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Engineer IV, Process Safety


Westlake, LA, US, 70669

Req ID:  85214
Department:  LKO Process Safety
Division:  Olefins and Polyolefins, Refining and Su


Basic Function

The Process Safety Engineer is the process safety leader for the Louisiana Integrated Polyethylene Joint Venture locates in Westlake, LA. The individual is responsible for coordinating and auditing PSM (Process Safety Management) 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 OE and  process safety.

Roles & Responsibilities

Process Safety Responsibilities:

  • Monitor and develop key performance indicators (most importantly, leading indicators) to track PSM progress. 
  • Write and implement effective procedures that support process safety.
  • Understand regulatory and OE implications of incidents and provide guidance to site for proper classification, investigation, and improvements. 
  • Provide oversight for PSM audits and seek improvements for PSM practices across the site. 
  • Coordinate process safety knowledge sharing across the site.
  • Oversight of the OE Management System including the effectiveness verification report and the yearly assessment plan. 
  • Participate in operational excellence (OE) gap analysis and external OE audits 
  • Participate in facility siting efforts, including risk modeling with outside vendors, and participating on facility siting projects. 
  • Develop PSM metrics, learnings, and other communication packages and present to company management. 
  • Communicate external process safety events to the site and share best practices identified within the company. 
  • Lead or participate on incident investigations. 
  • Participate in company process safety technical networks. 
  • Drive excellence with the Intelex Incident and Action Management System  
  • Ensures compliance with OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) PSM and RMP (Risk Management Program) regulations.


Min. Qualifications

  • Must possess a four-year applicable BS degree in engineering. Chemical Engineering is preferred. 
  • A minimum of 5 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 (Environmental Protection Agency) regulatory requirements. 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with all.

Preferred Qualifications


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


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 champion our employees, and unlock value for customers, investors and society. LyondellBasell places high priority on diversity, equity and inclusion and is strongly committed to our planet, the communities where we operate and our future workforce.  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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