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Senior Process Safety Engineer Job

Date: May 5, 2017

Location: Seminole, Texas, US

Company: Hess Corporation




Hess is a leading global independent energy company engaged in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas.


We have a world-class portfolio of assets with industry-leading margins and visible growth in areas where we have proven technical capabilities: Asia Pacific, the Gulf of Mexico, the North Sea, onshore U.S. and the West Africa conjugate margin. We are a leader in the production of shale oil and gas, and one of the largest operators in the Bakken formation, North Dakota. We are also known for our expertise in the development and production of projects in deep water offshore.


Hess aims to attract, retain and energize the best people by investing in their professional development and providing them with challenging and rewarding opportunities for personal growth.  We are always looking for talented professionals who share our values and are passionate about making a difference in the world and in their careers. We strive to meet the highest standards of corporate citizenship by protecting the health and safety of our employees, safeguarding the environment and creating a long-lasting, positive impact on the communities where we do business.


For more information about Hess Corporation, please visit our website at



The Process Safety Coordinator will have primary accountability for execution and coordination of the Hess Permian Process Safety program. This role is within the Wells & Plant Operations department and is based in Seminole, TX. The work scope covers one OSHA PSM regulated assets per 29 CFR 1910.119. It will also entail expanding the process safety principles to the non-OSHA regulated assets throughout the entire value stream of the Permian Asset. This role reports to the Wells and Plant Operations Manager.  



  • Coordinate and sustain the execution of work programs to uphold regulatory compliance to OSHA PSM regulation, 29 CFR 1910.119 for Permian PSM regulated facilities. Primarily interfacing with operations and engineering personnel, upper management, EHS and regulatory agencies.
  • Develop, implement, and train personnel in Process Safety processes, procedures, standards, and guidelines that can be used throughout the entire value stream of the asset.
  • Coordinate and operationalize the Management of Change (MOC) process across the relevant areas of the asset value stream while sustaining and monitoring compliance to and the effectiveness of the process and its use. When necessary, provide training and coaching for asset personnel, in particular when deficiencies are evident.
  • Facilitate Process Hazard Analysis (PHA), HAZard and OPerability studies (HAZOP), and Layer Of Protection Analysis (LOPA) sessions, and Pre Startup Safety Reviews (PSSR) as needed for the asset.
  • Assist with or lead process safety incident investigations and root-cause analysis (RCA) reviews.
  • Organize and track process safety related audit and general action items from for example PHAs, MOCs, and RCAs to ensure timely closure of open items. Develop and publish reports showing action item status with emphasis on overdue action items.
  • Complete facility siting reviews and Occupied Building Risk Assessments.
  • Organize and participate in the internal PSM compliance audits. Complete periodic audits of the asset to ensure, for example, proper use of Management of Change and Pre Startup Safety Reviews.
  • Assist operations and engineering on projects to ensure process safety processes and principles are utilized and incorporated within their designs and work processes and assist with technical reviews of project designs.
  • Support, train and coach personnel within operations, and engineering on process safety requirements.
  • Assist in the tracking of the Process Safety actions in the Production Excellence EHS & SR response document and the various Permian Process Safety Health Checks.




  • Minimum of 5 years in Facilities/Process Engineering (with an oil, gas or chemical industry operator) with 1-2 years of exposure to Process Safety Management required.


Travel & Relocation

  • Position may require travel up to 25% of the time; some travel to Houston may be required.


Education, Training & Certifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Required. Bachelor’s degree in Chemical, Mechanical, or Petroleum Engineering preferred.
  • Trained PHA and RCA facilitator preferred
  • Experience with LOPA facilitation is preferred.
  • Training with PHAST and dispersion modeling preferred.



  • Must be able to show specific knowledge of Process Safety principles and knowledge and compliance requirements of regulatory codes (OSHA, EPA, DOT, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of oil and gas value stream is required, including but not limited to upstream well site facilities and midstream facilities (satellites, pipelines, gas processing, compressor stations, etc.) Gas processing and hydrocarbon fractionation is preferred.
  • Must be proficient in reading Process and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs), Process Flow Diagrams (PFDs), and Cause and Effects (C&Es).
  • Familiar with industry standards and recommended practices (API, NFPA, ASME, etc.)


Leading at Hess refers to competencies considered absolute pre-requisites for success. How you deliver results is as important as what you achieve. Every employee is expected to demonstrate the behaviors within these competencies to be considered an effective performer and, ultimately, earn career growth opportunities.


  • Builds Trusted Relationships
  • Develops Talent
  • Creates Effective Teams
  • Thinks Strategically
  • Inspires Innovation
  • Demonstrates Courage
  • Drives Continuous Improvement
  • Makes Quality Decisions
  • Delivers High Performance


Hess is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.


Posting Notes: Brad Janik | Employee | Facilities & Projects | United States| Texas | Seminole | | |  | | No