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VACANCY: Functional Safety Engineer 150 150 Technica Ltd

VACANCY: Functional Safety Engineer

Job Title: Functional Safety Engineer

Location: This role can be based in either our Grimsby or Congleton Offices depending upon your preference. Our dynamic working policy allows flexible working times around core hours and the option to work up to work up to three days per week from home.

Salary: Negotiable, depending on experience

Term: Full time permanent employee or Contract Position

An exciting and new opportunity has arisen for a Functional Safety Engineer to join our successful design and management team. In return you will receive an excellent hourly paid salary based on experience and qualifications and a benefits package which includes stakeholder pension and 25 days holiday.

Technica are a multi-disciplined design, management and construction company who specialise in providing turnkey projects to the national and international energy sector.

As a Functional Safety Engineer, you will provide support on national and international contracts for clients in the gas industry. You will provide support from concept through to design, installation, commissioning and final handover to the client of a particular project.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Deliver clients project requirements from concept to commissioning
  • Lead elements of the Functional Safety Lifecycle
  • Prepare project SIS safety lifecycle plans
  • Undertake Functional Safety Assessments through the project lifecycle
  • Chair and attend LOPAs
  • Carry out internal and client functional safety training session
  • Creation of functional safety documentation: SRS, reliability block diagrams, SIL verification calculations, proof test procedures
  • Checking and approval of functional safety design documentation
  • Liaise with other members of the engineering team, provide input into safety systems designs
  • Liaise with clients, contractors and vendors
  • Attend client meetings
  • Provide commissioning support
  • Work to client, national and international standards and regulations
  • Adhere to company quality and standards
  • Develop and maintain Technica functional safety policies and procedures
  • Attend training, develop and maintain skills

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications and experiences:

Qualifications:

  • TÜV FS Engineer (or equivalent)
  • HNC Control and Instrumentation minimum

 

Experience:

  • Control, instrumentation, functional safety background
  • Woking knowledge of IEC 61511 essential
  • 10 years design, engineering or management experience minimum
  • 5 years functional safety experience minimum
  • Knowledge of machinery safety standards desired
  • Knowledge of cyber security preferred
  • ExSILentia software experience beneficial
  • ABB TRAC software experience beneficial

 

If you’re interested in being part of a professional team responsible for developing projects from concept to commissioning please submit your CV to recruitment@technicaltd.com in the first instance.

RECRUITMENT DRIVE FOLLOWS RECORD £26 MILLION CONTRACT WINS 150 150 Technica Ltd

RECRUITMENT DRIVE FOLLOWS RECORD £26 MILLION CONTRACT WINS

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Having achieved a record £26 million in contract wins and increased invoicing to £14.7 million within the last financial year, Technica are looking to attract talented individuals to the business.

As the company approaches its 20 year anniversary it can offer one of the best benefits and salary packages in the sector and a secure order book and workload for new and existing employees.

Further details can be found at technicaltd.com or please send your CV to recruitment@technicaltd.com

TECHNICA SIGN COLLABORATION AGREEMENT WITH YOKOGAWA UK 150 150 Technica Ltd

TECHNICA SIGN COLLABORATION AGREEMENT WITH YOKOGAWA UK

Technica has signed a collaboration agreement with Yokogawa United Kingdom Limited. The agreement will merge the expertise of Technica and Yokogawa UK to provide a comprehensive range of complementary products, solutions, and services for the industrial automation and control market. Both companies will target added value for their current clients in midstream oil and gas whilst facilitating growth into new industries and market sectors.

Background
Yokogawa delivers advanced solutions in the areas of measurement, control, and information. The collaboration enables the provision of independent product-agnostic solutions by enhancing the traditional system and product supply with an expanded engineering design and CDM service.

The partnership has been established to take projects from the first principles of FEED through detailed design, construction, installation, commissioning, consultancy, and right up to handover and project closeout, providing a complete turnkey solution.

Yokogawa UK’s managing director, Carl Ramsden, commented, “Yokogawa is delighted to announce this agreement with Technica. It really captures our ethos to create value for our customers and society through collaborations and partnerships, as we bring together our unique products and services within a framework of closely aligned and best in class partners”.

