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Senior Safety Project Engineer


This is a Full-time position in houston, TX posted January 14, 2022.

Senior Safety Project EngineerTake your next career step at ABB with a global team that is energizing the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future.

At ABB, we have the clear goal of driving diversity and inclusion across all dimensions: gender, LGBTQ+, abilities, ethnicity and generations.

Together, we are embarking on a journey where each and every one of us, individually and collectively, welcomes and celebrates individual differences.As a Senior Safety Project Engineer, you will be the design authority for Energy Service engineering projects in Process Automation Energy Industries in Houston, Texas, making technical recommendations and enhancing customer satisfaction by providing excellent service.

Reporting to the Functional Safety Execution Center Lead, you will be responsible for designing automation and controls systems involving Distributed Control System (DCS)/Safety Instrumented System (SIS) and its respective Human Machine Interface (HMI).

The candidate must have proven experience in DCS/SIS logic and programming.

This position will be responsible for all aspects of a project including reviewing design input documents, system design, hardware design, programming, HMI, simulation, testing and start up.Your responsibilitiesWork as part of an integrated design team to meet project requirements and deliverablesConsider safety to be the most important responsibilityWork with Client to understand details of the process to be controlledConduct reviews of application design with Client and ABB project team to ensure that the control requirements have been captured correctlyFollow Functional Safety Management System and produce documents to ensure complianceExperience with functional safety documents like Safety Requirements Specifications (SRS), SIF list, Cause and Effect matrix and Safety Integrity Level (SIL) achievement calculationsImplement the control application code using ABB or third party process automation engineering toolsDevelop HMI graphicsHardware design and testingTesting of control applicationsTravel for Client meetings and onsite commissioning activities (totaling 1 to 2 months per year, Domestic and International travel)Train Client resources on developed control applicationsProvide onsite commissioning and startup support to help troubleshoot any issues with the delivered systemWork with sales and proposal team to review scope and provide estimates on engineering effortsInterfacing with third party package system using OPC, Modbus RTU, Modbus TCP/IP protocols and other communication protocolsYour backgroundBachelors Degree in Engineering and over 8 years of related experienceKnowledge and/or experience in control system applications software programming and troubleshooting.

Strong technical knowledge of programming techniquesExperience with Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) and knowledge of Functional Safety standards like IEC61508 and IEC61511 / ISA84Experience in software strategy design, developing user requirements, functional requirements and detailed designExperience leading and executing Distributed Control Systems (DCS) by designing and developing complex models, simulations and control strategiesStrong interpersonal skills to communicate and work with diverse discipline project teamsAbility to learn new methods and technologiesCandidate must be able to read, write and speak English fluentlyProficient in standard workstation tools: Microsoft® Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint®)Attention to detailPosition will be based in Houston, TexasReimbursement for relocation is not availableCandidates must already have a work authorization that would permit them to work for ABB in the USBenefitsRetirement planLife insuranceDisability insuranceMedical insuranceWellbeing programMore about usABB Energy Industries is enabling safe, smart and sustainable projects and operations for businesses across the oil, gas, chemicals, life sciences, power generation and water sectors.

Driving integrated solutions that automate, digitalize and electrify industry we connect our people and technology to help our customers adapt and succeed.

With over 50 years domain expertise, we continue to innovate and reshape traditional approaches across the energy sector with our technologies designed to improve operational efficiency, reduce risk, reduce energy consumption and waste.

We look forward to receiving your application.

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