Chief Inspector 

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Job Description

Chief Inspector

Location: Calgary, Canada


Role

Reporting to the Team Lead, Operational Integrity the Chief Inspector is responsible for the generation, implementation and management of all pressure equipment integrity and inspection programs. The Chief Inspector is also responsible to ensure regulatory compliance is maintained with the local regulatory body in charge of pressure equipment (ABSA for Alberta).

Key Responsibilities

  • Issues and maintain owner user program registered with ABSA for the integrity of all the pressure equipment in the province of Alberta. Ensures that all stakeholders comply with their roles and responsibilities by running periodic internal audits
  • Keeps abreast on upcoming changes to regulations, codes and standards
  • Provides technical guidance to facilities engineering, operations and maintenance groups to ensure integrity is maintained during the lifecycle of pressure equipment
  • Ensures all operating equipment is properly inspected as per integrity threads keeping in mind regulatory requirements
  • Coordinates contractor inspection resources based on inspection frequencies and operations requests
  • Reviews non-destructive testing results and provides guidance for repairs, alterations of pressure equipment as required
  • Analyze trends of integrity records, determines corrosion rates and remaining service life of pressure equipment in order to provide recommendations for future inspection, repair or replacement
  • Provides technical support in regards to quality assurance, quality control of equipment fabrication, alteration, and repair to ensure compliance with engineering specifications, drawings, applicable codes, standards, jurisdictional and our client’s requirements
  • Advises on changes to operating conditions that could affect the expected life or mechanical integrity of pressure equipment
  • Actively supports turnarounds and outages with the expected work commitment
  • Participates in process safety activities as required in order to better understand over pressure protection methods used by the organization. Reviews MOC initiatives as required and provides guidance for approval and potential compliance issues
  • Helps prepare periodic and regular regulatory inspections by interacting with all pressure equipment integrity stakeholders. Follows up on findings from audits to ensure they are completed prior to committed deadlines
  • Mentor and train field-based integrity/maintenance personnel on pressure equipment integrity related issues
  • Travels to the field to participate in integrity inspections, audits, repairs or regulatory meetings as required

Knowledge, Skills and Behaviors

  • Related industrial experience, with a P.Eng., or C.E.T. designation in Corrosion, Chemical, Petroleum, Mechanical or Metallurgical and Materials Engineering / Technology
  • Minimum of ten years of experience in the inspection/integrity of pressure equipment and piping systems. API 510, API 570 and Alberta in-service inspector certifications required
  • Working knowledge of applicable jurisdictional regulations and standards (ASME, API, AER, CSA)
  • Valid Alberta In-service Pressure Vessel Inspector Certificate
  • Experience and certification on welding inspection is a plus
  • Proficient user of Maximo, MaxiTrak, Accumap and Synergi
  • Organized, team player and disciplined individual sith strong communication and leadership skills.
  • Safety conscious person able to influence the right behaviors on peers
 

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