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Lead Technical Safety Engineer

About The Role

Do you enjoy a challenge? Do you want to make a difference? Are you ready to engineer change within the industry and wider community?

At PD&MS, we’re determined to help drive the change that our world needs to see. To support current and new customers to be part of the energy transition, through future-friendly solutions. 

You can be part of our vision!

Working Pattern: Permanent / Full Time

As the Lead Technical Safety Engineer, you will:

  • Generate, check, and approve of Deliverables, Safety Screening, Terms of Reference, Safety close-out reports, Action Tracking, and close-out
  • Supervise project management of activities undertaken by 3rd party Consultants (e.g. Phast Modelling, CFD) Advantageous
  • Have experience in writing and checking system Scopes of work for 3rd party specialist vendors
  • Provide technical safety and risk management support & advice to operational and project personnel 
  • Support incident investigations for process safety related events 
  • Have proven capability in an engineering design company / EPCC support role experience
  • Be technically competent in own discipline and actively maintains own competence according to standards and pursues continuous professional development
  • Provide value adding knowledge to constructability reviews and take consideration of layout restrictions, ergonomics, safety, utilities, and maintainability
  • Check and approve of and generate calculations against design code and best practice
  • Have experience in mentoring junior and graduate engineers
  • Have good experience in supporting business development for new bids (Understanding scope, preparing deliverables and process activities and CTR preparation and process narratives)
  • Have excellent experience in Managing Team delivery, assigning work, monitoring progress, inputting weekly timely progress to planning tools and attending planning and resource meetings to ensure team resource and delivery progress aspects are maintained

The role offers  

  • Development opportunities: the opportunity to develop within your technical department, to be appreciated, to work with people who have the same goals and are driven to succeed.
  • Varied workload: you’ll have the chance to transfer your skills and develop in our industry and deliver on projects across the fully energy sector, from conventional to renewable energies.
  • Opportunities for transferable skills: if you’re experience isn’t traditional oil & gas, we still want to hear from you!  If you’ve EPC experience in nuclear, rail, utilities, petro-chemical, renewables, marine and pharmaceuticals then please apply.
  • Salary: Competitive Salary depending on knowledge and experience plus a range of benefits that support your finances, wellbeing, and family.
  • Benefits: Pension, Life Assurance, Income Protection, Private Medical Cover, Private Dental Cover, 33 days holiday, Holiday Buy, Flexible Working and Employee Assist Programme and CashPlan.
  • Location: Aberdeen or Glasgow – hybrid working 3 days in the office with flexibility to work from home for 2 days.

About You

You’ll have experience of:

  • Safety Engineering / Safety and Reliability experience (including in offshore Energy Sector) in delivery of Engineering projects. 
  • Production of Safety Engineering studies to support a holistic case for safety at plant/site/installation. 
  • Participating in Safety workshops (HAZOP/HAZID/LOPA/etc). Experience of facilitation of various Safety Reviews desirable. 
  • UK Safety Case Regulations 2015 for offshore installations
  • Safety Systems on Offshore/ Onshore Assets (e.g., Emergency Firefighting systems, Lifeboats & Life rafts, Fire & Gas, ESD, Essential Services & Generators Helideck, Evacuation & Escape)
  • Demonstrating ALARP for projects throughout lifecycle and challenge decisions where necessary
  • Hazardous area drawings and assessments
  • Fire and Gas detection Systems requirements for brownfield and greenfield projects
  • Dropped objects studies assessment requirements 


  • Excellent experience in performing technical safety studies for technical evaluation of safety solutions
  • Producing deliverables that conform to all applicable industry engineering codes and standards as well as the client’s policies and procedures relative to the equipment being specified. Sound knowledge of relevant commonly used codes therefore required
  • FERA and EERA requirements and assessment
  • Dispersion modelling, Blast overpressure, radiation studies and assessments
  • Simulation Software such as PHAST highly advantageous


  • BSc or equivalent in relevant Engineering Discipline
  • Chartered Engineer status preferred
  • Significant, demonstrable experience in Detailed Design Engineering and Engineering Checking 
  • Detailed understanding of all Engineering disciplines 
  • Knowledge and understanding of relevant Oil & Gas Industry Codes and Standards 
  • Understand the application of Autodesk Design products 
  • Competent in the use of MS Office applications 
  • Survival BOSIET/FOET with CA-EBS & MIST (advantageous)

Personal attributes

Our GENES, our core values, define who we are, what we stand for and how we deliver.  

  • Go the extra mile
  • Empower our people
  • Never get complacent
  • Engage our partners
  • Step up and deliver

If this sounds like you, then you could be a perfect fit. 

About Us

PD&MS has been engineering solutions in the energy industry and beyond since 2002, our ability to combine innovative ideas with technical expertise sets us apart. A flexible, full-service provider committed to supporting the energy transition, we deliver high-quality project work across the entire lifecycle of assets within the oil and gas, renewables and nuclear sectors. But whoever we work with, it’s the energy, professionalism and purpose of our people that really makes the difference.

Be who you’re meant to be, with PD&MS 

We firmly believe in a work culture in which: individual differences are a source of collective strength and pride; everybody can perform to the best of their abilities and on a level playing field; and all colleagues feel they’re part of our team and their voices will be heard.  We’re already heartened by the diversity within our organisation, but we recognise that there’s always more we can do to improve further.  We welcome applications from all persons regardless of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran or disability status. 

We’re energised by the prospect of operating successfully today, tomorrow and far into the future. But we’re also driven to ensure that our business activities are conducted in socially responsible, morally acceptable and sustainable ways.   

Lead Technical Safety Engineer

PD&MS Group
Aberdeen, UK
Full Time Work

Published on 10 Jul 2024