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Kent Recruitment

Pipeline Technical Authority - Inside of IR35

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Scope of Work:

Kent is looking for a Pipeline Technical Authority – Inside of IR35 to deliver a 12-month contract, based at our client's office in Aberdeen.

Key Deliverables:

Act as Pipeline Technical Authority (TA) for designated assets with responsibility for monitoring the suitability of Company performance and engineering standards against regulatory requirements and industry good practice; and providing technical advice and recommendations. Develop, plan and manage all aspects of pipeline integrity, including annual inspection, repair and maintenance activities.

  • Deliver Life of Field Pipeline Inspection, Repair and Maintenance (IRM) plans for designated pipeline assets and ensure plans provide safe, reliable, available and cost-effective pipeline operations
  • Provide day-to-day operational pipeline engineering support to designated CLIENT pipelines
  • Ensure that planned activities are completed and performed safely and efficiently to comply with statutory and company requirements
  • Ensure legislative compliance is maintained (e.g. PSR, DCR, PFEER etc.);
  • Prepare and control pipeline MAINFIELD, OPEX and CAPEX budgets for designated assets;
  • Raise PRs/POs and review invoices for Pipeline scopes
  • Prepare and communicate regular statements on the integrity risks associated with CLIENT operated pipelines
  • Provide direction and management of subcontract and specialist support services
  • Ensure that Pipeline Integrity Management System (PIMS) and support documentation is reviewed and kept up to date
  • Ensure that inspection and maintenance routines are established for all pipeline systems and that these are reviewed at appropriate intervals
  • Ensure regular attendance at team, operational and asset strategy meetings with the purpose of communicating key pipeline issues to relevant stakeholders and thereby enhancing the profile of the Integrity Team
  • Co-ordinate and manage activities of specialist engineering consultants to provide continuity and consistency of approach to pipeline issues
  • Provide input into strategic studies to optimise pipeline system performance over Life of Field
  • Provide specialist input to support management of HSE, Verification Body and Certifying Agencies
  • Expected to fulfil Emergency Response role
  • Proactive management of relevant actions within Synergi and other CLIENT safety related systems;
  • Deliver sustainable improvements to PIMS, processes and procedures
  • Liaise with the pressure systems, structural, offshore discipline personnel and shutdown coordinators to ensure efficient and effective work scope execution
  • Provide support to other CLIENT departments / teams as required
  • Responsibility for UK Offshore pipeline assets
  • Participate in offshore visits and technical authority audits in UK and West Africa as required to support onshore integrity team profile and ongoing work
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