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Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
Port Neches, Texas
United States
Job Categories:
Process Safety Management
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Experience level:
6-10 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree
Reference Number:

Process Safety Management (PSM) Engineer

Position Summary:

TPC Group is seeking a Sr Engineer, Process Safety Management for our Port Neches facility. The ideal candidate will be a PSM subject matter expert, with direct PHA/LOPA facilitation experience, who thrives in a collaborative, open, team environment and is driven by the opportunity to make an impact.

This position will be part of the site PSM team with direct responsibility for the following:

  • Maintaining the 5-year PHA revalidation schedule, facilitating PHA and LOPA studies, completing management reviews, writing PHA Reports, and assuring effective and timely closure of PHA /LOPA recommendations.
  • Facilitating project PHAs
  • Supporting capital project PHAs


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Accountable to schedule, coordinate, document and lead PHA/LOPA revalidations maintaining the 5-year window required for revalidation of each study
  • Lead and/or coordinate completion of project PHAs
  • Ability to recognize hazards associated with chemical processes and equipment
  • Ability to interpret P&IDs and other process safety information
  • Ability to read and understand federal, state and local requirements associated with equipment design and integrity
  • Ability to review prior PHA/LOPA studies for weaknesses and opportunities
  • Stays current with emerging issues related to Process Safety Management
  • Lead / facilitate incident investigations
  • Corrective action item verification for Process Safety related events
  • EHSS Audit Schedule Administration – provide site audit schedule reminders, schedule auditors, manage audit reports and action lists – participate on audits as a qualified HSS and Process Safety auditor
  • HSS & Process Safety Metric/KPI Administration – collect, sort, provide HSS & Process Safety data and trending

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent (chemical or mechanical engineering a plus) chemical industry experience (5 years EHSS experience, including basic process safety knowledge)
  • 7+ years PHA facilitation experience, including experience leading chemical facility PHA and LOPA studies
  • Must understand Level of Protection Analysis (LOPA), including but not limited to Safety Instrumented Systems, Independent Protection Layers, Instrumented Safety Function, Safety Integrity Level, and Risk Reduction Factors
  • Must understand the concept of Inherently Safer Design
  • Must understand facility siting, including siting of temporary buildings and structures
  • Practical experience in use of PHA software (PHA Works, PHA Pro, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior EHSS auditing experience
  • Dakota software experience
  • Organizational skills
  • Good verbal and communication skills
  • Ability to perform multiple functions and tasks simultaneous
  • Good administrative skills; development and completion of checklists, filing and thorough documentation of tasks performed