Sales director of Yokogawa UK, Trevor Wren, continued, “Our companies have been working successfully together for several years. The formalisation of our partnership takes our commitment to the next level and offers the complete turnkey solution to our customers”.

Chairman of Technica, John Davison, commented, “Part of our business strategy is the development of partnerships and this agreement with Yokogawa UK will allow us to enter into new markets that are currently not open to us. Both of our organisations have complementary skills, and I am confident that together, this collaboration will deliver excellent results for our customers”.
The agreement will run for an initial period of five years. Both organisations have agreed to obtain the ISO44001 standard for collaborative business relationships within the first two years of the collaboration period, overseen through a joint governance board process comprising Yokogawa UK and Technica representatives.

About Technica
Incorporated in 2004, Technica has grown to become a trusted partner within the energy and petrochemical sector. With expertise in multi-disciplinary design, build, and installation, Technica has developed a portfolio of energy projects both in the UK and internationally, successfully delivering projects from FEED through detailed design and delivery of EPC works under the CDM regulations.

For over 15 years, Technica has developed the capability to design and deliver complex Electrical, Control, Instrumentation, Mechanical and Process engineering solutions. They specialise in Fiscal and Non-Fiscal metering, RTU, Fire and Gas, SCADA and industrial automation and control, Local Gas Treatment and the provision of site installation and maintenance.
Having restructured its leadership team earlier this year, its business is now in the process of delivering an ambitious growth strategy. For more information, visit www.technicaltd.com

About Yokogawa
Yokogawa provides advanced solutions in the areas of measurement, control, and information to customers across a broad range of industries, including energy, chemicals, materials, pharmaceuticals, and food. Yokogawa addresses customer issues regarding the optimisation of production, assets, and the supply chain with the effective application of digital technologies, enabling the transition to autonomous operations.

Founded in Tokyo in 1915, Yokogawa continues to work toward a sustainable society through its 17,500 employees in a global network of 119 companies spanning 61 countries. For more information, visit www.yokogawa.com

About Yokogawa United Kingdom Limited
Yokogawa United Kingdom Limited, part of the global Yokogawa Group, is a supplier of enterprise technology solutions to the process, manufacturing, and utility sectors. The company is a technology and market leader in instrumentation and control, and holds many key patents and national and international approvals. Yokogawa United Kingdom’s offices are located in Runcorn and Aberdeen. For more information, visit www.yokogawa.com/uk/

TECHNICA TO SUPPORT WSP WITH SPECIALIST DESIGN EXPERTISE 150 150 Technica Ltd

TECHNICA TO SUPPORT WSP WITH SPECIALIST DESIGN EXPERTISE

 

 

 

 

 

Grimsby based engineering solutions provider Technica has been chosen to support globally recognised professional services firm WSP, one of the UK’s leading engineering professional services consultancies, (www.wsp.com) with specialist EC&I design capabilities.

WSP has been awarded a contract to support J Murphy and Sons Energy Sector for the multi-disciplinary design works associated with a project to expand the Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) capacity at National Grid’s Isle of Grain facility in Kent.

Having supported the wider business development efforts for both companies during the bid phase, Technica will now continue to provide WSP with specialist EC&I design capabilities working alongside their own multi-disciplinary designers in the UK and Canada.  Work has already commenced and will continue throughout the remainder of 2022.

Commenting on the award, Technical Director at Technica, Andy Hawkins commented “I am really pleased that the hard work put in by our team has paid off and we can now go on to continue to support WSP with the delivery of this critical project”.

Managing Director of Technica, Richard Law stated “This is the first time we have been engaged by WSP to provide specialist services like this.  I am delighted that our joint efforts have been successful and we look forward to delivering a positive outcome for J Murphy and Sons and National Grid Isle of Grain”.

Technica has a successful track record of delivering design and construction services for LNG facility operators having been involved in over 20 projects Worldwide to provide services including FEED, detailed design and EPC of LNG offloading, processing and storage facilities

About Technica:

For over 15 years, Technica (www.technicaltd.com) has developed the capability to design and deliver complex Electrical, Control, Instrumentation, Mechanical and Process engineering solutions.  They specialise in Fiscal and Non-Fiscal metering, RTU, Fire and Gas, SCADA and industrial automation and control, Local Gas Treatment and the provision of site installation and maintenance.

