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Instrument Engineer

  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Electrical
  • Date posted: 09/03/2018
  • Job reference: VR/43524
This vacancy has now expired.
Position Overview
The Instrument Engineer is a key position within the Decommissioning & Transitional Assets onshore technical team reporting to the Technical Superintendent. The requirement is to provide technical excellence and structured thinking to a wide range of challenges associated with safe and efficient operations of late-life offshore assets. The role requires effective team-working with other discipline engineers, technical authorities, offshore technicians and asset management to positively change outcomes. The coordination and management of contract services is also an important requirement.

The successful candidate will need to work efficiently and independently in an energetic environment and may have the opportunity to be involved in other more strategic aspects of late-life and decommissioning.

Accountabilities & Duties Including but not limited to:
Demonstrate HSE leadership commensurate with role with rigorous risk-management applied to all instrument activity.
Provide high-quality, structured day-to-day instrument engineering support to sites ensuring application of best practice, prioritisation of activity, engagement with vendors and adoption of cost-effective, fit-for-purpose solutions.
Ensure instrument modifications and maintenance activities are compliant with legislative and company standards with any deviation robustly risk-assessed.
Apply engineering rigour and structured thinking to instrument issues in pursuit of fit-for-purpose solutions aligned to site strategies
Optimise instrument maintenance in Work Management System (WMS) in pursuit of right-maintenance, on the right-equipment at the right frequency to maximise reliability at optimum cost
Support the review and prioritization of corrective work via the offshore Work-Order Review Meeting (WORM)
Define and manages instrument spares / inventory at the appropriate level to assure reliable operations
Ensure instrument activities are fully managed and accurately reflected in asset plans with all gate-criteria met
Ensure managed-contract vendors are given the appropriate direction and regular performance reviews conduced (with support from Supply Chain Management) to ensure high quality delivery.
Support modification and management of change processes (AFA, TQ etc) to ensure all such activities are appropriately controlled.
Define and manage the various instrument budgets and associated cost-centres.
Manage maintenance backlog at an appropriate level defined by the asset strategy Ensure effective and timely close out of safety (Synergi), Independent Competent Person (ICP) and regulatory actions
Engage with offshore teams through periodic offshore site visits & audits
Engage in regular performance management and goal-setting dialogues with Line Manager.
Deploy rigorous Root Cause Analysis (RCA) techniques to ensure appropriate measures to improve underlying performance
Promote technological innovations that improve safety, performance and/or economic outcomes

Education, Experience & Technical Qualifications
Engineering professional with degree level qualification or equivalent
Chartered (or working towards) status desirable
Relevant operational experience preferred.

Profile and key skills
Strong personal safety awareness and risk management skills
Track record of collaborative and team working - good communication and engagements with all stakeholders
Technical excellent, drive and performance delivery focus
Strong analytical and clear decision making skills - analyse problem, assess implication, develop ranking criteria, assess risk profile, determine action, develop solutions, communicating intentions and implement
Priorities workload weighing up the urgency and importance of issues
Ability to travel offshore