Senior Functional Safety Consultant

The Role:

Take your next career step with AXIOM supporting our clients to maximise their asset integrity and minimise risk.

The Senior Functional Safety Consultant will work in the Process Safety Group to support the development and growth of the Process Safety & Process Safety Engineering Services business across our full client base as well as into new clients specifically developing AXIOMs Functional Safety Lifecycle capabilities and services.

This is an exciting opportunity to support the business growth strategy to deliver the AXIOM Vision.

The role will operate UK wide into the target regions: North East, North West, Humber and Scotland and target sectors: Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, Oil & Gas, Food, Bulk Storage & Distribution, Renewables and Energy.

The focus will be to work closely with the existing Process Safety Consultancy and Process Safety Engineering team as complementary to the current asset integrity services delivered by AXIOM including Materials, Mechanical and Inspection which gives Axiom the unique ability to deliver total solutions.

 

Your Responsibilities:

  • Leads team/individual assignments, manages fee rate and utilisation to deliver agreed contribution.
  • Supports thought leadership and processes to deliver client business benefit.
  • Delights clients and manages relationships meeting quality, cost and delivery.
  • Works with the Commercial team and Business Development to win work at target fee rates for self and others.
  • To make contacts at senior level (e.g., Site Manager, Technical Director, CEO) in client organisations.
  • Demonstrates an ongoing drive to improve the business performance.
  • Supports development of Axiom Process Safety and Process Safety engineering competency management, standards, methodologies, work processes, procedures and enabling tools/systems.
  • Active in key external organisations e.g., professional bodies, subject groups etc.
  • Confident public speaker, keen to assist in the delivery of technical training courses and present papers at events.
  • Operates as an experienced Process Safety consultant in the industry.
  • Run and control meetings with multiple customer stakeholders.
  • Keeps up to date with Process Safety trends, legislation and identifies areas for growing developing capabilities.

 

Your background:

  • A degree in an engineering or scientific discipline and a qualified Functional Safety Engineer with experience in applying this qualification in a relevant industrial environment.
  • Chartered with an appropriate Institution or equivalent.
  • Excellent communication skills including technical report writing and reviewing.
  • Strong experience (10 years plus) within the target sectors covering operations and capital investments (including design principles, process and standards for process plant); and strong knowledge of relevant UK legislation in this sector (e.g., COMAH, DSEAR and related codes/standards)
  • Strong experience providing leadership and consultancy support across a range of process safety areas which would include COMAH, Project Safety Management (PSM), Functional Safety Management (IEC 61511), Process Hazard Assessment, including HAZID, HAZOP and LOPA, Alarm management, Bowtie analysis, Hazardous Area management (ATEX / DSEAR), Human factors and Cyber Security.
  • Strong knowledge and network within target sectors/regions Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, Oil & Gas, Food, Bulk Storage & Distribution, Renewables and Power.

 

Competencies:

  • Technical results-oriented professional with a high degree of enthusiasm and an entrepreneurial mindset, with excellent communication and negotiation
  • Strong capability to articulate the benefits of the services and value proposition in alignment with the client’s needs.
  • Demonstrated capability in coaching and consultancy.
  • Very strong interpersonal skills, organisational agility, and well-developed influencing skills.
  • Excellent leadership

 

AXIOM Vision

To protect people, the environment and community by providing technically excellent services to support managing the integrity of assets in the fields of Materials, Mechanical Engineering, Inspection and Process Safety.

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