Energy, Engineering, Oil and Gas
Atkins is one of the world's largest global design consultancies. Our Oil and Gas Division is a leading independent supplier of engineering and specialist services to the Energy industry, and we have been providing solutions to the sector since 1975.
We provide services across a wide range of disciplines and applications covering fixed and floating offshore structures, terminals, refineries, petrochemical plants and pipelines. Atkins has worked on more than 1,000 oil and gas installations worldwide from our regional hubs in Asia Pacific, the UK, Europe, the Middle East and the Americas. Atkins Oil and Gas has more than 600 staff worldwide with offices in Aberdeen, Houston, London, Sharjah, Perth, Edinburgh, Esbjerg, Calgary, Glasgow, Stavanger, Epsom.
Atkins Energy business has expanded by nearly 20% in the last year and now employs 1200 people worldwide, in the Nuclear, Oil and Gas, Power and Renewable sectors.
Our technical safety team has been providing unrivalled safety consulting services, which permits the effective execution of practical engineering and support solutions in oil and gas upstream and downstream processing for over 40 years.
Atkins has supported some assets from design to installation and through life extension or decommissioning.
We work on some of the most exciting and varied projects in the oil and gas sector, and provide consultancy services across a wide range of disciplines and facilities covering offshore, terminals, refineries, petrochemical plants and pipelines.
We currently have a unique opportunity for a Senior/Principal Technical Safety Engineer to join our oil and gas team, based in Houston.
Leading technical safety consultancy work for all types of offshore structures including fixed, floating and subsea as well as onshore facilities.
Delivering high quality technical safety services to oil and gas industry clients
Managing your own and others cost and time targets.
Developing client relationships, proposals and tenders.
Liaising with other disciplines, team members and third parties to ensure all client requirements are addressed.
This may include process, dynamic simulation, structural, CFD, reliability, environmental, human factors etc.
Liaising with clients engineering, construction and operations personnel to ensure all project requirements have been addressed.
Maintaining awareness of changes in the relevant technology, codes and inspection tools.
Engineering degree, honors or equivalent in chemical, mechanical, risk engineering
Professional Engineering License or Chartered Engineer preferred
Safety professional with a substantial level of oil and gas safety experience (+7yrs)
Strong business development/management skills
An experienced line and project manager
Excellent report writing, presentation skills etc.
Exemplary technical competence in at least one of the following aspects of safety engineering / risk assessment:
PHA facilitation (What if, HAZID, HAZOP, LOPA, SIL, etc.)
Consequence modeling of hydrocarbon release, dispersion, fires and explosions. In addition to having up to date knowledge and practical experience of software used to support consequence modeling.
Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA)
Safety and Risk Management
Safety Case/COMAH reporting
Authoring ALARP documentation, or similar
Self-motivating, with the ability to supervise a team of safety engineers
Understands operations and integrity interfaces and has a good appreciation of clients' business risk drivers
Ability to cope rapidly with challenging problems and desire to progress to Chief Engineer and beyond
Shall have the following personal skills:
A co-operative and helpful attitude to colleagues and clients
Potential to progress to Chief Engineer status
Reliable, consistent and mature approach to work
Able to work independently and in small teams
Acceptance of responsibility for work carried out.
We recognize individual preferences for project management or technical delivery and we offer exciting and challenging careers in both areas.
Travel to other company sites/offshore may occasionally be necessary
Successful applicants must have the right to work in the USA without restrictions