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Senior Process Safety Engineer - Hydrogen

Senior Process Safety Engineer - Hydrogen

  • Location United Kingdom - South East - Sunbury
  • Travel required Yes - up to 50%
  • Job category Engineering Group
  • Relocation available No
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code 131686BR
  • Experience level Senior
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Job summary

The New Energy organisation in Production and Operations – Projects, is accountable for the front end portfolio of Hydrogen Projects. In this role you will support establishment and delivery for the development of these projects.

The position will be key in ensuring the development of project standards and requirements to underpin delivery of future hydrogen projects.

This role will be based from our Sunbury office on our new 60/40 hybrid working policy (work up to two days per week from home).

Key accountabilities

Responsible for Process Safety engineering activity on the Project in support of an Inherently Safe Design (ISD) which is compliant with BP standards.

Provide technical guidance and assurance to the Project team and Engineering Manager, ensuring safe, consistent and cost effective application of Project, BP and regulatory codes and standards and good engineering practice.

Working with Contractors during design phases of the Project, providing BP technical integrity assurance in the delivery of the scope of work, as well as input to the overall project and engineering decisions.

Planning of any future stages of the work for the discipline, ensuring compliance with relevant ETPs and Common Process.

Maintains a working knowledge of all relevant codes, standards, and regulations that pertain to the design of the facility.

Manage Process Safety Deliverables for the Project.

Develop and implement the design hazard management plan.

Engage and manage I&E support and third party consultants as necessary to support integrity assurance and design.

Maintaining knowledge of codes, standards, and regulations relevant to process systems and process safety for Hydrogen. Ensure deviations from the approved standards, project specifications and processes are identified, justified and deviations processed in accordance with appropriate procedures.

Prescribes appropriate BP approved design methods and procedures where necessary (e.g. Layer of Protection Analysis, dynamic simulation) and assists the Contractor in application.


  • Degree qualified in an Engineering discipline
  • Chartered or Professional Engineer status
  • Significant experience in relevant discipline engineering position.
  • A high level of technical competence and comfortable playing a lead discipline role in a multi-discipline engineering team.
  • Experience in design safety in front end engineering design and detailed design.
  • Experience of EPMS environment on major Projects.
  • Knowledge of the requirements of BP MPcp and other project processes as relevant to the discipline.
  • Major Accident Hazard analysis and assessment experience, including the interpretation of results for use by design teams
  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills. Ability to lead through influencing others.

  • Experience working on hydrogen projects.
  • Experience in working in concept selection/FEED stages of a Project.
  • Experience working under a range of Contracting models (reimbursable, lump sum, etc)
  • Experience in technical support of construction and commissioning for a major project.
Open to applications until 26th November 2021.

At bp, we provide phenomenal environment and benefits such as an open and inclusive culture, a great work-life balance, tremendous learning and development opportunities to craft your career path, life and health insurance, medical care package and many others!

Diversity sits at the heart of our company and as an equal opportunity employer, we stay true to our mission by ensuring that our place can be anyone's place. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, colour, national origin, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability status.

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