10 Apr, 2024

Oil and Chemicals Insurance Risk Engineer

£65,000 - £110,000 yearly
  • Mark Stracey Recruitment
  • Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Engineer Insurance, Risk & Safety Oil & Gas

Job Description

Salary: £65,000 - £110,000 (max) + housing allowance 

Location: Abu Dhabi or Dubai



The company is a leading player in the International high hazard Insurance sector, where it is involved in cover associated with a variety of sectors including oil and gas, refining, petrochemicals, LNG, metals, and mining, maritime, mass- transport and so on. The organisation’s Gulf hub is enjoying significant client support and impressive levels of growth. The highly successful business offers additional advisory services on a range of Insurance issues such as claims, risk mitigation and BI management.



The company is seeking 2 engineers with very significant experience in Oil/Gas, LNG, Refining or Petrochemicals. The successful candidates are likely to be degree qualified Mechanical or Chemical Engineers who have excellent knowledge of process operations /production/maintenance/asset management /integrity and operational process safety management. The successful candidate will be the engineering representative on key accounts, supporting the company’s executive teams with technical analysis and insights. A key part of the role will be conducting Underwriting Surveys whose output will be a description of the facilities, an analysis of loss control features and engineering/ financial based loss estimates. Other key deliverables include the production and delivery of training packages and contributing to BCM and ERM type studies. Applicants are sought primarily from offshore production, gas processing, refining, ethylene and derivatives, BTX  or ammonia/methanol industries; however, the ability to be adaptable and to quickly grasp new technical and loss prevention principles is the core requirement.


As well as a hydrocarbons or chemicals process Operations/Production background, it is essential that the candidates also bring significant experience/knowledge of at least one of the following:

Process Safety

Inspection/Asset Integrity/Condition surveys

Maintenance, or Inspection/Asset Integrity

Business Interruption /Consequential Loss

Additional experience in a construction/project execution type role is also an advantage, but not essential.


General Attributes /Location /Core Requirements:


For all the roles the following attributes would be beneficial but are not essential:

Fluency in Arabic

Fluency in French

At least one of the Energy Risk Engineer positions will be based in UAE, either Abu Dhabi or Dubai


All the roles have core requirements:

They involve 60-80 nights away per year within EMEA.

Written and Verbal Communication skills are essential, as is the ability to work at all levels within a client Organisation. Production of the Underwriting report following a survey is a key skill.

The ability to lead a team of insurance engineers to conduct Underwriting Surveys, typically between 2- and 5-day duration at client sites.

For key sites or large sites extended surveys of 2 weeks are sometimes required

Fluency in English (written and spoken) is essential.

Interested and suitably qualified candidates should forward a native Word CV to Mark Stracey at Mark Stracey Recruitment E mail markstracey@markstracey.com 

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