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Process Safety Engineer


Fawley, HAM, GB

Company:  ExxonMobil

Job Role Summary


Join our Process Safety team on the south coast of England, 30 minutes from Southampton, at our Fawley site, which is the largest and most technically complex refining and petrochemical facility in the UK, located on the edge of the New Forest National Park and only 75 miles from London. Onsite facilities, including a gym make Fawley an enjoyable place to work.


Learn more about our Fawley site here:


The successful candidate will work in the Chemicals Technical Department, but will support both Refinery and Chemicals teams as part of a site shared service. We are ooking for a candidate who is interested in a long term career in process safety, which could include opportunities as a process safety specialist. You will be working with a small team of approx 7 Process Safety Engineers, reporting to the Process Safety Supervisor.

Job Role Responsibilities


Process Safety Engineers are responsible for providing process safety engineering expertise to the plant operating teams. 


The key responsibilities of the Process Safety Engineer are to:


  • Advise the operating teams on day-to-day and medium term process safety engineering matters
  • Support the site’s Facility Risk Assessment and Management programme, including performing HAZOPs and other risk assessment activities.
  • Support new projects by providing guidance on process safety for new designs and performing safety reviews.
  • Maintain process safety databases, including the Safe Operating Envelope Database and Risk Catalogu


Expected Level of Proficiency


To be eligible for this role, you must:


  • Be a degree qualified chemical engineer with a good academic record. Candidates with degrees in other engineering disciplines who have the requisite experience will also be considered.
  • Be, or be working towards being, a Chartered Engineer, as defined by the Institute of Chemical Engineers or equivalent. 
  • Have relevant technical and operational experience in the area of process safety engineering within a refinery, petrochemical facility or similar manufacturing environment (five years+ as a guide). Candidates with less than five years’ experience, but who have a high degree of relevant industry experience will also be considered.


Candidates should also have demonstrated experience in:


  • Performing detailed risk assessments
  • Consequence modelling and analysis
  • HAZOPs
  • Safety valve contingency analysis and calculations
  • Working with the safety regulator / Competent Authority e.g. UK Health and Safety Executive
  • Flare system modelling


Skills Required

Successful candidates should possess a broad range of personal effectiveness and leadership skills, with the ability to facilitate and influence business decisions in a team environment.




Conditions of Employment
Successful candidates will be made a conditional offer of employment. The conditions include, but are not limited to: a satisfactory criminal records disclosure; satisfactory employment references over five years (where applicable); verification of qualifications, including any professional accreditation stated in the application; completion of a pre-employment medical, including a test for illicit or unprescribed drugs in accordance with the Company's safety policies; and the legal right to work on the agreed commencement date.


Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
ExxonMobil and its United Kingdom subsidiary companies, Esso Petroleum Company, Limited, and ExxonMobil Chemical Limited, are equal opportunity employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. All applicants are offered equal opportunity to demonstrate their abilities during our recruitment processes, therefore, please contact the Recruitment Team if you wish to discuss any particular requirements to enable you to complete our recruitment process.

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