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We have jobs based in Stanlow Refinery in Ellesmere Port, plus a Systems Engineer job in Cheshire.

Salary: Negotiable

Industry: Oil & Gas

Job Type: Contract

Location: North West

Reference: 27635-rp

Posted at: 18 September 2017

Expiration date: 18 December 2017

The Rotating Equipment engineer will be responsible for providing technical assurance and support to Stanlow’s Production and Service Units.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Deliver the required level of integrity, reliability and HSSE performance across all rotating equipment.
  • Provide guidance and coaching across site on UK legislation, internal and external standards, industry best practice and quality practices and procedures.
  • Drive learning through quality failure diagnosis and reporting.
  • Support and / or lead major rotating equipment Turnaround activities from scope definition and justification through execution and commissioning with responsibility for safety, quality, finance and planning.
  • Support to Project Teams in specifying and installing new equipment and modifying existing assets

Accountabilities:

  • Provide practical and timely technical assurance to the Production and Support Units on rotating equipment integrity issues. As part of the assurance process fulfil the role of Specialist Signatory e.g. Fitness for Purpose Assessments, Maintenance Concessions, Management of Change etc.
  • Manage / support the Stanlow rotating equipment PSSR programme for reciprocating compressors, working closely with the Production and Service Units, to ensure no PSSR integrity ‘overdue’ inspections. Fulfil the role of Inspector and Competent person, develop inspection scopes, provide support, compile inspection reports, approve and mentor technicians.
  • Deliver reliability improvement of rotating equipment through involvement in site processes (e.g. Root Cause Analysis studies of failures, Bad Actor process, RCM reviews etc.) and through coaching of site personnel e.g. technicians / operators.
  • Proactively support, and lead where appropriate, turnaround scope preparation, planning and execution for large rotating equipment overhauls. Execution will include supervising the client and 3rd party resource to deliver HSSE, cost and schedule within agreed targets.
  • Provide support on Stanlow projects with machine design, selection, specification for procurement, evaluation of vendor responses, factory acceptance testing and site commissioning, as appropriate.
  • Provide support in managing and developing site wide rotating equipment contracts, e.g. Condition Monitoring, Lubrication, Mechanical Seals, to drive cost effective reliability improvement whilst ensuring HSSE performance.
  • Act as a focal point for Rotating equipment standards including legislative requirements, internal and external standards and Industry best practices.  Interpret standards for Stanlow and then implement, communicate, share as necessary across Site.
  • Develop and revise site maintenance strategies and long term integrity and asset replacement plans for key Rotating Equipment.

Requirements:

  • Formal education: Degree in Mechanical Engineering preferred with, or potential to work towards, Chartered Engineer status. Candidates from other backgrounds will be considered where their experience demonstrates the required technical skills and practical & theoretical knowledge to deliver the role and preferably Incorporated Engineer status.
  • A minimum of 10 / 15 years of rotating equipment in the petrochemical industry or with a relevant Original Equipment Manufacturer.
  • Good knowledge of the range of rotating equipment found on petrochemical plants and the processes and systems required to support them.
  • Good knowledge of rotating equipment standards and their practical application in the field to deliver integrity and reliability improvement.
  • Good understanding of maintenance, projects, and inspection activities, risk and reliability management and quality systems.
  • Demonstrable communication and influencing skills to enable effective interaction with all disciplines and levels of the organisation.

Rate: £ Negotiable

Industry: Oil & Gas

Job Type: Contract

Location: North West

Reference: 27877rp

Posted at: 11 August 2017

Expiration date: 11 November 2017

The role of process technologist is part of the Technology team, which is a team of 45 Chemical Engineers based onsite at Stanlow Manufacturing Complex. The complex employs around 900 people and has two distinct areas, a 230 Kbarrels per day refinery and the Shell owned “HODer” Process Units (“SHOP” and Alcohols), together producing around 9 million tonnes of petroleum and petrochemical products per annum. Technology support to Stanlow site is divided into 7 teams; the process technologist role sits within one of the 5 teams that directly support the Production Units, and is responsible for both short and medium term front line support. The process technologist will proactively identify and deal with day to day unit optimisation and issues on site, as well as longer term improvements covering HSE, reliability, profitability and growth within the unit and across the site’s value chain linking feedstock purchasing through to product quality.

