Mechanical (onshore) Operations Support engineer

Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
Salary: Competitive

Reference: 894333_1655994589
Industry: Oil and Gas
Required Skills: O&M, Operations, SNS, Offshore Oil and Gas, Maintenance, Mechanical Engineering, Fault-finding

Job Description

Based from our Great Yarmouth office you'll work alongside the Operations Manager and the onshore support team facilitating the engineering and maintenance of ODE's gas-producing assets offshore in the SNS. As the resident Mechanical Support Engineer, you'll specifically be responsible for the reliability, availability, maintenance and improvements of a range of mechanical equipment.

The Role:

Support the day-to-day operations and maintenance for offshore assets

The key aims of the role are:

  • Effectively managing maintenance and engineering risks, with attention to MAH's and the designated SECE's
  • Ensuring all engineering is carried out in line with legislation, ODE's Procedures and industry best practise
  • Ensuring installation integrity, reliability, availability and maintainability of systems and controls
Scope of Responsibilities:
  • Close liaison with internal stakeholders and the client (as required) on all technical matters
  • Ensure that all design work is preformed, reviewed, checked and approved in accordance with the engineering procedures with appropriate levels of due diligence being carried out
  • Maintain information flow through the engineering disciplines
  • Compile operational activity reports
  • Preparation of technical correspondence to the client including technical queries.
  • Preparation of technical back-up to variations
  • Implement, integrate and review planned maintenance programmes in order to meet statutory and vendor requirements
  • Review and comment on documents formally issued through document control
  • Review and control maintenance in backlog, paying attention to SECE's and adhering to ODE/client procedures
  • Act as focal point for designated platform
  • Attend meetings to provide Asset Support as required
  • Liaise with Technical Authority ensuring technical approval and specialist advice obtained as required

Production and Efficiency

  • Ensure that activities are managed within timescales and cost to meet contractual obligations and objectives
  • Avoid waste by education and instruction

Organisation and Resources

  • Provide professional guidance on training and competence required to comply with statutory requirements to meet current and future operating requirements in a safe manner
  • Provide operational input into the appraisal and performance review system and support with the monitoring of technical performance, as required
  • Carry out technical due diligence and audits on third party suppliers to ensure technical competence and skills

Safety and Environmental Related Tasks

Safety, Health, Environment and Quality

  • Ensure that human factors and SHEQ are considered for all engineering activities
  • Ensure SECE's are operated and maintained in compliance with the performance standards
  • Actively contribute to maintain a strong SHEQ culture through visible safety behaviours
  • Ensure sufficient capability and competence of third-party suppliers to deliver maintenance and integrity activities
  • Ensure the implementation of adequate Health, Safety and Environmental work practices, procedures and methods to meet all statutory requirements and the Company SHEQ Management System
  • Liaise with Offshore personnel, Contractors, ICP, Regulatory Officials and stakeholders to maintain communication as required
  • Participate in accident and incident investigations as required
  • Form part of the Emergency Response team as required by the Company Emergency Response Procedures
  • The listing of main responsibilities and main duties is not necessarily exhaustive and may be changed at management discretion to reflect the needs of the company
Competencies & Soft Skills:
  • Extensive operational experience
  • Previous experience and knowledge of controls in relation to Major Accident Hazards
  • Experience and knowledge of writing, managing and monitoring SECE's, performance standards and verification schemes
  • Experience complying with Health, Safety and Environmental legislation.
  • MIST, Offshore Survival (BOSIET/FOET), Medical Certificate and secondary means of escape training i.e. Donut/S-cape - preferable
  • Excellent change control and organisational skills
  • Good analytical skills and ability to meet deadlines
  • Self-motivated with excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and ability to write reports for different audiences
  • Strong IT literacy in Microsoft Office applications and familiarity with computer maintenance management systems
  • Full and valid driving licence
  • Flexible and able to travel for meetings, training courses etc


Preferably HNC / HND with knowledge and experience of project management, southern North Sea gas production, maintenance and operations

Your Application:

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in this vacancy. Your application will be carefully considered during the initial screening process. Unfortunately, due to the high volumes of applicants we are unable to personally respond to everyone that applies but we will contact you if you are selected to progress in the recruitment process

ODE is an equal opportunities employer

To comply with immigration legislation, ODE is legally required to verify your right to work in the UK

Candidates requiring sponsorship to work in the UK will be considered alongside other applicants. Appointments will be based upon ODE being able to provide evidence that there are no other suitable candidates for this vacancy within the EU/EEA or the role is listed on The Shortage Occupation List


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