Principal Engineer / Principal Consultant Design Safety Engineer

Requisition ID
Work Location
Department / Discipline
Technical Safety
Position Type
Staff / Permanent

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood currently has a requirement in our Design HSE group for Principal Engineers / Principal Consultant Design Safety Engineers to work as staff employees in our Reading office. In this role, you will be supporting projects as a Lead Engineer or as a technical specialist. You will have responsibility for process safety issues and deliverables across a range of Wood's projects at all stages of the design process, requiring significant experience in process safety in design.



  • Preparing and executing process safety activities and deliverables including HSE Philosophies, HSE Plans, consequence modelling, HAZOP, HAZID and LOPA
  • Writing Health and Safety Plans and Philosophies
  • Reviewing and signing-off project documentation
  • Conducting safety studies and qualitative and quantitative risk assessments
  • Conducting project audits
  • Participating in HAZOP, HAZIDs and SIL reviews, sometimes as Chair
  • Overseeing process safety issues and deliverables primarily during the FEED and the detailed design phases of projects
  • Meeting project deadlines, milestones and budgets for deliverables
  • Liaising with project management and client
  • Interpreting and applying process safety-related legislation and standards

Skills / Qualifications

Skills / Qualifications

  • Degree in an Engineering discipline, preferably Chemical or Process Engineering
  • Relevant postgraduate qualification in Process Safety would be beneficial
  • Membership of a recognised professional institution
  • Experience within an engineering contractor or consultancy, operator, or other relevant organisation
  • Experience of working in the process industry and energy, oil and gas, refining and petrochemical sectors
  • Exhibiting a broad experience of a range of process safety topics and ability to demonstrate understanding across these topics
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and influencing skills
  • Good Microsoft Office skills and general computing skills
  • Experience working across multiple business sectors

Company Overview

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.

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

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