DSEAR Process Safety Engineer

  • Job Reference: 14901
  • Date Posted: 18 March 2021
  • Employer: Pertemps
  • Location: Rickmansworth
  • Salary: £40,000 to £60,000
  • Sector: Engineering & Technical
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

About the role:
Thames Water is in the process of enhancing its in-house DSEAR (Dangerous Substances & Explosive Atmospheres Regulations) capability. The company has over 300 sewage treatment works and 3000 waste pumping stations with explosion-protected equipment installed and maintained. A total of eleven new roles have been created. This is an opportunity to join a major industry leader in environmental management and contribute to keeping our workers and local communities safe. 

The DSEAR Process Safety Engineer role is key in addressing the risk of explosion across the Thames Water catchment area. It primarily involves the undertaking of sites surveys to identify gaps and lead the necessary corrective actions to achieve full compliance with regulations.

The successful candidate will be contributing to the success of DSEAR Compliance improvements across the business as well as the overall promotion of explosion prevention strategies with numerous stakeholders.

Key Accountabilities:
  • Take a lead role in site surveys and report on non-compliance.
  • Manage reviews and updates of Explosion Protection Documents (EPD), including Hazardous Area Classifications and Hazardous Area Plans (HAP).
  • Coordinate work programmes with team members (Electrical Engineers and Project Engineers) to deliver corrective actions (installation of the new asset).
  • Take a key role in the management of regulatory audits.
  • Give feedback on the continuous improvement of the workstream.
  • Support Capital Delivery projects - Act as a gatekeeper for new project DSEAR documentation.
  • Maintain DSEAR documentation and document management system.
To be successful you will have the following skills and experience:
  • Excellent understanding of the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations (DSEAR), associated standards and approved Codes of Practice, and knowledge of electrical equipment for use in potentially flammable atmospheres.
  • Proven experience in Process Safety Management or DSEAR risk assessment gained from a high hazard industry (COMAH regulated), including the zoning of Hazardous Areas and classification.
  • Experience in site surveying, working in an explosion safety engineering environment, applying various methods of hazard analysis (HAZOP, LOPA).
  • CompEx F and IECEx 001 and 002 qualifications are a plus.
  • Communication skills are such that highly technical information can be communicated in a clear and concise manner.
  • Ability to understand and practically discuss the relevant aspects of technical and process safety-related investigations and documentation i.e. Engineering Risk Assessment/Safety Reviews, Functional Design Specifications, Process and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs), Electrical/Loop drawings etc.
  • Proficient in use of Microsoft 365 tools in particular Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Sharepoint and Teams.
  • A Full driving licence is essential as the role requires travel within the Thames Water region.
  • Understanding water and wastewater treatment processes is advantageous but not essential.
What’s in it for you: 
This high profile role will be working as part of a new project with high internal and external visibility and will have a focus on the continuous improvement of process safety within Thames Water and across the whole water industry.

Our competitive salary package includes a car allowance, an excellent contributory pension, 26 days holiday per year increasing to 30 with the length of service and a wider benefits scheme. This includes an annual pay review, season ticket loans, voucher scheme giving you money off in major retail outlets, loyalty awards for continuous service plus much more, including our referral scheme, where you can receive £750 for helping someone get a permanent position within the company.

We’re also proud to be here for our local community, offering everyone two days paid volunteer leave a year, as well as proudly supporting a lot of local events and charities. 

About us:
Thames Water is the UK’s largest water and wastewater company. We make a daily difference to millions of customers by supplying 2.7 billion litres of world-class water to around 10 million homes. 

As our world changes, the need to take care of our most precious resource is greater than ever, both locally and globally. That’s why, at Thames Water, every one of our actions, big and small, matters every day. Water is essential to daily life, and that means our business is always open. We’re passionate about providing world-class tap water, now and for the future.

We’re also turning waste into power, self-generating 20% of the energy we use and, in turn, doing our bit for the planet. We’re reducing plastic waste by celebrating our tap water and rolling out an ambitious water fountain project. We’re using our voice to lobby for change and partnering with WaterAid to provide clean water to the world’s poorest communities.

Together, we’re building a better future for our customers, our region and our planet.

Thames Water is a unique, rewarding and diverse place to work. If you join our team, you’ll enjoy fast-tracked career opportunities, flexible working arrangements and unparalleled benefits. We’re also proud to be an equal opportunity employer, Stonewall Diversity Champion and Disability Confident Leader, welcoming individuals from all walks of life and leading the way with award-winning mental health and well-being strategy.