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Principal Process Safety Engineer

  • Job reference: AE-000163
  • Sector: Energy, Nuclear
  • Location: Calgary
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Atkins is one of the world's largest global design consultancies providing technical safety services with over 300 offices worldwide. Our Energy Division is a leading independent supplier of engineering and specialist services to the Energy industry, and we have been providing solutions to this sector since 1975. We provide consultancy services across a wide range of disciplines and facilities covering onshore & offshore, terminals, refineries, petrochemical plants and pipelines. We work on some of the most exciting and varied projects in the sector and have a proven track record of providing quality technical support.



We are looking for an experienced Principal Process Safety Engineer with the following attributes to join our Calgary Office.

Job Description:


Maintaining and developing local client relationships with the major operators and engineering companies that are our core business.

Assignments will include leading teams to support our clients in design project and ongoing asset process safety.

Liaison with other groups and departments within Atkins to provide an integrated solution to the client, which includes process, dynamic simulation, structural, CFD, reliability, environmental, human factors.

You will have proven business and technical skills to enable you to contribute to developing the numerous business activities that Atkins provides to the Energy industry.

Job Requirements:

Process Safety professional with a minimum of 10 years’ experience in oil & gas and / or nuclear safety experience.

The successful candidate must have proven technical competence in undertaking and delivery risk analysis and risk management, with demonstrated strong skills in one or more of the following:

Integrating process safety within the design process and/or operating practices.

PHA facilitation (e.g. What If, HAZID, HAZOP, LOPA, SIL, etc.)

Consequence modeling of hydrocarbon release, dispersion, fires and explosions.

Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA).

Authoring Safety Cases, including ALARP demonstrations.

Excellent report writing, presentation skills.

Self-motivating, with the ability to supervise a small team of process safety engineers.

Understands operations and integrity interfaces and has good appreciation of client’s business risk drivers.

A co-operative and helpful attitude to colleagues and clients.

Reliable, consistent and mature approach to work.

Able to work independently and in small teams.

Acceptance of responsibility for work carried out.

Flexible in working hours when required.




Bachelor’s degree or higher in an engineering discipline, (Chemical, Mechanical, Petroleum, Risk Engineering).



A Professional Engineering license is desired.

We work together across an international network of offices. This means that wherever in the world a project is being delivered, our clients benefit from industry-leading expertise, as well as a dedicated local contact. We understand the importance of having deep roots in the community; knowing and understanding local requirements, practices and culture. This allows us to be true collaborative partners with our clients, so that together, we can tackle complex projects and enhance communities throughout the U.S. and around the world.

Making a positive impact on the built and natural environment takes more than just skill - it takes heart. If you put your heart into everything you do, come join our team.

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