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Process Safety Engineer - Grangemouth

All - Engineering - Chemical
Ref: 746 Date Posted: Thursday 06 Dec 2018
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Process Safety Engineer



FPS is a 100% INEOS-owned integrated oil and gas liquid transportation and processing system with a nominal capacity in excess of one million barrels per day serving the central area of the North Sea.

Oil and gas liquids from over 50 offshore fields and St Fergus flow through pipelines into FPS. FPS transports crude oil and gas liquids from offshore and onshore entry points, processes the liquids at Kinneil and redelivers to the customer Forties Blend crude oil at Hound Point and either Raw Gas or fractionated Gas Products at Grangemouth.

Job Purpose

Reporting to the Technical Manager the post holder is responsible for defining and delivery process safety support and studies in line with INEOS business demands and recommend proposals to improve process safety performance and meet regulatory/compliance requirements.

Principle Accountabilities

  • Provides process safety related technical design competence and guidance to the local area.

  • Develops and implements management strategies for non-compliance with legislative practices by identifying gaps and agreeing (with the Asset management) work programs to address and mitigate such gaps.

  • Leads the planning and implementation of the local Process Hazards Analysis programs including chairing PHAs and/or identifying appropriate resource to chair.

  • Leads/ participates LOPAs (Level of Protection Analysis) reviews (in response to Asset or Project demand).

  • Leads Safety Engineering Reviews and PHSERsin response to Asset or Project demand.

  • Leads root cause investigations for process safety related incidents making considered recommendations to Asset management, addressing both immediate and underlying systems causes.

  • Regularly reviews the status of process safety information and identifies gaps and develops improvement plans.

  • Supports the development and maintenance of the site wide QRAs to form basis of COMAH submissions.

  • Develops, maintains and conducts trend analysis on leading / lagging process safety KPIs to influence the process safety improvement plans.

  • Audits asset compliance with the plant modification system and identifies areas for improvement

  • Provides specialist review of Plant Modifications with significant process safety impact to ensure robustness of management of change process.

  • Coaches/mentors less experienced engineers to ensure process safety issues are addressed as part of design and operational processes.

  • Manages the review and update of the local area COMAH reports to meet legislative requirements

  • Provides input to the site COMAH establishment report as required.

  • Ensure, along with the other members of the Process safety network, that a full range of process safety related skills are available to the complex and that gaps/training/resource needs are identified as required.

Job Requirements

  • The role requires excellent technical leadership skills as well as interpersonal skills and post holders must be capable of using these skills to assist in teams reaching a consensus decision.

  • Must be capable of influencing at all levels in the organization, (senior management to operating/ maintenance technicians) and including explaining engineering decisions and rationale.

  • The post holder would be expected to have the skills and experience necessary to be part of the Grangemouth complex Process Safety Network and to contribute to this network on behalf of the Asset they represent

Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills

  • Chartered chemical engineer with a minimum of 5 years experience in petrochemical, midstream or refinery operations.This experience should be wide ranging and some experience of projects, design and operating environments is beneficial.

  • Strong technical skills – specifically in process safety area.

  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to interpret complicated systems and regulations.

  • Risk assessment skills – knowledge of specific tools required and ability to interpret results

  • Awareness of human factors influence on process safety

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit their CV and apply