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Process Safety Consultant

Role: Process Safety Consultant

Location: Warrington

Type: Full-time, permanent

The RPS Process Safety team are seeking to grow our business and employ an additional experienced Safety Consultant to join our Warrington office at a senior level.

RPS has been a leading provider of specialist safety and risk consultancy services to the UK sector (civil and defence) for over 30 years. Our principal area of expertise is in support of safety case development and preparation. We support the whole plant or project lifecycle from design and construction, through operations and decommissioning.

As a Process Safety Consultant for RPS you will have the opportunity to work on a diverse number of projects with varying responsibility. All successful candidates will have to complete security clearance.

Duties / Responsibilities:

- Leading the delivery of safety projects in a range of high-risk industries, ensuring they are completed on budget and to the client's satisfaction.
- Leading hazard study workshops including: HAZOP/HAZID/ALARP/LOPA/FMEA.
- Leading delivery of COMAH Safety Reports and conducting formal safety assessments such as quantitative risk assessments and occupied building risk assessments.
- Leading the development of Process Safety Management Systems.
- Leading on consequence and risk modelling.
- Providing technical guidance and mentoring for more junior team members.
- Managing teams of consultants to support project delivery
- Recognising opportunities for business and service development
- Leading in business and service development to help grow the business
- Maintaining and developing lasting relationships and frameworks with clients.

Preferred Qualifications:

- A degree in Chemical Engineering, Process Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
- Chartered Engineer
- A minimum of 15 years post-graduate relevant experience.

Essential Skills:

- Highly skilled in process safety techniques, e.g. HAZID, HAZOP, QRA, LOPA, COMAH safety.
- Self-motivated team player with good people and leadership skills.
- Excellent customer service manner with strong listening and interpersonal skills.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills.
- Proficient in MS Word and Excel.
- Excellent technical report writing skills.
- Excellent numeracy skills.
- Excellent time management.
- Excellent attention to detail.
- A permanent UK resident.
- In depth knowledge of relevant UK regulations and standards and be able to apply them.
- Knowledge of other regulatory regimes
- Flexibility and willing to travel.

Desirable Skills:

- Fire and explosion modelling and risk assessment
- ATEX / DSEAR assessment

What we offer you:

We will provide you with a flexible, friendly and creative environment to develop your skills and challenge yourself. We support our people to innovate, collaborate and build meaningful careers. Our network of people and knowledge will expand your horizons and give you access to a variety of interesting projects.

Our employees are rewarded with competitive salaries, opportunities to invest and many other benefits including: 24 days holiday + bank holidays, Option to purchase up to 5 extra days per year, Company pension scheme, Share Incentive Scheme, Life Assurance, Cycle to Work Scheme, Health Screening, Employee Assistance Programme, Professional Memberships and commitment to on-going CPD.

About RPS Group:

RPS is a leading global professional services firm of 5,200 people. We define, design and manage projects that create shared value in a complex, urbanising and resource-scarce world.

Connecting with our global expertise we make it easy for our clients to create winning solutions for their communities and their clients. By being confidently pragmatic we solve problems that matter. We make complex easy.

RPS is an equal opportunity employer.