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PROCESS SAFETY ENGINEER PSM SME

PORT NECHES, TEXAS


The ideal candidate will be a PSM subject matter expert, with direct PHA/LOPA facilitation experience, who thrives in a collaborative, open, team environment and is driven by the opportunity to make an impact.

This position will be part of the site PSM team with direct responsibility for the following:

Maintaining the 5-year PHA revalidation schedule, facilitating PHA and LOPA studies, completing management reviews, writing PHA Reports, and assuring effective and timely closure of PHA /LOPA recommendations.
Facilitating project PHAs
Supporting capital project PHAs


Duties and Responsibilities:

Accountable to schedule, coordinate, document and lead PHA/LOPA revalidations maintaining the 5-year window required for revalidation of each study
Lead and/or coordinate completion of project PHAs
Ability to recognize hazards associated with chemical processes and equipment
Ability to interpret P&IDs and other process safety information
Ability to read and understand federal, state and local requirements associated with equipment design and integrity
Ability to review prior PHA/LOPA studies for weaknesses and opportunities
Stays current with emerging issues related to Process Safety Management
Lead / facilitate incident investigations
Corrective action item verification for Process Safety related events
EHSS Audit Schedule Administration – provide site audit schedule reminders, schedule auditors, manage audit reports and action lists – participate on audits as a qualified HSS and Process Safety auditor
HSS & Process Safety Metric/KPI Administration – collect, sort, provide HSS & Process Safety data and trending
 
Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent (chemical or mechanical engineering a plus) chemical industry experience (5 years EHSS experience, including basic process safety knowledge)
7+ years PHA facilitation experience, including experience leading chemical facility PHA and LOPA studies
Must understand Level of Protection Analysis (LOPA), including but not limited to Safety Instrumented Systems, Independent Protection Layers, Instrumented Safety Function, Safety Integrity Level, and Risk Reduction Factors
Must understand the concept of Inherently Safer Design
Must understand facility siting, including siting of temporary buildings and structures
Practical experience in use of PHA software (PHA Works, PHA Pro, etc.)
Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel

Preferred Qualifications:

Prior EHSS auditing experience
Dakota software experience
Organizational skills
Good verbal and communication skills
Ability to perform multiple functions and tasks simultaneous
Good administrative skills; development and completion of checklists, filing and thorough documentation of tasks performed

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