Systems Engineer (Shutdown)

Our client is looking for a Systems Engineer (Shutdown) for a contract positon, located in Aberdeen.

  • This position is an engineer specializing in Systems & Controls who will support the delivery of critical upgrades to the existing ABB Integrated Control and Safety System (ICSS) which will be carried out in 2020 shutdown period.
  • The position will be based in Aberdeen. There is a requirement to travel to Contractor offices for activities such as engineering reviews, progress reviews and FAT.  Offshore trips to Site will be required for this project.



  • Respect Company health and safety policies and objectives and contribute to delivering incident free working.

  • Coordinate and control all Systems Engineering activities within the project scope and ensure that they are carried out in accordance with Company procedures, recommendations and statutory requirements.

  • Maintain effective communications links with the project team members, Company contacts and key Contractors representative.

  • Provide the technical expertise for the project activities.

  • Monitor and evaluate the technical aspects and performance of the project Contractors.

  • Must have applicable offshore certificates and be willing and able to travel to Site.

  • Attendance at project meetings.

  • Monitor Contractor performance and provide feedback to Project management.

  • Be fully aware of contract requirements and that these are applied to works.

  • Review/Approve Contractors deliverables such as design specifications and drawings.

  • Identify outstanding design issue.

  • Expedite Company technical responses to Contractors technical queries.

  • Assist with preparation of technical documentation.

  • Review and attend the qualification, FAT and SAT of software and equipment.

  • Assist with the preparation of pre commissioning and commissioning procedures.

  • Contribute Systems technical knowledge to operational procedures.

  • Liaise with Head Office and local Technical Authorities on system engineering topics and issues


  • Degree qualified in numerate discipline engineer.

  • FSEng certification.

  • Experience of Control and Safety System testing methodologies.

  • Significant Systems Engineering experience including preparing and reviewing procedures, specifications and technical reports.

  • Member of a Professional Body.

  • Network infrastructure design, specification, construction and performance.

  • Knowledge of the concerned engineering disciplines: Instrumentation, Topsides Controls, HIPs (High Integrity Protective Systems).

  • Offshore Survival and MIST


  • In depth Knowledge of ABB systems and upgrading would be advantageous including:-

  • SC400 and AC410 controller migration to 800xA series products.

  • 800xA controller system upgrades from Version 5 to Version 6.

  • Implementation of cyber security requirements to meet OG86 Specification.

  • Design and operation of HMI

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