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Principal Design Safety Engineer – PSC

Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom


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Job Description

Wood is currently recruiting for contract Senior and Principal Technical Safety Engineers to provide services to our Technical HSE Team based in Reading.
You will be working alongside the Design HSE Group, within the Engineering Department, and will liaise with the Group Manager Design HSE. The department sits within the New Energies business of Wood.


Working within a project team, you will provide the following services:Writing Health and Safety Plans and PhilosophiesOverseeing process safety aspects of design and associated documentation Interpreting and applying process safety-related legislation and standardsConducting safety studies and qualitative and quantitative risk assessmentsParticipating in HAZOP, HAZIDs and LOPA reviews, potentially as ChairConducting project auditsSuitable contractors may also perform the role of Lead Engineer in a project environment. This is a technical role directing a team of Technical Safety Engineers in a project environment. In this role you will be undertaking the following activities:Planning activities and deliverables of your team against project scheduleMeeting project deadlines, milestones and budgets for deliverablesMonitoring and directing the work activities of your teamLiasing with project management and clientCommunicating with and co-ordinating work with other engineering discipline teamsOur clients are diverse and range from energy transition start-ups to multinationals. Project stages vary from conceptual studies through to detailed design and construction, with significant work on Pre-FEED and FEED phases. 


Expected:Degree in an Engineering discipline, preferably Chemical or Process EngineeringMembership of a recognised professional institution (e.g. Chartered Engineer)Technical competence in core Design Safety subject areas, notably; Hazard identification, Consequence Modelling, Risk Assessment, Working knowledge of applicable international standardsExperience in the application of Design Safety within a design environment likely to include the following: Oil & Gas, Petrochemical and Refining, LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas), Carbon Capture/ Hydrogen ProductionAnalytical and conceptual thinking skills, ability to manage own work and the work of others, plus a strong customer focus and team-working skillsAbility to work to agreed delivery dates while collaborating with others in multifunctional teams.Good written and verbal communication skillsDesirable:Relevant postgraduate qualification in Process Safety Experience of working in the process industry and energy, oil and gas, refining and petrochemical sectorsLeadership skills and experience Commercial awarenessDesign review facilitation skills (e.g. HAZOP)If you consider that your experience and qualifications do not match our requirements, perhaps because you come from outside the engineering contracting industry, we would still like to hear from you. We are keen to attract individuals with the potential to make a significant contribution to our business. 

About Us

Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering, helping to unlock solutions to critical challenges in energy and materials markets. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in 60 countries, employing around 35,000 people.

Diversity Statement 

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

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