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  • Job reference: RMS0135417

Corrosion Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Abu Dhabi
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 20/12/2013
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (31/01/14)
This vacancy has now expired.
The Role:
Department: Technical Services

1.Basic Function
Provides expertise and assumes responsibility for areas related to corrosion monitoring and control in Refinery including cross country pipelines, and terminal. Reviews the metallurgy of the equipment and piping and makes recommendations for upgrading as required. Reviews the operating conditions to assess and monitor corrosive conditions and evaluates the material performance in corrosive streams.
2. Work Performed
2.1 Conducts inspection, corrosion monitoring and corrosion control for the plant equipment, storage tanks and pipelines to ensure integrity and reliability of ADRD equipment. Prepares periodic corrosion reports and maintains
updated inspection management system.
2.2 Reviews the existing cathodic protection system design, highlights problems and suggests improvement to ensure protection of all respective structures / equipment at ADRD.
2.3 Reviews the inspection / corrosion observations and analyses the same after turnaround and on-stream inspections. Identifies causes of corrosion and failure and makes necessary recommendations.
2.4 Carries out failure analysis and failure investigation in order to enhance safety and integrity of the plant. Supervises the cathodic protection system upkeep and monitoring of piping, tanks, marine and concrete structures.
Updates / prepares the records and inspection files for the plant and equipment. Maintains updated inspection management system.
2.5 Reviews the existing corrosion monitoring tools and advises upgrading as required to ensure effective corrosion monitoring
2.6 Reviews the corrosion control policies / procedures and upgrades the same as required to ensure effective corrosion control.
2.7 Reviews the metallurgy for the modification and major projects. Updates procedures and specifications related to corrosion management & inspection activities and recommends repairs/operating parameters to extend the life of
equipment and piping.
2.8 Carries out on-site metallography using replica technique to monitor microstructures; evaluates microstructure condition and issues reports.
2.9 Carries out thorough and detailed review of all ADRD units to define the corrosion loops and carries out detailed study to meet the requirements of Risk- Based Inspections.

3. Work Contacts:
Internally : Regular contacts with engineers and senior engineers of the division, and with Engineering & Technical Services Department in Engineering & Projects Division, Project Department, Procurement & Contracts Division up to Senior Engineer level to discuss matters relating to corrosion control and corrosion monitoring system within ADRD
Externally : Regular contacts with consultants and specialist research centers as required during project works and failure investigations up to Section Head level.

4.Independence of Operation:
Reports to Inspection Section Head. Performs assigned tasks in accordance with established policies, work procedures and technical standards. Work accomplishments are subject to subsequent review by supervisor.

5.Supervisory Responsibilty
Provides work direction to pipeline inspectors and NDT Technicians.

6.Physical Efforts
50% of the work time is spent standing, walking, and climbing ladders during CP activities.

7. Work environment:
50% of the work time is spent out-doors exposed to prevailing weather and plant conditions such as heat, dirt and grease.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
B. Sc. in Metallurgical, Mechanical or Chemical Engineering preferably with qualification in corrosion engineering.
5 Years experience in process and utilities of Petroleum Refineries, Chemical Process Plants.
Good knowledge of written and spoken English.

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