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  • Job reference: RMS0195004

Functional Safety Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Norwich, Norfolk
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 27/09/2018
  • Duration: 12 months
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The Role:
This is a great opportunity to join our Process Safety team based in Norwich. This position is responsible for leading risk assessments and LOPA studies of clients UK Assets, and participating in HAZOP's as required. The successful candidate will be integral to the team offering wider support as the business dictates, supporting any new planned activities.

Key responsibilities include:
 Part of the process safety team delivering the process safety improvement programme
 Ensure compliance with all aspects of health, safety and environmental legislation within sphere of responsibility
 Act as Single Point of Accountability for specific project delivery in the Process Safety team, and provide input where required to projects carried out by the operations or projects teams
 Be able to chair and lead LOPA studies on assets as part of the clients extensive ongoing process safety programme.
 Be able to carry out SIL verification and functional safety audits as required on behalf of the TA.
 Participate in ongoing HAZOP studies.
 Management of the SIF database

Knowledge & Experience Required:
 FS Eng (TUV Rheinland) qualified and familiar with the implementation of IEC61508/61511.
 Experienced in chairing and leading Layer Of Protection Analysis studies.
 Ability to carry out SIL verification and functional safety audits.
 A knowledge of Process control systems and alarm management.
 Process/Operational engineering experience in a technical role within the Oil and Gas or Petrochemicals industry preferred.
 Experience of using ABB Trac or similar software products for SIF management
 Awareness of project management fundamentals
 Awareness of management of change processes
 Risk Management - Practical knowledge of risk management within an operational set-up, preferably with actual exposure/experience on an operational site.
 Experience in the generation and use of Task Risk Assessment
 Experience in the use of QA/QC systems such as GOC

Required skills:
 Experience of working in the oil and gas or petro-chemical industry.
 Able to proactively apply previous lessons learnt
 Able to provide integrity and enforce appropriate standards in spite of pressure from other personnel focussing on time and costs.
 Able to recognise risks and hazards.
 Able to prevent conflicts between activities in support of business priorities.
 Able to work with others using a variety of influencing skills to avoid conflict and arrive at the best overall outcome from a business and HSE perspective.
 Open mindedness and the ability to challenge conventional methods of working, examine multiple options and select the preferred solution. Able to prioritise activities
 An enthusiastic approach with a keenness to learn and develop best in class working relationships with contractors and fellow employees alike.

Essential Qualifications
 FS Eng (TUV) Rheinland qualified.
 Degree or equivalent in a relevant engineering discipline.

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

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