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Senior Mechanical Engineer - Turbomachinery Specialist

  • Job reference: 930715
  • Location: Westhill, Aberdeenshire
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Oil & Gas, Mechanical / HVAC Engineering
  • Date posted: 22/05/2020

Our client is currently recruiting for the position of Senior Mechanical Engineer - Turbomachinery Specialist, based in Westhill, Aberdeenshire.

Responsibilities will include:
Supporting sites by providing specialist technical/engineering advice and expertise in rotating machines, and turbo-machinery in particular, in a timely manner to queries and minimal disruption to operations:
Monitor on a daily basis all main equipment, using all available data
Undertake in-depth analyses/studies of problems, including root cause analysis approach when necessary; Investigate more complex problems by participating in multi-discipline teams/projects in conjunction with other operations personnel or Technology Department
Identify and propose effective short-term / longer-term solutions and/or options to site/offshore personnel on the operation and maintenance of plant/equipment, ensuring highest safety standards and taking into account operation and economic constraints
Contributing to the optimisation of maintenance, inspection and operation strategies of plant/equipment, to ensure that all plant and equipment meets verification and compliance requirements, for minimising involved resources and associated costs. In particular : Identify efficiency of condition-based maintenance program and proposes / manages its implementation in replacement of systematic maintenance : vibration and process parameters monitoring, oil analysis, use of NDT technologies
Carry out routine gap analysis between company current practices and their discipline approved codes of practice and standards and assess requirements for implementation within the company

Qualifications & Experience
Strong technical experience in operating and commissioning turbomachinery packages (gas compressors, gas turbines or similar)
Troubleshooting and close performance monitoring of turbomachinery (gas turbines, gas compressors, high pressure centrifugal pumps such as WI)
Detailed preparation of overhauls of such equipment with no or minimum support from specialist vendors : defining detailed working instructions and method statement, parts required, checks required...
Good capability in investigating in detail, within an engineering team, using proven methodologies (RCA, RCM, FMECA..) when needed, technical issues, using all symptoms and information available : process trends, mechanical parameters such as vibrations and temperatures, age and design of the machines and components
Degree in Engineering/Technical Discipline.
Chartered Engineer status or working towards chartered engineer status
Suitable engineering qualification with appropriate strong experience in the oil and gas industry including offshore/site experience in rotating engineering, commissioning and maintenance. Solid experience in issue solving process is required. Theoretical detailed knowledge in Gas Turbine is required. Competencies in vibrations monitoring (theoretical and practical) and Root Cause Analysis are recommended
Detailed knowledge of legislation/regulations relevant to discipline
Good knowledge of offshore plant and equipment and maintenance systems
Valid offshore and medical certification (including BOSIET, MIST & EBS)

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 930715


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