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Senior Instrument Support Engineer

  • Job reference: 913631
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Oil & Gas, Instrument Engineering
  • Date posted: 16/05/2017

Our client is currently recruiting for the position of Senior Instrument Support Engineer, based in Aberdeen

Responsibilities will include:
Providing technical assistance to asset operations teams with troubleshooting operational problems with instrumentation and control systems.
Provide review and guidance into modifications of instrumentation and control systems.
When Contract Sponsor, technically lead the performance management of specific instrumentation equipment maintenance contracts on behalf of the assets
Review reports covering instrument repairs and maintenance to determine problem areas. Advise Operations Managers of equipment requiring excessive repairs and recommends replacement where necessary.
Good working knowledge of design and operational safety
Awareness of lifecycle requirements of IEC-61511
Assist asset teams to ensure that major maintenance modifications are engineered and planned safely in accordance with good operational/production practices
Act on behalf of instrumentation Technical Authority when required
Work with Engineering and Operations on major plant workscopes and provide maintenance input during design and commissioning stages to ensure:
Appropriate planned maintenance routines are prepared, categorised and input into System on completion of commissioning.
Shutdown requirements are minimised or avoided
Training requirements for maintenance technicians are addressed
Conduct periodic offshore "cold eye" observations (e.g. during otherwise planned site visits) and produce timely reports
Pursue Opex reduction initiatives

Education/Qualifications
Degree qualified in relevant technical subject, preferably chartered.

Skills & Experience
Professional Engineer with extensive experience in the instrumentation and control area
Significant experience within the offshore Oil & Gas industry within the Operational area
Good knowledge of legislation, guidance and regulations
Strong commitment to both Process Safety and Personal Safety, and an understanding of the importance to business delivery of effective planning and work execution
Experience in working with databases and online environment as related to Operational Systems

Contract 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 913631




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