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Rotating Equipment Engineer - Tortue

United Kingdom - South East - Sunbury
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Job ID 97366BR 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 Rotating Equipment 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 rotating equipment engineering support to deliver safe, reliable and efficient operations.

Key accountabilities:

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

  • Attend FATs for critical rotating equipment.
  • Review and approve technical content of developed CMAS guides relevant to Rotating Equipment (RE) Discipline
  • Conduct GAP analysis and work with project to close gaps for regional / STP requirements that are over and above or more onerous than Group defined practices / ETPs
  • Responsible for technical review of operations procedures and operating manuals, for RE discipline
  • Support maintenance build activity (e.g. technical input onto Job plans and generate record of asset differences) for the RE discipline. Includes technical support to Safety and Environmental Critical Equipment designation
  • Provide technical support for determination of critical operating and insurance spares
  • Review of operational performance standards for RE discipline and development of Formal Technical assessment transition plan for said performance standards
  • Development and oversight of IT&S developed Remote Performance Monitoring Tools (e.g. System 1 / SmartSignal) for the Operate Phase. Advise on ACE infrastructure and monitoring strategy for RE discipline
  • Lead interface and build strong relationships with RE community (Region and Global) for project to ensure compliance and best practice is being used within project
  • Accountable for inputting into safe operating limits and ensuring the RE aspects of maintaining plant within safe operating limits is as per group defined practice
During the Operate phase, the key accountabilities of the role are to:
  • Provide rotating equipment engineering expertise to other teams by performing and reviewing complex, or non-routine 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 SAP PM 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 SAP PM and Operator Workbench effectiveness
  • Perform reliability analysis for rotating equipment using surveillance, maintenance and condition monitoring data, and trends performance metrics.
  • Responsible for developing critical equipment repair procedures and sparing strategy for rotating equipment.
  • Provide expertise to delivery of regional actions. Leads on resolution of complex, multi-discipline technical issues where the dominant component is rotating equipment
  • Record relevant learnings in shared learning systems, incorporates into local activities and escalates high priority lessons.

Essential Education:

  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related discipline
  • Professional accreditation, such as Professional Engineer or Chartered Engineer

Essential experience and job requirements:

  • Substantial experience and technical understanding of engineering, maintenance and operation of rotating equipment in oil & gas processing facilities.
  • Knowledge of governing codes, industry standards and local regulations relevant to rotating equipment, and proven ability in practical application of engineering standards and practices for rotating equipment.
  • Proven ability in practical application of upstream and regional engineering standards and practices for mechanical equipment

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

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Desirable criteria & qualifications:


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