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PSM - Process Safety Engineer (1680220)              $70-$80 per hour

Lemont, IL

Full Time; Long-term Contract


Are you a seasoned leader with a knack for problem-solving and project management? We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join our client’s team at their Lemont, IL Refinery as a Process Safety Management (PSM) Specialist. In this role, you will play a pivotal role in leading teams and collaborating with various departments to develop solutions for identified challenges. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in process safety, including risk assessments, process hazard analysis (PHA), management of change (MOC), and incident investigation.



» Join a group of dedicated professionals who are respected throughout the energy business. Our client offers challenging work, rewarding compensation, and opportunities to give back. They are committed to safety, sustainability, and economic growth in all communities in which they operate.

» Our client offers an achievement-oriented culture combined with a rewarding compensation package, comprehensive health plan options, unique employee welfare benefits, holistic development programs, great prospects of internal mobility, and meaningful community impact exposure toward a fulfilling and long career.

» Full Range of benefits offered including Medical, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending Account, Life & Accident Insurance, 401K, Pension, Vacation, Holidays, Parental Leave, New Hire Relocation, and Learning Opportunities.



» Lead and facilitate teams comprising individuals from operations, engineering, and reliability groups to address identified issues.

» Develop strategic plans in collaboration with stakeholders to resolve operational challenges effectively.

» Act as a liaison between different departments, akin to a project manager, to ensure smooth progress and timely issue resolution.

» Create and deliver presentations to management outlining project status and proposed solutions.

» Serve as a process safety representative for assigned projects, ensuring adherence to safety protocols.

» Undertake plant visits as needed to complete tasks or projects.

» Gas Detection Modeling as needed to support PHA Action Items .

» Update PSM procedures and confirm content does not contradict corporate standard or code/industry best practice.

» Capital & Expense Project Safety Engineering support as needed.

» Create PHA/LOPA Guidance Documents - As issues are identified during PHA/LOPA studies, create guidance documents to help foster consistency.

» Work on multiple projects simultaneously, some with extended turnaround times.

» Develop and maintain the refinery's (PSM) Process Safety Management program in compliance with regulations.

» Conduct and facilitate process hazard analyses (PHA) for new processes and process modifications.

» Manage the Management of Change (MOC) process to ensure that changes to processes, equipment, or procedures are properly reviewed and implemented.

» Lead incident investigations related to process safety incidents and develop corrective actions to prevent recurrence.

» Perform process safety audits, inspections and training to refinery personnel.



» Bachelor's degree in engineering, chemical, mechanical, or process-related field.

» Experience in oil & gas refinery, processing or chemical plants.

» Strong background in process management.

» Proficiency in Excel, including data manipulation.

» Familiarity with Microsoft Project is a plus.

» Experience with process hazard analysis (PHA) methodologies such as HAZOP, What-If, and FMEA.

» Strong knowledge of OSHA Process Safety Management (PSM) regulations, protocols and industry best practices.

» Certified Process Safety Professional (CCPS) certification is a plus.

» Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

» Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment.

» Leadership experience in operations, engineering, and reliability groups.

» Experienced with creating and delivering presentations.

» The Maritime Transportation Security Act requires all persons who will need unescorted access to a regulated facility to have a valid Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC), issued in accordance with the rules established by the United States Coast Guard and the Transportation Security Administration. Candidates selected for employment must meet eligibility criteria to obtain a TWIC card.  The following link lists the eligible criteria for all persons trying to obtain a TWIC card:


If you thrive in a dynamic environment where you can make a meaningful impact, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity.



» Full Time; typical schedule 8am-5pm


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