Principal Safety Engineer – Worley – Aberdeen


Worley is recruiting a Principal Safety Engineer to join our project team in Aberdeen on a PAYE or staff basis. 

About Worley

At Worley we are creating value all around the world, and our professionals are driving it all with expertise and confidence.  When you take your place on our team, you’ll discover nearly endless opportunities to develop your career and you’ll have the support and encouragement to be at your best. Visit to explore our success, expertise and global reach.

Role Overview

Responsible for ensuring that the Safety aspects of the design within the project scope are maintained to the relevant acceptable standards and comply with applicable legislation. In addition, execute and monitor Safety Engineering activities which typically will entail:

Provision of technical assurance across the technical safety and loss prevention activities and deliverables on this project as detailed in this job description.

Leading and coordinating the activities and deliverables allocated to the location in accordance with the project schedule.

Gathering & compiling process safety and environmental information. 

Preparation of a Safety Engineering Plan and Basis of Design 

Execution of Hazard Studies 

Undertaking Technical Safety Reviews such as Human factors, Hazardous Area Classification, Inherent Safety, Alarm Prioritisation, etc. 

Recommend where any additional Technical Safety reviews are necessary because of scope change, design development, etc.

Check that all required Technical Safety Reviews are completed. 

At the end of each project phase, ensure that all lists, files reports, etc. are filed correctly, ready for input to the next project phase. 

To act as the Technical Safety SME on the project work package, supporting the Lead Safety Engineer, project management and engineering disciplines with design HSE concerns and queries. 

To support other Worley offices with requests for Technical Safety assistance on an Ad-Hoc basis. 

To support Client requests for discrete Technical Safety activities, e.g., Hazop Chair.

In summary, the Principal Safety Engineer, as part of the UK Safety Engineering discipline, ensures that the design is in accordance with the applicable standards and legislation.

Qualifications and Experience required:

Chemical Engineering Degree or equivalent

Extensive experience in technical safety is essential

Experience working in a similar role

Experience in petrochemicals, refining, oil and gas desirable.

FEED and PMC experience is desirable

Experience in performing consequence modelling using proprietary software i.e. PHAST.

Experience in working on chemical plant design projects 

HAZOP/HAZID Chair/Scribing Experience

QRA Experience

Other Requirements

Right to work in UK

Good communication and team working skills

What we offer you

Providing an agile culture and challenging work opportunities results in a positive work environment.  Our people enjoy competitive compensation packages and a fun, personal, collaborative and safe working environment.  We value equal employment opportunity and are committed to promoting fairness, equality and diversity.

Our policy is to conduct background checks for all candidates who accept an offer of employment with us.

If you have the passion and talent to keep up, it’s time to test the limits of what you can become.  Find your future with Worley.

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