Mid Level
Reliability Engineer
Vivergo Fuels

Salary: Competitive

Closing Date: Friday, 3 November 2017

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The Reliability Engineer must be confident in dealing with people at all levels in the business.  They will need significant experience in the root cause analysis of equipment failures, proactive use of techniques such as FMEA, RBI and RCM methodologies and be able to demonstrate the delivery of effective reliability improvements in a complex, high hazard process plant (ideally a COMAH plant).

The Reliability Engineer will play a key role in developing the asset maintenance and risk management plans, and work on developing solutions to recurring equipment failures. He or she will also deal with regulatory compliance issues and provide support to technical staff in the engineering and production functions. They will also be responsible for arranging the collation of plant reliability data and analysing this data to ensure improvement work is correctly prioritised.

The expectation is that the reliability engineer will work to maximise the overall plant reliability and integrity. This will entail leading the development of the asset maintenance systems and providing professional guidance on the use of root cause analysis of plant failures and specifically lead these investigations for significant / repetitive equipment failures. It will also entail assisting the project team to include reliability studies of new equipment in the project plan as well as helping define the maintenance plan for new assets. This will involve interfacing with the engineering, HSE, production and continuous improvement teams as a minimum.


Desirable knowledge, skills and experience required

  • Degree (or equivalent experience) in an Engineering discipline (preferably Mechanical)
  • Ideally a chartered engineer or working towards that goal.
  • Thorough understanding of relevant legislation to ensure maintenance systems comply with regulations such as DSEAR, LOLER, EAWR, PUWER, etc
  • A minimum of 5 years in a similar role on a complex process plant
  • Ability and broad engineering understanding to apply reliability principles across the process, mechanical, electrical and control/instrumentation functions.


Personal attributes 

  • A proactive challenging and questioning style to ensure adoption of effective solutions
  • Highly competent in interpersonal, coaching, leading by example and investigative skills
  • The ability to inspire others and be an excellent communicator with good interpersonal skills
  • An ability to provide functional leadership skills in their field of expertise along with very well developed teamworking skills

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