Process Safety Engineer

Process Safety Engineer

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    Pharmaceutical & Chemical

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    Alex Martin

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    +44 (0)151 666 8999

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    12 months ago

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Process Safety Engineer – Billingham - Chemical / COMAH

Due to growth, a new opportunity has arisen for an Process Safety Engineer to join a premier fertiliser manufacturer to industrial and agricultural markets across the UK.

The organisation manufacture in excess of 1.5 million tonnes per year which equates to 40% of the UK fertiliser needs.  Alongside this sits the production of half a million tonnes of chemicals and the supply of utilities to various businesses across the UK.

Reporting to the Process Safety Manager, the Process Safety Engineer will be accountable for the support Process Safety management and improvement in manufacturing operations for my client.

Key responsibilities for the Process Safety Engineer will include, but are not limited to;

  • To be the principal point of contact for all Process Safety matters for the client’s sites

  • To support the organisation’s policies with respect to Process Safety performance and provide support across all aspects of the Process Safety Management system

  • To manage key Process Safety activities, including Hazard Studies, Process Hazard Reviews, SIL Assessments, DSEAR, Human Factors, Process Safety Risk Assessment etc

  • To maintain the COMAH Safety Reports for the site including leading the coordination of the 5-yearly reviews

  • Provide Process Safety support to the sites management and engineering team with respect to design, operation and maintenance activities within their roles

  • Monitor and audit Process Safety performance key processes, in terms of incident investigation, standards and benchmarking, including Process Safety Performance Indicators, and report their effectiveness to Management

  • To maintain a network of contacts with the Competent Authority (HSE and EA), Local Authorities, and Emergency Services

  • Support the Process Safety Manager in monitoring Process Safety legislation and standards developments to identify changes relevant to the clients operations and to support the development of appropriate responses to such changes.

  • To conduct regular and open communications between the sites to promote a single standard approach to Process Safety elements and share best practice

  • Actively participate within the clients Corporate Process Safety Council

Essential Criteria:

The successful candidate should have a sound understanding of Process Safety tools and techniques, legislation, company and industry standards. These will have been gained over a minimum period of 2 years’ applied experience in plant technical or production roles, including particular Process Safety activities including COMAH Safety Report preparation, regulatory (HSE/EA) visits and Hazard Studies.

Additional Skills & Experience:

  • Degree qualified in a relevant discipline (e.g. Chemical Engineering)

  • The ideal candidate will already have or be working towards Chartered status

  • Committed to on-going professional development and pro-active in developing relevant knowledge and skills

  • Ability to build effective relationships and achieve results through these

  • Solid research skills with the ability to research EHS issues and communicate findings to the Management and Engineering teams

  • Valid UK driving licence and the willingness to travel between UK sites on a monthly basis and to the US approx. twice a year.


  • Holiday Entitlement – 25 days plus bank holidays

  • Paid travel expenses for work events

  • Pension Contribution - If the candidate pays 4% my client will contribute 9%

  • Sick pay post 6 months service

  • Social events within teams, departments and company wide

  • Life Insurance

  • Private Healthcare/ Dental Plan

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