Process Safety Engineer - Chemical Hazards

Requisition Number:  13069
Company:  Westinghouse Electric Co

Burr Ridge, IL, US, 60527

Are you interested in being part of an innovative team that supports Westinghouse’s mission to provide clean energy solutions? At Westinghouse, we recognize that our employees are our most valuable asset and we seek to identify, attract and recruit the most qualified talent while recognizing and encouraging the value of diversity in the global workplace.


If this sounds like an environment you would thrive in, we have an exciting opportunity for Senior Process Safety Engineer.


Ideal candidate will be willing to relocate closer to our Burr Ridge, IL office, but this is not necessarily a requirement for a candidate with an appropriate pre-existing skill set. No relocation will be provided for this position. Additional training will be provided prior to performing on-site evaluations on their own.  Training will include time spent in our labs to understand how data is obtained regarding dust, flammability and thermal hazard reactions. After completing required training, remote work arrangement may be available for candidates with 3+ years of relevant experience.


We are able to entertain all candidates authorized to work without sponsorship now and in the future as we are unable to sponsor Visa's for this opportunity.  Candidates must be able to travel approximately up to 50% of the time with possibility of international travel e.g. Canada and Mexico.


Fauske & Associates, LLC (FAI) is a Westinghouse Electric Company affiliated company located in Burr Ridge, Illinois, approximately 20 miles southwest of downtown Chicago.  The company was founded in 1980 and has brought a high-tech capability to the understanding of issues related to both nuclear reactor safety and chemical reactor safety.  The principals and staff are recognized in the nuclear and chemical industries for phenomenological modeling and development of tools related to the prevention and accommodation of chemical and nuclear plant accidents.  The services provided to customers all around the world for the last 30 years are unique and specialized.  They reflect the skill and knowledge of a group of individuals dedicated to providing the best means of protecting mankind and the environment. We believe we can improve the safety of the work environment by applying a combination of engineering analysis and laboratory testing to properly characterize process hazards and develop practical and effective mitigation strategies.  This guiding principle has resulted in Fauske & Associates being recognized as a premier process safety company globally. 


Your Day-to-Day:

We’re seeking a skilled engineer to help us deliver our vision by applying hazard analysis methodologies to address combustible dust, flammable gas/vapor, or reactive chemistry hazards.  The ideal candidate is a self-motivated, creative thinker who shares our passion for making the world a safer place.  You will join our On-Site Safety Services team which perform dust hazard analysis (DHA) or process hazard analysis (PHA) on industrial processes for a variety of industries.  A successful candidate should have a strong background in identifying, characterizing, and mitigating hazards associated with combustible dusts, flammable gases and vapors, and reactive chemistries.  The position requires strong problem-solving skills that includes the application of experimental data to industrial settings.  The candidate should also be able to demonstrate excellent technical writing skills and be able to provide concise recommendations resulting from a hazard analysis. 

  • Establish and maintain strong foundational knowledge of relevant codes and standards
  • Develop and refine laboratory data analysis skills
  • Participate in discovery calls to understand the customer’s challenge
  • Assist with project scope development
  • Apply process hazard analysis methodologies to a broad range of process conditions spanning many industries
  • Document process conditions as seen and record deviations from industry guiding standards or regulations (i.e. NFPA 652, NFPA 61, NFPA 484)
  • Devise specific and actionable recommendations to address hazards
  • Communicate technical subject matter through written reports and oral presentations
  • Build professional skills through continued training, education, and networking events
  • Grow company and personal brand through marketing channels


Who You Are:
As a successful candidate, you will bring the following to the team:


  • Bachelors degree in engineering or equivalent, PE certification a plus
  • 3+ years of demonstrated working knowledge of process safety
  • MAAP experience and coding experience.
  • Basic knowledge of process design, safety systems, and process engineering.
  • Must be able to execute projects in a timely manner and have clear communication with the customer.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, and written and oral communication skills.
  • Able to understand and interpret regulation codes like NFPA 652, NFPA 654, NFPA 30, NFPA 664, NFPA 61, NFPA 499 and other related codes.
  • Experience with reviewing PFDs, P&IDs, electrical elementary diagrams, etc.
  • Able to travel approximately up to 50% of the time to industrial sites with possibility of international travel e.g. Canada and Mexico.
  • Special Consideration given to applicants who have experience implementing and developing OSHA’s PSM Program, and specifically conducting PSM PHAs at process facilities.

Why Westinghouse?

Westinghouse Electric Company is the global nuclear energy industry’s first choice for safe, clean, and efficient energy solutions. We enable our delivery of this vision by living our value system:

  • Safety and Quality
  • Integrity and Trust
  • Customer Focus and Innovation
  • Speed and Passion to Win
  • Teamwork and Accountability

Westinghouse offers competitive benefits to all our employees around the globe to keep them healthy and enhance their well-being.  In the U.S. the following are representative of what we offer:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Comprehensive Health, Wellness and Income Protection Benefits
  • 401(k) Savings Plan with Company Match
  • Paid Vacations and Holidays
  • Opportunities for Flexible Work Arrangements
  • Educational Reimbursement Program
  • Employee Referral Program

While our Global Headquarters are located in Cranberry Township, PA, we have over 9,000 employees working at locations in 19 different countries. You can learn more by visiting

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