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Mechanical Engineer (maternity cover)

Mechanical Engineer (maternity)

Job title

Mechanical Engineer (Asset)

FPS South / Grangemouth


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 Mechanical Engineering Team Lead, the post holder will provide Mechanical Engineering support to the Kinneil Asset and turnaround teams. 

principle accountabilities

  • Responsible for maintaining the asset and protective systems integrity. (Integrity Management)


  • Provide worklist input and support to TAR scope

  • Provide technical assurance and support to the TAR team to ensure compliance with ETPs
  • Provide day-to-day discipline technical support for the site (e.g. troubleshooting)
  • Responsible for technical review of Asset Mechanical MOCs (Management of Change)
  • Own and implement the Repair Orders for the Kinneil Asset (including steam systems)
  • Ensure all regulatory compliance and all postponement requests are implemented in good time
  • Own the inspection list in conjunction with the planning team to ensure all WSE inspections completed on time.
  • Is accountable for all mechanical engineering query/activities coming from Operations team.
  • Contribute to safety reviews, risk assessments and investigations as the mechanical focal point
  • Act as asset mechanical focal point for any site projects, providing any necessary Mechanical support
  • Contribute to site Risk Based Assessment (RBA).
  • Specify, scope and execute asset mechanical improvements and ensure compliance with relevant codes and standards.
  • Management and regular reporting of Cost Centres assigned to specific Mechanical repairs / projects.

special features

  • Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal skills and ability to build positive relationships with plant personnel.
  • Ability to work across multiple disciplines/departments and throughout all levels of the organization in a persuasive and credible manner.  
  • Self-starter and internal drive to complete task/objectives and/or requirements within target dates/deadlines.
  • Ability to prioritise work – assure the important items are done.
  • Ability to manage, progress and deliver multiple and competing priorities.
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills.
  • Strong planning and organisational skills
  • Ability to manage interfaces with other internal and external groups

qualifications and technical experience

Minimum Qualifications

  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • 3 years+ experience
  • Chartered Engineer, or working towards
  • Experience of Oil & Gas or Chemical Industries.
  • Displays strong technical skills and knowledge as required.
  • Fundamental knowledge of applicable codes & standards
  • Knowledge of functional equipment design and repair

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