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Process Safety Support Engineer

Job Introduction

We currently have a rare and exciting opportunity for a Process Safety Support Engineer to join us to support the promotion of the highest levels of process safety management and loss prevention across our sites, consistent with legal requirements and our internal engineering standards.

*two positions available one in Dufftown and the other in Girvan

Main Responsibility

  • Coordinate internal process safety projects ensuring each site is fully compliant in all areas of process safety.
  • Advise and support internal stakeholders on process safety matters and participate as required with the planning of projects, conducting internal reviews in order to assess risks, processes and controls in place and identify opportunities for improvement in line with relevant process safety requirements.
  • Contribute towards the development and implementation of process safety tools, processes and interventions including risk management frameworks, change management process and audit methodologies.
  • Provide clear and concise technical project reports that detail conclusions and recommendations based on tangible technical data to the UK & Ireland Safety Leader and other key stakeholders.
  • When required, lead or participate in process safety related incident investigations.
  • Contribute appropriately to team meetings and support the implementation of team strategy, plans and continuous improvement projects.
  • Develop and build skills, knowledge and experience in process safety engineering that covers the WGS spirit drinks portfolio.
  • Demonstrate behaviours in line with our diversity and inclusion aim, which is to create and promote a diverse and inclusive culture at WG&S where ideas, differences and views are respected and where all employees are encouraged to create their own personal legacy.

Our Ideal Candidate

  • Degree qualified in Chemical Engineering or a related discipline
  • Previous experience of applying process safety on COMAH sites
  • Familiarity with safety regulations and industry standards
  • Understanding of major accident hazard identification and risk assessment techniques
  • Investigation of process safety related accidents, incidents and near misses
  • Computer literacy – Word, Excel, Powerpoint etc.

What we can offer you

  • We offer a competitive salary and benefits which are designed to promote our employees financial wellbeing. Employees are also eligible to participate in a bonus plan.
  • Our employees enjoy a generous holiday entitlement and an opportunity to ‘buy’ or ‘sell’ some holiday entitlement.
  • Private Healthcare and Doctor@Hand (remote GP service).
  • Our employees can join a defined contribution pension plan. Employees contribute either 4% or 5% of salary, the company contributes 8% or 10% depending on the employee contribution. Employee contributions can be made through salary sacrifice.
  • Our Employee Assistance Programme offers practical, impartial support on everyday matters ranging from medical, financial and legal to home and family issues. 
  • Our Life Assurance cover is a multiple of eight times your annual basic salary.
  • Product allocation so that you can enjoy our fantastic portfolio of brands.
  • Our Cycle to Work scheme allows you to hire a bike for an agreed length of time, and then snap it up for a fraction of its original value. All while making savings (at least 25%) and spreading the cost.
  • Every employee has the opportunity to claim up to £1,000 per year for a charity or charities for which they have raised money, volunteered their time or personally donated.
  • Learning resources to help you be your best self.

About William Grant & Sons


William Grant & Sons: a home where Rare Characters thrive.

We value every employee for their rare character, distinctive skills, experience and perspectives. Every one of our colleagues has a role to play in helping us to achieve our growth ambitions.

At William Grant & Sons, our vision is to be A home where rare characters thrive. We value all colleagues for their rare character, distinctive skills, experience and perspectives. Diversity & Inclusion is at the heart of how we do things at William Grant & Sons, fully aligned to our purpose and our company values. We strive to create an environment where we can all be our best and bring our whole selves to work.


Our agile working philosophy is to “Have your best work day everyday”.
Built on trust, we empower our rare characters to have their best work day every day. Where flexibility and positive working experiences help employees to feel connected and release potential across our teams.
We are open to discussing possible agile/flexible working options as part of the recruitment process.


Diversity & Inclusion is at the heart of how we do things at William Grant & Sons, fully aligned to our purpose and our company values. We want to ensure that our recruitment process is inclusive. If you have any questions or need some support with your application we’d love to hear from you. So please get in touch with our HR team at

William Grant & Sons


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