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Job Type: Permanent

Location: Elstree, London WD6

 

The Role

Reporting to the Field Service Manager, as a Distributed Sensing Applications Engineer, you will be responsible for the following (but not limited to):

You will be responsible for the following (but not limited to):

  • Adhere to Company’s and clients’ HSE requirements and local legislation at all times and actively promote safe work practices
  • Operating knowledge of the iDAS and ULTIMA systems
  • Operating knowledge of Silixa proprietary software packages for data handling and processing
  • Planning and execution of distributed sensing data acquisition, ensuring that a strict acquisition program is formulated and followed
  • Post job finalisation of client deliverables consisting of processed data plots, digital data and end of well reports
  • Handling of optical fibers in preparation for data acquisition (stripping, splicing, testing etc)
  • Carrying out recommended equipment test and verification procedures
  • Participating in field installations and performing system troubleshooting and corrective actions when necessary
  • Preparing supporting documentation for all aspects of project execution including operations manuals, hook-up drawings, system diagrams, installation & commissioning procedures, H&S documentation, etc
    Maintaining all project folders and all supporting documentation
  • Providing feedback and communication for all internal and external clients, presenting data in technical meetings and reporting to project teams and management
  • Liaising with suppliers of equipment and contractors to both external and internal clients
  • Coordinating maintenance, troubleshooting and clients’ installations upgrades
  • Supporting ongoing in-house projects, installations and equipment manufacturing
  • Providing support to in-house projects and experiments and where appropriate, contributing to product development
  • Liaising with the business development managers and with Silixa’s technology advisors to ensure that DS surveys are well planned
  • Liaising with the Finance Department to ensure all projects are within budget and invoiced efficiently
  • Liaising with the Logistics Officer to ensure all shipments are on time and within budget
  • Adhering to company’s and clients’ HSE requirements and local legislation at all times and actively promoting safe work practices

 The Candidate:

We are looking for an energetic and dedicated individual with fibre optic experience in the energy industry (petroleum, renewable, electrical power).  The candidate should have the ability to work on their own initiative while also contributing to team-oriented projects. The position will require the candidate to be versatile, flexible, hands-on, and a self-starter.

The candidate must possess the self-confidence to challenge actions that may compromise the performance of Silixa’s technology. As the role will require the candidate to undertake a range of industry HSE training & certification before they can be deployed to the field, they must fulfil the medical requirements required to obtain the required certifications.

Qualifications/Experience

Ideally the candidate will have a relevant engineering or similar technical qualification. However, candidates with extensive field installation experience will be also considered.

  • Field installation
  • Hands-on experience of fibre optic sensing systems
  • Minimum of an HNC in an engineering or scientific discipline
  • Knowledge of seismic acquisition and basic data processing
  • Knowledge of distributed fibre optics measurements

Additionally candidates must

  • Be physically able to meet industry certification requirements
    • A medical with a Silixa approved doctor will be required prior to any offer of employment
  • Have strong written and spoken communications skills
  • Be capable of creating technical reports and papers
  • Have proven problem solving and analysis ability

Health

Due to the nature of the business we will require the candidate to be in a position to obtain medical certificates for a variety of job locations, including offshore. Any job offer will be dependent upon the candidate undertaking an appropriate medical at Silixa’s expense to ensure their ability to undertake this role.

The Package

An attractive and competitive package is being offered. This will include private medical insurance, group life assurance and an attractive pension plan.

Application/Enquiries

Candidates are advised to email an up to date CV stating the job role they are interested in to: ukjobs@silixa.com

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Roxanne Trainor at 020 8327 4210.

Silixa promotes equal opportunity in employment

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Houston, USA

 

The Role

Reporting to the Senior Project Engineer Permanent Reservoir Monitoring, you will be responsible for, but not limited to; managing the delivery of projects within the Silixa Permanent Reservoir Monitoring business unit. You will ensure our services are delivered in a safe, professional and timely manner to deliver end user benefits and value.

Area of influence

You will be expected to work primarily with the PRM business unit, partners and customers to deliver products and services. The role also includes responsibility for undertaking permanent installations and data acquisition services on these installations.

