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Process Safety Engineer

Employer: NOVA Chemicals

Closing Date: 13/05/2022

Location: Joffre, Alberta

Job Description:

Who We Are:

NOVA Chemicals develops and manufactures plastic resins and other petrochemical products that make everyday life safer, healthier and easier. Our employees take pride in our focus on safety and social responsibility by working together to ensure health, safety, security and environmental stewardship through our commitment to sustainability, ESG, and Responsible Care®. NOVA Chemicals, headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, is wholly-owned by Mubadala Investment Company of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, UnitedArab Emirates. 

NOVA Chemicals helps shape a world where products vital to our health and happiness are even better tomorrow than they are today. We are seeking talented and passionate people who enjoy working in a collaborative, innovative environment to join our dynamic team. 

We are seeking a Process Safety Engineer to join the Process Safety, Energy and Technology team located at ourJoffre Site in Central Alberta, near Red Deer. Reporting to the Process Safety, Energy and Technology Team Leader, you will provide loss prevention and risk management support to the units, site, projects and corporate initiatives focused on the achievement of safe and reliable operations. You will work collectively and collaboratively with multidiscipline teams, including operations, maintenance and engineering.

You Will Use Your Expertise To:

  • Facilitate hazard analysis and training
  • Manage and facilitate 5-year Risk Assessments
  • Facilitate, conduct, and coach others on the use of risk analysis techniques
  • Act as a focal point for internal and external Process Safety audits and assurance programs
  • Act as a resource to technical staff in support of the application of NOVA Chemicals’ Loss Prevention Standards, Process Safety procedures and Responsible Care Standards
  • Provide leadership in setting direction and implementing various Process Safety Management policies, metrics, and management systems (ex. management of change)
  • Maintain knowledge and awareness related to catastrophic threats facing NOVA Chemicals facilities
  • Provide technical expertise for Process Safety ad-hoc studies and region wide initiatives
  • Champion a culture of Process Safety excellence

What We Are Looking For:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Applied Science or equivalent, with 8+ years of related process safety and/or engineering experience preferred
  • Registered or eligible to register as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) with APEGA or an equivalent Canadian engineering governing body
  • Strong computer skills, particularly as related to data analysis and modeling
  • Familiarity with incident investigation processes
  • Demonstrated willingness to take initiative and be a self-directed worker
  • Demonstrated decision making and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work within multidiscipline teams and manage multiple priorities
  • General understanding of industry standards and practices related to Process Safety and applicable Process Safety regulations
  • Familiarity with Engineering Standards, Responsible Care® Standards, 5-year Process Hazard Assessment programs, and Process Safety Life-cycle Management experience would be considered an asset
  • Familiarity with Process Safety industry groups such as the Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) and knowledge of the work of the Chemical Safety Board (CSB)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Process Safety engineering experience in Olefins/Polyethylene would be considered an asset

You Can Stand Out If:

  • You are passionate about your work and put care and thought into all that you do.
  • You are responsible and follow through with your commitments to others and to safety.
  • You are innovative and are willing to challenge your biases when problem solving.
  • You are collaborative, inclusive, and work well with others towards team goals.

Additional Information:

  • Relocation will be considered for this position
  • Compensation will be commensurate with education and experience
  • This role requires up to 0-10% travel
  • In order to fulfil the duties of this role, the successful candidate will be required to wear respiratory protective equipment.
  • Candidate must successfully pass a fit test and be physically able to wear a respirator

Why NOVA Chemicals?

NOVA Chemicals’ flexible benefit programs are designed to meet the diverse needs of our employees, because when it comes to benefits, everyone has different priorities. Our benefits offerings will vary based on your work location, and are an element of the “Total Rewards” package used to reward employees.

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.

Accommodations for job applicants with disabilities are available on request.


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