Safety Case COMAH Facilitator

  • Competitive salaries and a wide range of benefits
  • England East Anglia Sprowston
  • Permanent
  • Oil & Gas
Safety Case/COMAH Engineer
Norwich, Staff Position

This is a great opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to join our clients QSHE department. The successful candidate will be responsible for the development, maintenance, review, update and submission of Offshore Safety Cases (SC) and Onshore COMAH Safety Reports (CSR) in support of the clients SNS

Our client is the Duty holder of two critical infrastructure COMAH Sites and thirty-six offshore assets. Within the License to Operate team, the Safety Case Engineers are influential in the management of the cases for safety for these assets, ensuring SC/CSR documents and the systems that surround them are well maintained.

Working collaboratively across the business, with onshore engineering teams, technical authors, performance standard owners and operations personnel, the Engineer will ensure Safety Cases/COMAH Safety Reports remain in compliance with relevant statutory provisions and are aligned with good industry practice.

This is a full-time office-based role, working Monday to Friday.

Key Responsibilities Include:
  • Organise, manage, and submit SC/CSR documentation to the regulatory agency.
  • Organise, design, and coordinate all SC/CSR Material Change submissions, gathering inputs from all relevant stakeholders.
  • Engage with relevant stakeholders to determine the materiality of changes, understanding their associated risk impacts.
  • Work closely with the Lead Safety Engineer (or other nominated person) to ensure hazard management information (including bowties and Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA) data) remains valid. In particular, keeping abreast of changes in ‘data-sources’ that are used in the QRA for calculating TRIF, PLL, IRPA etc.
  • Work with the various Performance Standard Owners and responsible engineers to ensure the content of the SC/CSR remains accurate at all times and these key documents are continuously improved to ensure accurate and relevant content.
  • Work with the Operations, Projects and Decommissioning Teams to facilitate updates to existing SC/CSR to address the requirements of planned work.
  • Attend the weekly Management of Change (MOC) meeting. Ensure all MOCs that require nonmaterial SC/CSR updates are captured on the change tracker and those that require material change assessment are added to the submission plan.
  • Ensure a robust workforce engagement process for all SC/CSR updates, allowing sufficient time to receive and review feedback.
  • Ensure independent verification bodies are consulted on SC/CSR updates, allowing sufficient time to review and receive feedback.• Provide support to others within the QSHE Team to ensure our commitments relating to SCR 2015 regs, COMAH regulations, internal QSHE plans and improvement programs are achieved.
  • Liaise with regulatory bodies on matters relating to SC/CSR including general updates, material changes and thorough reviews. Keep abreast of changes in offshore legislation to ensure the business adjusts as required.
  • Ownership of the review process and schedule for all Current SC/CSR ensuring compliance with relevant statutory provisions.
  • Facilitate and coordinate the 5-yearly SC/CSR Thorough Review Programme, ensuring key stakeholders are engaged at the earliest opportunity.
  • Create and maintain a register of all commitments made within the SC/CSR. Ensure these actions are registered in P-Trac, communicated and tracked on a regular basis ensuring delivery against any set deadlines.
  • Ensure key supporting documents (i.e., Emergency Response Plans, Lifesaving equipment layout plans, MAPDs) are kept up to date.
  • Identify additional ad-hoc resource requirements to manage ‘peaks’ in workload to ensure all relevant statutory deadlines can be achieved.
  • Maintain the SEMS document for Safety Case Management.
SEC & Personal Safety Tasks:
  • Management of SEMS documentation
  • Management of Change
Key Requirements Include:
  • Higher technical qualification, preferably engineering although other disciplines considered
  • Chartered engineer desirable but not essential
  • 10+ years’ experience with Offshore UKCS Oil and Gas Operators, top tier COMAH sites and/or the Competent Authority
  • Thorough understanding of the Safety Case and COMAH regulations, including supporting legislation such as PFEER, DSEAR, PSR etc
  • Experience in writing and developing QRA and Safety Cases reports.
  • Experience in working collaboratively in multi-discipline teams to deliver activities on a range of project types.
  • Good knowledge of planning, cost control and document management processes
  • Experience working with the Competent Authority desirable
  • Experience in a project management desirable
Personal Attributes:
  • Adept communicator with the ability to influence decision makers
  • Ability to work autonomously as well as under instruction• Strong team player
  • Works efficiently to achieve tight deadlines
  • Exceptional organisational skills
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Discretionary Bonus
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Flexible Benefit Allowance
  • Life Assurance
  • Excellent Pension Provision
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Flex Days
  • Profit ‘Units’ Sharing Scheme
To apply for this position, please forward your updated CV.

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