Senior Operator

Posted 16 November 2023
Salary Negotiable
Job type Contract
DisciplineOil and Gas Recruitment
Contact NameAndrew McNair

Job description

Our client is currently recruiting for the position of Senior Operator, based Offshore.

* Commitment to delivering Incident Free operations through implementation of the company's Safety Practices
* Provide consistent Marine and Operations input to the safe & efficient operation of the Ailsa FSO
* FSO Marine & Process ICSS support
* Implementation of Integrated Operations requirements
* Actively support a working environment based on respect for health, safety and environmental issues and maintenance of a high level of asset integrity
* Responsible to optimise plant operations which contribute to minimising the environmental impact from operations (venting, CO2 emissions, overboard discharges etc.)
* Execute duties as specified in the emergency response procedures or as directed by the OIM/Delegate
* Provide input to major accident hazard management, in particular the prevention, detection, control, mitigation and response to major accidents
* Has a detailed knowledge of Topsides, Marine and Utilities systems, plant layout and controls, including their function and operation, as specified in Process Operating Procedures, vendors' manuals and other relevant documentation
* Direct responsibility for the safe and efficient operation of the installation's process control systems from the Central Control Room, including condensate and fuel gas receiving systems, metering, chemical injection, and water emissions, in compliance with regulatory reporting and constraints
* Carry out the role of Area Authority (Night Shift), Area Operator and Isolating Authority in the preparation of process and marine plant and equipment maintenance as specified on the relevant plant isolation certificate, Permit to Work or process and marine plant operating procedures.
* Relevant knowledge of the Installation Safety Case, Cause and Effects and process systems with lead responsibility for monitoring plant conditions with a comprehensive working knowledge of PCS, PSD, ESD and F&G systems
* Ensure FSO stability is maintained within regulatory parameters - responsible for ballast/cargo operations and movement, maintain records and send reports to TA and DNV
* Plan and execute cargo offloads to shuttle tankers, ensuring quality of cargo is within commercial specification
* Monitor station keeping equipment and able to interpret and identify/report excursions exceeding design limits
* Responsible for fault identification and initial investigation on control systems
* Responsible for Helicopter radio communications for FSO flights
* Co-ordinates marine vessel activity within installation 500m zone

Experience & Qualifications:
* STCW95 OOW unlimited Certificate of Competency with Oil DCE or N/SVQ Processing Operations Hydrocarbons (Level 3) or equivalent accompanied by relevant experience in an FSO / FPSO marine control room
* Experience of North Sea offshore production operations as a CRO with knowledge of associated technical standards, processes and relevant legislation
* Management of Major Emergencies; CRO controlling emergencies is preferred with sufficient understanding of process safety and major accident hazard management to be able to effectively contribute and influence business decisions impacting process safety
* This role will ideally suit a highly experienced and seasoned Marine CRO who can take responsibility for all control room operations independently and has developed the technical and non-technical skills to carry some supervision duties as required.
* Able to read and work from engineering / vendor drawings including P&IDs and Cause & Effects
* Experience of managing and controlling plant performance to deliver on performance targets and environmental limits
* Extensive knowledge of Process and supporting control systems including:
* PCS, F&G and ESD systems
* Operating instructions, the risks they control and the ability to interpret control room information
* Emergency systems such as plant flare/vent systems, their operation and implications
* Station keeping equipment
* Cargo loading/storage/offload equipment
* Ballast systems
* Impact of chemical additions to process fluids
* Operating capacity, safe operating limits/envelope and composition of process fluids
* Process safety and operational efficiency and the importance of company procedures
* Experienced in the control and use of Safe Systems of Work (PTW) procedures

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: TR/067976.

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