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Posted: Tue Dec 05 2023

Process Safety Engineer

Lake Charles, LA

Direct Hire

Process Safety Engineer
Lake Charles, LA
Direct Hire /Relocation Benefits are available for this position.
$110K+ Salary Range

The Process Safety Engineer is responsible for implementing and maintaining systems to reduce risk to diminish or remove hazards. The Process Safety Engineer actively works in their designated operating areas to implement, update, improve PSM systems and processes, standards, procedures, and communicates critical PSM/RMP related performance information to the HSSE Department.
  • Facilitate various forms of hazard analysis including Hazard and Operability Studies (HazOp), Layers of Protection Analysis (LOPA), what-if, and what-if checklist methods.
  • Steward the refineries PHA Program and oversee the life cycle for the PHA process
  • Lead development of interim risk reduction strategies for high consequence scenarios
  • Champion process safety in assigned Operating Areas:
    • Lead monthly PSM meetings
    • Interact regularly and frequently with Operations, Maintenance, and Engineering at assigned areas to build rapport and to be aware of, and assist with resolving, process safety issues
    • Develop and deliver training on process safety management and related topics. Advise on interpretation and application of internal and external standards
  • Lead/participate in incident investigations, review cause maps, and ensure post incident lessons learned and incident prevention strategies are implemented
  • Provide leadership and technical support to the facility’s process safety teams as well as associated process safety programs and their initiatives
  • Oversee the collection and reporting of PSM and RMP related performance measures (API 754, AFPM Personal Safety Index)
  • Identify and establish leading indicator metrics that are tracked, trended, and used in a way to identify areas of concerns, improvement programs, address risk/ hazards and ultimately eliminate incidents.
  • Maintain knowledge of and competency in current affairs and contemporary issues of OSHA Process Safety Management & EPA Risk Management Plan
  • Develop expertise in administering the refinery Management of Change (MOC) program and working closely with site MOC Champion for continuous improvement.
  • Perform training, lead team meetings, compose and deliver presentations to various groups at all levels of the organization

Minimum/Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in an Engineering or technical related field
  • 3 years’ minimum combined experience in safety, operations, maintenance and/or engineering in the refining or petrochemical industry required; 5 years' preferred
  • Experience in conducting hazards analysis, management of change process reviews and risk management analysis
  • Proficient verbal and written communication skills demonstrating the ability to impact internal and external customers
  • Proficient in multitasking and planning multiple projects simultaneously
  • Valid Driver’s License required
Eligibility Requirements:
The Maritime Transportation Security Act requires all persons who will need unescorted access to a regulated facility to have a valid Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC), issued in accordance with the rules established by the United States Coast Guard and the Transportation Security Administration. Candidates selected for employment must meet eligibility criteria to obtain a TWIC card. To obtain more information on the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC), please visit the Transportation Security Administration’s website

•                Remote Work options available for eligible positions
•                Options are department and/or location specific
•                9/80 Work Schedule Option (where applicable)
•                Annual Vacation Incentive (40-120 hours of pay) for Eligible Employees
•                Paid Vacation Time
•                Company-Paid Holidays
•                Parental Leave
•                Excellent 401(k) Match
•                Pension Plan
•                Company-Paid Sick Leave and Long-Term Disability
•                Medical, Dental, & Vision Plans; FSA and HSA options
•                Company-Paid Life Insurance for Active Employees
•                Healthy Rewards Program
•                Service Awards Program
•                Educational Assistance Plan
•                Dependent Children Scholarships
•                Reimbursement for Gym Membership
•                Employee Discount Programs
•                On-site Health Clinic
•                On-site Cafeteria (select locations)
•                On-site Credit Union and ATM (Corporate office only)
•                On-site Fitness Center (select locations)


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