Controls Safety Engineer in Woods Cross, UT at ConsultNet

Date Posted: 8/21/2019

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Job Title: SIS Controls Engineer / Safety Engineer
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Duration: Direct, long-term
Pay range:  $90 – 120KYR DOE (Relocation package available)
Job Summary: 
Conducts SIS engineering duties for a Controls Engineering discipline and functions as a technical specialist, formulating and developing advanced engineering concepts, to support the requirements of the plants Instrumented safety systems, and PLCs. 
Job Responsibilities:
Technical resource for the control systems and process automation field specifically related to SIS (Safety Instrumented Systems) Functional Safety (ANSI/ISA-84 and IEC 61511)
Set and maintain plant policy on safety instrumented system design standards (aligned with corporate standards) and documentation standards, including burner management systems (Client) and unit safety systems.
Review existing and new SIS to ensure compliance with company and industry standards.
Responsibility for the development and coordination of instrument and shutdown system reliability improvement efforts (Lifecycle Management), processes and systems, such as: Defect elimination, Event Code Metrics, Predictive/Preventive Maintenance Plans, Criticality Analysis, SIS and associated metrics.
Develop and maintain criticality ranking for new/upgraded SIS deployment for the site. 
Provide review assistance of SIS Functional Safety scope of work documents – Description of Operation, Cause and Effect Diagram, and Testing procedures.
Participation and facilitation of Functional Safety Assessment, SIL Assignment Review Meeting
Participate in Process Hazard Analysis (PHA), and participate in incident investigations.
Provide training on PHA and Incident Investigation facilitation and general training on Management of Change (MOC), incident investigations, PHA's and Pre-start up Safety Reviews (PSSR)
Required to write or modify qualification/testing documents for SIS systems and oversee testing during outages to verify correct functionality.
Develops project scopes, budgets and AFE's for approval and ensures projects meet budget as well as refinery and OSHA standards.
May be required to do some or all of the following:
Design plant equipment and devise processes for manufacturing chemicals and products
Conduct research to develop new and improved product manufacturing processes
Determine most effective arrangement of operations
Recommend and implement improvements and/or modification in sequence of operations, equipment utilization, and related matters
Review proposals of outside vendors regarding the purchase of new or modernization of existing processing equipment
Assist with clean fuel projects
Improve profitability of the refinery
Design and build plant additions and modifications
Job Requirements:
A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in an Engineering discipline.
5+ years of progressive work experience in controls system (PLC, DCS, Industrial Networks) required.  
A strong understanding of basic refinery processes and the elements of process safety is required. 
Emphasis on controls engineering is required.
Preferred Experience:
5+ years of experience working SIS/controls projects in the oil & gas, refinery or petrochemical industries.
Broad knowledge of the SIS Functional Safety field including ANSI/ISA-84 and IEC 61508 / 61511; as well as the application, specification and installation of Safety Instrumented Systems.

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