Lead Process Safety Engineer

29 September 2020



  • This position requires experience in Front End Engineering Design of Oil & Gas facilities; mainly involving Upstream, Midstream, Gas Processing, Petroleum Refineries etc.
  • The role involves in-depth knowledge of conceptual HSE design, for Offshore as well as Onshore, oil / gas production, processing and transportation facilities.
  • The role also includes initiating and guiding in-house development activities involving guidelines / procedures to strengthen discipline capabilities and undertaking troubleshooting activities during various phases of project. Principal HSE Engineers shall be responsible for producing / reviewing various Loss prevention and HSE Deliverables (such as HSE Philosophies, HSE Plan, Fire & Gas system design, fire protection system design, safety studies etc.)
  • Produced in house or by external agencies for the Projects / Enquiries. During tendering stage, responsible for the review of enquiry documentation and the Scope of Work, perform pre-bid engineering, estimate man-hours and thus provide required inputs for bid preparation.
  • After award of Project, works as Principal HSE Engineer with complete responsibility for correctness and accuracy of the Safety Deliverables issued on the Project.
  • This responsibility also includes guiding / training a team of HSE Engineers as required and close coordination with other engineering disciplines and client's project team.


  • Reports to Head of Discipline / Engineering Manager (Process & Safety) and works under his overall supervision.
  • Assumes responsibility as Lead HSE Engineer for the project and capable of producing deliverables with minimum assistance / supervision.
  • Responsible for producing HSE deliverables such as Hazardous Area Schedule, Fire & Gas Detection Study including Detector's Layout, performing Firewater Hydraulics , sizing Fire Water Pump and Deluge System, preparing detailed P&IDs for fire protection system, preparing data sheets for firewater pumps, deluge valves, sprinkler nozzles, foam system and other miscellaneous fire protection equipment.
  • Develop the scope of works for the specialised studies performed by external agencies and participate in evaluation of the offers and final award.
  • Interface with other disciplines and the client on critical issues till resolution.
  • Work for Estimation of resources for Project / Enquiries.
  • Supervise / guide and train the Engineers as required.
  • The responsibility shall also include coordination with client, HSE Consultant( who are assigned to perform specialised studies), other discipline engineers and Project team
  • Perform Flare Radiation and Dispersion Analysis as required
  • Prepare/ review Safety Equipment Layout and Escape route layout.
  • Participate in HAZOP, HAZID and other safety studies.
  • Provides input for the development of the Planning Package and project progress reporting.
  • Develop Spread Sheets; programme to simplify computational works.
  • Should be familiar with current HSE practices and should have hand-on experience with the software FRED, DNV PHAST PROFESSIONAL, PIPENET etc. used for Consequence Analysis and firewater hydraulics respectively


  • Degree in Chemical Engineering or Equivalent from a reputed institute
  • Minimum of 15 years' experience as HSE Design Engineer in Oil and Gas industry, out of which minimum 6 years should be in LDE role
  • Knowledge of relevant codes and practices such
  • Has excellent skill of report writing and possess brilliant communication skill
  • Good interpersonal relationship.
  • Proven supervisory track record
  • Planning & organising skills
  • Influencing skills.
  • Thorough understanding of Engineering discipline work procedure.
  • Knowledge of Engineering software and Design Codes.
  • Should be familiar with routine safety study/reviews like QRA, FRA, EERA, HSEIA, HAZOP, HAZID, SIL, and SIMOPS etc.
  • Good command of written and spoken English.
  • Good technical knowledge and skills.
  • Good presentation skills.
  • Good optimization skills.


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