Process Safety Engineer - Chemical Process

Leeds/ Bradford / York
£32,840 to £41,049 dependent on experience
23 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

We currently have an opportunity for Process Safety Engineer with a Chemical Process focus to join our Asset Integrity function.

Process Safety Engineer (Chemical Process)

Salary: £32,840 to £41,049 dependent on experience + quarterly bonus + pension + 25 days holiday
Location: Can be based in either Leeds / Bradford / York

Purpose of the role

We’re looking for an experienced Chemical Process engineer to work within the Asset Integrity, Process Safety Team to provide guidance, risk assessment and direction, for the delivery of key process safety and sustainability improvement objectives to establish a documented level of Asset Integrity within Yorkshire Water.

The Process Safety Team is responsible for identifying and mitigating significant asset integrity risks across a wide asset group, e.g. digestion plants, chemical processes, steam generation etc.

The team play a vital role in shaping the strategy of the wider business in ensuring a sustainable approach to continuous process safety risk management.

This role will be responsible for conducting investigations and completion of remedial solutions working with internal and external colleagues to ensure all work is completed to high standards and that the process safety risks factors have been fully accounted for.

This role will also provide technical support for operations and other delivery projects in their field of expertise.

Key Accountabilities

· Provide support to the Process Safety Team and wider personnel comprising technical specialists, construction leaders, operators, inspection and process safety engineers. This includes a wider, multi-disciplined contract resource involved in the investigation and inspection of Yorkshire Water assets.
· Project Lead streams within the Process Safety Workload, with a primary focus on the identification and mitigation of significant process safety risks.
· Inform the Process Safety Team on the results from the project's investigations including: risk reports, action prioritisation, common high-risk themes, site specific priorities and recommendations for risk mitigation.
· Develop project plans - articulate project risk, productivity, effectiveness, cost reports and efficiency.
· Support the long-term sustainability to the project, by liaising closely with Senior Engineering Project Manager to report the project output. 
· Support and participate in project and business-wide process safety related incident investigations
· Act as the Technical Support on Health & Safety matters covering all aspects of the Control of Work within designated projects. This will include the provision of technical advice, support and reporting on safety issues, investigations and recommendations regarding Health and Safety.
· Responsible for ensuring opportunities to rationalise and optimise investigation and inspection phase activities are explored before remediation scopes are finalised. 
· Responsible for ensuring opportunities to rationalise and optimise investigation and inspection phase activities are explored before remediation scopes are finalised. 
· Implement innovative solutions to progress the project without impacting on safe engineering practices. 
· Support the transfer of inspection and engineering specific knowledge built up over the project life-cycle to the relevant YW department to support business-wide process safety sustainability.
· Responsible for project managing inspections for establishing the mechanical integrity, safety and necessary gap closure remediation works for high hazard and/or major assets.
· Accountable for ensuring that all asset data, as-built drawings and technical documentation has been updated on corporate systems and is truly representative of the asset.


Knowledge and Skills Required


· Proven Experience and Knowledge of Chemical Process Engineering related to the waste and water industry
· Proven experience of engineering project management
· Proven Experience and Knowledge of Process Engineering in the waste and water industry
· Knowledge of high hazard plant environment and Health and Safety regulations such as COMAH and DSEAR. 
· Knowledge of Process Safety Management principles (e.g. HAZOP, LOPA, Inspection Standards (API, EEMUA), Pressure Relief Studies etc, and other risk identification studies).
· Experience in identifying practical/innovative solutions to ensure the risks from a process plant are As Low As Reasonably Practicable (ALARP) with the ability to apply cost-benefit analysis where appropriate.
· Familiarity internal business Control of Work policies and procedures. This includes ensuring the availability, isolation and access of plant and equipment (e.g. confined space entry, hot work etc).
· Knowledge of Management of Change (MoC) procedure in permanent and temporary changes to assets, plant and equipment.
· Ability to understand and practically discuss the relevant aspects of technical and process safety related investigations and documentation i.e. Engineering Risk Assessment/Safety Reviews, Functional Design Specifications, Process and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs), Electrical/Loop drawings etc.
· Full valid EU driving license


· Asset management experience within a engineering or process related industry 
· Previous experience gained within the water or waste water sectors or within the broader utilities, process or manufacturing industry sectors.

What's in it for you?

Career enhancement and development, colleague well-being and a genuinely positive work experience for all are key priorities. We are continuously evolving and improving our ways of working and you will support us in achieving our vision of 'taking responsibility for the water environment for good'.

Company Information

Everyone has an idea of what a water company does. Here in Yorkshire we make sure that all 5.2 million people living in the region have clean safe drinking water on tap and their waste water taken away. But for us it's so much more than this.

We care passionately about the environments and communities in which we work; we always look for new innovative ways to do things that deliver great value for our business and deliver the service our customers want and expect.

Our customers are at the heart of what we do and how we do things. We work best as a company to deliver this when we work together - team work, creativity, enthusiasm and passion are inherent within our 3000 people who work 24/7 365 days a year to keep Yorkshire's water flowing.

We are a business that has its eye on the future, planning ahead to look after Yorkshire's water, today, tomorrow and always.

Yorkshire Water values equality, diversity and inclusion we celebrate and support difference and believe that everyone should be treated with respect. We welcome applications from all individuals, regardless of gender, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, religion or belief and trade union membership.

Yorkshire Water reserve the right to close this position before the published closing date, should the need occur. We therefore advise that you complete and submit your application as soon as possible.

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