Team Leader Inspection , Heavy Oils (CDU/VDU/DCU)- OQ8

Job title

TL Inspection Heavy Oils (CDU/VDU/DCU)




Downstream – OQ8


QA -  Asset Integrity –  Heavy Oils (CDU/VDU/DCU)



Budget control

*OPEX and/or CAPEX and/or Revenue amount as relevant*

Reporting to

Manager Asset Integrity  

Direct reports


Job purpose

Provides optimal Inspection services and technical leadership for Inspection Heavy Oils (CDU/VDU/DCU) process under  Manager Asset Integrity scope’s through (1) Oversees, coordinates, guides, and monitor Inspection services program at  Heavy Oils (CDU/VDU/DCU) process;(2) Assure effective inspection techniques in-line with inspection procedures, standards & specifications, and (2) Develop plans, procedures, specifications and related technical documents for Heavy Oils (CDU/VDU/DCU) process; in order to ensure integrity and reliability of all processing unit, equipment, piping, and storage tanks.


The position will act in accordance with the OQ8’s Mission, Vision, Values & Strategies, as well as, policies, guidelines, and international standards, supported by an IT Technology platform, HSE standards, Oman’s government & other legal justification’s, and best international practices in consonance with national objectives.

Main tasks and responsibilities

  • Supervise inspection strategies of Heavy Oils (CDU/VDU/DCU) process; monitors corrosion mechanisms, inspection plans, overdue inspection tasks making sure all inspection plans are as per strategies and no overdue inspection. 
  • Follow up scope and frequency of inspection management activities at the sites to ensure the equipment integrity, reliability, and compliance to HSE policy.
  • Assist in developing & establishing inspection standards, specifications, procedures and modifies existing standards and procedures as per plant /units requirement.
  • Reviews & evaluate equipment histories and determines the probable mode of failures, frequency of inspection, and type of inspection required.
  • Evaluate and approve inspection optimization and ensure implementation of proper management of change.
  • Review and verify damage mechanisms related to various operating plants.
  • Conduct periodic monitoring of identified critical process parameters/ IOW’s and co-ordinates with the Process/ Ops team for action on any abnormalities or upsets and communicates findings.
  • Provide input on turnaround scope of work for plant maintenance activities based upon on-stream & equipment history records and the frequency of inspection established.
  • Evaluate critical process equipment, units threats & hazards; pro-actively recommend solutions & Inspection
  • Program and coordinate with the concerned department to prevent any loss of containment & maintain piping and equipment integrity.
  • Coordinate with the other team (operation, external contractors & maintenance) and provide input on repair techniques, materials selection, inspection, and testing requirements.
  • Supervise the implementation and evergreening of RBI (Meridium) in all the plants.
  • Review, comment and verify completeness & acceptability of engineering test packages, pre-commissioning activities & walkthrough punch listing and ensure all quality control documentations are complete.
  • Carrying out external, internal, and on-stream inspection of static equipment/piping for their reliability assessment.
  • Perform failure analysis on corroded and failed components and recommend engineering solutions for failures & Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA).
  • Review and ensure hand-over documents have appropriate details on material specifications and processes in line with contractual requirements.
  • Follow up-to capture any operational upsets, corrosion-related concerns, and variations in critical process parameters.

Key interactions

Internal: All TSD Team Leaders and Engineers, Operations, Maintenance, Procurement & HSE

External: Contractors, 3rd Parties, Consultants, Vendors & Suppliers

Notable Working Conditions. Field Operations and office environment, Moderate to intensive computer screen use.

Education requirements

Minimum qualification required is a college graduate degree in Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Materials Science  or equivalent

Language requirements 

Excellent knowledge of written, read, and spoken English (required)

Background and experience

Competencies and skills

  • 10 + years of total experience within the Oil & Gas / Refinery / Petrochemical industry, with a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in a similar role 
  • Broad understanding of the relevant process on refinery/petrochemical plant & equipment regarding static, piping & storage tank, applicable code & standard (API, ASME, ASTM, PIP &, etc.) and project specifications.
  • Strong experience with Heavy Oils (CDU/VDU/DCU) process
  • Familiar with methodologies/techniques that are applicable to the RBI Practice such as (hazard identification techniques).
  • Experience and well versed in field investigation, inspections, troubleshooting, performance checks, data compilation, etc.
  • Understanding of Process Plant (P& ID / PFD) & Engineering drawings and OEM manuals.
  • Working knowledge of design, manufacture, metallurgy, applicable code & standard associated with inspection of plant/equipment and familiar with QA/QC systems and procedures
  • Experience with Risk-Based Inspection concepts, corrosion-related inspection, and failure analysis.
  • Knowledge & experience in Equipment Inspection, Non-Destructive Testing (NDT), Advanced NDT inspection and techniques, Degradation Mechanism, and Refractory inspections.
  • Competent to prepare Turnaround requirements, technical documents, Meridium- RBI studies, criticality assessments in the tool, and operating windows.
  • Knowledge of:
  • NACE, ASME, and other industry codes
  • RBI, RCA, and Defect Elimination.
  • Risk Assessments, HAZOPS & Safety
  • Good knowledge in QA/QC, ISO 9001, ISO 1400, and HSE plans


  • Experience and well versed in field investigation, inspections, troubleshooting, performance checks, data compilation, etc.
  • Understanding of Process Plant (P& ID / PFD) & Engineering drawings and OEM manuals
  • Supervisory skills.
  • Strong Communication skill verbal and written
  • Personal and Team Accountability
  • Acute Observation / Inspection skills
  • Accurate Reporting skills
  • Effective planning and organizing skills
  • Proficient at interpreting Technical Drawings
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Result orientation
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Decisiveness
  • Exercising influence  
  • Demonstrated ability to cooperate with and influence peers
  • SOP interpretation
  • Knowledge of engineering best practices
  • Refinery commissioning and start-up.
Job Req ID:  55651
Date:  Mar 31, 2024

Duqm, OM

Entity:  Duqm Refinery & Petrochem
Business Unit: 
Country/Region:  OM