Project Engineer - Grangemouth

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Ref: 750 Date Posted: Monday 16 Sep 2019
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Project Engineer


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 Projects Manager, the post holder is responsible for defining an delivery of the technical engineering appraise/ select studies in line with FPS Ineos business demands and recommend proposals to improve business performance and meet regulatory/compliance requirements.

Principle Accountabilities

Lead development of the appraise/ select study, coordinating and integrating the various engineering disciplines, both internal to FPS and 3rd party.   

Deliver to the Asset team a robust study output that meets the defined business objectives. 

Monitor study costs, programme and quality and take corrective action as necessary to ensure studies are carried out within agreed timescales and costs.

Produce study documentation for the Asset which defines selected option and provides a firm base for the business to make a capital investment decision

Ensure that an effective basis for each study is defined with the Asset and other key project stakeholders. An agreed checklist of deliverables will facilitate this.

Work closely with the Asset and Projects teams to develop the appraise / select terms of reference/ statement of requirements. 

Define and gain agreement to a study programme and study cost.

Establish and sustain effective working relationships with all project stakeholders, asset teams, technical authorities, project managers so that all study objectives are met.

Special Features

Can interface with managers at a more senior level within site organisation

Ability to manage moderate uncertainty (including fundamental technology options) within scope and capable of resolving ambiguity with asset and business

Ability to take ownership of study budget and schedule and deliver against these targets

Has in depth knowledge of oil and gas/ midstream design and plant operations onshore and/or offshore

Has a basic appreciation of economic evaluation techniques

Ability to manage key interfaces within project (commercial, regulatory, engineering etc)

Can proactively challenge working practices and engineering standards in an appropriate manner where business and engineering benefits can be achieved.

Can manage external engineering/consultants to an agreed milestone plan.

Awareness of multi-disciplinary issues which impact on project scope and study definition

Good decision making skills within area of expertise

Can assess and manage project risk and work to put effective mitigation plans in place

Has a solid understanding of process safety, environmental and business risk and the processes to manage these risks, such as HAZID/ ENVID, HAZOP, LOPA, etc.

Can coach/mentor interns and developing engineers to support professional development of individuals.

Qualifications and technical experience

Chartered, degree qualified engineer with a minimum of 10 years experience

Excellent knowledge/demonstration in respect of key regulations relating to operations and design such as ie CDM, HSWA, CoMAH, PPC, IED, Pipeline Safety regulations and Offshore safety directive.

Awareness of process safety concepts and issues and can apply at a basic level

Experience of key design workshops relating to Risk Identification and Hazard Management

Awareness of formalised project process


HOW to Apply

Interested candidates should submit their CV and apply