Principal Engineer - HSE Design

Petrofac International

Sharjah, UAE

Ref: HP021-29

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Petrofac is a leading international service provider to the energy industry, with a diverse client portfolio including many of the world's leading energy companies.

We design, build, manage and maintain infrastructure for our clients. We recruit, reward, and develop our people based on merit regardless of race, nationality, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status or disability. We value our people and treat everyone who works for or with Petrofac fairly and without discrimination.

The world is re-thinking its energy supply and energy security needs; planning for a phased transition to alternative energy sources. We are here to help our clients meet these evolving energy needs.

This is an exciting time to join us on this journey.

We support flexible working requests and have adopted a hybrid approach for most of our office-based roles. We ask employees to be present in the office at least three days per week.

Are you ready to bring the right energy to Petrofac and help us deliver a better future for everyone?

JOB TITLE: PRINCIPAL ENGINEER (Safety and Environment Study Expert)


- Responsible for coordinating with Safety study consultants to deliver HSEIA and Environmental Studies as per the ADNOC requirements
- Responsible for technical contents of Safety study reports such as FERA, QRA, EERA, ESSA, Explosion, Dropped Object Study, F&G mapping, Noise mapping, Dispersion analysis, EIA, HSEIA etc. prepared by Consultants
- Responsible for timely conducting safety studies workshops such as HAZID, ENVID, OHID, HAZOP, RAM, SIL, Bow-Tie, SCE PS, ALARP, PHSER, SIMOPS
- Monitor the schedule and ensure the project design activities completes within the allotted manhours and schedule
- Support the construction and commissioning field queries with justification note and calculations
- Review of HSE design basis, Fire Protection / F&G philosophies, Fire fighting equipment specifications, P&ID, layouts, datasheets, hazardous area schedule, fire proofing schedule, fire & gas mapping, F&G layout, F&G Cause & Effects, performing firewater hydraulics, surge analysis, sizing fire water pump, designing deluge / spray system, gas suppression system, water mist system, Safety and Life saving equipment etc.
- Provide inputs like spacing, building locations, fire proofing requirement, blast requirement, sterile distance, stack / vent height, Hazardous Area Classification, Fire and Gas detector locations etc.
- Coordinate with other discipline and work center Engineers and ensure that the HSE requirements / study recommendations are implemented in the project design
- Prepare /review inquiry requisitions, technical bid evaluations and purchase requisitions for specialist studies as well as safety and firefighting equipment
- Responsible for coordination with client, regulatory authorities, consultants, who are assigned to perform specialized studies, 3rd party certifying agencies, consortium partners, subcontractors, other discipline engineers and Project team
- Arrange / participate in FAT, SAT and commissioning of fire protection and safety systems
- Review and approve vendor documents and ensure the timely delivery of the documents



- Bachelor Degree in Engineering with 15+ years of years of loss prevention and process safety experience working for EPC company
- Expereince with ADNOC projects
- Conversant with software like PHAST/ FRED, SAFETI, Bow-Tie, Flaresim, Detect3D, Pipenet, ExSILentia, PHAPro, Soundplan, AERMOD
- Good knowledge of international safety standards and practices
- Good presentation, training and communication skills to both internal and external stakeholders
- Strong time management skills including ability to meet deadlines and manage priorities
- Effective technical writing skills in English

About the Company

Petrofac is an international provider of facilities solutions to the oil & gas production and processing industries.

Petrofac delivers services through seven business units: Engineering & Construction, Engineering & Construction Ventures, Engineering Services, Offshore Engineering & Operations, Training, Production Solutions and Energy Developments.

Through these businesses, Petrofac designs and builds oil & gas facilities; operates, maintains and manages facilities and trains personnel; enhances production; and, where it can leverage its service capability, develops and co-invests in upstream and infrastructure projects.

Petrofac’s range of services meets its customers’ needs across the full life cycle of oil & gas assets.

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