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Software Applications Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 03/07/2013
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The Company:
Our Client provides oilfield products, systems and services for customers in the oil and gas industry world-wide. The company's knowledge and technologies span from reservoir to production and through the life of a field. The company employs approximately 25 000 people in more than 30 countries. They apply the knowledge and create and use technologies that deliver their customers' solutions.

The Role:
We are currently recruiting for a Software Applications Engineer to work at their Aberdeen offices on a staff basis.
The Data Transfer Analysis team require additional specialist engineers to enhance its capabilities during a period of sustained growth.
The role involves the examination of fundamental communications characteristics of communications devices and both open and proprietary protocols in the context of subsea production control systems in order to predict the performance of the communications system and its implications for the overall control system.
It includes the application of established generic mathematical modelling techniques to system specific configurations and offers the potential for the verification, validation, continuous improvement and extension of those techniques to different areas of the production control system, for newly developed or incorporated devices and for characteristics of the system not currently within the scope of the capabilities.
This role is involved in the definition of the overall system structure for the control system and refining the proposed design to provide an optimised system where appropriate.
The successful applicant will have good analytical ability and a good understanding of data and network communications in the content of a subsea production control system.
• Respond to tasking requests and reporting progress to the Discipline Principal Engineer.
• Delivering the timely issue of analysis reports for the Analysis discipline.
• Handling discipline specific external & internal communications for the Analysis Team.
• Familiarity and compliance with company procedures, project specifications and statutory regulations so that a standard approach to design is adopted whilst satisfying customer requirements for the Analysis discipline.
• Conducting tasks within agreed time scales and budgets and reporting status and deviations to the Discipline Principal Engineer.
• Ensure documents are fit for purpose & meet all client requirements.
• Awareness of lessons learnt from all previous company projects & implementation.
• Participate in Technical Forums in the Analysis discipline.
• Provide support on technical development issues relevant to Data Transfer Analysis
• Participate as Analysis discipline in the training to improve engineers.
• Engineering duties on Tendering, Study and Project work, including advising on system specification, documentation and report progress to the Discipline Principal Engineer.
• Ensure system & components are fit for purpose & meet all statutory requirements.
• Participate in system design at system design reviews & ensure that work package design achieves system requirements.
• When required to provide support to sites within UK or internationally.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Degree or HND/HNC and professional experience in a relevant discipline
Detailed knowledge of Excel or similar analysis package
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software or equivalent business software

Specific Training/ Specialist Skills

Proficient in Microsoft Windows, Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Working knowledge in SAP.
Extensive theoretical and working knowledge of Communication Protocols for Subsea Production Systems

Personal Skills

Ability to solve and come up with well thought practical solutions.
Provide the best solutions in terms of quality and cost.
Be a self-starter in order to achieve tasks and overcome problems as well as provide direction for others.
High regard for attention to detail.
Create a culture of continuous improvement.
Encourage a high level of performance in self and others.
Develop networks and identify resources as and when necessary.
Good communication and presentation skills.
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