Key responsibilities:

  • Provide project support to PRM customers.
  • Ensure projects are delivered on time, to specification and with no HSE or service quality issues.
  • Follow and improve on the Silixa Project management process.
  • Attend and take part in all offshore installations for your projects in the role of Lead Field Engineer.
  • Ensure all other field engineers attending installations are fully familiar with job requirements, and are suitably trained, and are competent according to the job requirements.
  • Be fully familiar with all contract(s) in place for your projects.
  • Ensure project contractual requirements are met, especially with respect to job reporting, invoicing and close outs.
  • Ensure reports are correctly provided to the customer, within the contracted timeline, and/or loaded onto their document control system if one exists.
  • Ensure equipment specifications and test procedures conform with regulatory, industry and customer codes, standards and specifications.
  • Ensure all required equipment is available, properly maintained and calibrated.
  • Complete ICI, ITP, FAT, SAT, Commissioning and RIH procedures for component parts, software and assemblies as required. Attend and complete project ICI, FAT and SAT’s as required.
  • Attend all relevant topside, subsea, tree and completion vendor meetings with customer(s).
  • Coordinate the testing and third-party inspection of components and assemblies.
  • Maintain the project Master Document Register (MDR).
  • Maintain and manage a Gantt chart for the project(s) ensuring all project milestones are met.
  • Manage the transportation of products, tools and equipment required for the job including documentation required.
  • Track upcoming project activity, record these in the ODB, and allocate resources, alerting management to potential resource shortages.
  • Ensure accurate project costing are created and track the project against the project budget.

The Candidate:

We are looking for a motivated and dedicated individual with relevant experience.

Qualifications/Experience

  • Minimum of 3 years Oil and Gas field installation experience
  • Experience in deploying completions, ideally in an offshore environment
  • Hands-on experience of fibre optic sensing systems
  • Hands-on experience of permanently installed downhole monitoring systems
  • Knowledge of subsea systems, trees and tubing hangers
  • Diploma or Degree in an engineering or scientific discipline
  • Knowledge of seismic acquisition and basic data processing
  • Experience in using electrical and optical test instruments
  • Proven fault finding and troubleshooting ability
  • Capable of multitasking and able to work under time pressure
  • Good communication & organisational skills
  • Ability to work in a team and independently
  • IT Literate – Good Knowledge of Microsoft Office Excel and Words
  • Fluent in English (spoken and written)
  • Be physically able to meet industry certification requirements

The Package

An attractive and competitive package is being offered. This will include private medical insurance, group life assurance and an attractive pension plan.

Application/Enquiries

Candidates are advised to email an up to date CV stating the job role they are interested in to: usjobs@silixa.com

Applicants must be eligible to work in the USA without any restriction.

Silixa promotes equal opportunity in employment

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Elstree, UK

 

The Role

Reporting to the Field Service Manager – Environment, Mining & Infrastructure, as a Project Engineer, you will be responsible for the following (but not limited to):

Key responsibilities:

  • Adhering to Company’s and clients’ HSE requirements and local legislation at all times and actively promote safe work practices
  • Planning and preparation for installation activities with the operations team to ensure installation success
  • Planning and execution of distributed sensing data acquisition, ensuring that a strict acquisition program is formulated and followed
  • Supervision & on-site management of field team
  • Handling of optical fibres in preparation for data acquisition (stripping, splicing, testing etc)
  • Participating in field installations of fibre optic cables
  • Operating the iDAS and ULTIMA systems including Silixa’s proprietary software packages and maintaining up to date knowledge of lessons learned and other developments
  • Performing acquisition system QC and troubleshooting / corrective actions when necessary
  • Post job finalisation of client deliverables consisting of processed data plots, digital data and installation reports
  • Carrying out recommended equipment test and verification procedures
  • Preparing supporting documentation for all aspects of project execution including client reports, operation manuals, hook-up drawings, system diagrams, installation & commissioning procedures, H&S documentation, etc
  • Maintaining all project folders and all supporting documentation
  • Providing feedback and communication for all internal and external clients, presenting data in technical meetings and reporting to project teams and management
  • Assisting with the preparation of commercial proposals
  • Liaising with suppliers of equipment and contractors to both external and internal clients
  • Coordinating client support for maintenance, troubleshooting and installation upgrades
  • Supporting ongoing in-house projects, installations and equipment manufacturing

