Senior Consultant/Gas Distribution Specialist

Job Type: Contract

Duration: 6 months minimum

Location: Loughborough / Aberdeen / London / Stockport / Flexible

Salary: £40-£60 per hour, PAYE basis – Dependent on experience

Hours of Work: Flexible

Start Date: ASAP


Job Description:


Our client is seeking talented Senior/Principal Consultants with proven ability to tackle complex technical projects, to join a fast-paced technical safety consultancy at the cutting edge of risk analysis techniques. This is a great opportunity to be part of a team that is a trusted voice to tackle global transformations such as the decarbonisation of energy networks. In particular, we are currently very active in the safe transmission, distribution and application of hydrogen as a source of energy and CO2 as a form of carbon capture, delivering on some of the most significant national and international energy transition projects available to date.


Risk Advisory is a department of approximately 120 people in the Energy Systems business area, with offices in Loughborough, London, Stockport and Aberdeen. Risk Advisory provides a wide range of safety and integrity engineering and risk management services to the energy industry. We utilise a comprehensive range of tools for consequence modelling and risk analysis, typically developed and validated through large/full scale experiments performed at our major hazards testing and research facility in Spadeadam.


The Senior/Principal Consultant has responsibility for delivering project work under the supervision of experienced project managers and/or managing the successful delivery of projects themselves. The role will allow development of technical and Project management skills on the job, working alongside our world class team.


The role of the Senior/Principal Consultant will be attached to one of our key locations (Loughborough, Aberdeen, London, Stockport) with flexible options available. We also have offices in Bristol, Glasgow or Edinburgh. There may be an occasional requirement to travel in the UK for client-related work.


The daily duties will include:


  • Carry out/lead safety case development, ALARP demonstration and any other technical safety work required to support clients in meeting their legislative and regulatory obligations.

  • Apply consequence and risk assessment tools and techniques as appropriate (e.g. QRA, Consequence Analysis, CFD, HAZID, HAZOP) and carry out other formal safety studies.

  • Lead and support the production of technical reports for customers, where possible identifying further business opportunities.

  • Drive successful & efficient project delivery through focus, innovation, resilience and strong working relationships; build strong internal and external stakeholder relationships

  • Promote good practice within the wider team, providing professional support and guidance to less experienced personnel.

  • Operate within formal QA standards, project procedures and work within the guidelines of agreed Health and Safety requirements for the business.


Competency requirements:


  • Highly motivated with a flexible and adaptable approach to work - resilient, works with pace and focus, optimism to overcome obstacles and deliver commercial solutions.

  • Excellent organisational skills - ability to plan and prioritise own workload and work on own initiative as well as manage conflicting deadlines. Demonstrates clear accountability and ability to make own decisions in work.

  • Ability to work pro-actively within a team environment - collaborates effectively across internal departments and, where appropriate, globally within DNV to achieve swift and coordinated delivery of results.

  • Creative mindset with a willingness to work outside your comfort zone.

  • Strong analytical skills - able to analyse and understand complex problems and create logical solutions and ideas.

  • Excellent verbal communication skills – ability to communicate with all levels in the organisation as well as external customers.

  • Excellent report writing and presentation skills.


Technical/Professional Expertise & Qualifications required:


  • Preferably degree in Chemical Engineering, Physics, Mathematics or other relevant STEM degree (minimum 2:1), with at least 5-10 years of relevant experience.

  • Proven track record of successfully planning and executing work with required quality and within agreed schedule and budget - able to work to challenging deadlines.

  • Knowledge of natural gas distribution systems operation and regulation in either an operational or consultancy environment.

  • Understanding of GS(M)R, safety case, and similar HSE requirements / legislation.

  • Experience in applying gas distribution knowledge to support conversion of gas networks to Hydrogen/ Hydrogen blends would be an advantage.

  • Working knowledge of process and technical safety assessment techniques, such as HAZID, HAZOP, LOPA, Bowtie Assessment, Functional Safety, Risk Registers, Consequence Analysis and QRA, Hazardous Area Classification, etc.

  • Sound working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications including Excel, Word, etc.


Applying


Contact for this job: Lisa Doyle

Method of application: CV

Email address to send applications to: recruitment@wilcock.co.uk