09 Nov, 2021

Principal Process Safety Engineer

  • Anglo American
  • London, UK
Process Engineer Minerals & Mining

Job Description

Company Description

Join us as our Principal Process Safety Engineer to help us support the development  and implementation of the  global Process Safety Management (PSM) program for our mining processes.

People. Process. Performance. You’ll keep sight of it all. 

The purpose of Technical & Sustainability (T&S) in Anglo American is to drive the future of mining.   Globally located, our T&S departments work together with operations across business units and geographies. Our Safety & Sustainable Development teams aim to help Anglo American be the global leader in safe and sustainable mining. We want to ensure that no-one ever gets hurt or loses their life while working with us, so we are unconditional about safety.

We expect everyone in Anglo American to be a safety leader. That means intrinsic safety in living our values of care and respect, collaboration, accountability, integrity and innovation. We seek talented Principal Process Safety Engineer who share our vision of ‘zero harm’ as well as our belief in a better future for mining.

Are you ready to make a difference?

Job Description

  • Develop, and deploy a global Process Safety Management (PSM) program including development of standards, procedures, and guidelines as well as key performance indicators
  • Lead or facilitate Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) studies such as HAZID, HAZOP, LOPA, etc. on existing, new, and modified processes and define effective risk management controls
  • Lead process safety management assessment during operational risk assurance (ORA) reviews and project toll-gate reviews, including FEED stage reviews, detailed design reviews, and ORR / PSSR
  • Ensure PSM improvement actions from PHA, PSM compliance audits, and Tier I and 2 PSE investigations are identified and tracked to timeous closure
  • Provide expert process safety engineering advice to design, construction, and maintenance engineers and operating personnel.
  • Develop and deploy Process Safety Management training and toolkits for respective stakeholders
  • Lead and/or assist in Tier 1 and 2 process safety event (PSE) investigations


  • Substantial experience in process safety management industry.
  • Expertise and proven track record developing Process Safety Management programs including conducting Process Hazard Analysis such as HAZOP, HAZID, SIL, LOPA, etc.
  • Expertise in fire and safety engineering standards such as NFPA, API, SANS, ANSI, ATEX, etc.
  • Demonstrated expertise in applying root cause analysis in process safety event investigations.
  • Track record leading ideas generation, translation of these into practical initiatives with demonstrated success in Process Safety Management in a global / regional context.
  • Track record of acting as a company-wide coach, advisor and mentor in a technical discipline with change management expertise.
  • Track record of operational experience within a large global multi-commodity mining, manufacturing or related industry.
  • Demonstrated experience in a senior leadership role within a technical environment, including the coordination of knowledge sharing within a sub-discipline, managing workload and reviewing the work of others to ensure consistency with task requirements.
  • Has provided consistent outstanding role model in relation to safety management and engineering practices with a deep understanding of the importance of PSM.

Additional Information

What we offer

When you join Anglo American, you can expect to enjoy a competitive salary and benefits package. But more than this, you’ll find yourself in an environment where the opportunities for learning and growth are second to none. From technical training to leadership programmes, we bring out the best in our people. There are plenty of opportunities to move onwards and upwards too. We’re a large, successful multinational company – and we’re still growing all the time.

Who we are

We aim to lead the industry by pursuing ever safer and more responsible ways of working, demonstrating integrity and showing care and respect for people and the planet. That means we are constantly seeking new opportunities to mine and process our products sustainably, using less water, less energy and more precise extraction technologies.  As the custodians of coal and other precious natural resources – Diamonds (through De Beers), Copper, Platinum and other precious metals, Iron Ore and Nickel – our extraordinary teams work safely and collaboratively, with the utmost consideration for local communities, our customers and the world at large.

How we are committed to your safety

Nothing is more important to us than ensuring you return home safely after a day’s work. To make that happen, we have the most rigorous safety standards in the industry. Not only that, we’re also continually investing in new technologies – from drones to data analytics – that are helping to make mining safer.

Inclusion and Diversity

Anglo American is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to promoting an inclusive and diverse workplace where we value and respect every colleague for who they are and provide equality of opportunity so that everyone can fulfil their potential.

Rewards & Benefits

  • Competitive salary and benefits package
  • Amazing opportunities for learning and growth - from technical training to leadership programs, we bring out the best in people
  • We’re a large, successful multinational company and there are plenty of opportunities to move onward and upwards too.
  • Generous pension plans
  • Subsidised gym memberships

 How to apply

To apply for this role, please complete our online application form. You will have the opportunity to upload your CV and other relevant documentation as part of the process.

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