Process Safety Engineer Job Description

Process Safety Engineer Job Description

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Process safety engineer provides technical assistance on regulatory compliance issues associated with OSHA's Process Safety Management (PSM) standard (29 CFR 1910.119) and EPA's Risk Management Planning (RMP) rule (40 CFR 68), specifically as related to the development and implementation of Mechanical Integrity programs.

Process Safety Engineer Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Develop implementation plans to meet OSHA/EPA /PSM Program Standards
Be responsible for ensuring documentation and program implementation of Mechanical Integrity, Quality Assurance, Emergency Action Plans, Process Hazard Analysis, Operating Procedures, Process Safety Information, Operator and Maintenance Training, Safety Procedures, and Contractors is maintained to assure compliance with the PSM Program Standards for each facility
Audit that Process Safety Information (P&IDs, Technical Standards, ), are maintained as necessary
Demonstrates knowledge of regulatory requirements related to EH&S compliance with local, state, and federal regulations and company standards
Maintain training and competency level required to manage and maintain equipment and perform testing per the appropriate standards and procedures
Works with corporate safety and refining technical groups to develop goals, standards, policies, work practices and expectations regarding corporate process safety management (PSM) program
Provide direct support to manufacturing sites on operational issues and environmental systems and best practices for implementation
Develop global policies and procedures that affect how manufacturing and creative locations meet regulatory requirements and best practices
Conduct site audits, assessing regulatory program areas, management systems, safety procedures, hazard communication, environmental management, transportation, security, precursor chemicals and specific country / regional regulatory issues
Assists in coordination of PHA activities, to include pre-hazop preparation, hazop team activities, and PHA reports

Process Safety Engineer Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Process Safety Engineer

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: PHA, CSP, ASP, ISO, FS, TUV, OSHA, CFSE, NFPA, HAZOP

Education for Process Safety Engineer

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the process safety engineer job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and University Degree in Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Technical, Science, Education, Chemistry, Industrial, Manufacturing, Management

Skills for Process Safety Engineer

Desired skills for process safety engineer include:

How manufacturing processes work and basic equipment operation within the processes
Process Safety regulations
Specifically 29 CFR 1910.119 and 40 CFR 68
NFPA
Standards
API
Consequence modeling
OSHA
RAGAGEP
Process safety risk assessment tools

Desired experience for process safety engineer includes:

Degree level (or higher) in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry or other related discipline
In addition, candidates will be highly motivated and able to demonstrate strong interpersonaland communication skills, possessing problem solving and decision making abilities
Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering - Chemical, Mechanical, Environmental - or equivalent in a science based discipline
Familiarity with Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) Studies
5-10 years of experience working at a chemical, flavor/fragrance or consumer product industrial site, manufacturing in an environmental / safety / process safety capacity
Working experience with permit compliance, air emission controls and wastewater pretreatment

