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Lead Technical Safety Engineer

Perth, Western Australia, Australia

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Job Description

Wood is recruiting a Lead Technical Safety Engineer as part of our strategic growth plan for 2024 and beyond.  You will join our Operations business in a pivotal role as we partner with a major player in the Oil & Gas industry on a major brownfields Engineering Service Contract.  Based in Perth CBD, this is a permanent role and is available on a full-time / part-time (job share) basis. 
Wood’s “Operations” APAC West business delivers brownfields engineering, procurement, construction, optimisation, and technical services to the Oil & Gas industry and enjoys long-term partnerships with some of the region’s most prominent producers located in Western Australia, Northern Territory and Southeast Asia. 
Join us in the heart of Perth’s CBD with free 24/7 access to an exclusive on-site gym, superb end-of-trip facilities, coffee machines serving on demand and plenty of spaces to get creative. In addition, you will have access to remote and flexible working options, purchased annual leave and employee discount programs. 


Reporting to the Discipline Manager, you will step up and into a dedicated client contract team.  You will balance technical, team, client, and project leadership across onshore gas plants (including LNG) and offshore gas and condensate production facilities and thrive on the challenge of:

Working across a range of engineering projects at any phase including: – concept identification, selection and definition, FEED, detailed design/execute, commissioning and start-up, as-building, and closeout. 
Setting clear technical direction for direct reports on any assigned projects and work scopes.
Representing the Technical Safety / Process Safety discipline in design reviews, HAZOPs, HazIDs and LOPA.

In this highly visible client-facing role, your dual focus on relationships and delivery will be essential. Anticipating client needs beyond the immediate scope, you will drive technical excellence and assurance on the Technical Safety / Process Safety engineering portion while enabling the ongoing growth and development of your team. You will also work in close partnership with other disciplines and the client to enable robust technical decisions that ultimately add value to the client and asset portfolio. 
You will bring to life Wood’s three-pillar strategy of Inspired Culture, Delivery Excellence and Profitable Growth on the project. Leading by example, you will consistently display and enforce Wood values and behaviours, and commitment to the highest standards of safe and ethical behaviour, to ensure safe, reliable operations and client satisfaction. 
At Wood you will join an inclusive and diverse global community of inquisitive minds and recognised industry innovators, partnering to create new possibilities. 


You will be able to work lawfully in Australia and hold full working rights for this location.  If you have a visa application in progress, you are also encouraged to apply.  
Suitably qualified with an Engineering degree from a recognised institution, ideally you will have proven experience working in a similar Lead / Principal Technical Safety or Process Safety or Risk & Safety Engineering role, supported by 15+ years of relevant design engineering experience within the Oil & Gas production and / or processing industries.  
In addition, you will:

Be recognized as an expert in Technical Safety or Process Safety or Risk and Safety engineering and have knowledge of advanced principles and techniques of engineering, with experience delivering within a challenging and complex multi-discipline environment. 
Be a leader of people with several years of supervisory experience, capable of engendering an entrepreneurial spirit of cooperation and energising diverse teams to adopt best practices, driving optimal performance with safety at the heart of everything we do.    
Have a professional level of knowledge of relevant regulatory frameworks and legislation with an ability to apply relevant technical practices, codes, and standards. 
Be commercially astute with a “solutions mindset”, skilled in the management of risk during the design process consistent with safety, technical and commercial requirements.
 Be an articulate communicator (both written and verbal) including well-developed technical report writing and professional presentation skills. 
Have excellent knowledge of MS Office applications, spreadsheets, and commercial engineering programs.
Have a passion for energy security / transition with the vision to navigate energy models of the future, coupled with your proven experience partnering with clients to be more efficient, sustainable, and optimised to deliver the best energy mix in their respective markets. 
Be customer-focused with an ability to develop trusted relationships with internal and external stakeholders while balancing operational excellence to contribute to the competitive advantage of #teamwood. 

What will set you apart will be your previous experience working in a similar client-facing leadership role on a major long-term Engineering Service Contract in Brownfields Oil & Gas.  
It takes a diverse and inclusive community of inquisitive minds to unlock tomorrow’s solutions to the world’s most critical challenges.   Wood encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to apply.   
If you are a Technical Safety or Process Safety or Risk & Safety Engineering professional looking to take the lead on a major Engineering Service Contract in Western Australia – apply today! 
Shortlisting will commence immediately.

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