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Date: Sep 28, 2017

Location: Salt Lake City, UT, US, 84108

Company: Williams

Process Safety Specialist (PHA)
ReqID: 88881
Number of Openings: 1.0
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah 84108
Operating Area/Functional Area: Safety & Ops Discipline


Bring your energy to ours. Help us become the premier provider of large-scale natural gas infrastructure in the United States. We take the welfare of our people seriously and are fully committed to the health and safety of our workforce. This commitment extends to every office and asset where we operate.  We need your expertise to serve as a change leader, educator, advocate, consultant and mentor as part of our organizational safety culture.
Hear from our employees on why they chose a career at Williams:


Summary and Purpose Statement

Our organization is seeking a highly qualified Process Safety Specialist to be a member of our Salt Lake City, Utah team. Reporting to the Manager of Process Safety, the primary responsibility of the Specialist is to oversee and coordinate the Process Safety Management (PSM) and Risk Management Plan (RMP) programs, to ensure compliance with OSHA, EPA, and RMP regulations. In addition, this Specialist will be facilitating Process Hazard Analysis at Williams’ facilities, as well as, providing technical guidance and expertise on the program.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Facilitating and overseeing Process Hazard Analyses for identification and mitigation of physical risks associated with Williams facilities.  The primary tool will be Hazard and Operability Studies (HAZOP)
  • Reviewing and improving Williams’s process safety programs, including benchmarking against the industry.
  • Monitoring compliance and consistency with regulatory requirements across Operating Areas per OSHA PSM.
  • Providing guidance on interpreting process safety regulations and impacts.
  • Playing a key role in the enhancement of the Williams Integrity Management System relating to PSM/RMP elements.
  • Providing quality assurance function on the appropriateness of recommendations developed by PHA Teams, resultant Action Items, and adequate resolution of Action Items.
  • Contributing to development and implementation of improvements to PSM risk management tools including HAZOP, Occupied Building Risk Assessment, Layer of Protection Analysis, Process Safety Metrics, etc.
  • Providing guidance to Operating Areas on development of Process Safety Information; piping & instrumentation diagrams, equipment files, cause & effect diagrams, process flow diagrams, relief system design & design basis, plot plans, etc.


Functional/Technical Competencies

  • Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office Suite of products (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint).
  • Possess the ability to manage multiple complex projects with a high level of customer satisfaction.
  • Possess the ability to effectively lead and participate on teams.
  • Have the motivation and ability to improve existing processes.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work in team environments.
  • Adaptability to changes in priorities and work direction.


Leadership Competencies:

  • Integrity, Values, and Trust – Instills confidence of one’s intentions and positively represents the organization by being responsible and trustworthy.
  • Drives for Results – Is motivated and determined to achieve objectives while working in compliance.
  • Customer/Stakeholder Focus – Makes customer and stakeholder needs a primary focus of one’s actions; develops and sustains effective relationships with customers and stakeholders.
  • Communication – Exchanges thoughts and information clearly and concisely to ensure understanding of intended messages.
  • Self-Knowledge – Personally explores and seeks feedback from others to understand talents, motivations, values, and developmental needs; utilizes understanding to improve performance and build relationships.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Possess a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Sciences, Engineering, Safety Management or related technical field
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in Process Safety Management required
  • Have 8-12 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, but still acquiring higher level knowledge and capabilities.
  • Working knowledge and understanding of OSHA Process Safety Management required.
  • Demonstrated competency in reading and understanding P&IDs required.
  • Significant experience as a facilitator of PHA/HAZOP Teams required
  • PHA (HAZOP) facilitator certification from an industry recognized organization preferred


Preferred Qualifications

  • LOPA facilitator certification from an industry recognized organization


***This position will be filled at a level of skills commensurate with knowledge, skills, and abilities of successful candidate. This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required to the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice***



Regular/Temporary Assignment: R
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
FLSA Status: E
Shift: N-Not Applicable
Percent of Travel: Up to 50%
Relocation Offered: Yes
Williams is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected under applicable discrimination law.

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