As an engineering solutions provider they are able to provide a wide range of engineering services including EPC, EPCM and consultancy services to clients and have extensive experience in the successful delivery of CDM projects as both Principal Designer and Principal Contractor.  Technica are experienced in providing ongoing service and maintenance support which includes ongoing asset monitoring, planned and emergency maintenance and independent audit of fiscal metering and analysis equipment.

About National Grid Isle of Grain:

Grain LNG forms part of National Grid Ventures (www.nationalgrid.com/national-grid-ventures/grain-lng) It is the leading LNG importation terminal within the UK with a world-class facility delivering the highest standards of performance for its customers.  The Grain LNG terminal is of strategic importance to the UK having 1,000,000m3 of tank space and providing the equivalent of 20% of UK gas demand.  It is the largest terminal in Europe and the eighth largest in the world by tank size and spans an area of 600 acres.  The Capacity 25 project aims to expand the LNG facility through the provision of three boil off gas compressors, two new submerged combustion vaporisers, two new export tank pumps and a new local equipment control room. The project aims to enter commissioning in early 2025 and be ready to provide additional capacity by mid-2025.

About J Murphy & Sons:

 

For further information please contact

J. Murphy & Sons Limited

Erin Campbell, Head of Communications               +44 (0) 7719 074 550 / erincampbell@murphygroup.co.uk

 

Powerscourt

James White                                                                     +44 (0)78 554 32699 / Murphy@powerscourt-group.com

 

Notes to Editors:

 

Murphy & Sons Limited is a leading global, specialist engineering and construction company founded in 1951 that improves lives by delivering world-class infrastructure.

 

Operating in the United Kingdom, Ireland and Canada, Murphy provides better engineered solutions to infrastructure sectors including transportation; water; power; natural resources; and construction & property. Headquartered in London, we also have a number of related businesses – Ground Engineering; Utility Connections; Murphy Plant; Highways & Streetworks; Murphy Process Engineering; Pipeline Testing Services; Specialist Welding Services; and Electrical Services. We are specialists in delivering pipelines, design, marine, structural steel, tunnelling, fabrication, bridges and piling, and invest heavily in our substantial holding of plant, equipment and facilities.

 

Murphy employs around 3,500 engineers, professional managers and skilled operatives around the world. Together, we work as ‘One Murphy’ by directly delivering the people, plant and expertise needed to make projects a success.

 

Visit www.murphygroup.com or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTubeInstagram and Twitter: #MoretoMurphy

VACANCY: Control and Instrumentation Designers 150 150 Technica Ltd

VACANCY: Control and Instrumentation Designers

Job Title: Control and Instrumentation Designers

Location: This role can be based in either our Grimsby or Congleton Offices depending upon your preference. Our dynamic working policy allows flexible working times around core hours and the option to work up to work up to three days per week from home.

Salary: Negotiable, depending on experience

Term: Full time permanent employee or Contract Position

An exciting and new opportunity has arisen for 3 Control and Instrumentation Designers to join our successful design and management team. In return you will receive an excellent hourly paid salary based on experience and qualifications and a benefits package which includes stakeholder pension and 25 days holiday.

Technica are a multi-disciplined design, management and construction company who specialise in providing turnkey projects to the national and international energy sector.

As a Control and Instrumentation Designer you will provide engineering design support to the project engineers for contracts for a wide range of clients.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and check C&I detailed design documentation
  • Work from P&IDs and site layouts
  • Prepare and check C&I drawings including general arrangements, cables routes, block diagrams, loops sheets, hook-ups
  • Prepare and check control panel designs including general arrangements and wiring diagrams
  • Specify equipment and prepare and check C&I datasheets
  • Prepare and check C&I schedules including I/O, cable, instrument list etc.
  • Perform design calculations including IS, power, heat loss
  • Prepare and check scope of work and other associated design documentation
  • Liaise with other members of the design team
  • Liaise with clients, contractors and vendors
  • Work to client, national and international standards and regulations
  • Adhere to company quality and standards
  • Carry out work in a safe and effective manner
  • Attend training, develop and maintain skills

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications and experience:

Qualifications:

  • HNC Measurement and Control or Electrical Engineering minimum

Experience:

  • Ideally apprentice trained / instrumentation technician background
  • 3 years C&I design experience minimum
  • Gas and ATEX experienced
  • Electrical design experience would be beneficial

If you’re interested in being part of a professional team responsible for developing projects from concept to commissioning please submit your CV to recruitment@technicaltd.com in the first instance.

