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  • Job reference: RMS0141274

Lead Preservation Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Leatherhead
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 25/04/2014
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The Role:
Fircroft are seeking an Onshore Facilities Preservation Lead Engineer to be based in the UK

Location: South West of the UK then Azerbaijan in 2015
Duration: 2 years rolling contract
Rates: Day rate negotiable
When work transfers to Azerbaijan this will be on a 6/2 rotational basis

Key Roles
Lead a team of Preservation Engineers in executing Preservation activities
Establish a Quality Preservation and cleanliness regime that will provide assurance that plant and equipment will remain in good condition and operable at all stages throughout the project.
Ensure the Quality Preservation and cleanliness regime is consistently implemented from Supplier Works through Fabrication, Installation, Commissioning, and final handover to Operations
Implement and Maintain a Preservation Records System to demonstrate compliance to the preservation regime and assure integrity of plant and equipment.
Provide Technical input and approval for Contractor Preservation and pipe cleanliness Procedures during Construction phase, and manage the process during Commissioning phase.

Basic Skills
Competent in communicating in English language.
Ability to work on own initiative.
Good inter-personal skills.
Ability to produce written reports and procedures.
Ability to interact with Mechanical-Electrical-Instrument Engineers & Technicians
Computer literate in MS Word, MS Excel and MS Powerpoint
Deep understanding of engineering and Process Flow drawings/diagrams.

Demonstrable HSSE Leadership and personal commitment to Safety
Awareness of company or similar safety management systems.
Demonstrate a deep understanding of Preservation and cleanliness process
Track record of experience gained in similar oil and gas / petrochemical / power generation related international projects, in a similar role leading to development of the following skill sets:
Involvement with Engineering Contractor and Suppliers in design phase.
Development of Preservation & Cleanliness procedures, check sheets, frequency and tracking
Commissioning Completion process
System Handover Process from Construction, Commissioning and to Operations
Control of Work processes during execution

Responsibilities & Objectives
Engage with Management, Engineering, Operations & Commissioning to establish expectations and requirements.
Provide coaching / mentor national and junior team members as necessary
Engage with the engineering team to ensure preservation requirements are clearly identified
Take ownership of and develop the preservation philosophy and strategy.
Develop suite of preservation checklists, routines and procedures consistent with the preservation philosophy and Strategy
Review available databases / systems for monitoring and control of preservation regime, recommend and implement optimal system
Identify and procure any additional resources / skills required to implement strategy / administer the database etc.
Review and ensure that preservation requirements are included on Requisitions / Supplier RFQ’s etc:
Review Supplier documentation and ensure that engineering have confirmed that preservation requirements are adequate
Ensure that all Supplier recommendations and requirements are incorporated into preservation procedures and project program.
Liaise with Engineering to determine preservation requirements for non-skid mounted plant & equipment.
Liaise With Engineering / Vendors / Contractors to determine possible access and optimal preservation regime for all plant and equipment.
Ensure Preservation activities are adequately estimated and allowed for within the project integrated plans / Contractors schedules etc.
Liaise with Commissioning to ensure that critical preservation is not compromised by commissioning testing / procedures
Liaise with System Handover Management Process (SHMP) co-ordinator to establish comprehensive Tag Database and ensure consistency between databases.
Attend / be represented at IRN’s for major equipment to ensure correct preservation is applied and reservation regime for on-going project requirements is fully understood.
Manage and audit Fabricator Resources to ensure de-preservation / re-preservation is properly implemented and recorded: On receipt at fabrication yard / construction site
On installation, During Commissioning
Manage and control use, storage and safe disposal of preservation chemicals and materials.
Identify and manage resources for preservation activities during long term storage / transportation
Report on Preservation status, progress, outstanding work etc as required by Management.
Present Preservation records at points of handover – construction to commissioning and commissioning to operations.
Develop methodology to ensure preservation history of plant and equipment is transferred effectively into a system where it can be retrieved by operations.
Record Lessons Learned during Project cycle for future use.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Minimum Recognised Engineering Qualification, Degree Qualified
(HNC/HND may be considered with appropriate experience)

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
Chartered Engineer status
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