Permit Author



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Job title: Permit Author
Ref No: 2016-3753
Location: Aberdeen - Offshore
Project: BP Clair Ridge
Duration: 5 Trips

Amec Foster Wheeler ( designs, delivers and maintains strategic and complex assets for its customers across the global energy and related sectors.

With pro-forma 2014 annualised scope revenues of £5.5 billion and over 40,000 people in more than 50 countries, the company operates across the whole of the oil and gas industry - from production through to refining, processing and distribution of derivative products - and in the mining, clean energy, power generation, pharma, environment and infrastructure markets.

Amec Foster Wheeler shares are publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange and its American Depositary Shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Both trade under the ticker AMFW.

Purpose / Role

  • To deliver a high quality, consistent and competent construction permit author capability in accordance with project / company requirements, standards and procedures.
  • To support overall delivery of company goals and safety schedule.
  • To ensure that all Permit To Work (P.T.W.) work scope are created to ensure work is executed in a safe and controlled manner that has no detrimental impact to personnel, fabric or environment

Key aims and objectives

  • To ensure all required discipline tasks are carried out in a safe manner and in accordance with project requirements, procedures and specifications
  • Prime responsibilities and duties
  • The principal responsibilities of the Permit Author are:
  • Overall responsibility to the Work Coordinator for the creation of a safe control of work activities in accordance with these procedures within their area. This includes the creation of all Work Control Certificates (WCC)
  • Read, understand and implement all applicable company / project policies, working practices and procedures, ensuring at all times that the WCC created are completed safely and to a high standard.
  • Ensure all WCC are in accordance with applicable work pack / job card instructions, associated procedures and drawings / sketches
  • Liaising closely with the Area Authority (AA) & Performing Authority (PA) when planning WCCs to ensure all the appropriate mechanical/ process/ electrical hazards and controls have been identified for that task
  • Ensuring that the appropriate level of risk assessment has been carried out for the task; i.e. Level 1 or Level 2 RA
  • Ensure that all documentation associated with the WCC is attached; including but not limited to: Isolation Control Certificates, marked up drawings or P&IDs, Task Risk Assessment, COSHH Manual Handling Certificate and electrical safety documents (Electrical Permit to Work, Sanction for Test, Limitation of Access)
  • To advise and support construction personnel on the installation/site to ensure a greater awareness and safer operation of the system
  • Provide support to trades/disciplines where required, or form part of an integrated multi-discipline Risk Assessment Team.
  • Ensure applicable WCC is in order to complete work scope in a controlled and safe manner.
  • Ensure appropriate Risk Assessments (RA) is in order to complete work scope in a safe and controlled manner.


Job Requirements:



  • 4 year apprenticeship or NVQ level 2 equivalent
  • AMEC Mandatory Training (Induction, risk awareness etc)
  • Technical Qualification (NVQ / SVQ / C&G) in an appropriate trade background
  • BOSIET / Approved Offshore Medical
  • IT Literate (Excel / Word etc)
  • Desirable:
  • ONC / HNC in related Engineering subject



  • Demonstrable experience in a similar role
  • Demonstrable trade background
  • Demonstrable understanding of the basic principles of PTW systems
  • Demonstrable understanding of O&G related HSE practices / procedures.


  • Offshore experience in similar role.
  • Demonstrable experience of CTB PTW experience

Personal qualities, aptitudes and skills

  • English, basic - essential
  • Ability to demonstrate a strong commitment to safety.
  • Flexible - able to comply / adapt to company / client requirements
  • Ability working to and delivering to deadlines.
  • Ability to interact with other personnel within department.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and unsupervised.
  • Desire to learn and develop.
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.
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Amec Foster Wheeler

United Kingdom

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