Senior Process Engineer – Hub Support

Ref: TBR-1097

Contractor only
Engineering
Aberdeen, UK
27/05/22

TAQA has a vacancy for a Senior Process Engineer – Hub Support to join the team on a contract basis for a duration of 12 months

Why work for TAQA?

TAQA is committed to helping its employees and contractors work more flexibly to suit both their own and the Company's needs.

Compressed Working Week (CWW)

TAQA offers onshore employees and contractors a Compressed Working Week (CWW) in order to help achieve a healthy work-life balance.  The CWW is an arrangement where employees and contractors work a standard two-week work period (10 days) over a compressed period of 9 working days i.e. employees contracted to work 37.5 hours per week will work 75 hours over 9 days (instead of 10 days). The 10th day in the second week of the CWW period is known as 'Flex Friday', a non-working day.

Agile Working

All employees and contractors at TAQA have the opportunity to participate in Agile Working.  Agile Working means individuals can find an optimum balance between home/office working and flexibility on when and where contracted hours are worked. The aim is to deliver business results, whilst supporting a work/life balance and promoting a positive culture that supports engagement and retention.   Individuals can establish their own working pattern with their line manager to accommodate business requirements and personal preferences within an agreed framework.

Flexible Working

TAQA is open to receiving applications from candidates that work variable hours.  If this is important to you, we encourage you to talk to us to see if we can make it work for both you and the business.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

BASIC PURPOSE OF THE ROLE

Provides technical support to the Operations Team to ensure the process plant is operated safely and within the intended design envelope and support the resolution of key integrity and operational issues.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Supports the maintenance of the lifecycle technical integrity and operational risk management of the offshore installations (within discipline) by applying / developing appropriate engineering standards, procedures and guidance documents.
  • Supports and maintains the key process safety documents including Piping & Instrumentation Diagrams, HAZOPs, Locked Valve Register, Line List etc.
  • Actively supports the Operated Asset in ensuring the process plant is capable of delivering the field performance contract and developing options and prospects for increasing capacity or reducing costs and emissions.
  • Provides support to other disciplines in the development and update of Safety Instrumented System assessments (SIL), Hazardous Area Classifications, Cause & Effect Diagrams and Alarm Management Philosophies, Scopes of Requirements and Engineering Modifications.
  • Works within process related Performance Standards, supports their upkeep and their compliance where agreed.
  • Assesses operating changes, deviations from standard and operational risk assessments, gaining approval from Technical Authorities where appropriate.
  • Provides technical assurance for the TAQA Assets with the support of more senior personnel.
  • Ensures technical compliance in accordance with TAQA Integrity Management Standards, Safety Management System and all relevant Statutory Instruments, Codes, Regulations, Practice Notes, Safety Notices and Flashes.
  • Supports the upkeep of the Maintenance Strategies within discipline for the TAQA Bratani Assets, ensuring they are technically and commercially appropriate.
  • Reviews all discipline ORA’s, maintenance deferrals and deviations ensuring adequate risk assessments are undertaken. Routinely review overdue items, assessing risks and facilitates interventions where required.
  • Provides input to project proposals for facilities or procedural improvements and drive the delivery of allotted modifications (Single Point of Accountability), acting as operations focal point as required.
  • Ensures all temporary or permanent discipline modifications are technically assessed, meet appropriate standards and are endorsed. Progresses modifications through Management of Change workflow.
  • Carries out routine offshore visits, performing safety and technical site audits.

JOB DIMENSIONS

Scope of equipment covered includes all topsides process and utility systems but excludes subsea and drilling systems. Topsides equipment encompasses equipment from the wellhead wing valves and includes the import or export pipeline safety valve boundaries.

QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

QUALIFICATIONS/TRAINING

Essential

  • Degree or equivalent professional qualification in Chemical Engineering.

Preferred

  • Current Offshore Medical and Survival Certificate
  • Chartered Engineer status with an appropriate engineering council registered body or actively working towards accreditation

EXPERIENCE/KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS

Essential

  • Sound knowledge of the functionality and operation of a typical offshore installation.
  • Sound knowledge of engineering practices, codes and standards and their application to the management of lifecycle asset integrity and process safety.
  • Sound knowledge of hazard identification and risk assessment techniques, management of change processes and tools.
  • Understanding of key legislation and regulatory framework applicable to UKCS offshore regime with knowledge of performance standards, assurance and verification activities.

Preferred

  • Previous Operations Support or Engineering Design in the UKCS
  • Knowledge of brown-field project engineering processes (modifications)

ADDITIONAL SKILLS/REQUIREMENTS

  • Willingness to travel offshore • Excellent communication skills
  • High level of professional and personal credibility - internally and externally

INTERACTIONS

INTERNAL INTERACTIONS

  • Technical/Asset Managers and team members
  • Offshore teams
  • HSE team
  • Commercial team
  • Business support team

EXTERNAL INTERACTIONS

  • DBEIS/HSE
  • Oil & Gas UK/Industry groups/forums
  • Key vendors/service providers
  • Specialist consultants
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