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Aberdeen - Westhill
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At Subsea 7, we take pride in being recognised globally as a leader across the Energy Industry. For 5 decades our people have delivered over 1000 projects in all water depths across our energy hubs and we continue to do so, adapting and evolving in an ever-changing world. 

Our success and sustainability are only made possible by continuing to develop our assets and technology through innovation and collaboration, and importantly through the development and diversity of our people who every day ‘Make Incredible things Happen’ at Subsea 7.

Subsea 7 have an exciting opportunity for a Safety Engineer to join our Central Engineering team on either a permanent staff or contract basis, located at our East Campus, Aberdeen offices.  The Safety Engineering team reports to the Technical Services function within UK and Global IRM Central Engineering and supports projects such as design and installation and construction/IRM scopes.

Due to our portfolio of projects, we can offer a real diversity in the type of work you are able to do and are committed to developing our engineers’ capabilities to allow them to progress their career at Subsea 7.



As part of the Central Engineering function the role involves providing safety engineering support to design and installation projects and construction/IRM scopes. Activities / deliverables include:

  • Technical safety studies including HAZID and Design Reviews. Initially support in preparation and reporting and with increasing involvement you will be encouraged to facilitate and lead these and similar meetings. Potential for input to HAZOP studies.
  • Consequence assessments including dropped object impact assessment and subsea gas release
  • SIL Assessments, ALARP and Reliability Demonstration
  • Support for Diving scopes for example: isolations for intervention and review of non-standard isolations; electrical safe distance calculations; assessment of diving in the vicinity of pressurised systems; and support for risk assessments.
  • Provide support in department led training in Subsea Isolations for Engineers
  • Review of specifications, scopes of work and procedures, produce CTRs for tenders
  • Support for technology development projects including: preparing and chairing failure mode assessments (e.g. FMECA); Technology Readiness assessment and Technical Risk Categorisation (API 17N); support for Qualification to DNV RP A203
  • Working to the Subsea 7 in-house Safety Engineering Standards and Guidance, provide input to develop these as appropriate
  • In general Safety Engineers work with the wider engineering and project teams to ensure (1) Fitness-for-purpose of the design and operations (2) Legislative and HS&E compliance (3) Identification and management of risk factors effecting the successful conclusion of the project



  • Degree qualified in a relevant engineering subject
  • Experience of / training in a variety of technical safety techniques that are applied in the energy and other industries
  • Awareness of the relevant design codes, legislative requirements, industry standards and current good engineering practice
  • Ability to work under limited supervision, independently evaluate, organise and prioritise your work. Work is subject to internal checking and approval, and often external review. Inferior work may adversely impact on cost, schedule, company reputation, and HS & E.
  • Safety Engineers must understand client needs, identify problems and develop solutions with project teams and other Engineers
  • Work as part of a small discipline team and also as part of the wider engineering department and projects. Ability to work harmoniously with other team members, whether of same or different discipline.



  • Role is based in the Subsea 7 offices in Westhill with the occasional (irregular) requirement to travel on business. For example to visit vendors, clients, fabrication sites, vessels.

Subsea 7 are committed to creating a diverse workforce and we look to offer excellent career opportunities as well providing a wide range benefits and a flexible working environment.