29 Apr, 2021

Senior Process Data Engineer

  • Shell Oil
  • Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Process Engineer Oil & Gas Petrochemicals & Refining

Job Description

An inspection engineer working for an energy company keeps track of the condition of oil and gas pipelines, pumps, tanks, vessels, valves, structural supports and other equipment. They make sure all hardware functions properly and efficiently and complies with government codes and standards. Inspection engineers go over the data acquired from testing all the equipment and structures, determining the best course of action for maintenance routines and procedures. If equipment ends up being faulty or dangerous, the engineer advises an appropriate course of action.

Assure Integrity and Extended Asset Life. The MMI/Fabric Maintenance Engineer must ensure implementation of good practices related to MMI and Fabric Maintenance through various remote supports. So that the integrity of the infrastructure of a production asset throughout its operating life is maintained. This may be accomplished by:

  • Inspection and data migration of inspection monitoring/management system for various Upstream/Downstream operation units. Support site engagement & technical tools and forums. Support the business in reviewing and correcting information in the inspection management system.
  • Creating equipment specific inspection task lists for preventive, corrective and shutdown maintenances of the static equipment like Vessels, Columns, Heat Exchangers etc. May be assigned as primary engineering analyst for smaller sites, plants and locations.
  • Providing remote and on-site (when needed) support to the business in carrying out piping & equipment condition assessments, and fabric/coating inspection using the conventional inspection/NDT methods.
  • Providing remote and on-site (when needed) support to the business in managing and executing MMI driven programs which includes but is not limited to CUI, Deadlegs and Injection and Mix Points, CUPS,  External Inspection, etc.
  • Ensuring Data validation of all the templates, create automation tools to expedite the process and speedy implementation
  • Status Reporting, supporting Run & Maintain activities for inspection and corrosion monitoring. Providing the equipment inspection reports and insights to the business. Understand the customer needs, maintaining a stakeholder engagement relationship & provide daily status of list of activities performed. Give constructive feedbacks to the business in improving the data quality of the inspection check sheets while preparation of inspection data. Provide the equipment inspection/reliability report generation and giving the business insight on the reporting.
  • Analyze technical data and documents and processes for the businesses by working with engineering, maintenance, operations and project teams & partners.
  • Act as a participant in study of piping and equipment conditions for the asset/assets, influencing at all levels to increase focus on understanding and eliminating harm to piping, equipment, and fabric conditions. Understand and build knowledge of the asset Fabric Management Framework, including periodic updates.
  • Supporting site engineers in inspecting, evaluating and replacing the protective coatings on their facilities. May include preparation of work packs as per the needs of the asset. One should have detailed knowledge about different coating materials as per different applications.
  • Data Mining and Analysis: Act as the custodian of inspection and fabric maintenance data, using existing systems to monitor and report KPIs, as well as identify bad actors and threats to static equipment and fabric using reliability engineering tools. Learn different methods /understand scenarios to analyze areas of improvements.
  • Providing support to plant team in integrated surface preparation and coating services. Supporting in selection of the best techniques to remove existing coatings, prepare surfaces for inspection and coating reinstatement and recoat the surface to asset specific requirements.

Dimensions

Perform MMI and Fabric Maintenance engineer role and other technical functions, with scope covering technical data and documents of the operating units, manufacturing sites, chemical plants, supply chain and distribution locations.

This role is expected to help rotating/static equipment engineers in implementing the standard inspection, and fabric maintenance strategies for various equipment uniformly in various operating units across the globe.

Technical Support that enables the operating units, and sites to leverage the benefits of utilizing the Engineering Services – Inspection and NDT services, Fabric Condition Study, and maintenance strategy to the fullest extent.

Participation  in Group and Operational Excellence(OE) team efforts to Standardize processes, tools, benchmarks, standards and best practices. The role may also be assigned as part of the Site Team or Project Team working under an Senior Process Data Engineer  .

Principal Accountabilities

Providing support for inspection and data migration of inspection monitoring/management systems for various Upstream/Downstream operation units. Support site engagement & technical tools and forums. Support the business in reviewing and correcting information in the inspection management system.

Providing remote and on-site (when needed) support to the business in carrying out piping & equipment condition assessments, and fabric/coating inspection using the conventional inspection/NDT methods.

Providing remote and on-site (when needed) support to the business in managing and executing MMI driven programs which includes but is not limited to CUI, Deadlegs and Injection and Mix Points, CUPS,  External Inspection, etc.

Support in creating and developing strategies for fabric/coating maintenance including preparation, application, inspection, quality assurance/control, and maintenance.

