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  • Job reference: RMS0125002

Operations Team Leader

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Leatherhead
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 24/04/2013
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The Company:
A major, international oil and gas company

The Role:

Develop the operations and maintenance strategies required for operating phase, including estimated plant availability and operating costs;
Assist in evaluation of trade-off decisions and influence development of the engineering design;
Deliver major parts of the operational readiness plan;
Participate in the recruitment, training and competency assessment of the operations team;
Establish operational systems to control, manage and optimise performance of the plant once operational

Seek out and embed operations knowledge into the design of the facility. Participate in document and model reviews to ensure operational requirements are incorporated. Participate in Engineering Assurance activities including HAZOP and Project HSSE reviews.
Prepare base case availability assessments for the plant and develop an initial estimate of operating costs.

Deliver assigned sections of the operational readiness plan, including:
Demonstrate HSSE leadership in establishing operational practices which include high standards for health, safety and environmental performance. Establish and embed a safe system of work.
Review operations and start-up procedures to ensure technical quality and operability.
Participate in factory acceptance tests and in commissioning activities on site.
Provide technical and operational review for completed and commissioned systems, prior to handover to operations.
Leading the preparation and execution of a safe and efficient start of the plant
Plan and execute plant performance tests following start-up

Participate in recruitment and training of the operations team:
Act as line manager for operations and maintenance supervisors. Participate in recruitment of supervisors and operations technicians.
Manage competency database for technicians and supervisory staff. Track performance and progress against targets to ensure team is in place and competent well ahead of start-up.

Post start-up, establish operational systems that are compliant with company Operating Management System and manage deliver against annual performance contracts.
manage operational HSE and production risks
develop and embed integrated field planning and production efficiency improvement processes
manage vendors and support contracts

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Experience of managing a team in an operational site environment. Experience of coaching and developing staff.
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