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Senior Process Safety Engineer

Immingham, United Kingdom
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The Senior Process Safety Engineer is responsible for delivering complex and challenging technical process safety solutions to clients in the form of standalone consultancy, acting as subject matter expert across a range of projects and technical areas and for guiding and checking the technical solutions of more junior Engineers as necessary, on time and budget and in accordance with all relevant Engineering and Company procedures.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Conducting Process Safety activities, e.g. HAZOP, HAZID, SWIFT, LOPA, SIL, ATEX, DSEAR etcetera
  • Ensuring Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) aspects of projects are maintained to relevant acceptable standards
  • Assisting in setting HSE criteria for projects and in the preparation and content of the Process Safety Plan and Environmental Plan
  • Acting as HSE expert for all projects, supporting project management and engineering disciplines with Process Safety concerns and queries
  • Gathering & compiling Process Safety and Environmental information
  • Establishing risk tolerances
  • Preparing Process Safety Basis of Safety
  • Devising suitable and sufficient Hazard Studies to meet client requirements
  • Conducting Process Safety Reviews such as Human factors, Hazardous Area Classification, Inherent Safety, Alarm Prioritisation
  • Maintaining Process Safety documentation for projects
  • Supporting the Business Development team on sales visits, conference calls and/ or client meetings
  • Leading and supporting the production of compelling and competitive proposals

Main Competencies & Accountabilities


  • Hazard Study Leadership
  • LOPA Study Leadership
  • Functional Safety Leadership
  • SIL Determination (Risk, Graph, LOPA)
  • Hazardous Area Classification and DSEAR
  • ALARP demonstration
  • Process Safety Legislation knowledge
  • Environmental Legislation knowledge
  • Process Safety Management Systems
  • Environmental Management Systems
  • Fire and Explosion Analysis
  • Fire Design / Fire Reports
  • Communication
  • Report Writing
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Managing Performance
  • Motivating and Inspiring
  • Change Management


  • Use of Hazard Study Software
  • Human Factors
  • Pressure relief
  • Process Safety auditing
  • Safety Report preparation

Key Indicators/Requirements

  • Achievement of KPI’s with regard to client type, industry sector and terms of engagement
  • Satisfied clients
  • Timely completion of work
  • Quality of work
  • Adherence to relevant Engineering Procedures
  • Professionalism
  • Integrity
  • Trust
  • Team Spirit

Commercial & Risk

  • Inform project manager / line manager of potential project risks identified in a timely manner
  • Work within allocated CTR, man hours, and budget
  • Demonstrate clear understating of the commercial status of projects, identify and manage changes, and understand and manage own budget
  • Will support the development of the project plan and any help develop milestones
  • Will support the incorporation of approved changes into the project plan and will update the plan as required
  • Act as an ambassador for the Company, always presenting the right image to existing and potential clients
  • To attend meetings and forums, representing the Company
  • Assist in the estimating of engineering work packages and development of proposals and other Business Development activities as required from time-to-time
  • Forge links and establish communication with clients and stakeholders

Health, Safety, Environment & Quality

  • Inform project manager / line manager of potential project risks identified in a timely manner
  • Working within the Company’s ISO9001:2008 quality systems
  • Responsible for own safety at work
  • Consideration to be given to others in working environment
  • Adhere to Company and Client Health and Safety procedures
  • Comply with – and work to - relevant procedures and standards, to meet the required level of quality in all outputs
  • Zero non-conformances to all Company, client and project specific quality and safety plans
  • Adherence to PPE requirements, where applicable

Technical Requirements

  • Keep up-to-date with latest industry standards and technology
  • Will share knowledge with more junior members of department, and support continuous improvement through project close out processes, lessons learnt and sharing learnings with the wider engineering community
  • Be familiar with all relevant engineering and design software, with a good understanding of the availability and use of all relevant electronic tools and software
  • Full awareness and understanding of the content of the following Engineering Procedures, and their practical application:
  • EP00 Index of Quality Procedures & Amendment Details
  • EP01 Variation to Project Scope
  • EP02 Project Documentation
  • EP07 Project Debrief
  • EP08 Technical Queries
  • EP20 Document Control Procedure
  • EP21 Project Change Control
  • EP28 Commissioning Procedure
  • EP30 Final Handover Documentation
  • EP35 Legislative Compliance in Engineering
  • EP03 Numbering of equipment
  • EP04 Preparation of P&IDs
  • EP05 Preparation of PFDs
  • EP06 Project Calculation Procedure
  • EP09 Control Philosophy
  • EP40 Relief Valve Sizing
  • EP11 ATEX Mechanical Equipment Compliance
  • EP12 Layers of Protection Analysis (LOPA)
  • EP13 HAZID Study Procedure
  • EP17 Functional Safety Management Procedure
  • EP24 Hazard and Operability Studies (HAZOP)
  • EP26 Preparation of Hazardous Area Documents
  • EP14 Checking and Approving Documents
  • EP16 Design Review
  • EP18 Safety Review Stage 1,2&3
  • EP19 Basic Engineering Specification
  • EP25 Value Engineering Study Guidance
  • EP22 Package Engineering
  • EP23 Procurement of Goods - Major Projects
  • EP38 FAT / SAT Procedure

Full understanding of all Engineering Standards, Procedures, Company Policies, processes and procedures.

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