23 Dec 2021

Reliability Engineer at Tullow Oil

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Job Description

Tullow Oil is a well-established, recognised independent oil and gas company focussed on Africa and South America. The Group has interests in over 70 exploration and production licences across 15 countries.

Tullow Oil is looking to appoint a Reliability Engineer on a permanent basis. The position will be based in Accra, Ghana. This is a specialist role in Critical Rotating Equipment and Reliability Engineering. It provides leadership and guidance relating to equipment reliability and availability in relation to maintenance.

The Reliability Engineer will be responsible for the day-to-day reliability of the FPSO systems and equipment. You will identify and manage asset reliability risks that could affect production efficiency.


The Successful Candidate Responsibilities include:

Critical Equipment Management

  • Identify and monitor the management of critical equipment for possible impact on the technical integrity of the facility and/or production and ensure that all requirements regarding maintenance, inspection and operation are met.

Reliability Engineering

  • Provide detailed reliability and life cycle cost analysis for units and projects as directed by the Maintenance and Integrity Manager.
  • Build and Maintain a Reliability Database based on Operations and Industry Reliability data.
  • Lead and assist with reliability studies and projects using Reliability, Availability and Maintainability (RAM), Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM) and Failure Modes Effects and Criticality Analysis (FMECA) as required throughout the unit life cycle.
  • Owns the RAM model and responsible for its ongoing update and accuracy. Provides assurance as to the updates made by the project team when delivering new systems.

Reliability Improvement

  • Develop, analyse and report key reliability performance indicators – KPI’s.
  • Use reliability data to develop prioritized equipment reliability improvement programs.
  • Facilitate, lead, and/or participate in assessment teams focused on improving asset reliability, utilization and operating efficiency.
  • Use RAM, RCM, FMECA, RCA output to inform Equipment owners (discipline engineering leads) of changes required to optimize Equipment Maintenance Strategies.
  • Recommend and implement upgrades/modifications to equipment to increase reliability and reduce maintenance cost and operating issues.
  • Conduct vulnerabilities analysis and develop remedial action plans

Defect Elimination

  • Lead equipment failure investigations and facilitates appropriate Root Cause Analysis (RCA).
  • Analyse predictive maintenance data and initiate follow-on corrective work.


Operational Support

  • Work with Operations and Maintenance personnel to troubleshoot equipment faults on an as-needed basis.
  • Participate in scope development and repair of critical equipment as an adviser to Operations and Engineering concerning equipment/facilities capabilities and improvement opportunities.



  • Post graduate industry experience in a relevant engineering discipline.
  • Experience in the offshore oil and gas industry preferred.
  • Experience within operations and maintenance of production facilities.
  • Experience in the operations and maintenance of Rotating Equipment preferred.
  • Expert working knowledge and demonstrable experience of basic reliability processes and tools including Failure Analysis and Root Cause Analysis, RAM modelling , RCM, FMECA, and Life Cycle Cost Analysis (LCCA).



  • A bachelor’s degree or tertiary equivalent in a relevant engineering or related discipline.


In Tullow, all individuals are treated fairly and respectfully, and everyone has equal access opportunities and resources to enable them to contribute to Tullow’s overall success.

To Achieve This, We Offer Our Employees

A performance-driven culture that generates results.
A commitment to your personal and professional development.
A chance to make a difference to our business, working in or leading teams of talented, committed people.
A culture that appreciates inclusion & diversity and provides equal opportunities.
Recognition and reward for your performance.


Method of Application

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Closing Date : 2nd Jan. 2022

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