TECHNICA INSTALLS FIRST WIND TURBINE AT GRIMSBY HEADQUARTERS 150 150 Technica Ltd

TECHNICA INSTALLS FIRST WIND TURBINE AT GRIMSBY HEADQUARTERS

Technica is pleased to announce that it has successfully completed the installation of the first vertical axis wind turbine of its type in the UK.  Working with installation partners Abacus Lighting (www.abacuslighting.com) the installation has brought an end to the first phase of this exciting new development project.

The EOW-200 turbine was purchased from our Florida based turbine partner Be-Wind (www.be-wind.com) and following receipt of planning permission from North East Lincolnshire Council, the installation will serve multiple purposes as Technica look to increase their green credentials.

Firstly, following the signing of a distribution agreement with Be-Wind, the turbine was used as a technology demonstrator for potential customers and other parties interested in renewable energy within the UK.  Secondly, Technica aim to undertake further research and development regarding how the power generated from the turbine can be harnessed in the most efficient way, now with the benefit of real life data and finally, the turbine will be connected to an existing array of solar panels installed at Technica ensuring that the power generated by the turbine will further reduce Technica’s carbon foot-print and demonstrating the utility of combined wind / solar production.

Managing Director of Technica, Richard Law commented “I am delighted that we have finally been able to install the turbine at our Headquarters in Grimsby which is rapidly becoming the wind capital of the UK and we look forward to being able to undertake further research into this novel technology”.  Richard continued “As the UK looks to de-carbonise, we believe that the ability to combine technologies such as this turbine, into local micro-grid energy solutions can make a significant contribution to the UK energy needs”.

Technica has already been working with Chris Bingham, Professor of Energy Conversion at the University of Lincoln (www.lincoln.ac.uk) and will continue to explore opportunities for the use of this technology within the residential and small-scale industrial sectors.

The novel design of the turbine means that it has a much wider generating window than traditional turbines and the small footprint and lightweight structure makes the turbine ideal for installation in either an urban environment or on top of high-rise buildings or masts.

Technica wishes to extend thanks to Abacus for their support during the installation and to our neighbours at Great Coates Motors (www.greatcoatesmotors.com ) for allowing us to access their land during the installation.  We would like to add further recognition to Gina Waterhouse and Humber and Lincolnshire LEP for their assistance.

TECHNICA CHOSEN TO UNDERTAKE NEXT PHASE OF GAS COMPRESSOR STATION UPGRADE PROJECT FOR NATIONAL GRID 150 150 Technica Ltd

TECHNICA CHOSEN TO UNDERTAKE NEXT PHASE OF GAS COMPRESSOR STATION UPGRADE PROJECT FOR NATIONAL GRID

Grimsby based Engineering Solutions Provider, Technica were celebrating a further contract win from the UK natural gas transmission operator National Grid.

The project, at Aberdeen Compressor Station was awarded as an ‘opt-in’ clause to a previous contract, awarded to Technica in April 2020, and follows the successful delivery of a site wide conceptual design for the upgrade of this essential compressor station throughout 2020 and early 2021.

The latest phase requires Technica to provide detailed design, supply, installation and commissioning works for Compressor Control and Protection Systems, Fire and Gas, SCADA, UPS, Telemetry and integration into existing Metering, Gas Quality and Motor Control Centres  across all three compressors and the station systems.  Delivery of the project commenced back in May and sees Technica managing turbine control system specialists Holland Controls B.V. (www.holland-controls.com), World class power solutions provider Benning (www.benning.de) as well as other instrumentation partners throughout 2021 and 2022.

The delivery of the project is being overseen by Projects Director, Andy Smith who commented “This contract award concluded a detailed contractual negotiation period and followed the successful delivery of the site-wide conceptual design which we completed earlier this year”.  He continued “To be selected to the deliver the next phase of work is fantastic news and allows us to demonstrate our significant experience in delivering EPC projects such as this”.

