PRINCIPLE PROCESS SAFETY ENGINEER
Company: Air Products
Posted on: September 14, 2020
PRINCIPLE PROCESS SAFETY ENGINEER
Job Description and Qualifications
Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., a world-leading Industrial Gases
company, has an immediate opening for a Principle Process Safety
Engineer in our World Headquarters which is located in Allentown,
The successful candidate will be a member of Americas Engineering
Process Safety team with direct responsibilities for Process Safety
activities primarily in North America. The Process Safety team's
mission is to "Develop process safety standard, tools, programs,
training and work processes and help in implementing them on a
global basis to comply with corporate process safety risk criteria
The Process Safety Engineer will use Air Products, regional and
local regulatory process safety, fire protection, and security
related standards/policies and will implement them working closely
with the engineering, operations, and commercial teams.
The job activities will focus on air separation units, and large
hydrogen units, but may span a wide range of business areas
including electronic specialty gases, rare gas separation, and
liquefied natural gas units.
During the engineering and execution phase of a project, the
Process Safety Engineer will work as part of the project team
providing appropriate deliverables, leadership, guidance, or
information to other engineering and design disciplines, and
supporting the commissioning and startup of the plant. During the
operation phase, the process safety engineer will support the
operating team to implement the Process Safety Management
The Process Safety Engineer will possess the skills to lead Hazard
Reviews, Qualitative risk analysis, Quantitative risk analysis,
Mechanical integrity consultation, Safety instrumented system
analysis, Management of change, Process safety management,
Operation readiness inspection, Security vulnerability assessment,
Compliance Audit, and Process Safety training.
- Lead and/or facilitate Process Hazard Reviews for projects and
operating facilities to ensure adequate existing safeguards and
recommend additional safeguards as required to meet safety
- Conduct specialized risk studies; including quantified risk
analysis in conjunction with the global team for company risk
assessment or regulatory requirements.
- Develop and conduct global process safety standards, tools,
programs, training courses, and work process. Identify and
implement continuous improvement efforts for improved process
- Provide process safety consulting support and recommend optimal
solutions to the region's engineering, operating and commercial
teams in execution of process safety requirements and to ensure
compliance with Air Products standards and policies.
- Assist in interpretation of national and local Process Safety
Regulatory/Code requirements for the region where the plant will be
installed and provide guidance to the project team. Assist in
assessment or review for regulatory and permitting process.
- Participate in the Site Vulnerability Assessment for projects,
Root Cause Analysis and Accident Investigation (as requested) for
- Travel to site in support of commissioning and start-up
- Typical travel is 25 - 30%
Required Skills and Experience:
- Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Chemical or Mechanical
- Minor in Process Safety a plus.
- Current or former Industrial Gas experience in Process
Engineering or Plant Engineering with 5+ years (Air Separation
and/or Steam methane reforming) experience is preferred
- Minimum of 5 - 10 years' work experience in Gas,
Petrochemicals, Chemical or related industries in process
engineering or plant engineering.
- Minimum of 3 - 5 years of experience in process safety as a
- Experience and understanding of process engineering
deliverables such as P&ID's, safety relief demand scenarios,
and basic function of unit operations is required.
- Experience in live safety monitoring equipment,
instrumentation, process control, HVAC and electrical design.
- Good leadership skills, good engineering problem-solving
skills, good interpersonal and communication skills, and passion
about the job mission.
To learn more, visit About Air Products.
Air Products offers a comprehensive benefits package including paid
holidays/vacation, affordable medical, dental, life insurance and
We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however,
only those applicants who are being considered for an interview, or
are currently employed by Air Products, will be contacted.
Air Products is an Equal Opportunity Employer (U.S.) All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to race, color, religion, national origin, age, citizenship,
gender, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender
identity and expression, disability, or veteran status.
North America - Exempt
Type of Relocation Benefits Provided
Global Engrg Mfg Technology & Equipment
Business Sector / Division
Keywords: Air Products, Allentown , PRINCIPLE PROCESS SAFETY ENGINEER, Engineering , Allentown, Pennsylvania
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