The Candidate:

We are looking for an energetic and dedicated individual, ideally with (but not necessarily requiring) experience in the energy industry (petroleum, renewable, electrical power, environment, mining, infrastructure) and fibre optics in particular. The candidate should have the ability to work on their own initiative while also contributing to team-oriented projects. The position will require the candidate to be versatile, flexible, hands-on, and a self-starter.
The candidate must possess the self-confidence to challenge actions that may compromise the performance of Silixa’s technology. As the role will require the candidate to undertake a range of industry HSE training & certification before they can be deployed to the field, they must fulfil the medical requirements required to obtain the required certifications.

Qualifications/Experience

The candidate should have a relevant engineering or similar technical qualification. However, candidates with extensive experience as a field engineer or working with fibre optics will be also considered.

Required (can be waived if relevant experience can be demonstrated)

  • BSc in an engineering discipline

Desirable

  • Experience of field installation of fibre optic cables
  • Experience as a wireline engineer
  • Hands-on experience of fibre optic sensing systems and knowledge of distributed fibre optics measurements
  • Knowledge of seismic acquisition and basic data processing

Additionally, candidates must

  • Be physically able to meet industry certification requirements
    • A medical with a Silixa approved doctor will be required prior to any offer of employment
  • Have strong written and spoken communications skills
  • Be capable of creating technical reports and papers
  • Have proven problem solving and analysis ability

Health

Due to the nature of the business we will require the candidate to be in a position to obtain medical certificates for a variety of job locations, including offshore. Any job offer will be dependent upon the candidate undertaking an appropriate medical at Silixa’s expense to ensure their ability to undertake this role.

The Package

An attractive and competitive package is being offered. This will include private medical insurance, group life assurance and an attractive pension plan.

Application/Enquiries

Candidates are advised to email an up to date CV stating the job role they are interested in to: ukjobs@silixa.com

Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK without any restriction.

Silixa promotes equal opportunity in employment

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Elstree, UK

Field Service Manager – Environment, Mining & Infrastructure, as a Field Engineer, you will be responsible for the following (but not limited to):

Key responsibilities:

  • Adhering to Company’s and clients’ HSE requirements and local legislation at all times and actively promote safe work practices
  • Planning and preparation for the installation activities with the operations team to ensure installation success
  • Planning and execution of distributed sensing data acquisition, ensuring that a strict acquisition program is formulated and followed
  • Handling of optical cables in preparation for data acquisition (stripping, splicing, testing etc)
  • Participating in field installations of fibre optic cables and troubleshooting, on & offshore
  • Operating the iDAS and ULTIMA systems including Silixa’s proprietary software packages and maintaining up to date knowledge of lessons learned and other developments
  • Use the available software tools to provide in-field data to the clients
  • Post job finalisation of client deliverables consisting of processed data plots, digital data and installation reports
  • Carrying out recommended equipment test and verification procedures
  • Providing feedback and communication for all internal and external clients
  • Liaising with other Silixa departments to ensure that all projects are on time & within budget
  • Work with Project Engineers to maintain the project folders and all supporting documentation
  • Liaising with suppliers of equipment and contractors to both external and internal clients
  • Coordinating client support for maintenance, troubleshooting and installation upgrades
  • Supporting ongoing in-house projects, installations and equipment manufacturing

The Candidate:

We are looking for an energetic and dedicated individual, ideally with (but not necessarily requiring) experience in the energy industry (petroleum, renewable, electrical power, environment, mining, infrastructure) and fibre optics in particular. The candidate should have the ability to work on their own initiative while also contributing to team-oriented projects. The position will require the candidate to be versatile, flexible, hands-on, and a self-starter.
The candidate must possess the self-confidence to challenge actions that may compromise the performance of Silixa’s technology. As the role will require the candidate to undertake a range of industry HSE training & certification before they can be deployed to the field, they must fulfil the medical requirements required to obtain the required certifications.

Qualifications/Experience

The candidate should have a relevant engineering or similar technical qualification. However, candidates with extensive experience as a field engineer or working with fibre optics will be also considered.