Managing Director, Richard Law stated “This order represents a significant step forward for our business and further cements our reputation as an organisation who can be trusted to deliver complex projects such as this”.

Chairman of Technica, John Davison said “The successful delivery of this project will be transformational for our business and I am delighted for our employees and specifically the team of people who have worked hard to secure this order”.  He concluded by stating that “We recognise the significant amount of trust National Grid has placed in us and we look forward to successfully delivering on our pledge to deliver excellence”.

The project will deliver significant revenue over the next two years into this growing business.

National Grid (www.nationalgrid.com) own and operate the gas National Transmission System (NTS) in Great Britain, with day-to-day responsibility for balancing supply and demand. Their network comprises approximately 7,630 kilometres (4,740 miles) of high-pressure pipe, 23 compressor stations and 618 above-ground installations.

For over 15 years, Technica (www.technicaltd.com) has developed the capability to design and deliver complex Electrical, Control, Instrumentation, Mechanical and Process engineering solutions.  They specialise in Fiscal and Non-Fiscal metering, RTU, Fire and Gas, SCADA and industrial automation and control, Local Gas Treatment and the provision of site installation and maintenance.

They are also able to provide EPC, EPCM and consultancy services to clients and have extensive experience in the successful delivery of CDM projects as both Principal Designer and Principal Contractor.

Formed in 1938, German based power solutions provider Benning (www.benning.de) has grown to become one of the largest privately owned providers of AC/DC power supplies, UPS systems, rectifiers, inverters and battery systems serving the power generation / distribution, oil, gas, petrochemical, infrastructure and transportation, manufacturing, production, telecommunications and IT / Data processing sectors.

Holland Controls (www.holland-controls.com) are an independent specialist in turbine control systems with their core business being based on delivering optimum control system solutions for existing gas turbines, reciprocating engines and related equipment.

 

TECHNICA METERING EXPERTISE RECOGNISED BY JOINT OFFICE OF GAS TRANSPORTERS 150 150 Technica Ltd

TECHNICA METERING EXPERTISE RECOGNISED BY JOINT OFFICE OF GAS TRANSPORTERS

Technica Service Manager Marc Baynham has been approved as an independent technical expert by the Joint Office of Gas Transporters.  This formal recognition came into effect on 1 October 2021 and will run for a period of 12 months and recognises his competency to undertake independent audits and maintenance inspections on a range of flow meters and chromatographs.

Commenting on the approval, Marc stated “I am really pleased that my knowledge and experience has been formally recognised by the Joint Office and that this will allow me to expand the capabilities of our Service Department at Technica”.

Managing Director of Technica, Richard Law commented “This approval is a reflection of the expertise Marc has within this field and the calibre of the individual”.  He continued “The inclusion of Marc will allow us to continue to diversify our metering services through the addition of audits and maintenance verifications to new clients as well as consolidating our position with existing clients”

Launching their service department earlier this year, Technica has already secured contracts for the provision of annual metering maintenance services for Centrica and Gassco as well as undertaking recent audits and metering validation for an independent energy client.

Alongside this capability to undertake maintenance and verification works in relation to fiscal metering and analysis systems, Technica has the capability to design, fabricate, install and commission a large range of metering skids ranging in size from 2” up to 48” in diameter as well as the design and build of flow computer racks and analysis systems.

Formed in 2003, Technica (www.technicaltd.com) has developed a reputation for the successful delivery of complex electrical, control, instrumentation, mechanical and process engineering solutions.  Having the ability to produce in-house multi-disciplinary designs and then deliver these as  turn-key projects has allowed Technica to gain expertise in electro-mechanical, instrumentation and automation projects for the international energy, green energy, petrochemical, industrial, maritime and infrastructure sectors.

They are also able to provide EPC, EPCM and consultancy services to clients and have extensive experience in the successful delivery of CDM projects as both Principal Designer and Principal Contractor.

The Joint Office of Gas Transporters (www.gasgovernance.co.uk) are responsible for efficiently administering the governance of the process for modifying the commercial regime which underpins the GB gas industry.  They achieve this by publishing industry information and by hosting industry meetings.

