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Modifications Engineer

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 24/04/2012
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The Company:
Our Client is a global Energy Leader with a strong commitment to Honest and Ethical Business Practices within the Oil and Gas Industry. Our Client operates as an independent energy company. It has four segments: Oil and Gas, Syncrude, Energy Marketing, and Chemicals. The Oil and Gas segment explores, develops, and produces crude oil, natural gas, and related products.

The Role:
• Strive to create a safe workplace and to protect the environment
• Manage the activities of the engineering and construction contractor ensuring work is completed in compliance with corporate standards and SESR policies & procedures and industry regulations
• Ensure engineering & construction work is prioritised in line with the Asset’s safety, production environmental and OPEX objectives
• Review and challenge the E&C contractors output to ensure optimum use of methods and resources. Identify opportunities to improve contractor/supplier performance, reduce costs and improve the quality of services supplied
• Prepare and effectively manage discipline budget and prepare cost & schedule estimates and reports
• Provide specialist technical engineering support to Facilities Engineering teams and other functions as required
• Initiate and deliver technically sound and innovative solutions to ensure continuous improvement within discipline to deliver improved reliability and maintenance performance
• Ensure Engineering Change procedures and working practices are reviewed and updated to reflect the Nexen business model
• Ensure close out of engineering modifications is completed in a timely manner
• Undertake regular offshore visits to liaise with operations personnel
• Develop and maintain positive and constructive relationships with engineering & construction stakeholders eg OIM’s, Field Managers, Joint Venture Partners, O&M teams, D&C teams etc and hold regular feedback meetings with these stakeholders
• Represent the Company at meetings with joint venture partners, industry forums and government bodies
• May be required to provide coaching and mentoring support to less experienced engineers/graduate engineers
• Openly and proactively shares knowledge
• Take ownership for the continuous development of personal and technical expertise and knowledge

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Candidates should come from an Oil and Gas background and will preferably be degree qualified.
Previous experience of operations and maintenance in the offshore oil and gas industry
Proven track record of identifying and developing sound and innovative technical solutions
Knowledge of associated technical/engineering disciplines e.g. process, planning, mechanical
Technical proficiency in IT programmes/systems e.g. Excel, SAP MMS, engineering software.
Fully familiar with UK industry regulations relating to the oil and gas industry
Experience of dealing with e.g. HSE, DTI and joint venture partners
Effective relationship-builder at all levels, internally and externally
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