Mechanical Engineer - Grangemouth

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Ref: 1087 Date Posted: Monday 22 Feb 2021
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MECHANICAL ENGINEER - Falkirk (Competitive Salary and Benefits)


The Forties Pipeline System (FPS) is 100% INEOS owned and predominantly serves the central area of the North Sea. FPS has a nominal capacity in excess of one million barrels per day.

FPS transports crude oil and Natural Gas Liquids (NGLs) from ovr 50 offshore fields (including the St Fergus terminal) to the Kinneil terminal in Grangemouth. The crude and NGL products are stabilised at Kinneil where majority of the stabilised crude oil is then sent to the Dalmeny and Hound Point (DHP) terminal for tanker export.

Associated gas is also processed at Kinneil into dry gas (exported to the Grangemouth refinery) and propane plus butane which is sent for LPG export.

Job Purpose

Reporting to the Kinneil Lead Mechanical Engineer, the post holder will provide Mechanical Engineering support to the Kinneil Asset. Deliver improved plant availability through the application of asset care, reliability engineering, technical support and the development / implementation of modifications.

Principle Accountabilities

  • Provide day-to-day discipline technical support for the site (e.g. troubleshooting)
  • Provide Mechanical Engineering support for capital projects, including studies.
  • Act as Mechanical single point of accountability (SPA) for long-term Asset strategy.
  • In line with above, lead discipline improvements in plant reliability, equipment strategy, defect elimination and equipment rationalisation.
  • Responsible for ensuring relevant engineering documents and technical aspects associated with Ops Procedures are up to date and their technical approval where delegated
  • Is accountable for all mechanical engineering query/activities coming from Operations team.
  • Work closely with the asset to ensure plant integrity is managed, take lead to ensure rigorous inspection and repair order management is maintained.
  • Responsible for monitoring maintenance findings and assessing longer-term implications and impact on integrity, availability and/or reliability.
  • Responsible for technical approval of Asset Mechanical MOCs (Management of Change)
  • Contribute to safety reviews, risk assessments and investigations as the mechanical focal point. 
  • Where required, act as custodian for the asset’s availability and reliability strategies for static mechanical equipment.
  • Contribute to site Risk Based Assessment (RBA).
  • Specify, scope and execute asset mechanical improvements.
  • Were required, lead and coordinate additional vendor support. 
  • Participation in the FPS incident management team as required.

Qualifications and Technical Experience

  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • 5 years+ experience
  • Chartered Engineer, or working towards Chartership
  • Experience of Oil & Gas or Chemical Industries.


How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit their CV and apply