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Mechanical Pressure Systems TA

  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Mechanical
  • Date posted: 17/07/2019
  • Job reference: VR/44465
Raeburn Recruitment are assisting our client, an Oil & Gas operator, with a requirement for a Mechanical Pressure Systems TA. This is a contract position based in Aberdeen.

This position will involve technical assurance activities in all cycles of operation from initial conceptual design through project construction / commissioning and operations / maintenance support onto decommissioning.


Mechanical Pressure Systems Technical Authority

Ensuring safe operations and preventing Major Accidents Hazards by:

Defining initial performance standards for safety critical elements and assuring compliance against these
Reviewing and approving safety critical maintenance deferrals
Developing safety critical maintenance strategies
Maximising the value of projects and modifications by:
Providing guidance on scope definitions for repairs, modifications and projects
Reviewing and assuring the design of projects and modifications as part of the management of engineering change process
Providing technical gate assurance
Ensuring key engineering drawings, document and safety critical operating procedures are approved

Provision of value adding guidance to the business by:

Providing independent guidance and technical advice on business strategy, continuous improvement, safety and operational risks
Reviewing Operational Risk Assessments and business critical qualitative risk assessments
Providing discipline expertise during investigations and root cause analysis.
Site audits using results to improve safety and operational performance and simplify processes and procedures
Inputting to regulatory responses
Challenge inefficiencies and propose fit for purpose solutions

Provide functional leadership to the Mechanical Engineers as Head of the Pressure Systems Discipline by:

Monitoring the health of the mechanical pressure systems function, assessing the technical competence of mechanical engineers and assisting in succession planning and requirement
Providing leadership, mentoring and input to training requirements for Mechanical Engineers

Establishing the engineering framework and discipline strategy for mechanical engineering pressure systems by:

Setting the standard by which operates by defining company policies, procedures and technical standards in line with UK legislation and international standards
Auditing application of these and identifying areas for improvement and simplification
Providing mechanical pressure systems technical expertise, keeping up to date with latest discipline technologies and good practice
Establishing a group of Mechanical Pressure Systems Delegated Authorities to cover lower level assurance tasks at an asset level.

Experience Required:

Extensive mechanical pressure systems experience within projects and operations/maintenance support in both upstream and midstream oil and gas facilities
Extensive experience of pressure systems integrity management and fitness for service assessments
Extensive experience of maintenance, maintenance strategies, safety/environmental critical elements/activities and performance standards
Experience of engineering contractor processes, procedures, estimating methods and delivery processes
Knowledge and experience of project implementation methodology and Gated project delivery processes
Understanding of relevant legislative requirements and national / international standards
Extensive industry experience working to an advance level of competence
Related degree
Chartered engineer (relevant Institution)
MIST and BOSIET Training

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.

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