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SPECIALIST, INTEGRITY ASSURANCE (PIPELINE)

Job Description and Requirements

Job Description:
Key Accountabilities:

  • Ensure adoption and implementation of the pipelines integrity management elements are applied to the satisfaction of the Company requirements.
  • Ensure pipeline activities at different engineering and operation stages are met and compliance with the best international codes/standards and Company's procedures/specifications.
  • Lead and participates in developing the internal and external random verification compliance cross-check program related to the planned pipelines integrity issues.
  • Raise preventative and corrective action for the nonconformity findings via company's proper channel and procedures.
  • Coordinate with the engineering business units on the current executed major projects and ensure contractors are adhering and comply with the company specifications starting from engineering design concept /procurement/construction and until final commission of the project.
  • Coordinates with other business units e.g.: Operations, Engineering& Major Projects to identify any gaps or shortfall in engineering process and provide suitable recommendations. Ensure the effectiveness of corrective action taken by stake holders, conduct follow up audit to determine the close out of action plan.
  • Conduct regular and random site verification spot check on the contractors' construction yards for evaluating contractor's performance. Gaps and deficiencies in the system shall be reported to the concerned parties for necessary corrective action.
  • Conduct compliance verification spot check on selected critical intelligent pigging projects. Gaps and deficiency should be reported to the concerned end user.
  • Conduct random compliance verification spot check on selected critical pipelines to ensure that proper mechanical pigging runs performed as per pipeline dewatering plan and the outcome of the pigs analyzed.
  • Provide compliance road map and guidance to engineering and operational assets to prepare them for regulatory compliance verification cross check and inspections as necessary. Ensure inclusion and prioritizing of high criticality pipelines. Continuously update plan to accommodate for ad hoc investigation requests
  • Ensure reported noncompliance findings actioned and corrected by end user within the agreed target date.
  • Conduct field visits to ensure agreed actions are implemented on within the time frame and in a manner that satisfied contracted conditions, company regulations and international standards. Update concerned management on progress of corrective action.
  • Submission of periodic reports of pipeline related assurance activities in a timely and accurate manner. The report shall include key activities and the compliance findings.
  • Conduct random compliance verification cross-check on the procured pipelines materials.
  • Ensures that Integrity standards, specifications, manuals, and systems for pipelines are developed and maintained up to date.
  • Summarizes compliance issues and communicate any matter deemed as a potential risk or weakness to supervisor. Make recommendations to improve compliance;
  • Participates in pipelines investigation assignments as and when required and maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Participates in the development and training of department members with emphasis on integrating UAE national employees. This shall include assessing employees' in developing training programs, monitor his performance and counsel trainees on alternative career paths and job profiles with his qualification and interest.
  • Understands and promotes the company's health, safety & environmental policy and objectives; performs work in accordance with the company's established rules, regulations and approved procedures; intervenes to stop unsafe acts and practices; and is accountable for the well-being and safety of own self and others, including all contracted labor force –unskilled, semiskilled, and skilled.
  • Enforcing contractors to compliance with pipeline safety regulations and Company standards, procedures. The work shall be performed in accordance with the company's established rules, regulations and approved procedures.
  • Responsible for evaluating and providing appropriate technical guidance on all pipeline compliance requests.
  • Works with business unit leaders to increase the awareness level of the pipeline integrity compliance program;

Job Requirements                          
Supervision

  • Plan, supervise and coordinate all activities in the assigned area to meet functional objectives.
  • Train and develop the assigned staff on relevant skills to enable them to become proficient on the job and deliver the respective section objectives.

Budgets

  • Provide input for preparation of the Department/ Section budgets and assist in the implementation of the approved Budget and work plans to deliver Section objectives.
  • Investigate and highlight any significant variances to support effective performance and cost control.

Policies, Systems, Processes & Procedures

  • Implement approved Department / Section policies, processes, systems, standards and procedures in order to support execution of the Department / Section's work programs in line with Company and International standards.
  • Comply with all applicable legislation and legal regulations.

Performance Management

  • Contribute to the achievement of the approved Performance Objectives for the Department /Section in line with the Company Performance framework.
  • Innovation and Continuous Improvement
  • Design and implement new tools and techniques to improve the quality and efficiency of   operational processes.
  • Identify improvements in internal processes against best practices in pursuit of greater efficiency in line with ISO standards in order to define intelligent solutions for issues confronting the function.
  • Health, Safety, Environment (HSE) and Sustainability
  • Comply with relevant HSE policies, procedures & controls and applicable legislation and sustainability guidelines in line with international standards, best practices and Company Code of Practices

Reports

  • Provide details compliance report for each verified task and advise the concerned parties with the findings and recommended corrective action. Updated findings tracking system shall be delivered to the concerned EMT management on regular basis for necessary action.


Qualifications, experience, knowledge & skills:
Minimum Qualification

  • B.Sc. in an Engineering discipline.
  • ISO 9001 lead auditor- preferable.


Minimum Experience & Knowledge:
Minimum 15 years' experience in Integrity Management, Engineering Projects, Corrosion and Integrity Management Systems, Pipeline Corrosion and Inspection. Experience in quality auditing. Experience/certified by ISO 9001 & 14001 are preferred.

Skills:

  • Have strong written and oral communication skills
  • Be analytical, independent, and self-motivated
  • Be flexible, and capable of multi-tasking
  • Strong co-ordination and facilitation work
  • Well versed with international standards like ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ASME, API, BS & NACE etc.
  • Strong knowledge of Integrity Management issues related to pipelines.
  • Strong knowledge of Quality Management &Control Systems.
  • Well versed with audit skills, joint review…etc.
  • Experience in failure mode and effect analysis, with a solid understanding of failure mechanisms
  • Experience in troubleshooting, analyzing and resolving engineering problems independently
  • Effective communication and ability to write technical reports
  • Knowledge of international codes and standards, procedures, and specifications
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent oral and written English.

Technical competencies:

  • Technical strength in integrity management system.
  • Expert knowledge in pipeline integrity management system.
  • Expert in conducting technical audits.
  • Strong knowledge in process of project managements.
  • Wide experience in pipeline corrosion inspection and pipelines risk assessments.
  • Wide knowledge in material selection and welding process.
  • Competent in the use of PC and relevant engineering computer software applications such as MAXIMO.
  • Comprehensive understanding of HSE and other regulatory compliance requirements