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Functional Safety Engineer – Technical Authority ECI and SIS - Jersey

Job Type: Contract

Duration: One year fixed contract (with option to extend)

Location: Jersey

Salary: TBA

Relocation: Package tailored to individual needs

Hours of Work: Full Time

Start Date: ASAP

Job Description:

The client operates three upper tier COMAH sites and additional sites where Functional Safety, ECI, and DSEAR are of paramount importance in ensuring the safety and compliance of the facilities. The client is seeking a competent Functional Safety Engineer on a one year fixed term contract (with option to extend) to support the organization in the development, implementation, and management of the requirements in accordance with the relevant standards, in particular, BS EN 61508, 61511, and 60079.


​Functional Safety Engineer Responsibilities:


  • The Engineer will be responsible for carrying out and reviewing each of the SIS safety life-cycle phases and ensuring the requirements are completed and documented to schedule.

  • The Engineer shall be competent to carry out the activities within the lifecycle of the Safety Instrumented System for which they are accountable.

  • The Engineer shall develop and implement the required technical documents including policies, procedures, assessment, processes, and records to ensure that the requirements of the standards are achieved and can be demonstrated to stakeholders.

  • The Engineer shall be responsible for ensuring that the safety instrumented systems and control systems in General are assessed and protected with appropriate cyber security measures.

  • The Engineer shall be the Technical Authority for all works carried out on Safety Instrumented Systems and control systems in general. This includes leading the management of change process and ensuring RAMs, procedures, and Non-Routine Procedures are in place for every system intervention.

  • The Engineer shall be responsible for auditing Safety Instrumented Systems and control systems in general, and report key performance indicators to the Head of Asset Management and Operations.

  • The Engineer shall lead the technical ECI interface with HSE Competent Authority.

  • The Engineer shall ensure system performance testing, checks and data is completed and captured to enable analysis and trending of system performance. This includes reporting the results of proof testing and inspections e.g. ‘as found’, ‘remediation actions’ and ‘as left’ conditions, informing the LPG Operations Manager of any problems discovered during maintenance and proof testing.

  • The Engineer shall be competent in their understanding and implementation of DSEAR and ATEX equipment.

  • The Engineer shall participate or lead HAZID, HAZOP, LOPA or other studies associated with safety instrumented systems.

  • The Engineer shall lead the management of change to functional safety systems and ECI systems in general.

  • The Engineer shall review and assess ECI operational needs and project manage the design of any modification or installation of such systems.

  • Updating the maintenance management system with results of EC&I and SIS planned maintenance and proof testing activities.

  • Undertaking Incident investigations related to ECI control matters.

  • Security – The Engineer shall ensure that SIFs are secured from un-authorised interference, i.e., password protection employed, system cabinets locked.

​Minimum Requirements:


Competence shall be determined through assessment of:

  • engineering knowledge, training and experience appropriate to the process application

  • engineering knowledge, training and experience appropriate to the applicable technology used (e.g., electrical, electronic or programmable electronic)

  • engineering knowledge, training and experience appropriate to the sensors and final elements

  • safety engineering knowledge (e.g., process safety analysis)

  • knowledge of the legal and regulatory functional safety requirements

  • adequate management and leadership skills appropriate to their role in the SIS safety lifecycle activities

  • understanding of the potential consequence of an event

  • the SIL of the SIF

  • the novelty and complexity of the application and the technology

  • Competent in their knowledge of the functional safety standards - IEC61508 and IEC61511, and preferably demonstrated by holding a FS Eng (TuV) qualification (or equivalent).

  • Competent in their understanding of the SIS Safety Lifecycle;

  • Competent in their understanding of the significance of SIS’s in terms of their role in preventing and controlling major accident hazards at IEG

  • Competent in proof testing philosophy, approaches, and practice.

  • Competent in DSEAR and BS EN 60079 requirements.

  • Competent in Management of Change, Risk Assessment, and Safe Control of Operations in high hazard environments.

  • Experience of working on SIS and ECI systems installed in high HAZARD workplaces.

  • Experience in COMAH demonstration and the capture and collation of supporting relevant records.

  • Good working knowledge of MS applications

  • Management of Change

  • Excellent communicator

  • Capable of assessing and rectifying EC&I fault conditions under pressure

  • High personal and professional ethics and integrity

  • Must be self-motivated, be able to work unsupervised under their own initiative.

  • Ability to see and reassess priorities whilst being resilient and able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.

  • Able to get technical concepts over to non-specialists and capable of writing clear and constructive reports.

  • Act as a team player and able to build strong relationships.

  • Able to analyse complex situations and agree course of action.

  • Displays a calm, methodical and logical approach to problem solving.

  • Full and Valid Driver’s Licence.

  • Police Check.

​Desirable Skill Set:


  • Demonstrate and understand compliance with all relevant health Safety & Environment legislation.

  • Project Management

  • UK Based with periodic travel to each island.

Health and Safety:

All staff are expected to follow established health and safety procedures while working for the IEG Group of companies, and in accordance with policies developed by IEG. This means:

  • Complying with and adhering to IEG’s accepted standards and procedures.

  • Where appropriate, taking responsibility for workplace hazards/risks you identify and communicated to management.

  • Undertaking regular reviews of workplace risks/hazards that are present in your work.

  • When, and if, necessary, participate in the investigation of accidents/incidents according to IEG’s procedures.

  • Undertaking appropriate and effective staff training when required or necessary.

  • Promoting a healthy and safe workplace.

  • Actively supporting health and safety initiatives.

  • Comply with any rehabilitation plan designed with you for a return to work after an accident

Changes to Job Description:

From time to time it may be necessary to consider changes in the job description in response to the changing nature of our work environment. Such changes, including technological requirements or statutory changes, may be initiated by the manager of this job with due consultation with the position holder. This job description should be reviewed as part of the preparation for performance planning cycles.


Contact for this job: Lisa Geldart

Method of application: CV

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