Senior Safety Inspector (Gas)

Senior Safety Inspector (Gas) 

Are you passionate about Gas Safety – with an emphasis on protecting public safety and the prevention of major accidents? Are you interested in investigations and pursuing enforcement actions, in pursuit of highest safety standards? Are you excited by the prospect of your technical expertise contributing to policy and relevant regulatory matters?

If you have significant experience and technical expertise related to relevant field (e.g. gas transmission and/or distribution design, construction, commissioning and/or maintenance) and are looking for a new challenge then the Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU) has a role for you!

Benefits of Working with CRU

The CRU is Ireland’s independent energy and water regulator, who are committed to playing to help deliver a secure, low carbon future at least cost. For Energy Safety, this means ensuring all activities relating to gas, petroleum and electricity are safe, and continue to be safe.

In addition to the important and impactful societal work the CRU deliver, some other benefits of working with the CRU include:

· Hybrid Working Policy (up to 3 days working from home)
· Generous Annual Leave (above statutory minimum of 20)
· Competitive starting salary
· Annual Salary Increments
· Employee Assistance Programme
· Further Educational Assistance
· Paid Statutory Leave (e.g., Maternity, Paternity Leave, Adoptive)
· Public Sector Pension
Role Description

The Senior Safety Inspector will work with the Gas Safety Manager, other Inspectors/Specialists, Gas Safety Analysts and where appropriate, external technical consultants, in the discharge of their role.

While the successful candidate will initially be posted to the Gas Safety Team, the individual will also contribute to the wider Energy Safety Division and organisation as requirements dictate.
The Senior Safety Inspector (Gas) specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

· Developing safety case compliance assurance programs to meet Gas Safety Framework requirements;
· Carrying out and reporting on inspections and audits on the natural gas and LPG network(s);
· Carrying out and reporting on incident investigations and making recommendations for improvements;
· Providing judgement as to whether an operator is in compliance with the Gas Safety Framework;
· Recommending regulatory enforcement action in accordance with CRU processes and managing follow up actions;
· Providing input into CRU policies/guidelines/procedures as required;
· Peer reviewing of documents, as requested
· Advising and supporting the Commission, Senior Management Team and wider organisation on relevant regulatory or technical issues, and
· Mentoring and coaching staff (e.g. on audits, inspections and investigations)
· Liaising with relevant national and international bodies as appropriate, including other regulatory bodies – e.g. the Health and Safety Authority
· Participating in technical committees under the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI) 

The Candidate

Necessary requirements

· Significant experience related to gas transmission and/or distribution design, construction, commissioning and maintenance;
· Significant experience in a regulatory, process industry, civil or mechanical engineering, or gas pipelines/networks environment;
· Degree in relevant discipline in Engineering (e.g. Civil/Mechanical/Process/Pipelines/Safety and Reliability);
· Experience of hazard analysis, risk assessment, mitigation and control;
· Substantial experience in carrying out audits and inspections;
· Experience in incident investigations; and
· Experience in relation to safety management systems.
Desirable requirements

· Working knowledge of relevant gas standards, codes of practice and international best practice in the gas industry;
· Knowledge and understanding of the function and operation of process safety instrumentation and equipment;
· Relevant experience in the energy industry;
· Experience of pipeline surveillance, operation, incident response, crisis management, defect assessment, welding, non-destructive testing, hydro-testing, pipeline inspection;
· Experience of equipment commissioning and qualification of equipment;
· Experience of participating in technical working groups; and
· Experience of facilitating productive relationships with external stakeholders and regulatory authorities

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