10 Mar, 2023

Process Safety Engineer

  • Exxon Mobile
  • Billings, MT, USA
Health & Safety Oil & Gas

Job Description

About us


At ExxonMobil, our vision is to lead in energy innovations that advance modern living and a net-zero future. As one of the world’s largest publicly traded energy and chemical companies, we are powered by a unique and diverse workforce fueled by the pride in what we do and what we stand for.


The success of our Upstream, Product Solutions and Low Carbon Solutions businesses is the result of the talent, curiosity and drive of our people. They bring solutions every day to optimize our strategy in energy, chemicals, lubricants and lower-emissions technologies. 


We invite you to bring your ideas to ExxonMobil to help create sustainable solutions that improve quality of life and meet society’s evolving needs. Learn more about our What and our Why and how we can work together.

About Billings Refinery


The Billings refinery is located in Lockwood, Montana – a suburb of Billings, the energy, health care and financing hub of Montana.  The Billings refinery is a key supplier of refined petroleum products to the Northern Plains states.  Completed in 1949, the Billings refinery employs about 320 people and has 80-100 contractors on site. The refinery has a capacity to process 60,000 barrels of crude oil a day, which amounts to about 400 million gallons of gasoline and 200 million gallons of diesel per year.

Learn more about what we do at the Billings refinery here.

What role you will play in our team


The Process Safety Engineer provides support to the Refinery to help manage and reduce process safety risk and help ensure ongoing compliance with applicable regulations. This position provides process safety engineering support through interfaces with much of the Refinery including Operations, SSHE, Process Engineering, and Projects. This team will focus on maintaining safe, reliable, and compliant operations and delivery of performance targets. The Process Safety Engineer will maintain the refinery’s risk portfolio to help the site manage risk and prioritize risk mitigation activities. The Process Safety Engineer will lead Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) activities and review and advise on Management of Change (MOC) activities to ensure risks are appropriately characterized and acceptable mitigations are identified and maintained. The Process Safety Engineer is the main point of contact for other members of the team with respect to activities that relate to process safety engineering and program delivery for the area. 

What you will do


  • This role typically includes application of skills, knowledge, and experience to develop and deliver actions plans to manage emerging risks and actions identified as part of risk assessment processes eg, HAZOP, LOPA, MOC, Flare, Relief, Facility Siting and high consequence scenario management.
  • Assignments to individual Process Safety Engineers is based on capability and business need.
  • Support Operations with management of the Operating Envelops and Safety Instrumented Systems.
  • Support PHA Revalidation program delivery or leading these studies. Support HAZOP action Owners with developing and delivering action closure plans.
  • Support Incident Investigation for process safety related events, lead investigation teams as appropriate and as assigned.
  • Develop, own and manage verification and validation program for process safety engineering activities.
  • Point of contact for facility siting, consequence modelling, and high consequence scenario mitigation (and maintenance of critical safeguards). 
  • Utilize engineering skills, knowledge, and experience to recommend and select options to reduce risk.
  • The Process Safety Engineer role provides exposure to site leadership and excellent opportunity for development of technical and leadership competencies.

About you


We are looking for someone who has a strong process safety background and has the following qualifications:


Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or Master's degree in chemical engineering or equal level by demonstrated industrial experience. 
  • 5+ years process (safety) engineering experience.
  • Strong communication skills written and verbal on all levels within the organization, knowledge of refining, process safety, persuasiveness, conceptual thinking skills and independent way of working. 
  • Well-versed with process modelling tools, such as Phast. 
  • Experience with HAZOP, LOPA, Bowtie risk assessment and related risk management activities.



  • Strong communication skills written and verbal on all levels within the organization, knowledge of refining, process safety, persuasiveness, conceptual thinking skills and independent way of working. 
  • Blast Technology
  • Consequence Analyses
  • Controls and Protective System Design for Process Safety Engineers
  • Fire Protection
  • Hazard Identification - Process Safety Hazards
  • Incident Investigation and Analysis
  • Process Safety Engineering - Risk Assessment Techniques
  • Process Safety Engineering - Risk Management Techniques
  • Relief, Vent and Flare studies

Your Benefits


An ExxonMobil career is one designed to last. Our commitment to you runs deep: our employees grow personally and professionally, with benefits built on our core categories of health, security, finance, and life.


We offer you: 

  • Pension Plan: Enrollment is automatic and at no cost to you. The basic benefit is a monthly annuity to be paid to you in retirement for the rest of your life. 
  • Savings Plan: You can contribute between 6% and 20% of your pay and are encouraged to enroll right away. If you contribute at least 6% to your savings plan, the Company will contribute a 7% match. 
  • Workplace Flexibility: We have several programs such as “Flex your Day”, providing ad-hoc flexibility around when and where you work, as well as longer-term programs such as leaves of absence and part-time work.
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans. 
  • Culture of Health: Programs and resources to support your wellbeing. 
  • Employee Health Advisory Program: Provides confidential professional counseling for you and your family, including tools and resources promoting mental health and resiliency at no additional cost to you. 
  • Disability Plan: Income replacement for when you cannot work due to illness or injury occurring on or off the job. Enrollment is automatic and at no cost to you.

More information on our Company’s benefits can be found at www.exxonmobilfamily.com.

Please note benefits may be changed from time to time without notice, subject to applicable law.

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ExxonMobil is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or physical or mental disability.

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