Principal Technical Safety Engineer


Abu Dhabi, UAE

Ref: SP124-1609

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Wood is presently looking to hire a Principal Technical Safety Engineer (reporting to Lead Technical Safety Engineer) for our Engineering team in Abu Dhabi. Below are more details about this role

The job requires the design safety expertise to carry out the HSE related activities for oil & gas projects. HSE Engineer will be expected to assume significant technical responsibility and help with managing the day-to-day execution of the project activities.
- To control a team including checking of deliverables prepared by other HSE Engineers within the HSE group.
- Deputizing for lead engineer where required
- Contribute to the design of engineering solutions and produce detailed designs and specifications.
- Prepare and review deliverables to meet specific project requirements including:
- Project HSE Plans
- HSE Philosophies
- Fire & Gas System Specification
- Active and Passive Fire Protection
- Fire Fighting Layouts
- Fire and Gas Detection Layouts
- Safety Key Plans
- Hazardous Area Classification Layouts
- Engineering Studies Reports (Gas Dispersion Analysis, Fire and Explosion, etc.)
- Be proficient in using software required for carrying out various HSE studies.
- Preparation of loss prevention design documents including, Firewater Systems, hydraulic calculations, fire protection layouts, safety equipment layouts, fire proofing design, F&G cause & effect diagrams, F&G detection layouts, firefighting and safety equipment specifications (including clean Gas agent), Fire Protection Design Basis, Fire & Gas Philosophies.
- In-depth knowledge and experience of various safety studies and workshops like HAZID, HAZOP, SIL etc. is essential and should be able to review 3rd party studies such as QRA, HSEIA etc.
- Manage the technical aspects of procurement of equipment and services including preparation of requisitions, technical bid evaluation, vendor data review, scope development and management.
- Management of third-party suppliers in the execution of engineering delivery
- Be proficient in interpreting P&IDs, Cause and Effects charts, Environmental Data, and use the information for interdisciplinary support.
- Experience of directing Management of Change (MOC) reviews
- Able to interrogate and review 3rd party HSE studies such as QRA, FERA., EERA etc. as required
- Able to perform Physical Hazard Effects (PHE) modelling using PHAST (or similar) as required.
- Co-ordinating with other disciplines during all stages of design development, construction, pre-commissioning, and start-up
- Be proficient with UAE and international Codes and Standards, Industry Best Practice and Safety Regulations.
- Provide assistance in Manhours estimation and scheduling for project proposals.
- Strong commitment to safety


- Bachelor's degree in chemical engineering / Loss Prevention / Environmental or equivalent from an accredited university with a minimum of fifteen (15+) years of relevant experience in the Offshore/Onshore Oil & Gas industry, including minimum (5) years (preferred) in GCC region.
- Must have at least three (3) years of experience in similar position in a mega Oil & Gas or Petrochemical projects, managing team of Engineers and designers.
- Offshore / FPSO experience is must, whilst ADNOC experience is desired.
- Experience of Concept / FEED / Detailed Design project phases
- Be able to work in a team environment and handle multiple project responsibilities.
- Experience of working with multi-national and multi-cultural project teams is preferred
- Good knowledge on regulatory framework and associated legislation, international codes and standards is required
- Previous experience of working in the Middle East would be an advantage

About the Company

Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering, helping to unlock solutions to critical challenges in energy and materials markets. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in 60 countries, employing around 35,000 people.

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