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Process Safety and PHA Engineer


Pasadena, TX, US, 77507

Req ID:  79056
Facility:  Bayport Po-130
Department:  PSM
Division:  Americas Manufacturing


Basic Function

The Process Safety and PHA Engineer is a process safety leader for the LyondellBasell Bayport Complex.  A primary focus for the individual will be to actively participate and lead the PHA and HAZOP process at the complex.  The individual will be a key participant in all the PSM programs as well as identifying improvements to existing programs and developing and implementing improvement solutions. The individual will interface with a diverse group of customers including process and project engineering, operations, maintenance, plant management, HSE, and global process safety.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Knowledgeable about OSHA Process Safety Management practices; specifically OSHA 1910.119
  • Primary focus will be to manage, lead and coordinate PHA and HAZOP process and activities at the site.  Must be knowledgeable and competent with these processes.
  • 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 Level, SIL.
  • Knowledgeable about Relief System, RV, design and evaluations.
  • Write and implement effective procedures that support process safety, including management of change procedure,  MOC.
  • Monitor and develop key performance indicators (most importantly, leading indicators) to track PSM progress.
  • Participate in operational excellence (OE) gap analysis and external OE audits
  • Understand PSM implications of incidents and provide guidance to site for proper classification, investigation, and improvements.
  • Coordinate process safety knowledge sharing across the Complex through the process safety journal.
  • Communicate external process safety events to the site and share best practices identified within the company.
  • Provide oversight and conduct audits for management of change (MOC), pre-start up safety review process (PSSR), and procedure to practice.
  • Lead or participate on incident investigations.
  • Participate in company process safety technical networks.
  • Track and understand 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 have participated and led several.
  • 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 related EPA 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) 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.

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