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Fire Protection Engineer


Channelview, TX, US, 77530

Req ID:  85197
Facility:  Channelview/North Ops-Lyo
Department:  Health & Safety-CVO Specialist
Division:  Intermediates and Derivatives


Basic Function

This position provides fire protection engineering and loss control systems technical support to ensure performance and regulatory compliance with emergency response, internal LP/ER standards, and fire protection standards and procedures. 

Roles & Responsibilities

The position acts as the internal subject matter expert relating to fire protection engineering and loss prevention and assists to ensure the facility achieves a high level of asset protection and emergency response.  Leads the review of projects as it relates to Loss Prevention & Emergency Preparedness.

Responsibilities include:
•    Technical support of firewater system and loss prevention projects.
•    Plan, organize and coordinate effective loss prevention, hazard control, industrial fire safety programs.
•    Maintain personal and staff knowledge and competency of Loss Prevention & Emergency Preparedness technical and regulatory requirements.
•    Assists in the development and maintenance of facility wide emergency action, response plans and procedures.
•    Assists in researching regulations and defining compliance requirements relating to fire protection and emergency response projects and tasks.
•    Ensure site compliance with internal LP/ER standards (OES-008, OES-013, relevant LYB Engineering Standards), related industry practices and standards, and related federal, state & local regulations.
•    Leads loss prevention and fire protection engineering reviews of planned expansions and modifications of the facility.
•    Communicates and coordinates with engineers, safety professionals and operations personnel to assess existing loss prevention measures and develop improvement concepts.
•    Provides engineering support for the designing of fire protection, loss control, and emergency equipment.
•    Shares knowledge and experience relating to fire safety and loss prevention with other professionals to positively affect overall performance.
•    Conducts comprehensive, independent compliance assurance reviews of fire safety and emergency management programs in accordance to regulatory and technical documents, prepares reports of said reviews and recommends corrective actions.
•    Identifies process improvement needs, proposes innovative solutions, and develops well integrated and effective processes for protecting site assets and minimizing business interruption.
•    Plan, develop, implement, and maintain programs, policies and procedures to ensure effective site emergency readiness.
•    Support incident management and emergency response as needed.

Principal Accountability
•    Effectiveness and reliability of fixed fire suppression equipment and emergency notification and alarm systems
•    Site regulatory compliance of emergency preparedness measures with OSHA, DHS, EPA, Harris Co. Fire Marshall’s Office and sustained exemption from ESD taxing authority
•    Effectiveness of systems to protect personnel and reduce asset damage and business interruption.
•    Qualification, competency and performance of Loss Prevention and Emergency preparedness of staff, contractors, and plant personnel.
•    Timely and effective resolution of LP/ER action items from response/drill critiques, OE Audits, Aon Risk Surveys or relevant regulatory changes

•    Serves as Subject Matter Expert (SME) for fire and loss prevention systems.
•    Provides support of Loss Prevention equipment ITM service contractors.
•    Facilitates teams comprised of engineers, safety professionals and operations personnel to develop improvement concepts.

Min. Qualifications

Min. Qualifications
BS Degree in Fire Protection Engineering or Fire Protection Engineering Technology.  Other science or related engineering, engineering technology or applied science degrees with the appropriate work experience and certifications may be considered.

Work Experience:
A minimum of three (3) years of industrial manufacturing experience, which must include:
•    Interpretive skills of fire protection, emergency preparedness, process safety and environmental regulatory and industry consensus standards.
•    Knowledge and experience in managing fixed firewater, firefighting foam, clean agent and tactical emergency mitigation systems and equipment.
•    Working knowledge of and experience with fire detection & alarm systems, firewater system design and impairment strategies.
•    Ability to create loss prevention project initiation forms (PIF) and identify scope of work for the projects.

•    Ability to obtain and maintain a Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC) is required.
•    Knowledge of fire and loss prevention regulatory compliance standards (NFPA).
•    Knowledge of fire protection systems (fire water, fire alarm, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications

•    Health & Safety, Fire Protection, and Emergency Management related to refining or petrochemical operations.
•    Knowledge in industrial firefighting, hazardous materials, emergency medical, and/ or rescue response.
•    Understanding of incident managements and development of emergency drills.

•    Able to attain/maintain required qualifications, certifications, licenses.
•    Ability to understand and interpret P&IDs, hydraulic reports and fire pump performance curves.
•    Selection of appropriate fire protection, emergency response and loss control systems to provide personnel and asset protection.
•    Strong communications and interpersonal skills for leading teams and developing relationships with site personnel and agencies.
•    Procedure and project development skills including implementation and sustainability.
•    Maintaining compliance with federal, state and local regulations.


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