Structural Engineer Decommissioning in Norwich, Norfolk, United Kingdom

The Role:
This is a great opportunity to work as part of our Decommissioning Team based in Norwich where you will report directly to the Lead Decommissioning Engineer (Platform Dismantlement).

This position is responsible for the engineering of dismantling operations of offshore platforms as well as assist in the preparation and removal of major onshore and subsea items.
The successful candidate will develop and maintain close working relationships with onshore and offshore teams in the definition and delivery of this work.

You will be responsible for the technical review and approval of detailed engineering reports, calculation, removal procedures, manuals, method statements, and quality procedures/plans. You will be required to liaise with inter-disciplinary contractors, ranging from; heavy lift contractors, engineering, technical safety, and environmental, and marine warranty assurance services contractors on reviews, inspections, and approvals of project documentation.
You must be able to plan and organise your work, be self-motivated and a good communicator.

Key responsibilities include
 Ensure compliance with all health, safety and environmental legislation and best practice for all aspects of his work
 Define preparation works required to prepare PF ahead of dismantlement and support the implementation of the plan with the offshore combined operations management team and the decommissioning Topsides & Pipelines team.
 Implement the management of change (MOC) process for all relevant activities.
 Assess potential use of alternative technologies in order to reduce decommissioning costs.
 Manage contractors where required & provide operational interface to operations as necessary
 Carry out cost estimates for forthcoming decommissioning projects
 Support development of AFE documentation for decommissioning projects
 Support the tendering process and review of proposals for relevant works in order to recommend most suitable contractors
 Review and validate lifting analysis, global temporary in-place analysis, motion & transport analysis, sea fastening design, towing and anchoring analysis in line with appropriate codes and standards
 Review initial installation documents, including; topside and jackets weights, in-service history and modifications (major and minor), review manufacturer data sheets, plot plans, and offshore weight verification surveys.
 Review topside and jacket annual integrity reports, and inspection reports for the installations to be decommissioned, liaise with the integrity department to identify structural anomalies and establish the current integrity condition of the installations.
 Perform installations weight reviews, COG assessment, heavy lift vessel screening, develop lifting concepts, and removal methodologies.
 Define, lead and coordinate offshore inspections (VI, UT, RT, MPI, and ECI) for dismantlement scope.
 Oversee structural decommissioning support contractors’ performance, scope, quality of service and value for money.
 Set design briefs, work scopes and reviews of detailed engineering
 Participate in HIRAs and dismantling/marine operation kick-off meetings.
 Assist with marine warranty services scopes and operation
Safety Critical Tasks
 Recognition of Defects & Anomolies Ability to identify integrity threats to allow appropriate inspection and repair plans to be developed to manage any anticipated defects that could occur within your allocated discipline.

Experience/Qualifications
 Degree level qualified in Civil/Structural/Mechanical Engineering with a minimum of 5 years’ experience working as a structural engineer in the O&G, renewables or marine engineering sector. Working towards professional membership of an appropriate institute (ICE, IStructE) would be advantageous, as would Chartered Engineer Status.
 Ideally proven experience as a Structural Engineer dealing with structural integrity, and decommissioning of mature offshore fixed platforms together with a good grounding in the application of API (RP2A)DNV, Germanischer Lloyd (GL), DNVGL, NORSOK, Noble Denton and API (RP2A).

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

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