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Control & Instrumentation Technical Authority

  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Instrument & Electronic
  • Date posted: 28/11/2017
  • Job reference: VR/43367
The Opportunity:
§The Technical Authority (TA) will act as the senior engineer for Control and Instrumentation within operations and the role holder will have particular focus on Functional Safety.
§They will ensure engineering risks are managed and assures adherence to sound engineering practices, standards and processes across all operations related to their discipline.
§TA duties will occupy approximately half of the role holders time. Remaining time will be used to support operations, capital projects and / or Engineering Consultancy.
§The TA will provide a range of technically acceptable alternatives and risk and value assessments to support the business achieve its objectives related to their discipline.
§The TA will be responsible for establishing and maintaining required group level discipline engineering practices, standards and processes which will be incorporated within the Company Operating System.
§The TA will provide discipline engineering verification of studies, projects and modifications.
§The TA will ensure appropriate performance standards are established and maintained by assets/sites for safety critical equipment with approval of any deviations and maintenance deferrals.
§The TA will support the EA in establish and maintaining a process and schedule to verify compliance with group engineering practices, standards and processes related to their discipline.
§The TA will support the EA in monitoring the health of the discipline engineering capability in the organisation and may lead and provide guidance to their discipline network.

Minimum Requirements:
§Bachelors Degree or equivalent in relevant Engineering discipline is required (e.g. Instrumentation and Control, Electrical and Electronic, Control and Electrical Engineering).
§Chartered or equivalent status (e.g. MIET, InstMC)
§Considerable work experience in regulated, high hazard industries (e.g. Oil & Gas exploration and production, oil refining, gas processing chemicals manufacturing or power generation).
§Broad experience across the functional safety lifecycle and alarm management
§Broad Experience of instrumentation, fire and gas systems, and control loops, BPCS, metering.
§Experience of regulatory compliance and adherence to engineering standards.

Knowledge & application of:
§COMAH ECI Guidance
§BS EN 61511 (Functional safety)
§BS EN 62061 (machinery safety )
§EEMUA 191 (Alarm Management)
§Functional Safety Lifecycle
§HAZOP
§LOPA
§Safety requirement specification
§Risk reduction model / Safety Integrity Levels
§Design to achieve a target PFD
§Proof testing and inspection of SIFs
§Management of Change for SIFs
§Familiarity with BPCS and high integrity systems
§Microsoft Office packages.




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