Job Description

Title: Gas Cracker Operations Engineer (KG)

Hours: 37.5 Weekly

Salary: Competitive


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A truly global company, INEOS comprises of 36 businesses with 194 sites in 29 countries throughout the world. We also encompass a range of consumer brands and sports interests.

We pride ourselves in offering a working environment that is friendly and welcoming, that offers employees true autonomy and empowerment and that enables everyone to achieve their goals and to have a fulfilling professional career with us.


The role of the Operations Engineer on KG Gas Cracker asset is to provide operational and technology expertise required for delivery of the operating/maintenance plan and longer term asset strategy. Co-ordinate all functions and provide leadership to ensure Safe, reliable and optimised delivery of the agreed plant production plan.

In order to deliver this you will be expected to:

  • Provide leadership, guidance and instruction to the shift operating team for the plant area to ensure its integrity, safe and optimised operation within its design operating envelope.
  • Develop, maintain and audit use of all technical and operating information and documentation required for the plant area.
  • Audit asset operating standards through leading level 1 assurance reviews to ensure operation within site and regulatory requirements (RAP, PGI, RBI, OB’s, PSR’s, COMAH, PPC).
  • Set internal priorities/demand for maintenance and technical support to ensure the plant area remains available to safely deliver the plant production plan.
  • Monitor plant operations, diagnose adverse trends, define and implement corrective actions to achieve short and long term operating performance targets. Set demand on support organisation to deliver actions in accordance with required timelines
  • Deliver the recovery of the plant from unplanned interventions by leadership of multi-discipline execution teams.
  • Develop and manage all process documentation to allow safe operation and release/handback/recommissioning for all maintenance activities (OI’s, COSHH, release and recommissioning procedures).
  • Train operating technician teams and supervisors in revised instructions and procedures to sustain and improve plant performance to match SHE, process safety, volume and efficiency targets.
  • Optimise asset care/breakdown maintenance plan to minimise production, cost and SHE impacts.
  • Specify area operating constraints/opportunities to allow definition of an optimised production plan for the asset.
  • Set plant area variable cost performance targets and deliver tracking and improvement actions to hit or better budget performance. Own improvement/optimisation plan for the plant area.
  • Lead specification of area modifications to deliver required improvements in SHE, volume, cost and efficiency targets in alignment with sanctioned plant strategy.
  • Specify TAR workscope requirements for plant area and lead execution activities to support delivery of safe, on time and to budget events.
  • Act as asset representative for project activities – setting technical/operational requirements for project and managing interface with asset activities for planning, construction and commissioning.

This role also has a number of additional requirements:

  • Requirement to be contactable out of hours.
  • Some periods of inconvenience to support planned and unplanned plant outages


You should have:

  • Significant experience in petrochemical asset operations or similar or degree qualified in a relevant discipline with experience gained within a similar industry.
  • Proven technical/operational troubleshooting skills.
  • Strong knowledge of all relevant manufacturing disciplines – Mech, I/E, Control, DCS, Maintenance.
  • Detailed knowledge of site standards and legislative requirements relevant to all manufacturing activities.
  • Ability to lead multi-disciplinary teams (without line management accountability).
  • Strong and wise decision making skills, both within and outwith area of direct expertise.
  • Strong knowledge of site/area working practices to facilitate others to support aligned delivery of the short term operating plan.
  • Ability to coach and develop supervisor/technician personnel.
  • High level of communication skills, dealing with all levels in the organisation.


  • 34 days holiday
  • Benefits Platform – access to discounts on high street stores etc. Discounted PMI, Travel Insurance etc.
  • Up to 20% Discretionary Bonus Opportunity
  • Scottish Widows Contributory Pension including employer contributions
  • Free On-site Gym & Classes
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Enhanced maternity leave
  • Salary Sacrifice Car and Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Ongoing Career Development


Application Process

Interested candidates should submit their CV via

Pre-screen (If applicable)

Applicants with a successful CV may be invited to an online MS Teams or telephone call to further discuss the role, the organisation and your suitability.

Formal Interview

Successful applicants will then be invited to interview which will consist of behavioural and technical questions.

Provisional Offer

If you are selected as the preferred candidate you will receive a provisional offer which will be subject to a medical assessment and reference checks.

Job Details

  • Location Grangemouth, United Kingdom
  • Discipline Engineering
  • Type Full-time
  • Business INEOS Grangemouth
  • Posted 12 June 2023
  • Closing Date 26 June 2023
  • Requisition ID 1525

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