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Vacancy: Process and Process Safety Discipline Lead, South East - Sunbury, UK

Vacancy: Process and Process Safety Discipline Lead, South East - Sunbury, UK
Posted on: Aug.01.2021

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Mauritania and Senegal is a new Region, and this role offers an exciting opportunity to work in an emerging world class hydrocarbon basin in a development that is not only a significant event for bp but also the two countries involved.

The role will support Greater Tortue Ahmeyim (GTA) Phase 1, which consists of 12 subsea wells in 2800m water depth tied back to a gas processing FPSO (floating production storage and offloading) positioned between the field and a nearshore hub/terminal hosting a leased floating liqueified natural gas (FLNG) vessel and LNG export terminal facilities.

In this role, you will be the functional line manager of the discipline engineers in the region, as well as delivering at a senior level. You will initially provide technical oversight and verification of the project scope and delver operational readiness to set the region up for a successful start-up and stay up. As GTA Phase 1 approaches start-up in 2023 you will transition into the Facilities squad and will have the opportunity to ensure that pragmatic solutions are implemented for management of risk, production efficiency improvement, maintenance, defect elimination and engineering standardization.

The role will be located in Sunbury, with a bias to full time in the office once operations commence, in order to provide strong collaboration within the Production Delivery Unit.

There will be occasional travel to site.

As Discipline Lead you will:

• Provide regional technical assurance and deviation approval
• Promote consistency and discipline excellence in applying technical standards and workflows
• Be responsible for people development and performance management
• Manage the discipline backlog and determine resource allocation

In the project phase you will have the opportunity to set the operation up for success by managing yourself and your team to verify the project delivery and deliver operations readiness by:

• Reviewing and verifying project documents and participating in activities and identifying any risks and vulnerabilities.
• Reviewing management of change
• Being responsible for technical review of operating, maintenance, commissioning and start-up procedures
• Developing site and regional processes and procedures for the operate phase.

As we transition into operations the focus will change and you will drive safe and reliable operations by managing yourself and your team in:

• Providing discipline expertise to support the operations including reviewing complex, or non-routine engineering calculations and analyses, management of change and brownfield projects and modifications.
• Delivering the HAZOP and LOPA revalidation programs for the region and implementation of discipline barrier health assessments
• Supporting the management of Risk Barrier Diagrams and associated Risk Action Plans.
• Reporting performance using the agreed leading and lagging KPIs for the discipline
• Participating in the relevant global Extended Leadership Team and lead the regional Community of Practice

About you:

You will have a degree in Chemical Engineering or relevant engineering subject.

It is essential that you have:
• Deep experience and technical understanding of engineering, maintenance and operation of process and process safety equipment in oil & gas processing facilities.
• Expansive working knowledge of governing codes, industry standards and regulations relevant to process and process safety engineering and experience of practical application of engineering standards and practices for process and process safety equipment.


There is a strong preference that you hold chartered engineer status. It is also desirable that you have experience of
• managing risks, vulnerabilities and failures, including root cause failure analysis
• working using agile principles and tools.

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