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Date: Oct 20, 2017

Location: Tulsa, OK, US, 74172

Company: Williams

Process Safety Specialist III
ReqID: 83201
Number of Openings: 1.0
Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma 74172
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:

Our organization is seeking a highly skilled Process Safety Specialist to join our workforce. The primary responsibility of the PSCoE is to oversee and coordinate the PSM (Process Safety Management) and RMP (Risk Management Plan) Program company activities to ensure compliance with OSHA's PSM standard and EPA's RMP regulations. The primary responsibility of this role will be providing technical guidance and expertise on Williams’ Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA) program and facilitate LOPAs and PHAs at company facilities.



  • 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)
  • Facilitating and overseeing Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA) for identification and mitigation of physical risks associated with Williams facilities. 
  • Reviewing and improving Williams 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.
  • Interfacing with industry representatives relating to PSM/RMP trends, issues, and regulation changes.


Functional/Technical Competencies:

  • Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office Suite of products (Word, Excel, Outlook, 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.



A Successful Candidate Will:

  • Possess a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Sciences, Engineering, 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.
  • Significant experience as a member of PHA/HAZOP Teams required
  • Demonstrated competency in reading and understanding P&IDs required.


A Successful Candidate May:

  • Have offshore process safety experience related to BSEE and SEMS plans

Regular/Temporary Assignment: R
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
FLSA Status: E
Shift: N-Not Applicable
Percent of Travel: Up to 25%
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.

Nearest Major Market: Tulsa
Nearest Secondary Market: Oklahoma

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