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Process Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 29/11/2011
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The Company:
Our Client is a major Oil and gas operator and has operations though out the world.

The Role:
The Process Engineer is required to provide process and process safety technical support for assigned Asset to assure process availability and short-term optimisation.

• Manage, sustain and improve the process and process safety performance on plant equipment and systems.
• Provide process engineering support and coaching to the Asset Operations Engineer.
• Monitor and track process performance, identify potential limitations that could impact availability or financial performance, and recommend interventions.
• Provide the Asset process engineering interface to the Midstream Commercial Team in Dyce; assisting with site performance/ process queries relating to JV/ Shipper enquiries, and new business opportunities.
• Troubleshoot sub-optimal process operations.
• Own & maintain all technical & process models and critical process safety information such as P&ID’s, Pressure Systems Documentation, Register of Safety Related Devices.
• Prepare / review plant modifications to ensure process and process safety engineering practices are appropriately managed, including documentation updates.
• Provide process and process safety input to formal safety assessments of facilities and operations, including PHA, HAZOP, HAZID, QRA, and task safety audits.
• Review Project documentation and proposals as required to ensure alignment with Group, Region and Asset requirements.
• Own & maintain process operating envelopes, in liaison with asset care engineers.
• Identify potential opportunities to optimise process performance above plan, and coordinate delivery of options.
• Anticipate threats to critical performance metrics (such as availability), and formulate mitigation strategies.
• Construct, own & maintain performance monitoring tools.
• Provide technical input and site technical approval to the formulation and revision of operating procedures.
• Ensure that process simulation tools accurately reflect the capabilities of the process.
• Provide technical support for EUETS and DTI consents.
• Ensure that there is a strong focus on energy management and develop the energy management plan for the Asset.
• Provide Process and Process Safety Engineering support to Operations (Control Room) during high risk process activities; including Terminal/Train start-up.
• Perform SPA role for assigned minor projects/ Management of Change activities.
• Technical endorsement of modifications or proposals by third party engineering contractors (but not the provision of technical approval for their design – it is the responsibility of the third party engineering contractor to ensure the Technical Integrity of the design and subsequent operation of their supply).
• Member of the site Incident Management Team.
• Actively participate in technical networks / communities of interest; thereby maintaining a strong awareness of technical learning, and advances within discipline.
• Single Point Accountability for Process Safety.

Strong technical background with extensive experience both in process engineering and process safety in operations.

• Ability to network and a track record in delivering performance against demanding targets.
• Ability to lead people including those out with own team.
• Demonstrate ability to work in within own and other teams.
• Strong Performance Bias and able to work under own initiative without supervision.
• Strong business awareness and knowledge of potential impact of actions on the bottom line.
• Ability to make wise decisions, including during times of stress.
• Ability to be Innovative.
• Must understand the Process Operation in detail to enable informed decisions on Energy Improvement.
• Competent in management of change, competent in emergency response..
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