Senior Operations Technician





Job Description

Our Client, a leading operator have an immediate requirement for a Senior Operations Technician. This is an Offshore requirement for a duration of 12 months

The Senior Operations Technician is a member of the Offshore Operations and Maintenance Team reporting directly to the Production Team Lead with responsibility to operate a wide range of offshore process and utilities equipment and systems working safely and in strict compliance with Company and regulatory requirements. Equipment covered includes oil and gas production systems, wells, water injection, power generation, fire and gas systems and platform utilities.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Responsible for the supervision of specific work-scopes, to ensure that the requirements of the Control of Work (ISSOW) system are fully complied-with
  • Responsible for review and countersignature of all WCCs in their area of responsibility
  • To demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the specific signatory roles and responsibilities defined in ISSOW (such as Performing Authority, Isolating Authority, Area Authority Delegate, RPE, TCI and Department Head) and accept the responsibilities of such, when acting in such role
  • Performs task risk assessments using Toolbox Talk (Dynamic Risk Review), level 1 and level 2 techniques ensuring residual risk is As Low As Reasonably Practicable (ALARP).
  • Ensure level 2 TRA is conducted with PA and relevant Area Authority Delegate in the team.
  • Perform ISSOW audits as directed by the asset HSE plan and ensure that SMART actions are raised and completed
  • Demonstrate personal leadership and exemplary safety behaviours at all times ensuring that Safety Rules expectations are communicated and maintained
  • Ensure compliance with key policies and procedures by completing all assigned actions detailed in the offshore HSE plan
  • Participate in hazard analysis and incident investigation as requested by the OIM
  • Has awareness of the platforms major risks and ongoing operational risks
  • Complete at least one WCC or ICC audit within the ISSOW system per trip offshore
  • Act as a member of the Emergency Control team for Fire team as appropriate
  • Ensure all plant operations are conducted with due regard to Client Procedures and Standards
  • Ensure all operations are conducted with regard to Plant shutdown avoidance
  • Identify opportunities to enhance production through modifications, procedural review and defect elimination
  • Carry responsibilities of Production Technician Area Ownership as identified in platform HSE plan
  • Identify opportunities to enhance production through production efficiency measures, procedural review and defect elimination
  • Provide operational input into Shutdown activities
  • Ensure jobs are raised in Maximo to address all known defects. Order all required materials and where appropriate feed the job into the plan
  • Monitors/controls hydrocarbon flows and plant conditions, reports malfunctions and makes recommendations on/carries out necessary adjustments
  • Prepares plant/equipment for maintenance work, undertakes re-commissioning/re-start activities
  • Ensures field and plant flows are maintained to platform requirements and specifications
  • Controls and monitors plant operations, identifies abnormal situations and takes appropriate actions
  • Maintains awareness of production targets and ensures these are met
  • Carries out site checks and gas checks prior to commencing work
  • Undertakes first-line maintenance, as required
  • Carries out process system sampling, plant inspections, isolations, gas tests & chemical injection
  • Ensures all production reporting requirements are carried out
  • Undertakes dedicated emergency response duties

Qualifications/Experience required:

  • Valid Medical Certificate
  • Offshore Survival Training Certificate
  • NVQ/SVQ Level 3 certification or equivalent
  • HNC/HND in a relevant discipline e.g. mechanical, hydrocarbon operations
  • Recognised Trade Apprenticeship
  • POL (OPITO) modules/certification
  • Practical knowledge and experience of offshore production, process and utilities systems operations
  • Proven ability to meet the requirements of the platform Competency Assessment Programme
  • Fully familiar with permit to work systems, isolation procedures and safety management systems
  • Ability to interpret/mark-up technical drawings
  • Experience as Area Authority/ Authorised Person
  • Experience of working in brown-field operations
  • Proficient in the use of IT systems – Maximo, ISSOW, etc.


If you are interested in this role, please email your CV along with a cover letter to
Deebridge House
4 Leggart Terrace
Aberdeen AB12 5TX
Telephone: +44 (0) 1224 211211
Part of the Sword Group
Deebridge House
4 Leggart Terrace
Aberdeen AB12 5TX
Telephone: +44 (0) 1224 211211
Part of the Sword Group