Senior Mechanical Engineer

Our Client is looking for a Senior Mechanical Engineer, on a contract basis, location in Aberdeen.


Key Responsibilities


  • Ensure work is carried out in accordance with the approved procedures and in accordance with the performance standard requirements and OIAVS.
  • Define and continuously maintain the means of assurance activities required to achieve and maintain the performance standards for safety critical equipment over the asset life cycle. Provide necessary input to derogation justification requests against GS EP EXP 407 for discipline TA review / approval
  • Participate in safety studies/HAZOPS /HAZID / ORA / SARA
  • Provide support to asset activities related to discipline to ensure that affiliate procedures and company referential is met


  • Provide input to annual discipline budget based on planned activities and historical emergent work.
  • Meet the requirements of the control process within discipline budget for routine and non-routine jobs and modifications.
  • Provide justification for breaking in any exceptional activities to the annual budget
  • Approval of new material requisitions through the Company tools.
  • Carry out periodic review of inventory levels along with inventory team to ensure they are optimised to reflect critical spares requirements and consumables meeting rate or consumption, ensure that a review of spares against criticality is carried out periodically to mitigate risks from single point failures.


  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with site personnel through effective communication and by making regular visits to operated assets.
  • Provide support to the tier 1 activities related to discipline
  • Share best practices and ways or working with discipline engineers within the asset and affiliate engineers, technical authorities and discipline HQ métiers.


  • Manage / Facilitate contract tenders and negotiations relating to maintenance services.
  • Manage / Facilitate SQM meetings. Lead, as appropriate, in vendor/contractor audits.
  • Identify opportunities to improve contractor/supplier performance, reduce costs and improve the quality of services/products supplied.



  • Contribute to the development of strategies for the maintenance, inspection and operation of plant/equipment to ensure that all plant and equipment meets continued assurance, verification and compliance requirements, in accordance with the company maintenance philosophy.
  • Apply LEAN process to optimise maintenance in accordance with the company minimum maintenance guidelines.
  • Issue and review the required PM master data changes to optimize the preventive maintenance activity.
  • Ensure all relevant maintenance procedures and documentation are maintained in an accurate and current status and are available on request.
  • Report maintenance, integrity and inspection KPI’s that drives Asset improvement for maintenance work management
  • Where appropriate provide input to justification for derogation requests against GS EP EXP 213 for discipline métier review / approval
  • Ensure that the condition monitoring equipment is being utilised effectively to reduce periodic intrusive maintenance to meet the requirements of the company condition monitoring strategy


  • Works within a team of multi-discipline engineers, providing work/project progress, agreeing priorities and time schedule.
  • Provide specialist technical/engineering advice and guidance to tier 1 and offshore personnel on the operation and maintenance of plant/equipment ensuring highest safety standards, a timely response to technical engineering queries and minimal disruption to operations.
  • Ensure that incidents are investigated and action incident close-outs as appropriate. Provide technical input to RCA process and ownership of actions that prevent recurrence.
  • Conduct ad-hoc technical surveys on site/offshore and at vendor/repair locations, providing detailed technical reports identifying problems and solutions and ensuring optimum performance from contractors.
  • Verify that maintenance and inspection strategies being executed are optimal for cost and reliability to meet the Asset availability targets as per the RAM and production efficiency targets
  • Ensure that maintenance activities are appropriately prioritised within operations maintenance plans.  
  • Prepare/Review scopes of work and economic justification for facility modifications, ensuring they are correctly engineered, documented, executed and closed out with new asset maintenance added to SAP in accordance with statutory/Company standards.
  • Take ownership of maintenance activities that are complex in nature as a result of having high expenditure, being technically challenging or deemed a high risk to the business.
  • Investigate more complex equipment problems as member of multi-discipline teams that may include the support of DSO product line, discipline métiers and external industry expertise.

Education, Qualifications & Experience

  • Degree in Engineering/Technical Discipline.
  • Significant years engineering experience in the oil & gas industry, including offshore/site experience.
  • Detailed knowledge of legislation/regulations relevant to discipline.
  • Significant knowledge of offshore major mechanical rotating equipment and maintenance systems.
  • Experience of maintenance, overhaul and operation of Rolls Royce and Siemens Industrial and aero derivative engines for power generation, gas compression and water injection.
  • Experience of maintenance, overhaul and operation of Diesel Engines and Dual Fuel Engines for power generation, firewater and seawater service
  • BOSIET & valid offshore medical