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Senior Technical Safety Engineer

Senior Technical Safety Engineer (894290) Wimbledon, England

Salary: Competitive
The Role:

The primary focus areas of the department are the offshore wind and oil and gas sectors. Our services cover activities with technical safety design, risk assessment and HSE project management (risk register, coordination, etc). We cover all aspects of a project including concept and feasibility studies, detailed engineering, EPC and follow-up engineering

The team cooperates closely with technical safety specialists in all parts of ODE's organisation as well as specialists in other fields when required

  • Conduct and, when applicable, lead small technical safety engineering and safety studies in support of Renewables and Oil & Gas projects and/or Safety & Reliability consultancy scopes of work with minimal guidance
  • Provide input and support to ODE Asset Management, e.g. safety case support, safety studies
  • Provide input and support to bids/tenders/proposals and ensure timely achievement of safety engineering related deliverables

Scope of Responsibilities:

Organisation and Resources

  • Perform and document safety/reliability studies & analyses in support of Renewables and Oil & Gas projects and/or Safety & Reliability consultancy scopes of work, e.g. Fire & Explosion Assessment, QRA
  • Prepare design & engineering documents, drawings, layouts and technical specifications e.g. fire & gas detection layouts, fire protection philosophy etc
  • Produce and/or update Safety Cases, Design Notifications etc
  • Chair / scribe safety related workshops e.g. HAZID, ENVID, HAZOPs, SIL/LOPA
  • Under guidance of Director / Proposal Manager / Project Manager, prepare and plan CTRs ensuring all requirements are in place to provide fit for purpose deliverables to time and cost
  • Within bounds set by Director / Project Manager, liaise with clients directly to assure client requirements are being captured and then are being met
  • Assist with development of Developing Engineers

Production and Efficiency

  • Continue to develop core Technical Safety Engineering competencies across a range of areas whilst developing a few to expert level
  • Support the development and update of ODE technical safety procedures, methods and guidance
  • When acting as Lead Engineer, efficiently lead other team members in the delivery of technical safety scopes of work
  • Look for opportunities to add value to deliverables
  • Support ODE Asset Management as appropriate e.g. offshore inspections, management of regulatory requirements, conduct risk assessments, provide training
  • Provide assistance to Technical Safety & Environmental Manager as/when required

Competencies & Soft Skills:

  • Perform detailed studies and analyses with minimal supervision
  • Good written and verbal communication with strong report writing
  • Able to present cohesive arguments with attention to detail
  • Multi-tasking with ability to self-manage workloads and workloads of others to meet agreed timescales for delivery
  • Awareness of applicable developing safety engineering technology and assessment techniques/methodologies
  • Good working knowledge of applicable regulations, codes of practice, standards and internal procedures
  • Strong IT literacy
  • High level of proficiency with a minimum of 2 analysis tools e.g. Phast, Flaresim, MAROS, AVSim, Pipenet


  • Bachelor or Masters Degree in Engineering, Science or Mathematics (if latter two then post-graduate studies in relevant safety engineering field are normally required)
  • Substantial postgraduate experience in safety engineering (or substantial safety engineering combined with proven experience in a similar discipline e.g. process)
  • Chartered Engineer (desirable) with recognised institute e.g. IChemE, IMechE, Energy Institute
  • Recognised SIL/LOPA & HAZOP Leader (or similar) certification highly desirable

Your Application:

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in this vacancy. Your application will be carefully considered during the initial screening process. Unfortunately, due to the high volumes of applicants we are unable to personally respond to everyone that applies but we will contact you if you are selected to progress in the recruitment process

ODE is an equal opportunities employer

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Candidates requiring sponsorship to work in the UK will be considered alongside other applicants. Appointments will be based upon ODE being able to provide evidence that there are no other suitable candidates for this vacancy within the EU/EEA or the role is listed on The Shortage Occupation List