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The Technical Authority (TA) will act as the senior engineer for Control and Instrumentation within the companies operations and the role holder will have particular focus on Functional Safety. They will ensure engineering risks are managed and assures adherence to sound engineering practices, standards and processes across all operations related to their discipline. TA duties will occupy approximately half of the role holders time. Remaining time will be used to support the companies operations, capital projects and / or the companies Engineering Consultancy. Provide a range of technically acceptable alternatives and risk and value assessments to support the business achieve its objectives related to their discipline. Responsible for establishing and maintaining required group level discipline engineering practices, standards and processes which will be incorporated within the Company Operating System. Provide discipline engineering verification of studies, projects and modifications. Ensure appropriate performance standards are established and maintained by assets/sites for safety critical equipment with approval of any deviations and maintenance deferrals. Support the EA in establish and maintaining a process and schedule to verify compliance with group engineering practices, standards and processes related to their discipline. Support the EA in monitoring the health of the discipline engineering capability in the organisation and may lead and provide guidance to their discipline network. Major Duties The major duties include: ” Provide leadership to the Control & Instrumentation engineering discipline, including Functional Safety, to ensure engineering related risks to people, the environment, plant and the business are understood and managed systematically and effectively across the company’s operations and projects. ” Work effectively and positively with all company employees and contractors to promote a positive safety culture and high awareness of process safety. ” Monitor the health of the discipline engineering capability across the company and support the necessary resourcing and development of engineering staff. ” Resource competent 3rd party contract support for technical assurance and other activities related to their discipline as required. ” Establish and maintain required discipline engineering practices, standards and processes in line with legislative requirements and good engineering practice. These will be corporate ‘level 2’ documents within the the Company Operating System. ” Lead a cross the companies discipline engineering network to ensure sharing of best practice and alignment across the discipline. ” Provide, through the discipline network, guidance and support as required to enable the sites to establish and maintain site specific (level 3+) discipline engineering practices, standards and processes. ” Provide, when required, suitable and sufficient discipline engineering verification for studies, projects and modifications and provide technical assurance as required to operations. ” Lead assurance activities related to their discipline concerning compliance with level 2 engineering practices, standards and processes. Monitor audit conclusions for wider group learning and follow-up actions. Participate in other audit or assurance activities as requested by the EA ” Develop performance indicators for the operating sites through which the risk from a failure related to the discipline can be flagged. ” Participate in reviews and root cause analysis for incidents or serious near miss events. ” Provide discipline engineering guidance and mentoring as required and support the competence development for the sites discipline engineers. ” Define performance standards for safety critical equipment. ” Review and endorse deviations from a performance standard for safety critical elements. ” Review and approve maintenance deferrals for safety critical equipment. ” Positively represent the company at internal and external forums requiring discipline Engineering Authority presence. To provide positive contributions and incorporate wider best practice and learning into the company discipline engineering practices, standards and processes. Qualifications ” Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in relevant ” Engineering discipline is required (e.g. Instrumentation and Control, Electrical and Electronic, Control and Electrical Engineering). ” Chartered or equivalent status (e.g. MIET, InstMC)TUV Rhineland approved Functional ” Safety Engineer ” InstMC Registered Functional Safety Engineer Qualification Experience ” Considerable work experience in regulated, high hazard industries (e.g. Oil & Gas exploration and production, oil refining, gas processing chemicals manufacturing or power generation). ” Broad experience across the functional safety lifecycle and alarm management ” Broad Experience of instrumentation, fire and gas systems, and control loops, BPCS, metering. ” Experience of regulatory compliance and adherence to engineering standards ” Project engineer experience. ” Experience in specification and design of safety systems Knowledge & application of: ” COMAH ECI Guidance ” BS EN 61511 (Functional safety) ” BS EN 62061 (machinery safety ) ” EEMUA 191 (Alarm Management) ” Functional Safety Lifecycle ” HAZOP ” LOPA ” Safety requirement specification ” Risk reduction model / Safety Integrity Levels ” Design to achieve a target PFD ” Proof testing and inspection of SIFs ” Management of Change for SIFs ” Familiarity with BPCS and high integrity systems.

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