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Technical Safety / Risk Assessment Engineer

  • Job reference: EN-002795
  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Abu Dhabi
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Why not...

Atkins is one of the world's most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies, employing more than 18,000 people worldwide.

Interested candidates should have a good understanding of the technical and operational issues fundamental to safety and risk engineering and management within the oil and gas industries. In addition, candidates should have a strong interest in developing their own career have good organizational and communication skills.

Atkins (part of the SNC-Lavalin Group) is one of the largest providers of Process and Technical Safety Consultancy services within the Oil & Gas sector and has developed excellent long-term relationships with many of the largest International and National Oil Companies across the globe. We work on some of the most exciting and varied projects within the sector and have a strong reputation for delivering quality technical services internationally.

Due to continued growth and workload, and our commitment to our clients to expand our consultancy business in the UAE and ME region, we are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic, quick-learning Safety Consultant/Engineer to work within our oil and gas consultancy team in the Middle East region.

You will be part of a team of experienced safety professionals responsible for delivering projects to our clients (major operators and engineering companies) that we already work with in the region, including the ADNOC group of companies, PDO, KJO, QP, BP, Shell and Aramco.

You will work on a broad range of projects supporting the Senior/Principal/Lead Engineer.
Your technical skills will enable you to contribute to the growth of our UAE consultancy business and thereby receive the recognition, reward and status that you seek within your professional career.

SNC Lavalin’s Faithful+Gould business is one of the world’s leading integrated project and programme management consultancies, with over 2,400 professionals operating worldwide.

Our aim is to protect and maximize our clients’ interests throughout the planning and delivery of projects, ensuring they are delivered on time, on budget. We pride ourselves on collaborating with client teams and developing long-term relationships.

Key services include - Project management, programme management, project controls, commercial management, cost management and expert scheduling and construction planning.

Our industry is going through a digital transformation and we have been investing in and pioneering digital methods to improve all aspects of our service. We have focused our digital transformation around platform modernization and product development and through standardization and automation, we are achieving efficiencies that are directly passed on our clients who benefit from a consistent quality of service as well as the savings.

Active in the Middle East for over 20 years, we have offices in the UAE, Qatar, Oman and Saudi Arabia. We hire and retain only the best people in the industry. Our success is built on recruiting – and then developing – brilliant people from a broad range of professional and cultural backgrounds. It’s precisely this diversity of talent that sets us apart.


  • Degree qualified Engineer/Scientist or equivalent, preferably working towards Chartered status (we will help with this), most likely with a process/chemical engineering degree.
  • 3-5 years post graduate experience.
  • Major Hazards Industry experience, much of it within the oil & gas sector.
  • Excellent communication, report writing and presentation skills
  • Experience in Onshore and/or Offshore Risk Assessment, Safety and Risk Management and Safety Case/COMAH/HSEIA reporting.
  • Experience in the use of process safety assessment software packages, such as DNV PHAST, BP CIRRUS, Shell FRED, etc.
  • Self-motivated and with the ability to learn quickly and take responsibility.
  • Previous experience of working within a consultancy environment is ideal but not essential.

Career Development

  • We have a Career Development Framework which is designed to bring clarity and consistency to your career at Atkins. 
  • It provides guidance on how you can get the most from working for Atkins and make the most from the available learning and development opportunities.
  • The Framework provides you with information about your career options and opportunities to enhance your skills and experience, which will help navigate your chosen career route.
  • It is designed to encourage you to consider your personal growth and development, and to help you take the next steps in your career.


  • This position comes with a highly competitive salary and benefits package, commensurate with the seniority of this role. 
  • Candidates will ideally be currently based in the Middle East region but a comprehensive expatriate relocation package will be provided for the right candidate currently located outwith the region.

What Atkins can offer you

  • No two days are the same. Our safety teams routinely support clients in helping to solve their most challenging problems across a wide spectrum of issues. 
  • Being a valued member of the team where your contribution counts on a day to day basis.
  • Working in teams that have some of the most experienced safety professionals in the Major Hazards Industry.
  • Travel within the Region and to our overseas offices and clients.

Rewards & Benefits:

We offer an excellent package which includes

  • A competitive salary
  • Transportation allowance
  • Medical and life insurance cover
  • 22 calendar days annual leave
  • Medical and life insurance cover
  • Company gratuity scheme
  • Discretionary bonus scheme
  • Annual flight allowance to point of origin
  • Employee Assistance Programme

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