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HSSE Engineer, Senior


Channelview, TX, US, 77530

Req ID:  79067
Facility:  Channelview-Htc-130
Department:  HTC HSE
Division:  Innovation


Basic Function

LyondellBasell is searching for a Health, Safety, Security, and Environmental (HSSE) Engineer for the Houston Technology Center (HTC), located in Channelview, TX. HTC functions as the Research and Development (R&D) Center for LyondellBasell’s global Intermediates and Derivatives (I&D) and Olefins Businesses. We identify technological advancements that drive process and technology improvements, allowing LYB to sustain and build on our competitive advantages. HTC is located 19 miles from downtown Houston.


The individual in this position will lead all aspects of the HSSE programs at HTC. They will be responsible for HSSE compliance with state and federal regulations, as well as other industry and corporate standards.  The individual will be a safety and environmental champion at the site, and will work with the site’s staff to drive improvement and simplification of HTC’s HSSE procedures and practices. They will supervise one HSSE Technician and one contract security officer.

As a member of our dynamic team, they will provide site technical support through the identification and resolution of HSSE related issues and implementation of improvements that will positively impact the safety of our employees, contractors, and visitors.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Be a visible GOALZERO leader for the site
  • Own and actively manage HTC’s Heath, Safety, Security, and Environmental systems to ensure compliance with regulatory and corporate requirements,
  • Interact with site personnel to ensure a consistent understanding of regulatory requirements
  • Serve as site liaison during regulatory inspections and for regulatory reporting
  • Complete and submit accurate environmental reports to regulatory agencies
  • Lead all environmental permit application activities
  • Interact with researchers, technicians, and maintenance to ensure a consistent understanding of both regulatory and site requirements.
  • Develop a basic knowledge of the research activities to which the regulations and requirements must be applied and be able to identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Coordinate required area and personnel exposure monitoring
  • Able to effectively manage multiple tasks, but also able to relinquish tasks that can be performed by support staff or other professionals.
  • Adapt to the situation at hand and be able to recommend solutions.  Able to identify HSSE issues, develop an action plan to address issues, execute the plan and evaluate success of the program.
  • Able to establish measureable objectives, monitor performance and track progress.
  • Serve as HSSE resource for management, researchers, operations, laboratory, and maintenance functions during planning and execution of research activities.
  • Supervise one HSSE Technician and one contract security guard
  • Facilitate formal incident investigation teams
  • Represent the site in best practice groups and corporate HSSE networks

Min. Qualifications

  • Bachelors or master’s degree in Engineering, Science,  Industrial Safety, Industrial Hygiene or related technical discipline, or significant related industrial experience.
  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP) or Certified Environmental Professional (CEP) is strongly preferred.
  • Position requires a minimum of 5 years of professional HSSE experience, with at least 2 years in an industrial R&D, refining or a chemical manufacturing environment.
  • Candidate should possess in-depth knowledge of the industrial safety profession and OSHA regulations or environmental permitting and reporting requirement, as well as a working understanding of behavioral safety, industrial hygiene, incident investigation, process safety, loss prevention, and worker's compensation.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills. Able to communicate across multiple levels within the site and in different group settings.
  • Experience leading teams, supervising or directing employees is desired.


Builds effective teams
Cultivates innovation
Customer focus
Demonstrates courage
Drives results
Ensures accountability
Instills trust and exemplifies integrity

LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) is one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world. Driven by its employees around the globe, LyondellBasell produces materials and products that are key to advancing solutions to modern challenges like enhancing food safety through lightweight and flexible packaging, protecting the purity of water supplies through stronger and more versatile pipes, improving the safety, comfort and fuel efficiency of many of the cars and trucks on the road, and ensuring the safe and effective functionality in electronics and appliances. LyondellBasell sells products into more than 100 countries and is the world's largest producer of polypropylene compounds and the largest licensor of polyolefin technologies. In 2022, LyondellBasell was named to Fortune Magazine's list of the "World's Most Admired Companies" for the fifth consecutive year.


We have the potential — and responsibility — to use this scale and reach to make a positive impact across our value chains. That’s why we are working to make meaningful progress to address some of the world’s most pressing challenges such as reducing plastic waste in the environment, helping to mitigate climate change and contributing to a thriving society for our employees, the communities where we operate and the people who depend on our products. To learn more, click here.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

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