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


Process Industry Engineer, 5-20+ Years Experience

Posted: Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Houston, TX (Hybrid 1-2 days onsite)

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 with a Senior Process Safety Engineer who has five, ten, or twenty years or more of industry experience. In this role, you will provide support to our end user business for process safety-related applications to meet IEC 61511, IEC 61508, IEC 62443 and ISA-18.2 standards.

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 technically minded, detail-oriented and keep up to date on the latest in Process Industry requirements and trends. The Senior Process Safety Engineer is responsible for providing support for Functional Safety, Cybersecurity, Alarm Management and related services for exida. Reporting to the Engineering Director, you will:

  • Facilitate PHA/HAZOP/CHAZOP and LOPA workshops using exida software tools
  • Develop safety requirement specifications for customers as required, generating the appropriate reports
  • Complete SIS conceptual design activities and SIL verification projects using exida software tools
  • Lead the development of functional safety and alarm rationalization training, seminars and/or webinars when required (requires minimum FSP qualification)
  • Facilitate cybersecurity risk assessment workshops using exida software tools
  • Participate in alarm management, functional safety and cybersecurity lifecycle services and/or projects
  • Promote and/or demonstrate exSILentia tools for safety and cybersecurity
  • Compile proposals and budgets utilizing exida’s SharePoint workspace and Quotation Tracker, ensuring that the tool is maintained and updated
  • Present at technical conferences and symposiums
  • Contribute to white papers, blogs, webinars and new training material
  • Undertake training to improve skill set in functional safety, cybersecurity and alarm rationalization as required by business needs
  • Travel within the US, and internationally, sufficient to meet the business goals and targets of exida
  • Agree and establish Key End Results together with the Engineering Director
  • Work successfully as an individual and as a team leader, in a professional, proper manner, always representing the best interests of exida

Skills and Requirements

  • B.S. in Engineering, Chemical Engineering or related discipline
  • Five to twenty years or more of Process Industry experience
  • Experience with leading Process Hazard Analysis and/or Layer of Protection Analysis workshops
  • Professional level written and verbal communications capability
  • Effective team leadership
  • U.S. work authorization
  • Successful completion of background check

Desired Qualifications

  • Knowledge of Functional Safety concepts
  • Knowledge of IEC 61511, IEC 61508 or other Functional Safety standards
  • Understanding of Safety Instrumented Systems
  • Project management experience
  • CFSE or CFSP certification

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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