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Senior Technical Safety Consultant

  1. Oil & gas

Interested candidates should have an excellent understanding of the technical and operational issues fundamental to process and technical safety and risk engineering and management within the oil and gas and petrochemical industries. In addition, candidates should have a strong interest in business development and have good organizational and communication skills.  

Atkins is one of the largest providers of Process and Technical Safety Consultancy services within the Oil & Gas sector and has developed excellent long term relationships with many of the largest International and National Oil Companies across the globe. We work on some of the most exciting and varied projects within the sector and have a strong reputation for delivering quality technical services internationally.

Due to continued growth and workload, and our commitment to our clients to expand our consultancy business in the UAE and ME region, we are seeking to recruit an experienced, driven and influential Principal Safety Consultant/Engineer to develop and lead our Technical/Process Safety & Risk Management consultancy service line in the region.

You will have responsibility for maintaining and developing client relationships with the major operators and engineering companies that we already work with in the region, including the ADNOC group of companies, PDO, KJO, QP, BP, Shell and Maersk.

You will act as a Project Manager on a broad range of projects and be able to draw upon expertise from our other expert groups, including CFD, RAM, Human Factors, Process, Structural and Environmental, to provide an integrated solution to clients.

Your proven business and technical skills will enable you to contribute to the growth of our UAE consultancy business and thereby receive the recognition, reward and status that you seek within your professional career.

  • 12-15 years’ experience
  • Chartered Engineer/Scientist or equivalent
  • Significant Major Hazards Industry experience, much of it within the oil & gas sector
  • Proven business acumen with strong business development and management skills, with much of this having been gained in the Region
  • Detailed knowledge of ADNOC Codes of Practice, ARAMCO Standards and other regional key clients (QP, PDO, etc.) as well as applicable international standards
  • Excellent communication, report writing and presentation skills
  • Significant experience across a range of Technical and Process Safety Engineering skills such as QRA, HAZOP, HAZID, SIL, Bow-Ties, HSECES/SCE identification & performance standards, Safety Case, HSEIA Report
  • Comprehensive hand-on experience with PHAST/SAFETI for fire, explosion and gas consequence analysis and risk assessment
  • Self-motivated and with the ability to supervise and mentor junior team members
  • Understanding of projects, operations & integrity interfaces with an appreciation of client business risk drivers
  • Previous experience of working within a consultancy environment
Career Development:
We have a Career Development Framework which is designed to bring clarity and consistency to your career at Atkins. It provides guidance on how you can get the most from working for Atkins and make the most from the available learning and development opportunities.

The Framework provides you with information about your career options and opportunities to enhance your skills and experience, which will help navigate your chosen career route. It is designed to encourage you to consider your personal growth and development, and to help you take the next steps in your career.


This position comes with a highly competitive salary and benefits package, commensurate with the seniority of this role. Candidates will ideally be currently based in the Middle East region but a comprehensive expatriate relocation package will be provided for the right candidate currently located out with the region.

Additional Information:

Travel to other Atkins’ offices or client’s sites in the Region and internationally can be expected

You will be expected to support the development of our wider Consultancy business

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