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  • Job reference: RMS0158617

Senior Relability Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Qatar - Other
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 02/07/2015
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The Company:
Our client is a state owned petroleum company in Qatar, who operates all oil and gas activities in Qatar, including exploration, production, refining, transport, and storage.

The Role:
The primary purpose of this job is to provide specialist engineering troubleshooting support, instrument & electrical reliability discipline engineering, and accountability for all instrument and electrical reliability engineering issues affecting critical revenue generating rotating equipment and critical process control and safety systems operating within project Fields.

Principal Accountabilities

1. Develop and implement effective reliability engineering strategy and troubleshooting support (instrumentation and electrical disciplines) for critical revenue generating rotating equipment (gas turbines, gas compressors, pumps, turbo-expanders, tank vapor blowers etc) operating at production facilities throughout the Fields to ensure reliability of production operations.

2. Active involvement in field work to improve the reliability of instrument, electrical and control systems primarily used to control critical rotating equipment to ensure that these systems operate as designed and without unplanned shutdowns. The provision of specialist engineering support for process control (DCS, PLC), emergency shutdown systems (ESD) and fire and gas (F&G) systems is an essential element of this position.

3. Management of preventive maintenance contracts (i.e. F&G Maintenance Support Contract}, including contract preparation, allocation of budget, management of schedule and supervision of contractor resources for F&G preventive maintenance activities to ensure overall reliability of F&G systems protecting entire production facilities within the fields.

4. Responsible engineer for Site Acceptance Tests (SAT), Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT) for critical gas turbines, gas compressors, control systems (F&G, DCS, ESD) operating within the fields. Ensure that the systems operate safely and according to specification and production requirements.

5. Monitors equipment performance and checks appropriate performance data to ascertain breakdown causes. Presents regular review reports on performance of equipment together with appropriate suggestions to change operating procedures or increase maintenance frequencies.

6. Carries out other similar or related duties such as conducting general technical audits on other related equipment as requested; writing technical reports; dealing with emergency situations in the plant, diagnosing faults and providing instructions to production personnel on the operating of equipment, reviewing relevant instrumentation and electrical engineering standards and codes to ensure that all engineering work is carried out in a safe, timely and cost effective manner.

7. Assists in the development of maintenance strategies and analyses planned maintenance tasks to determine the extent they can be replaced by condition based maintenance procedures.

8. Assists actively in the training of Qatari development engineers in accordance with company's training and development programme.

9. Participates in the evaluation of Plant Change Requests involving installation or modification of instrumentation and electrical equipment and associated instrumentation and electrical works. Accordingly, recommends appropriate solutions to maximise reliability and minimise life cycle costs. Liaises with the requesting or concerned parties, such as production and maintenance groups to gather and analyse data, and to make recommendations to the evaluation team.

10. Advises on special problems affecting long-term reliability which may arise during construction and commissioning. Liaises with production and maintenance groups in the preparation of commissioning and start-up procedures covering instrumentation and electrical equipment used for

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Minimum 15 years practical experience in operation, design, construction and maintenance of instrumentation and electrical equipment/facilities in the oil & gas, petrochemical industries including a minimum of 2 years of supervisory experience covering operation, maintenance & installation and trouble-shooting of instrumentation and electrical equipment used on rotating equipment and process control systems. Specialist experience of :

- Instrumentation and electrical equipment used in safety critical applications (F&G systems, ESD systems) and techniques used for condition monitoring.

- Completion of full time secondary education followed by a minimum of three years higher level study at recognised institution.

BSc BEng in Instrumentation & Control or Electrical Engineering or equivalent.

Must have satisfied the academic and professional requirements for Chartered/Professional Engineer
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