Lead Mechanical Engineer


  • Act in the best interest of client at all times, adhering to the values and principles of the Company Code of Conduct at all times
  • Identify and adopt creative and alternative approaches to problem solving and encourage others to do the same. Openly question established practises and achieve continuous quality and commercial improvements
  • Seek out learning opportunities and transfer new skills and knowledge to the job whilst openly share good practice
  • Create an environment in which a focus on value awareness is developed and constantly think in terms of cost/benefit trade-off ensuring risks are evaluated
  • Ensure highest safety standards including continuity and optimisation of hydrocarbon production
  • Provide all aspects of engineering/technical support and assistance to site-based/offshore teams
  • Develop and maintain productive and constructive relationships with site-based/offshore personnel, onshore operations/technical teams and external contractors/vendors
  • Specific budget lines as delegated
  • Contract Representative for nominated contracts and specific scopes of work

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide specialist technical/engineering advice and guidance to site/offshore personnel on the operation and maintenance of plant/equipment ensuring highest safety standards, a timely response to queries and minimal disruption to operations
  • Provide input to the budget preparation process relating to discipline budget
  • Responsible for managing specific budget lines, monitoring costs and ensuring that expenditures are within budget
  • Contribute to the development of strategies for the maintenance, inspection and operation of plant/equipment to ensure that all plant and equipment meets verification and compliance requirements
  • Ensure that all activities are carried out in a safe and effective manner and that all interventions are controlled by authorised persons, satisfy statutory and Company standards and that no hazardous incidents or events occur
  • Undertake in-depth analyses/studies of problems and identify longer-term solutions and/or options. Investigate more complex problems by participating in multi-discipline teams/projects in conjunction with other operations personnel or Technology Department
  • Prepare scopes of work and economic justification for modifications ensuring they are correctly engineered, documented and reported, and that all maintenance activities/modifications are implemented in accordance with statutory/Company standards and correctly closed-out
  • Produce budgets and plans for specific studies or modifications, manage the cost control process and ensure closure expenditure is within acceptable % of original budget
  • Reviews / develops scopes of work and participates in Basic Engineering to ensure technical solutions are adequately developed so that robust cost estimates are produced
  • Develops technical solutions that enable Projects and modifications to remain on schedule and within budget
  • Supports Technical Departments in identification, design, validation and implementation of any engineered solution for the field, regardless of its sponsor (Projects or Field Operations through the modification control procedure).
  • Formally approves key engineering and operational documents in CMS. Validates contractor’s (engineering, construction, consultant etc.) key technical deliverables ( list, type and content), as defined in Management of Change Strategy Procedure L1-MD-02-024 and Management of Change – Request for Modification (RFM) – L2-TUK-00-007
  • Monitors by sampling that key deliverables reflect the as-built status as defined in the As-building Policy for Drawings and Associated Documentation L2-OPS-05-002
  • Assists production support in finding permanent solutions to Downgraded situations
  • Is aware of the innovations and developments in their discipline and apply where necessary
  • Carries out routine gap analysis between clients current practices and their discipline approved codes of practice and standards and assess requirements for implementation within the company
  • Participates in internal and external technical audits, takes part in incident investigations, pro-actively engages in survey, assessment or analysis of any technical situation in the field
  • Provides technical input on both contractor and consultant selection when their sef=vices have sufficient engineering content. Manages external specialist consultant or contract support.
  • Represents Company on Industry Committees and specialist forums (including R&D JIPs, where relevant) especially when they involve other oil and gas operators and/or legislative authorities. Ensure that the local specifications are available as the Technical Reference. Ensures that the Technical Reference is either in agreement with Group specifications and rules or appropriate derogations are in place.
  • Acts as main point of contact for group specialists (Technical “Metiers”) for such subjects as terms of reference, technical feed-back (both ways), derogations, specific dossiers etc.
  • Coaches and contributes to the development of young engineers (including Graduates) pertaining to their discipline.
  • Prepare scopes of work for vendor services, make recommendations on preferred contractors and co-ordinate vendors, materials and equipment for planned and unplanned activities, monitoring and controlling manpower usage, vendor/contractor performance and expenditure. Participate, as appropriate, in vendor/contractor audits
  • Ensure that maintenance activities are appropriately prioritised within operations maintenance plans
  • Act as Contract Representative on specific project/work scopes and contracts, taking a lead role in the involvement/co-ordination of, and interface between, onshore/site/offshore teams/contractors ensuring effective communication and understanding between appropriate parties
  • Participate in/contribute to safety studies/HAZOPS, etc.
  • Encourage the reporting of all incidents, ensure that incidents are investigated and action incident close-outs as appropriate
  • 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
  • Ensure all relevant operations and maintenance procedures and documentation are maintained in an accurate and current status and are available on request
  • Proactively monitor, review and analyse plant and equipment performance and provide feedback to Line Management, identifying opportunities to maximise production and performance and share best practice
  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with site personnel through effective communication and by making regular visits to offshore installations
  • Develop positive and constructive relationships with contractors and suppliers. Identify opportunities to improve contractor/supplier performance, reduce costs and improve the quality of services/products supplied

Education, Qualifications, Experience and Knowledge

  • Suitable engineering qualification with appropriate experience in the oil and gas industry including offshore/site experience
  • Detailed knowledge of legislation/regulations relevant to discipline
  • Good knowledge of offshore plant and equipment and maintenance systems
  • Valid offshore and medical certification (including MIST & EBS)

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