• 14 Danville Business Park, Kilkenny, R95 F727, Ireland
  • +353 56 779 0100
  • info@prochem.ie
  • North Valley Business Centre, Cork, T23 KC67, Ireland     +353 21 206 6178     info@prochem.ie
  • Process Safety Engineer – Co. Meath

    Role Summary:


    • An amazing opportunity has arisen for a Process Safety Engineer at our client’s pharmaceutical site in Co. Meath.
    • This position will support the Engineering Team in the start-up and integration of a new research and commercialisation manufacturing facility.


    Core Duties and Responsibilities:


    • Coordinate process safety and relevant assessments, improvement initiatives and programmes.
    • Assess equipment and processes for compliance with EHS, process safety and relevant engineering standards.
    • Perform gap assessments and implement remediation plans for compliance with EHS and relevant Engineering standards.
    • Propose, develop and implement improvements and modifications from a process safety perspective.
    • Perform process safety risk assessments.
    • Develop and implement safe systems of work for manufacturing and maintenance operations.
    • Implement and maintain process and equipment safety management processes – statutory inspections, safety device inspection and testing, mechanical integrity, etc.
    • Implement and maintain environmental management programmes.
    • Chair and document process and equipment HAZOP assessments and other process safety related risk assessments for new / upgraded equipment and processes.
    • Maintain the site HAZOP register and schedule periodic review of HAZOPs.
    • Review and approve process safety related documentation, including process HAZOPs and other related safety and engineering assessments.
    • Perform process safety calculations for sizing of relief and venting devices.
    • Support introduction of new products and equipment to the site from a process safety perspective.
    • Review Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) for new materials and chemicals; advise on requirements for the safe use, handling, and storage of the materials.
    • Review plans and specifications for new machinery and equipment to make sure they meet safety requirements.
    • Support the site Emergency Response programme.
    • Conduct safety audits and continuously improve the site safety management systems.
    • Provide relevant training and support to colleagues.
    • Continually monitor industry and corporate EHS policies, procedures, and programs; recommend improvements where necessary.
    • Lead and support site investigations, identifying root cause and measures to prevent recurrence.


    Minimum Qualifications and Experience:


    • 3rd level qualification in an Engineering, technical discipline or equivalent.
    • At least 5 years relevant experience in biotechnology, pharmaceutical industry or equivalent.
    • In-depth knowledge of safety and engineering standards and best practices.
    • Experience in executing process safety risk assessments.
    • Knowledge of environmental management programmes.
    • Experience in the management of safe systems of work.
    • Experience in Emergency Response structures and procedures.
    • A good understanding of manufacturing processes, equipment, utilities and maintenance practices.
    • Experience in investigation and problem solving using structured problem-solving techniques.
    • Proven experience in implementing change and project management.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.


    To Apply:


    If you would like to discuss this vacancy or to discuss your career and other job opportunities in confidence, contact us:

    14 Danville Business Park, Kilkenny, Ireland
    +353 56 77 90100

    Click here to submit your CV

    Please note, we do not require agency assistance with this role.