Lifting & Mechanical handling Technical Authority

Permanent | Aberdeen, SCOTLAND | 2 months

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Permanent
Aberdeen

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Amec Foster Wheeler, a recent winner of the Glassdoor Employees' Choice Award for 'Best Place to Work in 2016 - UK Category’, is currently recruiting for a Lifting & Mechanical handling Technical Authority to be based in Aberdeen.

 

To assure the safety, legal compliance and quality of rigging & lifting operations within the Asset Support Function through the implementation and by continuous improvement of performance standards, procedures, guidance, training and workforce capability & competence.


  • To assure the application of consistent, safe and legally compliant rigging & lifting practices across regional operations.

  • To support the recruitment & development of a suitable and competent workforce capable of executing rigging & lifting operations.

  • To identify and implement improvements in the technical quality and content of performance standards and procedural guidance related to rigging & lifting operations.

  • To improve the quality of planning, risk assessment and execution of rigging & lifting operations in the region.

  • To review and update processes and procedures applicable to rigging & lifting operations

  •  To establish and maintain consistent and legally compliant performance standards and technical guidance for the execution of rigging & lifting operations in the region.

  • To identify and monitor safety critcal elements (SCE's) applicable to rigging and lifting operations withinin the region ensuring performance against these is of a high standard.

  • To establish and maintain consistent and legally compliant performance standards and technical guidance for the recruitment, development and retention of rigging & lifting operatives in the region.

  • To advise HR and projects on the recruitment, selection, training and competency assurance of rigging & lifting operatives.

  • To support projects in the planning, risk assessment and execution of critical rigging & lifting operations.

  • To support & participate in audit processes of applicable rigging and lifting performance standards, SCE's and procedures.

  • To support supply chain in technical specification of sub-contract scopes of services as required.

  • To support proposals in providing specialist technical support input to bids.

  • Participation in industry initiatives as required.

  • Interfacing with regulatory and independent verification bodies as required.

  • Input into FEED workscope.

  • Contribute to the review of operational and engineering standards applicable to rigging and lifting.

 


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  • Appropriate documented evidence confirming the trade.
  • NVQ3 Minimum in rigging and lifting Operations or OPITO Stage 3/4 Rigger assessment or equivalent recognised qualification.
  • Recognised industry qualification (i.e.: C&G, ONC etc) with significant practical experience of supervision of rigging and lifting operations in a construction and maintenance environment offshore.
  • Recognised training in Assessment / Internal audit with relevant practical experience in assessment/audit delivery
  • Approved LOLER Competent Person / Appointed Person qualification within a recognised industry or client scheme of control and verification
  • Significant knowledge and experience in rigging and lifting operations and associated procedural / legislative requirements within the oil and gas industry.
  • Development and implementation of performance standards, procedures and technical guidance notes.
  • Identification and performance monitoring of safety critical elements (SCE’s) applicable to rigging and lifting operations
  • Technical audit of performance standards, procedures and SCE’s
  • Planning, risk assessment and execution of rigging & lifting operations in oil & gas construction environment
  • Planning, risk assessment and execution of rigging & lifting operations in oil & gas production environment
  • Supervision of RIGGING & LIFTING operations in the offshore oil & gas environment
  • Assessment of RIGGING & LIFTING operatives in a competency assurance environment based on objective assessment principles.
  • Industry and regulatory liaison on rigging & lifting operations
  • Incident investigation and root cause analysis
  • Comprehensive knowledge of rigging & lifting operational techniques, regulatory /legislative requirements and planning methods
  • Good planning and risk assessment skills
  • Good communication and documentation 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
  • Demonstrate safety awareness and show a duty of care for others working with and around them.

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We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

 


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