Instrument Engineer

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  • Location

    Aberdeen, Scotland

  • Sector:

    Oil and Gas

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  • Salary:

    Up to £0.00 per annum + Negotiable

  • Contact:

    Keir Strathie

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  • Published:

    7 months ago

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Position Overview

The Asset Instrument Engineer works within the Asset Team and has a functional home within Maintenance Technical Services Department. Will provide expert discipline advice and expertise to offshore and onshore teams to ensure world class maintenance performance in order to comply with clients business objectives of producing Hydrocarbons in a safe and cost effective manner. Carry out all work in accordance with clients UK Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality systems.


Ensure all maintenance activities are carried out in compliance with clients Maintenance Philosophy, UK Safety, Environmental & Quality systems and other UK statutory legislation, British Standards and Codes of Practice.
Continually review effectiveness of working practices and systems to increase Reliability / Availability of discipline equipment
Provide support on discipline maintenance and certification activities
Ensure that all discipline activities are input into the CMMS (Computerised Maintenance Management System) and then related with the Integrated Activity Plan
Ensure Cost Efficient management of vendor support - appropriately allocated to deliver value to the operation

Key Duties
Maintenance & Reliability

Actively work to comply with Asset Preventive Master Plan to reduce and manage a minimal maintenance backlog
Review and approval of Maintenance Change Requests as required
Responsible for defining and reviewing the criticality of the discipline equipment and developing BOM (Bill of materials)
Ensure that all discipline maintenance records and plant history are updated using CMMS
Ensure that all purchase orders and spare parts replenishment is managed against a Work Order
Periodic audit/review of maintenance activities and records to ensure process compliance and satisfactory quality completion
Assure critical spares availability in the event of failure in critical production path in accordance with maintenance master plan
Continuously review and manage equipment lifecycle and obsolescence
Follow up the discipline equipment failure rate identifying the causes and taking actions to improve reliability
Engaging and feeding improvement with strategies and procedure updates of clients maintenance process
Support the Asset team in PLE management including timely closeout of actions and in the production of 5-Why documentation in the immediate failures of equipment giving input into reliability reviews.
Participate in Onshore Root Cause Failure Analysis assessments in the wake of production critical and safety critical equipment failures
Ensure all discipline Shutdown related activities are fully prepared with the correct materials in place and prioritised with the WO shutdown coding in the CMMS, ensuring maximum shutdown efficiency
Asset Operations, Risk and Budget
Primary support for asset crisis events/equipment failures
Provide maintenance discipline input to annual asset budget requirements
Manage maintenance budget commitment assuring cost control and productivity
Asset Focal Point for key discipline vendors, direct liaison and interface to drive timely reporting, repairs and product improvements
Responsible for producing the risk register of the discipline equipment
Promote technological innovations that can be economically exploited to improve safety or production performance for clients facilities reliability


Support the AFA process, providing maintenance technical input when needed
Discuss with appropriate Technical Authority any issues that impact SECE's

HSSEQ & Legislation

Carry out all work in accordance with clients Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality systems
Role model for safe and environmentally responsible behaviours
Perform as discipline competent person appointed by appropriate Technical Authority
Have good general knowledge of instrument engineering principles associated with upstream oil & gas processing, including (but not limited to): HAZOP, HAZID, SIL, Solid State Logic Solvers, Programmable Logic Solvers, Fire & Gas Detection Methods, Field Instrumentation, Data Buses, DCS/SCADA, Software Management Design (IEC 61131), Control Strategies, Control Loop Optimization, Control Valves (Selection/Performance/Monitoring /Maintenance), EX Equipment/EX Certification/ATEX, Subsea Control Systems, compressor controls, HPU's and Hydraulic Controls, Instrument Air Systems, Valve Actuation (Hydraulic/Pneumatic/Electric), Metering Systems (Fiscal/Flare/Allocation),FAT & SAT process

Education Attainment & Accreditation

Degree qualified (or equivalent) in an Instrument/Control engineering discipline

Professional Skills & Experience

Previous offshore maintenance and operations experience within the oil and gas industry preferred

Interpersonal Skills & Qualities

Adherence to clients values
Strong safety awareness
Flexible, open-minded ability to work in a high pressure environment and meet tight deadlines
A self-starter, able to identify and lead business improvements as required
Capacity to acknowledge and analyse large quantities of information
Decisive, making well thought-through and timely decisions embraces change and continual improvement
Excellent interpersonal skills and a good facilitator
Resilient team player