Senior Process Safety Management (PSM) Engineer


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About this role: Senior Process Safety Management (PSM) Engineer

Job Description:

  • Implementation of Technical Safety Project documentation such as Technical Safety Project documentation (e.g. TSE philosophies, Asset Integrity - Process Safety (AI­ PS) principles, Project Specification, TSE documentation);
  • Implementation of Process Safety Management (PSM) System, including safety culture enhancement;
  • 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 Emergency preparedness, including scenario development, prevention; preparedness; response; recovery;
  • Perform Major Hazard Incident Investigation (involving fire or explosion);
  • Participate in PSSR meetings and provide necessary guidance and support with regard to PSSR checklist selection;
  • Participate in MOC meetings;
  • Represent PSM in Action Tracking Management System and carry out action items prioritization in coordination with other TFT members;
  • Conduct Risk Assessment using PSM Risk Assessment Matrix.


  • 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.


Qualification and Experience:

  • B.Sc. in Mechanical/ Metallurgical/ Chemical/ Electrical/ Petroleum/ Instrument Engineering or equivalent;
  • 10 years professional experience required - preferably within an O&G operating company;
  • The Senior PSM Engineer shall have a high level of knowledge and understanding of the following technical aspects (as a minimum):
  • Technical Safety Project documentation (e.g. TSE philosophies, Asset Integrity - Process Safety (AI-PS) principles Project Specification, TSE documentation);
  • 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;
  • 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, LOTO, Mechanical isolation and blinding, clamping and override;
  • Fires and explosions: fundamentals; hazard evaluation, prevention and mitigation; codes and standards;
  • Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) requirements;
  • Leak Path Reduction;
  • Layout Optimization;
  • Hazardous Area Classification;
  • Toxic Facility Classification Analysis;
  • Fire Protection Analysis;
  • Active Fire Protection Design;
  • Passive Fire Protection Design;
  • Alarm Management and Rationalization;
  • Hazardous Material Management;
  • Safe Operating Envelope (SOE).

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