(Global Oil Gas) Senior Safety Engineer – Drilling & Workover Operations

Job title: (Global Oil Gas) Senior Safety Engineer – Drilling & Workover Operations

Company: MatchaTalent

Location: Wien

Job Description: his role required candidate to permanently relocate at Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.About the CompanyThis company engages in the exploration, production, transportation, and sale of crude oil and natural gas. It operates through the following segments: Upstream, Downstream, and Corporate. The Upstream segment includes crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids exploration, field development, and production. The Downstream segment focuses on refining, logistics, power generation, and the marketing of crude oil, petroleum and petrochemical products, and related services to international and domestic customers. The Corporate segment offers supporting services including human resources, finance, and information technology. The company was founded on May 29, 1933 and is headquartered in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.Job SummaryWe are seeking a Safety Engineer focusing on Drilling & Workover Operations to join the This Company Loss Prevention organization (LP), which is the corporate safety organization within This Company. We provide both day-to-day in-field occupational and process safety support to This Company operations, as well as centralized technical support and consulting function. Our field offices are located in Abqaiq, Riyadh, Ras Tanura, Dhahran, Udhailiyah, Jeddah (including Yanbu and Jazan), and Tanajib. Through these offices, LP provides its services to all This Company facilities and departments that are located throughout the Kingdom.The primary role as a Safety Engineer (Loss Prevention Engineer) is to is to provide daily support to upstream organizations to provide field and office safety support to manage safety in petroleum engineering, exploration, drilling and workover related activities, including unconventional resources and seismic operations.Responsibilities:

  • Facilitating the implementation of the This Company Safety Management System, along with its objectives and expectations, including developing associated safety processes and participating in self-assessments.
  • Inspecting onshore and offshore drilling rigs, workover equipment, and other support facilities, with in-depth knowledge of well control equipment and procedures obtained through attending Basic Well Control School.
  • Identifying, evaluating, recommending actions, and following up on critical safety tasks and control methodologies related to operational safety practices such as work at height, isolation/LOTO, permit to work, hydrogen sulfide, confined space entry, and excavations.
  • Participating in safety studies and activities using risk assessment and mitigation methodologies, such as PHAs, HAZOPs, JSAs, incident investigations, compliance reviews, or insurance surveys.
  • Developing and/or reviewing corporate safety standards, instructions, and procedures related to upstream operations, formalizing them into company-documented practices as required.
  • Reviewing designs of oil and gas field facilities for compliance with company and industry safety standards.
  • Assisting in the development of Emergency Response Plans for credible scenarios, with a working knowledge of the Incident Command System (ICS), and attending emergency drills as an observer to provide feedback.
  • Responding to emergency situations and incidents, providing technical assistance and advice during or after regular working hours.
  • Supporting the reporting, classification, and investigation of all incidents, participating in incident investigations to determine root causes, and making proper recommendations to prevent recurrence.
  • Delivering Loss Prevention-specific training to employees, contractors, and outside parties.
  • Mentoring other Loss Prevention personnel.


  • his role required candidate to permanently relocate at Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.
  • A bachelor’s degree in any engineering discipline from an Accredited Institution.
  • Seven years of relevant experience in the oil and gas upstream industry, with a strong track record of delivering results.
  • Experience in various areas including drilling and workover operations, well planning and approval, reservoir management, geology and geophysics, project management for upstream facilities development, oil and gas field development, simultaneous operations (SIMPOS) between upstream and construction/downstream operations, offshore and onshore drilling rig safety inspections, managerial audits/assessments, and safety program and emergency response plans development.
  • Excellent communication skills in English, capable of effectively communicating with peers and management.
  • Ability to produce clear and concise oral and written reports in English.


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