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Process Safety Management
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Experience level:
3-5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Process Safety Manager (PSM)

NOTE: This opportunity is with one of our chemical company clients.

The Process Safety Manager is responsible for providing hands-on leadership and subject matter expertise in driving our Chemical Company’s efforts around safe, compliant, and responsible operations with a main emphasis on driving process safety incident performance results to ZERO. This role is very technical and would be best filled with an Engineer who has strong PSM experience and worked in Process or Design. This newly created position position will be able to work remotely with no relocation required.  Travel will be 50-75%.

 Essential Job Functions:

  • Develop, roll out and support standardized PSM programs at manufacturing sites in the  within the company (14 sites total with 13 in the US and 1 in South America) with the goal to create a best-in-class organization with respect to Process Safety.
  • Provide Process Safety Engineering/Consulting support related to the process safety elements including Process Hazard Analysis (PHA), Mechanical Integrity (MI), Pre-Start Up Safety Review (PSSR), Process Safety Information (PSI), Management of Change (MOC), Process Safety training, contractor safety and risk mitigation.
  • Facilitate PHA’s for processes and projects to meet and exceed OSHA PSM and Responsible Care requirements.
  • Facilitate Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA), Human Reliability Analyses, Siting Studies and other Process Safety functions to support PHA recommendations.
  • Support company knowledge on process safety developments and best practices, high-profile process safety risks, improvement initiatives and issues, site PSM implementation and activities to support mechanical integrity.
  • Ensure process safety performance improvement via leading and lagging KPIs.
  • Assess state of process safety culture and develop plans for continual improvement.
  • Support the development and execution of the company’s Process Safety Management goals and strategies. 
  • Monitor and report on the company’s high risk items and work with sites to create plans for elimination or mitigation.
  • Monitor and report on the company’s open PHA action items and work with sites as needed to create plans for closure.
  • Support sites by creating relationships with third parties to maintain and update process safety information (including chemical reactivity databases, PSM procedures, P&IDs, PSV sizing documents, and Process Flow Diagrams) for sites without dedicated personnel for those activities.
  • Participate in Incident Investigations and other HSES related teams, including root cause determination.
  • Create competence requirements and curriculum for Process Safety training for new and experienced employees.
  • This position does not have any direct reports.


Skills, Qualifications, Experience, Special Physical Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s in chemistry, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, or related technical field
  • Five or more years in the chemical process industry with Process Safety Management experience
  • Management of Processes
  • Experience training others on Process Safety Management topics.
  • Team player, able to work with a wide variety of people in different roles to reach a workable solution to an identified safety hazard
  • Detail oriented, with uncompromising safety principles
  • Strong influencer with both verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, teamwork, and leadership skills
  • Experience working with Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, and/or similar programs.
  • Ability to travel depending on organizational needs, anticipated to be ~ 50-75%
  • Understanding of Fluid Mechanics
  • Knowledge in operation, maintenance and NDT testing techniques for chemical processing equipment such as pressure vessel, piping codes, heat exchangers, pumps, compressors, etc.


Considered a plus:

  • Formal Root Cause Analysis training
  • Experience with ePHA
  • Experience using SAP, PI and/or DeltaV software
  • Knowledge of ASME, API, NFPA and OSHA regulations
  • Strong preference for candidates living in the Eastern US



  • Excellent health, dental, vision, life and retirement package
  • Incentive bonus offered
  • Future growth potential


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