Group Process Safety Manager

at Johnson Matthey in Springfield, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Together for a cleaner, healthier world.

Johnson Matthey, a FTSE 250 company, is a global leader in sustainable technologies specializing in catalysis, precious metal products, chemicals and process technology. With operations in over 30 countries, we employ more than 14,000 people. Johnson Matthey uses science to make the world cleaner and healthier. Over the past two centuries we have built our reputation and place as a global leader through quality, integrity, and innovation. Today, more than 93% of the group’s sales come from products and services which provide sustainability benefits through the positive impact they have on the environment, resource efficiency and human health, but that’s not enough. We have ambitious plans for growth and need talented individuals to help shape and lead us into our next century.

To provide expertise to drive process safety risk management (PSRM) activities within a Region to achieve compliance with JM policies and guidance and build a process safety excellence culture. To lead group-wide process safety risk assessments, audits, training and development of JM policies and guidance.

Your responsibilities:

+ In driving PSRM activities by partnering within a Region and being main point of contact for several specified applicable process sites

+ To support and develop the Site Process Safety Leads to improve their understanding of PSRM activities.

+ To regularly review and ensure accuracy and robust implementation, analyse trends and develop. improvement plans based on key process safety performance indicators.

+ To ensure on-time completion of key PSRM programmes to meet target dates, e.g. PHR’s, gap analyses.

+ To track and press for on-time completion of high-risk actions from PSRM studies/audits.

+ To monitor progress and support key PSRM training programmes, e.g. PSMO.

+ To contribute to and review relevant management of change activities and ensure that pre-start-up reviews are completed.

+ To advise on response to process safety incidents and facilitate root cause analysis and sharing of lessons learned.

+ To carry out periodic audits/inspections during site visits, including EHS 2nd line of defence MCE ‘deep dive’ audits, to maintain focus on process safety.

+ To improve and develop PSRM practices to ensure they are embedded and sustainable, and driving process safety culture excellence.

+ To provide advice on the impact of local and international regulations and standards.

+ To effectively carry out the accountabilities listed above, it is expected that site visits of 3-4 day duration will be required every 2 months at defined high risk sites, every 6 months on medium risk sites, and annually on low risk sites.

+ In leading Group-wide PSRM activities;

+ To lead and carry out QA reviews on hazard studies (incl. HAZOP, PHR, LOPA, SCTA) and risk assessments (incl. RHA, DHA, HAC, QRA, Modelling) on JM applicable process sites.

+ To facilitate and provide expertise for the development and design of capital projects to ensure inherently safe design of new plant and equipment and all risks identified and properly managed.

+ To be a key team member in PSRM audits to assess site’s compliance with JM policies and guidance.

+ To lead the development and update of Group-level PSRM systems and practices.

+ To assess and mentor internal/external Hazard Study Leaders to progress from Trainee to Practitioner.

+ To develop and facilitate process safety training programmes to improve awareness and understanding, using JM resources or external consultants.

+ To become a ‘subject matter expert’ on selected process safety topics to provide authoritative advice.

+ To collaborate with Business/Group PS network to share learning and best practice.

+ To undertake individual competency assessments of JM staff in process safety critical roles.

+ To take on any other duties which are within the employee’s skills and abilities whenever reasonably instructed.

Requirements for the role:

+ Degree qualified, typically Chemical Engineering or other Engineering discipline

+ At least 10 years of broad relevant experience in high-hazard process operations/technical support

+ Deep knowledge of process safety methodologies (e.g., HAZOP, LOPA, QRA) and JM PSRM policy and guidance and related international codes and standards

+ At least 5 years’ experience as a competent Hazard Study Leader

+ Significant experience in the development and application of PSRM procedures within the high hazard industries – Desired

+ Evidence of continuing professional development in the field of Process Safety – Desired

+ Significant experience working in an operations-based role in Chemicals or Pharmaceuticals – Desired

+ Able to communicate passionately about process safety and have a positively impact on the culture.

+ Stature to network and build good working relationships at all levels in the organization.

+ Effective decision making and influencing skills in order to deliver the desired results.

+ Ability to lead, mentor and develop others to achieve successful outcomes

+ Ability to influence and sustain effective change.

+ A global mind-set and experience gained in a multi-cultural environment – Desired

How you will be rewarded:

We offer a competitive compensation and JM Elements benefits package including bonus, excellent pension contributions and 20 days annual leave (varies for shift- based roles). Our JM Elements Benefits program helps our employees understand and manage the JM benefits, as well as helping you focus on your overall wellbeing – for you and your family.

We use our inspiring science and technology to enhance lives. For those who are passionate about sustainable solutions and shaping our markets, we offer stretch and a wealth of diverse opportunities.

We’ll give you freedom to bring your whole self to work and be part of a team where difference matters and all voices are heard, that genuinely cares for you and where your contribution is appreciated. We’ll empower you to lean in and make things happen, to create solutions and value for our customers. United by our values and vision, we’re self-starters sharing the same values and accountability and always with a shared commitment to doing the right thing. We’re passionate about making a difference and delivering a better tomorrow for us and for you – a cleaner and healthier world, today and for future generations.

Johnson Matthey is open for discussion on job share and flexible working patterns.



How to apply:

If you have the necessary skills and experience to join our team, please apply online. For any queries or should you require any reasonable adjustments to support your application please let your recruiter know when they contact you.

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Job Posting: JC253962047

Posted On: Jan 19, 2024

Updated On: Apr 20, 2024

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