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  • Job reference: RMS0174085

Metering Technician

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 14/12/2016
  • Duration: 1 trip
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The Company:
Our Client is an O&G exploration and production company based in Aberdeen who operate in the North Sea. They have interests in a large number of fields, the majority of which they operate, on the UK Continental Shelf with numerous offshore installations and one onshore terminal.

This position is on a short term basis - working from the 20th of December until the 6th of January.

The Role:
Position Overview

To provide operational support to the site Metering Technicians and production/maintenance departments
To ensure that the fiscal, allocation, environmental metering systems are maintained and operated to the standards required to satisfy the regulator (DECC / OGA / NPD) and all pipeline / commercial agreements. Is considered knowledgeable by peers and is respected in the measurement industry. Requires regular site visits to ensure metering compliance inclusive of mentoring and coaching of offshore meeting / operational personnel

* Ensuring that metering maintenance activities are performed in a timely manner, creating visibility to the rest of the organisation.
* Ensuring Compliance with DECC / OGA / NPD / PIPELINE & companyregulations / standards. Ensure that dispensation / permanent deviations are raised with DECC / OGA / NPD / PIPELINE organisations whenever compliance is temporary / permanently not achievable.
* Raise metering issues to asset leadership to ensure metering objectives receive the correct prioritization.

Key Duties
* Provides day to day technical support to the offshore Metering technician(s) including mentoring and coaching
* Progress longer term metering issues
* Maintain site dispensation database, mismeasurement register, audit tracker database, site action tracker, environmental status tracker, scorecard.
* Update of all existing platform metering manuals and procedures as required to reflect current working practices
* Provide support to the Allocation and HCA department in preparation of mismeasurement reports
* Mobilisation of offshore metering personnel in conjunction with site planner
* Provide support to the Allocation and HCA department in preparation of AFA's
* Action timely purchase, repair, calibration and recertification of field and test equipment
* Accompany DECC / OGA / third parties on audits including pre audit health check
* Act on behalf of best interests looking for opportunities to reduce cost and risk
* Perform regular audits / health check of site metering systems
* Write reports pertaining to measurement issues, including uncertainty reports and present to asset leadership

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Education attainment & Accreditation
Recognised technical formal qualification technical ONC/HNC/Degree

Professional skills & experience
Excellent working knowledge of metering systems and equipment.
Excellent working knowledge of relevant standards (API, ISO, AGA, IP)
Excellent working knowledge of DECC/OGA/NPD guidelines
Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Excel, Word, PowerPoint and specific metering software used by
Interpersonal skills & qualities
* Highly analytical
* Numerate with excellent problem solving skills
* Excellent communication skills
* Able to work under pressure and proactively drive through the meeting agenda in a capital restrained environment to ensure that metering compliance is maintained or adequate dispensations / permanent deviations are in place

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