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  • Job reference: RMS0169662

Area Authority

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 15/07/2016
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (05/08/16)
This vacancy has now expired.
The Company:
Our Client is one of the world's largest energy companies with over 95,000 employees in 100 countries around the world, providing its customers with fuel for transportation, energy for heat and light, retail services and petrochemicals products for everyday items. Our Client's brand has grown to become recognised worldwide for quality gasoline, transport fuels, chemicals and alternative sources of energy such as wind, solar and biofuels. Our Client is progressive, responsible, innovative and

The Role:
The AA will behave in a professional and respectful manner and be guided by the Clients code of conduct. They will follow the policies and procedures that apply to midstream and personally ensure that all on site and any direct reports understand these expectations and follow them. Along with the rest of the team there will be a relentless focus on process safety and integrity management and the AA will ensure that any incident or near miss is quickly reported to allow an assessment of the need to perform an investigation.
The Area Authority (AA) role is central to the site CoW process for the management and control of CoW tasks. The AA is accountable for task hazard identification and risk control measures associated with work performed in their area of responsibility.
The AA shall be a day shift role.
Where planned activities in one area may impinge on activities in another, the AA is referred to as the affected AA.

A. The main AA accountabilities:
1. Work with the planning and scheduling departments to provide guidance and prioritization for planned and unplanned work requests.
2. Apply the planning and scheduling requirements for the Control of Work (CoW) process.
3. Work with the Maintenance Planner to ensure good preparation of permits, risk assessments & supporting certificates.
4. Request a Level 2 TRA led by a Competent trained L2RA leader when the task requires a more detailed and quantitative task risk assessment.
5. Manage SIMOPS in the area.
6. Develop the permit to work and any required CoW supplementary certificates with the Performing Authority (PA) during the task planning stage.
7. Authorize Isolation Confirmation Certificates (ICCs) and confirmation of energy isolations integrity prior to issue of permit to work.
8. Identify the required levels of approval by using North Sea Region tools and processes.
9. Specify on the permit to work a frequency of worksite inspection and monitoring.
10. Communicate with affected AAs as required.
11. Approve & issue permits to work and routine permits to work for release to the PA and work crew.
12. Carry out work site visits for task risk assessment and on permit to work completion.
13. Record in BOSS / Traction any task that is stopped for a Time out for Safety (TofS).
14. Maintain records of closed-out permits to work and supplementary certificates for a minimum of 1 month, and longer if required, for compliance to regulatory authority requirements.
15. Conduct a documented handover with the oncoming AA/IA for ongoing tasks.
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Additional Responsibilities
B. The AA additional responsibilities:
1. Manage the local permit planning, preparation, approval, and issue & completion process, e.g. local 48 hour rules.
2. Put in place all pre-requisite control required by the risk assessment
3. Consult Task risk tables to confirm the minimum level of risk assessment is being adhered to.
4. Confirm that Performing Authorities are holding pre-job tool box talks and fulfilling the requirements of Dynamic Risk review (DRR)
5. Carry out work site monitoring & job completion visits. Delegate to & manage IA’s to confirm all completed worksites are checked.
6. Competent in Guidance of Certification (GOC)
7. Train & recommend new Performing Authorities for approval by the Site Authority.
8. Review all permit & isolation audits, implementing recommendations.
9. Fulfill requirements of local audit & monitoring schedule
10. Confirm all countersignature requirements are in place prior to authorization by Site Authority.
11. Member of local emergency control team as required by the Site Authority

C. The AA shall possess a detailed knowledge of the following documents:-:
1. UKCS – SSW-002 / 003 / 004
2. NSSPU – GP-44-40-01 – SIRP
3. UKCS HH-010/011/013
4. UKCS-SOP-004/005/007/008/009/011/012/013/014/015/018/027/029/031/033/040/045 (or equivalent updates in OMS)

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