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Job Title:                             Senior Safety Engineer
Department:                            UK Engineering
Reports To:                            Engineering Focal Point / Team Leader /

Direct Reports:                        Safety Engineers
Entry Level Specifications:            Degree Qualified engineer, minimum 5 years experience
Objective of Job:                      Responsible for ensuring safety engineering support services to
                                       project works

Key Tasks/Duties:

•     Primary responsibility is for in-place Technical Risk and Safety Engineering of key elements of subsea
      systems and Operations.

•     Safety Engineers ensure (1) Fitness-for-purpose of the design and operations (2) Legislative
      compliance (3) Identification and management of risk factors effecting the successful conclusion of the

•     Specialist skills & knowledge required, including design codes, legislative requirements and current
      good engineering practice. Safety Engineers must understand client needs, identify & address design
      parameters and problems, develop solutions with Project Teams and Discipline Engineers.

•     Under limited supervision, independently evaluates, organises and prioritises work. Work is subject to
      internal checking and approval, and often external review. Inferior work may adversely impact on cost,
      schedule, company reputation, and HS & E issues.

•     Deliverables include several of the following: Managing and Facilitating Risk evaluation meeting and
      study preparation for project scopes, engineering input to project teams and drawing office (by
      sketches or otherwise), design calculations (computerised and manual), specifications and procedural
      review, analysis/study reports. Safety Engineers may also be responsible for other deliverables,
      CTR’s, minutes of meetings, progress reports, technical bid evaluations, and various 3rd-party
      submissions (e.g. Major Accident Prevention Documents).

•     University Graduate/Chartered Engineer, Master of Science Degree in Safety Engineering and Risk
      Management preferred or equivalent experience.

•     Normally part of a team and must work harmoniously with other team members, whether of same or
      different discipline.

•     Occasional requirement to travel on business – to visit vendors, fabrication sites, clients, company
      vessels, offshore installations.

•     The Senior Discipline Engineer will be expected to take on an increased level of authority and
      responsibility for not only his own work but that of any direct reports.

•     Accountable for quality, timely delivery, budget of deliverable to match requests made.
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•   Will participate with BA to prepare and issue submissions in support of Invitations to Tenders (ITT’s)
    received from customers.


Customer Focus
Supplier Focus
External Business Awareness
Organisational Awareness
Financial Focus
Strategic Planning
Planning & Decision Making
Objectives Setting
HSE Accountability
Effective Communication
Change Management
People Development
Team effectiveness

Role-based Competencies:

•   N/A


The Senior Safety Engineer has the following authorities with respect to his/her duties: -

•   Sign and issue any technical document or drawing as originator or checker, accepting personal
    responsibility for its adequacy.

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•   Represent the Company in meetings or correspondence with clients, subcontractors & 3rd parties, in
    respect of technical but not commercial issues.
•   To place a hold or stop on operations which are considered to present an unacceptable risk to the
    company, pending consultation with discipline head and/or UK Engineering Manager.


Reports verbally on a day-to-day basis to Safety Engineering and Risk Management head of department.

Health and Safety Responsibilities:

To ensure that all Company/Department objectives and legal requirements are complied with.

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