Company: Wood
Skills: Safety Engineering
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: Tees, United Kingdom

Overview / Responsibilities

Senior Technical Safety Engineer

Wood Process & Energy is currently recruiting for a PSC to provide Technical Safety (Process Safety) Engineering services to our Operations business in Stockton on Tees, UK. The scope of work will last 12 months.

The Operations business delivers services to brownfield and greenfield projects across multiple sectors including Offshore, Oil & Gas, refining, petrochemicals, bulk and fine chemicals and pharma along with emerging technologies such as Hydrogen and Carbon Capture. Our Technical Safety team also provides specialist support to other parts of the business including consultancy services and provision of independent safety review co-ordinators and facilitators.

Work Scope

Providing Technical Safety support to multidisciplinary engineers and designers to ensure effective implementation of safety and environmental regulatory requirements whilst observing risk management processes. This includes providing support under the CDM, DSEAR & COMAH regulations in the UK.

Scope of services to be provided
  • Produce Technical Safety engineering deliverables as required in support of work scopes delivered within a portfolio of projects as part of term services frameworks.
  • Develop safety engineering philosophies, design HSE plans, safety specifications, equipment specifications
  • Arrange and participate in formal process safety assessments such as HAZID, HAZOP, Bow Tie Analysis and SIL target setting studies, and generate study reports
  • Lead HAZID and SIL target setting studies
  • Input to, and participation at, project design assurance reviews such as P&ID reviews, HAZCON, Constructability reviews
  • Carryout active and passive fire protection assessments including, but not limited to, fire risk assessments, fire protection philosophies, fire water demand calculations, fire water adequacy checks, hydraulic calculations using PIPENET spray/sprinkler module and fire water system adequacy checks and performance monitoring
  • Carry out consequence analysis including gas dispersion, thermal radiation and blast modelling
  • Hazardous area classification following industry codes and guidance (BS 60079, EI15, IGEM SR/25)
  • Develop and implement functional safety management plans (BS EN-61511)
  • Produce and review specifications, data sheets, schedules, study reports, and design calculations; ensuring that they conform to engineering quality, competence, and project management systems
  • Provide technical support to projects and sites as required
  • Attend client meetings and communicate issues with lead engineer as required.
  • Adhere to and comply with relevant discipline specific procedures and provide feedback for continuous improvement
  • Ensure self-awareness of relevant regulatory framework, legislative changes, initiatives and industry technology developments
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of process safety and environmental engineering methodologies, software systems, and design practices as they relate to FEED, Detail Design, Construction, Commissioning, and plant Start-up
  • Assist Project Management to assess risks both qualitatively and quantitatively, while making major engineering decisions
  • Awareness of international codes and standards

Skills / Qualifications

  • Degree in appropriate Engineering Discipline
  • Chartered Engineer
  • Relevant project experience
  • Applicants must have the rights to work in UK

  • Post-graduate qualification in process safety related subjects
  • Awareness of process operations
  • Competent user of industry standard software packages such as PIPENET, DNV PHAST, exSILentia, PHA Pro, HAZOP Manager
  • Certified Hazard Study leader
  • Demonstrable experience of leading safety studies (HAZID/HAZOP/LOPA)
  • DSEAR risk assessm ent experience
  • CDM awareness

Company Overview

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.

Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people. At Wood our common purpose is to ‘unlock solutions to the world’s most critical challenges.’ Through the delivery of our Consulting, Project and Operations solutions across energy and the built environment we deliver exceptional returns for our clients, our people, our investors and the communities where we live and work. Visit us at and follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn.