Company: NES Fircroft
Skills: Mechanical Engineering
Experience: 5 + Years
Education: Tech/Vocational Cert/Apprenticeship
Employment Type: Full Time Contractor
Salary: Strong day rate (PAYE only)
Location: Norwich, England, United Kingdom


Our client is one of the largest gas operators in the Southern North Sea. Its development and expansion have come from both organic growth and acquisition.

Working as part of their dynamic Integrity team, this is a critical role where you will ensure their pressure containing assets remain fit for purpose and fully support the pressure systems team to ensure the ongoing integrity for the companies topsides pressure equipment for the onshore terminals and offshore assets.

You will have responsibility for managing the integrity of pressure systems fixed equipment, including ownership of Written Schemes of Examination, inspection regimes, inspection methodology, PSV management, defect assessment and fit for purpose assessments (for onshore and offshore pressure systems).
You must be able to plan and organise your work, be a good communicator, self-motivated and be an active team player. Whilst this role is office based there will be a requirement to travel offshore on occasions. You will report directly to our Pressure Systems Team Leader.

Key responsibilities include:
• Review inspection reports and propose updated written schemes of examination (WSE) to appropriately address and manage integrity status by population of companies WSE electronic database (TiM).
• Assess anomalies and defects on piping, vessels and tanks to determine the condition and fitness for service of the plant and associated pressure equipment
• Identify repairs where necessary and propose, raise and review repair orders and fabric maintenance recommendations by population of MAXIMO.
• Provide input into timely execution of repair orders and fabric maintenance activities necessary to maintain legal compliance and safe future service.
• Ensure that repair order assessments remain current and that overdue repair orders are appropriately reassessed for safe continued use.
• Communicate integrity concerns appropriately to the team leader, department manager and when required, to the wider business and provide strategic updates on emerging issues and integrity projects.
• Support the team and input with HSE interations, technical discussion and audits.
• Assist the team leader to fulfil the role of Competent Person under PSSR and COMAH Scheme for onshore terminal and the expectation with IPPPS for offshore assets.
• Manage and review external studies by specialist contractors.
• Support offshore and onshore operations in assessing day-to-day safety issues. Required deliverables include auditable input into isolation reviews, risk assessments and incident investigations, where necessary.
• Responsible for the review of PSV recertification tests and propose appropriate future integrity management plans for companies PSVs. Act as focal point and provide support to 3rd parties carrying out PSV related integrity activities.
• Contribute to internal failure investigations and act on conclusions from such investigations to prevent reoccurrence.
• Conduct asset visits and surveys to plan, manage and witness ongoing integrity related tasks and to maintain familiarity with the asset and its integrity condition

Experience / Qualifications
• Recognised Mechanical or Metallurgy degree and chartered status (or working towards).
• Ideally at least 5 to 10 years of experience in the Process / Petrochemicals Industry, with 5 years' experience within onshore/offshore oil & gas.
• Relevant experience should include pressure vessel design, risk-based inspection planning, fitness for service assessment, plant inspection, corrosion management and repair planning.
• With an analytic eye for detail, you should have a pro-active, hands on and innovative approach to problem solving and good interpersonal, IT and communication skills
  • Eligibility to work in the UK is essential for this role.
Our client is one of the largest gas operators in the Southern North Sea. Its development and expansion have come from both organic growth and acquisition.

Working as part of their dynamic Integrity team, this is a critical role where you will ensure their pressure containing assets remain fit for purpose and fully support the pressure systems team to ensure the ongoing integrity for the companies topsides pressure equipment for the onshore terminals and offshore assets.

You will have responsibility for managing the integrity of pressure systems fixed equipment, including ownership of Written Schemes of Examination, inspection regimes, inspection methodology, PSV management, defect assessment and fit for purpose assessments (for onshore and offshore pressure systems).
You must be able to plan and organise your work, be a good communicator, self-motivated and be an active team player. Whilst this role is office based there will be a requirement to travel offshore on occasions. You will report directly to our Pressure Systems Team Leader.

Key responsibilities include:
• Review inspection reports and propose updated written schemes of examination (WSE) to appropriately address and manage integrity status by population of companies WSE electronic database (TiM).
• Assess anomalies and defects on piping, vessels and tanks to determine the condition and fitness for service of the plant and associated pressure equipment
• Identify repairs where necessary and propose, raise and review repair orders and fabric maintenance recommendations by population of MAXIMO.
• Provide input into timely execution of repair orders and fabric maintenance activities necessary to maintain legal compliance and safe future service.
• Ensure that repair order assessments remain current and that overdue repair orders are appropriately reassessed for safe continued use.
• Communicate integrity concerns appropriately to the team leader, department manager and when required, to the wider business and provide strategic updates on emerging issues and integrity projects.
• Support the team and input with HSE interations, technical discussion and audits.
• Assist the team leader to fulfil the role of Competent Person under PSSR and COMAH Scheme for onshore terminal and the expectation with IPPPS for offshore assets.
• Manage and review external studies by specialist contractors.
• Support offshore and onshore operations in assessing day-to-day safety issues. Required deliverables include auditable input into isolation reviews, risk assessments and incident investigations, where necessary.
• Responsible for the review of PSV recertification tests and propose appropriate future integrity management plans for companies PSVs. Act as focal point and provide support to 3rd parties carrying out PSV related integrity activities.
• Contribute to internal failure investigations and act on conclusions from such investigations to prevent reoccurrence.
• Conduct asset visits and surveys to plan, manage and witness ongoing integrity related tasks and to maintain familiarity with the asset and its integrity condition

Experience / Qualifications
• Recognised Mechanical or Metallurgy degree and chartered status (or working towards).
• Ideally at least 5 to 10 years of experience in the Process / Petrochemicals Industry, with 5 years' experience within onshore/offshore oil & gas.
• Relevant experience should include pressure vessel design, risk-based inspection planning, fitness for service assessment, plant inspection, corrosion management and repair planning.
• With an analytic eye for detail, you should have a pro-active, hands on and innovative approach to problem solving and good interpersonal, IT and communication skills
  • Eligibility to work in the UK is essential for this role.


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, Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining, Automotive and Chemicals sectors worldwide.With more than 100 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.