Senior / Principal Safety and Risk Consultant / Technical Safety Engineer

Company Details

ESR Technology is a leading Science and Engineering services company working within the energy, process plant, utilities, rail, aviation and space industries. We are seeking highly motivated and technically able staff to join our successful safety and risk consultancy team, working on technically challenging projects for industrial clients. We need confident, capable staff who can help us grow our business and develop robust client relationships.

The Job

ESR Technology is recruiting for Senior / Principal consultants to join our Safety and Risk Management team in Cheshire and Aberdeen focussing on delivery of effective assessment and advice to a wide range of organisations, particularly Oil and Gas Operators who are embracing the challenges of the Energy Transition and other clients in the major hazard industries worldwide.

The group has its roots in the 1970’s, developing cutting-edge risk management techniques. We have continued to develop capability and advance our expertise, including our own risk assessment software to support our consultancy. As leading consultants, our work is predominantly desk based, but requires flexibility to visit our clients in the UK and across the world and demands a high level of both numeracy and report writing skills.

Our key clients’ increased demand for our services is fuelling the growth of our safety and risk teams and further advancing our expertise.

If you already have skills to add to our safety and risk management experience, we are committed to better safety, improving reliability, cleaner energy and a greener environment through the development of our staff.


The successful candidate will need to be self-motivated and able to prioritise work. It is essential that the candidate has:

  • Good problem-solving skills and is highly numerate (a degree in chemical engineering or physics is highly desirable)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Technical report writing ability
  • The ability to work reliably as a team player
  • Experienced in leading Process Hazard Analysis workshops (HAZOP, HAZID, FMECA, Bowtie, etc.)
  • A minimum of 5 years relevant safety consultancy experience, preferably in a high hazard industry
  • An understanding of Quantitative Risk assessment techniques and Safety Case requirements
  • Travel Requirement , occasional UK and International travel for Client/Site visits.

Although not essential the following would be of benefit:

  • Experience in the use of Quantitative Risk Analysis Software such as Phast and Safeti
  • Excel skills, Visual Basic and C++ experience
  • A commercial/business focus
  • Membership of a professional institution


A good degree in engineering or science with excellent written and oral communication skills. Membership of a professional institution would be an advantage.

Employment Category: Full Time (37.5 hours per week)

Salary/Benefits: Competitive salary, with excellent benefits including 25 days annual leave plus statutory holidays, additional leave purchase, up to 8% matched pension contribution, health care, life assurance and more

Right to Work

Prospective candidates for this role should be aware that any offer of employment in connection with this vacancy is conditional upon, and subject to the candidate obtaining, and at all times continuing to have, the right to live and work in the United Kingdom.

If you are passionate about delivering outstanding value to our clients and our business, then this could be the role for you.

Write with full CV, highlighting what you can contribute in this diverse and interesting role.

Tagged as: risk analysis, Process Hazard Analysis workshops, safety consultancy

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