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Senior Process Safety Engineer

Swisslinx Middle East


Ref: LP918-829

Job description / Role

To develop process safety requirements for new and existing facilities.
• Perform the verification activities for process safety critical equipment & systems.
• Review plot plan from HSE & loss prevention point of view to make sure that the equipment is located and spaced safely.
• Provide critical review on passive fire protection specifications & data sheets, active fire protection specifications & data sheets as required.
• Carryout Inspections & performance witness test, factory acceptance test (FAT) for all safety critical equipment at supplier fabrication premises as required.
• Conducts Third Party Design Reviews, Equipment performance test witness inspection, Construction supervision, pre-commissioning & commissioning and start-up.
• Technical bids evaluations, review vendor prints, pre-commissioning, commissioning & start-up for the above mentioned equipment & systems
• Carryout Inspections & performance witness test, factory acceptance test (FAT) for all safety critical equipment at supplier fabrication premises as required.
• Review project’s scope & procedures and design basis / criteria
• Keep up to date with international codes & standards and safety literature.
• Provides expert advice and assistance to design, construction and maintenance engineers and operating personnel on all matters pertaining to safety engineering.
• Lead Safety engineering reviews of fire & safety designs of mega projects. This includes; FEED stage reviews, detailed design reviews, 3D Model reviews…etc.
• Support in the preparation, reviews, and analysis of quantitative risk assessments, building risk assessments, and facility siting studies
• Participate in major and moderate process incident investigations
• Provision of advanced expert advice on optimal protection system by reviewing the operation, performance and layers of protection concept.
• Ensure to Work safely and think proactively about personal safety and safety of others at work
• Actively participate in, contribute to, and promote company occupational health, safety, security and environment culture.
• Ensure work is carried out in accordance with the Company HSE and Security policies and procedures and meet company HSE goals and targets, and participate in HSE programs.


• Minimum Bachelor Degree in Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical, Fire Engineering with professional certification in process safety OR General Science Graduate with studies in Loss Prevention and professional Certification/License in process safety.
• Certified HAZOP Team Leader
• Fully conversed with latest risk management techniques.
• Fully conversed with International HSE codes in particular risk assessment & risk management, COMAH & HSEIA.
• Minimum 10 years’ experience in the oil & petrochemical process safety industry.
• Professional certification in process safety/loss prevention by a recognized certifying organization.
• Fully conversant with industry standards and practices relevant to process design and safety
• Demonstrated passion in engineering and shows strong attributes; e.g. attention to detail, initiative, highly organized, good math / analytical skills and practical use of engineering principles
• A highly motivated team player with effective communication and interpersonal skills

About the Company

Swisslinx Middle East is a leading executive search firm in the region. We specialise in recruitment solutions, talent acquisition and career advice across a wide range of markets within the financial services sector.

We are located in the heart of the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) which gives us unrivalled access to onshore Middle Eastern clients and candidates. We also partner with clients in London, Zurich, Geneva, Zug, Frankfurt and Paris and have been instrumental in establishing onshore Middle Eastern and Emerging Market teams.

We believe in building long-term relationships with our clients helping them develop successful, sustainable businesses. Transparency, trust and discretion drive the way in which we mediate between clients and candidates and ensure we consistently deliver results.

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