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Structural Integrity Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 12/03/2018
  • Duration: ongoing
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The Role:
Position Overview
The Structural Integrity Engineer is a key position within the Decommissioning & Transitional Assets (DTA) onshore technical team reporting to the Lead Integrity Engineer. The requirement is to provide technical excellence and structured thinking to ensure that structural integrity is managed appropriately and to the relevant standards aligned to asset strategy. The role requires effective team-working with other discipline engineers, technical authorities, offshore technicians and asset management to positively change outcomes. The key requirement is developing robust, compliant, fit-for-purpose-solutions to effectively manage structural integrity across the DTA sites

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.

* Demonstrate HSE leadership commensurate with role and deploy rigorous risk-management techniques to cost effectively manage structural integrity aligned the RSRUK Integrity Management System (IMS).
* Maintain management-level overview of structural integrity status with clarity on top risks (risk-register) and activity to mitigate
* Provide high-quality, structured day-to-day structural integrity support to DTA sites ensuring application of best practice, prioritisation of activity, engagement with vendors and adoption of cost-effective, fit-for-purpose solutions.
* Liaise and form productive working relationships with contracting companies, decommissioning project group, RSR Integrity Group, Technical Authorities and subsea group to ensure an integrated, cost-effective structural work-program for DTA sites.
* Apply engineering rigour and clear thinking to structural-integrity issues in pursuit of fit-for-purpose solutions aligned to site strategies
* Maintain and optimise structural Risk Based Inspection (RBI) strategies for topsides and subsea structures for DTA sites
* Define integrated and cost-effective inspection programs for topsides and subsea inspection activity
* Apply engineering assessment techniques to inspection findings, manage anomalies database (COABIS) and define risk-ranked, fit-for-purpose repair solutions for inclusion in the engineering and fabric-maintenance corrective work programs.
* Ensure all structural-integrity offshore activities are accurately reflected in asset plans with all gate-criteria met

Key Duties
* Manage the tendering of offshore structural inspection activity on 6 monthly frequency
* Review, modify and approve periodic structural integrity report for each DTA site.
* Support modification and management of change processes (AFA, TQ etc) to ensure all such activities are appropriately controlled
* Define and manage the structural integrity budgets and associated cost-centres aligned to site strategies
* 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 Attainment & Accreditation
* Engineering professional with relevant degree level qualification or equivalent.
* Chartered (or working towards) status desirable
* Relevant operational experience preferred.
Professional Skills & Experience
* 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

Interpersonal Skills & Experience
* 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.

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