About this role
- Ensures team members have a clear understanding of the overall strategy, business drivers and priorities of the decommissioning project
- Develops project plans including removal engineering / design / procurement, fabrication, vendor mobilisation, offshore deconstruction and decommissioning
- Manages the interface and communication processes between parties on all project activities
- Ensures changes to technical specifications are risk assessed, managed and appropriately captured in engineering and related documentation
- Manages project budgets/costs and provides regular cost reports
- Reviews work schedules/plans, identifies opportunities to improve performance, reduce costs, maximise use of resources, etc.
- Ensures all activities are in line with industry and company engineering standards
- Makes offshore and onshore site visits to check on progress
- Reports any breaches of safety procedures to supervision / management
- Actively participates in and promotes company health and safety campaigns, policies and procedures, and ensures personal safety and that of colleagues at all times
In the industry
Major large-scale decommissioning projects are still relatively new to the UK oil and gas industry. As a result, the discipline of Decommissioning Engineer is still evolving, however it is very clear that this role will become an increasing specialism within the industry. They will increasingly be found in a variety of organisations including the Operators who own or manage production installations, major Engineering Contractors, Drilling Contractors, engineering consultancies and specialist service companies.