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Staff Process Safety Engineer

Redwood Materials

Redwood Materials

McCarran, NV, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 16, 2024

About Redwood Materials

Redwood Materials was founded in 2017 to create a circular supply chain for electric vehicles and clean energy products, making them more sustainable and driving down the cost for batteries. We’re doing this by developing and deploying new technologies to increase the scope and scale of recycled and sustainable materials in the global battery supply chain.

Staff Process Safety Engineer

Redwood Materials is seeking a Staff Process Safety Engineer to join our Environmental, Health, & Safety (EHS) team. The Staff Process Safety Engineer will work directly with the Process and Chemical Engineering, Controls Engineering, and Operations teams while reporting to the Senior Manager of Risk Management & Regulatory Affairs. The role also works closely with members of the project management, infrastructure engineering and research and development teams. The Staff Process Safety Engineer will be responsible for identifying process hazards, evaluating the risk of those hazards, and assisting in the development of effective solutions to mitigate risk.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Leads factory engineering technical deep dives & options analysis & risk assessments for green field and brown field engineering projects.
  • Gathers and develops a deep understanding of stakeholder requirements needed to identify potential hazards and operability issues in early factory development and process design.
  • Defines & effectively communicates factory design safety & hazard prioritization for internal and external factory engineering team
  • Drives scoping & implementation of engineering safety/ hazard mitigation design strategies
  • Owns execution of high-quality risk assessments & risk management deliverables
  • Facilitate risk assessments and work with external consultants/ partners as needed to conduct risks assessments such as HAZOP, What-IF, PHA, and other risk assessment methods
  • Lead efforts for modeling scenarios and working with external consultants/ partners as needed to conduct modeling such as CFD, FDS, PHAST, Canary, iPRISM, ALOHA, and other risk modeling tools
  • Leads follow-through reviews/ coordination to ensure identified risks & mitigation efforts have been included in engineering design
  • Supports technical studies such as feasibility and value engineering exercises related to safety & risk management
  • Assist in Hazardous Chemical management program as required
  • Provide oversight and conduct audits for Pre-Startup Safety Reviews (PSSR)
  • Provide mentoring and training for site personnel on Process Safety
  • Participate in teams responsible to implement new products and processes
  • Maintains knowledge of Redwood’s company values and strategic plan.
  • Support published corporate policies.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Minimum of B.S. in Process/Chemical Engineering or equivalent with 5-7+ years of experience in industry
  • Experience working with multi-disciplinary teams within Architectural/Engineering/ Process Engineering functions to identify and implement PSM engineering requirements
  • Full understanding of core engineering disciplines and ability to demonstrate skills to manage and facilitate engineering resources
  • Experience designing manufacturing facilities, Chemical Process, Battery, Oil & Gas, or Semiconductor
  • Excellent communication and documentation skills with the ability to understand complex problems and distill the message into a clear plan
  • PHA/HAZOP/LOPA/What-If facilitation or technical evaluation experience highly desired
  • Functional safety understanding at a minimum and its role in LOPA (IEC 61508, IEC 61511, IEC 62061)
  • Dispersion analysis, flammability analysis, consequence modeling, combustible dust hazards, reactive hazard analyses
  • Be able to demonstrate the following:
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
    • Ability to collaborate effectively with internal and external customers
    • Innovative and analytical thinking
    • Intellectual rigor, strong drive, and desire to lead change
    • Strong initiative, drive and self-motivation skills
  • A passion for sustainability and making the world a better place!

The position is full-time. Compensation will be commensurate with experience.

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