Senior Process Safety & Risk Engineer

Date: 19 Jun 2024

Location: Kurnell, New South Wales, Australia

Company: Ampol

  • Permanent full-time role with hybrid working
  • Location: Kurnell NSW | Flexible location for the right candidate
  • Utilise your experience in Process Safety & Risk Management



About Ampol


We are proud of our heritage. We have been powering better journeys for all Australians for over 100 years. As Australia’s very own fuel brand we are committed to making those journeys easier by meeting Australia’s needs at every step with the care and service we all deserve. And, as we grow, we continue to evolve, to ensure we have low carbon solutions that will meet the needs of our customers well into the future.  


We are proud to be an endorsed employer of choice for women by WORK180. To understand more about how Ampol’s policies, benefits and how we support our people, check out some key female leader career stories on the Work180 website. 



 About the role


In this role, you will be responsible for driving development, implementation, and ongoing improvement of Process Safety & Risk Management across the business including compliance with regulatory requirements relating to Major Hazard Facilities.



Key responsibilities


  • Lead implementation of Ampol’s Operational Risk Management System, ensuring process safety risks are proactively identified and controlled
  • Own and maintain facility bowtie diagrams and critical control performance standards
  • Own and maintain elements of facility Major Hazard Facilities (MHF) safety cases
  • Provide technical advice to Engineering Project teams, along with technical review and approval of process safety & risk deliverables
  • Provide specific and detailed engineering support to the wider business as required
  • Facilitation of risk reviews including HAZOP
  • Champion the Management of Change (MOC) system, and provide technical support for MOC reviews
  • Contribute to Operational Incident Classification and Investigations
  • Develop and deliver training and communication on key risk systems and processes
  • Ensure effective implementation of the Operational Excellence Management System (OEMS)
  • Perform work in a manner that supports continuous improvement, and contribute to improvement initiatives relating to Ampol’s Risk Management Framework (ARMF)



About you


You will be someone who is able to adapt quickly to high-risk situations, problem solve and move with changing priorities. You will have highly developed written and oral communication skills including the ability to translate concepts and strategies into actions.



Key skills and experience



  • Formal qualification in Engineering
  • Extensive experience in Process Safety & Risk Management
  • Experience in facilitating risk reviews, including HAZOP
  • Experience in Petroleum or Hazardous Process Industry



  • Current Chartered status with a professional engineering institution, such as Engineers Australia (EA) or Institute of Chemical Engineers (IChemE)
  • Eligible for engineering registration in Queensland (RPEQ)
  • Experience in management of MHF Safety Cases
  • Experience in Management of Change
  • Experience in bowtie analysis and critical control management
  • An understanding of Functional Safety
  • Experience in preparing and managing detailed project work breakdown structures and scheduling



Our benefits


  • Our total remuneration is competitive. This is across base salary, a performance incentive, employee share offers and a 25% discount on Fuel for two privately used cars! 
  • We are flexible.  Many of our teams have embraced hybrid work, balancing time spent remote working, with time spent at an office to connect and work together where it adds value. 
  • Remote Working: Support for up to 3 months remote international working (conditional to 5 days paid leave for every 30 days of remote work).
  • We value recognition.  We have an internal recognition platform amplifying the achievements of those who do great work and demonstrate our capabilities and values. 
  • Career development and learning opportunities including LinkedIn Learning and other tailored training solutions. 
  • Paid Parental Leave - up to 12 weeks paid Parental leave, and up to a year off (unpaid). In addition to the 12 months of unpaid parental leave, employees may apply for a further 12 months of unpaid parental leave (a total of 24 months for each birth) 
  • BabyCare Package - financial and flexible support for parents transitioning back to work. 
  • Need some wheels? Novated Lease options are available. 
  • Invest in your future with the Employee Share Scheme 
  • Leave Options – We offer wellbeing leave and leave purchasing  
  • Care for your Community. Spend one paid day a year volunteering with one of our Ampol Foundation partners.   
  • Check out our benefits and policies on the Work180 website.



We’re an equal opportunity workplace. We not only embrace diversity and inclusion; we celebrate what makes you unique. We welcome applications from people of all ages, cultural backgrounds, and diverse sexualities and genders (including if you identify as transgender). We also highly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to apply for roles with Ampol.


Want to take your career to the next level? Apply today.