E, I & C Chief Engineer.  Functional Safety & Cyber Security Authority

July 13, 2022
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Type: Permanent
  • Job #11834
E, I & C Chief Engineer.  Functional Safety & Cyber Security Authority required by our Client in the Oil and Gas Sector located in London, UK

Duration: Permanent


Technical authority for electrical, instrumentation and control across all lifecycle phases 

The incumbent will provide support across offshore platforms, subsea/pipelines and onshore development and execution plus engineering support/oversight to the outsourced platform duty holder and pipeline operator.  Client is expected to develop and submit field development plans for a number of fields during the next 4-5 years.  All these include a significant platform, subsea or onshore facility design and delivery element. 


  • Providing technical support to predevelopments, development, and operational assets, with a specific focus on electrical, instrumentation and control engineering also including metering, telecoms, functional safety, cybersecurity, and alarm management.  This would include development/review of internal/external Functional Safety and Cyber Security management systems.
  • Delivery of technical packages of work in a structured and efficient manner.
  • Ensure the key discipline technical information is current and accurate across the infrastructure, in support of our obligations as license holder.
  • Responsible for ensuring fit for purpose and standardised technical design basis incorporating key lessons learned following execution/operation of the development projects.
  • Responsible for ensuring the internal technical element of the management of change process is effective, with specific focus on the impact to major accident hazards and SECEs (topsides & subsea).
  • Effective support/oversight of proposed changes (MOCs) within the outsourced duty holder and external engineering organisations.
  • Approval and project management of brownfield modifications.
  • Establish and maintain key E, I & C technical documentation for the offshore infrastructure, including company standard specifications, engineering cost estimation, and engineering management protocols.
  • Identification, development, evaluation, and prioritisation of technical improvement opportunities.
  • Act as a technical authority for value adding, efficient and cost-effective use of external technical support services including contract management and performance management of contractor organisations.
  • Provide technical input to the Dutyholder and Terminal Operator in support of operational issues including troubleshooting, incident investigation, root cause analysis and equipment underperformance
  • As Technical Authority, coaches, guides and mentors internal and external E, I & C and other discipline engineers and managers
  • Ensures E, I & C engineering risks are understood, controlled, and continuously reduced, to deliver safe operating results
  • Ensures measures and systems are in place to assure assets and projects meet required regulatory requirements
  • Ensures the asset risk register comprehensively reflects asset E, I & C risk profile including actions and due dates
  • Establish and monitor E, I & C engineering key performance indicators (KPIs)
  • Develop and execute audit schemes of Dutyholder E, I & C compliance
  • Ensure client gate criteria compliance for E, I & C aspects of project approval


Your skills and experience will include:

  • Engineering degree qualified in a relevant discipline
  • Extensive experience in electrical, instrumentation and control including, design, procurement, construction, commissioning and operations.
  • Extensive knowledge of discipline regulatory requirements, technical codes/standards/guidelines
  • Knowledge of new and emerging technology and innovation
  • Certified Functional Safety engineer, and Cybersecurity and Alarm Management Practitioner
  • Pro-active self-starter
  • Ability to network and a track record in delivering performance against demanding targets
  • Strives for continuous improvement; brings solutions and constantly seeks new and better ways to work
  • Actively shares Company vision and demonstrates ability to adapt to change
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