Engineer (Safety Operations)

Saudi Aramco - Dhahran

Position Description

We are looking for an Operations Engineer to join one of our Oil/Gas Operation Organizations, under the Upstream Business Line.

The role will be focused on the engineering of safety/operations safety, and will involve in projects at the design phase, from a safety perspective. You will be the local authority on the organization's loss and fire protection processes and procedures. You will examine the integrity of our systems and facilities, assessing safety programs and leading the development of solutions where opportunities exist for improvements.

You will understand design concepts and principles, and integrity requirements of facilities and equipment, and should be able explain the rationale behind the recommendations they will make. The role will create, implement and lead safety plans, programs and initiatives in order to drive tangible improvements in safety performance, compliance and inspection scores.



Minimum Requirements

As a successful candidate you will hold a Bachelor degree and Post graduate degree in engineering.

You must have a minimum of 15 years of experience working in operations in oil, gas, petrochemical plants or refineries.

You must have the ability to introduce new procedures, designs and technologies that make us more proactive and effective in managing process safety, as well the ability to credibly influence without positional authority.

You must have strong technical expertise in the area of process safety, e.g. design engineering, loss control management, hazard identification, hazard and operability reviews, incident investigations, emergency preparedness and response, safety management systems.

You must have extensive experience leading and participating in HAZOP and SIL studies with internationally recognized certifications.

You must have extensive experience working in organizations that have diversified manufacturing plants.



Duties and Responsibilities

You are required to perform the following:

Advise management on loss and fire prevention policies, standards and procedures, and recommend changes that can improve risk management programs.

Review existing company standards, procedures and instructions and recommending cost effective safety enhancements to facilities to align them with the latest international standards.

Review long-range trends in loss/fire prevention engineering and advising management on a company response to these trends.

Research emerging safety technologies and conducting feasibility studies and cost analyses to identify improved solutions to existing safety problems and emerging regulatory requirements.

Act as an expert process safety resource for risk identification and mitigation during design, construction, commissioning, turn-over to operations, on-going operations, management of change and decommissioning of facilities.

Participate in design reviews, hazard assessment reviews, incident investigations and audits.

Identify emerging regulatory changes, industry trends and issues and developing recommendations to mitigate risk and communicating findings to key stakeholders.


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