Serica Energy plc Oil & Gas Staff

Rotating Equipment Engineer

Location: Aberdeen UK AB15 6BY

Date Posted: 9 October 2019

Closing Date: 8 November 2019

Department: Engineering

Onshore/Offshore: Onshore

Reports to: Facilities Engineering Lead

Role Purpose

  • Drive asset reliability improvements for responsible equipment areas
  • Onshore focal point providing technical support to offshore operations and maintenance for all rotating equipment
  • Onshore focal point providing technical guidance to onshore maintenance planning and execution team
  • Work in colloboration with onshore Engineering support team
  • Effective contract and budget management of nominated contracts 

Areas of Responsibility

Geographical Span: Serica Assets - UKCS

Budgetary Responsibilities: Yes – contract holder for core rotating equipment

Direct Reports: No

Travel Required: Occasional as required

Main Tasks

Please note that this list of duties is not exhaustive and employees will be expected to undertake reasonable duties commensurate of their role and grade.
  • Provide specialist machinery engineering advice and recommendations to Operations and Maintenance on both day to day matters, responding to plant operational events and also long- term strategic direction and prioritisation.
  • Provide technical support to equipment maintenance campaigns, commissioning and restart
  • Support other engineering disciplines by performance or review of complex or non-routine calculations and analysis that require deep discipline knowledge
  • Provide support for high risk discipline-related MOCs or deviation requests to discipline technical practices
  • Participate in design reviews for small projects & modifications
  • Review suitability of equipment for current operating conditions, and propose modifications/re- rates
  • Provide REE expertise for incident investigations, RCA, FMEA, and development of performance standards.
  • Measure equipment reliability, identify recurrent defects, propose modifications
  • Review equipment condition monitoring, vibration monitoring, and remote monitoring data and recommend corrective actions
  • Provide guidance for risk management of deviations from normal operating conditions
  • Provide local REE interface support for brownfield Projects.
  • Provide REE expertise to support Fit for Service barrier evaluations, gap closure plans and improvements
  • Ensure relevant performance standards are fit for purpose, and are complied with
  • Carry out self-verification of performance standard in accordance with written scheme of examination
  • Provide REE support for retirement, creation, or revision of site-specific engineering specifications
  • Provide REE technical input and review of complex, non-routine engineering procurement packages
  • Act as budget responsible person and contract holder for REE technical and maintenance services contracts, including vendor performance management
  • Provide REE market intelligence and propose changes to contract or procurement structure
  • Provide REE technical support for Procurement and vendor/fabricator quality issues resolution
  • Participate in technical and commercial negotiations for high value REE contracts and procurement
  • Review maintenance backlog and drive prioritisation of scopes within the execution schedule
  • Identify opportunities for safety improvement, optimization and risk reduction.
  • Support hazard identification and risk assessment studies associated with revalidations, small projects, or modifications for existing assets (e.g., MoCs, HAZOPs, LOPAs, HAZIDs, Human Factors Analysis and What-Ifs).
  • Support or action assigned actions associated with HAZOP/LOPA findings, audit findings, and complex engineering studies
  • Review equipment manufacturer’s safety bulletins for applicability and lead implementation
  • Support REE learning by reviewing relevant incidents from Serica or industry and proactively share lessons
  • Support REE training, mentoring, and development
  • Inputs to Engineering activities to 8Q Functional plan
  • Create and maintain a major maintenance plan for main rotating equipment
  • Inputs to Engineering team work priorities in line with risk, regulatory requirements, commercial impacts, etc 

Professional Skills

  • Demonstrable track record in previous similar role
  • Extensive machinery / rotating equipment engineering experience in an operational environment
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to engage with multidisciplinary teams to explain complex technical issues
  • Knowledge of Maintenance & Reliability Management
  • Knowledge of Operational Asset Work Planning and Scheduling
  • Knowledge of offshore regulatory requirements, technical codes/ standards/ guidelines
  • Strong IT skills
  • Project Management

Behavioural Skills

  • Broad range of personal effectiveness and leadership skills, with the ability to facilitate and influence business decisions in a team environment.
  • Strives for continuous improvement; brings solutions and constantly seeks new and better ways to work
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills
  • Pro-active self-starter who can work independently with minimum guidance
  • Strong business awareness and knowledge of potential impact of actions on operational costs
  • Ability to network and a track record in delivering performance against demanding targets
  • Demonstrable problem-solving skills, including during times of stress

Education Requirements

  • Degree qualified in Engineering discipline
  • A Chartered or professional engineer registered with a recognised body
  • Current offshore survival, medical and MIST certification
  • Maximo experience 

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