exida - Functional Safety Services, IACS Cybersecurity, Alarm Management, IEC 61508 Certification


Alarm Management/Functional Safety Engineer

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2023

Houston, TX (Hybrid)

What We’re Good At

Leading global companies rely on exida for functional safety, alarm management and cybersecurity expertise. Founded in 2000, exida has proudly become a trusted partner, known for its cutting-edge technology, extensive cross-industry expertise and functional safety knowledge. Headquartered in Sellersville, Pennsylvania, exida has local roots with a global reach, operating across sixteen countries in the Americas, EMEA and APAC regions.

We’re looking to grow our team and have an open position for an engineer with process industry experience and Alarm Management with a minimum of 5+ years of experience in plant operations or system design.

In this role, you will be responsible for delivering project consulting services to end users and engineering companies for alarm management applications and the entire Alarm Management Lifecycle. Services will be provided according to exida practices as well as IEC 61511, IEC 62682, ISA-18.2 and EEMUA 191.

This is an exciting opportunity to join an innovative company culture with a team of world-class engineers. When you join us, you can expect:

  • Competitive compensation based on experience and expertise
  • Profit-sharing bonus and incentive pay based on achieved targets
  • A friendly team environment
  • Generous paid time off and excellent work-life balance
  • Health, vision and dental insurance plans and 401(k)
  • Exposure to state-of-the-art technology
  • A growth trajectory and leadership opportunities

What You’re Good At:

You are detail-oriented, consultative and have a genuine passion for alarm management. You work independently and cooperatively as a member of a team. Reporting to the Engineering Manager, you will:

  • Engage with clients to evaluate and assess their Alarm Management procedures and practices and provide informed feedback where opportunity for improvement exists
  • Conduct benchmark studies to document Alarm System performance
  • Develop and maintain master Alarm Databases
  • Contribute to Alarm Philosophy and Advanced Alarm Design development
  • Create Alarm System Performance Monitoring and Assessment procedure, implementing Alarm Rationalization results and developing Alarm Response
  • Procedure standards
  • Conduct and guide Alarm Management and Alarm Rationalization workshops,projects, seminars and webinars
  • Keep current with the latest trends in alarm system procedure and regulatory standards
  • Manage projects to exceed customers’ expectations while maintaining budgets and schedules
  • Create proposals, budgets and timesheet records as required
  • Develop thought leadership, including whitepapers, blogs, webinars and new
  • training materials
  • Undergo continued education to improve skill set as necessary

Skills and Requirements

  • B.S. in Chemical, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering, or a related field
  • Minimum of 5+ years of experience in plant operations or system design
  • Solid experience in, and understanding of, alarm types and alarm generation
  • in distributed control systems
  • Professional verbal and written communication expertise
  • Ability to travel domestically or internationally, as needed

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience with alarm databases in industrial control systems
  • CFSE or CFSP certification
  • Knowledge of exSILentia software
  • Knowledge of functional safety, alarm and cybersecurity standards

Join us

If you like seeking out complex challenges to solve and using the latest technology to push the boundaries of engineering, come be part of exida’s mission!

We encourage all interested candidates to apply via LinkedIn. If your background is a strong fit, a member of our recruiting team will be in touch.

exida is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, family responsibilities, pregnancy, genetic information, protected veteran, or military status, and regardless of whether the qualified applicants are individuals with disabilities.

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