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Maintenance Technical Authority (Mechanical)

  • Job reference: 920326
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Salary: neg
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Oil & Gas, Mechanical / HVAC Engineering
  • Date posted: 25/04/2019

Our client is currently recruiting for the position of Maintenance Technical Authority (Mechanical), based in Aberdeen.


To ensure Safety Systems are designed and function to support Safety Case WSE, SMS, Performance Standards and all legislative requirements.

Assuring change or modifications safeguard the integrity of the asset and risks continue to be controlled.

Responsible for assuring initial suitability of any changes or modification undertaken.

Provision of annual SCE fitness for purpose assurance statements.

Conduct Safety Meetings with Contractors, ensuring all interested parties participate, particularly contract users such as Operations TA's, offshore, Drilling etc.

Provide medium/long term input to Annual and LoF plans and budgets by way of obsolescence studies, optimisation opportunities and planning in support of compnay policies, plans and activities.

Responsible for ensuring Operational Integrity is being maintained across all assigned assets, and that risks resulting from activities/impaired equipment and systems are being managed in line with Maintenance Policy.

Responsible for ensuring Performance Standards are kept up to date for assigned SCE's, and that Assure Routines are appropriate and align with Performance Standards.

Prepare AFE/PDP/BoD for assigned projects.

Maintain oversight of Condition Monitoring activities/trend analysis data to ensure optimisation/ intervention is planned and carried out to avoid degeneration or failure of equipment.

Use CMMS to carry out downtime reviews, identify bad actors common mode failure, trend analysis, MTBF, MTTR, optimise PMR's and generate recommendations accordingly.

Review non-critical KPI's, including backlogs to ensure they remain controlled and manageable. Identify why non-critical KPI's are deviating from accepted norms, with reasons for deviation.

Review and approve all proposed changes to PM's/Assures/Performance Standards.

Strive to reduce non-safety/non-business critical maintenance year on year.

Develop strategy for reduction in major failures saving significant unplanned expenditure.

Repair/replacement of equipment as required by business needs or equipment condition, where replacement involves like-for-like activity with no significant design change or offshore support requirements.

Where equipment is obsolete, or activity involves design change, multi-discipline activity, or complex offshore support, prepare SoR suitable for onpass to Maintenance/Facilities groups for budget preparation/AFE/PDP and Planning. Where required raise Change Requests for upgrades/modifications.

To undertake role of Maintenance Technical Authority (Mechanical) for assigned assets/areas of responsibility and deputise for Maintenance Team Lead as required.

Development and upkeep of Mechanical Maintenance Policies and Procedures to support offshore/ onshore activities and ensuring technical integrity is maintained.

Provide Mechanical technical support guidance and decision making to other departments on all corporate matters, equipment design, selection and operation.

Identify strategically important activities and develop ideas on uptime models, cost reduction, maintenance improvements and engage others - promote ongoing improvement.

Assesses and determines the technical competence of individuals in, or applying for, selected onshore and offshore roles.

Take responsibility for any modification/upgrade which evolves from "like-for-like" replacement into new design, material, function and engage Facilities/Process in developing appropriate solution in line with company drivers.

Review QMS for key Contracts/Vendors, and where required engage to ensure Quality is appropriate and upheld. Raise NCR's where deviations apparent.

Identify delegate by agreement and provide handover to delegate for any absence from the office. Delegate may be Operations TA, Maintenance TA or other as agreed.

Where equipment availability/operability/reliability may be compromised, identify resolution and arrange forum for sharing with Operations/Maintenance Superintendents with a view to identifying options for action development.

Operations/Maintenance Superintendents of issues and provide proposals for modification to Policy/ Procedure, or any other suggestions for upholding protocol.

Experience and Qualifications:

Understanding of offshore production and utility systems

Proven ability to read and interpret critical engineering drawings, SLD's, schematics, P&ID's

Proven offshore and onshore experience

Computer literate - Microsoft packages, Presentation, Database systems, Maintenance Management Systems (e.g. Maximo)

Ability to identify, investigate, audit and control technical change.

Related discipline knowledge, understanding and experience of "best practices".

Experience and understanding of rotating and static equipment types, including pumps, compressors, power generators, diesel engines, cranes, HVAC, refrigeration systems, basic unit control systems and process interactions and reliance.

HASAW awareness

Safety Management Systems compliance

Safety Case compliance

Experience of the management of day-to-day issues and troubleshooting on operational plant and facilities

This is a permanent position

If you feel that you are well suited to the above opportunity and would like to find out more then please contact Orion Group for more information or apply by forwarding your current CV quoting reference 920326.

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