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Structural Engineer

NES Fircroft
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Structural Engineering
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Firm, Consulting Engineering
Job Title: Structural Engineer
Department: Maintenance & Integrity
Location: Northop
Reports to: Asset Integrity Coordinator

Our client, an oil and gas operator, requires a structural engineer to join the team on a contract basis.

The Structural Engineer is responsible for providing integrity management & technical
support for all fixed, floating, and topside structures (Liverpool Bay). The role
involves working closely with colleagues in Maintenance, Production and HSE teams to
deliver company and regulatory objectives for the management of integrity of all fixed,
floating structures and associated equipment.

The Structural Engineer will be heavily involved with supporting the decommissioning and
repurposing of the assets to support the CCS project, working with the operations and
project team during its development.

The Structural Engineer shall act as the technical authority and provide integrity engineering
support for operating sites and will be responsible as the "System Custodian" for the Safety
Critical Systems in his/her field of technical expertise as designated in the Asset System
Custodian Listing.

The Structural Engineer will assist in the integrity management of all Liverpool Bay fixed &
floating structures and also support integrity of fixed equipment, including pressure systems
(piping and vessels) and tanks. The role also involves operational support, particularly
failure investigations, repair specifications and Management of Change (MOC) activities.
Play an active role in the Management of Change Process, other technical reviews,
assessments and execution as required, including support for Decommissioning and future
CCS activities. The role will require close liaison with the Operations teams onshore and
offshore, and the Project Teams for CCS and Decommissioning.

Key deliverables include:
Act as System Custodian for one or more Safety Critical Elements
Develop and maintain a strong awareness of the HSEC impacts related to covering
Fixed Jackets, topsides structures, Oil Storage Facility (Barge style hull), Calram
Buoy and the mooring system Monitoring and reporting on Structural integrity status (Topsides & Subsea) on a regular basis
Ensures that the Strength Assessment Structural models are available and InPlace analysis and Fatigue reports are updated
Manage assurance and verification activities in accordance with established procedures
Monitor maintenance and planning of work activities to ensure that priority is given to those activities that will ensure safe and efficient operations
Regular surveillance of systems integrity to intervene in potential issues, provide troubleshooting and maintain high level of safety and performance
Provide quality control and assurance to maintain asset integrity for facility modifications and projects
Management of inspection support contractors as required
Coordination/ communication with company and contractor personnel
Develop and maintain working relationships with site personnel and onshore engineering personnel

Main Accountabilities and Responsibilities
Act as a technical authority (System Custodian) for Structures and prepares monthly and
annual system custodian reports
Responsible for all structural integrity management activities (updating the RAs,
executing inspections, results review, remediation, etc)
Produce any required submission to the Verification body and UK regulators. Liaison and
attend meetings with Regulators and executing any follow up actions if required
Collate and review Results from all Structural related activities (maintenance, tests,
repairs, etc) performed. Review of inspection reports requiring remedial works and
specification of repair
Management of key vendors who support structural, NDT contractor (both Offshore and
Onshore) covering Fixed Jackets, topsides structures, Oil Storage Facility (Barge style
hull), Calram Buoy and the mooring system
Ensure all legislative requirements for the fixed structures and floating structures are
incorporated into the integrity strategy (jacket, hull internal and UWILD etc.)
Keep current the integrity plan for structures systems including the marine requirements
of the classification society and associated rules
Develop budget estimates for planned structural inspections
Liaise with the planning dept. to ensure all structural inspections are toll gate approved
and they are included within the overall field planning.
Participate in Shutdown planning and supervise Integrity inspection issue resolution
during shutdowns
Structural anomalies assessment / management. Fitness for Purpose assessments as
Review of Structural related failures and progression of failure investigations and root
cause analyses, with support from internal or external specialists as necessary
Accountable for engineering, execution and progression of Management of Change
(MOC) projects in accordance with company MOC procedures.
Participate in Shutdown planning and supervise Integrity inspection issue resolution
during shutdowns
Keep current the process equipment integrity strategy. Employ best industry practices
inclusive of Risk Based Methodologies and specify the selection of most effective
inspection techniques / methods
Attendance at operating sites when first-hand review of equipment integrity issues is
required Periodic review and update to critical documents such as WSE's, Emergency Response
Manuals, Performance Standards
Accountable for performance of contracts for which s/he is Contract Sponsor
Coordinate required inspections (ROV, RAT etc) for structures. Determine best methods
for inspections (Diving / ROV / Side Scan Sonar etc.) and plan / organize accordingly.
Work closely with pipelines engineer to ensure any subsurface inspections of pipelines
are included as part of the integrated subsurface inspection plan
Manage the Corrosion Protection System (CP) for fixed structures, jack-up legs, hulls
and moorings
Develop manage and maintain the weight control for all facilities
Monitor the integrity of the subsurface and topside coatings systems. Liaise with FM
coordinator to ensure that all FM requirements are prioritized and included in the fieldwide FM plan
Manage the structural models for both fixed and floating systems. Organize updates to the models as modifications or loadings change to assess consequences of any changes
Review inspection results for both above water and in water surveys
Work closely with HQ Operations department for resolution technical issues as identified
Provide specialist engineering guidance and professional judgment in support of operations, maintenance and reliability projects
Participate in HAZAN/HAZID/HAZOP/Design Reviews and action status systems
Maintain a working knowledge of relevant international technical standards, codes and
recommended practices, interpretations and analogues to assist in the operation and
development of Liverpool Bay facilities.
Develop core in-house Integrity Engineering skills and abilities to foster career
growth and development
Promote a risk-based approach to operations, supporting technical specialists and HSE
staff to manage risk
Ensure that the requirements of the Safety Environment Critical elements are managed
to maintain asset integrity
Ensure adherence to the Company's Health, Safety and Environment policies, procedures
and standards
To participate in the Emergency Response activities, as required.

