Principal Rotating Equipment Engineer

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North America


Trinidad and Tobago

Work type

Full Time

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Date published

16 September 2020

Date closing

25 September 2020 at 00:00 GMT

About BHP

At BHP we support our people to grow, learn, develop their skills and reach their potential. With a global portfolio of operations, we offer a diverse and inclusive environment with extraordinary career opportunities.  Our strategy is to focus on creating a safe work environment where our employees feel strongly connected to our values and objectives, and where the capability of our people is key to our success. Come and be a part of this success.

About the role

BHP Petroleum, Inc.’s purpose is to bring people and resources together to build a better world. BHP does this through BHP’s strategy: to have the best capabilities, best commodities and best assets, to create long-term value and high returns. This position will provide machinery expertise and operational support in order to facilitate safe, reliable, and cost effective operation of the rotating equipment on the TTPU offshore oil and gas production platform and the Onshore Oil receiving Terminal. This position is a grade 11 role.In this role you will be responsible for:

  • An overriding commitment to health, safety, environmental responsibility and sustainable development. Implementing the HSEC Management System to ensure compliance. 
  • Delivering quality control and assurance to achieve asset integrity

  • Providing reliability support to the Field Operations team to meet the goals as outlined in the Business Plan and associated KPIs.
  • Implementing continuous improvement initiatives through re-engineering systems and process re-design using project management methodology.

Cost Management
  • Delivering authorized OPEX and, where appropriate, CAPEX budgets.
  • Implementing cost management initiatives toward achieving greater effectiveness and efficiency

  • Working with peers within the BHPB Surface Engineering Team to achieve a multi-disciplined approach to problem solving and to achieve or better production objectives.
  • Developing core in-house engineering skills and abilities to foster career growth and development.
Core Roles & Responsibilities
  • Deliver optimized solutions for any issues relating to rotating and associated equipment based on cost, reliability, and operability.
  • Mentor Junior Engineers and Mtce technicians in the Rotating equipment field.
  • Participate in HAZID and HAZOP sessions and participate in peer reviews.
  • Manage lube oil sampling and evaluation including, sampling frequencies, sample analysis criteria, and oil sample analysis evaluation/review
  • Manage rotating equipment condition monitoring via online monitoring of all telemetry via PI or vendor provided online systems.
  • Conduct analysis of all vibration data via online tools such as System1 or from third party manual data collection.
  • Review and analyse failure history relating to rotating equipment via work management systems such as SAP.
  • Review and update maintenance plans relating to rotating equipment.
  • Coordinate and manage major rotating equipment maintenance.
  • Review stocking strategies for spare parts required for optimal rotating equipment uptime.
  • Lead regular meetings on rotating equipment reliability and ongoing issues with relevant personnel.
  • Provide written reports to leadership and relevant personnel on the status and ongoing work relating to rotating equipment.
  • Perform Root Cause Analysis (RCA) on major rotating equipment failures including inspection of failed components.
  • Identify opportunities for projects to improve reliability and implement/manage Management of Change (MOC) projects.
  • Create training on relevant subjects for operations and maintenance personnel.
  • Conduct site visits to vendor locations for purposes of failure identification and Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT).
  • Interface with other Asset Teams to share and leverage collective knowledge related of offshore oil and gas rotating equipment.
  • Reviewing the facility’s input toward identifying Facility Lifecycle Plan activities.
  • Implementing a performance improvement plan to continuously improve the cost effectiveness of plant, equipment, vendors and contractors.
  • Keeping abreast of related reliability engineering technology and, where appropriate, encourage the use of relevant, new technologies and ideas on BHP facilities
  • Development of Reliability reports for all of PU rotating assets and issue reports on a monthly basis.
  • Champion the PU initiatives for improving reliability in turbo Machinery and balance of plant equipment.
  • Participating in the development of engineering elements of field operations maintenance related training programs and assessment of relevant Operations Technicians.

About You

  • Bachelor degree in a relevant Engineering or Science discipline required.
  • Professional qualifications and related training.
  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience in the upstream oil and gas industry, including construction, operations, and maintenance experience.
  • Experienced in offshore oil and gas upstream operations.
  • Familiar with relevant rotating equipment standards and codes.
  • Experience with engineering QA/QC processes.
  • Knowledge and proficiency in RCM and reliability concepts.
  • Knowledge of Lube oil analysis.
  • Knowledge and proficiency in Vibration analysis

Supporting a diverse workforce

At BHP, we recognise that we are strengthened by diversity. We are committed to providing a work environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect. We are an Equal Opportunity employer and we encourage applications from women and Indigenous people. We know there are many aspects of our employees’ lives that are important, and work is only one of these, so we offer benefits to enable your work to fit with your life.  These benefits include flexible working options, a generous paid parental leave policy, other extended leave entitlements and parent rooms.  ImportantThe safety of BHP’s people and our candidates is our number one priority. Due to the unfolding circumstances of COVID-19 and the Government regulations in place to deal with the pandemic,   your working location and/or roster as advertised in this advert may be temporarily subject to change whilst the government regulations are in place. This is to ensure the health safety of our workforce, and to implement effective social distancing measures.  These changes if applicable will be discussed at screening and interview stage. 
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