The Asset Integrity Engineer position will lead efforts in managing day-to-day mechanical integrity issues at all Pikka facilities and drill sites including investigating systemic integrity concerns associated with the in-line inspection (ILI) of Pikka pipeline systems. The Asset Integrity Engineer position is responsible for the AI program development, implementation, and continues improvements in accordance with applicable local, state, federal, and company policies and regulations.
Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities
- Promote and lead in the implementation of the company’s policies and procedures, including Safety, health, environment, process, people, and planning.
- Demonstrate commitment to personal and process safety in words, actions, decisions, and expectations of others.
- Facilitate a zero-incident culture, where there is no harm to people, no damage to the environment, and no one will be subject to unnecessary risk.
- Set an example for all employees by demonstrating a commitment to the Company’s Health, Safety, Environmental, and Security Policies.
- Develop and follow the company’s standards and guidelines that meet applicable regulatory and stakeholder requirements for anomaly investigation activities based on ILI reports.
- Develop assessment program performance metrics to drive continuous improvement and knowledge transfer.
- Continuously improve business processes by efficiently applying Risk Based Inspections (RBI) philosophies.
- Establish RBI and associated methodologies in achieving safe operations of equipment and meeting production targets.
- Demand management of contractors that conduct asset integrity inspection activities of the Pikka Development Project Facilities
- Demand management of chemical supply contractors to ensure alignment with Pikka Asset Integrity Program
- Ensure the mechanical integrity program adheres to the requirements of OSHA 1910.119
Process Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals
- Develop, document, and maintain a working knowledge of integrity threats related to specific pipeline and facility systems and assessment data to be used in the development of short-term and long-term rehabilitation activities and plans.
- Initiate and participate in chemical evaluations that impact the mechanical integrity of the operating asset.
- Development Project Facilities’ asset integrity
- Develop and implement pressure equipment integrity management system.
- Develop integrity procedures and processes to support Asset Integrity Management
- Participate in integrity-related failure investigations and root cause analyses.
- Compliance management of static equipment integrity requirements and ability to maintain and report key performance indicators.
- KPI reporting and development of performance metrics for mechanical integrity.
- Ensure regulatory and process compliance of pipeline integrity assessment and rehabilitation documentation for all operated systems.
- Act as a focal point for coordination of pressure equipment PM deferrals and waivers.
- Manage pressure equipment temporary repairs, including administration of temporary repair registers.
- Fitness for Service evaluation and assessments (pressure equipment including pipelines, piping, and PSVs).
- Participate in Criticality Assessments to ensure critical equipment is identified and that their performance standards are developed to ensure their integrity and testing requirements.
- Ensure Mechanical Integrity changes adhere to Management of Change requirements of OSHA 1910.119 Process Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals
- Professional/Chartered Asset Integrity Engineer with degree in Mechanical Engineering/Metallurgy/Other relevant disciplines.
- 5+ years of relevant industry experience
- A relevant engineering degree preferably in Corrosion Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Metallurgy.
- Experience in Integrity Management, Risk Based Inspection, and In- Service Inspection.
Thorough understanding of defect assessment techniques in accordance with relevant codes/standards and API 579.
- Thorough knowledge of pressure vessel and pipe work design and inspection codes of practice.
- Knowledge of related standards / regulatory requirements / recommended practices that include API RP 571 Damage Mechanisms Affecting Fixed Equipment in the Refining Industry, API RP 970 Corrosion Control Documents, API 580 Risk Based Inspection, and API 581 Risk-Based Inspection Methodology.
- Plant inspection or API certification, with associated experience.
- Experience evaluating damage mechanisms for equipment including pressure vessels, pressure piping, storage tanks, heat exchangers,
heaters, and specialized equipment.
- Extensively trained and formally qualified with broad experience in mechanical integrity & corrosion management.
- Strong leadership skills and proactive personality traits, capable of leading the development and implementation of innovative programs.
- Able to interact directly with Operations management to achieve timely, coordinated actions necessary to assure mechanical integrity.
- Lead / responsible for close out of mechanical integrity challenges, including co-ordination of asset integrity management activities.
- Experience in the implementation of effective anomaly management systems
& Non-Intrusive Inspection (NII) programs.
- Expertise in the development and optimization of risk-based long-term integrity planning for fixed assets.
- Knowledge in developing written schemes of examination for piping and static equipment.
- Experienced in the use of Computerized Maintenance Management
Systems (CMMS) and RBI software.
- In-depth knowledge/experience of codes and standards (NACE / API / ASME / ASTM / PHMSA, etc.) relevant to the work scope.