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Loss Prevention Engineering Specialist

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Qatar - Other
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 15/05/2013
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The Role:
Key Result Areas:
• Provides safety and loss prevention information and support, including interpretations of codes, standards and practices, to Operations and Technical Group departments on existing plant and non-plant facilities, facility modifications and new projects.
• Participates and regularly leads a multi-disciplinary team in safety reviews e.g. Hazop study, What-If analysis, Cause and Effects reviews, etc to help resolve day-to-day operations related safety issues and helps determine safety and feasibility of minor facility modifications.
• Participates or leads a multi-disciplinary team in routine and special risk assessment on the entire span of Operations.
• Demonstrates a good understanding of factors influencing the choice of risk assessment techniques and advice client departments (Operations and Technical Departments) on the most appropriate assessment methodologies.
• Prepares safety review/risk assessment reports and provide follow-up tracking advice to client departments.
• Participates in expansion project - design reviews, proposed facility modifications (MOC’s), safety reviews and risk assessment workshops.
• Oversee contractors who facilitate risk assessment and hazard identification for the company.
• Possesses an understanding of how various loss prevention systems fit together and be able to assist and/or write the loss prevention philosophy for projects.
• Participates and occasionally leads Safety Audits dealing with company facilities, activities, procedures and RGEE Management Systems to ensure compliance and encourage continuous improvement in company's business processes.
• Participates in and provides specialist Loss Prevention input during Incident investigations. Assist in analysis of investigation reports to identify systemic failure and provide engineering and procedural enhancements to prevent recurrence.
• Develops safety and loss prevention procedures in conjunction with producing and process facility management.
• Assists in the implementation of RGEE Management System and procedures, which provide line managers with comprehensive guidance on the identification, and mitigation of workplace hazards.

Operating Environment, Framework and Boundaries:
• External EHS authority laws and regulations continue to be developed. Internal EHS procedures require maintenance and updates as part of the RG EHS management system (RGEE).
• Promotes awareness and support for the execution of EHS processes within RG.
• Has a high degree of freedom in the execution of his function to prescribe processes that achieve EHS business objectives.
• Operates in review team(s), within a well-structured environment with a clear reporting framework.
• Extensive amount of co-ordination and planning is required.
Communications and Working Relationships:
Regular meetings with the Head of Safety and Loss Prevention and EHS Manager.
Regular meetings with operations managers and other section heads.
Periodic meetings and presentations to members of the top management team.
Occasional meetings with the shareholders representatives
Occasional meetings with expansion personnel.
Problem Solving/Complexity:
Works in close review teams in Operations and Technical.
Undertakes subordinate advisory roll and assists supervisor and others as appropriate. Refers problems of a more complex or less familiar nature to the EHS Manager
• Capable of reviewing P&IDs, PFDs, logic diagrams, SAFE charts, etc. from a process safety point of view and represents loss prevention in hazards analysis teams.
• Capable of leading hazard identification team studies/reviews (HAZOP/WHAT-IF) write reports and provide follow-up tracking advice. Should be familiar with computer programs used to facilitate hazards identification sessions.
• Capable of applying all risk assessment and risk management processes.
• Capable of using common tools (PC programs) for consequence analysis including jet fire, pool fire, toxic dispersion, flammable dispersion, and explosion overpressure.

Decision Making Authority and Responsibility:
Operates under detailed instructions and established EHS Policies, Procedures and established fire protection and loss prevention design philosophy.
Work is supervised and is subject to regular checking by Head of Safety and Loss Prevention.
Prepares recommendations to the management team that could have impact in access of US$ 10 million in terms of liability and plant availability.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Knowledge Skills and Experience:
• Bachelor of Science degree / MS in Safety or Loss Prevention Engineering or equivalent, obtained within either Europe, North America, Australia
• Must have worked a minimum of 5 consecutive years in a strictly regulated jurisdiction, either Europe, North America, or Australia
• Minimum of 10 years’ experience in safety and loss prevention in a hydrocarbon producing and process industry.
• Possess an understanding of internationally recognized engineering and life safety / fire codes, standards and practices, including Safety Case and API 754
• Possess an understanding of loss prevention systems such as ESD, blow down, fire and gas detection and suppression, active and passive fire protection and various other loss prevention systems.
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