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  • Job reference: RMS0133593

Senior Instrument Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 18/11/2013
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (25/11/13)
This vacancy has now expired.
The Company:
Our Client is one of the world's largest Oil and Gas companies. Their operations cover the entire energy chain, including oil exploration and production to trading, shipping and refining and marketing of petroleum products, as well as chemicals. Our Client has operations in over 130 countries and has more than 95,000 employees worldwide.

The Role:
MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:
•Ensure highest safety standards and continuity and optimisation of hydrocarbon production
•Provide all aspects of engineering/technical support and assistance to site-based/offshore teams
•Develop and maintain productive and constructive relationships with site-based/offshore personnel, onshore operations/technical teams and external contractors/vendors
•Specific budget lines as delegated
•Contract Representative for nominated contracts and specific scopes of work

MAIN ACTIVITIES:
•Provide specialist technical/engineering advice and guidance to site/offshore personnel on the operation and maintenance of plant/equipment ensuring highest safety standards, a timely response to queries and minimal disruption to operations
•Provides guidance and support to less experienced engineers within discipline team
•Provide input to the budget preparation process relating to discipline budget
•Responsible for managing specific budget lines, monitoring costs and ensuring that expenditures are within budget
•Contribute to the development of strategies for the maintenance, inspection and operation of plant/equipment to ensure that all plant and equipment meets verification and compliance requirements
•Ensure that all activities are carried out in a safe and effective manner and that all interventions are controlled by authorised persons, satisfy statutory and Company standards and that no hazardous incidents or events occur
•Undertake in-depth, analyses/studies of problems and identify longer-term solutions and/or options and make recommendations to line management for approval. Investigate more complex problems by leading/participating in multi-discipline teams/projects in conjunction with other operations personnel or Technology Department
•Prepare scopes of work and economic justification for modifications ensuring they are correctly engineered, documented and reported, and that all maintenance activities/modifications are implemented in accordance with statutory/Company standards and correctly closed-out
•Produce budgets and plans for specific studies or modifications and manage the cost control process and ensure closure expenditure is within acceptable % of original budget
•Prepare scopes of work for vendor services, make recommendations on preferred contractors and co-ordinate vendors, materials and equipment for planned and unplanned activities, monitoring and controlling manpower usage, vendor/contractor performance and expenditure. Participate, as appropriate, in vendor/contractor audits
•Ensure that maintenance activities are appropriately prioritised within operations maintenance plans
•Act as Contract Representative on specific project/work scopes and contracts, taking a lead role in the involvement/co-ordination of, and interface between, onshore/site/offshore teams/contractors ensuring effective communication and understanding between appropriate parties
•Participate in/contribute to safety studies/HAZOPS, etc.
•Encourage the reporting of all incidents, ensure that incidents are investigated and action incident close-outs as appropriate
•Conduct ad-hoc technical surveys on site/offshore and at vendor/repair locations, providing detailed technical reports identifying problems and solutions and ensuring optimum performance from contractors
•Ensure all relevant operations and maintenance procedures and documentation are maintained in an accurate and current status and are available on request
•Proactively monitor, review and analyse plant and equipment performance and provide feedback to Line Management, identifying opportunities to maximise production and performance and share best practice
•Develop and maintain good working relationships with site personnel through effective communication and by making regular visits to offshore installations and terminal
•Develop positive and constructive relationships with contractors and suppliers. Identify opportunities to improve contractor/supplier performance, reduce costs and improve the quality of services/products supplied

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Suitable engineering qualification (Engineering Degree preferred) with appropriate engineering experience in the oil and gas industry, including offshore/site experience
Detailed knowledge of legislation/regulations relevant to discipline
Significant knowledge of offshore/terminal plant and equipment and maintenance systems
Recognised level of Company expertise in technical discipline
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