30 Aug, 2023

Risk Engineer – Power Generation/Power Ops

£75,000 - £120,000 yearly
  • Mark Stracey Recruitment
  • Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Engineer Insurance, Risk & Safety

Job Description

£75 to £120,000 PA Tax Free (including housing allowance)

Insurance Sector

A major player in the global high hazard Insurance sector is now looking for a risk engineer with power generation operations experience to join their team in the UAE. The company provides risk engineering services across the globe, for clients in all sectors, from oil & gas exploration and production, through refining, downstream petrochemicals, and power plants.


The role will be heavily client facing, surveying clients’ power generation assets, producing risk assessments, loss estimates and conducting training and benchmarking exercises. The role offers the opportunity to interact with senior client staff in risk management, operations, and engineering functions. The ability to communicate to all organisational levels is a critical competency.


Key Responsibilities:


Standard risk engineering surveys. This is our client’s crucial base offering. A survey consists of a typically 2-3 day visit to a client facility, interviews with key management teams and site tours. The output is an engineering report which details:

Description of the site operations

An analysis of loss prevention/mitigation features

A ranking of the quality of the site and recommendations for improvement

Estimation of property damage, often using bespoke modelling software

The role will also involve carrying out risk assessments of operational power plants and reviews of new projects for power clients

The position will also support the power team in placing risks in international insurance markets

Manage and develop engineering management systems

Develop new and expanded business opportunities

Utilize and develop spheres of influence to develop new and expanded business


Special Skills:


Sound working knowledge of power industry operations , technologies and construction management. Work execution methods and project management are required

Exposure to risk assessed driven decision-making is essential - relevant to the field of expertise

Experience of technical simulation packages for process modelling, risk assessment, project execution purposes as relevant to the field of expertise


Key Skills & Experience:


Experience of both thermal and hydro power plants. Renewable energy and CCGT exposure will be an added advantage

Extensive Insight into gas turbines is essential and a detailed knowledge of the maintenance and failure characteristics of different gas turbine models, brands and components is highly desirable

Significant experience in power operations / maintenance / technical functions in a thermal / hydro power plant

Mechanical Engineering Degree (or equivalent)) is preferred

Combination of Middle East (majority) and world-wide travel required (typically 70-90 days per year)


The company is offering this opportunity on local, tax free staff terms. The remuneration range quoted includes payments for accommodation. Medical cover and travel costs will be met additionally.

Interested and suitably qualified candidates should forward a Word version of their CV to Mark Stracey at Mark Stracey Recruitment E mail   mark.stracey@outlook.com

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