Process Safety Engineer

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  • Location

    Aberdeen, Scotland

  • Sector:

    Oil and Gas

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  • Salary:

    Up to £0.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Gordon Clark

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  • Published:

    7 months ago

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Our client a leading Oil & Gas operator are seeking a Process Safety Engineer for a Permanent opportunity based in Aberdeen.

Position Overview

The Asset Support Safety Engineer will perform the day to day tasks to support safety engineering activity across the assets.


* Maintain a thorough understanding of relevant regulations, company procedures and best practice
* Work proactively with the onshore and offshore teams to provide timely and accurate safety engineering and process safety advice
* Support & promote the technical and process safety element of the SEMS across the business
* Actively seek areas for safety engineering and process safety improvement and develop sustainable efficient solutions
* Follow and comply with company Golden Rules, Procedures, & Policies and hold others to account to do the same

Key Duties

* Provide safety engineering and process safety related information, advice, training and support
* Monitor, maintain, review and develop Technical and Process Safety processes and procedures
* Participate in Process Safety related incident investigation so that lessons can be learnt and are effectively communicated across other sites and groups
* Safety Engineering and process safety focal point for specific site(s) to promote the use of Key processes which support prevention of Major Accident Hazards
* Support and participate in technical and SEMS audits
* Provide oversight on all activities which impact on Major Accident Hazards
* Provide technical input for COMAH and Safety Case Management
* Act as focal point in facilitating and coordinating HAZIDs, Risk Assessments, P&ID reviews, ALARP studies, Major Accident Hazard Screening ensure that standards for screening / assessment are maintained.
* SCRA/ORA review and input (some require extensive Process Safety Engineer(PSE) input and facilitation of RAs and TNs to demonstrate legislative compliance to support decisions) we are responsible for 19 Performance Standards and provide input to the TAs
* Ops support, providing Technical and Process Safety justification for continued operations where appropriate
* Provide Technical and Process Safety support for management of change process, including review of AFA's, TQ's, P Forms, and WMS deferrals
* Preparation of technical notes to ensure compliance with Legislative requirements and provide technical justification to resolve Technical and Process safety related issues
* Liaison with the ICP to resolve actions raised at periodic verification visits
* Chair and where required participate in HAZIDs, P&ID reviews, Risk Assessments (Hot Work Naked Flame assessments, Shutdown scopes, Non-standard mechanical isolation reviews, AFA scopes, input to Wells RAs
* Support Regulator visits to sites for Technical and Process Safety focus
* Review of changes to be made to the Safety Case and COMAH Safety Report Provide Technical and Process Safety input into responses to the regulator where required
* Project Technical and Process Safety support
* Prepare and support Safety Case amendments, Material Changes and Combined Operations Notifications submissions
* Plan, participate and support Safety Case Thorough Review and COMAH Safety Report reviews
* Participate in design and construction reviews, HIRAs, PSA's, star-up readiness reviews
* Record, measure and trend analysis of process safety performance in line with KPI's
* Provide Technical and Process Safety input into safety alerts, bulletins and lesson learned where applicable
* Act as delegate for Technical and Process Safety Technical Authority when required having completed the Technical Authority appointment assessment
* Fulfil role of out of hours contact as required

Education Attainment & Accreditation

Chartered Engineer
* Relevant engineering degree or equivalent risk management qualification with considerable technical experience in a similar role
* Post graduate qualification or equivalent in Safety and Reliability Engineering preferred

Professional Skills & Experience

* Well rounded work experience preferred, with significant direct experience in either oil & gas operations or onshore support role closely linked to oil & gas operations
* Previous experience as a technical safety professional in the oil and gas industry
* Knowledge and understanding of the UK regulatory regime
* Appreciation of Human Factors

Interpersonal Skills & Qualities
* Enthusiastic and motivated to make a difference
* Strong ability to bring tasks to completion
* Excellent time management, prioritization and organizational skills
* Excellent communicator (both written and verbal)
* A collaborative working style and ability to build strong relationships with a variety of stakeholders
* Strong planning and analytical skills with an eye for detail
* Work proactively, and find sustainable solutions to challenges which may arise
* Ability to challenge the status quo and influence others embrace change and continual improvement

* Ability to travel offshore