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Engineer, Health & Safety


Westlake, LA, US, 70669

Req ID:  82555
Department:  LKO Health, Safety & Security
Division:  Olefins and Polyolefins and Global Procu


Basic Function

The Health and Safety (H&S)  Engineer will be responsible for providing safety support by identifying and resolving related issues and initiating continuous improvement programs in order to achieve GoalZERO performance  while assuring business continuity at the Louisiana Integrated Polyethylene JV (LKO JV). This position will be focused on safety and health regulatory compliance and GoalZERO culture. Assess and communicate the implications of occupational safety and health regulations to employees and contractors. Develop and implement cost-effective compliance solutions.

Work with Corporate Occupational Safety and Health network to develop and implement Best Practice solutions to safety and health regulations and issues, and to capture synergies through the development of H&S processes and systems.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Owns, supports and provides action plans to the site's safety programs and OE systems (standards, directives, advisories and LFEs).
  • Engages & collaborates with the safety department and site’s to support the daily whirlwinds 
  • Acts as SME to one or more of the Life Critical procedures
  • Develops, implements and provides training on safety and health policies, procedures, work practices and their supporting programs.
  • Develops and performs safety and health audits / assessments to ensure compliance and to sustain GoalZERO performance
  • Evaluates, coaches and resolves questions related to planning for and executing field work activities safely.
  • Leads and participates on incident investigation teams as assigned.
  • Develops and recommends business driven and cost-effective strategies
  • Responds to unannounced agency inspections with confidence.  Develop systems to retrieve supporting documentation with confidence and ease.  Interact with agency inspectors in a manner that minimizes negative impacts.
  • Provides regulatory interpretation and technical advice.
  • Be able to review/approve MOCs and participate in capital projects risk evaluation and recommendation. 
  • Leads and/or participates with onsite committees i.e. employees and contractors safety committees 
  • Be able to oversight the site’s safety digitization and innovative strategies i.e. E-permitting, Auditing, etc., 
  • Works with supervisor on professional and personal development and career planning.
  • Participates in the rotation of the weekly callout schedule on behalf of the H&S department.
  • Support the site during emergencies and/or EOC activation.
  • Provides support during turnarounds and outages as needed.

Min. Qualifications

  • B.S. or M.S. degree in Occupational Safety & Health, Industrial Hygiene or related technical discipline.
  • Minimum of 6 years relevant safety and health experience in a petrochemical facility or related industries.
  • Working knowledge of safety and health regulatory compliance programs associated with the chemical manufacturing industry
  • Experience developing and/or managing safety and health systems

Preferred Qualifications

  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP) strongly preferred.


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We are LyondellBasell – a leader in the global chemical industry creating solutions for everyday sustainable living. Through advanced technology and focused investments, we are enabling a circular and low carbon economy. Across all we do, we aim to unlock value for our customers, investors and society. As one of the world’s largest producers of polymers and a leader in polyolefin technologies, we develop, manufacture and market high-quality and innovative products for applications ranging from sustainable transportation and food safety to clean water and quality healthcare. For more information, please visit or follow @LyondellBasell on LinkedIn.


Must be at least 18 years of age and must be legally authorized to work in the United States (US) on a permanent basis without visa sponsorship.


LyondellBasell does not accept or retain unsolicited résumés or phone calls and/or respond to them or to any third party representing job seekers.


LyondellBasell is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.  The US EEO is the Law poster is available here.

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