The Process Safety Engineer is responsible for process safety and the use of process safety tools at the Cooper River Chemical Plant. As the Process Safety Engineer you will use tools such as hazard and operability study (HAZOP), Layers of Protection Analysis (LOPA), Major Accident Risk consequence modeling, and Group Risk Analysis (GRA) to ensure the process safety of the site meets the highest standards. You will consult and advise on process safety requirements prescribed by federal regulations, industry standards, and BP group defined practices.You will be responsible for development and assurance of compliance processes for process safety. Finally, the Process Safety Engineer develops, monitors, and reports leading and lagging process safety metrics.
- Act as site Process Safety Technical Authority
- Support the site with process safety expertise
- Provide guidance on applicable federal process safety regulations (e.g., OSHA PSM standard), industry standards (e.g., NFPA 654 dust standard and API-754 LOPC reporting standard), and also company process safety standards.
- Act as Risk Champion for the site.
- Lead by example to show discipline around engineering judgments and when needed, intervene with site leadership and project teams to identify unmitigated high risk process safety conditions; assist Engineering, Operations, and other teams to develop plans to mitigate those risks as they arise.
- Regular participation in the Central Safety Committee (CSC) and HSSE subcommittees, including development and tracking of process safety metrics
- Actively manage the site's HAZOP, LOPA, and MAR programs to ensure expectations are met with BP Group, Business Unit, and site.
- Lead, facilitate and support use of process safety tools such as Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) - HAZOP, What If/Checklists, LOPA, and Group Risk Analysis
- Maintain and develop systems to monitor processes and programs, including audits and assessment, and provide feedback to management via scorecards and updates.
- Provide training on process safety aspects including risk/hazard awareness, hazard analyses and process risk reduction.
- Conduct process safety audits, identify discrepancies and implement corrective actions as needed.
- Facilitate process safety incident investigations; including analysis, lessons learned development, training and communication.
- Act as HSSE representative on assigned unit management teams, including regular meeting attendance, permit audits, behavioral safety system participation, timely completion of assigned actions, ensuring that HSSE knowledge is shared among all units, and similar unit-related activities
- Facilitate and participate in process safety incident investigations, including analysis, lessons learned development, training and communication.
- Interact with Technicians and Engineers to resolve process safety questions and concerns.
- Work with support organizations within the BU and wider BP to capture, share, and implement best practices and new technologies in process safety.
A Bachelor's of Science Degree is required
- 5 years of experience in process safety or technical support of operations in a petroleum or chemical processing facility
- Experience leading process safety studies (such as HAZOP or LOPA)
- Experience leading/participating in incident investigations
- Experience troubleshooting manufacturing processes
- Thorough understanding of chemical operating principles and the ability to apply these in real world situations
- Detailed knowledge of relevant process safety regulations and industry standards
- Ability to support projects with process safety expertise
- Ability to influence across all levels of the organization