Aberdeen North SeaJob Reference - J8877
Mechanical Technical Authority
Mechanical Engineer / Technical Authority Role Overview Act as the discipline lead, and technical authority, for Mechanical Engineering (Rotating & Static) for the UK Business Unit. Define the strategy and standards for all technical aspects of an asset within the specified discipline area. Assurance that those standards continue to be applicable and met as changes and ageing alter the design basis & operating envelopes of an asset. Key Accountabilities Ensure that all Mechanical Safety and Environmental Critical Elements (SECEs) are given the correct attention and scrutiny and their performance is reported accurately. Ownership of the technical content of assigned SECE performance standards. Responsible for the technical performance for assigned Safety Critical Elements and corresponding assurance activities; maintenance/testing strategy, performance achievement and corrective actions (deviations, repairs, improvements and audit/ICP findings etc.). Accountable for the management of the major accident hazard risks in assigned area, supporting the increased awareness and visibility of major accident risk management and associated control measures ensuring workforce engagement. Must be able to travel to offshore locations and onshore locations.Define the philosophy, strategy and standards for the assigned technical discipline ensuring industry best practice(s) are incorporated. Accountable for reviewing and approving / rejecting deviations away from standards and the required risk mitigating measures when standards are not met. Maintain an overview of the safe and correct operation of system(s) including review and approval of technical content of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Operations and Maintenance Manuals, training courses and competency assessment materials. Technical input and discipline review / approval of any change that could impact SECE or Performance Standard, including approval of major equipment / systems selection, and sparing. Technical endorsement of modification / design proposals by third party engineering contractors. Ensure that other relevant TAs are consulted when required and the impact of boundary issues between disciplines are managed. Provide lead discipline incident investigation & technical support ensuring any related incidents are reported, classified, investigated and all associated lessons learned are captured and implementation tracked to conclusion to prevent re-occurrence. Responsible for risk assessment & technical analysis/studies in support of the mechanical engineering discipline. Including acting as the informed customer for identification and co-ordination of specialist technical support/work packages (quality, cost & schedule) if required by external parties. Accountability for the following systems, with corresponding interfaces to other technical disciplines: Rotating Equipment; • Gas turbines of all types • Reciprocating equipment • Centrifugal pumps and compressors • Diesel Generators • Air Compression Static Equipment/Lifting Equipment; • Heat Exchangers • Filtration Systems • Cranes, hoists & rigging equipment/lofts • Fixed and Portable Lifting Appliances • Column lift • Manual Valves & PSVs Supporting safety & utility systems; • HVAC and Refrigeration Systems Owner of the management system processes for condition monitoring of rotating equipment. Ownership of issues, including those raised by any regulator / 3rd party. Monitor and analyse discipline and associated system performance identifying trends and areas that require improvement. Recommend action plans to achieve those improvements for processes, systems, equipment or technology, including cross asset learnings and adoption of best practise. Carry out reviews/audits as necessary to be able to compile an annual assessment of the discipline and assigned systems, including the accuracy of supporting information and data. Responsible for discipline self-assessment & summary in support of the Annual Management System review. Act as main focal point for OAG Mechanical queries from the Regulatory bodies and other external stakeholders. Major Challenges Ensuring clear demonstration that the technical discipline has the correct controls in-place in a lean, practical, effective and transparent manner. Optimisation of approach and increasing reliability/efficiency across a diverse asset base. Qualifications Educated to degree level in a relevant technical engineering discipline. Sufficient & appropriate further qualifications/experience to be appointed as the Mechanical Technical Authority. Preferred Chartered Engineer status. Qualified to travel offshore in UKCS. BOSIET / FOET and current Offshore Medical Certificate Skills / experience: Experience in operating within a safety case regime within the Oil & Gas industry. Experience with oil & gas operations (topsides & subsea) and associated equipment and corresponding risks from a technical and practical stand-point. Experience with technical engineering methods and supporting studies within discipline area, e.g. Turbines/Compressors/Pumps & Cranes/static lifting equipment. Should be conversant with Brownfield installation modification process(s) in North Sea. Familiar with project/developments/operations and typical oil company processes. Knowledge (e.g. systems, software, procedures, regulations): UK HSE Legislation, in particular offshore regulations; Recognised technical codes and engineering standards within mechanical engineering discipline, e.g.: ISO 13709, API 610 & 670 etc. Attributes and behaviours: Committed to ensuring major accident/technical risks are identified, assessed and controlled. Able to effectively work interfaces with other technical disciplines to ensure no gaps in coverage & support provision. Pragmatic approach to understanding and managing technical risk. Goal orientated and able to deliver results, sometimes under pressure. Good communication and influencing skills with a proven coaching ability. Confident and strong self-starter, able to work with minimal supervision. Able to gain the respect and trust from staff in all disciplines & hierarchies.