offshore Work-Order Review Meeting (WORM)
* Define and manages instrument spares / inventory at the appropriate level to assure reliable operations
* Ensure instrument activities are fully managed and accurately reflected in asset plans with all gate-criteria met
* Ensure managed-contract vendors are given the appropriate direction and regular performance reviews conduced (with support from Supply Chain Management) to ensure high quality delivery.
* Support modification and management of change processes (AFA, TQ etc) to ensure all such activities are appropriately controlled.
* Define and manage the various instrument budgets and associated cost-centres.
* Manage maintenance backlog at an appropriate level defined by the asset strategy
* Ensure effective and timely close out of safety (Synergi), Independent Competent Person (ICP) and regulatory actions
* Engage with offshore teams through periodic offshore site visits & audits
* Engage in regular performance management and goal-setting dialogues with Line Manager.
* Deploy rigorous Root Cause Analysis (RCA) techniques to ensure appropriate measures to improve underlying performance
* Promote technological innovations that improve safety, performance and/or economic outcomes
Education, Experience & Technical Qualifications

* Engineering professional with degree level qualification or equivalent. Chartered (or working towards) status desirable
* Relevant operational experience preferred.
Profile and key skills

* Strong personal safety awareness and risk management skills
* Track record of collaborative and team working - good communication and engagements with all stakeholders
* Technical excellent, drive and performance delivery focus
* Strong analytical and clear decision making skills - analyse problem, assess implication, develop ranking criteria, assess risk profile, determine action, develop solutions, communicating intentions and implement
* Priorities workload weighing up the urgency and importance of issues

* Ability to travel offshore

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:
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