Lead PSM Engineer

Houston/ Baton Rouge, Louisiana/ Texas
Job Type
Bachelor Degree
Experience Level
5-10 Years
Approximate Salary
$115,000 - $140,000 DOE


The Process Safety Engineer develops leads and administers Process Safety Management (PSM) for company’s operating facilities. The Process Safety Engineer is a senior individual contributor and subject matter expert in process safety management, who is consulted by and contributes to the team in ensuring compliance with PSM and RMP regulations, as well as company’s internal process safety standards in pursuit of vision for an incident-free workplace.

  • Works with manufacturing and site leaders to ensure compliance to regulations and global standards, assist with corporate and site policy development, participate in new process design and review, management of change, program design and deployment.
  • Consult and contribute to incident investigations where their specialist knowledge is required to bring best practice and innovative solutions for all aspects of process safety management.
  • Provide advice and guidance on all process safety management elements such as MOC, PSSR, PHA, Emergency Response, contractor training, process design, mechanical integrity program and operations certification/re-certification training, and others relevant to the integrity of the PSM program.
  • Help develop/train in-house engineering and operations staff so that PSM practices become fully integrated as part of their area of responsibility.
  • Lead and facilitate PHA Team, report writing, documentation and recommendation closure with emphasis on developing internal capabilities within the manufacturing and operations team. Act as the engineering technical support during Process Hazard Analysis/LOPAs.
  • Participate in the review and approval of Management of Change (MOC) for the manufacturing team, as appropriate. Engineering gatekeeper for all process MOCs - review process changes, suggest potential modifications, and approve changes.
  • Ensure Process Safety Information (PSI) compliance is achieved, documented and maintained, as required.
  • Assist Maintenance with Mechanical Integrity compliance, with emphasis on safety instrumentation systems and critical safety devices.
  • Schedule and help conduct internal PSM surveillance audits, and participate in process safety compliance audits at other facilities as required.
  • Coordinate and document training certification and recertification training.
  • Coordinate and/or lead Pre-Start Up Safety Reviews (PSSR) and Process Hazard Analysis (PHA).
  • Coordinate and help conduct Facility Siting Studies.
  • Track open action items from PHAs and PSSRs.
  • Participate with Engineering Teams during New Process Design reviews.
  • Responsible for and consult in job observations and hazard recognition, bringing and helping site leadership implement best practices.
  • Responsible for incident trend analysis (local and global, as applicable) and support sharing/leveraging learning throughout the organization.
  • Act as engineering support during PSM Audits.
  • Collaborate with the project engineering group, operations, compliance and commercial teams on strategic initiatives.
  • Participate in post-project analyses of executed opportunities and project reviews.
  • Conduct all activities compliant with applicable laws, regulations and industry standards.
  • Act in a manner in all capacities in accordance with Code of Company Conduct.
  • Act in a manner in accordance with company outlined safety policies, procedures and practices.
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