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PSM Engineer


Job Summary:

The Process Safety Engineer is responsible for developing, implementing and improving the Facility process safety management system. As a member of the EHS Team, the incumbent plays a critical role in incorporating process safety in the overall EHS management system. This incumbent will serve as a technical and proficient subject matter expert. Major responsibilities include the ongoing development and implementation of systems and processes to reduce risk and drive continuous improvement in process safety.
Job Description:
  • Provide guidance to facility as a subject matter expert on the existing process safety management system, including, but not limited to hazard identification, risk assessment and risk management practices, such as Process Hazard Analysis (PHA - including LOPA), Management of Change (MOC), and Pre-Startup Safety Review (PSSR).
  • Ensure the facility’s process safety management system and associated programs and practices are maintained to minimize risk and ensure compliance with applicable Federal, State, and local regulations as well as company standards and RAGAGEP.
  • Manage risk assessments and provide direction on how to address risk, as well as define the scope of the risk assessments and determine appropriate risk assessment methodologies.
  • Establish and implement procedures to manage change and conduct PSSRs, monitor process for unrecognized changes, and ensure that appropriate risk reviews are conducted for changes.
  • Communicate and train on process safety metrics, as well as propose new leading/lagging indicators for purpose.
  • Provide technical expertise in the development of process safety training programs and assists in the development of process safety policies.
  • Develops policy/practice to ensure workforce involvement in process safety.
  • Collaborate with the appropriate departments and management to ensure process safety fundamentals and best practices are integrated, understood and implemented in appropriate areas such as operating procedures, engineering practices, and asset integrity.
  • Identifies and leads training/education on identifying process safety incidents and near misses per company requirements and API RP 754.
  • Provides expertise during process safety incident investigations and aids in determining appropriate action items to address root causes (corrective and preventive).
  • Support the facility during process safety/RMP audits, manages action plans and focuses efforts based on risk prioritization.
Leadership, Communication & Development:
  • Ensure effective communication and collaboration with required personnel and management to relay technical information as it related to process safety performance and improvement.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional peers and is an agent of change.
  • Assist in personnel development in alignment with process safety competency expectations.
EHS Team:
  • Actively participate and engage as a member of the EHS team, collaborate and contribute to the overall improvement of EHS.
  • Actively participate in the Process Safety Council as a designated representative for Facility.
Internal Controls:
  • Understands and complies with established departmental processes and procedures designed to support internal controls efforts. Identifies and brings to the attention of department management internal controls deficiencies.
Successful Incumbents will have:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering or equivalent.
  • A minimum of 2 years of directly related process safety and/or process design experience in a chemical manufacturing environment preferred.
  • Proven practitioner and/or advanced technical knowledge of overall process safety practices, such as proficiency in process safety hazard identification, risk assessment and risk management practices.
  • Working understanding of chemical operations, safety systems and safe design.
  • Decision-making capabilities through collaboration.
  • Time management and organizational skills; including the ability to prioritize and effectively manage multiple tasks and projects with competing demands.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to influence culture.
  • Excellent verbal communication and technical writing skills.
  • Knowledge of applicable process safety standards, codes, regulations and laws.
  • Professional certification, such as CCPSC, PE, ASP, CSP or equivalent, or commitment to achieving professional certification desired.
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