Engineer, Sr. Process Safety
Lyondell Chemical Company

Houston, Texas


Basic Function

The Senior Process Safety Engineer is a process safety leader for the LyondellBasell Channelview Complex. The primary focus for the individual will be to lead the PHA and HAZOP processes at the Complex. The individual will be a key participant in site PSM programs and will be expected identify improvements to existing programs and develop and implement improvement solutions. The individual will interface with a diverse group of customers including process and project engineering, operations, maintenance, plant management, HSE, and corporate process safety.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Manage, lead and coordinate PHA and HAZOP process and activities at the site.
  • Perform all functions of PHA/HAZOP leader, including facilitation, report writing, presentation, communication, and documentation updates.
  • Manage consultants performing process safety work for the Complex
  • Write and implement effective procedures that support process safety.
  • Monitor and develop key process safety performance indicators and implement processes that drive process safety improvement.
  • Participate in operational excellence (OE) gap analysis and external OE audits
  • Understand regulatory and OE implications of incidents and provide guidance to site for proper classification, investigation, and improvements.
  • Coordinate process safety knowledge sharing across the Complex.
  • Communicate external process safety events to the site and share best practices identified within the company.
  • Provide oversight and conduct Process Safety Audits. Participate in department P2E Activities, such as Process Safety Fundamentals.
  • Lead or participate in incident investigations.
  • Participate in company and external process safety technical networks.
  • Track and report on action items from Process Hazard Analyses

Min. Qualifications

  • Must possess a four-year applicable BS degree in engineering.
  • Knowledgeable about PHA and HAZOP processes and supporting/related technical subjects and must have participated in and led PHAs.
    • Knowledgeable about design and application of Independent Protection layers (IPL).
    • Knowledgeable about Layers of Protection Analysis (LOPA).
    • Familiar with Safety Instrumented Functions (SIF) and associated Safety Instrumented System (SIS), Cause and Effect Charts, Control System Narrative and Safety Integrity Levels (SIL).
    • Familiar with Relief System design and evaluations.
  • A minimum of 6 years' experience in a chemical or petrochemical facility.
  • Must have the right to work in the United States without VISA sponsorship.
  • Knowledge of OSHA PSM and EPA RMP regulatory requirements.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization and the ability to present complex topics in a concise manner.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Chemical Engineering degree is preferred.


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LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB): As a leader in the global chemical industry, LyondellBasell strives every day to be the safest, best operated and most valued company in our industry. The company's products, materials and technologies are advancing sustainable solutions for food safety, access to clean water, healthcare and fuel efficiency in more than 100 international markets. LyondellBasell places high priority on diversity, equity and inclusion and is Advancing Good with an emphasis on our planet, the communities where we operate and our future workforce. The company takes great pride in its world-class technology and customer focus. LyondellBasell has stepped up its circularity and climate ambitions and actions to address the global challenges of plastic waste and decarbonization. For more information, please visit or follow @LyondellBasell on LinkedIn.

Nearest Major Market: Houston


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