New Appointment

AXIOM, the multi-award-winning asset integrity solution provider, is proud to announce the appointment of Jay Grainge as Process Safety Engineer.


Working as a site-based process engineer previously at Synthite and Huntsman, Jay brings a strong skill-set to the AXIOM Process Safety Engineering team including an excellent reputation for relationship building and high performance with experience in major projects. These include project management, detailed design for uprate projects, commissioning of new plant equipment, continuous process and plant improvements and catalyst life optimisation.


Jay’s career journey includes extensive Process Safety engineering design experience in pressure relief, hazard studies (HAZID, HAZOP), layer of protection analysis (LOPA), incident investigation, Management of Change (MOC) and COMAH compliance for onshore facilities within the specialty chemical sectors, in particular formaldehyde and polyurethanes.


He also brings significant operational experience in his previous role as an operations engineer through Wood providing operational readiness services for various offshore and onshore projects, including developing operating procedures and O&Ms within the Oil, Gas, petrochemical and specialty chemical sectors.


Jay joins AXIOM at a key stage in the company’s growth as its Process Safety team continues to expand with the capability to deliver a complete suite of services from support with License to Operate, Risk Assessment, Implementation of solutions through to Assurance across the full asset life cycle. Jay will work as part of the AXIOM Process Safety Engineering and Process Safety Consultancy team which is seamlessly integrated with Axiom’s in-house Inspection & NDT, Materials and Mechanical specialists to deliver support across a diverse range of industrial and energy sectors.


Jay said, “I am incredibly excited to be given the opportunity to be part of the AXIOM team as a Process Safety Engineer. This is a thrilling time for AXIOM to expand into Process Safety with the drive to a net zero carbon future.  I am looking forward to working with our clients who will benefit from the expertise of our growing team to achieve their aims in Process Safety.”


Commenting on the appointment, Amanda Garvey Kovac, Process Safety Group Manager, added, “We welcome Jay’s enthusiasm and commitment to Axiom’s growing portfolio of capabilities to achieve asset integrity excellence. Jay brings additional skills to the team that will complement the current capabilities, and are vital as the business continues to expand in accordance with our ambitious strategic plan. Investment in a strong team of people who are specialists in this field will further enhance the services delivered to our clients in the area of Process Safety.”


Expansion of the Process Safety team and the business as a whole, is a clear demonstration of Axiom’s commitment to its long-term business growth strategy to deliver technically excellent asset integrity consultancy services throughout their clients’ entire asset life cycle.