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Development Team Leader

Development Team LEader 




FPS is a 100% INEOS-owned integrated oil and gas transportation and processing system serving the central area of the North Sea.

The Kinneil Terminal consists of three processing trains which handle the incoming pipeline fluids from the Forties Pipeline System (FPS) and Natural Gas Liquids (NGLs) from St. Fergus via Cruden Bay.

The crude oil feedstock is initially heated before being passed through separators to split the feed into stabilised crude oil, water and raw gas components.  The raw gas is further processed at Kinneil and the stabilised Forties Blend crude oil is exported at the Hound Point terminal.

Job Purpose

Define and Deliver engineering studies in line with FPS business demands and recommend proposals to improve business performance and meet regulatory/compliance requirements

Principle Accountabilities

  • Lead the study development work and ensure adequate consultation is taken from other engineering disciplines within to ensure a robust option can be presented to the Asset at the end of the study phase.
  • 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 report for the Asset which defines selected option and provides a firm base for the business to make their decision to proceed
  • Ensure that an effective basis for each study is defined with the Asset and other key project stakeholders. This should include holding a kick off meeting.
  • Define and gain agreement to a study programme and study cost.
  • Establish and sustain effective working relationships with project management community so that all study objectives are met.
  • Identify, prioritise and develop pre-appraise engineering studies to support the FPS business strategy across licence to operate, sustainability or business development areas.  
  • Develop high quality front end engineering packages (appraise / select) for hand over to the FPS project delivery team.  
  • Develop the interface with the project delivery organisation to ensure smooth transition of projects from appraise / select into define (FEED) and execute (detailed engineering and construction)
  • Manage 3rd party design contractor delivery of assigned studies.
  • Support the Technical manager with management and tracking of delivery of the overall FPS appraise / select portfolio.
  • Prepare annual budget submission to support the FPS appraise / select plan.
  • Provide input into FPS 10Y CAPEX investment plan. 
  • Lead a suite of process engineering asset improvement studies, i.e. plant debottlenecking/ optimisation, flare and blowdown, hazardous area classification, etc.    
  • Line management of development team in line with relevant HR policies.
  • Provide process engineering expertise and checking of asset studies and plant improvements.

Job Requirements

  • Job holder expected to be part of the FPS Incident Management Team (formal rota).
  • Periods of inconvenience to support planned and unplanned outages.
  • Requirement to be contactable out of hours.
  • Deputy Modifications Authority

Qualifications, knowledge and Skills

  • Chartered Chemical Engineer with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in oil and gas or chemical industry operations.  This experience should be wide ranging and cover some experience of projects, design and manufacturing environments.
  • Excellent knowledge of project drivers across safety, environmental, licence to operate and business growth areas. Strong project business case evaluation skills.  
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to create relationships with internal / external stakeholders and 3rd party specialists.
  • Excellent process/process safety engineering knowledge.
  • Expert in management of change processes.
  • Ability to line manage, coach and develop engineering personnel.
  • High level of personal integrity, placing real importance and giving leadership on this front.
  • High level of communication skills, dealing with all levels in the organisation.
  • Strong decision making skills, both within and outwith area of expertise.
  • Ability to create and manage to a budget.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit their CV and apply

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