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Safety Engineering Leader (AG44895)

Date Posted: 24/04/2017
Area: Aberdeen
Duration: 6 months
Rate: Negotiable
Type: Contract
Ref: AG44895

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.


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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 Masters 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


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