Employer: Woodland Consultancy Services
Salary: £40 per hour
Reference: 10321


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Job Details 
Our Client, a Major international Oil and Gas contractor, is seeking a Lead Technical Safety Engineer to work in their offices in Kazakhstan within their Operations Safety Integrity department.


Technical Engineering Degree – must have an approved Professional Engineer (PE) status or Chartered Engineer with Membership of a Professional Engineering Institution or equivalent registration that confirms technical qualifications.

6-8 years relevant experience in discipline engineering in an offshore oil and gas project environment; experience as discipline leader;

Min 3 years’ experience as a Senior Technical Safety Engineer.

Min 2 years Project experience at concept selection, FEED and Detail Design or Operation Support either in a Design or Production role.

Good understanding of the Technical and Safety issues of exploration and production activities.

Good understanding of the safety regulatory frameworks of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Proven track record in the preparation of technical documentation to a high standard.

Good Interpersonal skills in working with people from wide variety of international backgrounds.

Working knowledge of computer tools including some engineering applications and 3D model review tool.


To provide support for all Technical Safety related activities within COMPANY to ensure the systematic implementation of the HSE MS to develop the HSE Case in order to adequately manage HSE risks in the Company Facilities.

This includes but is not limited to supporting Hazard and Effects Management Process (HEMP studies such as HAZID, HAZOP), the development of Safety Critical Element Reports, ALARP reports, QRA reports and supporting, bow-tie analysis, all Consequence and Frequency and Risk Analysis work and Company RiskAcceptance criteria.

To provide support to projects being managed by the Production, Technical and New Development Directorate from Assess to in the Detailed Design, and through the follow-on phase to support Construction and Commissioning activities as required.


The job holder is responsible for ensuring support to HSE Case activities under the supervision of the Head of Technical Support and in particular:

Leading / approving the design reviews of the Active and Passive Fire Protection Systems and the Fire & Gas Detection, and safety equipment requirements.

Determining the standards that should be applied for the preparation and development of Design Safety Engineering Documentation such as Hazardous Area Layouts, Fire and Gas Detection Layouts, Area Protection Layouts.

Company Approval of Design Safety Engineering Documentation such as Hazardous Area Layouts, Fire and Gas Detection Layouts, Area Protection Layouts.

Development Bowties and Safety Critical Elements and Performance Standards.

Supporting processes and documentation as required for the HSE aspects of permitting within RoK.

Determine the need for mitigation measures in design & operation that have to be implemented by project engineers.

Prepare / Approve TSSD as part of MOC/design/engineering documentation.

Undertake tasks on behalf of Head of Technical Support or Health and Operations Safety Integrity Manager.

Lead investigations, surveys and studies necessary to develop area of work assigned (e.g. HAZID, HAZOP, Bowties, etc.)

Implement Best Engineering Practice & technology and bench marking Risk Assessment activities.

Ensure relevant RoK Legislation, Codes, Standards and Procedures are implemented in work activities.

Coordinate with other disciplines, departments, project personnel, vendors, clients, etc.

Develop training materials for development of engineers and act as coach & mentor.

Participate on specialist courses for technical and personal skills

Resolving and responding to technical queries.

Ensure engineering quality and adherence to RoK and Company standards.

Review and approve design documentation produced by Design Contractor and EPC Contractors

Review and Approve contractor/vendor or supplier documentation

Provide Engineering support for Construction and Commissioning teams.

Provide site support for surveys for testing of equipment.

Control the activities in Technical HSE discipline, interface with the overall planning of Offshore Project, monitor the schedule, to finalize the priority, to manage the variations of the Project

Providing timely and effective information, communication and reporting Management


Duration: 12 month renewable contract. This is a residentialposition (working Monday to Friday per week, 8 hours per day)

Starting Date: As soon as possible.

Rate: Euro 40 per worked hour Net of Kazakhstan Tax.

Benefits: Client pays mobilization/demobilization and rotational flights, insurance and medical insurance/medical evacuation, Accommodation, transport, meals


For more information please contact Melanie Wood, Director of Recruitment on +44 20 8905 2250 or email melanie@woodland.co.uk


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