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Instrument Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 28/06/2011
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Job Title: Instrument Engineer
Job Location: Aberdeen
Rate/Salary: Negotiable
Duration: Ongoing
Residency: UK

The Company:
Our client is committed to maximising the exploration and production potential in the North Sea. As one of the most active explorers in the North Sea, they’re investing today to help secure supplies for the future. With interests in more than 20 UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) fields, they are one of the most significant exploration and production businesses in the North Sea.

The Role:
The Instruments Engineer is responsible for providing assurance that our operations are compliant with Group procedures, and that enhanced business and operational practices are adopted to achieve functional and operational excellence.

Central to all activities is the institutionalisation of safe working practices and embedding a culture of performance excellence focusing on both the “what” and the “how”.

The role report to the Principal Control & Instrument Engineer and has no direct reports.

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 accountability for HSSE, all employees are accountable for ensuring that they take care of themselves and adopt exemplary safe behaviours.
• Ensure all maintenance and operational modification activities within the Control & Instrument (Systems) discipline are carried out safely and to the highest standards of quality.
• Monitor maintenance performance and provide maintenance strategy improvements ensuring outputs from reliability and availability modelling are incorporated into the improvement process.
• Complete 12 monthly reviews of all SCEs and associated performance standards to ensure compliance with verification assurance methods as well as specific control system specific legislative requirements.
• Liaise with control system vendors and sub-contractors to improve equipment performance, and deliver operational and project modifications to effect fabric improvements, improve operational efficiency and increased production.
• Develop and define key contract strategy documents for maintenance activities as well as track and manage performance through monthly contract meetings and KPI’s.
• Provide guidance and direction in the preparation and implementation of service support contracts. Full technical ownership of related contracts their management and the associated cost control requirements.
• Ensure CMMS system contains a comprehensive and accurate maintenance strategy. Continually review and audit completed work orders.
• Identify safety and production critical spares to ensure minimum stock holding. Ensure at least 12 monthly reviews are embedded within maintenance procedures in order to ensure stock optimisation.
• Set agreed limits for routine and non-routine Control & Instrument backlog and take the necessary action to eliminate growth.
• Responsible for cross asset maintenance and operational support of DCS, PSD and Fire & Gas Protection Systems and other programmable systems used to protect people, the environment and equipment.
• Ensure all health care activities contained within the CMMS are included on the year plan. Also ensure all activities are included within CMMS.
• Act as single point of contact for all Control System equipment health care contracts and ensure valid support contracts are in place. These include but would not be limited to ABB Automation, Serck, Yokogawa, Rotork, and Clampon.

This role is Aberdeen office based and however you will be required to travel to offshore installations and control system vendor sites on a frequent basis.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
You will be degree qualified or equivalent and preferably a Chartered Engineer or equivalent. With a high level of competency and experience of working with distributed control systems, preferably ABB Advant Master AC450/SG400/Process Portal A, including Cause and Effects and Safety Builder you will also have a working knowledge of legislative requirements for programmable systems, IEC61508, IEC61511, EEMUA191/201, UKOOA Guidelines for Process Control and Safety Systems on Offshore Installations.

About Fircroft:
Fircroft is a leading provider of technical recruitment solutions to a number of specialist industries, active in over 30 countries worldwide. Our key sectors include: Oil & Gas, Petrochemicals & Process, Automotive & Aerospace, Nuclear & Power, Mining & Minerals and General Engineering.

For further information or to discuss any opportunities, please contact Krystal Crofts at Fircroft on + 44 1224 216 090
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