Mechanical Engineer - Aberdeen/Offshore

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Ref: 1313 Date Posted: Thursday 21 Jul 2022
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MEchanical Engineer

Job title

Mechanical Engineer (FPS North)



Closing date



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

The Mechanical Engineer (FPS North) is accountable for the Mechanical Maintenance and Engineering improvements at all offshore and onshore sites of the FPS North Asset. The program of maintenance and upgrades on the offshore and landline sites will allow the Forties Pipeline System to be operated in a Safe and reliable manner up to 2040+

  • Provide front line Mechanical Engineering support to the operations site based team.
  • Deliver engineering modifications where Mechanical Engineering is the main discipline.
  • Provide technical discipline input to the Projects team.
  • Ownership of the relevant Forties Unity Performance Standards.

principle accountabilities

  • Specify, scope and execute improvements to mechanical systems.
  • Act as asset mechanical engineering focal point for site 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.
  • Define and own the asset’s mechanical spares strategy.
  • Lead discipline improvements in plant reliability, root cause analysis, defect elimination and continuous improvement. 
  • Lead / contribute to safety reviews, risk assessments and investigations as the mechanical engineering focal point.
  • Maintain the integrity of asset and protective systems relevant to discipline.
  • Act as custodian of asset maintenance strategies for mechanical equipment.
  • Own the discipline relevant Forties Unity Performance Standards and close out ICP actions related to them.
  • Support the maintenance team with the implementation of planned maintenance routines.
  • Support the maintenance team in regards to equipment breakdown; including investigation of fault, defect resolution and execution of breakdown maintenance.
  • Monitor and advise on the technical and safety implications of any maintenance backlog.
  • Where required, lead and coordinate additional vendor support.
  • Act as custodian of key mechanical engineering documentation and ensure it is kept up to date.
  • Act as Single Point of Accountability (SPA) for Mechanical led site activity.
  • Job Responsible Engineer for Asset Mechanical MOCs (Management of Change) proposals
  • Technical approval of mechanical engineering content of Asset MOCs proposals
  • Provide technical support to asset TAR activities.

special features

  • Participation in the FPS Incident Management Team as required.
  • Travel to Forties Unity or remote onshore sites to provide technical support.
  • Participation in the Asset self-audit programme.

qualifications and technical experience

  • Minimum Qualifications:
  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering or Equivalent.
  • Chartered Engineer or actively working to achieve chartered status.
  • BOSIET, Medical and MIST for offshore travel.
  • Minimum Experience:
  • 5+ years’ experience including experience of Oil&Gas, Refining or Chemical Industries
  • Job-Specific Skills:
  • Knowledge and experience of mechanical equipment commonly used offshore on the UKCS (lifeboats, cranes…).
  • Job Knowledge Skills:
  • Comprehensive understanding and applied knowledge of relevant UK Regulatory (Safety Case, COMAH…) and industry standards.

how to apply

Please register and submit your application via INEOS Opportunities