Process Safety Engineer


Location: Nanango

Job Type: Full time


About us

We are a major provider of electricity and energy solutions to Queensland, the National Electricity Market and large energy users throughout Australia.

We care. We adapt. We deliver. These values are the driving force behind everything we do. As we continue to serve our communities and deliver the power Queensland needs, we ‘ll contribute to the achievement of Queensland’s emission reduction targets and we’ll achieve year-on-year reductions in our emissions intensity.

At Stanwell, we provide the spark for a bright future. That future starts now.

About the role

We are looking for a Process Safety Engineer to support the site to operationalise and drive the Risk and Process Safety framework, processes and systems on site.

This role is responsible for delivering the creation, implementation and management of site process safety activities within the Corporate framework. The incumbent will also assist with guiding the sites through the implementation and update of Process Safety processes and activities. The Process Safety Engineer will collaborate with stakeholders to facilitate and drive overall the implementation / reinforcement of Stanwell’s Process Safety and risk processes and practices.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Development, implementation and review of the Process Safety and risk management systems.
  • Creation and maintenance of risk assessment tools and procedures.
  • Implement Stanwell’s Process Safety Framework at site and support site with Process Safety issues, investigations and presentations.
  • Establishment and maintain site Asset Risk registers and processes in accordance with Stanwell risk processes.
  • Work with Corporate and other Site Process Safety and Risk professionals to deliver effective and consistent process safety outcomes and risk management for the site.
  • Ensure oversight of the site Project Modification Request (PMR) system to ensure consistency, correct application and adherence to the corporate policy and processes.

Reporting to the Project Superintendent, this is a permanent role based at Tarong Power Stations near Nanango.

About you

Ideally, you have degree level qualifications in a relevant technical discipline including engineering or applied sciences. We would also look for post graduate qualifications in process safety, risk management or comparable experience in consultancy or senior positions.

Other preferred skills and experience include:

  • 5 - 10 years’ experience in process safety and risk management in power station (or similar industry) operations, maintenance and/or asset management.
  • Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to build working relationships, and influence, negotiate and persuade a variety of stakeholders.
  • Well developed analytical, verbal and written communication skills with the ability to develop and present high level and complex strategies, plans and reports.
  • Computer skills in numerous software applications including BowTie XP, Microsoft Word, Excel and Access.
  • In depth knowledge of process safety, risk processes, HAZOP/ HAZID / risk assessment, ISO 31000 and asset management.
  • Hold certification as a Registration as a Professional Engineer in Queensland or comparable field related certification. Or be on a defined pathway for completion.
  • Certification in functional safety systems (I.e. ISO 17021 and ISO 17065 TUV certification).

How to apply

To submit your application, please apply online with your CV.

Applications Close: 11:55pm, 9 December 2022

Please note it is a requirement that all successful candidates complete pre-employment checks.

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We are proactive about giving our people opportunities to excel and truly be themselves. We enable this through diversity, fairness and flexible work practices.

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