Senior Process Safety Engineer

  • Competitive base salary & package
  • England East Anglia Norwich
  • Permanent
  • Oil & Gas
  • Petrochemical
The successful individual will have a key responsibility in the management of process safety related studies and risk assessments, including FERA, FTA, HAZOP, HAZID, LOPA, ORA and QRA, with the ability to facilitate HAZOP and LOPA studies when required.  

The role is diverse, with a flexible approach required to meet dynamic business needs. The individual shall have a strong process engineering background, prior experience in a process safety role and demonstrable knowledge of the application of functional safety standard IEC61511. It is expected that the individual will have good operational background, including an appreciation of the principles of Safe Isolation and Reinstatement of Plant (SIRP).  

This is a full-time office-based position, working Monday to Friday, with requirements to visit offshore as the business requires.  

Key Responsibilities Include:  

• Manage, participate, and lead when required, HAZOP, LOPA and other safety studies (FERA,  


• Provide technically sound engineering solutions to mitigate identified risk gaps that are  

compliant with all health, safety, and environmental legislation and PUK standards  

• Completion, check and approval of a wide variety of process calculations  

• Hazardous Area Classification updates in accordance with EI15  

• Provide process safety input and guidance for the Management of Change  

• Site-based process safety assurance activities  

• Identify critical tasks and participate in Safety Critical Task Analysis studies  

• Lead and/or provide technical expertise for incident investigations  

• Coach and mentor junior engineers  

Safety & Environmentally Critical Tasks:  

• Process design  

• Hazardous Areas  

• Relief systems  

• Safety Instrumented Systems  

• Human Factors  

• Management of change  

• Risk assessment  

• Assurance  

• Incident Investigation  

Safety & Environmentally Critical Courses:  

• Phast Advanced Modelling  

• Hazardous Area Classification (EI15)  

• Hysys Steady State and Dynamics  

• Flaresim  

Key Skills & Experience Required:  

• MEng in Chemical and/or Process Engineering or equivalent  

• CEng desirable but not essential  

• Minimum of 10 years’ experience in process and/or process safety engineering gained from  

working in a major hazard industry, preferably Oil and Gas  

• Working knowledge of COMAH and/or Safety Case Regulations  

• Experienced user of simulation software such as Phast and Hysys  

• Working CFD experience desirable but not essential, ability to interpret CFD results essential  

• Experience in the development of QRA for COMAH Reports and/or Safety Cases  

• BOSIET/FOET, MIST, CA-EBS and Offshore Medical desirable but not essential

With over 90 years' combined experience, NES Fircroft (NES) is proud to be the world's leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Chemicals, Construction & Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining and Manufacturing sectors worldwide. With more than 80 offices in 45 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. We offer contractors far more than a traditional recruitment service, supporting with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market-leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.

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