Process Safety Engineer

Covestro Desotech B.V.
  • Hoek van Holland
  • Detachering
  • HBO
  • 40 uur
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Act as expert on site and liaison between site and NL certified PPS practitioner to ensure and enable that the process safety requirements on both projects or plants follows and met according to company standard, this includes: 

  • Coordinate safety reviews (incl. management of change and pre start-up safety review where deemed necessary).
  • Ensure that follow-up actions from safety reviews are well implemented and documented.
  • Maintain and ensure that process safety documentation are verified and up to date.
  • Provide guidance & expertise for site personnel on PPS relevant topics and/or issues and together with certified PPS practitioner ensure that PPS implementation on site follows global and local standards, process, codes, laws, regulations and rules. .
  • Participate and lead PPS related incident investigation.

Support & contribute process safety management via:

  • Solve common problems, develop and promote good practices in aspects of process and explosion safety technology/management by providing expert advice with necessary global or external support.
  • Provide regular PPS toolboxes and TOPPS category C training to ensure unit technicians, operators and engineers fully understand Covestro safety concepts.

​Act as process safety expert in HSEQ community representing the site:

  • Share lessons learned from PPS related incidents.
  • Support production units in tracking & improve safety performance.
  • Follow up PPS related KPI on site.


  • Bachelor / master's degree on appropriate technical discipline (Chemical / Process Engineering, Chemistry, Physics or equivalent).
  • 3+ years working experience as process engineer or equivalent in the (petro)chemical industry or engineering company. 
  • Preferably 2+ years in process safety or HSE specialist role, and has specific knowledge in fields such as process and chemical hazard prevention, fire and explosion prevention, functional safety, pressure relief design, modeling and calculations of hazards and consequences.
  • Experience in documenting process hazard analysis using detailed, systematic approaches is preferred.
  • Fluent in English and Dutch language, or willingness to learn Dutch language is necessary.
  • Demonstrate ability of good communication & can effectively work within a team with diverse technical experts.


Recommendations / decisions from process safety reviews and process hazard analyses will impact the efficiency, schedule and capital cost of projects and existing plants, sense of balance between cost and safety measurement is highly appreciated.

A process safety engineer is always seen as an expert. The specific role must be able to balance on what he/she knows and what he/she needs to get assistance from external expert and or management.

The following ability are desired although can be developed or further trained.

  • Ability to understand complex chemical processes and to systematically identify and evaluate risks.
  • Ability to solve technical problems in reasonable cost. 
  • Coordination and meeting facilitation skills /experience.
  • Ability to lead a group even if the other are more senior (a process safety engineer is rarely the manager, he must convince the other involved persons)
  • Ability to establish good working relationship to others, as involvement and engagement from other roles and people are crucial.

Work relations

Internal contact

  • Plant management, engineers and operators (HSE, production, maintenance and engineering functions) of both manufacturing and R&D plants.
  • Project management and engineers for capital projects and their co-workers
  • All technical /HSEQ support function for operation
  • Global process safety experts / certified PPS and technical center experts in Covestro

External contact (on case-to-case basis)

  • Authority inspection and external consultant experts


Inclusiviteit en diversiteit

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