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Utilities Technical Support Engineer - Grangemouth

All - Engineering - Chemical
Ref: 689 Date Posted: Friday 12 Oct 2018
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Utilities Technical Support Engineer


This process engineering role is a great opportunity for the right person to secure a contract role using their process skills within a highly driven, hardworking and fast paced, asset technical support team. 

The role will focus on providing short-to-medium term technical support to the operation of the Utilities Asset (steam and power generating plant and utilities distribution systems) at Ineos in Grangemouth.  This role requires excellent teamwork with a natural attention to detail to ensure trouble-shooting and development improvements are carried out to a high standard, whilst managing the changing priorities and emergent workload that accompanies an operating asset.

Job Purpose

  • Provide professional Chemical Engineering support to all aspects of asset operations required to deliver the short to medium-term asset strategy focusing on improvements in plant reliability, statutory compliance and SHE performance.

  • Reports to the Utilities Technical Manager.

    Principal Accountabilities

  • Within a motivated technical support team, the candidate will undertake to lead or support the following tasks as required:

  • Provide chemical engineering discipline expertise in identifying and troubleshooting asset vulnerabilities to minimise impact upon the short to medium-term asset operating plan.

  • Technical investigations of plant upsets and incidents.

  • Delivery of formal chemical engineering input and approval for plant modifications to ensure they provide fit for purpose, fully documented asset improvements.

  • Development of proposals to resolve asset vulnerabilities and to meet the process engineering improvement work plan.

  • Technical design input for modifications to support statutory inspection program and site remediation changes which impact the Utilities area.

  • Technical analysis and optimisation of boiler and cooling water chemistry performance.

  • Technical interface with contracted providers of water treatment plant/resin specialist support.

  • Management of operating envelopes for Utilities asset to ensure operating limits are defined, monitored and adhered to and that deviations are investigated.

  • Provide technical input to support development of Study phase of asset capital Projects and propose Projects to be included in asset investment plans.

  • Coach/mentor interns and graduates to support professional development of individuals and increase asset/Site/company competency levels.


    Special Features

    Within the above accountabilities, the individual will be able to:

    Become recognised as the lead process engineer for the Utilities asset and associated systems.
    Manage and develop a portfolio of short-to-medium term responsibilities with a focus on identifying and delivering, reliability and SHE improvements.
    Interface effectively with personnel from own technical and asset teams and with counterparts from other site assets as well as external 3rd party support providers to identify and achieve improvement opportunities.
    Demonstrate good decision-making skills and ability to maintain/improve asset documentation to a high standard.
    Recognise opportunities to develop modelling, monitoring and reporting tools and streamline existing processes.

    Qualifications and Experience Requirements

  • Degree qualified and chartered Chemical Engineer

  • At least 5 years relevant experience in a manufacturing environment.

  • Experience of power and steam generation environment desirable.

  • Willingness to learn Utilities unit operations

  • Experience of technical management of change process and associated documentation management systems preferable

  • Pro-active self-starter with ability to work under own initiative and to adapt to changing priorities and emergent work

  • Excellent communicator with ability to influence
    Drive to deliver high quality and long lasting asset improvements
    Knowledge of modelling tools or willingness to learn same

    How to Apply

    Interested candidates should submit their CV and apply