- Exploration and production
- Oil and Gas Services
- Oil sands
- Petrochemicals and Refining
- Post-secondary degree
About This Career
The energy and petrochemical sectors involve the use of potentially hazardous machines and materials in the exploration, production, refining and distribution of various products. Process Safety Engineers are responsible for ensuring that procedures, tools, processes and facilities can be operated safely and to minimize the risk to people and equipment.
Process Safety Engineers analyze and evaluate risk potential in operations processes and facility planning, development and construction and develop plans and procedures to mitigate those risks to people and equipment and operations.
In this occupation, activities may include:
- Conducting hazard analysis, consequence analysis and risk calculation during facility construction, start-up, operations, maintenance and decommissioning.
- Identifying issues, designs and controls to ensure safety process implementation in plant and facility planning, construction and operations.
- Providing engineering advice and solutions to address process safety management technical requirements.
- Developing and delivering training on safety policies, standards and procedures.
- Participating in front end engineering and design (FEED) processes leading to the develop and construction of oil, natural gas and petrochemical facilities.
- Reviewing and ensuring compliance with relevant process safety codes, regulations and legislation.
- Leading process safety hazard audits.
- A bachelor's degree, in chemical or industrial engineer is required.
- A master's or doctoral degree in a related discipline may be required.
Depending on the employer, the following may be required:
- Functional Safety Certification
- Licensing by a provincial or territorial association of professional engineers is required to approve engineering drawings and reports and to practise as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.).
- Engineers are eligible for registration following graduation from an accredited educational program, and after three or four years of supervised work experience in engineering and passing a professional practice examination.
Depending on the company and responsibilities, typical requirements may include:
- PHA Pro software familiarity
- Design Creation
- Application of Engineering Design and Technology
- Security of People and Property
- Laws and Regulations
- Mechanical Engineering
- Production and Processing
- Understanding Risk
- Promotion of Occupational Health and Safety
- Interpreting Documents/Plans
- Managing Material Resources
- Operations Design Analysis
- Systems Evaluation and Analysis
- Complex Problem Solving
- Professional Judgment and Decision Making
- Attention to Detail
- Leading / Living The Vision And Values
- Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting
- Mining and quarrying
- Transportation and warehousing
- Professional, scientific and technical services
- Waste management and remediation services
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Also known as
- Safety Engineer
- Process Safety Engineer
- Quality Control Engineer
- Methods Engineer
- Industrial Safety Engineer
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