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Technical Safety Engineer

  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Safety (HAZOP, HAZID, SIL and LOPA)
  • Date posted: 03/09/2018
  • Job reference: VR/43918
This vacancy has now expired.
Purpose of Role
Provides specialist support, advice and guidance on technical aspects of safety, enabling the Company in fulfilling its regulatory compliance obligations. To ensure that they are up to date with Industry developments and best practice.

Duties & Responsibilities to include:-
Development and upkeep of operational Safety Cases in line with legislative requirements, conducting Thorough Reviews in line with SCR 2005 requirements and current best practice, and applying this philosophy to all Operations
Technical safety overview of modifications projects etc. (e.g. review of project generated safety studies)
Co-ordination of and participation in technical safety risk assessment activities (eg. HAZID, HAZOP, etc.)
Co-ordination of activities undertaken by external Consultants
Provision of technical safety and risk management support and advice to operational and project personnel
Guide and advise operations staff on SCE Performance Standard verification & Assurance Scheme issues
Develop and deliver Major Accident Hazard Awareness programmes for offshore
Liaison with regulatory authorities and other relevant external bodies
Conduct support visits to Operational Locations
Keep up to date with scientific and legislative developments (eg. through Participation in Industry working groups) and integrate new technology and best practice into the Thorough Review Process and SHEMS framework.
The Company will provide a safe working environment for all employees
Employees will take reasonable care for the health and safety of themselves and others and will familiarise themselves and comply with all
Scope of position includes all North Sea offshore installations and installations Offshore West Africa. Travel to all installations and operational locations will be required.

Person Specification

§Good negotiating skills, tact and diplomacy
§Team player but able to work on own initiative
§Excellent communication, written and verbal, and presentation skills.
§Able to gain and maintain the confidence and co-operation of the workforce
§Excellent planning and organizational skills

§Highly motivated, enthusiastic and creative: able to think outside the box

Functional Job Skills

§Thorough understanding of relevant statutory provisions, particularly in relation to Major Accident Hazard Management

§Experience of technical authoring desirable
§Auditing skills


§An engineering degree plus a formal technical safety / risk management qualification - e.g. MSc in Safety & Reliability Engineering

§Chartered or working thorough Chartership via a Engineering Council professional body e.g. SaRS/SEE, IChemE, IMechE

Other Skills required
§The successful candidate should understand the various phenomenological models - eg. Dispersion; Explosion overpressure; Heat radiation, etc.
§They should have an excellent working knowledge of QRA, CBA, FERA, EERA, Passive and Active Fire Protection, and Human Factors.
§Experience in facilitating studies - eg. HAZID, HAZOP, SIMOPs, SIL Assessment, Bow-Tie analysis, ALARP demonstration, etc.
§Familiarity with UK, European and International Codes and Standards.
§Experience in engineering project safety management is preferred.
§Experience in Safety Case Management is essential.
§5 Years experience in a similar position within Oil & Gas, Chemical, or other High Reliability/Major Accident Hazard / COMAH Industry.