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Senior Engineer - Operations

  • Job reference: 927822
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Salary: neg
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Oil & Gas, Operations / Production
  • Date posted: 20/09/2019

Our client is currently recruiting for the position of Senior Engineer - Operations, based in Aberdeen.


Act as the main operations focal point for engineering, subsea and subsurface work programmes to ensure that the required operational input is provide and that all work activity is coordinated and executed in full alignment with asset operations strategies and integrated field plans. Involving the attendance at SEQ, SOM, SIL, HAZOP and HAZAN meetings/workshops as required and/or to facilitate the required operational input from other areas of the operations team (onshore or offshore).

Maintain and report monthly (onshore and offshore) asset production efficiency and loss data in the respective Asset Choke Model and APRS ensuring that all production losses are categorised and that improvement plans/initiatives are in place to minimise recurring/future losses.

Liaise with asset Subsurface team to ensure asset Installed Production Capacity (IPC) is accurate and that all/any variations are fully justified and fed back into asset Annual Operations Plan (AOP)

Monitor production practice/procedures and where required work with offshore operations team to ensure actual production is optimised.

Manage relevant subcontracts in full accordance with the Company contractor management processes OPEX cost forecasting and invoice review and approvals where required.

Along with asset HSE Advisor, act as the main operations interface with BEIS and OGA in relation to the production and submission of annual asset performance data and annual emissions consents.

Act as the main operations interface with respect to (Transportation Pipeline Agreements) TPA's involving the preparation, submission and management of TPA waivers and the production and submission of technical papers in relation to TPA waiver applications.

Conduct regular offshore visits in execution of routine duties/responsibilities to ensure full alignment between the onshore and offshore operations teams and to manage/monitor specific work programmes.

Liaise with other Company producing assets operations teams to identify synergies, share best practices and resources to the overall benefit of the Company.

Liaise with Well Integrity group with specific interest in maintenance of annuli, integrity of well SDV's and intervention scopes.

Ensures that OPEX is controlled and within annual budget, particularly with respect to chemical consumption, equipment rental and external services costs.

Provide relevant and required input to subcontract tendering process where required and in full alignment with relevant Company processes.

Experience & Qualifications:

Degree in Chemical Engineering preferred; or Other relevant technical qualification supplemented with practical experience of performing in a similar role.

Previous experience of process/production operation and/or support.

Project management experience of brownfield production enhancement engineering projects.

Thorough understanding of complex operational issues and possess the ability to promote them (within a Project or Operational environment) to the appropriate level of Management.

Demonstrable experience of providing production operations support to North Sea / Mature assets.

Experience of leading Root Cause Analysis (RCA) investigations preferable otherwise appropriate training will be provided by the Company.

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 927822.

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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.