Automation and Control Specialist
Trans Adriatic Pipeline
Athen, Greece
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The Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) AG is a joint venture company established with the purpose of planning, developing and building the TAP natural gas pipeline.

TAP’s shareholding is comprised of BP (20%), SNAM (20%), SOCAR (20%), Fluxys (19%), Enagás (16%) and Axpo (5%).

  • The Automation and Control Specialist shall be the Operations Technical Authority responsible for the timely development and implementation of general Functional Safety, Plant Protection and Automation and Control strategies;
  • ensuring that supporting processes and systems are established to manage and optimise production, reliability and availability.

    Reporting directly to the Technical and Asset Integrity Manager, the Automation and Control Specialist is accountable for providing operations technical assurance for the pre-

    commissioning, commissioning and operation of all the Company’s Functional Safety, Plant Protection, Automation and Control systems required for the Pipeline Receiving Terminal, Compressor Stations, Block Valve Stations, Transmission Pipeline and Back up Control Room.

    The Automation and Control Specialist shall be the focal point of the long-term service agreements for the Supervisory Control, Data Acquisition, and Communications systems and actively manage the contracts on behalf of the business.

    The Automation and Control Specialist will support the in-country direct and contracted resources in addressing technical issues, improving performance, providing technical guidance and direction and lead failure investigations.

    The Automation and Control Specialist shall engage with external parties including shareholders, equipment & service providers, industry technical bodies, and engineering specialists as required to drive continuous improvement.

    The Automation and Control Specialist shall ensure fitness of all Automation and Control systems to maintain design intent over the full life cycle to enable safe operations at all times contributing to the operational efficiency and effectiveness of the business including participation in the project hand over assurance processes

    Responsibilities

  • Assuring that all Functional Safety, Plant Protection, Data Acquisition, Automation and Control activities during the pre-
  • commissioning, commissioning and operations readiness phases through to steady state operations and beyond meet company requirements

  • Develop, implement and manage the key quality and integrity processes required to ensure that the Functional Safety, Plant Protection, Data Acquisition, Automation and Control systems are maintained and operated safely and meet the company’s production availability and throughput targets.
  • Develop the Company Safety Instrumented maintenance and testing strategy.
  • Contribute to the identification of Safety Critical Elements, the definition of Performance Standards, the preparation of Written Schemes of Examination and Testing (WSoET) and Written Schemes of Verification (WSoV)
  • Contribute to the hierarchy and taxonomy of Functional Safety, Plant Protection, Data Acquisition, Automation and Control equipment in the Maintenance Master Equipment List.
  • Sign off maintenance strategies.

  • Review project documentation including PFDs, P&IDs, operating Philosophy. ESD and Blowdown Philosophy, HAZIDs, HAZOPs, SIL Reports, Safety Requirements Specification, general equipment specifications, Cause and effects.
  • Ensure full and adequate documentation is received prior to entering operations

  • Oversee the development of Operations phase Safety Instrumented Function test procedures. Ensure that test procedures are validated, achievable and accurately reflected in site procedures and work instructions
  • Participate in Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT) and Site Acceptance Tests (SAT) as required
  • Review the EPC Contractor’s site pre-commissioning, commissioning and testing procedures ensuring that they fulfil the Project’s quality and performance needs.
  • In accordance with the project schedule, inspect, verify and witness Contractor and Vendor activities as necessary. Highlight any areas of concern

  • Support the definition of annual and multi-year inspection, testing and maintenance plans for the Safety Instrumented.
  • Automation and Control systems.

  • Assure that all function testing, inspection and maintenance is carried out in a timely manner and in line with expected quality standards and outputs are accurately recorded in the company’s work management and integrity IT Systems.
  • Audit the quality of contractor technical work
  • Support the development and award of long term service agreements. Provisionally assume the role of Company Contract Owner and provide oversight to the country teams in the management of the contract
  • Participate in HAZIDs, HAZOPs, SIL reviews, SIL Verification, operational risk assessments, safety case revisions and other studies as required.
  • Carry out PTI and shutdown sensitivity reviews

