Senior Process Engineer

Ref: TBR-1098

Contractor only
Aberdeen, UK

TAQA has a vacancy for an Senior Process Engineer to join the team on a contract basis for a duration of 12 months. permanent 

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.



Provides engineering support to modifications and projects across the full life cycle, from studies and FEED to Detailed Design to ensure TAQA delivers quality projects to the Asset’s requirements.


  • Support the maintenance of the lifecycle technical integrity and operational risk management of the offshore installations (within discipline) by applying appropriate engineering standards, procedures and guidance documents.
  • Prepare and develop key process engineering documents including Piping & Instrumentation Diagrams, Basis of Design, Locked Valve Register, Line List and Operating Manuals.
  • Undertake process design work as required; checks work of other engineers as appropriate.
  • Provide 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 Work and Engineering Modifications.
  • Provide input to HAZID/ENVID, HAZOP, SIL and other process safety reviews as directed.
  • Contribute where necessary to review of supplier quotations and reviews of the project 3D CAD model.
  • Participate in technical meetings and handle discussions with project and asset personnel.
  • Ensure technical compliance in accordance with TAQA Management System and all relevant Statutory Instruments, Codes, Regulations, Practice Notes, Safety Notices and Flashes.
  • Assess deviations from standard, gaining approval from Technical Authorities where appropriate.
  • Execute process engineering activities within the budget and schedule, as well as maintaining technical integrity of the designs.


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.




  • Degree or equivalent professional qualification in Chemical Engineering.


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



  • 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.


  • Experience of working on Studies, FEED and Detailed Design projects associated with UK offshore oil & gas sector.
  • Previous Operations Support experience in the UKCS.


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



  • Technical/Operations Manager and team members
  • Offshore teams
  • HSE Team
  • Commercial team
  • Business support teams


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


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