Integrity Engineer – VR/25000
Currently recruiting for an experienced Integrity Engineer on a permanent staff basis for an oil and gas operator based in central Aberdeen. Occasional offshore travel will likely be required - therefore, applicants must be prepared to work offshore.
The post holder will act as an integrity focal point, coordinating integrity, corrosion and inspection related operations across all aspects of integrity management (pipelines, pressure systems, structures and fabric maintenance in accordance with the Asset Integrity Management System). The Integrity Engineer will ensure the management of appointed integrity consultants and contractors, facilitating their operations to guarantee their fulfilment of allocated tasks and activities.
The Integrity Engineer will have the following main duties and responsibilities:
- Delivery and compliance of the AIMS.
- Day-to-day managing and coordinating direct subordinates, ensuring that they are able to deliver prescribed services in the most efficient and effective way.
- Auditing and reviewing inspection service contracts.
- Managing AIMS related documents and records.
- Reporting integrity risk to maintenance management.
- Issuing monthly and annual integrity reports.
- Maintaining and reporting monthly on the IMS KPIs.
- Attending / performing offshore visits as required.
- Managing and taking ownership of the overall integrity plan and feeding into the maintenance reference plan.
- Ensuring planned maintenance (PM) routines and (APM) assurance routines align within the CMMS (Maximo).
- Monitoring and reviewing all inspection and maintenance plans produced by the IMC or any external contractor.
- Approving the fabric maintenance plan.
- Providing input into the annual inspection plan.
- Managing identified scopes required for shutdown activity.
- Reporting integrity risks to the Maintenance Manager, UK.
- Ensuring continuous engagement with integrity contractors and consultants.
- Establishing communication lines with the Brownfield Modification Team and FM Contractor, in order to obtain an overview of remedial activity progress.
- Facilitating integrity / inspection meetings.
- Interfacing with the HSE and verification regulators as required.
- Approving the RBI method and associated inspection and monitoring plans provided by the IMC.
- Reviewing and approving inspection work packs, inspection reports and anomaly reports produced by inspection enactment contractors.
- Completing inspection reports submitted by the integrity enactment contractors by compiling a definitive statement, detailing the equipment in question and addressing its suitability for service until the next due inspection.
- Endorsing inspection reports, RBI analysis, WSEs and remedial actions for anomalies.
- Carrying out PSV RBIs on the PSV management software.
- Reviewing and approving the annual weight control summary report, prepared by the IMC Structural Engineer in accordance with the weight control procedure.
- Reviewing and approving WSEs produced by the IMC – this will incorporate liaising with the IMC to ensure that the most appropriate inspection techniques have been adopted from the NDT selection procedure.
- Taking ownership of the corrosion management strategy and KPIs. Reporting monthly on the corrosion management status.
- Completing API 579 fitness for service assessments for online surface preparation activity.
Repairs and Anomalies:
- Raising orange and yellow anomalies from inspection reports in accordance with anomaly criteria detailed within the inspection, reporting, assessment and anomaly management procedure.
- Identifying the need for carrying out Performance Standard Non-Conformances (PSNCs) with reference to anomalies and weldless repair activity.
- Assessing anomaly defects highlighted within inspection or anomaly reports, while providing the design and specification of remedial activities for such anomalies.
- Issuing confirmed remedial actions for reviewed anomalies to the Repair & FM Coordinator.
- Raising all anomalies which require remedial action within the CMMS for execution.
- Reviewing appropriate DLRs for continued service with reference to the weldless repair procedure.
- Approving class B and C repair scopes with reference to the weldless repair procedure.
Experience / Qualifications:
- A UKAS 17020 RG2 Category 2 qualification is essential.
- Applicants will be expected to hold Incorporated Engineer status.
- Previous experience in a similar Integrity Engineer type role, within the oil and gas industry, is essential.
- Previous experience in a similar role, directly with an oil and gas operator, would be preferred.
- Experience with pipeline, structural and pressure systems integrity is essential.
- Knowledge of basic fabric maintenance techniques would be preferred.
- Knowledge of API 510 / 570 / 571 / 580 is essential.
- Applicants will be expected to possess a sound understanding of UKCAS independent inspection accreditation (ISO / IEC 17020).
- Applicants will be expected to be familiar with UK HSE pipeline safety regulations and EI.
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