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Process Safety Engineer


Houston, TX, US

Requisition ID: 118622 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Department: Safety 

Market: OGC 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

We are an innovative team of engineers and designers that supports projects throughout the company. Our staff leads and collaborates with Kiewit’s module fabrication and construction teams to approach construction-driven engineering with a focus on safe, cost effective, and innovative designs that achieve client expectations and further Kiewit’s legacy of excellence.

District Overview

Kiewit Engineering Group, Inc. is a full-service engineering firm serving oil, gas and chemical markets. Our combined staff of engineers and design professionals have expertise that spans all major engineering disciplines to serve the LNG, midstream, refining, and petrochemical markets. Backed by 130 years of construction experience, our construction-driven engineering focuses on constructability and safety in the earliest phases of projects to ensure on-time and on-budget project delivery.

Our rapidly growing oil, gas and chemical team, which includes structural, civil, piping, mechanical, process, process safety, electrical, instrument and control disciplines, is a multi-faceted and leading-edge division of Kiewit with best-in-class technical expertise focused on the EPCC delivery model for dynamic process facilities. 


This position is based out of our Energy Corridor Office in Houston, TX.


•    Leads mid to major-sized FEED/EPC project or proposal for Process Safety with no supervision.
•    Manages several different assignments simultaneously.
•    Define process safety requirements for projects and proposals based on scope and client requirements.
•    Perform Facility Hazard Analysis and specify requirements for adequate hazard detection and protection.
•    Perform Process Hazard Analysis like HAZOP, HAZID and MOC safety reviews.
•    Serves as resource and provides resolutions for technically complex process safety issues.
•    Interprets and reviews application of codes, standards and common industry practices. 
•    Produces design within budget and schedule.  
•    Develops and checks less experienced engineers to solve design issues.
•    Identifies alternate solutions that relates to quality and best cost options.
•    Serves as technical resource to engineers, designers and other departments.
•    Interacts effectively with other groups to find best solutions on difficult issues.
•    Recognizes the importance of customer needs.
•    Plans work independently with no supervision and consults others on technical details of their work.
•    Initiates meetings within own team, other disciplines or internal customers for clarity on work.


•    Bachelor’s degree in Chemical engineering minimum required.
•    11-18 year relevant process safety experience in oil, gas and chemical industry.
•    Has Professional Engineer (P.E.) License or working towards a P.E. (desirable). 
•    Strong work ethic, willing to do what it takes to get the job done right the first time.
•    Acts independently to determine methods and processes for assignments.
•    Trains and leads team of engineers as needed.
•    Work with project team as representative and coordinates work within discipline department.
•    Adjusts to varying demands of work and performs well.
•    Develops and presents work in well-constructed written and verbal presentations.  Clearly conveys messages and ideas, gains understanding.
•    Communicates effectively across all departments of organization.
•    Works collaboratively across departments and involves others in solving problems. Initiates meetings within own team, other disciplines or internal customers for clarity on work.
•    Supports project teams and departments in a positive and productive manner. Works well with others to accomplish common goals and objectives. 
•    Highly motivated, with a demonstrated passion for excellence and taking initiative.
•    Follows through on commitments made to internal and external customers.
•    Demonstrated commitment to ethics and integrity.
•    Strong organization, time management, and attention to detail.




We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

There’s no limit to what you’ll work on at Kiewit. With contracts in different markets and geographic areas, you’ll tackle new challenges all the time. Whether you’re building a facility that can turn water into power or engineering safer infrastructure networks, you’re bound to push the limits of innovation in new and exciting ways.

With Kiewit, you’ll have the potential to work on a variety of projects in seven major markets. From railroads to tunnels, renewable energy to biofuels, you’ll be part of a mission that’s bigger than you can imagine. 

Here, you’ll team up with market experts and gain cross-functional experience — all while helping people across the globe live better.

We offer our fulltime staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry, including top-tier medical, dental and vision plans covering eligible employees and dependents, voluntary wellness and employee assistance programs, life insurance, disability, retirement plans with matching, and generous paid time off.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

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