Head of Technical Safety

PD&MS Energy
United Kingdom
Closing date
28 Oct 2020

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Role Summary

Own the competence and capability of the discipline team; the process of design and engineering, whilst providing full accountability for the smooth running and engineering delivery of discipline


* Knowledge of, and compliance with, client, industry and international specifications and standards. Assurance that personnel under the Department Head’s control comply with relevant documents

* Management of personnel and overall responsibility for the technical content and quality of work produced for “own discipline”, training and development.

* Accountable for coordination of all discipline input to support delivery and to ensure design integrity and consistency

* Identify and resolve any issue delaying design delivery / related procurement, irrespective of group / disciplines involved. Key aspect is to positively drive cross-discipline delivery and remove any blockers, assess dependencies between disciplines and ensure the correct sequence of workflow to provide optimal delivery and negate rework

* Identify specialist third-party input / PD&MS Consult input is identified and planned for execution at the correct time

* Oversee delivery of cost effective engineering solutions that are fit for purpose, safe and add value to both PD&MS and the Client. Motivation of all discipline personnel to do similarly.

* Preparation / approval of estimates and tender packages

* Overall discipline responsibility from receipt of tender / invitation to quote through to completion of the documentation package for all departmental work

* Overall technical authority for department

* Overall commercial authority for department

* Delivery of department project design deliverables in accordance with agreed schedules and priorities and ahead of the estimates in terms of productivity

* Management of resources and timely identification of changes to resource requirements

* Right-sizing of discipline team and drive to utilisation of most cost effective resource where appropriate in delivering the work

* Review and monitoring of competence of engineering personnel within the department. In conjunction with Lead Engineers, management of shortfalls such as training, coaching, mentoring or other measures.

* Where applicable, responsible for ensuring that Finance Department is notified of all work which can be billed, on an ongoing basis, but monthly as a minimum

* Periodic review of company procedures and policies

* Proficient in the use of all ProTools

* Remain up to date with technical developments, client, national and international standards and legislative requirements related to the position

* Awareness and understanding of the business drivers and values

* Actively promote services of company whenever possible and source work if possible to do so

* Review personnel performance, competency and work ethic and action accordingly

* Review, or appropriate delegation of timesheets, holiday requests and working time


* Competency Standards

* BSc in relevant Engineering Discipline

* Significant, demonstrable experience in Detailed Design Engineering and Engineering Checking/Approval

* Understanding of all Engineering disciplines

* Thorough knowledge and understanding of relevant Oil & Gas Industry Codes and Standards

* Understand the application of Autodesk Design products

* Experience in managing and developing others
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