  • Work closely with asset O&M engineers, instrumentation and control technicians and control systems manufacturer to maximise equipment reliability and availability
  • Work closely with the Corporate and Country Maintenance Teams to define Shutdown Scope to optimise functional testing and maintenance of production impacting safety and protective devices and minimise down time
  • Technical reviewer and authoriser for safety critical deferrals for Functional Safety, Plant Protection, Data Acquisition, Automation and Control equipment
  • Develop a set of Automation and Control KPIs to be incorporated in the Company Asset Integrity Scorecard to be provided monthly and annually to the Operations Leadership Team.
  • Contribute to the asset warehousing, inventory, sparing, and logistics strategies.
  • Technical reviewer and authoriser in management of change activities, ensuring that the equipment within technical remit is not compromised by physical, procedural or organisational changes.
  • Support in country teams in technical matters, provide guidance, coaching and where required support the Company Competence Management System (TAP CMS)
  • As focal point for Functional Safety; disseminates lessons learned, knowledge and best practice from industry sources.
  • Keep up to date to industry developments, emerging new technologies and opportunities to improve equipment performance, initiate improvement programs

  • Actively verify the quality of data acquisition and the interpretation of data relating to the automated plant control and protection equipment
  • Lead, or provide technical support, for incident and failure investigation. Drive small internal or external teams to address and rectify technical issues
  • Review and Sign off the scopes of work for specific Functional Safety, Plant Protection, Data Acquisition, Automation and Control activities to be conducted by specialists or external vendors as required.
  • Prepare technical specifications and data sheets.

  • Actively participate in the HSSE Risk Management Process including Risk Register Management
  • Participate in peer assists, peer reviews. HSEQ reviews and value improvement activities
  • Support other TAP technical authorities in their area of responsibility.
  • Main Requirements : Technologies :

    Technologies : Honeywell Experion EPKS

    Honeywell RTU

    Siemens PLC & safety systems

    SCADA

    Functional Safety Software

    Microsoft software

    Document Management System

    Expert know-how :

    Demonstrable understanding of expectation of contribution at Principal Engineer Level

    Experience in the execution stage of a major green-field onshore / offshore hydrocarbon processing facility, gas transmission pipeline, turbo-

    compressor installation,

    Knowledge of Ethernet networking and field bus systems

    Automation and Control Systems Engineering

    Functional Safety Systems including Emergency Shut Down, Fire and Gas Detection and High Integrity Pressure Protection Systems (HIPPS)

    Fiscal Metering, Gas Quality and Measurement

    Pipeline Operations

    Language Skills : Minimum English B2 level; written and spoken, additional Language (Greek, Italian, Albanian) advantageou

    Experiences :

    Professional Experience :

    10-12 years’ supervisory / frontline Functional Safety, DCS / PLC experience together with detailed understanding of Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA).

    Good understanding of process safety, safe systems of work, isolation control methods and job safety analysis

    Experience of performing a technical authority role or equivalent

    Project Experience :

    Recent and relevant experience in refinery / petrochemicals industries in specifying, selecting, testing and handling design issues of Functional Safety, plant Protection, Automation and Control systems in high value projects.

    Experience working with Turbo-Compressors advantageous

    Good knowledge of basic business principles (finance, commercial etc)

    Education background / Additional Qualifications :

    Proven and recognised qualification of academic study University Degree in control / instrumentation / electrical or industrial engineering

    Recognised Instrumentation and Control apprenticeship

    Extensive experience with Functional Safety and DCS / SCADA

    Comprehensive knowledge of instrument, automation, and information systems

    Valid driving license

    Strong knowledge of science and mathematical concepts

    Working knowledge of relevant national and international standards including IEC (or EN) 61508 / 61511,IEC 61131,

    Understanding of European and Country statutory and regulatory obligations pertaining to automation and control systems

    Competencies and Authorisations :

    Safety Integrity Levels (SIL)

    PLCs

    Plant protection devices and emergency shut down

    HAZOP studies

    Troubleshooting techniques

    Key Management and Social Competencies

    High level of analytical and problem-solving skills

    Ability to think strategically with a focus on operational efficiencies

    Safety Conscious

    Able to work under pressure and under challenging time constraints

    Ability to adapt quickly to changing situations showing initiative and capacity to exercise good judgment Commitment to accuracy and detail

    PC Literate

    Flexible with can do attitude

    Communicative. Strong verbal and written communication skills

    Team Player - Ability to collaborate with other areas to ensure asset integrity and longevity of plant and equipment

    Fast learner

    Knowledgeable and Articulate

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