TECHNICA AWARDED FURTHER SERVICE CONTRACT 150 150 Technica Ltd

TECHNICA AWARDED FURTHER SERVICE CONTRACT

Less that one month after announcing the creation of a Service Department and the award of their first service contract, Technica are delighted to have signed a subsequent contract with Norwegian energy giants Gassco.

From 1 August 2021, Technica will provide metering services for the fiscal measurement and associated instrumentation at the Gassco Langeled receiving terminal at Easington.  The contract runs for an initial one year period and will be delivered by a Senior Member of the newly created Service Department.

Speaking of this second contract win, Managing Director of Technica, Richard Law commented “The addition of this capability to Technica is already starting to receive interest from a number of sources and we are very grateful to Gassco for this contract award”.

Service Department Manager, Marc Baynham said “I am delighted that Gassco have chosen Technica to provide this service and we look forward to providing them with an excellent service”.  He continued “This contract win is further evidence of our expertise in complex instrumentation and fiscal metering both locally and UK wide”.

Alongside this capability to undertake maintenance and verification works in relation to fiscal metering and analysis systems, Technica has the capability to design, fabricate, install and commission a large range of metering skids ranging in size from 2” up to 48” in diameter as well as the design and build of flow computer racks and analysis systems.

Formed in 2003, Technica (www.technicaltd.com) has developed a reputation for the successful delivery of complex electrical, control, instrumentation, mechanical and process engineering solutions.  Having the ability to produce in-house multi-disciplinary designs and then deliver these as  turn-key projects has allowed Technica to gain expertise in electro-mechanical, instrumentation and automation projects for the international energy, green energy, petrochemical, industrial, maritime and infrastructure sectors.

They are also able to provide EPC, EPCM and consultancy services to clients and have extensive experience in the successful delivery of CDM projects as both Principal Designer and Principal Contractor.

Gassco (www.gassco.no) are a Norwegian based operator of gas processing plants, platforms and terminals and is responsible for transporting Norwegian gas to continental Europe and the UK through a 8300km network of pipelines.  Within the UK, they operate receiving terminals at Easington in East Yorkshire and St Fergus in Scotland.

TECHNICA WIN CONTRACT TO SUPPORT CENTRICA AT EASINGTON TERMINAL 150 150 Technica Ltd

TECHNICA WIN CONTRACT TO SUPPORT CENTRICA AT EASINGTON TERMINAL

Having announced a restructuring of their leadership team in early June, Technica have wasted no time in securing a contract win for the provision of service and maintenance support.

From 1 July 2021, Technica will provide all maintenance services for the fiscal metering and instrumentation on behalf of Centrica at Easington Terminal.  The contract was awarded following a competitive process and will last for an initial two-year period.  It has created three additional roles within the rapidly growing business and will see two of these roles permanently based at the East Riding of Yorkshire site.

Speaking of the contract win, the new Managing Director of Technica, Richard Law said “This represents our first significant service and maintenance contract win as a business and we are very pleased Centrica have awarded it to Technica.  Work such as this forms part of our current business plan and we are hopeful that it will be closely followed by similar contracts from other clients”.

Owner and Chairman at Technica, John Davison stated “This contract is further demonstration of our ability to support the many energy and industrial clients on the Humber Bank and further afield.  It represents our willingness to provide cost effective engineering services to our clients, as well as strengthening and diversifying our capabilities”.

Alongside the new capability to undertake maintenance and verification works in relation to fiscal metering and analysis systems, Technica has the capability to design, fabricate, install and commission a large range of metering skids ranging in size from 2” up to 48” in diameter as well as the design and build of flow computer racks and analysis systems.

Formed in 2003, Technica (www.technicaltd.com) has developed a reputation for the successful delivery of complex electrical, control, instrumentation, mechanical and process engineering solutions.  Having the ability to produce in-house multi-disciplinary designs and then deliver these as  turn-key projects has allowed Technica to gain expertise in electro-mechanical, instrumentation and automation projects for the international energy, green energy, petrochemical, industrial, maritime and infrastructure sectors.

They are also able to provide EPC, EPCM and consultancy services to clients and have extensive experience in the successful delivery of CDM projects as both Principal Designer and Principal Contractor.