Job Details
  • Reference377487B_1630988828
  • LocationPerth, Perth, Western Australia
  • Job TypeFull Time
  • Posted18 days ago
  • ConsultantNaomi Byrne

Principal Process Safety Engineer I Nickel West I Kwinana I 5:2
6 Month Labour Hire Contract with strong Perm possibility
Immediate start | Monday to Friday | 40 hour week
Perth SOR Location

As one of Australia's largest providers of human resources solutions, Chandler Macleod has a proven track record of unleashing potential in people and companies. For over 40 years Chandler Macleod's recruitment business has connected leading-edge projects and employers with outstanding business professionals.

Our client, one of Australia's leading resources companies, is seeking to engage a Principal Process Safety Engineer as they undergo an exciting business transformation to become a globally significant supplier of battery materials to the electric vehicle market.

Reporting to the Engineering Manager, this role is part of BHP Nickel West Kwinana's Engineering Team; as a technical Subject Matter Expert this role provides governance and leadership to promote Process Safety Management and continuous improvement to manage the risk of loss of containment of hazardous substances at an acceptable level.

Key Responsibilities:

  • You Will Support a Team That Provides Governance And Solutions To Enable Improved Business Outcomes At The Nickel Refinery
  • Ensuring process safety risks are identified, assessed and managed according to BHP systems and procedures Provide assurance of Process Safety Management at NKW through auditing of the Safety Management System
  • Facilitation of risk assessments (e.g. HAZID, HAZOP, LOPA, BowTie) for both capital projects and operational activities
  • Provide custodianship of process safety related standards, procedures and guidelines including development and periodic reviews
  • Provide governance of Safety in Design activities for the capital project development process
  • Support the governance of Process Safety Management at NKW via maintaining and reporting process safety KPIs
  • Be the key point of contact for the Major Hazard Facility Regulator including maintenance of the facility Safety Report and facilitation of Regulator performance reviews and audits
  • Provide oversight on the development and review of Material Risks, Critical Controls and Performance Standards
  • Identify the requirement for and coordinate the implementation of functional safety assessments
  • Facilitation of process and occupational safety incident investigations

The Successful Candidate will possess:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Engineering or an aligned discipline
  • Process Safety Engineering expertise in the Chemical, Petroleum or Mining industries
  • Experience working within a Major Hazard Facility including maintaining Safety Reports and liaison with Regulators
  • Knowledge and experience to apply risk management techniques and tools to support process safety risk identification and consequence assessment.
  • Ability to coordinate, review and challenge Process Hazard Analysis studies, Consequence Modelling, Quantitative Risk Analysis and Functional Safety activities.
  • Experience with facilitation of process safety investigations
  • Solid analytical skills as well as ability to apply judgement based on the analysis of factual and qualitative information in complicated or novel situations


All candidates must be registered through Chandler Macleod, undertake a pre-employment medical and drug & alcohol test, provide references. If the above sounds like you, and you are available immediately, please use the 'apply now' button to send through your most up to date CV, with a covering letter outlining your reasons for applying, and we shall be in touch soon.