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W. R. Grace Process Safety Engineer (Location: Hybrid or Remote) in Columbia, Maryland

Process Safety Engineer (Location: Hybrid or Remote)

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Date:Oct 14, 2021

Location: Columbia, MD, US, 21044 Baton Rouge, LA, US, 70805 Norco, LA, US, 70057 Pasadena, TX, US, 77507

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.

Requisition ID: 19632

Built on talent, technology, and trust, Grace is a leading global supplier of catalysts and engineered materials. The company’s two industry-leading business segments—Catalysts Technologies and Materials Technologies—provide innovative products, technologies, and services that enhance the products and processes of our customers around the world. Grace employs approximately 4,300 people in over 30 countries.

Job Description

The Professional Process Safety Engineer will assist in the strategic execution of the Process Safety program and compliance obligations at Grace. The Process Safety Engineer will provide hands-on support to all Grace facilities worldwide by leading risk assessments, performing engineering calculations, and collaborating with sites to implement regulatory requirements, Grace internal standards, and Best Practices.

Job Duties:

  • Provide PHA and LOPA support to all Grace facilities by facilitating Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) and Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA) per Grace internal standards and industry best practices. Recommend appropriate engineering controls and layers of protection for mitigation of hazardous events.

  • Facilitate development of Reactive Hazards Screening reports and data analysis for Grace sites, under the direction of the Professional Reactive Hazards Leader.

  • Aid sites in the implementation and execution of all Process Safety program elements, including, for example, Management of Change and Pre-Startup Safety Review requirements.

  • Assist in the interpretation and application of Recognized and Generally Accepted Good Engineering Practices (RAGAGEP) codes and standards, including but not limited to API, ASME, ANSI, ISA, IEC, NFPA, ATEX and others.

  • Perform engineering calculations and modeling related to pressure relief system design, consequence analysis, safety instrumented system design, and inherently safer design & safeguard evaluation.

  • Assist site and professional EHS staff in reporting and analysis of Process Safety Events per API 754 and Grace internal requirements. Use data from Process Safety metrics to identify trends, and champion improvements in Process Safety practices and culture.

  • Serve as an internal auditor for PSM/RMP audits and other Process Safety audits & assessments at Grace facilities.

  • Participate in the development and delivery of Process Safety training for company employees.

  • Support Root Cause Analysis (RCA) and Incident Investigations per Grace internal standards and industry best practices.

  • Exhibit brave leadership and take immediate action to call attention to potentially high-risk conditions to prevent potential catastrophic Process Safety incidents.

Required Skills

  • Background in operations, process design, mechanical integrity, and/or Process Safety.

  • Familiar with application of PHA methods such as HAZOP and What-If/Checklist, Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA), Management of Change, Root Cause Analysis, Pressure Relief System Design, and/or Safety Instrumented Systems.

  • Function effectively within a team environment (leading and participating) with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Maintain excellent working relationships with Grace facilities and other corporate functions by demonstrating servant leadership.

  • High level of personal motivation, with a drive for ownership and accountability in performance of job responsibilities.

  • Commitment to the highest level of integrity and ethical standards.

  • Ability to work effectively with all levels in the organization.

  • Approximately 25-30% travel required, limited international travel.

  • The ideal candidate will be based within commuting distance to one our plant locations (Norco, LA, Columbia, MD, Baton Rouge, LA, or Pasadena, TX), however other options include hybrid and/or remote.

Required Experience

  • Minimum 3 years industry experience. At least 1 year experience in Process Safety preferred.

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree (BS) in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering; advanced degree preferred.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Professional Engineer license or Engineer-In-Training designation preferred. #WRGRACE

Grace is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Grace via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Grace. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Grace as a result of the referral or through other means.

Nearest Major Market:Baltimore

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