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  • Job reference: RMS0135444

Safety Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Abu Dhabi
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 20/12/2013
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The Company:
A Major International Manufacturing Company based in UAE is experiencing rapid & continued growth and as a result are looking for a number of experts in the field to support operations.

The Role:
Supervises, coordinates and monitors the plant loss control programmes and provides specialist advice and assistance on safety aspects to Plant Departments. Controls the provision of a safe and hygienic work environment for all company and contractor’s personnel in the assigned plant area. Participates in the development of safety procedures and safety training programmes, and in safety audits. Prepares reports on incidents with recommendations for improvement.

1.1 Supervises, coordinates and monitors the plant loss control programmes such as accident prevention, training and inspection programmes. Analyses accidents and recommends actions to update the programmes to control and minimize losses.
1.2 Assists in the formulation and development of plant safety programmes. This includes ensuring the availability of safety manuals, hazardous area instructions, safety materials, safety publications and posters. Brings to the attention of the supervisor unsafe working practices and conditions and recommends improvement.
1.3 Develops and conducts safety training programmes in loss prevention which includes supervising practical exercises. Develops and coordinates orientation programmes aimed at promoting accident prevention among personnel, supervises specific emergency drills for personnel in assigned area, and assesses programme effectiveness. Arranges for adequate training aids.
1.4 Carries out monthly safety inspection of all areas assigned to him. Identifies potential hazards, recommends solutions, prepares action plans and follows up on implementation, evaluates results and reports findings to supervisor. Motivates departmental supervisors to achieve excellence in safety and loss prevention.
1.5 Ensures that all safety equipment and facilities are kept in best working condition by preparing preventive maintenance programmes and associated procedures, maintaining efficient record keeping systems for all equipment under his responsibility and recommends the replacement of faulty equipment to his supervisor.
1.6 Directs the implementation of the “permit to work” system. Includes reviewing permits issued by Operations personnel, certifying such permits when required, and ensuring that proper measures are taken prior to commencement of work. Ensures all work areas are safe for required work through visits to work sites during dangerous or potentially difficult work.
1.7 2.7 Participates in incident control during major accident or emergencies in the plant. Investigates all incidents and prepares an independent assessment of cause, results and measures to be taken to alleviate future occurrences. Prepares regular reports on incidents and statistical summaries of resulting losses. Monitors automotive activity in the plant and recommends actions to be taken in case of unsafe driving practice.
1.8 Assists in the investigation of incidents and environmental pollution, and participates in the control of clean-up operations using available equipment and personnel. Prepares reports together with comments and observations and participates in the preparation and implementation of action plans to deal with such incidents.
1.9 Ensures, through recommendations to his supervisor, that adequate stocks of safety and emergency equipment and protective clothing are available at all times. Controls the issue and use of such equipment and follows up to replace defective or worn clothing and equipment by recommending supply as necessary. Coordinates with Plant departments to upgrade the quality of safety equipment.
1.10 Reviews designs of new projects and plant modifications to ensure that all safety requirements are included, and provides recommendations accordingly. Participates in HAZOP study meetings of New Plants and Plant Modifications.
1.11 Carries out other similar or related duties as assigned, such as spot-auditing and inspection of work activities in assigned area, maintaining awareness of developments in his field, carries out special studies on safety matters, feeds safety data into the computer terminal, maintains statutory inspection or activity records for presentation to authorized governmental agencies, and prepares basic data for departmental reports.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
B.Sc. in Science, Chemical Engineering or equivalent.
5 years experience in safety matters, preferably in an oil/gas or petrochemical plant.

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