Safety Instrumented System Engineer

Safety Instrumented System Engineer


Salary, £35K – £45K + bonus

37 hours per week.


Full description



Skillection are working with their world leading chemical organisation who manufacture performance chemicals, polyurethane systems and pest control solutions. They market a wide range of products, including chemicals, construction chemicals, crop protection products, dispersions and pigments, pest control solutions, plastics, polyurethane systems, leading edge coating products, mining and water treatment chemicals.


What you can expect

As a Functional Safety Engineer in the Process Industry Sector, you are responsible for ensuring that all safety instrumented systems are designed and maintained in compliance with the organisation and IEC61508 standards, with a focus on continuous improvement and optimization of all Safety Instrumented System (SIS) lifecycle activities.


o You will be responsible for providing SIS Support to capital projects, participating

in SHE reviews and for reviewing and validating all critical SIS documentation.

o You will ensure the correct project handover to operations and maintenance including updating the documentation management system and SIS malfunction reporting database.

o You will implement modifications to existing SIS, ensuring the change is correctly planned, commissioned and signed off.

o You will also be responsible for the implementation of strategies to maintain the sites SIS, including proof testing, equipment life-cycle, health checks, critical spares and failure reporting with root cause analysis.

o You will drive continuous improvement and seek optimisation opportunities with all SIS life-cycle activities.

o The development and train out of SIS training packages across the site will also be part of your responsibility.

o Finally, you will ensure all EHS/ Engineering / Maintenance safe working systems, procedures and practices are followed and you will maintain good housekeeping to 5S standards.

What we expect

o You are educated ideally to degree level in a relevant Engineering discipline.

Working area: Engineering

o You have gained experience in Functional Safety design, implementation and testing.

o You also have experience in IEC61508/11 and are ideally a TUV certified Functional Safety Engineer.

o You have experience in the delivery of Capital Projects,

o Finally, you are competent in the use of MS Office and other engineering applications.


We offer

Responsibility from day one in a challenging work environment and "on-the-job" training as part of a committed team.

Competitive compensation including attractive benefits as well as excellent career opportunities in an international company.




Remuneration is paid in twelve equal monthly instalments direct to your bank account on the 25th of each month

Basic salaries are reviewed annually usually in April.

Variable pay/bonus

The Company operates a remuneration package which includes Variable Pay.

The Target Variable Pay amount is set each year for each job grade and is communicated on an annual basis.  The variable pay year runs from 1 January to 31 December. The actual variable pay is linked to Company and Employee performance and is normally paid as part of the April payroll, in the year following the variable pay year.



Overtime, if applicable, will be paid on the basis set out in the Overtime Policy.



Hours of Work

37 hours per week.

Standard office hours of work are Monday-Thursday 08.45-17.15, Friday 08.45-16.45 which includes an unpaid lunch break of 1 hour per day.

Standard Non-Office hours of work are Monday-Thursday 8.00-16.30, Friday 8.00-16.00 which includes an unpaid lunch break of 1 hour per day.



Annual paid holiday entitlement is 25 days plus the 8 UK official Bank Holidays provided you have completed a year’s service.  The holiday year runs from 1 January to 31 December.


Key skills

Functional Safety design, implementation and testing, experience in IEC61508/11, MS Office

Must have a degree

Consider VISA sponsorship

Consider candidates relocating from EU

Consider relocation assistance


To be considered for this opportunity please submit your CV via the online instructions and do not hesitate to contact Helen on 01924 501636 for a confidential discussion. GOOD LUCK.