Eur Ing Jayesh B Patel CEng FIChemE

Mobile: 07808 164 534
Tel: 020 8395 1255
Fax: 0700 6082 936

I am a chartered chemical engineer and expert witness in safety and environmental engineering and risk management.

I have over 30 years worldwide experience across a wide range of industries including the following, although I can accept instructions for other industries as the principles of good safety and risk management practice apply across all industrial undertakings:

  • Onshore and offshore oil and gas and petrochemicals installations and pipelines
  • Construction industry
  • Railway/underground transit systems
  • Dock and container operations

Professional Affiliations

Chartered Chemical Engineer
Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers
European Registered Engineer

Experience Summary

My expertise covers both technical safety and site construction & marine health, safety and environmental (HSE) management.

I have represented major oil and gas operators, design contractors, onshore and offshore marine installation contractors and technical safety consultancies.

I have acted in the capacity of Expert Witness on a range of major litigation and arbitration cases.

Specific areas of experience include:

  • Close liaison with government, regulatory and independent verification bodies (Health and Safety Executive, Environment Agency, DnV/Lloyds Register etc.) to secure extensive range of onshore and offshore statutory project approvals, planning permissions, licenses and consents
  • Development of project HSE strategies and programs to ensure compliance with HSE policy and regulatory requirement
  • Establishment and implementation of safety & environmental management systems
  • HSE management of contractors’ technical, and field teams through design, construction and marine operations phases; monitoring of their respective HSE programs and assessment of HSE performance
  • Safety system design; HAZOP; hazard and risk analysis and assessment; Quantitative Risk
  • Assessment (QRA)
  • Fire and Gas Detection
  • Fire Protection
  • Fire and Explosion Analysis
  • Health and Safety Legislation: COMAH Regulations, Safety Case Regulations, Pipelines Safety Regulations, Construction (Design and Management) Regulations
  • Onshore and offshore safety case development
  • Development of emergency response procedures
  • Safety audits
  • Workplace method statements and risk assessments

A detailed CV is available on request:

Work/Project Locations

I have been involved in work and projects in the following countries/regulatory regimes:
U.K., Spain, France, Switzerland, Norway, Libya, Germany, Eire, India, Bangladesh, Former Soviet Union, U.S.A., Australia