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Process Safety Engineer, Pressure Protection Systems

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Date: Apr 12, 2018

LOCATION: Commerce City, Colorado (US-CO)

Job Overview

Are you passionate about safety, problem solving, building positive relationships, working within a strong team environment and highly motivated, then we have the role for you. Reporting to the manager, process safety and operational excellence, you will be responsible for providing leadership in matters related to pressure relief and flare systems.

Key Accountabilities

  • Provide expertise for areas relating to relief valves, relieving systems and equipment for overpressure protection
  • Review all management of change (MOC) requests to determine impact on flare and other relieving systems as well as overpressure impacts to equipment
  • Input data into process safety pressure protection management (PSPPM) database to ensure changes are aligned with API 520/521 for both MOC’s and capital projects
  • Consult with engineering staff to determine correct sizing for RV’s, headers, etc.
  • Build strong positive relationships to collaborate with Suncor technical excellence networks or communities of practice
  • Develop additional pressure sensitivity valve (PSV) related expertise through mentoring other engineers
  • Participate in and offer advice during process hazard analysis (PHA) or layers of protection analysis (LOPA) discussions
  • Demonstrate a safety and continuous improvement mindset
  • Build strong positive relationships within the team, other peers and third party contractors

Required Qualifications

Experience and Education:

  • A minimum of five years of experience in process engineering with at least two years working in relief valve sizing and flare system analysis
  • Refinery experience is preferred
  • Bachelor degree in chemical engineering
  • High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (GED)

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Highly developed analytical skills, with technical working knowledge of API standards 520 and 521
  • Strong understanding of refinery processes to make sound recommendations for process safety corrective actions
  • Strong time management skills and can stay calm under pressure, manage priorities, and react promptly to meet deadlines with high-quality work
  • Effective organizational skills to prioritize and lead projects/initiatives within tight deadlines; you are highly motivated, resourceful and resilient
  • You collaborate with others in order to achieve the best results and deliver the most value
  • Self-motivated, works independently and committed to continuous improvement

Working Conditions

  • You thrive in a dynamic environment with multiple priorities, challenging demands, and strict deadlines

Why Suncor
Go ahead. Expect growth. We want you to have a job that will fit your life - as well as opportunities to learn and challenge yourself or mentor others. Plus, Suncor Energy offers a flexible employee package that can be adjusted to suit the changing needs of your life, including:

  • Competitive base salary and compensation programs
  • Attractive annual incentive program
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Flexible benefits package
  • Rewarding pension and savings plans

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Business Overview
Suncor Energy (U.S.A.) Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Suncor Energy Inc., an integrated energy company based in Calgary, Canada. We want you to have rewarding opportunities for you to apply your knowledge, contribute and grow in a variety of career-building positions. Our business portfolio spans the entire energy sector, from a leadership position in oil sands development, to refining and marketing operations, natural gas, and conventional oil production, internationally and offshore East Coast Canada.

And while we are working to responsibly develop petroleum resources and contribute to the communities where we live and work, we are also developing our renewable energy portfolio, which includes wind power and biofuels.

Suncor’s downstream business operates four refineries including the Commerce City refinery, the only petroleum refinery in the area and one of the largest in the Rocky Mountain region.

As part of Suncor's team, you'll contribute to the ongoing success of Colorado’s only refinery - one with a solid track record of growth, a focus on safety and sustainability and tremendous potential for the future. And you'll have the opportunity to learn from experts in the industry and build on your skills every day.

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