Mechanical Technician Authority - Oil & Gas

Mechanical Technician Authority - Oil & Gas

Job Title: Mechanical Technician Authority - Oil & Gas
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Aberdeen, Scotland
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BHMechTechAuth_1518714163
Contact Name: Daniel Grosvenor
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 15, 2018 17:02

Job Description

Mechanical Technical Authority - Oil & Gas

Aberdeen OR Middlesbrough

Competitive Salary & Benefits


Mechanical engineering is a broad field including, but not limited to, pressure containment, storage tanks, rotating equipment, civils and structures. The Mechanical Technical Authority will ensure engineering risks are managed and will assure adherence to sound engineering practices, standards and processes across all operations related to their discipline.

Roles & Responsibilities

Reporting directly to the Site Development Director, as Mechanical Technician Authority, you will be responsible for:

  • Provide leadership to the Mechanical engineering discipline, to ensure engineering related risks to people, the environment, plant and the business are understood and managed systematically and effectively across company operations and projects.
  • Monitor the health of the discipline engineering capability across the company and support the necessary resourcing and development of engineering staff.
  • Establish and maintain required discipline engineering practices, standards and processes in line with legislative requirements and good engineering practice. These will be corporate 'level 2' documents within the Company Operating System.
  • Provide, when required, suitable and sufficient discipline engineering verification for studies, projects and modifications and provide technical assurance as required to operations.
  • Lead assurance activities related to their discipline concerning compliance with engineering practices, standards and processes. Monitor audit conclusions for wider group learning and follow-up actions. Participate in other audit or assurance activities as requested by the EA
  • Review and approve maintenance deferrals for safety critical equipment.

Skills & Qualifications

We are looking for someone with the following:

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in Mechanical Engineering discipline, ideally with a Chartered or equivalent status (IMechE, CEng)
  • NEBSOH in Health & Safety
  • Considerable work experience in regulated, high hazard industries (e.g. Oil & Gas exploration and production, oil refining, gas processing chemicals manufacturing or power generation).
  • Broad experience across mechanical engineering fields including pressure containment (vessels, pipework), storage tanks and rotating equipment including Gas & Steam Turbines
  • Knowledge of PUWER, PSSR, LOLER, HAZOP, CDM, COMAH regulations

Salary & Package

What's on offer for this exciting role:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Excellent benefits package
  • Expenses for travel

If you are interested in this position, please send a CV and Cover Letter to or ring 02392 288 286 and ask to speak to Dan Grosvenor who can tell you more.

Astute Technical Recruitment Limited are acting as an employment agency in relation to this vacancy. We do not discriminate on the grounds of age, race, gender, disability, creed or sexual orientation and comply with all relevant UK legislation. We encourage applications from individuals from all backgrounds but candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to work in the UK and Europe. We endeavour to get back to everyone, however, if you have not heard anything after 7 days, please consider your application unsuccessful.