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Technical Safety Engineer

The Virtual Bench
Updated: Jan 24 2014
Desired Expertise: Environmental Safety & Training, HSE Manager / Advisor, Safety Engineering
Experience: 5+ years
Minimum Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Salary: DOE
Location: Houston, TX, US
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Job Status: Closed - No longer accepting applications
Work Authorization: North America
Job Description:

Virtual Bench is a premier Oil & Gas recruiting firm focused on providing finest O&G professionals and engineers to some of the top Energy firms in the industry. Our client, a major global energy company (O&G operator), is looking for a Technical Safety Engineer to join their Houston team.

This client is one of the ''super major'' international O&G operators and maintains an excellent reputation in Upstream and Downstream operations. They offer an excellent compensation program that includes salary, bonuses, and ''best in industry'' benefits. Additionally, they provide a great work environment that includes some of the top professionals in the industry, innovative technology, support for employee development and career growth and a work/life balance.

This is a an opportunity to join the dynamic team of experienced process engineering safety specialists who conduct engineering design reviews and risk assessments both in the office and on site. This position will provide advice on process/technical safety reviews to the client's businesses in the Americas. These reviews help the client to establish fit for purpose and cost-effective approaches to process/technical safety engineering and asset operability and integrity.

Leading the following activities will be key:

•Process, Technical, Desk & Pre-Start-up Safety Reviews that will address technical and operational issues in a way that is fully integrated with the management of other business risks and activities
•Application of Hazard and Effect Management Process principles including As Low As Reasonably Practicable (ALARP) determination via various techniques including Layers of Protection Analysis (LOPA)
•Strategic partnerships with key customers in the Americas Region in the area of Process Technical Safety
•Be accountable for the quality of the deliverable both in terms of technical content, clarity and practicality of the recommendations and solutions offered
•Pre-startup Safety Reviews and training on technical safety

The Process Technical Safety team also delivers specific related process safety technical services to projects, to which you will gain exposure, such as:

•Design of safety systems including pressure relief facilities, flare systems, and emergency depressuring systems
•Design of fire protection systems, structural fireproofing, and area drainage in conjunction with other discipline teams

Additional Details:

•The scope of work will additionally include activities related to Instrumented Protected Function and Safety Integrity Level Classification, Area Classification and dispersion analysis
•After sufficient training and experience, the role will encompass teaching the client's Technical Safety Engineering course at customer locations and in the three client training centers

Position Requirements:

•Must have legal authorization to work in the US on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer
•Bachelors degree in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent
•Minimum of 2+ years experience in technical safety in petrochemical manufacturing/gas plant or in oil/gas exploration and production preferred
•Minimum of 5+ years experience in the Oil & Gas Industry
•Experience with flare and relief system design preferred
•Willing to travel between 25%-50%
•Strong written and verbal communication abilities
•Excellent collaboration and team working skills plus resilience in the face of change
•Ability to provide coaching and guidance o the site process safety focal points

This Position Is Closed to New Applicants

This position is no longer open for new applications. Either the position has expired or was removed because it was filled. However, there are thousands of other great jobs to be found on Rigzone.

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