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Process Safety Technical Authority

  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Safety (HAZOP, HAZID, SIL and LOPA)
  • Date posted: 28/11/2017
  • Job reference: VR/43364
The Role
The Technical Authority (TA) will act as the senior engineer for Process Safety within operations and will ensure engineering risks are managed and assures adherence to sound engineering practices, standards and processes across all operations related to their discipline. The role also covers broader process engineering.
TA duties will occupy approximately half of the role holders time. Remaining time will be used to support operations, capital projects and / or Engineering Consultancy.
The TA will provide a range of technically acceptable alternatives and risk and value assessments to support the business achieve its objectives related to their discipline.
The TA will be responsible for establishing and maintaining required group level discipline engineering practices, standards and processes which will be incorporated within the Company Operating System.
The TA will provide discipline engineering verification of studies, projects and modifications.
The TA will support the EA in establish and maintaining a process and schedule to verify compliance with group engineering practices, standards and processes related to their discipline.
The TA will support the EA in monitoring the health of the discipline engineering capability in the organisation and may lead and provide guidance to their discipline network.

Minimum Requirements:
·Bachelors Degree or equivalent in relevant Engineering discipline is required (e.g. Chemical Engineering).
·Chartered or equivalent status (e.g. MIChemE)
·Considerable work experience in regulated, high hazard industries (e.g. Oil & Gas exploration and production, oil refining, gas processing or chemicals manufacturing or power generation).
·Broad experience across the range of process safety disciplines.
·Broad experience across the range of process engineering disciplines.
·Knowledge & application of:
oCOMAH (Process Safety and Predictive Guidance)
oDSEAR Regulations (Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres) and Hazardous Area Classification
oHAZID
oHAZOP
oProcess Hazard Review
oHierarchical approach to Major Accident Hazards
oLayer Of Protection Analysis
oSafe Operating Limits
oOccupied Buildings Risk Assessment
oFire and Explosion Risk Assessment
oOver pressure prevention and protection
oPrimary, secondary and tertiary containment measures
oA range of unit operations
·Process simulation (HYSYS)
·Microsoft Office packages.

In order for your application to be progressed, all candidates must meet the minimum requirements of the job role person specification.