Eur Ing Paulo Oliveira B.Eng (hons), MSc (ENG), CEng, FS Eng (TÜV Rheinland), MIET, MIAM
Paulo is a Chartered Engineer (CEng) with more than 10 years’ experience in asset management and safety applications. Paulo has split his experience in project, maintenance and safety roles in hazardous and non- hazardous industries, such as chemical, steel and FMCG. Paulo was the Functional Safety Leader for a COMAH top tier site where he was accountable for the development and implementation of IEC61511 compliant systems, covering the whole lifecycle including competence and with links to broader Process Safety areas like process hazard analysis, human factors, alarm management and compliance auditing under OSHA 1910 supported by a Master’s degree in Process Safety and Loss Prevention. Paulo specialises in Process Safety and IEC61508/61511 compliance, certification and broader reliability analysis, including experience in chairing SIL Determination studies (UK and ME), SIL verification and reliability modelling, IEC61511/IEC61508 compliance gap analysis, Functional Safety Assessments, competence reviews, alarm management studies and product certification including FMEA studies.
Paulo is also a member of the BSI GEL/065/01 Committee and was appointed to the IEC 61508 Working Group 14 (WG14- Functional Safety Guide: IEC 61508-0) and Working Group 17 (WG17 – Human Factors in Functional Safety) as a UK expert on Functional Safety.