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  • Job reference: RMS0105422

Pipelines Technical Authority

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 27/02/2012
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (05/03/12)
This vacancy has now expired.
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
• Technical Authority for Pipelines systems and technology
• Ensure an appropriate suite of technical standards and procedures for the Pipelines discipline is in-place and is kept up to-date with the latest best practice / industry standards.
• Ensure technical conformity and compliance with legislation, EU directives and company engineering standards. This responsibility shall include providing interpretation and guidance on these documents to the benefit of the Company UK assets.
• Conduct regular thorough reviews (e.g. 3-yearly) of the Pipelines discipline technical standards and procedures to ensure they remain fit for purpose.
• Approve or reject requests for deviations from their discipline technical standards and procedures and ensure these are assessed for risk, documented for action and recorded on a deviations register.
• Onshore technical review of proposals for operating equipment and plant in a non standard way and for recommending (or rejecting) their operation in this manner
• Sign-off, at close-out, of certain Category 1 maintained documentation controlled within the scope of the Engineering Change procedure.
• Ownership (develop, manage and review) of Performance Standards of Safety Critical Elements (SCEs) in support of the Company UK Verification scheme, proactively monitor SCEs for compliance and for addressing any SCE performance issues with the asset teams.
• Review failures associated with Pipelines systems, equipment / SCEs and lead or participate in associated investigations / Root Cause Analysis.
• Carry out review and audit activities in accordance with the requirements of the Operations Integrity Assessment Standard
• Provide input to Engineering Modifications as dictated by the Engineering Change Process
• Represent Company on various external industry bodies with the purpose of keeping abreast of best industry practice, technical issues, new and revised legislation and guidance.
• To give guidance, advice and direction to asset facilities, operational onshore and offshore teams as the Discipline Lead for their engineering discipline.
• Input to key project standards and designs as required and defined within the NIDP process
• Carry out regular installation site visits to liaise with offshore personnel
Develop and maintain positive and constructive relationships with key stakeholders e.g. OIMs, Field Managers, O&M teams, D&C teams, etc. and hold regular feedback meetings with these stakeholders

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Previous experience in a similar role, preferably gained within the oil and gas industry
• Proven track record of identifying and developing sound and innovative technical solutions
• Knowledge of associated technical/engineering disciplines e.g. mechanical, piping, subsea structures
• Competent user of MS office applications and Pipelines specific software
• Familiar with UK industry regulations relating to the oil and gas industry
• Experience of dealing with HSE-OSD, DECC and industry workgroups
• Effective relationship-builder at all levels, internally and externally
• Effective communicator both written and verbal
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