Under general supervision, perform difficult process engineering work in various areas, such as offshore or onshore oil, gas, or chemical process facilities and their related pipeline systems; act as lead engineer over other professional staff; and perform other related work.
As a team leader or team member, perform complex engineering audit(s) and develop inspection guidelines/standards for various onshore or offshore oil, gas, or chemical processes under the jurisdiction of the Commission; utilize process safety management tools to review onshore or offshore oil, gas, or chemical processes; analyze and approve Process and Instrumentation Diagrams, Process Flow Diagrams, and pipeline design and maintenance programs for oil, gas, or chemical processes; direct and develop ongoing health, safety, and environmental programs to comply with local, State, and Federal regulations; effectively communicate complicated technical issues and prepare technical reviews; construct SAFE (Safety Analyses Function Evaluation) Charts per API 14C (A Recommended Practice for Analysis, Design, Installation, and Testing of Basic Surface Safety Systems for Offshore Production Platforms); apply API 14F, 14J, 75, 520, 521, and 750 as well as all aspects of process safety management as identified in OSHA regulation (1910.119) and proposed Minerals Management Services' Safety and Environmental Management Program requirements; perform hazard analysis in identifying, evaluating, quantifying, and controlling potential hazards; verify that oil and gas facilities and pipelines are in compliance with all applicable codes and regulations by conducting engineering audits; review and correct operation manuals, training procedures, emergency response plans, management of change programs, maintenance and inspection programs, and testing of equipment and safety device procedures; consult with various governmental, academic, and oil and chemical industry personnel in regard to regulations, recent technology, recommended practices, etc.; perform reviews and analyses for the purpose of CEQA (California Environmental Quality Act) compliance; and act as lead engineer over other professional staff.
Experience: Two years of experience performing the journey level engineering duties of a class comparable in level of responsibility to an Associate Process Safety Engineer, in the California state service, involving process design, maintenance and inspection, or safety evaluation of petroleum or chemical facilities.
Experience: Five years of increasingly responsible experience in an engineering discipline involving process design, maintenance and inspection, or safety evaluation of petroleum or chemical facilities, two years of which shall have been at a level of responsibility comparable to an Associate Process Safety Engineer. (A graduate degree in a related engineering discipline may be substituted for one year of the general experience; or a certificate in facility engineering may be substituted for one year of the general experience; or California registration in a related engineering discipline, such as chemical, petroleum, or mechanical engineering, may be substituted for one year of the general experience.) and
Education: Equivalent to graduation from college with major work in a related engineering discipline, such as chemical, petroleum, or mechanical engineering. (Additional qualifying experience in a related engineering discipline may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.)
Knowledge of: Principles of Hazop analysis and API 14C; team building and leadership techniques; principles and practices of chemical, mechanical, and petroleum engineering; engineering economics; Human and Organizational Factors engineering; heat- transfer fluid systems, electrical hazards, explosion protection, gas detection systems, flame arrestors, pressure relief systems, effluent disposal systems, and fire protection processes; process safety management analysis; engineering codes and regulations; project management techniques; State and Federal safety orders as they apply to oil, gas, or chemical process safety engineering.
Ability to: Prepare and interpret chemical and petroleum engineering reports, plans, specifications, and correspondence; act as a team leader or lead person to journey level engineers; analyze various engineering data and develop appropriate conclusions and recommendations; inspect and judge the adequacy of various engineering processes; effectively communicate and establish and maintain cooperative relations with those contacted on the job; use applicable engineering applications software; review oil, gas, or chemical safety systems, including alarms, shutdown, and startup protocols; manage complex engineering projects; make engineering recommendations which strike a balance between technical, economic, operational, and environmental factors.
Certification in facility engineering; and California registration in a related engineering discipline, such as chemical, petroleum, or mechanical engineering.