Principal Technical Safety/HSE Engineer - Oil & Gas

Job Title: Principal Technical Safety/HSE Engineer - Oil & Gas
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: United Arab Emirates,
Salary: negotiable
REF: HQ00017936
Contact Name: Shirla Matarlo
Contact Email:
Job Published: over 2 years ago

Our client is an independent and specialist risk management consulting and training company, wholly owned by its employees and assist clients in major hazard industries to manage safety and business risk.

They have an opportunity for a highly experienced, motivated, dynamic and influential individual to join our Dubai office as a Principal Technical Safety/HSE Engineer.

Interested candidates should have an excellent understanding of the technical and managerial issues fundamental to technical health, safety and environmental (HSE) risk engineering and management within the oil and gas and petrochemical industries. In addition, candidates should have a strong interest in business development and have good organizational and communication skills.

Duties and responsibilities will include:
Acting as a 'Technical Authority' for technical safety/HSE engineering projects and deliverables, providing technical safety support and advice to clients
Project Manager for technical safety/HSE engineering projects, responsible for managing and leading project teams
Facilitating a wide range of hazard identification and risk assessment workshops (e.g. HAZOP, HAZID, SIL, LOPA, SIMOPS and Bow-Tie assessment)
Conducting physical effects modelling and quantitative risk assessments of process facilities
Developing ALARP demonstration for process safety risks and developing Safety/HSE Cases (for Design and Operations phases)
Producing formal technical reports, Safety/HSE Cases and other project deliverables on time and to budget
Maintaining up-to-date knowledge of standards, methods, data and use of appropriate software
Managing and developing clients and internal project teams
Developing new business

Required Qualifications:
Qualified to degree level in relevant engineering or science discipline, preferably with a second degree in a recognised
safety engineering discipline
Minimum 5 years relevant experience in the oil & gas industry
Project management in a consulting or internal service environment
Previous experience of working in the Middle East oil & gas industry and knowledge of sour gas design and operations standards will be an advantage
Technical safety and risk assessment bias
Excellent working knowledge of industry standard software tools, in particular Shell Hazard Management Software tools (FRED, Shepherd) and DNV Phast and Phast Risk.

Key Attributes:
Good interpersonal skills
Sound technical base
Genuine team player
Self motivated
Strong communication skills (written and verbal)
Interested in helping to expand the business
Practical, common sense approach

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