Senior Mechanical Technician at Statoil U.K Limited – Scotland

Statoil is an international energy company with operations in 35 countries. Building on 40 years of experience from oil and gas production on the Norwegian continental shelf, we are committed to accommodating the world’s energy needs in a responsible manner, applying technology and creating innovative business solutions. We are headquartered in Norway with approx. 21,000 employees worldwide, and are listed on the New York and Oslo stock exchanges.

Job Details:

Job title:   Senior Mechanical Technician

Location:   Aberdeen, Scotland

Job description:

  • Operational support to project (within own discipline and competency)
  • Represent Operations within the Project organisation in South Korea (if required)
  • Provide Operational input and experience to the Project team
  • Participate in construction and commissioning activities
  • Participate in HAZOP/HAZID/RFSU (Ready for Start-up)
  • Ensure that any deviations to Operations Requirements are properly handled through the change management system
  • Continuous focus on identifying and handling risks concerning operation
  • Ensure experience transfer from other similar projects
  • Ensure that all operational requirements are followed and understood by all parties (Statoil and contractors)
  • Ensure essential maintenance is carried out during post commissioning and handover of plant and equipment
  • Preparation for operation:
  • Support all activities described in the Pre-Operations plan for example:
  • Assist in developing company procedures to ensure compliance with Performance Standards and Industry Standards
  • Assess Technician’s competency to work on rotating equipment; including specialist equipment packages e.g. Gas Turbines, Gas Compression and HV/LV Pumps.
  • Review and maintain registers of mechanically authorised personnel
  • Help establish Operational Systems, Processes and Procedures for Production and Utility systems (System and Operating documents)
  • Assist with establishing the Maintenance Management System
  • Perform verifications of start-up procedures
  • Help develop Integrated Operations systems
  • Offshore Duties and Responsibilities during Operations phase: The Senior Mechanical Technician reports to the Production Supervisor and is responsible for:
  • Leadership and Emergency Response Duties
  • Deputise for the Maintenance and Modifications Supervisor when required, including Emergency Response Duties
  • Actively support Statoil commitment to safety and environmental protection and to minimise emissions and uncontrolled releases to the atmosphere
  • Carry out Emergency Response duties as detailed in the company Emergency Response Procedure’s
  • To be intimately aware of their responsibilities within the Emergency Response Procedures Manual
  • Demonstrate a pro-active role in identifying safety improvements
  • Participation in and close-out of accident/incident investigations
  • Develop company procedures to ensure compliance with Performance Standards and Industry Standards
  • Assess Technician’s competency to authorise work on rotating equipment in line with Statoil procedures
  • Review and maintain registers of mechanically competent personnel e.g. Bolting & Torquing, Rigging
  • Monitor performed work by subordinates and allocated contract vendor and to take ownership for the continuous development of personnel in relation to technical expertise and knowledge
  • Inform Maintenance and Modifications Supervisor on progress and status of on-going maintenance work
  • Technical Duties
  • Ensure Plant and Equipment is fully compliant with Performance Standards
  • Develop and control third party equipment register and portable equipment register
  • Report immediately any identified unsafe acts or conditions to line supervisor
  • Attend HAZANs, risk analysis, procedure reviews and audits as requested
  • Assist with the planning and coordination for all maintenance and repair work ensuring that technician productivity is maximised and that work on major equipment is aligned with other disciplines
  • Maintain a strong focus on production optimisation and equipment reliability
  • Responsible for ensuring all safety requirements, work permits and equipment isolations/inhibits are in place prior to work commencing and complete all necessary documentation to record the task undertaken
  • Ensure reported defect or breakdown is investigated; identifying any spares required/consumed and record all findings to a standard suitable for input to the Computerised Maintenance Management System (SAP)
  • Assist and work closely with specialised vendors who visit the platform, ensure that all tasks are completed correctly and safely, also ensure that a site report is written and all work (both routine and corrective) is recorded to a standard suitable for input to the Computerised Maintenance Management System (SAP)
  • Provide coaching and support toward the development Maintenance team utilising the appraisal process
  • Assist and work with other disciplines when required
  • Liaise with onshore support Engineers for resolution on Technical issues
  • Participate in the maintenance planning and ensuring pm compliance targets are met
  • Review and discuss all completed and on-going tasks and permits during shift handovers
  • Share and adopt best practices across the company
  • Demonstrate a large amount of flexibility in relation to work allocation
  • Assist with the resolution of operational problems, including providing input into plant trip/upset reports, and equipment failure root cause analysis
  • Operation, monitoring and trouble shooting on all Mechanical Equipment, including Power Generation
  • Carry out minor installation work and modifications to facilities and equipment in the domain of a skilled Mechanical Technician
  • Daily inspection, testing and optimization of equipment in accordance with weekly routines
  • Performance of Planned Maintenance Routines mechanical equipment
  • Onshore Duties and Responsibilities during Onshore period: The onshore Senior Mechanical Technician reports directly to the Onshore Production Supervisor
  • Support the Offshore Operation & Maintenance Team in terms of administration workload
  • Active involvement in preparation and planning for shutdowns and any campaign work scopes
  • Plan the Maintenance management of assigned production (business) and safety critical maintenance
  • Quality assurance of operational plans, including capacity
  • Continuously attempt to improve the Asset production performance


  • Extensive operational experience
  • An Engineering Degree, HNC/ONC is preferable but not essential
  • Hold valid ECITB Certification for Mechanical Joint Integrity (TMJI 10,11,18,19,20)

Personal qualities:

  • High focus on HSE, ethics and Statoil values
  • Co-operative and enjoys working in project teams whilst able to work independently
  • Able to work within multidisciplinary teams and across organisational boundaries
  • Identifies closely with Statoil’s values: courageous, open, hands-on and caring
  • Delivers high quality work under tight deadlines
  • Ability to seek creative win-win solutions
  • Ability to develop trust, respect and team work within and outside own unit
  • Good communication, interpersonal and cross cultural skills

    We offer competitive salaries, a general bonus scheme, good pension and insurance schemes and a comprehensive welfare package. Statoil wants to ensure diversity in terms of gender, age and culture.

    Make sure that we are able to give your application consideration: Please attach copies of your diplomas, certificates and grades in English or Norwegian (or another Scandinavian language). Applications submitted without such attachments will unfortunately not be evaluated. If you are in the process of completing a degree, please upload an official temporary transcript or other document describing subjects and grades completed to this point.

    Our values are to be courageous, open, hands-on and caring. We believe in these qualities, which are essential for building an even stronger Statoil. If you can identify with them, you could be the one to strengthen our team.

    Candidates are expected to openly offer all relevant information about themselves during the recruitment process.

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