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ConocoPhillips Process Safety Engineer in ALBERTA, Canada

Title: Process Safety Engineer


Job Number: 00TYA

Company Overview

ConocoPhillips is the world’s largest independent exploration and production (E&P) company, based on proved reserves and production of liquids and natural gas. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, we had operations and activities in 17 countries, $71 billion of total assets, and approximately 10,900 employees as of June 30, 2019.

We are focused on exploring for, developing and producing crude oil and natural gas globally. Our diverse portfolio primarily includes resource-rich North American unconventional assets; oil sands assets in Canada; lower-risk legacy assets in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia; several international developments across the portfolio; and an inventory of global conventional and unconventional exploration prospects.

In Canada, we can trace our history back over 110 years. Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, our world-class portfolio includes the Surmont oil sands project in the Athabasca region of northeastern Alberta and exciting opportunities in the liquids-rich Montney play in northeast British Columbia. Our production averaged 70,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day in 2018 and proved reserves were 200 million barrels of oil equivalent.

Our story demonstrates our commitment to the community, our innovative approach to technology and our adaptability during the changes faced by our industry. We believe that diverse opinions, ideas and perspectives are what fuels innovation, and we reinforce this belief throughout our company. Our workforce represents the international communities in which we live and work, bringing together talented people from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. Consistent with our focus on excellence, ConocoPhillips continues to discover and develop best practices in diversity and inclusion – for the good of our enterprise, our employees, our vendors and our communities.


ConocoPhillips Canada is recruiting a Process Safety Engineer to support the implementation and supervision of programs required to meet regulatory Process Safety requirements. This role interfaces with Operations, Maintenance, Engineering, Project Teams, Asset Integrity, Well Integrity, Drilling & Completions, and other stakeholders to ensure that process safety objectives are established, measure, reported, and investigated. This dynamic role provides an opportunity for travel to our field locations, and the challenge of supporting multiple work fronts and several initiatives.

This role is based out of the Calgary office on a 5/2 schedule.


  • Facilitate scenario based hazard assessment such as HAZOP and ‘What If’.

  • Perform and review supporting risk assessment calculations/activities including LOPA, SIL, Fire Protection, and Blast Protection studies.

  • Have experience in the design of process facilities and common hazard arising from the integration of disciplines which require consideration in facility hazard analysis.

  • Support and comply with the policies, goals, efforts, and programs of CPC's Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) Management System. Ensure HSE issues are given primary consideration in all activities undertaken within area of responsibility. Unsafe acts and/or conditions, no matter in what area of responsibility, are to be investigated / reported so corrective actions can be taken.

  • Facilitate/Lead Management of Change Risk reviews for proposed plant modifications.

  • Work closely with the Asset based Process Safety Assurance Leads to ensure effective programs are in place and continuous feedback is received with respect to procedures, policies, and incidents or initiatives.

  • Responsible for ensuring the Hazops for the facilities are kept updated.

  • Influence and educate other departments and Leaders on process safety to ensure program requirements are met.

  • Responsible for the implementation and compliance of the process safety programs as well as the associated policies, procedures, guidelines and forms.

  • Ensure any Intelex reported items are reviewed for potential process safety weak signals and also to ensure BU compliance with respect to Corporate Process Safety metrics reporting for incidents that exceed allowable thresholds.

  • Responsible for monitoring and reporting monthly process safety KPIs including Management and updating of the Process Safety Barrier Health Dashboard.

  • Maintain Oil Sands & Montney operational risk register(s)

  • Lead process safety projects/tasks as identified by Process Safety Supervisor

  • Ensuring the Risk assessment and PSSR elements of the MOC procedure are effectively implemented.

  • Collaborate towards monitoring and reporting the maintenance and compliance to identified Safe Operating Limits.

  • Ensure the consistent application of risk assessment and risk ranking across the BU.

  • Influence the training and competency of staff to ensure they have appropriate process safety knowledge needed to complete their required job duties.

  • Key contributor to investigations and responsible for tracking / ensuring implementation of mitigation as it is identified.

  • Participate in Knowledge Sharing throughout the Business Unit and within the Company through active participation in the Corporate Networks of Excellence.


Required Qualifications

  • Degree in Engineering, Registered or Eligible for registration with APEGA and EGBC.

  • Minimum 3 years of experience with process safety including experience facilitating HAZOP studies

  • Personal commitment to safety

  • Strong communication, interpersonal, teamwork and problem-solving skills

  • Ability and willingness to travel to Fort McMurray and Fort St. John for field site visits

  • Legally authorized to work in Canada on a regular full-time basis without restrictions

Preferred Qualifications

  • Degree in Chemical or Process Engineering along with associated working experience.

  • Ability to work independently and on a multi-disciplinary team

  • Experience developing SOLs

  • Experience with SIL verification and validation

  • Experience with PHAPro software

  • Understanding of Management of Change processes

In order to be considered for this position you must complete the entire application process, which includes answering all prescreening questions and providing your eSignature on or before the requisition closing date of March 9, 2021.

Current employees: Please ensure you have discussed your intent to apply with your current supervisor prior to applying for any internal position.

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ConocoPhillips is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Function: Engineering

Job Level: Individual Contributor/Staff Level


Title: Process Safety Engineer