Natural Resources Published: November 26, 2019


We are seeking to recruit on behalf of our client an PROCESS SAFETY LEAD who will be based in Qatar on a residential long term contract. Our client undertaking a transformation of the Corporate HSEQ function and are looking for Senior experienced HSEQ professionals who not only have solid discipline subject matter expertise but also the leadership and change management skills to help build a world class team. The Process Safety Lead will be accountable to help shape client Process Safety community through the development and implementation of pragmatic Process Safety standards and guidance.

  • To be able to hold the mirror up to the organisation and intervene with respect to help ensure the right choices are made
  • To be able to escalate critical HSE issues early to ensure the right level of engagement is taking place and  to help resolve dilemmas
  • To be able to provide clear direction and professional opinion in their own discipline in the absence of consensus or when others may disagree with their views
  • Understanding and empathy for the challenges of operational, engineering and project management line management positions



  • Enhance the corporate  Process Safety standards, procedures and guidelines as part of the corporate governance framework
  • Develop and implement a Corporate Process Safety improvement plan including enhanced monitoring and reporting of proactive leading Indicators
  • Cultivate the development and operation of a Process Safety Community within company in order to sustain a culture of knowledge transfer, adoption of suitable best practices and the achievement of common goals within the Community
  • Manage site assessments to identify and help operating Directorates develop local focused improvement programs
  • Lead the development of a company-wide Process Safety ‘job family’ including specification of competence and training requirements with associated technical authority levels
  • Provide subject matter expertise to support, coach and build the Corporate Health and Safety discipline and wider HSEQ function
  • Identify and manage expert consultancy resources
  • Develop and lead knowledge transfer programs to enhance the awareness and understanding of Process Safety
  • Act with full independence in decision making at a corporate level
  • Act with full independence in facilitating senior and executive management engagement on Process Safety
  • Review and evaluate recommendations from Managers, Assistant Managers and Section Heads to help shape and develop optimum solutions for Process Safety
  • Extensive collaboration and consultation with Project, Operations and Engineering functions
  • Ability to project manage to tight deadlines
  • The successful candidate will need to personally deliver in their core discipline area as well as driving implementation by influencing decision makers and working with and through others

Experience/Qualifications Required

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Chemical, Mechanical or related) or equivalent.
  • Extensively experience in oil and gas upstream process safety (+ 20 years).
  • Leadership experience in design and operation of Upstream and Downstream oil and gas processing facilities.
  • Leadership experience in operational support and coordination of multidiscipline activities at a site level
  • Expert knowledge of Hazard & Risk Analysis (e.g. HAZOP, HAZID, QRA, SIL assessments, LOPA, Hazardous area classification, dispersion analyses etc.).
  • Demonstrable interpersonal skills (both in motivating employees and influencing stakeholders).
  • Proven leadership, communication project management and change management experience.
London, United Kingdom
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