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Staff Engineer, Mechanical Rotating (Based in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah) / Malaysia

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Location: Sabah, Malaysia
Salary:Market related

Position Summary


To provide technical equipment engineering advice and support to offshore operations (Ops), onshore discipline & maintenance engineers, and production engineering teams. Develop and optimize maintenance strategy and program in accordance with business objectives and KPI, as well as providing short to long-term strategies and plans to continuously improve reliability and availability to ensure rotating equipment ops maintenance activities are executed in a safe, timely and cost-effective manner. Responsible as the Technical Authority for rotating equipment and turbomachinery ops and maintenance.


Principle Accountabilities



a) Responsible for HSSE and Regulatory Compliance within their relevant discipline to provide leadership support to achieve goal zero for the organization.

b) Ensures HSSE issues are given primary consideration in all activities undertaken within area of responsibility, based on the ALARP principle.

c) Maintain technical assurance for SCE and Process Safety items concerning the discipline.

d) Actively support and provide technical know-how in technical studies and failure investigations, Process and Instrument diagram reviews, Safety Integrity Level (SIL) assessments and HAZOP's etc.

e) Ensure surveillance audits are conducted on SCE related PMs to ensure the assurance task as per the Performance Standard are met.

f) Ensure verification tasks are completed as required by the SCE Performance Standard.


2. Accountability

a) Be accountable as the Technical Authority, for all rotating equipment on the facilities and analyze and approve deviations from standards and practices, as required.

b) Owns Rotating Equipment Engineering as Subject Matter Expert (SME) and act as the primary source of knowledge, techniques and expertise within the area to provide professional and technical insight for design, engineering, and complex troubleshooting activities.

c) Develops and manages the delivery of technical excellence within Rotating Equipment Engineering, and liaises with engineers, leads and senior managers within maintenance and ops to develop and strengthen assurance processes to ensure uninterrupted plant operation.

d) Provide recommendations, steer & direction to contractors, maintenance team and offshore personnel regarding mechanical rotating equipment O&M management to optimize equipment and associated machinery usage to the assets.

e) Executable rotating equipment tasks and targets based on optimization of costs and available resources.

f) Facilitate/lead/participate any incident or defect elimination investigation according to defined methodologies with the relevant teams.

g) Accountable for review and update of performance standard sections related to rotating equipment.

h) Strategize optimum engineering & maintenance methodologies for effective medium and long-term life and performance.

i) Provide assurance for regulatory and industry compliance

j) Provision of support that will be multidisciplinary in nature

k) Responsible to assess condition of rotating equipment based on baseline developed earlier, and lessons learns from other plants/site through LFI

l) Carries out Troubleshooting/Inspection to establish root causes of failure (RCFA) and prepare Corrective Maintenance plans/options

m) Proposes and develops in cooperation with Maintenance/Reliability Group reliability and safety improvement projects for the asset

n) Recommends design upgrades of rotating equipment and systems as required to improve Asset Integrity

o) Establish FMEA and maintenance strategy and conduct continuous improvement program, facilitate Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM) exercise, oversee continuous KPI monitoring and reporting methods

p) Responsible to review and provide assurance scopes for turbomachinery and critical equipment on Long Term Service Agreements


3. Maintenance tasks

a) Provide scope, review effectiveness, and approve turbomachinery and critical equipment contract on CSA/ LTSA in supporting Maintenance team as Contract Holder

b) Review and approve and inspect parts repair at vendor workshop

c) Review and approve and inspect equipment undergoing factory acceptance tests (FAT) for equipment

d) Carry out assurance verifications to have effective PM and CM tasks implemented for all rotating equipment

e) Review the Quality of Execution of maintenance activities such that Preventive Maintenance, Inspections and Corrective Maintenance job routines are executed in accordance with the agreed work management plans, based on best practices for the industry

f) Develop optimum maintenance tasks for new rotating equipment on the facilities and ensure tasks are incorporated in CMMS

g) Identify and plan potential defects elimination for defects relating to leakage, looseness, vibration, excessive heat, missing or broken parts and wrong materials

h) Provide with fit-for-purpose maintenance strategies in line with the company's set-up and capabilities


4. Technical Advice and Support

a) Provide guidance, support and technical advice to Ops group concerning rotating equipment and to act as Technical Authority, to review and approve deviations from standards and practices

b) Technical support for the frontline crew is to be expected during all reasonable times


5. Management of Change

a) Make & Review recommendations to organization concerning changes in work scope, job specifications, task descriptions, CMMS scheduling, task instruction relating to rotating equipment to ensure that these offshore equipment function safely and efficiently

b) Provide support to other disciplines


6. Material Identification and SCM Assistance

a) Assist in resolving material identification, procurement problems, managing warehousing management and improvements


7. Contract management / development

a) Liaise with vendors as part of long-term service contracts, ensure contract terms & conditions are fulfilled

b) Define technical working scope and evaluation procedure. Appraise bids and provide advice to line organization of best "all round" offers regarding materials, equipment, and procurement

c) Manage key contracts Price Agreements and for contractor teams in order to ensure that offshore rotating equipment continues to function safely and efficiently, within budget and available resources


8. Bid Evaluation

a) Provide Bid evaluation criteria to project team on selecting new equipment

b) Assist in evaluating bids and provide advice to the organization of best "all round" offers regarding on-site and off-site repairs and materials procurement for rotating equipment


9. Budget Preparation/Cost Control

a) Assist in the preparation of engineering & maintenance budgets and controlling costs within approved budget limits

b) Contribute to cost savings/ avoidance effort with maintenance optimization exercise


10. Planning & RCAs

a) Participate in major maintenance planning, including leading risk assessments and providing lead technical inputs for RCAs

b) Multidisciplinary knowledge is expected at this job level and as such, its corresponding site support


11. Quality Assurance/Audits & Surveillance

a) Participate in qualifying contractors and performing quality assurance surveys

b) Strategize and perform audits as necessary. To ensure that the machines meet the required standards set per code or OEM or Industry best practices

c) Provide and approve QAQC verifications of repair work for rotating equipment


12. Continuous Improvement:

a) Work with maintenance & production teams to optimize the quality of O&M. Optimize and revamp obsolete practices that will remove redundant & overly conservative work

b) Improve and update and make executable Maintenance and Operating philosophies and strategies

c) Introduce best practices from other industries and operating units to improve current practices to strive for safer, better, and cheaper technologies and best practices


13. Requisitions and Work Orders

a) Write work orders for appropriate maintenance tasks when necessary

b) Suggest and approve material requisition proposal by maintenance team, aligning with ops and maintenance strategies to maintain optimized but adequate inventory levels

c) Write and assist facilities engineering and project team to new project scope relating to rotating equipment

d) On larger or critical jobs verify job preparations are done properly, and jobs are closed out effectively with lessons learned recorded



1. Minimum Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering Discipline

2. Minimum 10-15 years of working experience in Rotating Equipment engi

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