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Mechanical Technical Authority

  • Job reference: 925967
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Oil & Gas, Mechanical / HVAC Engineering
  • Date posted: 14/06/2019

Our client is currently recruiting for the position of Mechanical Technical Authority based in Aberdeen

Main Duties Include:
Ensuring safe operations and preventing Major Accidents Hazards by:
Defining initial performance standards for safety critical elements and assuring compliance against these
Reviewing and approving safety critical maintenance deferrals
Developing safety critical maintenance strategies
Maximising the value of projects and modifications by:
Providing guidance on scope definitions for repairs, modifications and projects
Reviewing and assuring the design of projects and modifications as part of the management of engineering change process
Providing technical gate assurance
Ensuring key engineering drawings, document and safety critical operating procedures are approved
Provision of value adding guidance to the business by:
Providing independent guidance and technical advice on business strategy, continuous improvement, safety and operational risks
Reviewing Operational Risk Assessments and business critical qualitative risk assessments
Providing discipline expertise during investigations and root cause analysis.
Audit our facilities using results to improve safety and operational performance and simplify processes and procedures
Inputting to regulatory responses
Challenge inefficiencies and propose fit for purpose solutions
Provide functional leadership to the company Mechanical Engineers as Head of Discipline by:
Monitoring the health of the mechanical engineering function, assessing the technical competence of mechanical engineers and assisting in succession planning and requirement.
Providing leadership, mentoring and input to training requirements for companies Mechanical Engineers
Establishing the engineering framework and discipline strategy for mechanical engineering by:
Setting the standard by which company operates by defining company policies, procedures and technical standards in line with UK legislation and international standards
Auditing application of these and identifying areas for improvement and simplification
Providing mechanical technical expertise, keeping up to date with latest discipline technologies and good practice
Establishing a group of Mechanical Delegated Authorities to cover lower level assurance tasks at an asset level.

Extensive mechanical engineering experience within projects and operations/maintenance support in both upstream and midstream oil and gas facilities
Technical Authority experience of a client/operator environment and knowledge of the safety, environmental and operational aspects of their work
Extensive experience of pressure systems integrity management and fitness for service assessments, rotating and static equipment
Extensive experience of maintenance, maintenance strategies, safety/environmental critical elements/activities and performance standards
Experience of engineering contractor processes, procedures, estimating methods and delivery processes
Knowledge and experience of project implementation methodology and Gated project delivery processes
Understanding of relevant legislative requirements and national / international standards
Extensive industry experience working to an advance level of competence
Related degree
Chartered engineer (relevant Institution)

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 925967.

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As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.