Process Safety Management (PSM) Specialist


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About this role: Process Safety Management (PSM) Specialist

Job Description:

  • Implementation of Process Safety Management (PSM), including safety culture;
  • Implementation of Technical Safety Project documentation such as TSE philosophies, Asset Integrity - Process Safety (AI-PS) principles, Project Specification, TSE documentation;
  • Design, technical support and troubleshooting for upstream oil & gas operations;
  • Safety in design and engineering practices, with emphasis on inherently safer design, and the relevant industry standards (e.g. AP!, BS, !EC, NFPA);
  • Perform appropriate analysis techniques, including but not limited to:
    • Hazard Identification HAZID facilitation and Risk Register
      • Hazard Analyses using Bow-Tie, HAZOP & LOPA methodologies;
      • Qualitative and Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA), including the use of PHAST Risk software, and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software;
      • Frequency analysis methodologies such as FTA, FMEA, & ETA

  • Perform Emergency preparedness, including scenario development, prevention; preparedness; response; recovery;
  • Perform Major Hazard Incident Investigation (involving fire or explosion);
  • Participate in preparing PSM communication tools and requirement such as e-mails, magazines newsletters /articles, awareness presentations, videos, posters, screen savers, campaigns etc;
  • Participate in Safety Critical Elements Identification, and Design & Develop Performance Standards


  • Technical interface with HSE regulators, insurers and other key external stakeholders;
  • Able to connect upstream oil and gas process hazards to equipment requirements;
  • Able to specify performance standards for safety critical systems;
  • Able to supply day to day operational support in mitigating risks;
  • Able to proactively apply engineering and problem solving skills to meet challenging process safety, safety and business objectives;
  • Able to work independently and in teams, both as a team member and leader.


Qualification and Experience:

  • B.Sc. in Mechanical/ Metallurgical / Chemical/ Petroleum / Electrical/ Instrument Engineering or equivalent;
  • 12 years professional experience required within an O&G operating company;
  • The PSM Specialist shall have a high level of knowledge and understanding of the following technical aspects (as a minimum):
  • Technical Safety Project documentation such as Technical Safety Project documentation (e.g. TSE philosophies, Asset Integrity - Process Safety (Al-PS) principles, Project Specification, TSE documentation);
  • Leak Path Reduction;
  • Layout Optimization;
  • Hazardous Area Classification;
  • Toxic Facility Classification Analysis;
  • Fire Protection Analysis;
  • Active Fire Protection Design;
  • Passive Fire Protection Design;
  • Fire Safety Assessment;
  • Flare Radiation, Toxic and Noise Assessment;
  • Design aspects like fire protection escalation mitigation, atmospheric relief (vents at safe location) and flare, Hazardous area classification, noise mitigation, F&G detector location, Cause and Effects, safeguarding memorandum, 3-D Model reviews;
  • Safety Critical Elements Identification, and Design Performance Standards;
  • ALARP Demonstration process;
  • Technical Pre-Start-Up Safety Reviews (PSSR);
  • PHSER;
  • Safe work practices and procedures: PTW, JSA; Management of Change, human error; human factors;
  • Fires and explosions: fundamentals; hazard evaluation, prevention and mitigation; codes and standards;
  • Alarm Management and Rationalization;
  • Hazardous Material Management;
  • PSM Communication.

How to apply

If you meet the above requirements and would like to be considered for this role, please submit your interest using the ‘Apply’ button. Applying is quick and easy – just make sure you have the following documents ready to go:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter (optional)
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Do you have questions?

If you have questions or would like to discuss the details of this role, please contact Wasim Hassan via the details below, quoting publication number:

Account manager

Wasim Hassan
Brunel Energy Kuwait
+965 2433 7398