Tesoro Senior Process Safety Engineer (PHA/LOPA) in San Antonio, Texas

Requisition ID: 40081


Provides process safety engineering expertise and support to Operations’ business units to improve process safety performance. Develops and maintains technical standards and effective solutions to mitigate risk. Conducts process safety engineering studies.

  1. Works with corporate safety and refining technical groups to develop goals, standards, policies, work practices and expectations regarding corporate process safety management (PSM) program. Develops and implements risk assessment methodologies and risk quantification tools such as, but not limited to, LOPA (Layer of Protection Analysis) to meet regulatory standards.

  2. Provides engineering support and technical guidance/assistance to refineries in areas such as, but not limited to, facility siting modeling, portable building placement, PHA (process hazard analysis), MOC (management of change).

  3. Plans, organizes, facilitates and leads risk assessment workshops utilizing analytical tools such as FMEA (Failure Mode Effects Analysis), RCFA (Root Cause Failure Analysis), HAZIDs/HAZOPs, Quantitative Risk Assessments (QRAs).

  4. Mentors site personnel transferring technical knowledge through project reviews, papers and technical presentations. Develops and delivers training on process safety management and related topics. Advises on interpretation and application of internal and external standards.

  5. Stewards risk reduction efforts. Drives improvement and consistency in application of PSM standards throughout all sites. Conducts compliance audits with focus on facilitating sites’ development and completion of risk assessments in compliance with corporate and regulatory standards. Makes recommendations to improve/enhance plants’ operational excellence.

  6. Analyzes process safety data/incident trends integrating analytical approaches with refining subject matter experts. Develops reports and communicates results.

  7. Establishes and maintains process safety management system to support and ensure standards are consistently followed at facility level.



• Minimum undergraduate engineering degree required.


• Minimum 10 years engineering experience in process safety management, risk management, process hazard analysis (PHA)/layers of protection analysis (LOPA) in refining or petrochemical industries required.

Tesoro Corporation, a Fortune 100 company, is a leading independent refiner and marketer of petroleum products with a strategically focused presence in the western United States. Tesoro, through our subsidiaries, owns and operates six refineries with a combined capacity of over 875,000 barrels per day. Our retail-marketing system includes over 2,300 retail stations under the ARCO®, Shell®, Exxon®, Mobil®, USA Gasoline™ and Tesoro® brands. Our full-service logistics business, a limited partnership formed by Tesoro Corporation as Tesoro Logistics LP (TLLP), owns and operates 3,500 miles of crude oil, refined products and natural gas pipelines; 28 crude oil and refined products truck and marine terminals; 15 million barrels of storage capacity; and four natural gas processing complexes. Headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, our operations span 18 states.

Our strength lies in our investment in employees and in their future. We measure success not only by the products we bring to our customers, or the financial results we deliver to our shareholders, but also by remaining true to our core values of safety and environmental stewardship, respect and integrity.

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Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

EOE: Race / Sex / Veteran / Disability

Posting Notes: || San Antonio || Texas || United States (US) || SF:LI-MB-1 || |Environmental, Health, Safety & Security || 78259 ||