Process Safety Engineer-Perm | Collins McNicholas

Process Safety Engineer-Perm

  • Reference: CJ44735
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Location: Cork, Cork City, Munster
  • Category: Science, Pharmaceutical & Food

Purpose of Role:

The process safety engineer role is a key role for continuing the high process safety standard and culture on site. This is a key role ensuring that new products and plant modifications are introduced in a safe and compliant manner.



  • Chair and document process and equipment Hazop assessments and other process safety related risk assessments for new and upgrades to existing processes
  • Ensure the site HAZOP register is up to date and schedule periodic review Hazops as per site schedule
  • To propose, develop and implement improvements and modifications from a process safety perspective to process areas and equipment in order to improve operations
  • Trouble shoot related process safety issues
  • Review and approval of process safety related documentation, including process Hazops and other related safety and engineering assessments,
  • Provide relevant training to colleagues, where required.
  • Perform process safety calculations for sizing of explosion relief devices
  • Support Process Safety investigations throughout the site.
  • Conduct safety audits and continuously improve the Site safety management systems
  • Oversee introduction of new products to the site from a process safety perspective.
  • Review plans and specifications for new machinery and equipment to make sure they meet safety requirements.
  • Review Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) for new Raw Material (RM) and RM extensions requests. (based on the content of the SDS, regulatory considerations, and other EHS issues related to the safe use, handling, and storage of the material)
  • Participate and/or Lead PSM audits and internal Process Safety Gap Assessments.
  • Understand the function of safety devices on machinery and direct the installation of controls based on these devices.
  • Review Corporate EHS Policies, Procedures, and Programs, provide technical expertise review and recommend improvements where necessary and apply knowledge of internal policies, regulations, and industrial processes.
  • Provide mentoring and training for site personnel.
  • Perform other activities as assigned.
  • Use Lean principles to deliver a cost efficient operating model for commercial production while not compromising EHS and Quality standards.


Qualifications & Experience

  • 5+ Years working in a regulated environment in a similar role.
  • Bachelor of Engineering in a related discipline.
  • Process Safety Certification.
  • Ability to work on own initiative to resolve issues.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and work to tight deadlines.

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