PLC Specialist at SPIE Oil & Gas Services Nigeria

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PLC Specialist at SPIE Oil & Gas Services Nigeria

SPIE Oil & Gas Services (part of the SPIE Group) provides a complete range of services to some of the world’s largest oil and gas companies through its network of offices in 25 countries across Africa, the Middle-East and Asia-Pacific.

Our turnover has more than doubled in the last few years thanks to the dedication of our 4,000 employees to whom we give training, recognition, and genuine opportunities for career development. In order to support this growth, SPIE Oil & Gas Services is always seeking talented individuals to join its teams.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: PLC Specialist

Reference: 2022-23500
Location: Port Harcourt, River
Contract type: Fixed term contract
Contractual hours: Full time
Contract duration: 5 years

Job Dimensions

  • Direct responsibility for the maintenance, operation and configuration of the hardware and software of the Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) and associated devices of all Packages within the FPSO Industrial Information System (SII),
  • Partial responsibility for the FPSO Safety Instrumented System
  • Reports to the ICSS Administrator,
  • Is assisted by the Triconex Specialist.

HSE:

  • Ensure that Company’s HSE regulations are respected (especially procedures related to Work Permits), as well as approved operating procedures and standard industry practice during preparation and performance of maintenance operations placed under his responsibility,

Technical:

  • Maintain, operate, modify, and perform routine tasks on the PLCs, HMIs, automation computers and Unit Control Panels (UCP) of all FPSO Packages located in the Hull and Topside of the FPSO as well as the Buoy, all located within the Field.
  • Carry out modifications on both hardware (input, output, communication cards etc.) and software (control and safety logic, sequence logic etc.) of all systems (compressors, pumps, oil & gas metering system, High Integrity Pressure Protection System (HIPPS), Tank Gauging System (TGS), Power Distribution Control System (PDCS), Telemetry System, machine monitoring system etc.), under his responsibility as may be required, requested, or directed by Company.
  • Prepare with the ICSS Administrator preventive and corrective actions and modifications of the systems under his responsibility.
  • Manage and document in technical reports, interventions using the CMIMS, and work packs provided by the planning team.
  • Follow up the parameter values and alarms in the concerned systems under his responsibility and perform trouble shooting if required.
  • Control and apply inhibits in the systems as directed and controlled by Company rules and procedures.
  • Maintain an accurate and auditable log of all system faults and inhibits (Short term and long term).
  • Take part in daily, weekly and coordination meetings on site,
  • Identify, in the preparatory stage of maintenance works, any sensitive operation and ensure that a proper assessment of the risks involved is carried out beforehand,
  • Identify recurrent corrective maintenance interventions, analyze them and suggest improvements, as well as problems related to availability, quality, and obsolescence of spare parts.
  • Track any backlog of work in area of responsibility and suggest corrective measures to Company and Contractor to improve the management of the backlog.
  • Review and assure that all Software Modifications and corrective actions are validated by Company and all impacted documentations are updated after implementation.
  • Perform further tasks in the future within the limit of the AKPO SII as may be defined by Company.

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The holder of this post must have the following qualifications.

  • National Diploma or Certificate (ND / NC) or A-levels + 3 years’ further study or BTS / DUT or equivalent,
  • 6 years’ experience in the field of Control and Safety Systems and a minimum of 3 years as a Specialist in Control and Safety systems in the Oil and Gas / Petrochemical industry,
  • Knowledge of the oil and gas treatment process, installations and equipment.
  • Advanced knowledge and skill in PLC’s especially Siemens’ SIMATIC Industrial Automation Systems, Panels and HMI’s.
  • Knowledge of machine control (e.g. compressor control, injection pump control, offloading pump control, turbine control) will be an added advantage.
  • Knowledge of general instrumentation concepts, field devices (sensors and final elements), instrument loops, etc.
  • Awareness of Emerson’s DeltaV Process Control System, Allen Bradley’s ControlLogix System and Schneider’s Triconex Safety Instrumented Systems are an added advantage.
  • Awareness of SAP CMIMS or similar
  • Awareness of Operator Training Simulators.
  • Possession of good interpersonal skills
  • Fluency in English language is required, and knowledge of French language is an advantage.

What can we offer you?

  • We offer a variety of stimulating and evolving experiences: exciting projects, learning from professionals and immersed in international culture

Candidate Criteria
Minimum level of experience required:

  • 10 years or more

Required Authorisations:

  • BOSIET
  • CAEBS
  • Offshore Medical Certificate
  • APAVE Electrical Certificate
  • Advanced knowledge and skill in PLC’s especially Siemens’ SIMATIC Industrial Automation Systems, Panels and HMI’s.
  • Six (6) years’ experience in the field of Control and Safety Systems and a minimum of three (3) years as a Specialist in Control and Safety systems in the Oil and Gas / Petrochemical industry

Languages:

  • English (D-Full professional proficiency)

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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