Process Safety/Risk Assessment Engineer


Position description

We are seeking a Process Safety/ Risk Assessment Engineer to join Loss Prevention Department (LPD) at Saudi Aramco.

LPD provides safety services to customers and stakeholders; including corporate and executive management, Saudi Aramco operating, support and project organizations, employees, the Saudi Arabian government, contractors, and members of the public. LPD has ten divisions – seven field divisions and three centralized technical support divisions. LPD offices are located in Abqaiq, Riyadh, Ras Tanura, Dhahran, Udhailiyah, Jeddah (including Yanbu and Jazan), and Tanajib. The role is located in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia but provides support to all LPD's divisions, area offices and assets throughout Saudi Arabia.

As a Process Safety/Risk Assessment Engineer, you will expected to work with the Saudi Aramco organizations on major capital projects and operating assets to meet LPD's vision of enabling excellence in safety and its mission to integrate safety in business and drive safety performance.

The role provides cost-efficient hands on risk assessment support, as well as the analysis, review and management of project and asset risks. The role manages the interface between Saudi Aramco stakeholders and third party contractors, to ensure delivery of safe and reliable safety services to achieve excellence in safety performance. In this role, you will undertake Consequence Analysis, Quantitative Risk Analysis (QRA), Building Risk Assessment (BRA) for all type of facilities using FRED, Shepherd, Phast and Safeti, and participate in High Integrity Protection System (HIPS) related projects, as well as the review of QRA, BRA and HIPS reports.

The role also involves delivering training in QRA, BRA, and HIPS to LPD Engineers and candidate will undertake field related surveys. The role will contribute to the development and review of Saudi Aramco's Engineering Standards and procedures.


Minimum requirements

The successful candidate will have:

  • A Bachelor of Science degree in any engineering discipline
  • Minimum of ten (10) years of relevant industry experience in risk assessment, with at least five (5) years' experience as a risk consultant or technical safety engineer with a renowned risk consulting company. This  include practical hands experience in consequences and risk assessment of pipelines, gas plants, Gas Oil Separation Plants (GOSPs), bulk plants, refineries, offshore production and wellhead platforms, etc., as well as the delivery of high quality technical reports, as a consultant or technical risk engineer.
  • Knowledge of and practical experience of international and relevant industry standards and publicly published technical reports relevant to the risk assessment of process facilities, with emphasis on those related to the assessment of dispersion, fire, and explosion assessment. References, evidence and demonstration of all these requirements is essential from the candidate.
  • Professional Engineering certification and should have excellent English language communication and technical report writing skills.
  • Experience in the development and delivery of technical safety and risk assessment related training, include in the hands of use of relevant risk analysis software, is a key requirement expected from the candidate.


Duties & responsibilities

You are required to perform the following:

  • Provide ongoing risk assessment support to Saudi Aramco organizations to assist in ensuring safety in design on capital projects and safety of operational assets. This includes execution of and/or reviewing consequence analysis, QRAs, BRA, HIPS and other related safety studies.
  • Collaborate and liaise with Saudi Aramco organizations to review hazards and risks on capital projects and those associated with the expansion of existing operational assets.
  • Participate in meetings with Saudi Aramco organizations, and understand LPD roles, expectations and service to these organizations.
  • Keep abreast of technical innovation, techniques and developments in risk assessment.
  • Participate in safety studies and activities such as QRAs, BRA, HIPS, as well as in HAZID, HAZOP and LOPA workshops.
  • Develop technically accurate, concise, and timely reports identifying findings and recommendations of risk assessment studies.
  • Develop and review technical standards, processes and procedures.
  • Ensure projects and operation assets comply with Saudi Aramco policies and standards.
  • Act as a mentor to other loss prevention professionals.


How to apply

If you believe you meet the requirements for this role, please contact us with your CV and state "AAS - [Job Title]" in the subject line. 

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