This position provides a key partnership role in leading process safety performance across the plant, interacting with managers, superintendents, supervisors, represented crafts, operators and contractors. In addition, this position is responsible for compliance with OSHA 1910.119 and the EPA's RMP standards.
The position has site-wide programmatic scope and influences BP personnel. The position is responsible for enabling conformance with Process Safety Management (PSM) regulations and conformance with Company standards, by developing, implementing, and improving PSM programs, such as Process Hazard Analysis (PHA), Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA), Management of Change (MOC) and Human Factors. This may include: technical an alysis, procedure development, system improvement, and self-verification/auditing.
The Process Safety and Risk Engineer reports to the TCC Process , Health and Safety Superintendent.
- Facilitate hazard evaluations and risk analyses for the facility. Analysis methods range from HAZOPs, What If/Checklist, Layers of Protection Analysis to Quantitative Risk Analysis. This includes leading major unit PHAs and LOPAs and evaluating project and minor changes.
- Provide expertise during LOPA assessments, and assist in determination of safety integrity for devices and ensuring mechanical activities support SIL rankings.
- Act as a technical resource for detailed studies and risk reduction activities including Major Accident Risk, building siting, consequence modelling, flare study and analysis, and other collective reviews.
- Provide oversight, direction, and improvement to the MOC process. Perform hazard analyses associated with MOCs.
- Facilitate process safety incident investigations, plus analysis, lessons learned development, training and communication.
- Provide training on process safety aspects including risk/hazard awareness, MOC, hazard analyses, process risk reduction, and PSM programs.
- Provide guidance to the site on applicable process safety regulations such as OSHA PSM and EPA RMP. Also, provide guidance on process safety company standards and guideline.
- Coordinate and participate in process safety audits, ensuring alignment with Audit protocols and resolution of findings.
- Manage relationships with external risk assessment facilitators and support services.Interface with internal and external networks for Texas City Chemicals process safety issues.
Degree required: BS degree in Engineering
- Number of Years’ Experience Preferred for Entry: 7 to10 years in petrochemical or refining with experience in leading PHAs and LOPAs
- Hazard identification and consequence modelling techniques for fires, explosions, and toxic releases
- Experience in applying Quantitative and Qualitative Risk Assessment
- Knowledge and application of process safety, regulatory requirements, industry codes and standards and recommended practices for process equipment
- Number of Years' Experience Required for Competency: 7+
- Language(s) Needed: Must have excellent communications skills in English