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TAR Mechanical Engineer


Title: TAR Mechanical Engineer

Hours: 37.5 per week

Location: Grangemouth (INEOS O&P UK)

Salary: Competitive

Contract type: Permanent


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A truly global company, INEOS comprises of 36 businesses with 194 sites in 29 countries throughout the world. We also encompass a range of consumer brands and sports interests.

INEOS Grangemouth is an integrated refinery and petrochemicals centre of excellence. We are the largest manufacturing site in Scotland. Click here to find out more Grangemouth | INEOS.

We pride ourselves in offering a working environment that is friendly and welcoming, that offers employees true autonomy and empowerment and that enables everyone to achieve their goals and to have a fulfilling professional career with us. At Grangemouth and across the wider INEOS family, there are always opportunities.

Our aim, as always, is to find new, improved ways of doing things. Whether that’s through improving the energy efficiency of our plants, developing new ways of working or delivering on our net zero promises, we like to push boundaries and overcome challenges.

If you share our vision for a sustainable future; if you possess the skills and competencies to help deliver our net zero road map; if you want to play your part in the remarkable next step the UK petrochemical sector, we’d like to hear from you.


INEOS Grangemouth are looking to recruit a Mechanical Engineer to be based within our new Central Operations Team. The new role has become available as a way to improve planned periods of maintenance on our site and offers a unique opportunity to work across various assets within the Grangemouth complex.

Key accountabilities

  • Provide technical standards / specifications for the work e.g. pipe / valve specifications.
  • Review the prepared Written Scope or Examination (WSoE), ensure the scopes are clear and achievable and challenge the scope when appropriate to ensure alignment with schedule and risk.
  • Prepare Scopes of Work (SoW) or Engineering Information Transmitalls (EIT) when required to ensure all activities and any contingencies are captured before issue to the workpack specialists.
  • Input to the validation of workpacks and ensure they meet event requirements.
  • Ensure that Mechanical long lead delivery items are defined, agree specifications and order/procure.
  • Ensure that engineering / technical data is fully incorporated to work packs.
  • Agree TAR prep-engineering milestones with TAR Preps Leader & TAR manager.
  • Check & approve TAR isometrics are correct and follow the standards and specifications.
  • Provide discipline expertise for Mechanical Engineering based TAR workscope.
  • Ensure any technical queries are recorded, tracked and progressed to close out.


You should:

  • Be Degree qualified in Mechanical Engineering and Chartered (or working towards it) OR be educated to HNC/HND level in Mechanical Engineering/ Fabrication/ Construction with extensive experience in a similar role including TARs / Shutdowns.
  • Have knowledge of P&ID’s, isometrics and equipment technical specifications.
  • Have disciplined planning and organisation skills together with an ability to work under pressure.
  • Have a logical, proactive and methodical approach to problem solving with the ability to recognise key issues.
  • Have the ability to interact effectively with direct multi-disciplined teams.
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to improvement of SHE performance.

You may also:

  • Have experience using Maximo or SAP.


  • 34 days holiday (optional salary sacrifice to purchase up to 5 extra days)
  • Benefits Platform – access to discounts on high street stores etc.  Discounted PMI, Travel Insurance etc.
  • Up to 20% Discretionary Bonus Opportunity
  • Scottish Widows Contributory Pension including employer contributions
  • Free On-site Gym
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Enhanced maternity leave
  • Salary Sacrifice Car and Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Ongoing Career Development


Application Process

Interested candidates should submit their CV via our website

Pre-screen (If applicable)

Applicants with a successful CV may be invited to an online MS Teams or telephone call to further discuss the role, the organisation and your suitability.

Formal Interview

Successful applicants will then be invited to interview which will consist of behavioural and technical questions.

Provisional Offer

If you are selected as the preferred candidate you will receive a provisional offer which will be subject to a medical assessment and reference checks.


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