Health, Safety and Environment

Technical Safety Engineer

Technical Safety Engineers provide advice and support on all aspects of technical safety engineering including Safety Studies, Loss Prevention, Noise, Human Factors and Environmental studies. They are responsible for identifying, assessing and managing risks associated with operational modifications or a specific project to ensure a safe design and successful project delivery. 

About this role

Typical duties

  • Identifies foreseeable hazards for modifications to production installations so that appropriate studies can be completed
  • Conducts risk assessments and risk reviews in accordance with company procedures
  • Reviews multi-discipline engineering documents to ensure that designs have been adopted which minimise potential risks
  • Represents the safety team at project kick-off meetings, progress and design review meetings for the project or change proposal designs
  • Provides advice and guidance to project and operational teams on the risk mitigation measures required for operational and integrity-related Technical / Process Safety issues
  • Contributes to the maintenance and update of relevant safety engineering standards
  • Work with specialist Technical Safety Engineering Contractors, including work planning and prioritization and budgetary control
  • Participates in technical safety reviews and audits in order to facilitate and ensures any gaps are addressed
  • Report writing
  • Reports any breaches of safety procedures to supervision / management
  • Actively participates in and promotes company health and safety campaigns, policies and procedures, and ensures personal safety and that of colleagues at all times

In the industry

Technical Safety Engineers fulfil a critical a role in ensuring that an organisation meets all statutory requirements and industry and Company standards with regards to health and safety and that effective risk management is a key feature of every project. They provides essential knowledge, advice and support by promoting continuous improvement and safe working practices onshore and offshore. They are found in a variety of organisations including the Operators who own or manage production installations, major Engineering Contractors, Engineering Consultancies and specialist Safety Consultancies. They may work as part of a dedicated production installation support team, or as part of a specific project team. They will have the requirement to regularly travel to production installations. Working hand-in-hand with engineers across our other disciplines .


  • Office
  • Outdoors
  • Offshore


  • University
  • College
  • Apprenticeships

What do I need?

Key Skills

  • Managing people
  • Team working
  • Verbal communication
  • Written communication
  • Problem solving
  • Analysing
  • Planning
  • Organising
  • IT
  • Numerical
  • Creativity
  • Working to deadlines
  • Flexibility


Entry requirements:

  • University graduate in Engineering (Chemical, Mechanical, Fire, Safety, Electrical, Physics or Mathematics)
  • Significant experience in production or engineering of oil and gas facilities, including considerable experience in Technical Safety Engineering
  • Skilled in Physical Effects Modelling and Quantitative Risk Assessment, experience with Shell FRED and SHEPHERD software
  • Proven ability to prepare, lead and facilitate Technical Safety Engineering workshops, such as HAZID, Bow-Ties, ALARP, SIMOPs, and Facility Layout and Siting

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