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Instrument, Protective Systems & Electrical Team Leader - Grangemouth

All - Technicians
Ref: 687 Date Posted: Wednesday 10 Oct 2018
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Instrument, Protective Systems & Electrical Team Leader



FPS is a 100% INEOS-owned integrated oil and gas liquid transportation and processing system with a nominal capacity in excess of one million barrels per day serving the central area of the North Sea.

Oil and gas liquids from over 50 offshore fields and St Fergus flow through pipelines into FPS. FPS transports crude oil and gas liquids from offshore and onshore entry points, processes the liquids at Kinneil and redelivers to the customer Forties Blend crude oil at Hound Point and either Raw Gas or fractionated Gas Products at Grangemouth.

Job Purpose

Reporting to the Kinneil Engineering Manager, the post holder will be responsible for the following: functional leadership of the asset IPS & E discipline teams, providing specialist discipline engineering support to the Asset Operations, Technical and Maintenance and Planning Teams, defining an Instrument, Protective Systems & Electrical asset care policy that supports asset SHE, cost and reliability performance targets and managing demand planning/work prioritisation to achieve the above.

Principle Accountabilities

  • Define all asset I/E engineering standards, procedures and practices to ensure full compliance with current and future discipline integrity and legislative requirements
  • Define asset care policy for all I/E equipment that will ensure delivery of ongoing asset reliability, protective systems integrity and cost commitments
  • Provide discipline expertise and root cause analysis in troubleshooting asset vulnerabilities
  • Provide discipline expertise for all asset improvement projects and act as formal discipline sign off
  • Develop, deliver and sustain an I/E documentation, drawing and maintenance record systems for the asset
  • Ensure correct overall I/E spend to meet asset requirements within available budget and where required, drive appropriate prioritisation
  • Maintain asset spares and equipment holding to maximise asset reliability and to drive maintenance and TAR efficiency/cost performance
  • Specify TAR work scope requirements consistent with asset strategy
  • As a member of the Asset Engineering Leadership Team, help develop and implement overall asset reliability strategy for improvement in performance, including the development of an I/E improvement plan
  • Coach I/E Engineers, and other I/E support staff, Supervisors, and I/E Technicians, where appropriate, ensuring development plans are in place and are focussed on agreed priorities for the asset


  • Working team leader role, managing close plant support, asset care, asset upgrade/development and the longer-term asset life strategy
  • There will be some periods of inconvenience to support planned and unplanned plant outages
  • Build discipline capability to support FPS operation to 2040

Qualifications and technical experience

  • Chartered I/E Engineer, degree qualified in Electrical or Instrument and Control
    More than 10 years of experience in an Oil & Gas, Refinery or Petrochemical Operations environment, or 15 or more years of experience in a manufacturing industry with other vocational qualifications

    Strong knowledge of relevant Industry Standards
    Experienced in the management of multi-disciplined engineering teams

    Experienced in the coaching, influencing and development of professional engineers
    Strong understanding of discipline legislative and technology requirements and demonstrated ability to appropriately translate to equipment inspection/maintenance regimes

    Knowledge and understanding of INEOS 20 Principles for Managing Behavioural and Process Safety
    Full understanding of the application of the Plant Modification processes and associated documentation management systems

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit their CV and apply