Process Safety Engineer

Transcanada Corporation Houston , TX 77020

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Process Safety Engineer

Reference Code: 72251

Location: United States (US) - Houston, TX

Job Category: Engineering

Employment Type: Employee Full-time

Relocation Eligibility: This position is eligible for our domestic relocation program

Application Deadline: 09/02/2020

We all need energy. It warms our homes, cooks our food, gives us light, and gets us where we need to go. It also improves our quality of life in countless other ways. At TC Energy, our job is to deliver that energy to millions of people who depend on it across North America. And we take our job very seriously.

Guided by our values of safety, integrity, responsibility and collaboration, we develop and operate our facilities safely, reliably and with care for our impact on the environment. With our presence across the continent, our people play an active role in building strong communities.

We're proud of how our hard work and commitment sets us apart and benefits society, every day. We're looking for new team members who share our values and are ready to take on exciting challenges.

The opportunity

Reporting to the Manager of Process Safety & Engineering, the Process Safety Engineer provides assistance, guidance and technical knowledge in the application, development and coordination of process safety and risk management programs for our US Natural Gas (USNG) pipelines. The position will assist multiple facilities in maintaining documentation and records for compliance and integrity of process safety programs. Excellent communication skills, knowledge of Process Safety Management (PSM) regulations and mechanical equipment, and experience in developing, implementing and supporting process safety procedures are required.

What you'll do

  • Actively develop and implement effective process safety processes and procedures

  • Provide interpretation, technical support and advice, as required, on process safety matters to facility operations and management

  • Provide oversight and conduct assessments for management of change (MOC), pre-start up safety reviews (PSSR), facility siting and procedures to practice

  • Lead and/or participate on process incident root-cause analyses and address corrective actions

  • Support and participate in regulatory pipeline safety audits, as required

  • Effectively communicate and conduct process safety training, as needed

  • Coordinate collection and maintenance of process safety information (PSI) with field operations and other engineering personnel

  • Lead and coordinate process hazard analyses (PHA), such as What-If, Checklist, Hazard and Operability (HAZOP) Study and Bow-Tie Analysis

  • Track and maintain corrective actions stemming from facility PHAs, incident investigations and assessments. Review and verify appropriate closure for corrective action items

  • Understand process safety implications of incidents and provide guidance to facilities for proper classification, investigation and improvements

  • Develop and monitor key performance indicators (most importantly, leading indicators) to track process safety progress

  • Communicate external process safety events and share process safety best practices identified within the company

  • Perform dispersion modeling studies and consequence analyses

  • Participate in company process safety technical networks

  • Other tasks as required

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering

  • 4 or more years of experience working with process safety and risk management systems

  • 4 or more years of experience in a natural gas processing, chemical or petrochemical facility

  • Proven experience and knowledgeable with process safety programs

  • Knowledgeable, trained, and competent to facilitate PHA (e.g., What-If, Checklist, HAZOP, Bow-Tie Analysis) and PSSR processes

  • Knowledgeable with Management of Change (MOC) process and the evaluation practices and tools required to successfully complete a change

  • Knowledgeable with the design and application of Independent Protection Layers (IPL), Safety Critical Variables (SCV) and Critical Administrative Controls (CAC)

  • Knowledgeable in relief system evaluations and designs

  • Knowledgeable with Safety Instrumented Functions (SIF), associated Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS), Safety Integrity Levels (SIL), Cause and Effect Charts and Control System Narratives

  • Capable of performing dispersion modeling studies and consequence analyses

  • Proven experience with leading process safety incident root-cause analyses and be able to identify issues that led, or could have led, to unforeseen consequences

  • Knowledgeable with process safety key performance indicators

  • Understands concepts of asset life cycle management, system reliability and operations

  • Ability to read and interpret P&IDs, pressure equipment data sheets, and other integrity related documents

  • Understands concepts of asset life cycle management, system reliability and operations

Preferred Qualifications

  • CCPS Process Safety Professional Certification (CCPSC), Certified Safety Professional (CSP), or equivalent certification

This position requires candidates to

  • Travel to other company locations for temporary assignments, meetings or training which would involve some overnight stays away from home

Applicants without an Engineering degree, but who have significant experience, may align to the Technologist job ladder.

About our business

TC Energy is a leading energy infrastructure company in North America. We have three complementary businesses of natural gas pipelines, liquids (oil) pipelines, and power generation. Our operations span three countries, seven Canadian provinces, and 34 U.S. states.

Our 57,500-mile natural gas pipeline network is positioned in two of the most prolific and lowest cost basins in North America - the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin (WCSB) and the Appalachian Basin. Our systems are well placed to meet the continent's growing demand for clean-burning natural gas by connecting the supply in these basins to important and growing markets across the continent. We supply more than 25 percent of the clean-burning natural gas consumed daily across North America, heating homes, fueling industries, and generating power. To learn more about TC Energy's commitment to safety, visit

Apply now!

Apply to this posting by 09/02/2020 using reference code 72251. You must apply through our jobs system at Only applications submitted through our system will be acknowledged. Applications may be submitted using a mobile device or desktop / laptop computer.

TC Energy is an equal opportunity employer and participates in the E-Verify program supervised by the U.S. government.

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Thank you for choosing TC Energy in your career search.

  • Depending on qualifications, the successful candidate may be offered a position at a more appropriate level and/or ladder.

  • Applicants must have legal authorization to work in the country in which the position is based with no restrictions.

  • All positions require background screening. Some require criminal and/or credit checks to comply with regulations.


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