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Pipelines Lead/Technical Authority

Date: May 11, 2017

Location: Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

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Chevron is one of the world's leading energy companies, with approximately 60,000 employees working in countries around the world. We explore, produce and transport crude oil and natural gas; refine, market and distribute fuels and other energy products; manufacture and sell petrochemical products; generate power; and develop future energy resources, including biofuels and geothermal energy.

Chevron is accepting online applications for the position of Pipelines Lead/Technical Authority located in Aberdeen / Scotland through 24th May 2017 at 11:59 p.m.


Chevron Upstream Europe (CUE) has a requirement for a Pipelines Lead/Technical Authority within the Facilities Engineering Department at Chevron House, Hill of Rubislaw, Aberdeen, reporting to the Subsea Engineering Supervisor.


Responsibilities for this position may include but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for the ongoing integrity management, pipeline and riser performance standard ownership and technical support for the UK operated pipeline systems.
  • Developing and executing business plans for operated pipelines related OpEx and CapEx.
  • Providing direction for the scope and frame of intervention and repair jobs and small capital projects managed within the business unit as pertaining to pipeline systems.
  • Interfacing with third parties, industry groups and government agencies to represent CUE's interests.
  • Providing operational and technical support for CUE's Major Capital Projects and Non-Operated Joint Venture interests.
  • Leading and supervising a small team of engineers to accomplish these goals. 
  • Integrity management scopes include the coordination of pipeline pigging, inspection, and testing programmes, risk assessments, chemical treatments, and riser Emergency Shut Down.
  • Valve Testing.


Required Qualifications:

  • Extensive competency in a similar Oil & Gas Industry position.
  • A strong safety, execution and cost focus, as well as effective vendor management, will be expected of this positon.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in planning and executing offshore pipeline operations, pigging, inspection, repair and maintenance. 
  • Proficient in overseeing design, construction, and commissioning of subsea pipeline systems and related small capital projects. 
  • Broad experience in offshore and onshore roles dealing with pipeline related work programmes and complex pipeline problems. 
  • Experienced with applicable company design standards and industry specifications, risk assessments, guidelines and UK regulations.  
  • Possesses a strong knowledge of the application of the Pipeline Safety Regulations to both new and operational pipelines. 
  • Previous experience managing mature brownfield subsea infrastructure with cost-effective integrity / production efficiency challenges is important.
  • Able to direct project scopes, including detailed cost estimates and front end engineering and design, for the installation of pipeline and riser related facilities. 
  • Knowledgeable in area of flow assurance, integrity assurance, corrosion management/mitigation and intelligent pigging.
  • Strongly proactive, with ability to lead a small team of engineers. 
  • Good team player recognized for contributing to a positive and proactive team environment. 
  • Exhibits open and effective communication and stakeholder management skills. 
  • Close communication with and influence of others within the Subsea Department and the rest of CUE is essential to achieving business goals. 
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in working with others in multifunctional team environment. 
  • Able to develop and execute a 3-year business plan. 
  • Good interpersonal, team engagement and ability to influence across organisation.
  • Position will be expected to aid in the development of CUE organisational capability relative to pipelines. 
  • Fosters a learning and mentoring culture in team, with a commitment to continually develop the competency of self and less experienced staff. 
  • Ability to foster an Incident Free Operations (IFO) mindset and effectively implement this within the team and across external contractors - i.e. has proven track record with examples of HES leadership and influence in projects and/or operations.
  • Ability to effectively integrate contractor's individual safety programs with Chevron IFO philosophy and Tenets of Operation throughout the supply chain. 
  • Demonstrated ability in working and communicating with a multi-functional asset and project teams. 
  • Understands customer focus and anticipates opportunities.
  • Competency in managing interfaces with other subsea and facilities engineering disciplines (i.e. subsea interventions, topside maintenance and construction teams, etc). 
  • Proficient in managing contracts, monitoring and approving contractor's plans, procedures work output and knowledge of contract health and safety management procedures.
  • Proven ability in dealing with 3rd party infrastructure owners/interfaces, UK regulatory bodies, Independent Verification Bodies and asset partners.


Relocation Options:
Relocation will not be considered within Chevron parameters.

International Considerations:
Expatriate assignments will not be considered.

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