Duties: 
• Regularly and rigorously monitor, assess and report units’ short through to long term performance (including catalysts) using the suite of tools
• Identify and escalate accordingly process related threats to production and safety such that timely and cost effective responses can be implemented
• Complete month end data including validation of data for legislative reporting purposes
• Support unit operating teams in delivering production plans through
• Optimisation & Troubleshooting
• Accurate basic data for the Refinery Planning Tool
• Input to training
• Reactive investigation
• Provision, review and challenge of LP constraints
• Timely and fit for purpose technical guidance
• Definition of operating limits
• Technical development and approval of changes (using the site Management Of Change process) including records updates.
• Capital projects support
• Identify opportunities
• Develop and support commissioning of small / medium sized projects
• Provide input to larger / more technically complex projects
• Initiate, develop, lead technical studies to improve the unit’s performance
• Provide technical input to the procurement process including catalysts
• Support the preparation and execution of turnarounds, in particular –
• Process scope definition and optimisation
• Threat identification and investigation
• Equipment inspections and summary reports
Documentation – is the site owner for the unit’s; Technical Proactive Monitoring Document, P&IDs; Area Classification Drawings; Plot plans; COMAH process description and major accident hazards section, COMAH flow schemes; Energy Performance Tracking models; Process Safeguarding Memoranda; Process Alarm Manager (variable table information); Design data and Process Guides.
Core team member for key site processes with specific responsibilities (as outlined in specific process documentation) within these such as
• Risk Based Inspection
• Standard Operating Procedure Development
• Ensure Safe Production

Product quality / customers – understand key specifications and the potential impact on finished product quality within and downstream of unit such that can support internal and external customers.
 

Requirements: 

With a MEng in Chemical Engineering or equivalent qualifications suitable for Chartership Application through the IChemE.
See Competency Management System detailed for Technical, HSE, personal, business and leadership competency skill requirements
Previous front line experience working on heavy industrial plant


Salary: Negotiable

Industry: Oil & Gas

Job Type: Contract

Location: North West

Reference: 27552-rp

Posted at: 18 September 2017

Expiration date: 18 December 2017

Working on projects related to Stanlow Oil Refinery the Senior Buyer will be required to define, analyse, develop sourcing strategy for the relevant category of spend. You will support a dynamic procurement team with on-going management of category and supplier base and work with internal Stakeholders through-out the requisition to pay process to ensure best value for the business.

The Senior Buyer will also effectively manage Third Party spend of £120m for the relevant category in line with company Delegation of Authorities (DOA), relevant HSE and legislative requirements.  You will also support the team in generating cost savings and continuous improvement whilst maintaining technically compliant supply.

Role:

Due to an increase in work load and a major shutdown in 2018, you will support the procurement team by managing the engineering services for the site.

Accountabilities will include:

  • Implementation and management of a strategic category structure via clear Buyer Business Plans (BBP) and contract pipelines.
  • Management and completion of all requests for quotations and approaches to market from site for all spend related to the category.
  • Post Award management of all Contracts
  • Develop and maintain required (management) reports and spend analysis and report value improvements.
  • Communicate and manage relationship with suppliers and stakeholders.
  • Responsible for contract strategy & award
  • Participate in process and cost improvement activities. This includes participation or leading LEAN, Waste Elimination or Six Sigma projects and coaching the business organization with use of contracts.

Experience:

  • Experience in managing the “procure to pay” cycle of complex and diverse Commodities including: Engineering Services, Mechanical, Fabrication, Tank Maintenance, Marine Services, Inspection, Non Destructive Testing, Scaffolding, Insulation and Painting, Chemical Cleaning, Pigging.
  • Understanding and recognition of the sites Industrial relations Strategy,
  • Proven experience of Transfer of Undertakings Protection of Employment (TUPE)
  • Experience of working within a National Agreement for Engineering Construction Industry (NAECI)
  • ERP Systems Knowledge, especially SAP
     

Salary: Competitive Salary

Industry: Power & Energy

Job Type: Permanent

Location: North West

Reference: 28051-ch

Posted at: 15 September 2017

Expiration date: 15 December 2017

Job Profile We are working in partnership with a leading engineering company who are delivering a huge amount of work for key clients in the power and petrochemical sectors, and as such we have an exciting opportunities for Systems Engineers to be based in their Cheshire office.

Roles and Responsibilities:
Key duties will include:-

  • Maintaining PLC systems.
  • Investigating, fault finding and solving hardware problems.
  • Designing and implementing mods to improve systems reliability / efficiency.
  • Testing and commissioning bespoke systems.
  • Attending client sites to respond to client requests.
  • Preparing relevant documentation such as maintenance manuals and user guides for clients.
  • Supporting the Estimating / Bid & Tenders team.

Person Specification:

  • Ideally your experience will include the following:-
  • Working with PLC, SCADA and DCS systems.
  • Serial data communications.
  • Safety systems such as Fire and gas detection systems and ESD (Emergency Shutdown Systems).

 

 


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