Risk Engineer
Occidental Petroleum - Houston, TX

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Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: OXY) is an international oil and gas exploration and production company, and its OxyChem subsidiary is a major North American chemical manufacturer. We are one of the largest U.S. oil and gas companies, based on equity market capitalization, with more than 40,000 employees and contractors worldwide.

Our greatest asset has been and will continue to be our people. We are looking for an experienced and motivated individual to fill the position of Risk Engineer within our Permian group based in Houston, Texas.

Essential Job Duties:
Serving as the Asset’s subject-matter-expert (SME) with regards to the requirements and programs to manage the Asset’s HES risks

Lead/participate in process hazard reviews such as HAZOPs, What-Ifs and advise Asset functional departments in resulting actions and measures completion

Assist Asset functional departments in process design reviews and identification of issues at conceptual stage and serve as the HES Risk lead for the projects

Conduct dispersion modeling using in-house tools & facilitate facility siting and detailed quantitative risk assessment studies via third party contractors

Provide consulting services to the Asset functional departments on process safety regulatory compliance, understanding of Oxy Oil & Gas risk program requirements

Assist in the implementation of the newly revised Regulatory Risk Management Program and the Specialized Field Risk Management program for the Oxy Permian surface operations (i.e. MOC/PSSR Program development, compilation of facility technical information etc.)

Asset-level review and verification of hazard identification studies and HES risk assessments

Supporting the development and implementation of HES risk management programs to be effective and in accordance with Company requirements

Supporting the development and implementation of tools to analyze HES risks and exposures

Conducting QC self-audits of Asset’s HES Risk Management Programs to provide an evaluation of Asset’s efforts to comply with Company policies, standards, and procedures

Conducting HES Risk Management training for Asset personnel

Participating/supporting Asset process safety/risk related incident investigations

Supporting the development and implementation of optimal HES risk mitigation strategies and methodologies.

Assist in the Asset’s HES risk reporting to Occidental Oil & Gas Corporate


BS degree or equivalent qualification in Engineering

5+ years working experience in HES risk management and loss prevention, preferably in oil and gas operations

Strong working knowledge of and experience in OSHA Process Safety Management; EPA Risk Management Plan; Process Hazard Analyses; Mechanical Integrity and Quality Assurance; Management of Change; Process Safety Information; Emergency Response Planning; Fire Protection; Pre-Startup Safety Reviews; Operating and Maintenance Procedures; Facility Siting of Portable and Permanent Buildings

Working knowledge of National Consensus Standards (e.g., NFPA, API, ANSI, ASTM, ASME, ISA, etc.)

Strong computer skills, including Word, Excel, Power Point

Strong verbal and written communications skills

Excellent organization and time management skills to be able to handle multiple tasks and achieve challenging deadlines

Team player and ability to interact effectively with all levels of management and field operations

Availability to travel for projects primarily in West Texas and New Mexico, 25–50% of travel time likely

Oxy is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

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Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: OXY) is an international oil and gas exploration and production company — one of the largest...