Assist the Senior Engineer/Team Manager/Process Specialist  to develop, maintain and manage the Site Reference Document. Confirm who are the site or location stakeholders and their responsibities. Understand their interoperabilities, ERPs and processes migrated to the SBO. Regularly report progress of work to site or location direct contacts as Requestors and Approvers.

Preparing the inspection work packs/task lists for the identified maintenance  works.

Preparating Inspection reports, analyzing the corrosion management framework, population of templates in the inspection data management systems (e.g w-IMS).

Other back up accountabilities, as follows:

  • Engagement with the Site stakeholders such as Requestors and Approvers to communicate plans, obtain feedback, and solicit improvements.
  • Assist the managers to standardize processes, tools, methods, procedures as directed (Ex: Improving the data quality standards and best practices).
  • Network with counterparts and other levels of organization across the different data centers.

Key Challenges

  • Business knowledge and operational skills on activities at the operating units, manufacturing site, chemical plant, supply chain and distribution location. Includes specific methods, software and hardware.
  • Confidence to work in virtual environment and managing engagement across different levels of stakeholders. Includes strong proficiency in using English for both spoken and written communication, as well as using Office Communciator, Instant Messaging, Video Conferencing, Outlook, etc.
  • Shift work following operating hours of the operating units, manufacturing site, chemical plant, supply chain and distribution location across the globe.
  • Sound understanding of business/process workflow and having mature mindset to deal and behave under tough/challenging situations.
  • A self-starter leader and reliable deliverer, with very good verbal and written skills in English, able to negotiate with senior or difficult people, and able to resist undue influence that might otherwise compromise integrity of data quality.
  • Exposes the individual to all cultural backgrounds and organisational levels across the globe, across diverse timezones.
  • Understanding  the functions of the various equipments and instruments and also thorough knowledge of reading/ interpreting the engineering drawings (P&IDs, PEFS, PFDs).
  • Although the role involves the remote support to the operating units/sites. However, the candidate should be willing to travel to various operating units/sites across the globe as per requirements.

Job Knowledge, Skills & Experience

Mandatory Education/Experience:

University Degree in Materials/ Mechanical/ Metallurgical Engineering or related engineering degree.

Required at least 3 yrs. of experience in Oil & Gas/ Petrochemicals/Power Plants/ degree in engineering / technical/maintenance jobs from one or more of the following fields:

  • Experience working in Inspection Management systems such as w-IMS and CMMS systems like SAP
  • ASNT LEVEL II or at least 3 years experience working is mandatory preferably with field experience in conducting corrosion monitoring inspection, and wall thickness measurements, and interpretation of results.
  • API 510 or API 570 (at least 1) certification or at least 4 years experience working with those standards is Mandatory
  • Field experience in inspection processes, corrosion monitoring and related technical know-how, knowledge of various NDT processes, inspection management plans, piping integrity and maintenance of static equipment like pressure vessels, heat exchangers etc, & knowledge in Risk Based Inspection(RBI) Methodology – API 570, 580, 510, and 581.
  • Field experience in conducting corrosion monitoring inspection, wall thickness measurements, CUI, and experience in fabric maintenance/different types of insulation and installation techniques.  Preparation of work packs and procedures related to MMI.

Desirables/Added Value :-

Working knowledge/Experience in maintaining Downstream Asset hierarchy/ Electronic Data Warehouse (EDW)/ AIM-EDMS/ SPI Intools / IDMS/ Web Inspection Management System (WIMS) is preferred.

Professional Engineering certification (API RBI-580/581/570/510 etc.,) is preferred.

Knowledge of engineering standards (API, ASME, NACE, etc) is highly desirable.

Knowledge/Proficiency in SAP PM/MM module is an added value.

Knowledge/Proficiency in MS Excel, MS Access etc., is highly desirable.

Knowledge/Proficiency in AutoCAD, AutoPlant and other design and drafting software will be an added advantage.

Effective communication skill and stakeholder management is a necessary skill for the job.

Virtual working experience highly desirable.

Other Skills, Competence and Behavior: Developed engagement and communication skills. Knowledge or higher level awareness of the context of use of technical data and documentation within technical data processes, Shell’s physical processing assets (hardware) and associated operating processes (Cat Crackers, drilling ops, production and lube oil facilities). Ability to deal effectively with complexity and detail. Ability to prioritize and ensure delivery of priorities for the area of responsibility. Flexible and adaptable to change, with track record of demonstrating initiative, analytical capabilities and problem solving.


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