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Phillips 66 Senior Process Safety Consultant - Los Angeles Refinery in Los Angeles, California

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Phillips 66 has more than 140 years of experience in providing the energy that enables people to dream bigger and go farther, faster. We are committed to improving lives, and that is our promise to our employees and our communities. We are sustained by the backgrounds and experiences of our diverse teams, which reflect who we are, the environment we create and how we work together. Our company is built on values of safety, honor and commitment. We call our cultural mindset Our Energy in Action, which we define through four simple, intuitive behaviors: We work for the greater good, create an environment of trust, seek different perspectives and achieve excellence. Phillips 66 was recognized by Forbes as one of “America’s Best Employers” in 2019.


Under the general direction of the Senior Process Safety Consultant , plans and directs the refinery’s effort to address risk assessment / management including Process Safety Management and Risk Management Plan regulatory requirements.

Responsibilities May Include

  • Coordinates programs to address risk management prevention and Process Safety Management (PSM) related regulatory requirements as dictated by statutory codes and guidelines.

  • Coordinates project and unit Hazard and Operability (HAZOP) studies required by regulations and/or company policies. Schedule and facilitate closeout meetings.

  • Facilitates, as needed, the following PSM activities – project/MOC required hazard review, HCA review, and human factors review.

  • Maintains all risk assessment related files and technical data.

  • Inputs the refinery’s corrective actions in the tracking system (IMPACT) and publishes routine status reports.

  • Provide guidance and support to the refinery’s Management of Change (MOC) Program, including determining management of change requirements and tracking open MOC items until resolved.

  • Maintains effective liaison among company PSM personnel, WSPA peers, local CUPAs, and Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) meeting attendees.

  • Coordinates corporate 3-year PSM/HSE compliance audits of the refinery; participates in audits of other company sites when requested and available to do so.

  • Participates in industry peer group (WSPA) initiatives as directed.

  • Develops and submits the Risk Management Plans (RMPs) for two plant sites. Prepares plan updates per EPA and California OES (California Accidental Release Prevention Program (CalARP)) regulations.

  • Coordinates the conduct of off-site consequence analyses as needed.

  • Coordinates seismic review of equipment and facilities.

  • Provides input to budgetary considerations and reviews.

  • Reviews SDSs of all new chemicals to be used onsite for the presence of for RMP chemicals/issues and approve them.

  • Coordinates managing of the Fire Department the annual chemical inventories / hazardous materials business plans for LARW, MT, LARC. Maintains the CUPA (Certified Unified Program Agency) permits for LARW, MT, LARC, and pay the associated fees to the Fire Department.

  • Maintains the Policies & Procedures for the Refinery, ensure timely review by P&P owners, review / edit revisions, and communicate them to personnel via H&S webpage and distribution of informative slides.

  • Prepares the Annual (and 6-month update) Letter of Compliance Certification for the refinery Manager’s submission to Corporate.

  • Coordinates Facility Siting work issues, and acts as a liaison with corporate regarding siting issues.

  • Provide PSM training on general PSM overview and on specific PSM element(s) to refinery personnel as directed.

  • Actively promotes safety and environmental awareness. Sets and follows highest standards for professionalism in all facets of project activities. Participates in HAZOP or other process safety reviews. Follows permitting guidelines and assures that projects meet regulatory requirements.

Position Requirements


  • Legally authorized to work in the posting country

  • Bachelors’ degree in Engineering, Chemistry, or related field

  • 5 or more years of hands-on experience

  • Willing and able to maintain a valid state driver's license

  • Working Knowledge in refinery processes/or process engineering

  • Ability to recognize industry design standards and practices

  • Good written and verbal communication skills

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)

  • Willing and able to obtain a Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC). Information can be found at


  • Advanced knowledge of federal/state/local Process Safety Management (PSM) regulatory requirements, business management systems, continuous improvement methodologies and audit program management

  • Demonstrated leadership and influence skills with the courage to challenge others’ perspectives

  • Self-motivated, organized, and able to drive implementation of plan and system changes

  • Knowledge and experience in all aspects of refinery work processes with the capacity to achieve results through working with diverse technical and professional teams

  • Ability to prioritize workloads, balance short- and long-term goals, and adhere to strict deadlines

  • Exudes a vision and passion for creating, developing and driving continuous improvement through process management

  • Accepts ownership of work to be accomplished and is accountable and delivers on commitments

The Los Angeles Refinery consists of two linked facilities located five miles apart in Carson and Wilmington, California. The Carson facility processes crude oil, and the Wilmington facility upgrades the intermediate products to finished products. The facilities include crude distillation, naphtha reforming, fluid catalytic cracking, alkylation, hydrocracking and delayed coking units. The refinery processes mainly heavy, high-sulfur crude oil. It receives domestic crude oil by pipeline from California, Canadian crude via rail, and both foreign and domestic crude oil by tanker through a third-party terminal in the Port of Long Beach. The refinery produces a high percentage of transportation fuels. The refinery produces CARB-grade gasoline. Other products include petroleum coke. Refined products are distributed to California, Nevada and Arizona by pipeline and truck.

To be Considered for this Position:

In order to be considered for this position you must complete the entire application process, which includes answering all prescreening questions and providing your eSignature on or before the requisition closing date of March 2, 2021 .

Candidates for regular U.S. positions must be a U.S. citizen or national, or an alien admitted as permanent resident, refugee, asylee or temporary resident under 8 U.S.C. 1160(a) or 1255(a)(1). Individuals with temporary visas such as E, F-1, H-1, H-2, L, B, J, or TN or who need sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.

This Employer is subject to the Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance (FCIHO) (LAMC 189.00). This Employer will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Ordinance.

Phillips 66 is an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Requisition ID: 53701

Location: California - Los Angeles

Job Field: Engineering

Division : Los Angeles Refinery

Technical Req : No