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Specialist Engineer - Functional Safety

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 02/04/2013
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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:
The System Engineering department has been created to manage the system aspects of the controls element for Subsea Production Systems. The areas of work that will be covered by Systems Analysis Specialist Engineers in the department are :–

To advise the Systems Engineer when preparing the technical content of fixed price bids, budgetary bids and studies including clarification to technical tenders.

Analyse and Review the Subsea Production System, refining the proposed design to provide an optimised system where appropriate.

Providing specialised System Engineering expertise within the Analysis discipline.
Responsibilities are carried out whereby normal line management reporting is to the Principal Engineer of Systems Analysis Discipline, but project reporting is directly to the Project Manager or Project Engineer.
Respond to tasking requests and reporting progress to the Discipline Principal Engineer.
Delivering in a timely manner analysis reports.
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.
Support the Principal Analysis Engineer in the development and improvement of the Analysis discipline.
Mentoring of Analysis Engineers within the Systems Analysis Team and other engineers as engineers as required.
Ensure documents are fit for purpose & meet all client requirements.
Participate in Technical Forums in the Analysis discipline.
Support project and tender teams on technical development issues and give technical advice in area of expertise.
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.
Develop local working instructions as required for inclusion in PEM.
When required to provide support to sites within UK or internationally.
In addition to the duties listed, the jobholder is required to perform other duties assigned by the supervisor/manager from time to time.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Degree
Experience of producing functional safety procedures and plans, preparing technical reports, safety verification reports with clear presentation of calculations and analyses within these reports
Experience of producing functional safety procedures and plans, preparing technical reports, safety verification reports with clear presentation of calculations and analyses within these reports
Undertaking design safety risk assessments (SIL targeting and calculations, HAZOPs, LOPA)
Familiarity with functional safety audit process and preferably undertaken independent audits
Experience using risk assessment modelling techniques for safety analysis and an understanding of the fundamental principles behind safety modelling
Experience of conducting FMECAs including conducting of safety assessment workshops
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software or equivalent business software

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
Certification in Functional Safety
Experience in Software Safety Assurance
Understanding of Fail-Safe and Fail-as-is and similar safety shutdown philosophies – HIPPS, PSD, ESD systems
Knowledge of Excel or similar analysis package
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software or equivalent business software
Familiar with the application of IEC 61508, IEC 61511 in the Norwegian Petroleum Industry using OLF 070
Understanding of system engineering from concept to test and commissioning (requirements management, change management and configuration control, verification and validation)
Understanding of Fail-Safe and Fail-as-is and similar safety shutdown philosophies – HIPPS, PSD, ESD systems
Working knowledge in SAP.
Theoretical and working knowledge of Functional Safety Methods and applications.
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