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Lead Process Safety Engineer

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Location: Houston
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 15/03/2013
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The Role:
• Assume technical authority over and provide direction to process safety systems
• Manage and validate technical safety studies
• Define and develop project specific standards and guidelines to provide a basis for assuring the technical quality of process and technical safety systems
• Ensure sharing and implementation of standards and guidelines across assets, projects, and engineering
• Develop engineering philosophies for process and technical safety from development plans through project specifications to final commissioning
• Lead development of overall process safety philosophy for new facility in cooperation with other disciplines, departments, and contractorsProvide input and updates to project planning
• Perform discipline activities including: Concept design development and reviews for facilities (incl. layout assessments), hazard studies (incl. HAZID, HAZOP, FMEA), risk assessment (incl. QRA, SIL, Bow-tie analysis, LOPA, Fire and Explosion risk assessment), and design of firewater systems, etc.
• Proactively assure and that contractors perform all necessary design development and reviews for facilities (incl. layout assessments), hazard studies (incl. HAZID, HAZOP, FMEA), risk assessment (incl. QRA, SIL, Bow-tie analysis, LOPA, Fire and Explosion risk assessment), and design of firewater systems, etc., including validation of results
• Support operation with troubleshooting, studies etc.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Degree in chemical or safety engineering with 10+ years of up-to-date experience from oil and gas upstream industry – including significant offshore experience.
Experience with offshore requirements and regulations in UK, Norway, Brazil, GOM, and/or West Africa is preferred together with FPSO experience.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
• Demonstrated strong proactive process safety systems approach
• Competent interdisciplinary team leader for front-end, engineering, construction, and commissioning phases
• Capable of driving quality safety solutions from other disciplines and engaging project team members in a safety driven design mentality
• Demonstrated experience and interest in the development and mentoring of specialist staff
• Good communication and social skills, effective across a broad spectrum of nationalities and cultures
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