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Lead Mechanical Engineer

  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Mechanical
  • Date posted: 01/11/2018
  • Job reference: VR/43967
This vacancy has now expired.
Ou client now has an immediate requirement for a mechanical engineer to join their team on a 12 month contract basis. Candidates MUST be chartered to be considered for this position.

Lead discipline engineer within the maintenance and inspection department of the asset and will lead a team of discipline engineers in the provision of technical/engineering advice and support in relation to maintenance activities.

oDefine and continuously maintain the means of assurance activities required to achieve and maintain the performance standards for safety critical equipment over the asset life cycle.
oParticipate in/contribute to safety studies/HAZOPS, etc.

oPrepare and manage the discipline budget and ensure closure expenditure is within acceptable % of original budget.
oManage the cost control process within budget for discipline for routine and non routine jobs and modifications.
oManage the approval of requisitions through the Company system .

oDevelop and maintain good working relationships with site personnel through effective communication and by making regular visits to operated assets.
oManage the development of skills and knowledge of the team to deliver best performance from both an individual and team perspective.
oManage the appraisal process for team, identifying technical and business training needs.

oManage / Facilitate contract tenders and negotiations relating to maintenance services.
oManage technical application of contract services, taking a lead role in the involvement/co-ordination of, and interface between, onshore/site/offshore teams/contractors ensuring effective communication and understanding between appropriate parties.
oManage / Facilitate SQM meetings.
oDevelop positive and constructive relationships with contractors and suppliers. Identify opportunities to improve contractor/supplier performance, reduce costs and improve the quality of services/products supplied.

oContribute to the development of strategies for the maintenance, inspection and operation of plant/equipment to ensure that all plant and equipment meets verification and compliance requirements, in accordance with the TEPUK maintenance philosophy.
oApply LEAN process to optimise maintenance in accordance with the TEPUK minimum maintenance guidelines.
oTechnical assessment of planned maintenance change requests and technical justification deferrals of CAT A maintenance.

oLead a team of discipline engineers, with responsibility for providing work direction and technical guidance, checking work/project progress, identifying team resources, setting priorities and time schedule.
oProvide specialist technical/engineering advice and guidance to site/offshore personnel on the operation and maintenance of plant/equipment ensuring highest safety standards, a timely response to queries and minimal disruption to operations.
oEncourage the reporting of all incidents, ensure that incidents are investigated and action incident close-outs as appropriate.
oConduct ad-hoc technical surveys on site/offshore and at vendor/repair locations, providing detailed technical reports identifying problems and solutions and ensuring optimum performance from contractors.
oEnsure all relevant operations and maintenance procedures and documentation are maintained in an accurate and current status and are available on request.
oEnsure that maintenance activities are appropriately prioritised within operations maintenance plans.
oPrepare/Review scopes of work and economic justification for modifications ensuring they are correctly engineered, documented and reported, and that all maintenance activities/modifications are implemented in accordance with statutory/Company standards and correctly closed-out. Manage actions in stream in accordance with priority and target end dates.
oPrepare/Review scopes of work for vendor services, make recommendations on preferred contractors and co-ordinate vendors, materials and equipment for planned and unplanned activities, monitoring and controlling manpower usage, vendor/contractor performance and expenditure. Lead, as appropriate, in vendor/contractor audits.
oEnsure that all activities are carried out in a safe and effective manner and that all interventions are controlled by authorised persons, satisfy statutory and Company standards and that no hazardous incidents or events occur.
oUndertake in-depth analyses/studies of problems and recommend longer-term solutions and/or options and make recommendations to line management for approval. Investigate more complex problems by leading multi-discipline teams/projects in conjunction with other operations personnel or Technology Department.
oContribute to the development of plant/equipment monitoring tools and strategies, proactively monitor, review and analyse plant and equipment performance and provide feedback to Line Management, identifying obsolescence problems, opportunities to maximise production and performance and share best practice.

§Degree in Engineering/Technical Discipline.
§Appropriate engineering experience in the oil & gas industry, including offshore/site experience.
§Chartered Engineer status.
§Detailed knowledge of legislation/regulations relevant to discipline.
§Significant knowledge of offshore/terminal plant and equipment and maintenance systems.