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Process Safety Consultant

SNC Lavalin
Bellshill, Edinburgh, Glasgow
Closing date
6 Aug 2022

Job Details

Look forward to a net zero carbon future.

Atkins is proud to be working at the heart of the challenges in the Energy industry. Our team is currently delivering work across the power generation, energy storage and decarbonisation sectors throughout Europe as well as supporting other Energy and infrastructure business sectors. We are in a position where we need to grow our team to enhance our capability and strengthen our service offering. As such, we are looking for an experienced Process Safety Engineer.

The successful candidate will be part of an energetic, driven, expanding team, focused on meeting the net zero challenges inherent within the future of the Energy Sector. You will have the right blend of technical expertise, creativity and commitment to bring our solutions and projects to life. You will be positive and enthusiastic, a confident communicator at all levels, and above all, a team player.

What you can bring?

  • Experience in consequence modelling software for studies such as Concept Safety Evaluations, Fire Hazard Analysis or QRA.
  • Experience in creating event trees and fault trees.
  • Prior involvement in planning and supporting hazard workshops e.g. ISD, HAZID, HAZOP, LOPA, Bowtie, ALARP.
  • Proven knowledge of legislative requirement associated with major hazards, examples of which may include COMAH, Hazardous Substances Consent, Land Use Planning or Offshore Installation (Safety Case).
  • Experience in undertaking DSEAR risk assessments and the development of hazardous area classification documents.
  • A good understanding of project development, engineering design and asset life cycles.
  • Ability to prepare proposals, coordinate bids/proposals and win new projects.

Essential Requirements:

  • University Degree in an appropriate science, engineering, or numerate subject.
  • Experience working in process and energy related industries.
  • Experience of conducting hazard analysis.
  • Ability to apply your knowledge and experience to support the development of new and innovative processes and high quality technical reports.
  • Ability to provide a customer-focussed service.
  • Motivated and driven to meet delivery/cost targets without compromising quality.

About us:

Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, is a leading global consultancy with over 80 years of design and engineering expertise. We are here to help achieve a Net Zero target by 2050. We hope to do this with a mix of secure and sustainable energies. Powering our world through exciting new technologies and intelligent cybersecurity systems on projects that vary greatly in size, scope, and scale.

Check out some of our recent, most exciting projects.

Why work with Atkins?

You’ll be part of creating the right, safe and resilient systems across nuclear power, renewables, decarbonisation development, new builds and energy efficiency. We value diversity and believe everyone deserves to thrive. We're Disability Confident, an Inclusive Employer, and support STEM Returners and actively encourage more women in senior roles. In the energy sector, we've signed up to the AXIS Pledge, promising to make equal pay, equal leadership, and equal opportunities a reality.

Read more about our Vision for Women.

Meeting your needs:

We offer every colleague the ‘Total Reward’, an individually-tailored compensation and benefits package. Including flexible holidays, life assurance, health & wellbeing, and career planning for the senior stage of your career.

If you identify as having a disability, please tell us ahead of your interview. And let's talk about any adjustments you might need.

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Additional Information:

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary, it will be discussed with you at the interview. If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

Atkins recognises that there are many well qualified people who are looking to further their career, but who cannot commit to full time employment. We support flexible working arrangements and are interested in discussing how we can accommodate individual requirements. We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and employee networks to support staff from different backgrounds. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.



Designing for the future is about more than predicting what it looks like. It’s about having the know-how and the expertise to turn predictions into projects that deliver results and meet ever-changing needs. That’s what we do every day: for our clients, for their customers and for the sustainable future of our business and the world we operate in.

We are SNC-Lavalin, and we are experts at mastering complexity.

Using our industry know-how and leading resources, we create and deliver predictable outcomes for an unpredictable world. How do we do it? By thinking – and working – differently. With offices around the world, we connect people, technology and data to shape the future of our industry and the world around us. It’s how we generate the knowledge, the ingenuity and the drive to meet so many of today’s most pressing challenges – from population growth and increasing transportation needs, to climate change. And because we cover everything from blueprint to delivery, across the entire lifespan of a project, you can count on us for a client experience that is smoother, smarter and more efficient. At SNC-Lavalin, we’re not just embracing change – we’re driving it.

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