Process Engineer

23 Feb 2017
23 Mar 2017
Chris Hughes
Process / Chemical
Contract Type
Full Time
The Role:
This is a great opportunity to join our team based at Norwich on a 12month contract. The successful candidate will be responsible for the Process Assurance for our offshore assets and providing day-to- day process engineering support to operational sites.

This is a full time office-based role (Mon-Friday) with requirements to visit offshore as the business requires.

Key Responsibilities Include:

• Provide support to operational personnel both onshore and offshore to understand operational issues and priorities
• Support operations in assessing day-to-day process safety related issues by reviewing, when necessary, isolations, risk assessments, drawings, procedural changes and incident investigations
• Responsible for recognising value adding opportunities in the field and its associated satellite systems, initiating modifications and processing these through to completion
• Act as a process engineering reviewer in the MOC process (Management of Change) providing technical assurance to modifications
• Provide an interface with reservoir and production engineers in understanding constraints and top-sides issues
• Ensure production losses are investigated and prevented from recurring
• Support development of graduates and interns through effective management of their workscopes and activities.

Safety Critical Tasks:

Certification - PRV
Review Pressure relief valve set-points and calculate pressure relief conditions when appropriate.

Compliance (HSE)
Ensure compliance with all health, safety and environmental legislation and best practice for all aspects of production operations.

Incident and Accident Investigation
Be able to thoroughly investigate the more serious incident and accidents to ensure lessons are learned and manage our reputation with the regulators

Maintenance Management System
Ensure all Maintenance activities and all data to be recorded against Safety Critical Equipment within the Maintenance Management System is submitted in an accurate and timely manner

Management of Change (MOCs) - Technical Review
Review PMPs for the more significant modifications. This requires good judgement to ensure asset integrity is maintained.

Risk Management
Risk Management – Understand and manage the offshore operations to ensure that Perenco UK are not taking inappropriate risks in executing their work. This requires a thorough knowledge of HSE acceptable standards, risk management tools and practical operational experience to ensure the correct risk/benefit analysis is carried out.

Safety Leader
Safety Leader (Maintain Safety Culture) – Provide safety leadership to the onshore or offshore teams by making the appropriate interventions to prevent unsafe situations or unacceptable risks being taken whilst ensuring work is carried out efficiently. Need to challenge traditional thinking where appropriate

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
•Process Engineering – minimum 5 years’ experience in a technical role within the Oil and Gas or Petrochemicals industry
•Degree or equivalent in Process/Chemical Engineering
•Desireable but not essential, Chartered Status with the IChemE
•Demonstrated level of Management of change approval

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft’s services.

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