Crane Support Engineer

  • Negotiable
  • England East Anglia Norwich
  • Permanent
  • Oil & Gas
Crane Support Engineer
Norwich, Staff Position
This is a great opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to join our client’s Cranes & Lifting team. As a Crane Support Engineer, you will contribute to the management of crane maintenance and regulatory compliance of our client’s offshore and onshore lifting appliances, ensuring that lifting appliances remain fit for purpose.

This position will assist with issues relating to the integrity, maintenance and safe operation of lifting appliances and lifeboats. The primary focus of the role will be managing planned and corrective maintenance associated with lifting appliances with regard to HSE, people and costs on behalf of our client. The position may involve travelling to offshore installations for auditing, surveying and work scope assistance when required.
  Key Responsibilities Include:  
  • To liaise with the crane shift Engineers and management team regarding operational issues/work scopes relating to lifting appliances and their associated equipment.
  • Assisting with workpack preparation for planned maintenance activity including structural integrity inspection scopes.
  • Assist with the Improvement of lifting appliance reliability and availability by promoting good planning, tackling root causes, effective use of intervention capability and reducing maintenance backlog.
  • Assist in the management of costs by controlling spending and promoting a challenging cost culture to ensure we get value from suppliers and contractors.
  • Co-ordination of materials for planned and corrective maintenance activities.
  • Collation of data and preparation of Crane annual deferrals for the removal and inspection of slew bearings.
  • Attendance and input to routine planning meetings.
  • Ensure compliance with all legal (LOLER), health, safety and environmental legislation and best practice for all aspects of lifting operations. There is a requirement for involvement regarding SOLAS regulations for lifeboat compliance.
  • To assist with monitoring offshore maintenance requirements, keeping backlog levels within targets specified.
  • To ensure lifting appliances are compliant against our client’s verification scheme and subsequent
performance standards.
  • To provide continuity of information between the two dedicated cranes and lifting engineers.
  • Assisting hub engineers in dissecting & populating reports, Maximo updates, Sap requisitions and General Day to day administration in the Crane department.
  Safety & Environmentally Critical Tasks:
Management of change - With a good understanding of the management of change process and based on operational experience, create and review EMOC’s for offshore modifications. This requires judgement to ensure asset integrity is maintained.   Experience/Qualifications
  • Qualified to a minimum of NVQ level 3 with experience in the offshore industry.
  • Crane and Lifting Appliance experience in the offshore industry.
  • Strong operational knowledge of the lifting appliances and associated equipment.
  • Sound knowledge of engineering, maintenance, planning, logistics and relevant legislation.
  • Good understanding and knowledge of the Microsoft computer-based products such as word, Excel and power point.
  • Previous experience with Permit to work, Management of change and computer-based maintenance management systems.
  • A strong emphasis on organisation skills required for maintaining data bases and transferring information to our main operating systems.
  • Maximo and SAP experience is advantageous.

    • Discretionary Bonus
    • Private Medical Insurance
    • Flexible Benefit Allowance
    • Life Assurance
    • Excellent Pension Provision
    • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
    • Flex Days
    • Profit ‘Units’ Sharing Scheme

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