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Engineer, Risk Based Inspection

We are the Gulf’s most-experienced LNG producer, running one of the world’s most reliable LNG facilities off the coast of Abu Dhabi since 1973. By processing and producing LNG, LPG, Paraffinic Naphtha, and Sulphur for export, we are supplying important energy products to the world. We are majority owned by ADNOC, which has a 70% share of the company. Other shareholders are Mitsui & Co (15%), BP (10%), and Total (5%). We embrace ADNOC’s values, and are proud to be an industry leader in achieving a diverse workforce that is committed to serving the UAE and providing energy for life.




  • Implement RBI assessment programs and liaise with the concerned engineers accordingly to properly identify deterioration mechanisms, corrosion circuits and participate in proper investigation/inspection policies, plans and actions.
  • Support and assist Senior Specialist Risk Based Inspection in all RBI activities




Job Specific Accountabilities


  • Implement the inspection program based on RBI analysis by focusing inspection resources on critical equipment.
  • Establish the corrosion loop for LNG Plant process and utility based on excellent knowledge of related degradation mechanisms.
  • Maintain all related data within the RBI software accurate, and up-to-date in accordance with ADNOC LNG document management system.
  • Liaise with Senior Engineer Risk Based Inspection, Senior Engineer Inspection, Senior Engineer Corrosion & Metallurgy, Engineer Inspection and Inspectors (Painting & Insulation) on failure and damage of equipment and piping and update the RBI database accordingly.
  • Collect RBI data and results, perform analysis and review for evaluation as required
  • Assist in gathering and analyzing corrosion, material and process data to ensure optimum protection risk is achieved on all assets.
  • Assist in determining Plant equipment & piping criticality on the basis of RBI analysis and in formulating strategy for reducing downtime.
  • Support RBI plant teams during and after the project phase.
  • Plan in co-ordination with Senior Engineer/Engineer Inspection, the inspection intervals to assure the integrity and continuous reliable operation of the plants.
  • Inspect and monitor all welding jobs in progress (fabrication, assembly and erection) at the workshop and site during maintenance repair or modification work of process piping, process equipment and welded structure utilized in the LNG Plant and fabrication workshop of contractor. Ensure good workmanship and quality of every completed weld. Carry out further inspections after repair work to ensure conformity to applicable standards and codes. Review radiographs from previous work.
  • Maintain, control and update all welding procedures specification (WPS) and welding procedure qualification records (PQR) in accordance to the latest Company standards / international relevant codes, standards and recommended practice.
  • Carry out periodic audit of ADNOC LNG approved fabrication contractor and in-house fabrication workshop, i.e. examine the method of welding consumable control, examine the fit-up work in the shop, monitors how the slag removed from weld deposits, examine how is welding in progress is protected from contamination, examine if heat treating facilities are regularly calibrated, check if WPS is available to the welders who are performing the work, etc. Identify any potential problem areas. Perform the assessment of welding inspection personnel after witnessing their performance during the visit.
  • Maintain adequate records and list (spreadsheet format) of all current and valid WPS’s, PQR’s and Welding Performance Record (WPQ’s). Updates or re-qualify all these documents as and when required, if there are changes in the essential variables of the welding procedure. Modify, revise and re-qualify WPS found not suitable in service based on feedback from inspection and corrosion monitoring reports.
  • Demonstrate appropriate levels of knowledge and responsibility regarding Technical and Operational Integrity processes of AIRMS.


Generic Accountabilities




  • Plan, supervise and coordinate all activities in the assigned area to meet functional objectives.
  • Train and develop the assigned staff on relevant skills to enable them to become proficient on the job and deliver the respective section objectives.




  • Provide input for preparation of the Department/ Section budgets and assist in the implementation of the approved Budget and work plans to deliver Section objectives.
  • Investigate and highlight any significant variances to support effective performance and cost control.


Policies, Systems, Processes & Procedures


  • Implement approved Department / Section policies, processes, systems, Quality standards and procedures in order to support execution of the Department / Section’s work programs in line with Company and International standards.
  • Comply with all applicable legislation and legal regulations.


Performance Management


  • Contribute to the achievement of the approved Performance Objectives for the Department / Section in line with the Company Performance framework.


Innovation and Continuous Improvement


  • Design and implement new tools and techniques to improve the quality and efficiency of   operational processes.
  • Identify improvements in internal processes against best practices in pursuit of greater efficiency in line with ISO standards in order to define intelligent solutions for issues confronting the function.


Health, Safety, Environment (HSE) and Sustainability


  • Comply with relevant HSE policies, procedures & controls and applicable legislation and sustainability guidelines in line with international standards, best practices and ADNOC Code of Practices




  • Provide inputs to prepare Section MIS and progress reports for Company Management






  • Has frequent contact with Central Workshop, Contractor Workshop, Operations and Plant Maintenance staff to discuss RBI and Welding application related to repair/refurbishment/ modification.




  • Frequent contact with contractors’ representatives to inspect contracted welding work.




Minimum Qualification


  • Bachelor Degree in in Mechanical Engineering / Metallurgical or Material Engineering or equivalent.


Minimum Experience & Knowledge & Skills


  1. Minimum Experience


  • 6 years of experience, in RBI methodology (i.e. SGSI, DNV), Welding engineering and inspection function in the oil refining, LNG/LPG plant or petrochemical industry, including experience in controlling records of RBI, welding operation and inspection of static equipment, process piping and plant structures.


  1. Knowledge & Skills


  • Familiar with the materials, fabrication and inspection of static equipment and piping
  • Able to understand and interpret the relevant International Codes, Standard and Practices.
  • Knowledge of MS Office and any other relevant application software.
  • Very good knowledge of written and spoken English.


Professional Certifications


  • Qualification of basic NDT techniques (UT, RT, MT and PT)
  • Valid certificate in welding inspection from International Technical organization will be an added advantage
Group Company:  ADNOC LNG

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