Process Safety Engineer - MEET

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  • Job Title Process Safety Engineer - MEET

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This position will lead Process Safety initiatives, operability hazard reviews and facilitate the application of process safety related engineering principles for the, operation, maintenance and upgrade of existing plant assets, for all the Middle East Operations Facilities in the Region, with the objective of reducing or eliminating the potential for release of energy or inventory that could harm workers, the public, or the environment. The position may also support the Equipment Sales and Plant Support team in providing similar services to Air Products joint ventures, sale of equipment and potential new customers in the Region

Job incumbent is to be located in the KSA Daharan Technology Center, however it is expected that about 15-30 PERCENT regional [and some global] travel will be required.

Nature & Scope Has direct responsibility for Process Safety activities across all Middle East Region Sites.
Technologies supported include Air Separation (ASU), Hydrogen and CO production (HYCO), Packaged Gas, Gasification and Helium.
Leads implementation of Air Products process safety standards, work processes, programs, and training across the Region.
Assists operating teams in implementation of Process Safety Management Programs across the Region, ensuring that all Process Safety Management elements are properly implemented.
Interfaces with Air Products global, regional, and local Process Safety Engineers, Regional Operations team members, project and design engineering teams, and other technical support personnel.
Facilitates use of Air Products and local regulatory process safety, fire protection, and security related standards/policies, with engineering, operations, and commercial teams, to provide cost effective Process Safety solutions
Supports interface activities between sites and customers, to ensure process safety requirements are met.
Provides process safety support to the Air Products Equipment Sales & Product Services Team, who provide services to Air Products joint ventures in the Region.
Provides operations input to Global Engineering during the engineering and execution of a new capital project. Supports commissioning and startup as required.


Safety Demonstrate leadership with all company & industry Process Safe work processes
Drive implementation of Process Safety work practices across the Region
Ensure proper documentation is maintained for all Process Safety activities across the Region

Technical: Lead Process Hazard Reviews, Quantitative Risk Analysis, Mechanical Integrity consultation, Safety Integrated System analysis, Management of Change, Process Safety Management, Operation Readiness Inspections, Security Vulnerability Assessments, Compliance Audits, and Process Safety training.
Lead process safety review of plant modifications, on-going operations, and continuous improvement and maintenance activities across the Region. Ensure activities meet Regulatory and Air Products internal Standards Process Safety requirements
Implement global process safety standards, tools, programs, training courses, and work processes.
Assist in interpretation of national and local Process Safety Regulatory/Code requirements for the Middle East and provide guidance to the project team. Assist in assessment or review for regulatory and permitting process.
Work with the Corporate Central Process Safety team to identify higher risk activities that may require escalation and Executive level review.

Operations Provide Process Safety support to operations across the Region
Drive adoption of Air Products standards, global best practices and Safety Culture across the Region
Identify and implement Process Safety continuous improvement efforts across the region
Align process safety and commercial priorities with Operations Management, Site Leadership and the Business Area.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE Bachelors Degree in Chemical Engineering with 8 years experience in Engineering and/ or Operations in a technical role with a focus on Process Safety. An Advanced Degree is preferred
Experience and knowledge in the technology, design, and operation of Air Separation, HYCO, Gasification & Helium process systems preferred.
Incumbent is expected to have work experience in Gas, Petrochemicals, Chemical or related industries in process engineering or plant engineering. Hands-on experience and understanding in process engineering such as P&IDs, safety relief demand scenarios, and basic function of unit operations is required. Experience in monitoring equipment, instrumentation, process control, HVAC and electrical design, or process safety is a plus. Experience in multi-national companies having excellent Process Safety culture is desirable.
Demonstrated engineering, technical capabilities, and problem-solving skills required.
Knowledgeable in process safety, health, and local environmental requirements.
A strong commitment to employee involvement, team building and diversity.
Able to communicate between management, operations, maintenance, customers.
Proficiency in English speaking and writing, Arabic language skills is a plus.
Demonstrated leadership, organizational, computer and interpersonal skills combined with good communications skills (written and verbal) in English a must.
Formal training and experience with six sigma processes and continuous improvement tools a plusprocess safety initiatives and commercial priorities

SKILLS StrongLeadership skills.
Excellent influencing skills are a major requirement for the job holder.
Strong relationship building skills, leading to the ability to successfully interact with employees at all levels within a multicultural environment.
Possess critical thinking skills and has the ability to build trust and confidence with frontline workers, supervisors and management .
Strong problem solving and analytical skills are a pre-requisite
Confident and assertive with self-motivated approach and enfulance attitude.
A personal commitment to corporate values & objectives and towards a culture of continuous improvement.
A personal commitment to continuous self-development and flexibility to work outside normal working hours to meet commitments.
Possess good interpersonal skills and enthusiasm about his/her mission. To respect and work positively with others and create a workplace that is inclusive which generates credibility & confidence in others.
Excellent communication skills, preferably in Arabic and English. Multi-lingual capability is an advantage.

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