Sunday, November 13, 2011

Offshore Reliability Engineer Vacancy | Shell U.K. Limited careers

Shell U.K. Limited

Offshore Reliability Engineer

Job ID: E26280

Location: Aberdeen,Offshore, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

We’re currently looking for an Offshore Reliability Engineer to join the team, reporting to the Central Northern North Sea (CNNS) Head of Reliability.

Shell has been finding and producing oil and gas for over a century. Our Upstream International business searches for and recovers oil and natural gas across the world, except the Americas. This spans from exploration activities to the commercial delivery of major upstream projects and to Production. Many of these activities are carried out as joint venture partnerships, often with national oil companies. The business also liquefies gas and is active in gas to liquids technology. Today, we have interests in Upstream activities in more than 39 countries and employ around 17,000 people.

Ours is a technically challenging work environment characterised by a continuing need for research and the pursuit of new technology, and the adoption of new ways of working. It demands people who will thrive in a culture that encourages and rewards innovation, collaboration and the ability to learn from success as well as failure.

Shell has a tradition of meeting challenges, with a long history of successful partnerships and a string of patents to prove it. Over the coming decades, the development, integration and deployment of new ventures and technologies will continue. We at Upstream can offer professionals, both with technical and commercial background, a challenging and rewarding work environment where they are part of meeting the demands of the energy challenge.

The Offshore Reliability Engineer’s prime responsibility is the prevention of critical equipment failures and elimination of recurring defects in a systematic and sustainable way. To act as focal point for surface related issues regarding availability and reliability of equipment systems, equipment operation, and equipment health. The engineer is responsible for the implementation of several areas of the Shell UIE Operational Excellence Standard.

In delivering activities the incumbent shall:

Reliability analysis and structural problem solving:
· Assure that reliability/availability targets are being achieved by monitoring plant/equipment reliability and availability, preventing and eliminating critical failures by applying root cause analysis (RCA) methodologies.
· Lead reviews of process and equipment failures, using structured problem solving techniques such as Apollo root cause analysis and 5-WHY’s.

Reliability & Maintenance reporting:
· Create Reliability/Availability reports by collating and analysing data from the production deferment database and various maintenance management systems.
· Maintain bad actor listing from various databases.

Reliability & Maintenance strategies and equipment performance:
· Supports reviewing the preventive maintenance plan as part of the 5- yearly review cycle, utilising risk and reliability management (RRM) processes. This includes identification of critical spares.
· Reviews SAP preventive maintenance task lists to ensure they are fit for purpose, and in compliance with the Maintenance Performance standards and procedures and instructions.
· Ensure that production and technical integrity targets are met by effective preventive maintenance, based on reliability expertise and in-depth knowledge of the equipment condition, reliability characteristics, modes and risks of failure.
· Knowledge of condition based maintenance (CBM) techniques and their application to support the Asset.
· Identify and highlight equipment deterioration at an early stage to initiate adequate actions.

Reliability & Maintenance support/coaching:
· Provides support to CNNS teams. Coach and train production operations staff, graduate field engineers and other engineers.

With a Degree (or equivalent)/HNC in Engineering/Science, experience in rotating, mechanical, electrical or instrumentation discipline and an understanding of equipment and dominant failures for this discipline, you’ll have experience in reliability and maintenance engineering in the oil and gas industry. Good knowledge of Maintenance methodologies like Failure Mode Effect Analysis (FMEA) and Condition Based Monitoring (CBM).

Have the ability to work within a matrix organization, reporting to the CNNS Head of Reliability. A first-class advocate and communicator, you’ll have excellent facilitation and IT skills (like Excel and Word), with a strong focus on Production, Technical Integrity and Cost. A team player with good interpersonal skills and a service provision mindset, you’ll be comfortable with auditors, third party operators and external verifiers and regulators. The ability to develop and share networks, and identify and deliver quick wins is essential, as are self-performance management skills. To communicate in English; verbal and written.

Application Deadline: Sunday 04 December 2011

Number of Vacancies: 1

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