Loss Prevention Engineer

Highlight risks and ways to lower them for oil and gas companies.

What does a Loss Prevention Engineer do?

A Loss Prevention Engineer assesses and prevents risk today so that emergencies don’t happen tomorrow. While most people say, “Don’t worry about tomorrow because tomorrow will worry about itself,” the Loss Prevention Engineer says, “There will be no business tomorrow if there’s no planning for it today.”

As a Loss Prevention Engineer, you’re hired most often by oil and gas companies. You’re an Engineer who’s paid to consult on projects and programs in order to make them as safe and secure as possible. Your ultimate goal: to prevent losses in the form of both people (that is, injured employees) and profits (that is, financial damage).

To that end, your duties include reviewing designs and construction during building and remodeling projects to make sure work complies with safety codes, standards, and regulations. They also include conducting regular safety inspections of operations and facilities, including production plants, industrial complexes, and office buildings. In addition, you identify and eliminate risks and hazards within the business, and develop and implement fire and safety procedures and protocols. Finally, you’re responsible for creating and delivering safety training and education programs, including training materials and modules.

Simply put: Oil and gas production is risky business, so companies pay you to be an expert on all things safety. You use your knowledge of risks and regulations to make their facilities and their operations as safe as possible for the purpose of protecting their employees as well as their bottom line.