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Lifting & Mechanical handling technical Authority

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Energy, Oil & Gas
  • Discipline: Construction, Completion & Commissioning
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job reference: 2017-9028_1507301106

Job Description

AFW Oil & Gas UK 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.

Role Requirements

  • 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.

Qualifications/Experience

  • 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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