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Pipeline Specialist - Grangemouth

INEOS - Other Engineering
Ref: 712 Date Posted: Monday 22 Oct 2018
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Pipeline Specialist – O&P UK


Job Purpose:

Having committed to significant investment over the next few years, we now require a Pipeline Specialist with relevant experience to play a key role in the delivery and support of this growth in our business.

The Pipeline Specialist will ensure the integrity and availability of the cross country pipelines through the safe execution of day to day maintenance routines, integrity and wayleave works on the pipeline network.  Ensure that resources are used efficiently through the application of effective work planning. The role also involves interfacing with a wide number of people internal and external to the site and from diverse organisations.  They include landowners, third party company’s carrying out work and communication and influencing through a number of diverse organisations and people, including other petrochemical company pipeline operators, local authority planners, etc. The Pipeline Specialist provides field support on maintenance, ER and wayleave management issues to the Pipeline Manager and Pipeline Engineers.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • To carry out the activities to satisfy the HSE inputs and performance contract for the pipeline team and provide HSE leadership for the contractor teams in the provision of the care and maintenance of the pipelines, particularly in respect of day to day activities for engineering maintenance and wayleave issues
  • Develop and deliver work packs, task based risk assessments, method statements, contractors briefing and act as permit issuing authority to ensure that all works on the pipeline network are executed in a safe manner.
  • Meet with, as the pipeline team representative, 3rd party developer’s, agree their scope of work along with pipeline conditions & restrictions and supervise these parties in the execution of the work within the pipeline zone of interest.
  • Plan and supervise the embedded resources carrying out the monthly; plan and execute the 6M and 12M block valve station care and maintenance routines in accordance with the pipelines team procedures and practices.  Update the Maintenance management system with the results from the routines and organise any remedial or improvements works.
  • Plan, organise contractors and supervise embedded resources in the execution of the Wayleave Management routines in accordance with the pipelines team procedures and practices.  Update the maintenance management system with the results from these routines and organise any remedial or improvements works.
  • Plan, organise and deliver the wayleave and engineering maintenance works that arise day to day on the pipelines due to the output from the routines that are reported from landowners and 3rd parties or generated from the control room.  Ensure the work is carried out in a safe manner and that the GIS system is updated with correct information
  • Support and supervise on a day to day the pipelines team embedded resource team and other site contractors.  Ensuring that their time sheets and costs are aligned on a monthly basis.
  • Prepare, develop and deliver minor modification designs within the pipeline asset, ensuring all modifications follow the site modifications process.
  • Plan, co-ordinate and negotiate with landowners and 3rd parties on workscope and compensation claims in the provision of technical and operational support for project teams undertaking capital or exceptional maintenance works on behalf of the pipelines team.
  • Participate in infringement workshops and support the team in delivering improvement activities to help reduce pipeline infringements and investigate and implement remedial actions associated with pipeline infringements.
  • Participate in the development and deliver pipeline awareness presentations to 3rd parties, street-works coordinators, utility companies and their sub contractors.
  • To provide out of hours emergency response (PERO) oil spill and care & maintenance support via the team on call roster.

Special Features:

  • Communication and influencing skills to provide assurance to 3rd parties external to the site ie landowners, police & fire emergency response people, Land Use planners etc and also Specialist contractors who carry out the maintenance and wayleave workscope. 
  • Demonstrate assurance that any decisions or discussions made will not impact on the company reputation, or the pipeline availability.
  • Ability to work externally to and very remote from the site with no immediate supervision, and have the confidence to make the correct decision(s) to ensure company reputation as well as pipeline integrity and availability are protected at all times.
  • The post holder must be able to take part in an on-call roster, to provide Pipeline Emergency Response and respond to breakdown maintenance or urgent 3rd party / landowner issues.  The Post holder must be prepared to respond 24 hours and work alone in remote areas during that time.
  • Experience of giving presentations to groups of other people, e.g. Utility Company operatives desirable.

Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills:

  • Post holder should be from a maintenance or process technical trade background and have a good general technical educational standard in that area, and have a significant experience in their chosen technical trade – I/E, mechanical or process.
  • Post holder should be highly responsible, adaptable and able to undertake multi disciplinary tasks out with their normal discipline and have a high level knowledge and understanding of the technical aspects of pipeline maintenance and wayleave management.
  • Good working knowledge of Emergency Response and ability to take responsibility in an emergency situation.
  • Post holder should have a knowledge and understanding of HSE requirements applied to working on a remote pipeline asset especially working with contractors
  • Good working knowledge of work planning and maintenance management system.
  • Post holder should be able to carry out minor engineering works design and execution within the asset environment.

Interested candidates should submit their CV