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Shutdown Preparation Engineer

Wolviston Management Services

County Durham



Posted: 25/01/2023

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Outside IR35 Shutdown Preparation Engineering Service*

We currently have an opportunity for a Shutdown Preparation Engineering Service to join in the shutdown team with our Top Tier COMAH client.


* Ensure that shutdown maintenance tasks are correctly technically specified, planned and executed.

* Validate work packs.

* Chair major job reviews - Liaise with external contractors as necessary to ensure work is planned to a high standard and to ensure that the critical paths through major jobs are properly stepped out and optimised.

* Liaise with production regarding equipment release and hand back times.

* Responsibility for the work planning and preparation rate and use trackers to monitor performance.


* Provide technical expertise to the planners.

* Ensure orders placed for services or equipment are properly specified and competitive quotes obtained where appropriate.

* Review plant and equipment requirements for the event, monitor materials procurement and delivery to job site.

* Act as area supervisor during the shutdown execution phase coordinating contract companies as necessary.

* Ensure adherence to the site engineering and safety standards and promote a right first time approach.

* Support the Shutdown Manager in the continual improvement of shutdown processes and procedures and be confident to drive change in making those improvements.

* Comply with EHS investigations, EHS actions, EHS tools, Leadership interactions, Safety Crosses, Tier Process, Process Confirmations etc.

* Ensure work is specified and documented in line with Venator / departmental procedures and SAP is used as per defined guidelines.

* Deputise for the Shutdown Manager. Attend Safety and Outage Event meetings and Venator specific Health and Safety Training, where applicable.

Competency Required:

This project is on a top tier COMAH plant, and the following minimum qualifications, experience and skills are required from the supplier:

* HNC in a recognised trade + 5 yrs relevant experience.

* Experience in planning/scheduling.

* Experience of managing a multi discipline engineering team in a fast-paced manufacturing environment and knowledge of piping systems, pressure vessels, rotating equipment and lifting equipment.

* Experience of Petro-Chemical and Chemical & Polymers Projects both Greenfield and Brownfield

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