Serica Energy plc Oil & Gas Staff

Technical Safety Engineer

Location: Aberdeen Hill of Rubislaw (opportunity for home working in the United Kingdom) UK AB15 6BY

Staff/Contractor: Staff

Date Posted: 7 March 2023

Closing Date: 18 April 2023

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Closing Date
18 April 2023

Department: Technical Assurance and Engineering Support

Reports to: Integrity and Process Safety Assurance Manager

Salary: Competitive

The Role – Technical Safety Engineer

The Technical Safety Engineer will work in the Technical Assurance and Engineering support team and will provide technical support across the organisation on Process Safety and the Control of Major Accident Hazards.

The Technical Safety Engineer will provide expert input to hazard identification, risk assessment and risk-based decision making, to support the organisation in demonstrating that risks are being managed to As Low as Reasonably Practicable (ALARP). They will provide guidance on compliance with relevant regulations and industry good practice, covering all stages of the offshore asset lifecycle, including operational risk management, asset life extension, projects and management of change.

The Technical Safety Engineer will maintain an integrated understanding of Major Accident Hazard management on Serica’s assets and operations. They will support the management of the Offshore Safety Case, the supporting safety studies and Safety and Environmental Critical Elements. They will be involved with the monitoring and assurance of the continued suitability of the controls for Major Accident Hazards through barrier models and audit and assurance activities.

Working within a dynamic organisation, the Technical Safety Engineer will be required to manage competing priorities, balancing long term work scopes with support for emergent issues and priorities. It will be necessary to build effective networks within the company as well as representing the company with regulators and on external forums.

What we are looking for in potential candidates:
  • Related degree level qualification or equivalent experience,
  • Experience of providing support to Major Accidents Hazards (MAH) management across the asset lifecycle, with a focus on supporting the operational phase and brownfield modifications and projects.
  • Experience with hazard identification, risk assessment and decision making within the As Low as Reasonably Practicable (ALARP) framework.
  • Detailed familiarity with UK offshore safety regulations, industry standards, good practice and guidance related to the control of Major Accident Hazards.
  • Experience with management of offshore safety cases for operational assets, Safety and Environment Critical Elements (SECEs), Safety Studies, including Fire and Explosion assessments and Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA).

Your future at Serica Energy

Serica offer the opportunity to be part of a busy, vibrant working environment with a strong culture rooted in mutual respect and trust.

We are passionate about building an inclusive working environment that attracts and encourages diversity. We want our employees to feel that they can be their true self, we recognise the potential that this unlocks and the value it brings.

We offer the opportunity to be supported with further training if required and access to competitive benefits such as
  • Company Pension
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Health Cash Plan
  • Share Save and Share Incentive Plans
  • Life Assurance
  • Group Income Protection
  • Personal Accident Insurance and Business Travel.
We also offer the opportunity to work flexibly.

Serica’s Equal Opportunity statement

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunities employer and conduct our recruitment and selection process in a fair and consistent manner that does not discriminate on the basis of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sex or sexual orientation.

Serica will make reasonable adjustments to the role in line with the Equality Act 2010.

Recruitment Process

Please note that due to the high applicant numbers we receive it is unfortunately not always possible to get back to all applicants individually about their application. Candidates who are chosen for interview will be contacted directly.

CVs will be processed for review by the hiring manager on a redacted basis to remove bias in the screening process. The information that will be redacted will be:
  • Identifying personal details such as name, date of birth, contact details, reference contact details,
  • Educational Institutions
We will contact individuals and invite them to an interview. We offer in person or video interviews through Microsoft Teams. The interview structure will be a mix of questions relating to technical experience and skills related to the role and questions relating to the values of Serica. Second stage interviews may be necessary as an additional candidate assessment for staff roles.
If you have any questions about the role or would like to request a copy of the detailed job description, please email