Process Engineer

Ref: TBR-1237

Permanent or Contractor
Aberdeen, UK

TAQA has a Process Engineer vacancy in the Aberdeen office. 

This position is open to both staff and contractors. If applying via an agency, this will be a contract position, and any internal contractor who applies and is successful will remain with their current contracting company.

Role Duration - 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.


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.
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.
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.
 Member of an appropriate engineering council registered body and actively working towards accreditation.



Knowledge of the functionality and operation of a typical offshore installation.
Knowledge of engineering practices, codes and standards and their application to the management of lifecycle asset integrity and process safety.
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.


Understanding of working on Studies, FEED and Detailed Design projects associated with UK offshore oil & gas sector.


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


Key vendors/service providers
Specialist consultants

Job Grade
Grade 3
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