Senior Process Safety Engineer - 3404891

Air Products
  • Senior Process Safety Engineer Jobs in SaudiArabia - 3404891

    Air Products
  • 1 - 10 Years
  • SaudiArabia
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Job Description


Air Products, Saudi Aramco and ACWA Power are in final negotiations to form an over $11 billion GasificationPower joint venture (JV) located at Jazan Economic City (JEC) in Saudi Arabia

The JV will purchase, commission and operate the gasification assets, power block and the associated utilities from Saudi Aramco These assets are currently under construction and will be transferred to the JV upon successful completion, currently scheduled for the end of 2019

The JV will own and operate the facility under a 25-year contract for a fixed monthly fee Saudi Aramco will supply feedstock to the JV, and the JV will produce power, hydrogen and other utilities for Saudi Aramco Air Products will own at least 50 percent of the JV, with Saudi Aramco and ACWA Power owning the balance The JV builds upon the importance and recognition that critical infrastructure assets in the region are being developed and operated under the Public Private Partnership (PPP) model"

The Jazan IGCC is the worlds largest IGCC and ASU facility making 2100 MMSCFD syngas, 18,000 MTDay Oxygen and 4 Gigawatts of power Facilities and assets include liquids gasification, acid gas clean up, soot ash recovery, sulphur recovery, combined cycle power plants, materials handling systems, hydrogen recovery, water utilities systems and waste water treatment facilities


An opportunity is now available for an experienced Process Safety Engineer to support the Jazan IGCC commissioning and start-up phase The duration of the assignment is approximately 24 months with an additional option to roll into a long-term operations assignment This is an on-site position in Jazan, Saudi Arabia working 8 weeks on with 2 weeks off

The objective of Process Safety is to manage the risk of hazardous consequences due to the loss of primary containment of material or energy from a process The hazardous consequences considered include serious injury or fatality, asset destruction, loss of corporate reputation, environmental harm or adverse impact on society Managing Process Safety requires the identification of potential hazards due to loss of primary containment and the implementation of mitigations that reduce either the frequency or severity of the consequence

The applicant will report to the Process Safety Engineering Manager and will be part of a team of Process Safety Engineers focused on supporting the commissioning and startup activities plus the development and execution of disentanglement projects across the major operating units of the facility, including GasificationAcid Gas RemovalHydrogen Recovery, Soot Ash Recovery, Sulfur Recovery, Air Separation and Utilities Disentanglement projects are those required to segregate the JIGPC assets as a separate operating entity from the Aramco refining assets

This position is intended to target candidates that are highly skilled and experienced process safety practitioners to support these activities, as well as to provide mentoring to less senior Process Safety personnel who may become longer term employees of the JV The Jazan IGCC team supports the safe and efficient leadership, planning, commissioning and start-up of process gas units, including our newly acquired gasification technologies


This opportunity is for a key member of a process safety team functioning as a part of an overall engineering, commissioning and startup team Specific duties and responsibilities include the following

Process Hazard Analysis Lead hazard reviews of process units using HAZOP methodology and risk ranking criteria Generate recommendation action lists and manage their reconciliation Update PHA file to represent current status of plant design and operation PHA types include

Project Development Preliminary Hazard Review

Project Execution Design Hazard Review

Operating Plant Hazard Review Validation or Revalidation

Management of Change Hazard Review

Layer of Protection Analysis and Risk Gap Closure Develop or review layer of protection analyses for process deviation hazards identified during process hazard analysis Identify risk gaps and lead multi-functional teams in developing solutions

Support Commissioning and Startup Activities

Participate in pre-startup safety review (PSSR) and punch list closure work process

Perform risk assessment for siting of portable buildings

Lead PHAs for deviations from design and for proposed changes

Review fixed locations for ambient gas detection and determine requirements for personal gas detection monitors for field personnel

Develop, measure and report process safety performance metrics specific to commissioning and startup

Support project teams developing and executing disentanglement projects

Define scope of safety work and develop workhour estimates

Participate in operability reviews

Lead and document design or change management PHAs, issue recommendation lists, review and approve recommendation reconciliations, and facilitate DHRV activities

Perform QRAs andor consequence modeling as appropriate

Participate in the planning and execution of the PSSR activities

Establish a work process to identify and report process safety events consistent with API RP 754 Facilitate investigation using root cause analysis methodology and identify effective correct actions

Perform duties and responsibilities while leading in a master-apprentice relationship to mentor and develop less experienced process safety engineers

Reconcile process safety standards and procedures from JV partners

Promote the development of an organizational culture where safety is highly valued Provide process safety education and awareness training



Lead by example with regards to following procedures and our highest priority of maintaining personnel safety

Possess a strong working knowledge of industry standards and specifications

Critical thinking skills and problem solving capability

Effective communicator who will seek out cross-functional technical expertise as required

Proven experience in conducting Hazard, Operability and Safe to Operate reviews (using HAZOP methodology), including verification and documenting close out of PSSR closeout items

Proven experience performing dispersion calculations for vents and loss of containment

Proven experience performing building siting and enclosed space audits

Previous experience of any of the operating units in the IGCC facility (Gasification, Acid Gas Removal, Hydrogen production, Combined Cycle Power Generation, Utilities or Air Separation) would be beneficial

Experience with identification and development of practical solutions for mitigation of process safety risks

Proven experience performing quantitative risk assessments using fault tree, layers of protection analysis, common mode failure analysis, human error probability, consequence analysis etc

Experience leading incident investigations, including developing corrective actions and categorizing process safety events

Experience generating a safety integrity level (SIL) assessment to define performance requirements for a safety instrumented function (SIF) such as defined in IEC61511, including documenting the intended risk reduction, process safety time and independence requirements, reviewing and approving the SIL verification of each SIF, and reviewing a validation plan and safety life-cycle mechanical integrity program for each SIF

Have an in-depth working knowledge of PHA documentation software such as PHA Works or PHA Pro

Have a strong knowledge of all phases of a project life cycle, including understanding of process design documents (PFD, P&ID, process and mechanical specifications etc), change management procedures and development of operating instructions

Experience in process safety valve (relief valve) sizing including evaluation of sizing cases and calculation of hazardous over pressure scenarios


BS in Engineering (Chemical Engineering preferred)

15+ years in an engineering design or operations technical role with a minimum 5 years of experience in Process Safety Engineering, preferably in large and complex industrial facilities

Demonstrated experience in being a member of a multi-disclipine team

Profile Summary

Type:Company Job

Deadline:13th Aug 2025

Company Profile

Air Products touches the lives of consumers around the globe in positive ways every day. With approximately 16,000 employees and operations in 50 countries, we serve customers across a wide range of industries, including refining, chemical, metals, electronics, manufacturing, and food and beverage. We supply a unique portfolio of atmospheric and process gases, equipment and services.
Founded in 1940, Air Products has built a reputation for its innovative culture, operational excellence and commitment to safety and the environment. Our passionate, talented and committed employees from diverse backgrounds are driven by Air Products higher purpose to create innovative solutions that benefit the environment, enhance sustainability and address the challenges facing customers, communities and the world.

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