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Metering Technician

  • Job reference: 930637
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Salary: GBP280 - GBP304 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Oil & Gas, Technicians
  • Date posted: 27/03/2020

Accountable for ensuring the uncertainty of the on-site metering systems through routine preventative and corrective maintenance. As a member of the maintenance team they are responsible for fiscal, allocation, environmental gas and liquid systems.

Perform these duties professionally and efficiently, and comply with company and client rules.

  • HNC in engineering subject (or equivalent) is essential
  • Apprenticeship in engineering subject is preferred
  • SVQ level 3 in Measurement processes is essential
  • Advanced Knowledge and experience of measurement and metering systems
  • 7+ years of experience within a similar role in the energy sector
  • Must demonstrate excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Advanced Working knowledge of all relevant IP, API, AGA, BS, ISO standards & codes of practice
  • Compliance with OGA Guidelines; relevant Pipeline Commercial Agreements and Regulations


  • Demonstrate ownership of metering data within Computerised Maintenance Management System (CMMS) and submitting change requests where required. Actively highlighting issues and suggesting/implementing improvements.
  • Ownership of 3rd Party metering management software (MMS), ensuring that any issues are resolved and communicated back to onshore metering engineer
  • Maintain Primary / Secondary equipment & Quality Analysers against procedures, standards and uncertainties in accordance with CMMS / 3rd Party MMS schedules and plans. Provide feedback on improvement opportunities
  • Assist operations team with isolation of metering equipment with a view to gaining full independent isolating authority status
  • Carry out reinstatement of equipment and post job operations, including performing calculations, highlighting potential mismeasurements, data validation, documentation upkeep and reporting. Completion of work orders / instructions / logbooks in a timely manner with detailed work history
  • Perform and record daily metering checks including trend checking to ensure health of metering systems. Report any potential issues to onshore engineer in a timely manner. Highlight any improvements/efficiencies.
  • Responsible for the safe start-up of measurement systems & analysers after an outage bringing them to a fully operational state without any damage / contamination to the equipment
  • Responsible to shutdown measurement systems to a safe controlled condition for an outage to ensure that the equipment / analysers are not damaged.
  • Fully responsible for ensuring that sufficient certified Field & test equipment is available on site to execute the metering maintenance plans. All Field & test equipment should be safely shipped onshore for recertification within a timely manner and equipment trackers kept up to date.
  • Management of 3rd party personnel and vendors at site, ensuring that work is carried out safely as per the agreed scope.
  • Carry out comprehensive end of trip handovers and ensure that information given to you is accurate. Action findings from previous handovers in a timely manner
  • Ensure that areas within your responsibility are maintained to a professional clean standard. Perform regular housekeeping at metering stations.
  • The ability to mentor and coach other metering personnel and platform personnel, where required
  • Ability to safely carry out manual sampling on gas and liquid systems.
  • Demonstrate a full understanding and adhere to client safety systems and procedures
  • Lead personnel during measurement audits and identify key areas for improvement and compliance, including elimination of audit points
  • Ability to perform internal system audits to ensure compliance with relevant standards
  • Deal promptly and effectively with equipment faults, defects and error messages within your control, and report those that cannot be resolved. Carry out extensive fault finding on problematic equipment, with proposed solutions & improvement opportunities
  • Ownership and execution of work plan including raising own PTW and associated documentation in a timely manner
  • Early identification, data capture and communication of measurement issues including assistance of mismeasurement reporting. Ability to complete mismeasurement reports.
  • Good communication skills and the ability to maintain effective working relationships with personnel at all levels
  • Ability to attend external calibrations on behalf of the Client
  • Ability to attend FAT testing on behalf of Client
  • Ability to Lead SAT of systems on site
  • Ability to provide cover for Metering Engineer in periods of absence.
  • Comply with all Key Behavioural Criteria (listed overleaf)
  • Participate in the Competence Management System (CMS), fulfill all competence requirements specified by the CMS

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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.