Required (can be waived if relevant experience can be demonstrated)

  • Minimum of an HND/HNC in an engineering or appropriate specialist skills

Desirable

  • Experience of field installation of fibre optic cables
  • Hands-on experience of fibre optic sensing systems and knowledge of distributed fibre optics measurements
  • Knowledge of seismic acquisition and basic data processing

Additionally, candidates must

  • Be physically able to meet industry certification requirements
    • A medical with a Silixa approved doctor will be required prior to any offer of employment
  • Have strong written and spoken communications skills
  • Be capable of creating technical reports and papers
  • Have proven problem solving and analysis ability

Health

Due to the nature of the business we will require the candidate to be in a position to obtain medical certificates for a variety of job locations, including offshore. Any job offer will be dependent upon the candidate undertaking an appropriate medical at Silixa’s expense to ensure their ability to undertake this role.

The Package

An attractive and competitive package is being offered. This will include private medical insurance, group life assurance and an attractive pension plan.

Application/Enquiries

Candidates are advised to email an up to date CV stating the job role they are interested in to: ukjobs@silixa.com

Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK without any restriction.

Silixa promotes equal opportunity in employment

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Elstree, UK

Reporting to the Head of Software, you will be developing and enhancing applications based on Silixa’s unique Distributed Acoustic Sensors (DAS) and Distributed Temperature Sensors (DTS) technology. These sensors are used in a variety of challenging environments requiring near real-time processing and visualization of data streams of up to a few hundred MBps.

Key responsibilities:

  • Proposing, developing, coding, implementing, validating and documenting novel software solutions in accordance with the Company’s quality standards
  • Supporting timely and efficient products transfer from development to production
  • Providing customer support, investigating issues and implementing bug fixes
  • Improving, in collaboration with peers, the development of in-house processes and skills

The Candidate:

We are looking for a dynamic and dedicated candidate with the following technical skills:

  • C++ (required)
  • Source code control and bug tracking tools (required)
  • LabVIEW, Python, Matlab, C#, Web technologies (nice to have)

Furthermore, the successful candidate is expected to have the following attributes:

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to manage time and work to deadlines
  • Interest in improving user experience and development of user interfaces.
  • Ability to collaborate with peers to achieve the Company’s objectives
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills

Qualifications/Experience

A good degree or similar qualification/experience in computer science, engineering, physics or a related subject is required. Optical fibre sensing experience is not essential but an interest or technical background in the subject area would be advantageous.

The Package

An attractive and competitive package is being offered. This will include private medical insurance, group life assurance and an attractive pension plan.

Application/Enquiries

Candidates are advised to email an up to date CV stating the job role they are interested in to: ukjobs@silixa.com

Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK without any restriction.

Silixa promotes equal opportunity in employment

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Elstree, UK

Reporting to the Head of Software, you will be developing and enhancing applications based on Silixa’s unique Distributed Acoustic Sensors (DAS) and Distributed Temperature Sensors (DTS) technology. These sensors are used in a variety of challenging environments requiring near real-time processing and visualization of data streams of up to a few hundred MBps.

Key responsibilities:

  • Proposing, developing, coding, implementing, validating and documenting novel software solutions in accordance with the Company’s quality standards
  • Supporting timely and efficient products transfer from development to production
  • Providing customer support, investigating issues and implementing bug fixes
  • Improving, in collaboration with peers, the development of in-house processes and skills

The Candidate:

We are looking for a dynamic and dedicated candidate with the following technical skills:

  • LabVIEW (required)
  • Source code control and bug tracking tools (required)
  • C++, Python, Matlab, C#, Web technologies (nice to have)

Furthermore, the successful candidate is expected to have the following attributes:

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to manage time and work to deadlines
  • Interest in improving user experience and development of user interfaces.
  • Ability to collaborate with peers to achieve the Company’s objectives
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills

Qualifications/Experience

A good degree or similar qualification/experience in computer science, engineering, physics or a related subject is required. Optical fibre sensing experience is not essential but an interest or technical background in the subject area would be advantageous.

The Package

An attractive and competitive package is being offered. This will include private medical insurance, group life assurance and an attractive pension plan.

Application/Enquiries

Candidates are advised to email an up to date CV stating the job role they are interested in to: ukjobs@silixa.com

Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK without any restriction.

Silixa promotes equal opportunity in employment