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Principal Consultant - Technical Safety and Risk (Energy)

Job Title - Principal Consultant - Technical Safety & Risk (Energy)

Location: UK

Joining Arup

Arup is a global collective of designers, engineering and sustainability consultants, advisors and experts dedicated to sustainable development, and to using imagination, technology and rigour to shape a better world.

Our risk, security and resilience practice has helped organisations to understand their exposure to threats and make better risk-informed decisions since it was formed in the mid-1990s. Our team of experts are trusted advisors to private and public-sector clients, providing strategic risk management, technical risk assessment, operational planning, security engineering and counter-terrorism design measures that suit their business needs.

Our built environment and engineering systems are becoming ever more complex, whether that be due to change in use, new legislations, emergent development, or disruption from new technologies to industries and ways of working, as such the risks to society from complex technical and engineering system failure are constantly evolving.

Our technical safety, risk and reliability engineering experts apply their knowledge, critical thinking, and experience to help our clients to understand and anticipate what could go wrong, and we help with finding better solutions to ensure that risks are effectively managed and controlled. Our team has consistently delivered high-quality advisory and engineering services to clients across a range of markets and industries, including Rail, Energy, Data Centres, Highways, Healthcare, Property and Scientific research facilities.

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The Opportunity

You will join Arup as a Principal Consultant working in our technical safety, risk, and reliability engineering team with a focus on sustainable development associated with low carbon and energy transition across a range of sectors. You will be a technical specialist and expert, and instrumental in the development of our Energy business, by promoting our service offerings, developing, and growing the team of Technical Safety, Risk and Reliability consultants. The types of projects you will be involved range from advisory to engineering solution based technical safety and risk related studies across a range of project lifecycle stages (such as research & development, feasibility to concept and detailed design).

Your role will be client-facing, focussed on low carbon and energy transition (such as hydrogen). You will build and foster client relationships through excellence in project delivery and work winning. You will guide project teams to advise clients and find a better way to deliver better solutions. You will be working collaboratively with other technical domain experts, in multi-disciplinary design teams, including other energy consultants, and project managers to deliver solutions to the unique difficulties our clients face.

As well as an exemplary standard of technical knowledge in technical safety & risk management, you will have strong skills in analytical evaluation, be creative in problem solving, have excellent written, verbal, and visual communication skills and be a team player. You will be collaborative in your approach, flexible and agile in your way of working with and guiding others but able to work individually when needed.

As part of a multi-industry team, you will also be expected to manage and promote the continual development of technical excellence and mentor junior consultants. You will need to adapt and transfer your skills to new markets and industries when opportunities arise.

You will be part of a team that is passionate about managing technical safety, risk, and reliability from technical and engineering failures and embedding resilience in our advice and solutions to shape a safer, more reliable, and sustainable future.

At Arup, you belong to an extraordinary collective - in which we encourage individuality to thrive. Our strength comes from how we respect, share and connect our diverse experiences, perspectives and ideas.

You will have the opportunity do socially useful work that has meaning - to Arup, to your career, to our members and to the clients and communities we serve.

Is this role right for you?

If so, you will have:

Background in managing and delivering technical safety and risk management projects.

Business development including managing and preparing bids and winning work in the energy sector.

Experience of leading technical safety and risk assessment in the regulated industries (e.g. chemical and process, oil and gas).

Solid understanding, knowledge, and background in hazard identification, fire, explosion, toxic release and hazard analysis, consequence modelling, risk analysis and safety evaluations techniques and development of safety cases.

Background in safety assessment across the life cycle (feasibility studies, design, procurement, installation, commissioning, operation, and maintenance) of plants in hydrocarbon/gas systems, complex systems, infrastructure and/or major hazard facilities.

Solid understanding of relevant international and industry legislation, standards, codes, and guidelines e.g. DSEAR, ATEX, COMAH, RIDDOR, NFPA, API, IFC.

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What we offer you

At Arup, we care about each member's success, so we can grow together.

Guided by our values, we provide an attractive total reward package that recognises the contribution of each of our members to our shared success. As well as competitive, fair and equitable pay, we offer a career in which all of our members can belong, grow and thrive - through benefits that support health and wellbeing, a wide range of learning opportunities and many possibilities to have an impact through the work they do.

We are owned in trust on behalf of our members, giving us the freedom, with personal responsibility, to set our own direction and choose work that aligns with our purpose and adds to Arup's legacy. Our members collaborate on ambitious projects to deliver remarkable outcomes for our clients and communities. Profit Share is a key part of our reward, enabling members to share in the results of our collective efforts.

Different People, Shared Values

Arup is an equal opportunity employer that actively promotes and nurtures a diverse and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds, regardless of age (within legal limits), gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, neurotype or mental health, race or ethnicity, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you're pregnant or on family leave. We are an open environment that embraces diverse experiences, perspectives, and ideas - this drives our excellence.

Guided by our values and alignment with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, we create and contribute to equitable spaces and systems, while cultivating a sense of belonging for all. Our internal employee networks support our inclusive culture: from race, ethnicity and cross-cultural working to gender equity and LGBTQ+ and disability inclusion - we aim to create a space for you to express yourself and make a positive difference. Discover more about life at Arup at .

We are committed to making our recruitment process and workplaces accessible to all candidates. Please contact Marek Mazurowski to let us know if you need any assistance or reasonable adjustments throughout your application or interview process, and/or to perform the essential functions of the role. We will do everything we can to support you.

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