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A day in the life with Craig

Process Safety Engineer Craig discussed with us what he loves about his job, what skills a Process Safety Engineer should have and his super power!

What does a normal workday look like for you?

A typical workday for me starts with a quick check-in with the team and checking my emails and other communication channels for any updates or new tasks. I then take a few minutes to prioritise my work and create a rough plan for the day ahead.

One of the best things about my job is that no two days are the same. I am involved in a range of tasks and projects, which keeps things interesting and means that I am constantly learning and growing. So, while my day starts with a plan, it often needs adapting to accommodate this.

What is your job title and responsibilities?

My job title is Process Safety Engineer and I’m responsible for a portion of the engineering consultancy work. For me, this includes tasks such as scribing workshops, writing reports and procedures, and more. I am also responsible for my contribution to the development of our AI-based HAZOP product.

What talents or skills must someone who does your job certainly have?

The following skills and talents are critical for someone in my role as a Process Safety Engineer:

  1. Problem-solving: The ability to analyse and find solutions to complex problems is essential.
  2. Eagerness to learn: Already in my short time here I have learnt a lot, and being keen to learn is crucial. As technologies and processes evolve it is important for someone in my position to continuously learn and stay up to date.

In addition to these skills, self-motivation and the ability to efficiently manage working on multiple projects simultaneously are desirable.

What do you like most about your job?

The thing I like most about the job is probably the variety of work that I have been involved in. It has been great to just get stuck into the work and it has already led me to contribute to some fascinating projects. The variety of the job has meant that I’m always learning, and I’m thoroughly enjoying it. It also doesn’t hurt that I’m working with a great team.

If you had an unnecessary superpower, what would it be?

I already have an unnecessary superpower to instantly stop my own hiccups. So, if I could expand my unnecessary superpower, I’d like to also stop others’ hiccups with the same ease.

Connect with Craig to find out more about and his Process Safety work.