Floating Units Lead (TA)

Our Client is looking for a Floating Units Lead (TA), on a 6 month basis, location in Aberdeen.
• Provision of subject matter expert advice within their specific discipline area to all divisions of the company whilst ensuring compliance with Legislative requirements, industry recommended best practices, and company specifications and procedures.
• Defining and maintaining the Performance Standards and assurance routines relating to the Safety & Environmental Critical Elements SECEs assigned to them in order to prevent and / or mitigate Major Accident Hazards, whilst ensuring compliance with Legislative requirements, industry recommended best practices, and company specifications and procedures.
• Management of the Floating Units team to deliver a shared service to all Assets in support of the safe & reliable operations of associated systems and SECE’s in compliance with Class and regulations.

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Key Responsibilities

The Floating Units Technical Authority is accountable for providing subject matter expertise, discipline technical assurance and competence assurance to all divisions of the company.

The Floating Units TA also team deliver a shared service to all Assets in support to the safe & reliable operations of associated systems and SECE’s in compliance with Class and regulations.

  • The company primary point of contact with company Product Line Floating Structures and Naval Architecture specialists
  • Review and endorse derogations to Technical Referential for review and approval by Group Product Line Floating Structures and Naval Architecture specialists.    
  • Assisting Field Operations in defining and implementing interim risk reduction measures and permanent solutions, to reduce the risk associated with identified SECE failures, integrity threats and downgraded situations relating to their engineering discipline.
  • When requested, provide discipline input to Root Cause Analysis, defect reviews, equipment reliability to improve overall Asset uptime.
  • Active engagement in discipline work, promote cross Asset knowledge transfer and annual offshore visits to support delivery of company business objectives.
  • Acting as the discipline focal point for projects and modifications when called upon by Projects, Assets and/or Strategy & Business.
  • For significant and/or high-risk modifications support Asset Lead Discipline Engineer with Engineering Queries/Change Notices that have a technical discipline impact on the design and construction of a modification or project
  • Providing feedback to company on key engineering issues relevant to their discipline.
  • Appraising the status and outcome of assurance activities to ensure that the Performance Standards are being attained.
  • Agreeing with the Independent Verification Body (IVB) actions plans for close out of findings.
  • Carrying out routine gap analysis of the company current specifications / procedures against Legislative requirements, discipline approved standards / codes, recommended best practices and Company Rules (CR). Where gaps are identified, assess the requirement for change and identify the requirement for a derogation to be raised if appropriate.
  • Maintaining an up to date awareness of the innovations and developments in their discipline and applying in company where there is a justified safety or production cost benefit.
  • Reviewing and / or approving discipline documentation for an engineering change / modification and ensuring that key deliverables reflect the as-built status,
  • Undertaking periodic audits of projects / modifications to confirm procedures are being followed correctly and the Lead Discipline Engineers have adequate competency to review and / or approve discipline documentation.
  • Provide advice to Asset Lead Discipline Engineer supporting maintenance strategy and routines content and frequency of application, including review and amendments.
  • Approving operating limits (or changes to) for equipment components proposed by Asset Discipline Lead Engineer
  • Approve remaining life assessments for equipment components undertaken by Asset Discipline Lead Engineer.
  • Approve spare parts strategy (including obsolescence) for equipment components undertaken by Asset Discipline Lead Engineer

Education, Qualifications & Experience

  • Relevant degree within discipline and preferably chartered engineer.
  • Experience within the upstream Oil & Gas Industry.
  • Technical skills enabling the individual to work both supervised and independently within discipline.
  • Has an ability to identify, develop sound and innovative technical solution.
  • Knowledge of associated technical/engineering disciplines.
  • Familiar with UK industry regulations relating to the Oil & Gas Industry.
  • Good relationship-builder at all levels, internally and externally.
  • Effective communicator both written and verbal.