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Lead Mechanical Engineer

  • Location: Aberdeenshire
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Mechanical
  • Date posted: 16/05/2019
  • Job reference: VR/44368
Raeburn are assisting our client, a leading operations management and energy services provider, with a permanent requirement for a Lead Mechanical Engineer, based in Buchan area of Aberdeenshire.

Reporting to the Engineering Manager, the Lead Mechanical Engineer provides and maintains an in depth technical knowledge of static and rotating mechanical equipment to enable effective maintenance and asset care of installed equipment and components. To ensure all mechanical maintenance is defined and specified in accordance with legal requirements, industry standards and Company procedures.
When required the role holder will deputise for the Engineering Manager.

Technical accountability for static and rotating mechanical plant and components
Focal point for Fitness for Service (FFS) assessments and be conversant with PSSR regulations
Provide first line troubleshooting and problem solving expertise
Lead equipment failure investigation and provide recommendations to prevent recurrence
Technically supervise any major intervention (planned maintenance, defect repairs or modification) on mechanical equipment
Assume proponent engineer responsibility for class 1 and class 2 projects, as delegated by the Engineering Manager
Representative for contracts, as delegated by the Engineering Manager
Prepare and control budgets as delegated
Ensure self and reports are conversant with the Major Accident Hazard (MAH) scenarios identified within the COMAH reportAudit and inspect mechanical maintenance or repair activities on safety critical equipment
Development and upkeep of the mechanical aspects of the Operational Integrity Assurance & Verification Scheme (OIAVS) to provide COMAH assurance
Lead behavioural safety initiatives
Lead process safety initiatives
Actively audit standards of work and compliance to procedures
Ensure that SMART objectives are set and effectively manage the appraisal process for direct reports


Only those with the Right to Work in the UK should apply. Raeburn do not have the ability to provide visa sponsorship, therefore current valid ability to work in the UK is required.