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Design Safety and Services Specialist

Ref: 78148

  • 55,000-70,000
  • 11 Jan 2023
  • Cork (Centre)
  • Permanent

Design Safety and Services Specialist

About the Company

Our client owns, builds and maintains the natural gas network in Ireland and connects all customers to the gas network.

About the Position

The Design Safety & Services Specialist will ensure Project Supervisor for the Design Process (PSDP) and Principal Designer (PD) responsibilities are fulfilled in accordance with the latest Construction Regulations domestically and internationally

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide guidance, advice and support to the Project Services team for any strategic initiatives or projects being undertaken.
  • Ensure that competent and adequately resourced organisations have been correctly appointed to fulfil statutory duty holder roles defined in the relevant Construction Regulations
  • Manage existing Safety Management Systems for ‘Managing Safety during the Design Process’; and continuously monitor and improve these systems in accordance with guidelines
  • Oversee audits, inspections and performance monitoring of PSDP/PD activity to ensure compliance across the project lifecycle from concept to construction completion
  • Ensure all design activity is being coordinated throughout the project lifecycle from concept through to construction completion, including temporary works design, design changes and specialist designers
  • Manage the design risk assessment and mitigation activities undertaken by designers
  • Develop a holistic safety file management strategy to ensure that the appropriate records are retained post-construction within the agreed timeframes and maintain relationships with all internal and external stakeholders


  • Proven technical competence is essential – Engineering degree or other relevant
  • qualification desirable, preferably in the natural gas or similar industry.
  • Minimum 7 years’ experience in engineering or safety role.
  • Formal safety qualification (e.g. FETAC/IOSH H&S certificate, diploma).
  • Have a working knowledge of health and safety legislation, management systems, documentation and techniques etc. particularly construction related regulations and systems
  • Experience in design risk assessments and experience of process safety risk assessment techniques e.g HAZOP an advantage
  • Experience in fulfilling or managing the PSDP and/or PD on new works, modifications or repairs in the natural gas or similar industry
  • Proficiency in data capture tools and asset management systems (e.g. Maximo) an advantage
  • Demonstrate a commitment to developing new skills in yourself and others and a track record of getting results through others
  • Previous experience with initiating and maintaining strategic relationships both internally and externally, using strong influencing skills to achieve business goals
  • Comfortable with change and have a demonstrated ability to identify opportunities for improvements and efficiency
  • Proven track record with dealing with complex issues, proactively and in a timely fashion, along with the ability to communicate complex information to other

Remuneration Package

Competitive Salary
Full suite of benefits

To discuss this role further or other engineering jobs please contact Diarmuid O'Mahony on 01 5927888 or by email or click the apply button

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