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Project Electrical Engineer - Tortue

United Kingdom - South East - Sunbury
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Job ID 97364BR Job category Engineering Upstream Segment Upstream Relocation availableYes - Domestic (In country) only Travel required Yes - up to 25% Closing Date20-Apr-2019

Role synopsis:

Mauritania and Senegal has recently become a new Upstream Region. This role offers an exciting opportunity to work in an emerging world-class hydrocarbon basin in a development that is not only a significant event for BP but also the two countries involved.

BP has signed agreements with Kosmos Energy to develop significant gas resources in West Africa. The agreements involve BP assuming operatorship of a very large licence position in the countries of Mauritania and Senegal. Under the terms of the agreements BP will operate all appraisal and development activities and Kosmos will continue to operate Exploration activities in the licences, which hold world-class deepwater gas discoveries and exploration prospectivity.

The licences include the Tortue field estimated to contain up to 15 Tcf of discovered gas resource. The multi-year exploration activities and development project at Tortue represent an exciting and strategically significant investment opportunity for BP.

The first phase of the development consists of 12 subsea wells in 2800m water depth tied back to a gas processing FPSO positioned between the field and a nearshore hub/terminal hosting a leased floating LNG (FLNG) vessel and LNG export terminal facilities. This will be closely followed by a significant expansion of the subsea production system and topsides facilities leading to a considerable increase in the LNG export capability.

Reporting initially to the Tortue Operations Support Team Lead (OSTL), the Electrical Engineer is responsible for providing discipline specific technical support and operating guidance to equipment and systems in operation prior to the GPO handover to GOO.

The role transitions from the Major Project Operations (MPO) team to the regional operations team as Tortue approaches start-up. At this point, the responsibility of the role is to provide day to day direction and prioritisation of electrical engineering support to deliver safe, reliable and efficient operations.The role is based initially in Paris, with occasional travel to contractors’ offices, build yards and offshore Mauritania & Senegal. The role will be located in Sunbury in Operate.

Key accountabilities:

During the project phase, the key accountabilities of the role are to:

  • Attend FATs for critical electrical equipment.
  • Provide engineering support and technical leadership to the electrical technicians.
  • Carry out Responsible Electrical Person (REP) competency assessments.
  • Responsible for technical review of operating and maintenance procedures for electrical discipline. Review safe operating limits as necessary for electrical equipment. Review quality and timeliness of delivery of vendor documentation.
  • Support maintenance build activity which includes input into safety and environmental critical equipment. This includes operational performance standards and development of Formal Technical assessment transition plan if required by regulation.
  • Review of management of change relating to electrical equipment to ensure impact to operations and region stakeholders is understood.
  • Development and oversight of IT&S developed remote performance monitoring tools for the operate phase. Advise on ACE infrastructure and monitoring strategy for the electrical discipline.
  • Establish operational processes for monitoring and optimization of plan and equipment performance for the operate phase.
  • Develop, review and give technical approval for Electrical Operations documentation requiring Operations and engineering input (e.g. switching procedures, HV risk assessments, power management strategy, CMAS guides.)
During the Operate phase, the key accountabilities of the role are to:
  • Provide electrical engineering expertise to other teams by performing and reviewing complex, or non-routine electrical engineering calculations and analyses.
  • Provide expertise to MoCs (Management of Change), and to brownfield projects and modifications.
  • Provide expertise to hazard identification and risk assessment processes.
  • Provide expertise in performing incident investigations (IRIS) and defect investigations (OPTIMA).
  • Ensure that the inspection, testing, maintenance and condition monitoring tasks in CMMS and Operator Workbench are aligned with the technical intent of Equipment Strategies.
  • Develop and update the technical content of Equipment Strategies based on equipment performance feedback and performs periodic review of CMMS and Operator Workbench effectiveness.
  • Perform reliability analysis for electrical equipment using surveillance, maintenance and condition monitoring data, and trends performance metrics.
  • Provide expertise to delivery of regional actions. Leads on resolution of complex, multi-discipline technical issues where the dominant component is electrical engineering.
  • Record relevant learnings in shared learning systems, incorporates into local activities and escalates high priority lessons.

Essential Education:

  • BSc or BEng or MEng (UK), BSc (US), or international equivalent in Electrical, Electronic or related engineering discipline.
  • Professional accreditation, such as Professional Engineer or Chartered Engineer.

Essential experience and job requirements:

  • Technical and operations expertise in several areas related to the discipline including electrical upgrades and modifications, electrical safety and risk based isolations.
  • Knowledge of governing codes, industry standards and local regulations relevant to electrical engineering, and proven ability in practical application of engineering standards and practices for electrical equipment.

Other Requirements (e.g. Travel, Location):

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Desirable criteria & qualifications:


About BP:

We are a global energy business involved in every aspect of the energy system. We have 75,000 employees in 80 countries, working towards delivering light, heat and mobility to millions of people, every day. We are one of the very few companies equipped to solve some of the big complex challenges that matter for the future. We have a real contribution to make to the world's ambition of a low carbon future. Join us, and be part of what we can accomplish together.

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Our Upstream segment is responsible for our activities in oil and natural gas exploration, field development and production, and midstream transportation, storage and processing.
At the same time, we’re investing in the talents of the 20,000 people who work to make these activities a reality.

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