Process Safety Engineer - Martinez, CA

Shell - Martinez Refinery, California

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Job ID 113344BR

The Process Safety Engineer is a critical position designed to apply technical capabilities towards evaluating potential process hazards and risks and preventing adverse process safety impacts and incidents.

The focus of this technical support position is to carry out critical process safety activities and programs to ensure the safety of our employees and our communities and to help the site achieve world class safety performance. Each Process Safety Engineer provides direct support to a production team and/or projects and leads a work process area.

This role will facilitate / support the following activities:
  • Achieve skill or mastery level competence with the Process Hazard Analysis (PHA), Risk Assessments, and Management of Change (MOC) work processes, gaining mastery level in one of the processes
  • Support compliance with Federal, State, and County Process Safety Management (PSM) regulations
  • Facilitate Site PHA studies, Layers of Protection analysis (LOPA) and other risk studies
  • Support the Site Management of Change program, including the successful execution of change management and assurance monitoring of MOCs
  • Become qualified to conduct PHA and LOPA studies and to conduct MOC risk assessments
  • Provide Process Safety training to the site
  • Provide support as needed to Incident Investigation
  • Monitor, track, and report Process Safety Incident data and process metrics
  • Key role in the education of the site’s personnel on Process Safety Fundamentals and barrier thinking
  • Audit effectiveness of MOC/PHA/risk assessment recommendations and action items
  • Share and learn about effective practices by participating with others in similar roles, and by conducting health checks and process effectiveness reviews

The Process Safety Engineer will report to the Technical Safety Supervisor and will be an integral member of the Safety Department.
This role provides consultation to the line organization and mentoring to less experienced engineers and staff on risk analysis, barrier thinking and PSM standards and requirements.
The Site Safety Team provides advice and support to the site’s technical organizations, operations, and maintenance organizations. In addition, the Process Safety Engineer supports incident investigations, participates in audits, support and assures integrity of the Management of Change Work Process, supports the LFI process, performs risk analysis studies, and leads special initiatives.
By execution of these accountabilities it is expected that the successful candidate will contribute to bringing world class process safety performance to the Martinez refinery.

Required Qualifications

In this role, the Process Safety Engineer will get an overview of all the refinery units, operations characteristics and issues. Additionally, in this role, risk analysis, causal reasoning, presentation and influencing skills will be further developed and enhanced.
  • Must have legal authorization to work in the US on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer.
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering or other applicable technical degree.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of industrial experience preferably in refineries or other complex continuous process industries
  • Experience in process safety programs is required.
  • Strong engineering skills with exposure to multiple disciplines desired in order to help challenge ideas and designs.
  • Ability to establish rapport with a team and focus them to analyze the process safety hazards of a unit.
  • Credibility across entire organization.
  • Able to influence change and to promote safety programs
  • Ability to interpret Regulations and Programs and help develop fit for purpose solutions to meet requirements.
  • Effective communication and influencing of site leadership to address safety weaknesses even when unpopular
  • Be capable of providing guidance and coaching to engineers in key Process Safety areas.
  • Periodic travel required for training and meetings

Preferred Qualifications


Company Description

Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies with about 84,000 employees across more than 70 countries. We aim to meet the world’s growing need for more and cleaner energy solutions in ways that are economically, environmentally and socially responsible. We have expertise in exploration, production, refining and marketing of oil and natural gas, and the manufacturing and marketing of chemicals.

As a global energy company operating in a challenging world, we set high standards of performance and ethical behaviors. We are judged by how we act and how we live up to our core values of honesty, integrity and respect for people. Our Business Principles are based on these. They promote trust, openness, teamwork and professionalism, as well as pride in what we do and how we conduct business.

Building on our core values, we aspire to sustain a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone feels respected and valued, from our employees to our customers and partners. A diverse workforce and an inclusive work environment are vital to our success, leading to greater innovation and better energy solutions.

Additional Information

  • Job ID
  • Post Date
    Aug 6, 2019
  • Employee Type
  • Relocation Eligible
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