The successful candidate will have a Masters Degree in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering (or equivalent) and experience in a consulting or engineering capacity, of applying process safety principles within an industrial or high-hazard environment; HAZID/HAZOP; DSEAR; COMAH; LOPA; SIL verification, and /or OBRA.

Location: Glasgow and Rosyth, but we will consider an application for any of our U.K. or Ireland offices.

Reference #: Process Safety Engineer: 03-2021

We are seeking to recruit a Process Safety Engineer to join our growing team. Our preferred locations for the new engineer are Glasgow and Rosyth, but we will consider an application for any of our U.K. or Ireland offices. The position will require travel to include occasional overnight stays depending on project requirements. A positive place to work, Mabbett aims to implement the motto ‘See a Difference’ in everything we do.


  • Honours or Masters’ Degree in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering (or equivalent). Applicants with a post-graduate MSc in Safety & Risk Management or Safety, Risk & Reliability Engineering will also be considered for the role.
  • Membership (associate or above) of a related professional institute such as the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) or an equivalent body. Chartered Engineer (CEng) or Professional Process Safety Engineer (PEng) status would be advantageous.

Skills and Experience

It is desirable that the successful candidate possess the following skills and experience:

  • A minimum of 5 years prior experience, either in a consulting or engineering capacity, of applying process safety principles within chemical / industrial / high-hazard environments.
  • Demonstrable experience in COMAH legislation and associated compliance requirements. Prior experience of the preparation of COMAH safety reports, hazardous substance consent applications, major accident prevention policies and ALARP justifications would be advantageous.
  • Demonstrable experience in the co-ordination and leadership of technical process safety studies to include HAZOP, HAZID and DSEAR/ATEX assessments.
  • A broad understanding of current U.K. health, safety and environmental legislation. Prior experience of legislative compliance auditing and reporting would be advantageous.
  • Prior experience of functional safety studies (e.g. LOPA, SIL studies) and/or quantitative risk assessment (e.g. occupied building risk assessment) would be advantageous.
  • Excellent project management, client interfacing and business development skills.

Personal Attributes

  • Be self-motivated with a desire and enthusiasm to be successful.
  • Have excellent personal interface and communications abilities.
  • Have excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Have strong analytical skills.
  • Be a ‘self-starter’ and commercial awareness is an advantage.
  • Be proficient in Microsoft Office Professional software packages, AutoCAD experience is also desirable for this position.
  • Have a full U.K. driving licence and clean driver record.


The successful candidate will work as a member of the Process Safety Team within the wider Safety Group and will be involved in all aspects of professional input to process safety consultancy projects.

Wider knowledge of environmental engineering and/or occupational health and safety principles would be beneficial to the role, but is not essential. The successful candidate may also be expected to provide marketing and business development support, identifying new clients and opportunities, to support the growth and expansion of the firm.

The successful candidate will work within a supportive and driven team, contributing to client satisfaction, company performance and sales targets.

Some travel is involved for which company pool cars are available and for which a valid driving licence will be required.  Occasional travel by air will be required, for which a valid passport and photo ID is required.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications, experience, and position requirements.

About Mabbett

Mabbett is an equal opportunities employer and offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits programmes with growth opportunities. Mabbett supports career development to include active participation in membership of professional organisations.  For the right candidate, the opportunity exists to work towards becoming a shareholder of the firm.

To Apply

For further information on this vacancy and/or to apply for this position in complete confidence, please send a CV and Covering Letter, identifying how your qualifications, experience and attributes match the job description above. Potential candidates are also requested to confirm which Mabbett office(s) they would consider working from and to provide an indication of salary expectations for the position.

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