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  • Job reference: RMS0112634

Rig Auditor (Mechanical Handling)

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Location: London and South East - Other
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 01/10/2012
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (08/10/12)
This vacancy has now expired.
The Company:
Our client is a Major Oil & Gas Operator

The Role:
Safety & Operational Risk Audit Group supplies management and the audit committee of the board with a systematic and structured operations-focused audit program.

The position is for a Rig Auditor (Mechanical Handling) to be based within the Safety & Operational Risk Audit Group reporting to the Director of Rig Auditing. The successful individual will work with the other rig auditors on assignments at various worldwide locations.

Peers of this position will include S&OR auditors and verifiers. The Rig Auditor (Mechanical Handling) position does not have subordinates but may lead audit teams.


Work will be to the standards and processes based on Drilling and Well Operations Practice, Group Standards, Engineering Technical Practice, internationally recognized standards such as API, lessons learnt from recorded incidents, good operational practice and local/regional governmental legislation. Key roles and responsibilities include:

- Liaise with Drilling Contractors and the Global Wells Organisation to work to audit goals / guidelines
- Ability to gather, analyse, and use information, and experience to objectively determine and assess the operational drilling and safety risks
- Ensure that any findings are fully understood by Drilling Contractor and the Global Wells Organisation
- Champion HSSE at all times and represent the rig audit group in a professional manner.
- Convey the audit team’s expectations and obligations regarding safety.
- Stop an unsafe act if witnessed and immediately report any unsafe conditions
- Write comprehensive technical reports in a timely manner.
- Self-motivated and able to work independently.
- Maintain up to date knowledge relating to new safety and technical standards, industry best practices, etc
- Ability to effectively review equipment inspection and maintenance records to determine current status and conformance with performance standards

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Minimum qualification is HND/HNC in an engineering discipline. Educated to degree level and Chartered Engineer/Professional Engineer in an engineering or related discipline is preferred.

Experience as lifting engineer with a crane manufacturer or service provider is an advantage.

Project work involving the installation and commissioning of offshore cranes will be an advantage.

Knowledge or experience with mooring winches is also an advantage.

Offshore survival and health certificates including HUET are essential. Candidates must be able to obtain the necessary safety and health certificates to allow for offshore work.

Detailed working knowledge of industry standards such as API, Classification Rules, legislation, etc


Frequent travel, both domestic and international, is an integral part of the job, as are offshore and onshore rig-site visits. Consequently the work involves working a 21/21 day rotation.
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