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Sr Process Safety Specialist Job


Minot, North Dakota, US

Job Skill Group:  Field/Plant Operations
Date:  Sep 16, 2022


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

We have an industry leading position in the Bakken in North Dakota – a key U.S. shale play. Hess is also one of the largest producers in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico and a key natural gas producer and supplier to Peninsular Malaysia and Thailand. The company is engaged in exploration and appraisal activities offshore Guyana, participating in one of the industry’s largest oil discoveries in the past decade, as well as the Gulf of Mexico, Suriname and Nova Scotia.

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 Specialist will have accountability for execution and coordination of Process Safety Activities for Hess’s non-PSM covered Upstream Assets in North Dakota. The Process Safety Coordinator will provide guidance and TA3 level support for process safety. This role will report to the Director of Operations - Bakken.



  • Assist with the coordination and execution of work programs to uphold Hess Corporation Process Safety requirements for upstream processes. Primarily interfacing with operations and engineering personnel, upper management, EHS and internal regulatory teams.
  • Coordinate the Management of Change (MOC) process across the relevant areas of the upstream asset to ensure compliance with the Hess MOC standard.
  • Organize, plan, and lead Risk Assessments, Process Hazard Analysis (PHA), Hazard and Operability studies (HAZOP), Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA) sessions, and Pre-Startup Safety Reviews (PSSR) as needed for the asset.
  • Provide TA3 support for process safety related incident investigations and root-cause analysis (RCA) reviews.
  • Work with teams to track process safety related audit and general action items from PHAs, MOCs, and RCAs to ensure timely closure of open items.
  • Support, train and coach personnel within operations, and engineering on Hess process safety requirements and risk assessment activities.
  • Provide TA3 support to Reliability Operations for the Safety System Bypass process in the  Upstream assets.




  • Minimum of 5 years in Process Safety Management or equivalent experience, preferably with an oil and gas operator.
  • Must be able to show and demonstrate specific knowledge of Process Safety principles, knowledge and compliance requirements with  regulatory codes (OSHA, EPA, DOT, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of oil and gas value streams are required, including but not limited to upstream well site facilities (pads, flowlines/gathering lines, oil, and gas separation, etc.)
  • Must be proficient in reading Process and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs), Process Flow Diagrams (PFDs), and Cause and Effects charts (C&E).
  • Familiar with industry standards and recommended practices (API, NFPA, ASME, etc.)
  • Must have a solid knowledge and be able to facilitate Process Hazard Analysis (PHA), Hazard and Operability studies (HAZOP), Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA) sessions, and Pre-Startup Safety Reviews (PSSR) for the asset.


Requisite Knowledge Skills/Competencies

  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills
  • Capable of working in team-oriented environment with ability to influence others and at times across Value streams
  • Proficient in Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Ability to learn and utilize PSM software, PHA Professional, etc.
  • Ability to read, interpret and update Process Safety Information (PSI)
  • Knowledge of PSM regulations and application of regulations
  • Knowledge of state and federal regulations applicable to Upstream facilities


Education, Training & Certifications

  • Associate’s or bachelor’s degree, preferably in a technical field.  
  • Related experience with non-PSM covered facilities in a technical or Process Safety role.
  • Qualified Process Hazard Analysis leader
  • Process Safety Management or applicable related formal education


Core Behaviors

  • Continuous Improvement – 20%
  • Process Execution – 40%
  • Problem Solving / Decision Making – 10%
  • Leadership / Coaching – 30%  


Work Environment

  • Field Time (“go see”, meetings / collaboration) – 50%
  • Desk Time (admin, MOC system mgt, data analysis, emails) – 50%




The Hess Way of Working 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

Posting Notes: Lisa B Willet | Employee | Field/Plant Operations | United States| North Dakota | Minot | | |  | | No | 26393