21 May, 2024

Manager, Process Safety

  • LyondellBasell Industries NV
  • Houston, TX, USA
Health & Safety Petrochemicals & Refining

Job Description

Basic Function

Provides process safety and risk management leadership to achieve global HSE performance goals and drive continuous improvement.

Responsibilities & Accountabilities

  • Serve as the company's knowledgeable process safety and risk management expert(s); engage with manufacturing sites and capital projects teams
  • Support key Operational Excellence Process Safety Standards
  • Regional expert on Process Safety Topics with particular focus on Standards they support
  • Familiar with Process Safety Systems that may include PHA, MOC, SSD, Facility Siting, PSV, EIV, BLEVE, ARBF, Incident Investigations, PSI, etc
  • Demonstrated ability to partner with the operating unit to drive improvements in systems and processes
  • Demonstrated ability to participate in developing and implementing effective change in standards and or processes across a global organization
  • Actively drive process safety Learning from Experience and Technology and Knowledge Management
  • Drives innovation by challenging the current way
  • Validate risk assessments and drive consistency in evaluation of high hazard scenarios
  • Analyze company's process safety performance using lagging and leading indicators; develop and implement action plans and programs to drive performance
  • Assess and prioritize company-wide process safety risks; lead or support the development of action plans including the long-range planning and capital approval processes
  • Lead or support process safety engineering activities including facility siting, safety instrumented systems, relief and flare studies, etc.  Knowledgeable in process safety laws, codes, regulations, standards, recommended practices, RAGAGEP and guidelines
  • Develop and deliver process safety and risk management training programs
  • Participate in or lead audits and incident investigations

Min. Qualifications

  • 10 years of experience in process safety
  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline
  • A professional registration is a plus
  • Thorough knowledge of process safety methods and systems
  • Strong risk assessment background with experience facilitating semi-quantitative assessments
  • Ability to lead through influence
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to drive multiple initiatives and programs
  • Good understanding of business objectives and the ability to prioritize initiatives and the application of resources


Leadership Criteria

  • Drive company values
  • Ability to handle diversity in the workplace
  • Ability to translate working knowledge of the business into clear and specific strategies
  • Ability to develop working solutions that reduce risk and are workable across the enterprise
  • Ability to utilize functional knowledge expertise to contribute to the success of the business
  • Have courage to bring conflicts to the surface and resolve them
  • Encourage creativity, innovation and continuous improvement
  • Excellent customer service to ensure that services are delivered in a cost-effective way


Build Partnerships
Deliver Results
Drive Innovation
Grow Capabilities
Promote Inclusion
Motivational/Cultural Fit
Technical Skills


We are LyondellBasell – a leader in the global chemical industry creating solutions for everyday sustainable living. Through advanced technology and focused investments, we are enabling a circular and low carbon economy. Across all we do, we aim to champion our employees, and unlock value for customers, investors and society. LyondellBasell places high priority on diversity, equity and inclusion and is strongly committed to our planet, the communities where we operate and our future workforce.  As one of the world’s largest producers of polymers and a leader in polyolefin technologies, we develop, manufacture and market high-quality and innovative products for applications ranging from sustainable transportation and food safety to clean water and quality healthcare. For more information, please visit www.lyondellbasell.com or follow @LyondellBasell on LinkedIn.


Must be at least 18 years of age and must be legally authorized to work in the United States (US) on a permanent basis without visa sponsorship.


LyondellBasell does not accept or retain unsolicited résumés or phone calls and/or respond to them or to any third party representing job seekers.


LyondellBasell is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.  The US EEO is the Law poster is available here.

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