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SIS & OTS Superintendent

Posted by BP International

16-May-2019


Location
Whiting

State
Indiana

Salary
Competitive

Job Ref
100122BR_1558017051

The SIS/OTS Superintendent supervises and provides direction and leadership to the personnel on the Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) Team and the Operations Training Simulator (OTS) Team. The primary accountability of the Superintendent is to lead this group of technical engineers and specialists in providing safe, robust and sustainable SIS & OTS programs to Whiting. The two portions of the role are different but both support safe operations.
1) The SIS team maintains the safety system lifecycle, provides engineering support for new installations, and provides day-to-day support for refinery units to ensure they are operating in a safe and optimal manner. This includes short term system monitoring, oversight, troubleshooting and technical guidance, TAR support, alarm management support, and capital project support.
2) The OTS team owns the simulator program at Whiting, provides systems support for new installations, maintains all hardware and software and ensures the simulators are effectively utilized.
The SIS/OTS Superintendent reports to the Process Automation Manager. He/she works as an integrated area team member, partnering with the Process Safety team and Operations Superintendents to deliver strong performance.

Leadership & Personnel Development
* Provide leadership to the team of SIS and OTS Engineers and Specialists that is working to develop and implement improvements to refinery safety and operations.
* Accountable for the supervision, development, qualification, and performance management of the team in supporting refinery needs.
* Lead, coach, develop and mentor the team. Accountable for competency and professional development, as well as succession planning.
* Accountable for ensuring that the roles and responsibilities of all team members are being met, and expectations of the Operations, Maintenance and Technical stakeholders are being met. This includes projects, long term planning and strategy, and lifecycle needs for the plant systems.
* Identifying the appropriate division of responsibility between the SIS and OTS teams and the other teams in the automation division, staffing appropriately to meet both short term as well as long term goals.
* Core member of the Discipline Engineering Leadership Team to identify development opportunities and rotations for engineers.

Functional and Asset Team Support
* Ensure support to the refinery Asset Teams when managing abnormal situations, start-ups/shutdowns, upsets, incident investigations or troubleshooting, on a 24/7 basis if required.
* Partner with the Technical Superintendents and Operations Superintendents to achieve the safety, reliability and optimization goals of the Asset Teams.
* Drive continuous improvement in process safety across the site.
* Accountable for TAR planning and resourcing for SIS activities, working closely with I&E, TAR and Projects organizations.
* Accountable for managing and preparing budget for hardware, software, licensing and contract support for the team, looking for ways to reduce costs where practical.
* Participate in CiF and industry conferences as appropriate. Network with peers and counterparts at other BP sites to ensure delivery of best-in-class SIS and OTS support.
* Accountable for development and maintenance of SIS and OTS related technical practices and standards.
* Accountable for communication of key performance indicators on program health to stakeholders.
* Accountable for engineering contractor management and performance, and contract administration.

Required: BS Degree in Engineering and 10 years relevant industry experience OR 15 years relevant SIS design/operations or process control experience with 5 years supervision experience

Required: BS Degree in Engineering and 10 years relevant industry experience OR 15 years relevant SIS design/operations or process control experience with 5 years supervision experience

* Experience with SIS lifecycle management a plus
* Experience with Process Control / Instrumentation a plus


Skills
Not Specified

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