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Process Safety Technical Authority

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Norwich, Norfolk
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 10/06/2019
  • Duration: 12 - 24 months
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The Role:
This position is responsible for all issues related to process safety within our clients Southern North Sea (SNS) operation. The prime role is to ensure good design and operating practise is followed that meets all required standards, and ensures all facilities can be operated and maintained in accordance with client and internationally recognised standards.

This position is primarily based in our Norwich office with flexibility required for routine visits to our offshore assets and terminals.

Key responsibilities include:

The Process Safety Technical Authority role encompasses (but is not limited to) the following:


* Ensure all Safety and Environmental hazards are identified, quantified, eliminated or mitigated to ALARP.
* Ensure facilities and modifications are designed to be inherently safe.
* Ensure no intolerable risks remain prior to project or Management Of Change (MOC) approval.
* Ensure the timeliness and quality of all risk assessments
* Ensure full auditable closeout of all risk assessments and actions (i.e. TRM's, HAZID, HAZOP, LOPA etc)
* Ensure all hazardous areas are appropriately identified and equipment specified in accordance with its hazardous area rating.
* Ensure any instrumented protection systems are designed, tested and commissioned in accordance with IEC 61511
* Ensure all activities are done in full compliance with company standards
* Ensure all facilities can be operated and maintained in full compliance with company standards
* Complete regular Site Assurance Survey (SAS) assurance audits
* Discipline focal point for Regulators and External Agencies
* Discipline owner of SNS standards and policies with expectation for periodic reviews
* Approve technical deviations from SNS standards and policies (with appropriate RA)
* Technical approval for SORs and MOCs
* Technical approval for risk assessments (from HAZOPs, TRMs, ORAs, etc.)
* Support asset safety studies such as HAZOPs, LOPAs, TRMs, etc
* Support / lead technical incident investigations and produce 'lessons learnt' bulletins
* Promote discipline 'best practice' through networking groups / forums


* Develop and assess relevant discipline competency framework and training requirements
* Assist with discipline recruitment at all levels
* Act as technical mentor for engineers, technicians, graduates and students

Discipline Standards and Procedure Owner:

* Discipline owner of SNS standards and policies
* Conduct periodic reviews of SNS standards and policies to ensure compliance
* Ensure correct application of relevant SNS and industry standards, policies and practices
* Approve technical deviations from SNS standards and policies (with appropriate RA)

Safety Critical Tasks:

There are a number of Safety Critical Tasks that you will be made aware of and systems you will be required to competently operate.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Qualifications / Experience:

* Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in relevant Engineering discipline is required, idfeally Chartered or equivalent status
* Considerable work experience in regulated, high hazard industries (e.g. Oil & Gas exploration and production, oil refining, gas processing or chemicals manufacturing or power generation).
Broad experience across the range of process safety disciplines.
* Must have experience of HAZID, HAZOP & LOPA

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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