Functional Safety Engineer (SIF)
Where you fit in
The Shell Chemicals and Products portfolio of assets is transforming into six highly integrated Energy and Chemicals Parks out of which Rheinland is a key player in the European market. The market itself is characterized by low margins and increasingly sees “non-traditional” competitors entering. As a business we thus need to improve our cost efficiency whilst maintaining a very high standard of our license to operate and relentlessly pursue “Goal Zero”.
- The role reports to the Manager Instrumentation and is part of a multidiscipline Technical Support team and supports especially the transition projects of the Energy and Chemicals Park.
- Facilitate and design Safety Instrumented Function according to IEC 61511 as Functional Safety Engineer in Rhineland.
- Participate in technical audits and reviews.
What’s the role?
As a Functional Safety Engineer for the Rheinland Energy and Chemicals Park & Transition projects, you will support the team to improve the required Functional Safety across Rheinland Energy and Chemicals Park to meet German regulatory expectations. You will also provide discipline expertise to the development of the required Processes and documentation.
More specific responsibilities include:
- Functional Safety Engineer and Expert in the Energy and Chemicals Park for Projects, Maintenance and Engineering
- Custodian for functional safety databases and responsible for the overall quality of the content
- Support the development of proof test procedures across Rheinland Energy and Chemicals Park
- Functional Safety Assessment (FSA) assessor for asset/project changes where appropriate independence can be demonstrated.
- Leading multidiscipline team and ensure same way of analysis through all units and projects
What we need from you?
We are keen to hear from individuals with substantial experience in an instrumentation and control role within the oil and gas industry with specific focus and experience in Functional Safety management across the safety lifecycle. You must possess high knowledge of process safety and safety systems of petrochemical plants. You’ll also call on your degree in Engineering (Discipline Engineering, Electrical/Automation or technical equivalent education).
We also hope you possess the following skills or experience:
- TUV Functional Safety Engineer or equivalent experience
- Extensive Knowledge of Functional Safety and the application of IEC 61511 to projects and operations
- Knowledge of safety reviews like HAZOP, LOPA, ROGA etc.
- Successful experience leading or working as part of a team, self-motivated to learn/develop.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills, the ability to listen effectively
- Results oriented/Customer focused / cost aware
- Good knowledge in field instrumentation, pneumatic and electrical actors
- Good knowledge in Process and Safety Systems (DCS/SIS)
- Good IT Skills (SAP, MS Office, MS Teams etc.)
- Fluent in German and English
- Well-versed and highly interested in international and national standards
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