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Mechanical Engineer - Rotating Equipment

  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Mechanical
  • Date posted: 31/10/2017
  • Job reference: VR/43222
Our client a leading Oil and Gas Operator have a urgent requirement for a Mechanical Engineer - Rotating equipment for a contract role till the end of August 2018 to be based in Aberdeen with occasional site visits.

Candidates must have previous experience with mechanical rotating equipment to be considered for this role. Previous experience working on a gas plant would also be beneficial.

Ensure highest safety standards and continuity and optimisation of hydrocarbon production.
Provide all aspects of engineering/technical support and assistance to site-based teams.
Develop and maintain productive and constructive relationships with site-based personnel, onshore operations/technical teams and external contractors/vendors.
Manage specific budget lines as delegated.
Manage technical application of contract services, taking a lead role in the involvement/co-ordination of technical workscopes.

Provide specialist technical/engineering advice and guidance to site/offshore personnel on the operation and maintenance of plant/equipment whilst ensuring highest safety standards, a timely response to queries and minimal disruption to operations.
Provide input to the budget preparation process relating to discipline budget.
Responsible for managing specific budget lines, monitoring costs and ensuring that expenditures are within budget.
Contribute 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.
Ensure 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.
Undertake in-depth analyses/studies of problems and identify longer-term solutions and/or options.
§Investigate more complex problems by participating in multi-discipline teams/projects in conjunction with other operations personnel or Technology Department.
Prepare 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.
Produce budgets and plans for specific studies or modifications, manage the cost control process and ensure closure expenditure is within acceptable % of original budget.
Prepare 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.
Participate, as appropriate, in vendor/contractor audits
Ensure that maintenance activities are appropriately prioritised within operations maintenance plans .
Participate in/contribute to safety studies/HAZOPS, etc.
Encourage the reporting of all incidents, ensure that incidents are investigated and action incident close-outs as appropriate.
Conduct ad-hoc technical surveys on site and at vendor/repair locations, providing detailed technical reports identifying problems and solutions and ensuring optimum performance from contractors.
Ensure all relevant operations and maintenance procedures and documentation are maintained in an accurate and current status and are available on request.
Proactively monitor, review and analyse plant and equipment performance and provide feedback to Line Management, identifying opportunities to maximise production and performance and share best practice.
Develop and maintain good working relationships with site personnel through effective communication and by making regular visits to Gas Plant.
Develop 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.

If interested please send your CV with availability and current rate expectations to You must have the right to work in the UK to apply for this opportunity.