Process Safety Engineer

Employer: Recycling Technologies
Job location
Swindon, Wiltshire, UK
Job term
Job closing date

Company Description

UK-based Recycling Technologies Ltd is on a mission to make plastic a more sustainable material. Currently, 88% of the plastic used in the world is either buried, burnt or leaked into the environment. This means that the world only recycles 12% of the plastic waste generated each year. Recycling Technologies, a research, engineering, and manufacturing company, has developed innovative technologies to turn hard-to-recycle plastic waste, such as polystyrene and flexible packaging, into feedstocks for new plastic production. Our first commercial product, the RT7000, is modular and mass-producible, designed to fit onto existing waste and recycling sites, providing a scalable solution to recycle waste plastic anywhere in the world.



As a Process Safety Engineer at Recycling Technologies (RT) you will be responsible for all aspects of Process Safety, helping to ensure compliance with all applicable regulations and industry standards throughout the detailed design, commissioning, and operating phases of RT’s commercial scale plant and a pilot scale Polystyrene recycling plant.

It is expected that everyone at RT is a leader and promotor of all things Safety, however as a Process Safety Engineer, you shall be a core member of the process safety team and will be considered as a role model for Safety within the company. You shall report to the Head of Process Safety and be responsible for producing documents for process safety deliverables and representing the process safety team on assigned projects.

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Key Responsibilities

As a Process Safety Engineer, your responsibilities shall include the following:

  • Lead various types of Safety Reviews & Risk Assessments, advising on practicable solutions.

  • Lead and support process safety incident and near miss investigations through use of Root Cause Analysis

  • Performing Hazardous Area Classification (HAC) Assessments for flammable liquids as gases in accordance with both EI15 and/or IEC 60079-10-1, and for dusts in accordance with IEC 60079-10-2

  • Conduct and support of Qualitative Risk Assessments, which will involve development of Explosion Protection Documents (EPD), including developing scope for Consequence Modelling.

  • Management of Fire Safety Systems Design and Facility Siting.

  • Lead and support HAZID and HAZOP studies, and drive resolution and approval of resulting recommendations.

  • Lead and support on the design stages of functional safety lifecycle – including leading and supporting LOPA Studies and specification of Safety Instrumented Functions and SIL requirements for development of Safety Requirement Specification (SRS) documentation.

  • Assessment and demonstration of ALARP

  • Lead on Human Factors Analysis and Risk Assessments with particular emphasis on Safety Critical Processes and Emergency Response Planning

  • Facilitating Pre-Start-up Safety Reviews (PSSR).



Necessary Skills - Essential

  • BEng/MEng in Chemical Engineering.

  • Sound knowledge of process safety and process engineering.

  • Good knowledge of with relevant regulatory requirements – e.g. DSEAR, ATEX, PSSR, COSHH

  • Familiar with relevant industry codes and standards – e.g. API 520 & 521, IEC 60079-10-1, EI15, IEC 61508, IEC 61511

  • Familiar with engineering design and work processes, good inter-discipline coordination.

  • Familiar with Process Safety Management Systems and auditing

  • Good knowledge and experience of work processes such as Management of Change, alarm management, emergency response planning.

  • High self-motivation, ability to work with minimum direction. Seeks out support from colleagues as needed.

  • Ability to present process safety issues clearly to internal and external stakeholders.

  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and ensure clarity and quality of documentation.


  • Chartered member of IChemE or working towards.

  • Competence and experience in use of PHAST or similar consequence modelling software is a bonus

  • Training and experience in process safety topics.

  • Experience and proven track record of developing and maintaining Process Safety Management Systems.

  • 2+ years’ experience in process safety and/or process engineering within the chemicals or oil & gas industry.


Other information

Recycling Technologies are an equal opportunities employer. We recruit, reward, and develop people based on merit regardless of race, nationality, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status or disability. Our employees are valued, and we treat everyone who works for or with Recycling Technologies fairly and without discrimination.