Process Safety Engineer

Chemtrade - North Vancouver, BC (30+ days ago)

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Process Safety (75%)

Leads and coordinates the site’s activities related to Process Safety Management
Identifies key process safety documentation and data systems to capture Process Engineering and Process Safety results for the operation and maintenance of the facility and any capital projects being executed at the facility
Advancing the establishment of Chemtrade-Electrochem standards of Process Safety, Operational Reliability, Efficiency and Production capability. In particular, advancing the facilities systems to eventually comply to CSA Z767-17 Process Safety Management.
Participate in and often lead annual improvement plans for Process Safety for the North Vancouver facility including development and delivery of training on the North Vancouver facility’s Process Safety policies, standards and procedures
Coordinate and lead as required process hazard/risk reviews and undertake responsibilities (as Originator or Technical Representative) in the Management of Change program. Attend or lead incident investigations as required.
Lead the Process Safety Management activities for major capital projects including but limited to: Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) coordination, PHA action item close-out and Prestart-up Safety Reviews (PSSRs)
Leads and drives activities to develop and execute action plans to resolve unacceptable residual risk items identified in PHAs.
Understand, commit to and fulfill responsibilities under Responsible Care®, the Quality Management System and plant Process Safety and Environmental Management Systems
Provide back-up support for the Technical Manager as required in his/her absence

Mechanical Integrity (15%)

Support the implementation of the site’s mechanical integrity program so that it is in compliance with API 510 (Pressure Vessel Inspection Code: In-service Inspection, Rating, Repair & Alteration), and API 570 (Piping Inspection Code: In-service Inspection, Rating, Repair and Alteration of Piping Systems) as required by Technical Safety BC
Leads and coordinates efforts to improve the facilities process and equipment integrity management systems as outlined in CSA Z767-17 Section 7.3
Identification key process & equipment integrity documentation and data systems to capture capital project deliverables (in particular mechanical integrity related) required for operation and maintenance of the facility and any capital projects being executed at the facility
Responsible for all pressure equipment records including but not limited to the North Vancouver site’s Master Pressure Vessel Inventory
Manages the Fitness for Service (FFS) evaluation process for pressure equipment that does not meet code requirements but needs to remain functional due to business constraints
Responsible for high level scheduling of inspections of pressure equipment and pressure piping

Project Engineering (10%)

Take leadership role in all phases of small and large projects at the plant level – including development of project scope, cost estimate and approval documentation, detailed engineering design, procurement, construction, installation, commissioning and performance testing.
Team closely with Production, Shipping and Maintenance personnel to ensure that project expectations and requirements are clearly defined and resolved
Hire, supervise and coordinate outside consultants, contractors and vendors on contract work and projects
Develop engineered solutions for day-to-day operating and maintenance problems, long term business needs, and regulatory compliance.
Identify, initiate, and implement improvement opportunities in areas such as process safety, reliability and cost effective operation.
Take leadership role in all phases of small projects at the plant level – including development of project scope, cost estimate and approval documentation, detailed engineering design, procurement, construction, installation, commissioning and performance testing.



Degree in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering
Registered or eligible to be registered as a Professional Engineer with Engineers & Geoscientists BC


Minimum of ten years (10+) years of progressively more senior engineering experience, with direct experience in industrial plant operations
Process Safety Management experience
Mechanical Integrity Management experience will be considered an asset
Management of small scale or larger projects in an Industrial plant environment

Key skills, knowledge, and expected level of behaviors

Experience interfacing with Facility, Corporate and Senior Management
Significant experience with Facility Process Safety, Responsible Care/EHS and related systems as it pertains to industrial plants
Strong Process mindset and demonstrated leadership and dedication to establishing and ensuring conformance to effective Project and Engineering Processes and Systems
Planning, presentation, reporting and people management skills
Understanding of project management, business analysis, risk management and value management methods, tools and techniques
Demonstrated capability to acquire and share technical knowledge of facility operations, implement improvement projects, and supervise technical and field personnel (both construction and operations)
SAP Project and/or Maintenance Systems experience and a knowledge of procurement processes are an asset
Must have excellent communication skills


With over 1.6B in Sales, we pride ourselves on our 4 core strategies of Strategic Growth, Operational Excellence, Financial Prudence and our Diverse Business Model, all while maintaining quality service and a commitment to Responsible Care®.

Impact, Growth, and Diversity

By joining our team, you will have the chance to be part of a vibrant and growing company. As a company that has grown and continues to grow by acquisition, we offer an exciting work atmosphere and opportunities to make a real impact. Our vision to be a Great Chemical Company is supported through our EPIC values (Excellence in Operations, People First, Integrity and Customers) and our commitment to the Health and Safety of our employees, and the communities we work in through Responsible Care®.

Our friendly work environment fosters positive interaction between employees within and throughout our 70+ locations. We expect all employees to treat each other with dignity and respect. Safety is at the core of our culture and something that we never compromise on.

At Chemtrade, we take pride in rewarding our employees for their commitment, performance and hard work by offering a variety of programs and services. We offer a comprehensive and very competitive health and wellness program, including medical, dental, and a fitness activity subsidy. Our unique culture enables employees to thrive in a supportive and engaging workplace. We offer an exciting rewards program CHEers! for employee recognition, referrals and milestones. In addition we offer learning and development opportunities through our Chemtrade University.