Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical, Electrical or Instrumental)

Our client is looking for a Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical, Electrical or Instrumental) for a contract position, located in Aberdeen.


The role will include providing technical input into ensuring reliability of equipment, within area of responsibility (mechanical handling / lifting equipment), is maintained including input into RAM, Criticality and FMECA studies, within a team environment.


  • Interrogation of existing client maintenance strategies and procedures, Written Schemes of Examination and Job Routines, and extraction of relevant data for incorporation into new Master maintenance strategies.

  • Assist in establishing and updating maintenance strategies including recognition of aging and obsolete equipment.

  • Review and approve amendments to equipment relevant to your discipline, operational procedures, including, isolation standards, system and equipment testing, run to failure (RTF) etc.

  • Ensure that the condition and operation of equipment is in line with overall procedures, regulations, any unit-specific procedures and client Performance Standards.

  • Develop common equipment maintenance and inspection strategies and practices (relevant to your discipline), to ensure sharing of best practice across all projects.

  • Provide input to discipline relevant equipment studies such as HAZID / HAZOP, RBI and design reviews, to ensure legislative compliance and safety of personnel and equipment.

  • Participate in the preparation and evaluation of technical bids and tenders.

  • Attend reliability workshops and provide input as mechanical discipline authority.


  • Minimum of 2 years proven experience in oil & gas industry as Mechanical or Electrical or Instrumentation Discipline Engineer.

  • Appropriate degree or equivalent technical qualification in related subject e.g. Mechanical/Electrical or Instrumentation Engineering/Reliability Engineering (Discipline bias).

  • Fully familiar with FMEA (failure mode effects analysis), RCA (root cause analysis), RCM (reliability centred maintenance) and RBI (risk based inspection) practices.

  • Understanding and knowledge of oil and gas international / national codes, standards of practice and legislation including knowledge of international standards such as RBI and ASME / API.

  • Ability to converse comfortably at a technical level with peer engineers.

  • Demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Excellent computer literacy in Microsoft packages and familiarity with the software-based maintenance systems, i.e. SAP, MAXIMO.

  • Knowledge of equipment reliability engineering, commissioning and pre-commissioning.

  • Experience of using project management tools to ensure jobs are delivered to client standards.

  • Previous experience of training graduate engineers.

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