Risk Based Integrity Engineer

Oil & Gas
Lloydminster, Saskatchewan
Job ID:
Ashik Naik

Our client, a market leading integrated oil company is looking for a Risk Based Integrity Engineer to support the development, implementation, and sustainment of the Risk Based Integrity Management (RBIM) Program for pressure equipment, piping, storage tanks, and fired heaters. This will include providing technical support and coordination for all parties involved in the program, as well as developing and implementing processes and procedures. This is a 6-month position located out of their office in Lloydminster Saskatchewan. Travel will be required occasionally.

What you will be doing…

  • Support the implementation and sustainment of the RBIM Program for prioritizing maintenance and inspection activities that meets or exceeds provincial and federal regulatory requirements.
  • Coordinate operations, maintenance, engineering and inspection personnel to optimize existing asset reliability by providing technical and RBIM program support through training and process development.
  • Support RBIM Program sustainment activities including risk assessments and inspection planning.
  • Assist in the continuous improvement of the RBIM Program, procedures and processes.
  • Participate in industry networks to ensure industry recommended integrity and reliability practices are explored and considered for adoption in the RBIM Program.

Detailed Scope of Work

RBIM Implementation Project Activities:

  • Develop plans for RBIM project implementation, including identifying gaps.
  • Support planning activities and provide guidance to RBIM data gathering exercise including validation of required documentations, review of systemized PFDs and circuitized P&IDs.
  • Coordinate and/or support the corrosion study exercise, review and validate existing corrosion study documents. Able to conduct corrosion study meetings and work with the team to identify likely and credible damage mechanisms applicable to the operating units.
  • Review RBIM data upload quality and provide program data loading support, ensure import data workbook (IDW) quality meet RBIM program data collection requirements.
  • Perform initial risk assessment, able to coordinate and facilitate team risk assessment review sessions, including Production Loss Consequence assessment.
  • Develop project scope documentation (ex: project charter), assess project performance and provide project reports/updates.
  • Run and review IWPs activities, including NDE recommendations.
  • Perform inspection work plan optimization, including review and approval for CML placement coverage for vessels and piping circuit inspection plan optimization by grouping into process systems for inspection.
  • Assess requirements for initial inspection screening to determine if any inspection data are needed to verify corrosion rates and damage mechanisms prior to a full baseline inspection program.
  • Support field external visual inspection, work with the team to coordinate visual external inspection and data update, including reviewing reports.
  • Complete RBIM inspection strategies review, ensure recommended tasks are adequate for coverage as required for fixed equipment types, criticality ranking, and failure mechanisms.
  • Update the criticalities based on the information gathered in this initial inspection phase.
  • Complete inspection optimization exercise and issue final inspection work plan.
  • Conduct final technical review before work activities commence, and approval of CML deviations on change management forms.
  • Perform initial fitness for services assessment following applicable standards and procedures.
  • Analyze and identify areas to investigate (erroneous readings, high damage rate, etc.).
  • Define the follow-up inspections as required per inspection strategies.

Sustainment Program Activities:

  • Provide support to the team throughout RBIM sustainment program cycles, including lead efforts in the RBIM Implementation projects for new facilities and new assets.
  • Perform periodic program audits to identify critical program gaps and develop plans to close the gaps.
  • Coordinate and follow up with inspections activities and NDE evaluations.
  • Evaluate and perform risk re-assessment based on other equipment/piping from inspection findings.
  • Evaluate program strategy rules and reassess piping grouping to determine if changes are required for representative circuits follow-up inspection.
  • Lead efforts to update the program with changes due to repair, alterations and project work including:
    • Update of Production Loss Consequence (PLC).
    • Review, Validate, record and communicate changes to Process Conditions.
    • Monitor Integrity Operating Window Excursions.
    • Verify event, prepare quantity & duration and gather supporting documentation.
    • Coordinate excursion review meeting with relevant stakeholders to align on actions.
    • Support other program initiatives and strategy development, including update/manage dead-leg registers, participation in HAZOPs, LOPAs, and Incident Investigations to determine RBIM impact and support Turnaround Planning (using RBIM Program Tools).
    • Track and report KPIs, work with site to manage documentation updates, drive team collaboration, continuous Improvement and risk-based training for the team (maintain and deliver).

What you will need to succeed…

Must Haves

  • Degree in Materials or Mechanical Engineering.
  • Eligible for Professional Engineering membership with APEGA or equivalent provincial jurisdiction.
  • Firm's APEGA registration needed or equivalent provincial jurisdiction.
  • Minimum of 10 years working in the inspection, maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of pressure equipment, piping, tanks, and fired heaters, primary focus is piping.
  • Minimum of 5 years working in the field of Risk Based Integrity Management.
  • Minimum of 10 years working experience in the areas of inspection/reliability, risk assessments and risk-based inspections, condition assessment, root cause analysis, failure investigation, corrosion control and mitigation for oil and gas operators or petrochemical industries.
  • Working knowledge of API Recommended Practice API 510, API 570, API 571, API 580, API 581, API 650, API 653, and API 579.
  • Working knowledge of ABSA documents AB-505 and AB-506.

Nice to Haves

  • Project Management Professional designation.
  • Minimum of 5 years working in the field of fitness of service assessments for pressure equipment, piping and tanks.
  • Knowledge of materials of construction, selection, limitation, use and welding problems associated with different materials.
  • Thorough knowledge of Risk based inspection tools, Lloyd’s Register Capstone – RBMI software.

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