Qualifications & Experience (education and qualifications, experience):
B.Sc or B.Eng
Chartered Engineer or equivalent, or working towards chartership
Minimum Honours Degree, ideally Masters or Higher, in Mechanical/ Structural /Materials
or similar discipline
Possess a working knowledge of mechanical design standards, relevant codes and
recommended practices
HUET and BOSIET Certificates
Risk Assessment; Understanding
PSSR; Understanding
Safety Case/PFEER/Pipeline Safety Reg/COMAH; Understanding
Integrity Management; Understanding
IEC61508 and EEMUA Guidance; Awareness
Hazardous Area Management; Awareness
ATEX/DESAR; Understanding
Relevant industrial experience, including oil & gas industry related.
Experience in an Asset Integrity Management role for pipelines
Demonstrable HSEC knowledge & skills, including knowledge of Safety Case, Verification
Schemes and Pressure Systems Safety Regulations.
Computer literate, including experience with electronic maintenance management systems
Strong communication, presentation, negotiation & influencing skills
Extensive experience in the Oil and Gas Industry or other similar Heavy Industrial
environment, preferably including a substantial period of direct engineering support to
operational Offshore and Onshore facilities.Working knowledge of integrity management of pipelines and experience on pressure
systems (piping and vessels) tanks and structures. Familiarity of maintenance
management systems (SAP)
Required Competencies
Competent in Fitness for Service Assessment.
Experience in Asset Integrity Management for pipelines
Demonstrable HSEC knowledge & skills, including knowledge of Safety Case, Verification
Schemes and Pressure Systems Safety Regulations.
Computer literate, including experience with electronic maintenance management systems
Strong communication, presentation, negotiation & influencing skills
Awareness of the following regulations:
ISO 19901.1 to ISO19901.6 Offshore Structures Fixed and Mobile
Pipelines Safety Regulations
Pressure Systems Safety Regulations
Offshore Installations (Safety Case) Regulations
Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations
Offshore Installations and Pipeline Works (First Aid) Regulations
Offshore Installations (Prevention of fire and Explosion, and Emergency Response
Risk Assessment
Safety Case/PFEER/Pipeline Safety Reg/COMAH
Integrity Management
Hazarous Area Management

With over 90 years' combined experience, NES Fircroft (NES) is proud to be the world's leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining, Automotive and Chemicals sectors worldwide.With more than 100 offices in 45 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. We offer contractors far more than a traditional recruitment service, supporting with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market-leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.

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