02 Apr, 2024

Process Safety Engineer

  • The Oil and Pipelines Agency
  • Remote
Process Engineer Oil & Gas

Job Description

The role: OPA are looking to appoint an additional Process Safety Engineer, on a permanent contract to provide additional process safety support for our various business initiatives across the UK OFDs, the RAF Bases, Major Projects, and other appropriate areas, potentially such as Singapore, and Gibraltar. 

The candidate is required to provide process safety and risk management support to line management, other functional teams and stakeholders, through the application of risk management tools, such as  DSEAR/HAC assessments, HAZOPs/HAZIDs, etc and assistance in the development and maintenance of MACR/ COMAH Safety Reports. These include assisting in developing, implementing, or participating in hazard assessment processes and workshops, to improve the organisations compliance to COMAH/MACR legislation and relevant good practice.

Due to operations over the assets being managed covering sites across, England, Scotland, and overseas, it necessitates a moderate amount of travel and need to spend nights away from home in order to carry out the duties required. Therefore, candidates will need to have a full (preferably clean) driving licence.

Responsibilities include:

  • Ensure risk mitigation, safety and effectiveness of design and operations through legislative compliance; identification and management of risk factors and the principles of ALARP for COMAH sites by facilitating and/or participating in assessments such as;
    • Hazardous Area Classification assessments/DSEAR assessments,
    • HAZOPs/Design Reviews/HAZIDs,
    • SIL / LOPA assessments,
    • Human factor (HRA) assessments,
    • Environmental Risk Assessments (ERAs),
    • Hazard & Effect Registers (HERS) / Bowties,
    • Occupied Building Risk Assessments (OBRAs) / Credible Fire Scenario assessments,
  • Assist with the development and maintenance of COMAH Safety Reports for all relevant OPA controlled sites/assets,
  • Support OPA Business initiatives, Major Projects, minor new works projects, reporting, research or incident investigation as may be required,
  • Assist in the selection of improved safety measures/barriers for engineering changes to the Assets managed by OPA,
  • Promotion of the delivery of key health, safety, environment and quality targets and success factors for OPA core business functions, and propose new, more cost-effective ways of meeting HSSE and Quality requirements,
  • Design, facilitate/conduct training for line management, OPA staff and third-party partners as might be appropriate,
  • Monitor the timely close-out of corrective actions and produce regular reports,
  • Provide regular reports on HSSE performance data from sources such as the Velocity EHS database to internal and external stakeholders to facilitate learning and continual improvement,
  • Conduct HSSEQ tender evaluations for contract awards.

The candidate An Engineering graduate with DSEAR experience and a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a high risk (I.e. COMAH) industry, together with extensive experience in all aspects of process safety management and understanding of the regulatory aspects of MAHs as these relate to tank storage operations and COMAH regulatory requirements.

The post holder will need to build and maintain, strong positive and creditable working relationships with all stakeholders, both internal and external, therefore you will need excellent influencing skills, be able to communicate at all levels and be comfortable positively challenging when there are issues evident on project delivery.


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