Mechanical Engineer

  • Competive Salary + Benefits package
  • England East Anglia Norwich
  • Permanent
  • Oil & Gas
The Mechanical Engineer is responsible for providing discipline-specific support to help achieve the objectives of securing the reliability, availability, and operability of a wide range of mechanical equipment. The equipment includes, but is not limited to, static equipment such as piping, valves, filters, vessels, pumps, reciprocating engines, reciprocating compressors, and Gas and diesel enginedriven generator sets.

Working within the regulatory framework and appropriate engineering standards, an engineer in this role is expected to help keep our mechanical equipment operable as required and in optimal condition, fuel-efficiency and with minimal unplanned intervention.

Key Responsibilities Include:
  • Provide mechanical engineering support to a variety of departments including Operations, Maintenance, Projects, Metering and Integrity
  • Provide engineering guidance and support during operational shutdowns and outages
  • Help eliminate mechanically-related production losses by measuring equipment performance, identifying improvement opportunities, planning, risk-assessing and implementing cost-beneficial improvement initiatives; undertake root cause failure analysis and make effective use of intrusive maintenance programmes by co-ordinating the requirements of differing trades for the same equipment
  • Help deliver the maintenance strategy and policies, prescribing equipment-specific routines and procedures
  • Monitor maintenance requirements and effectiveness and help minimise both mechanical maintenance backlogs and interventions through regular review processes
  • Specify, cost-analyse and procure replacement equipment in timely manner, ensuring specifications and legislative requirements are met, such that equipment breakdowns and plant outages are minimised
  • Complete required documentation and assurance systems, such as work planning, the submission and assessment or approval of Change Management applications, the update of equipment and documentation databases and the publication of reports
  • Manage costs by controlling spends with third-party vendors and promote a ‘cost-challenge’ culture to secure value and cost-effectiveness from suppliers and contractors
  • Be able to utilise an electronic maintenance system such as Maximo
  • Carry out Site Assurance Surveys at onshore and offshore sites
  • Provide technical training and guidance to Technicians and new recruits

Safety & Environmentally Critical Tasks:

Valve and Actuators

Fundamental knowledge requirements for Mechanical Engineers supporting the performance testing, assurance, maintenance, and failure analysis of actuated and non-actuated valves.

Safety & Environmentally Critical Courses:
  • Accumulator/Pulsation Damper
  • CompEx Ex11 Mechanical Competence or equivalent Hydraulic Awareness
  • HVAC equipment and systems

  • Ideally Engineering degree-qualified or HNC/HND with at least 8-10 years’ experience in the oil and gas offshore industry or other highly regulated industries.
  • Detailed operational knowledge of oil and gas industry mechanical equipment and a sound knowledge of engineering, maintenance, and planning.
  • Able to give timely guidance to management on the history and health of equipment such that major costs and outages are predicted, planned and budget approved.
  • Diligent, hard-working, team player able to solicit help and co-operation from junior and senior colleagues, impartial and supportive of change
  • Understanding of specifying equipment for use in hazardous areas
  • Understanding of Management of Change processes and the importance it plays within an organisation

With over 90 years' combined experience, NES Fircroft (NES) is proud to be the world's leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Chemicals, Construction & Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining and Manufacturing sectors worldwide. With more than 80 offices in 45 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. We offer contractors far more than a traditional recruitment service, supporting with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market-leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.

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