Process Safety Engineer Examples

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Process Safety Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a process safety engineer. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for process safety engineer
  • Represent the facility from the process safety perspective during third party audits, such as ECAP (company sponsored internal audit), insurance, EPA and OSHA
  • Work with engineers to assemble the process technology packages
  • Lead and development and documentation of standard operating conditions (SOCs) and safe operating limits (SOLs)
  • Mentor, coach train site employees on process safety management programs
  • Work as a liaison between site’s PSM team, process and project engineering and maintenance to ensure that the project technology is captured in technology packages
  • Document and input process technology packages into electronic formats
  • Develops and maintains facility safety and environmental procedures that support corporate and regulatory requirements
  • Interface with and influences Operations, Maintenance, and Safety, Training, and Engineering staff to ensure that hazards are identified, risk is appropriately managed, and the required 14 elements of Process Safety Management regulation (CFR 1910.119) are in compliance
  • Be responsible for the ownership for execution of projects and action items related to PSM
  • Ensure all changes to processes are controlled through Management of Change and Pre-Startup Safety Review procedures
Qualifications for process safety engineer
  • Act as the Process Hazard Analysis team leader when appropriate
  • Lead Process Safety Steering Committee meetings, including agenda development and scheduling and is able to lead/facilitate PHA meetings using various methodologies such as hazard operability study
  • Communicate critical performance information to management relating to PSM deadlines
  • Facilitate the flow of PSM information between operations, maintenance, engineering, and EHS
  • Consult with employees on the conduct and development of process safety management program elements and ensures that employees have access to information required under the PSM regulations
  • Develop schedules for Process Hazard Analysis revalidations, operator training, maintenance training, operating procedure certifications, and maintenance procedure certifications for each facility
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Process Safety Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of process safety engineer. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for process safety engineer
  • Be responsible for ensuring employees and contractor groups under his/her control are made aware of pertinent health, safety, and environmental hazards and aspects
  • Ensure appropriate follow up on issues that arise out of the audits and inspections
  • Provides safety support for all shifts
  • Leads and actively participates in Safety Council, Improvement Projects, RCCA and cross-plant teams as needed
  • Provide safety expertise and engineering support to review meetings for projects, maintenance improvements, process modifications and constructability issues
  • Familiarity of emergency response procedures and emergency team operations, responsible for key operations in the Emergency Control Center
  • Supports construction and expansion projects by participating on design teams as the EHS representative, reviewing designs for safety and environmental compliance
  • Assists customers in identifying and solving Safety related issues
  • Review and Consult on Safety Product Test Plans
  • Facilitate and oversee operations to create Safety Test Data Reports for submission to Modality Safety Leader
Qualifications for process safety engineer
  • Prior experience in cGMP-compliant facility preferred
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering
  • Minimum of 5 years of gas processing and/or gas treating plant experience or equivalent related experience
  • Strong EPA Risk Management Plan 40 CFR 68 knowledge
  • Gas processing and treating plant equipment knowledge
  • Conduct Relief System analysis
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Process Safety Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of process safety engineer. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for process safety engineer
  • Individuals selected for this position will participate in hazard review teams using various techniques (HAZOP, what-if, checklists, LOPA, HAZID)
  • Stewards risk reduction efforts
  • Analyzes process safety data/incident trends integrating analytical approaches with refining subject matter experts
  • Lead Hazard Study, PHAs, PSSRs, HAZAN, and SIL assessments including human factors studies as applicable
  • Leads hazard reviews using HAZOP, What if and checklist methodologies
  • Provides assistance in accident investigations to identify root causes and corrective actions
  • Develop, implement, and/or assess policies and procedures for the station’s PSM Program
  • Oversee PSM system design and integrity assessments, maintains records from all audits and assessments
  • Ensure corrective actions identified for PSM systems are assigned and adequately performed
  • Attend meetings and provide information to plant management regarding regulatory compliance, code enforcement, long-range planning, and status of PSM-related projects
Qualifications for process safety engineer
  • Minimum of 10 years of various refinery process unit technologies in a Process engineering and/or Operations support role
  • Conduct Ventilation System analysis
  • Conduct Facility Siting Analysis
  • Proficient in PSM incident investigation and developing the report
  • Conduct Root Cause Analysis and developing the RCA report
  • Facilitating Process Hazard Analysis
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Process Safety Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a process safety engineer. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for process safety engineer
  • Support the site training staff by providing oversight of the PSM Training Program, including assistance in training and drills for the first responders, emergency response, and local community engagement
  • Analyzes safety incident and near miss performance utilizing risk assessment methodologies and risk quantification tools, such as, but not limited to FMEA (Failure Mode Effects Analysis), RCFA (Root Cause Failure Analysis), LOPA (Layer of Protection Analysis)
  • Develop Process Safety procedures
  • Lead PHA and/or PHA revalidation sessions for the facility
  • Standard Facilitation - PHA and PHA/Layers of Protection Analysis (LOPA)
  • Advanced Facilitation - Quantitative Risk Analysis (QRA)
  • Code and Standard Interpretation
  • Conduct management reviews for all completed PHA studies and mitigation planning
  • Audit the closure of any recommendations to ensure the intent of the recommendation is met
  • Validate any Interim Compensating Measures (ICM's) when required for Independent Protection Layers (IPL)/PHA scenarios
Qualifications for process safety engineer
  • Participating in Process Hazard Analysis and developing PSM compliance PHA reports
  • Conduct PSM and RMP compliance audits and develop audit reports
  • PSM Training development and delivery (presentation)
  • Process system specific operating procedure development
  • Computer proficiency in Excel, Word, PowerPoint
  • Ability to perform in a collaborative environment
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Process Safety Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a process safety engineer. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for process safety engineer
  • Facilitate project PHA/LOPA and What-if reviews, as necessary
  • Support the maintenance of the EPA Risk Management Plan (RMP) and associated off-site consequence analysis and documentation
  • Lead and/or conduct Consequence Analysis studies that generate a better understanding of the consequences of process incidents including building and facility siting
  • Lead and/or coordinate risk mitigation studies
  • Support the site Incident Investigation process by being a trained Why Tree facilitator to lead investigations in determination of root causes
  • Support the Management of Change and Pre-start-up Safety Review process by providing advice, training, hazard review facilitation, and quality auditing of the process
  • Support the compliance auditing and performance measurement processes and assist in conducting formal internal audits of the various PSM program elements
  • Support facility siting/building siting processes in development of required procedures and tools
  • Serve as focal point for the development of Process Safety Information (compatibility matrices, safety equipment specifications, consequences of deviations and critical operating parameter development)
  • Conduct process safety metric trend analysis
Qualifications for process safety engineer
  • Project professionalism
  • Bachelor s degree in Chemical Engineering, (advanced degree is a plus)
  • 5+ years of Process Safety experience
  • 8+ years of professional work experience in EHS, manufacturing, chemical engineering, or other related field
  • Extensive PHA experience is required
  • TCPA experience preferred

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