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  • Job reference: RMS0137915

Control and Instrumentation Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Reading
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 11/02/2014
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The Company:
Our client is a major international operator in the oil and gas sector.

The Role:
.Position Summary
The project is on the largest discovery in the Central North Sea: an ultra HP/HT reservoir with shut in bottom hole pressure of 1175bar and reservoir temperature of 200 deg C. As a Member of the Project Management Team, the Engineer will provide control and instrumentation engineering input into the FEED and later stages of this ultra High Pressure High Temperature (uHPHT) CNS development project.

Key Accountabilities
Every individual has a duty to both themselves and those around them to ensure that safe practice is adhered to at all times. In addition to any specific accountabilities for HSSE, all employees are accountable for ensuring that they take care of themselves and adopt exemplary safe behaviours.
The Engineer is accountable for the development and execution of the pre-sanction control and instrumentation engineering scope using appropriate resources.
The Engineer will support the Engineering Manager in assuring that the development meets company compliance standards, specifically including the Project’s adopted C&I Engineering Standards.
The Engineer will be the owner of the C&I engineering elements of the Project Development Basis of Design. The role also encompasses the telecommunications elements of the Project. If necessary in conjunction with the client standards’ custodian), deviation requests to relevant standards shall be managed. The Engineer will make recommendations on change proposals; sign-off consultancy reports and be the principal C&I Discipline Engineer on the Project.
Additionally, the Engineer has responsibilities to:
• Participate in the supplier tender process including development of scope, input to the tender evaluation and clarification activities
• Review design deliverables
• Participate in safety activities
• Participate in Peer Assists, Peer Reviews, HSSE reviews and Value Improving Workshops
• Liaise with Operations to ensure that maintainability issues are addressed in the design process
• Work with design Contractor’s Interface Engineers to ensure that interfaces are well controlled
• Recognize where the application of technology is novel, has limited field track record or where key parameters exceed known references
• Assist in developing, implementing and managing the key quality and integrity processes required to ensure that (both software and hardware) equipment is in accordance with client requirements
• Assist in facilitating the IVB process as it relates to C&I and telecommunications engineering and verification
• Ensure Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT) is suitably defined and take part in FATs, as necessary
• Actively engage in the Project Risk Management process to identify and manage risks; take ownership of, and close-out assigned risks
• Ensure that lessons learned and best practices from past and existing projects and operations are integrated into the project equipment selection, fabrication, testing and commissioning
• Ensure that lessons learned are effectively documented and disseminated for future projects

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Unique Knowledge, Skills, Experience and Attribute
• Educated to first degree level in a relevant discipline; a chartered member of a relevant engineering institution or international equivalent.
• Experience in the execution stage of a major, green-field offshore processing facility in the North Sea is essential.
• HPHT experience highly desirable.
• Expectation of contribution at Principal Engineer level

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
Specific skills and experience required:
• Equipment design and execution experience essential with thorough knowledge of software applications specifically for UKCS North Sea environment.
• Implementation of relevant international engineering standards.
• Collaborative working with certifying and verification bodies.
• Knowledge of breadth and depth of C&I engineering needed to manage the quality control of contractor technical work; ensuring appropriate techniques and standards are adopted.
• Experience of onshore and offshore platform equipment commissioning and start-up.
• Ability to find and communicate to contractors, in a proactive way, solutions that meet project requirements.
• Commenting on documents and drawings in a constructive manner that identifies non compliances and errors.
• Good understanding of interfacing disciplines.
• Has good working knowledge of basic business principles (finance, commercial, etc).
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