Safety Engineering Leader

£20,000.00 - £30,000.00 Per Year
14 Apr 2017
14 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

The job-holder must work closely with the Company’s engineering and operations groups to ensure that a comprehensive advisory service is provided which takes into account specific engineering constraints. The job-holder will be required to travel to offshore and onshore operational sites as part of their duties to conduct safety briefings, safety engineering studies and general communication activities.

Key Responsibilities

• Provide safety engineering advice and support to Company departments, ensuring assurance of technical safety aspects is carried out
• Ensure that major hazards are identified, adequately assessed, evaluated and managed in accordance with relevant statutory, group and corporate requirements
• Identify where safety engineering elements are not fully integrated into the Company Management System and propose solutions to rectify the situation
• Budget and cost management within own activity area including the performance management of safety engineering consultancies
• Be aware of changes in regulatory requirements and advise relevant departments of requirements to comply
• Be cognisant of the potential for damage to the Company’s reputation when advising or liaising with external stakeholders
• Take a lead role in the technical decision-making process relating to Safety Engineering

Main Activities

• Lead and performance manage discipline engineers, responsibility for providing work direction and technical guidance, developing work plans, checking work/project progress, identifying team resources, setting priorities and time schedule
• Provide guidance and support to engineers within discipline team
• Contribute to the development of the discipline budget (Studies and Modifications) and ensure closure expenditure is within acceptable % of original budget
• Deputise for SHE Manager when required
• Develop specifications, terms of reference and scopes of work for specific safety engineering studies
• Working with minimal supervision, provide safety engineering advice to departments
• Manage the planning process for a complete job, ensuring timescales are met
• Coach, train and support colleagues in specific areas of expertise
• Write procedures, specifications and technical reports relating to safety engineering
• Liaise/communicate with external stakeholders (e.g. HSE) where required
• Ensure relevant safety engineering statutory reporting requirements are carried out
• Organise, facilitate or participate in HAZOP, HAZID, risk assessments and other safety engineering reviews
• Work with SHE Technical Assistant to identify requirement for updates to formal risk assessments, QRAs and Safety Cases / COMAH Reports and other relevant statutory documentation.
• Proactively identify safety engineering issues/problems to be addressed and by working closely with other disciplines, identify solutions
• Provide technical guidance regarding working practice/timescale of work carried out for contracted services
• Advise relevant departments of requirements to comply with legislation, corporate/group standards & guidance
• Identify additional resources/ capabilities required providing cost-justification to SHE Manager

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

• Relevant and appropriate major accident risk industry experience (oil and gas / chemical / nuclear, etc.)
• Educated to degree level in a relevant discipline and preferably hold or working towards a Master’s degree in an engineering discipline
• Chartered Engineer or equivalent, or working towards Chartership status
• Comprehensive safety engineering related knowledge of current and emerging legislation and industry trends
• Thorough knowledge of risk assessment techniques and experience of organising and where appropriate, facilitating/chairing HAZOP, HAZID, safety engineering risk assessments and reviews
• Developing technical expertise through external courses and conferences and self-learning
• Experience of mentoring and coaching individuals
• Delivering clear concise safety engineering information both written and verbal to stakeholders
• Possess current UK Offshore Survival Certificate and current UK offshore medical certificate
• Lead Audit Qualification