Company: WorleyParsons
Skills: Mechanical Engineering, Maintenance Engineer
Education: Tech/Vocational Cert/Apprenticeship
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Salary: Negotiable
Location: Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
No location/work authorization restrictions found.

WorleyParsons is looking for an O&M Specialist / Senior Mechanical / Maintenance Authority to join their team in Aberdeen on a full time permanent basis.



  • To be the Operations and Maintenance Functional Lead in support of the Project Delivery Director
  • To support contract/project managers in meeting their operations and maintenance discipline related goals and objectives within WorleyParsons Services UK Ltd contracts, brownfield and greenfield projects and O&M contracts
  • To support the development and implementation of WorleyParsons' production operations and maintenance capabilities
  • Accountable for setting & implementing strategies and policies for the Operations & Maintenance function
  • Disseminate technical knowledge and deliver technical expertise, particularly in the Mechanical Discipline, in support of the business, including leading technical audits.

Key aims and objectives

  • To support and assure safe delivery and environmentally compliant production operations and maintenance workscopes
  • To guide the O&M contracts in optimizing the maintenance and availability of all offshore plant and equipment to safely achieve production targets
  • Demonstrate Safety Leadership

Prime responsibilities and duties

  • Demonstrate Safety and Functional Leadership and support Emergency Response arrangements as required
  • Ensure compliance with statutory, corporate and customer HSE requirements
  • Senior Mechanical Technical Authority accountable for Mechanical Operations discipline to assure the safety, legal compliance and quality of all mechanical personnel in O&M operations by continuous improvement of performance standards, leadership & guidance, training and workforce capability & competency within WorleyParsons Services UK Ltd.
  • Provide Operations support to the O&M function across all contracts and business development opportunities as required.
  • Co-ordinate with WorleyParsons globally on Mechanical Technical Authority issues and standards. Manage the process of appointment of Technical Authorities within the O&M function.
  • Input to the Production Operations and Maintenance strategies for business development
  • Set the standards for measurement and monitoring of the total maintenance effort and implementation of continuous performance improvement programs
  • Monitor corporate key performance indicators for each O&M contract and report against agreed objectives.Input to the O&M Audit year plan and conduct audits/peer reviews to meet the planProvide O&M input to business development initiatives, including Pre-Quals, ITT bids and marketing material
  • Develop and implement practices, processes and procedures to meet the requirements of being a Duty Holder
  • Provide guidance on maintenance training to meet legislative and contract requirements
  • Manage the technical content of WorleyParsons' competency system and ensure appropriate technical standards are set for both Blue collar and white collar workers
  • Assist in recruitment process as required, conducting interviews and responding to HR queries on personnel suitability.

Allied occasional duties

  • Interface with HSE in all matters as required, particularly when associated with the role of Senior Electrical Authority for WorleyParsons Services UK Ltd.
  • Provide technical support to O&M Operations.
  • Develop and present to potential customers, the WorleyParsons O&M capability
  • Chair Disciplinary hearings or Grievance Reviews, as required
  • Attend Incident Review Panel meetings, as required
  • Lead Incident Investigation teams, as required
  • Contribute to Succession Planning activities
  • Participate as Crisis Management team member, as required

Key internal interfaces

  • Other Functional Leads
  • Maintenance Director
  • Project Delivery Director
  • Contract Managers
  • Project Managers
  • WorleyParsons Contract, Project and Functional Technical Authorities
  • WorleyParsons Functions / managers including HSE, HR, recruitment, L&D

Key external interfaces

  • Statutory Bodies and Engineering Institutions (especially IET)
  • Certifying & Verification authorities
  • Customer Technical Authorities
  • Training Providers
  • Oil & Gas UK Users Group
  • 3rd party service providers & suppliers


Qualifications / Training


  • Degree qualified in Engineering


  • Chartered Engineer, Member of relevant technical institution (eg MIET)
  • NVQ4 in Maintenance Operations
  • ISSOW (or similar Control of Work system) Performing and Isolation Authority


  • Considerable experience in asset operations, including in an offshore environment
  • Extensive experience in Maintenance & Mechanical operations and discipline in the offshore oil & gas environment
  • Planning, risk assessment and execution of operations in oil & gas environment
  • Assessment of discipline personnel in a competency assurance environment based on objective assessment principles.
  • Considerable Design, Operations and Maintenance experience at a senior/managerial level within the oil& gas industry
  • Technical audit practitioner, particularly with experience in auditing operating procedures and guidance
  • Development of procedures, technical guidance notes and performance standards
  • Proven leadership experience

Personal Qualities, Aptitudes and Skills

  • Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to respond to the varying priorities of an operational environment.
  • Good planning and organising skills
  • Good team player and communication skills
  • Networking and ability to establish constructive working relationships with operatives, supervisors, project managers, functional advisors, client technical focal points and regulators
  • Discipline approach to workflow management and the management of change

Competencies - Generic

  • Operations Planning
  • Operational Supervision
  • Risk Assessment
  • Operative selection
  • Coaching
  • Competency assurance and assessment
  • Control of Work/Safe Systems of Work
  • Maintenance techniques
  • Maintenance analysis and driving implementation of resulting improvement/change

Competencies - Technical

  • Planning of Mechanical and multi-discipline workscopes and operations
  • Execution of mechanical workscopes and operations
  • Guidance on Electrical workpack design and implementation, particularly of complex systems and equipment.
  • Approval of Operational Risk Assessments with Mechanical content
  • Considerable knowledge of management of Safety Critical Elements and equipment and Safety Cases to give guidance and leadership to operational contracts
  • Application and administration of pertinent regulations.