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Lead Process Safety Engineer

Lead Process Safety Engineer

Title: Lead Process Safety Engineer

Hours: 37.5 per week

Location: Grangemouth

Salary: Competitive

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A truly global company, INEOS is one of the world’s largest chemical companies. Here at Ineos O&P our ethos is for all our employees to have true autonomy and be empowered in their role from day one. We believe this enables individuals to achieve their goals and ultimately have a fulfilling professional career with us.


We are looking for a Lead Process Safety Engineer on a full time and permanent basis. The Lead Process Safety Engineer will define and deliver process safety support and studies in line with INEOS business demands and recommend proposals to improve process safety performance and meet regulatory/compliance requirements..

Key Accountabilities

  • Provide process safety related technical design competence and guidance to the local area
  • Develop and implement management strategies for non-compliance with legislative practices by identifying gaps and agreeing (with the Asset management) work programmes to address and mitigate such gaps.
  • Lead the planning and implementation of the local Process Hazards Analysis (PHA) programmes including chairing PHAs and/or identifying appropriate resource to chair
  • Lead LOPA (Level of Protection Analysis) reviews in response to Asset or Project demand
  • Lead Safety Engineering Reviews (SER) and PHSERs in response to Asset or Project demand
  • Regularly review the status of process safety information and identifies gaps and develops improvement plans
  • Provide specialist approval authority for Plant Modifications with significant process safety impact to ensure robustness of management of change process
  • Coach/mentor less experienced engineers and others to ensure process safety issues and Chemical/Process Engineering considerations are addressed as part of design and operational processes
  • Manage the review and update of the local area COMAH reports to meet legislative requirements
  • Provide input to the complex COMAH establishment report as required
  • Ensure, along with the other members of the Process Safety Engineers Network, that a full range of process safety related skills are available to the complex and that gaps/ training/resource needs are identified as required.
  • Provide key share of chemical engineering/operational conscience for the Asset area, balancing production demands in light of ongoing and future process safety, integrity and environmental operating standards.
  • Provide mentoring to junior process safety engineers.


You should:

  • Be a Chartered chemical engineer with significant experience in petrochemical or refinery operations. This experience should be wide ranging and cover some experience of projects, design and manufacturing environments.
  • Have strong technical skills – specifically in process safety area.
  • Have strong analytical skills and the ability to interpret complicated systems and regulations.
  • Have risk assessment skills – knowledge of specific tools required and ability to interpret results
  • Have an awareness of human factors influence on process safety
  • Have excellent technical leadership skills as well as interpersonal skills and must be capable of using these skills to assist in teams reaching a consensus decision
  • Be capable of influencing at all levels in the organization and capable of explaining decisions and rationale to all levels of the organisation as required.
  • Have the skills and experience necessary to be part of the Grangemouth complex Process Safety Network and to contribute to this network on behalf of the Asset.

You may also:

  • Have knowledge of Site Plant modifications procedure and associated documentation management systems.

What we offer

  • Wide Range of Benefits including Discounted Private Medical Insurance, travel Insurance, high street discounts etc.
  • Up to 20% Discretionary Business Performance Bonus Opportunity
  • Scottish Widows Contributory Pension including Employer Contributions
  • Employee Referral Bonus Scheme
  • Free On-site Gym & Classes
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Tusker Car Scheme (subject to 12 mth qualification period)
  • Ongoing Career Development

how to apply

Application Process

Interested candidates should submit their CV via

Pre-screen (If applicable)

Applicants with a successful CV may be invited to an online MS Teams or telephone call to further discuss the role, the organisation and your suitability.

Formal Interview

Successful applicants will then be invited to interview which will consist of behavioural and technical questions.

Provisional Offer

If you are selected as the preferred candidate you will receive a provisional offer which will be subject to a medical assessment and reference checks.

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