Technical Safety Engineer

Aberdeen, UK
17 Apr 2012
17 May 2012
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Ref: 5722

Job Title: Technical Safety Engineer

Location: Aberdeen, UK

Our client is a global, diversified, upstream oil and gas company, headquartered in Canada. Our client's three main operating areas are North America, the North Sea and Southeast Asia. They have a portfolio of international exploration opportunities, committed to conducting business safely, in a socially and environmentally responsible manner, and is included in the Dow Jones Sustainability (North America) Index.

Position Overview and Responsibilities:

* Maintaining a set of project Technical Safety Performance standards and guidelines to provide a sound basis for engineering to progress on

* Provide a constant and pro-active review of Technical Safety works and deliverables being produced by the project and engineering contractors

* Manage support contractors or internal employees in the delivery of technical safety studies and reviews

* Support project team with discipline reviews, troubleshooting, HAZOP’s and audits etc

* Support the project throughout the ‘stage-gate’ process in accordance with the Project Delivery System (PDS)  

* Promote the HSEQ objectives and drive down through the project organisation such that works by project personnel, suppliers, contractors and partners is undertaken in an appropriate professional manner

* Participate in the identification of risks and eliminate or implement mitigation measures. Capitalise on potential opportunities

* Provide input to project reporting requirements


* Sufficient experience in working in large scale projects

* Awareness of working within a stage-gate process

* Previous experience of 3rd party tie-backs preferred

* Strong networking and communication skills (externally and internally) – ability to build and maintain internal and external relationships in support of Tech Safety engineering

* Extensive experience of Technical Safety engineering in a Facilities / Developments engineering environment

* A detailed knowledge and application of UK safety case legislation and relevant statutory provisions

* Extensive knowledge of major hazard management, SCEs and Performance Standards

* Principles and use of QRA

* Experience of a client / operator environment and knowledge of the safety, environmental and operational aspects of their work

* Problem solving / analysis and decision making (Within own recognised boundaries)

* Knowledge of process design safety through application of inherently safe design and international standards relating to layers of protection, pressure protection, relief & de-pressurising systems and instrumented protection systems

* Involvement in Conceptual / FEED / Detailed Design / Operation of facilities

* Familiarity with Technical Safety deliverables

* Previous Operator experience preferred

* Demonstrable knowledge of engineering contractor practices

* Competent in the preparation and delivery of progress reports

* Good overall understanding of Project context & lifecycle

* Have the ability to work unsupervised and as part of a team

* Display a flexible attitude and have the ability to react to changing scenarios and priorities

* Excellent written and presentation skills, with ability to adapt style and content of presentation for both technical and non-technical audiences

* Ability to display confidence in own abilities and is motivated to deliver

For a confidential discussion please contact Wayne Stynes directly in London, UK on +44 (0)208 380 0641 or by email: