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Lead Technical Safety Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 04/09/2012
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The Company:
Our Client appears in the FTSE 100 index and is an international energy services company specializing in Oil and Gas and has annual revenues of over £2.6 billion. They believe that it is the people that drive their success, from Project Managers, Project Engineers, consultants to designers and commercial personnel. They work globally employing over 20,000 people on major operations including the UK.

The Role:
Ensure Technical Safety discipline activities are executed within budget and schedule, whilst maintaining technical integrity and act as discipline focal point. Coordinate and ensure correct execution of technical safety discipline activities (Concept, Front End Engineering, Technical study and detail design) for the company on the client project.

Supervisory and Managerial Duties:
o Assist the Head of Engineering and others when requested in the execution of their responsibilities and duties.
o Review and set discipline resource levels to ensure the ideal number of personnel to meet workload and schedule with maximum
efficiency, in consultation with Engineering Manager.
o Ensure that discipline personnel meet the required competency criteria including carrying out appraisals and identifying training.
o Review and approve work output of discipline assigned personnel as required.
o Coordinate the training and mentoring of graduates as required.
o Planning, preparing and chairing (where applicable, see competencies below) HAZIDs, HAZOPs and IPF/SIL assessments as

Main Duties:
o Ensure that the required technical quality of work is maintained.
o Provide technical assistance to discipline assigned personnel as required.
o Ensure scope and schedule changes are controlled in accordance with the Change Control Process.
o Ensure that designs comply with the relevant Codes, Standards, Regulations and procedures.
o Ensure, as far as is practically possible, that all assigned work is carried out in compliance with the agreed budget and
o Keep up-to-date with technical developments, National and International standards and legislative requirements related to the
discipline scope.
o Ensure that estimates and schedules are carried out in a consistent and realistic manner.
o Be member of Technical Response Rota.
o Act as design authority for technical safety discipline.
o Maintain good communication with the Client.
o Encourage and provide lateral learning within the Project.
o Undertake discipline engineering activities as required under company procedures (e.g. safety screening, initiation of risk
reduction measures to demonstrate ALARP, produce required safety engineering studies, review multi-discipline documents to
ensure ALARP designs are adopted, conduct risk assessments and reviews.
o Perform safety screening so that Design team know what is required and why.
o Initiate measures to reduce the risks associated with the design to ALARP.
o Produce various safety engineering (and legislative compliance) studies as required for delivery.
o Review multi-discipline documents to ensure ALARP designs proposals have been adopted.
o Conduct risk assessments and risk reviews in accordance with existing procedures.
o As required, represent the safety team at kick-off meetings, progress and design review meetings.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
o Degree qualified engineer.
o Chartered engineer, (or ‘equivalent European qualification).
o Direct Safety Engineering experience with a second degree (MSc) in safety related subject.
o Meets Employing Company competency requirements for Lead Engineer.
o Fully conversant with UK regulatory environment, standard offshore international and national industry standards and
o Experience in Brownfield oil and gas engineering preferred.
o Management of change experience/skills.
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