Process Safety Engineer
in Saint John, NB

Saint John, NB
Full-time - Permanent
Experienced
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Competition Number: R120690
Company Website: http://www.irvingoil.com/
Job Title
Process Safety Engineer
Who are we?
Founded in 1924, Irving Oil is a family-owned international refining and marketing company with a history of long-term partnerships and relationships. With operations throughout Eastern Canada, New England and Ireland we focus on delivering quality products and exceptional service to our customers and our communities. Every day, we strive to put our good energy in action to bring families together, support the environment and local wildlife, and to create learning opportunities that empower the next generation.
Here's what you can expect from us:
When you're a part of our team, you'll see how we bring good energy to all that we do. At Irving Oil, we strive for a work environment where each of us feels we belong, can bring our whole selves to work, and where we treat our fellow employees with kindness and respect. Together, we will support our corporate strategy, high standards and the communities where we live and work. Our collaborative approach, safety-first culture and commitment to building resilient teams helps reinforce our internal brand position where People Matter. That's why we're dedicated to investing in our employees' potential, so that they can reach their career goals.
Job Description
What you can expect in a typical day
We are seeking a Process Safety Engineer to join our team at our refinery in Saint John, New Brunswick. In this position, you will be responsible for day-to-day technical support, long term planning initiatives and strategic projects support.
What we offer:
  • Competitive salary, bonus, and pension plan
  • Flexible benefits, including a Health Spending Account
  • Wellness support, including annual wellness allowance and paid personal care days
  • Paid vacation and vacation purchasing
  • Personal and professional development opportunities
  • Named one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for seven consecutive years

Your roles and responsibilities:
  • Process Safety Management compliance to regulatory codes, standards and practices;
  • Help identify and help manage risk for the refinery.
  • Provide Technical input in support of the Management of Change process.
  • Promote Process Safety Management throughout the refinery in the form of discussions, by sharing technical knowledge by presenting and supporting the Process Safety Training initiatives such as the Refinery PSM Academy.
  • Provide expert guidance and assistance to design, construction, maintenance, technical and operations personnel on related process safety issues.
  • Participate in, and facilitate, Hazard Identification (HAZID, HAZOP, What If, LOPA) and risk assessments.
  • Develop, update and communicate PSM standards, instructions, codes and practices.
  • Mentor and develop junior team members including engineers, technicians, operators, investigators and engineering students.
  • Write reports and technical memos related to PSM issues, risk management and engineered solutions.
  • Project manager of several process safety engineering projects including budget and scheduling management. Including oversight of outside projects supported by engineering consulting firms.
  • Develop and provide Subject Matter Expertise for technical PSM elements such as; Overpressure Protection, Hazardous Scenario Consequence Modeling, Quantitative Risk Assessment, Facility Siting, Fire and Gas Protection, Risk Management, SIS.
  • Project Management of PSM Engineering Studies such as Facility Siting studies, Safety Check Rate studies, Firewater Demand studies, and Quantitative Risk Analysis.
  • Refinery on call for incident investigations and Process Safety Management.

Professional skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication, organizational and planning, facilitation skills
  • Ability to work across multiple levels and with various personnel to resolve and/or implement process safety requirements and risk mitigating initiatives
  • Self motivated, safety minded and having a strong work ethic are key attributes
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Experience dealing with multiple priorities and deadlines.
  • Strong attention to detail.

Education and experience
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in refinery or related industries.
  • Experience with Process Safety Management is considered an asset. Overall experience can include areas such as: operations, maintenance, and plant engineering. Preferable process safety experience could include some areas such as safety program development, fire prevention, safety check rate studies, flare mitigation studies, facilities siting, consequence modeling and assessment, qualitative and quantitative risk analysis, process safety management, process hazards analysis, incident investigation and the development and implementation of safe operations procedures and processes.
  • A Bachelor of Science Engineering degree in one of the following engineering disciplines: chemical/process, fire protection, civil, mechanical, electrical or environmental.
  • An M. Sc Degree in Process Safety, Safety Engineering or Fire Protection engineering would be an added advantage.
  • TUV FS certification is desirable but not mandatory.

Irving Oil supports a diverse and inclusive work environment and welcomes applications from all qualified applicants.
Job Requirements - Work Experience
Engineering
Job Requirements - Education
Bachelors: Engineering
Location
Saint John, NB
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