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  • Job reference: RMS0178770

Senior Instrument Support Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 21/04/2017
  • Duration: 3 months
  • Time left:
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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.

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

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


* 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 Technical ownership of instrumentation maintenance related contracts
o Assist as stand in for Instrumentation Technical Authority

Key Duties

* Providing Technical assistance to asset operations teams with troubleshooting operational problems with instrumentation and control systems.
* Provide review and guidance into modifications of instrumentation and control systems.
* When Contract Sponsor, technically lead the performance management of specific instrumentation equipment maintenance contracts on behalf of the assets
* Review reports covering instrument repairs and maintenance to determine problem areas. Advises Operations Managers of equipment requiring excessive repairs and recommends replacement where necessary.
* Good working knowledge of design and operational safety
* Awareness of lifecycle requirements of IEC-61511
* Assist asset teams to ensure that major maintenance modifications are engineered and planned safely 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
* Pursue Opex reduction initiatives

Education attainment & Accreditation

* Degree qualified in relevant technical subject, preferably chartered.

Professional skills & experience

* Professional Engineer with extensive experience in the instrumentation and control 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.


* Flexible, able to visit offshore

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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