Realtime Data Systems Engineer

Our client is looking for a Realtime Data Systems Engineer for a contract position, located in Westhill, Aberdeenshire.

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Our client is looking for a Realtime Data Systems Engineer for a contract position, located in Westhill, Aberdeenshire.


Asset Support

  • Provide technical support for PI AF, PI Vision, related data systems supporting these systems in partnership with the asset C&I teams onshore and offshore.
  • Work to troubleshoot, assist and resolve real time related data and systems issues.
  • Recommend and implement improvements, upgrades and modifications to these systems as required to support the asset goals.
  • Coordinate operational needs, working with company and vendor personnel to ensure asset needs are met across Industrial and Enterprise Networks. Notably where these networks interface, both for hardware and software.
  • Ensure Realtime Data System service documentation, reports, trackers and communications are used and kept up to date according to requirements of the business.
  • Deliver the build and maintenance of PI Asset Framework and PI Vision screens for the assets

Project Support

  • Provide support to project scopes that impact upon, or have a requirement for, realtime data gathering and reporting. This could include helping to define the requirements, attend FAT, etc.
  • Identify, scope, cost and drive, RFMs as applicable to the position (for example, firmware, software and hardware upgrades).
  • Support requirements coming from Digital & New Technologies usecases e.g. (Robotics) in company, design develop and maintain realtime data feeds for these new solutions. Identifies end-user challenges and works with IS and Digital team to identify digital solutions

Management of 3rd party vendors

  • In coordination with the IS department, Digital team and asset project engineers:
  • Assists in preparation of scopes of work for 3rd party vendor / consultancy services
  • Manage the interface between 3rd parties and the asset
  • Monitor progress of 3rd parties carrying out study / design and engineering work to ensure timely and cost-effective results


  • Demonstrable experience in systems engineering, ideally from an instrument/control engineering background.
  • Knowledge of digital solutions and support of real time systems with practical experience in the oil and gas sector including:¬†
  • Design, build and use of OSISoft PI AF, Vision and ProcessBook for oil and gas platforms
  • Software deployment, upgrade and maintenance in major oil and gas companies
  • Working with multiple database environments
  • Understanding business processes and challenges
  • Integrating production systems to form a common platform for real time data analysis
    • Experienced in OSISoft PI administration and working with the suite of OSI PI products
    • Knowledge of IT/OT Security, Supervisory Control, Data Acquisition (SCADA), Distributed Control System (DCS) principles and implementation
    • Self-starter, autonomy required with high quality work output
    • Works well as part of a team, with a collaborative nature
    • Able to use own initiative to get things done
    • Able to identify and deliver value-adding projects
    • Able to supervise 3rd party project work scopes and ensure delivery
    • Able to progress a project through the full lifecycle from concept through to final commissioning and aftercare support

Responds positively to ad-hoc requests and provides high quality support 

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