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Principal Engineer - Technical Safety


London, United Kingdom
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May 31, 2024
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Do you want to play a role in the transition to sustainable energy production?


At Aker Solutions we are committed to helping the energy industry and broader society #PowerTheChange towards a low-carbon future. 

We are changemakers and problem solvers with more than 180 years of experience. Our ambitions are high. By 2030, renewables and low-carbon solutions for oil and gas will make up two-thirds of our business. Do you want to be a part of driving the transition?

Our Team in London is now looking for a Principal Technical Safety Engineer to join the team.

What will you be doing?

Leading and being responsible for the entire HSE in Design engineering activities for the assigned project. Supervising, assigning and scheduling work to the entire HSE in Design team for the project. Performing discipline review and preparation of necessary project specific adjustments and supplements of the discipline related parts of the standard Aker project execution model.

Preparing man hour estimates, schedules and meet manpower resource requirements to meet project objective. Ensuring the job progresses as per schedule and as per required quality. Establishing need dates for assignment of personnel on the job. Maintaining contact with Client, project management and other discipline Lead Engineers to assure that accurate, timely communications and flow of information is implemented. Mentoring young engineers who would like to develop their Design HSE skills. Working on projects from front-end feasibility to detailed design and modification projects. Supporting tenders as required.

We think you should have:

Familiarity with UK and Norwegian Regulatory Regimes Experience in performing/managing the following Safety analyses; - Consequence analysis,

- Qualitative and quantitative risk assessment, - Firewater hydraulic modelling, - Experience with the following Technical Safety Software - DNV PHAST. - PIPENET

Expertise with developing philosophies and specifications, such as active and passive fire protection. Be fully conversant with HAZOP / SIL / Design Review / 3D Model Reviews. Proven ability to work with minimal supervision. Experienced in managing a team of engineers and designers. Experience of working in a multicultural, multi-disciplined, multi-site work share environment. Ability to work in a team environment and coordinate with other discipline lead engineers. Experience in working with large multinational energy companies. Computer skills in relevant packages including databases, spreadsheets and word processing packages. Well-developed report writing, presentation and public speaking skills. Pro-active, goal oriented with excellent attention to detail. Excellent customer focus and able to consistently meet Aker Solutions and its client’s needs. Be able to effectively manage change to work tasks and the work environment and assists others with adapting to change. Be able to identify issues, problems and opportunities; make timely decisions; develop appropriate and innovative solutions; and ask for assistance if required. Have initiative and a willingness to learn and continuously improve on performance. Able to work on multiple projects of various size and complexity. A recognised degree in the relevant discipline or equivalent.

Preferred: Knowledge and experience of Industry/Oil and Gas Codes and Standards specifically familiar with International Engineering standards. Experience with Oil and Gas, HVDC converters, Offshore Platforms and Floating Substructures, CCUS and/or Hydrogen. Postgraduate qualifications in the relevant discipline; management or supervisory qualifications or equivalent experience, desirable with process safety. Desirable to have registration as a Chartered Chemical or Professional Safety Engineer.

More reasons to work with us:

  • Professional development and career opportunities
  • Competitive pay and benefits
  • Healthy work-life balance
  • Fantastic office building with onsite canteen
  • Immediate proximity to public transport, restaurants and shopping 

Interested? Contact us.

For more information about the position, please contact Lloyd Odili, Regional Lead : email

NES Advantage is Aker Solutions’ global recruitment services provider responsible for permanent and temporary staffing service.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Our goal is to make Aker Solutions a place where everyone can perform at their best by creating opportunities for all. We see diversity as a source of creativity, innovation, and as a key competitive advantage. Diversity includes not only gender, ethnicity, or age but also disabilities, religion, sexual orientation, and many other parts of one’s identity. We welcome your application no matter who you are or where you come from and encourage you to let us know if you need any supportive adjustments throughout the recruitment process. 

This is Aker Solutions

Aker Solutions delivers integrated solutions, products and services to the global energy industry. We enable low-carbon oil and gas production and develop renewable solutions to meet future energy needs. By combining innovative digital solutions and predictable project execution we accelerate the transition to sustainable energy production. Aker Solutions employs approximately 11,000 people in more than 15 countries.