Principal Technical Safety Engineer

Reference: TH00004_1712838380
  • Negotiable
  • Scotland
  • Permanent
  • Energy

Position Summary:

Are you fueled by challenges and eager to drive impactful change in both the industry and wider community? Our client invites you to join us in our commitment to spearhead the transformation our world urgently requires. We are dedicated to supporting our current and future clients in navigating the energy transition with forward-thinking solutions.

Embrace the opportunity to be a part of our vision!

Job Type: Permanent / Full Time

As the Principal Engineer, your responsibilities will include:

  • Serving as the focal point for the discipline, offering support across various business and client streams spanning Hydrogen, Decarbonisation, Oil and Gas, and Renewables.
  • Executing engineering tasks ranging from Conceptualization to Detailed Design, demonstrating proficiency in assessing and improving working practices and systems to enhance personal and team performance.
  • Ensuring work is conducted in compliance with our client's and project-specific Health, Safety, Environmental, and Quality standards.
  • Participating in estimating and scheduling activities, providing technical guidance to junior team members as needed.

Opportunities Offered:

  • Development Opportunities: Grow within your technical domain, collaborating with like-minded individuals driven by shared success.
  • Varied Workload: Expand your skill set and expertise across diverse projects within the energy sector, from conventional to renewable energies.
  • Transferable Skills Embraced: We welcome applicants with experience beyond traditional oil & gas sectors, including nuclear, rail, utilities, petrochemicals, renewables, marine, and pharmaceuticals.
  • Competitive Salary: Commensurate with knowledge and experience, complemented by a comprehensive benefits package supporting financial well-being, health, and family life.

Benefits Include:

  • Pension Scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Income Protection
  • Private Medical Coverage
  • Private Dental Coverage
  • 33 Days of Annual Leave
  • Holiday Buy Option
  • Flexible Working Arrangements
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • CashPlan

Location: Choose between Aberdeen or Glasgow, with a hybrid working model allowing for three days in the office and flexibility to work from home for two days.

Candidate Profile:

Experience in:

  • EPC, Brownfield, and Greenfield projects.
  • Estimating, Client-facing experience, and negotiation skills.
  • Offshore platforms (Fixed or floating) and drilling operations, preferably in Brownfield projects.
  • Budget management, scope of work creation, and project objective setting.
  • Creating and maintaining Piping MDR, implementing cost controls, and monitoring team performance.
  • Piping corrosion and erosion, material standards, Mechanical testing, NDE, and material certification.
  • Valve and piping components and relevant codes and standards.

Personal Attributes:

Our core values, encapsulated in the acronym GENES, guide our actions and define our culture:

  • Going the extra mile
  • Empowering our people
  • Never getting complacent
  • Engaging collaboratively with our partners
  • Stepping up and consistently delivering excellence


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in a relevant Engineering Discipline.
  • Chartered Engineer status preferred.
  • Significant, demonstrable experience in Detailed Design Engineering and Engineering Checking.
  • Detailed understanding of all Engineering disciplines.
  • Knowledge of relevant Oil & Gas Industry Codes and Standards.
  • Proficiency in Autodesk Design products and MS Office applications.
  • Survival BOSIET/FOET with CA-EBS & MIST (advantageous).
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