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%).
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
commissioning, commissioning and operations readiness phases through to steady state operations and beyond meet company requirements
Sign off maintenance strategies.
Ensure full and adequate documentation is received prior to entering operations
In accordance with the project schedule, inspect, verify and witness Contractor and Vendor activities as necessary. Highlight any areas of concern
Automation and Control systems.
Carry out PTI and shutdown sensitivity reviews
Keep up to date to industry developments, emerging new technologies and opportunities to improve equipment performance, initiate improvement programs
Prepare technical specifications and data sheets.
Main Requirements : Technologies :
Technologies : Honeywell Experion EPKS
Siemens PLC & safety systems
Functional Safety 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-
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
Language Skills : Minimum English B2 level; written and spoken, additional Language (Greek, Italian, Albanian) advantageou
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)
Plant protection devices and emergency shut down
Key Management and Social Competencies
High level of analytical and problem-solving skills
Ability to think strategically with a focus on operational efficiencies
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
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
Knowledgeable and Articulate