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Process Safety Engineer

Date: Feb 6, 2019

Location: Calgary, AB, CA

Company: TransCanada

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Process Safety Engineer

Reference Code: 57493

Location: Canada (CA)   - Calgary , AB   
Job Category: Engineering 
Employment Type: Employee Full-time 
Relocation Eligibility: This position is not eligible for our relocation program  



General Information

With one of North America’s largest energy infrastructure portfolios, no one powers day-to-day life like TransCanada. We share technical, stakeholder and operating expertise across all of our operations and projects.


As part of the Process Safety and Engineering Governance team, the Process Safety Engineer is primarily responsible for enabling the advancing technical competency and cultural maturity of process safety across TransCanada. Working closely with our Process Safety Lead and the Process Safety & Risk Specialist, you will support corporate process safety initiatives and project related support (process hazard analysis, consequence analysis and risk calculations, pre-start up safety reviews and car seal).


We strive to solve one problem: How do we advance process safety culture and technical competency of our organization?  If you are passionate about joining a strategic group and making an impact by identifying, assessing, and mitigating risk to our infrastructure to ensure safety performance excellence in line with TransCanada’s belief that ‘Zero is Real’, then this role may be for you.


*This position will be located in either Calgary, Alberta or Houston, Texas depending on where the successful applicant currently resides. The successful candidate will be legally able to work in either location as this position is not eligible for relocation. If you reside in Calgary or surrounding area, please apply directly to this posting. If you reside in Houston please apply here or search Reference Code 57254.



  • Conduct dispersion/consequence analysis and individual/societal risk calculations for facilities;
  • Provide expert advice, facilitation and assurance on process hazard analysis including hazard identification (HAZID), what if, hazard and operability review (HAZOP) and layers of protection/safety integrity level analysis;
  • Sustain the governance and ongoing technical management of process safety standards and procedures (process hazard analysis, pre-start up safety review, car seal, consequence analysis and risk calculations);
  • Deliver training on process safety procedures personnel across the organization on process hazard analysis, pre-start up safety review, car seal, and consequence analysis and risk calculations;
  • Provide recommendations for risk and reliability engineering studies;
  • Support process safety engineering data analysis, on facility integrity metrics and reporting, and risk assessment;
  • Continuously improve cultural maturity of process safety across the organization; in developing and implementing process moments;
  • Participate in industry associations committee work on process safety related matters;
  • Review and provide input into regulatory review on process safety related policy and regulations.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree in engineering is required;
  • Registered Professional Engineer (P.Eng) with APEGA;
  • Minimum of six (6) years of progressive experience in risk engineering, facility integrity and process safety;
  • Experience in advanced consequence analysis modeling, quantitative risk assessment, process hazard analysis, and pre-start up safety reviews;
  • A combination of education and experience may be considered.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters degree or higher in engineering or related discipline is considered an asset;
  • Functional Safety certification (FS Eng or equivalent) is considered an asset;
  • Proven skills and knowledge in risk assessment and management;
  • Well-versed in facility integrity threats and hazards, U.S., Canada and Mexico regulations, and international codes and standards;
  • Strong business acumen related to TransCanada’s energy and pipeline businesses;
  • Experience working with regulatory agencies and industry associations;
  • Technical experience with facility integrity disciplines (e.g. pressure vessels, rotating equipment, etc.);
  • Demonstrated strong analytical skills and ability to exercise judgment and make sound decisions;
  • Ability to apply engineering principles to develop solutions;
  • Highly motivated and passionate with proven habits (i.e. punctual, results oriented, shows initiative, time management skills) and positive attitude;
  • Proficient in Project Management;
  • Strategic thinker, highly organized;
  • Proven team player with the ability to work effectively in cross-functional teams and to develop and maintain collaborative working relationships;
  • Excellent presentation, negotiation, interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal);
  • Considered an industry expert in process safety, risk engineering and risk management;
  • Substantial network in industry on the topics of risk engineering and process safety;
  • Ability to engage subject matter experts across large organizations to obtain input for developing strategies.


*This position will require travel across borders and as such the candidate must be able to provide applicable documentation to this effect.


*Driving a motor vehicle is an essential job function of this position.  Following a conditional offer of employment, the Company will check the motor vehicle records of any job applicant when driving is an essential job function.

*Depending on the qualifications of the applicants, the successful candidate may be offered a position at a more appropriate level and/or ladder.

Applicants must have legal authorization to work in the country in which the position is based with no restrictions.

Applicants who require accommodation at any stage of the application process or if you would like additional information regarding TransCanada's accommodation policies please contact


All positions require background screening. Some include criminal and/or credit checks in order to comply with regulations.

Please apply to this posting by 02/20/2019. To apply, please visit through your desktop or laptop. Use reference code 57493. Only applications submitted through the TransCanada Careers website will be acknowledged.

TransCanada is an equal opportunity employer.

Make what you do matter.

At TransCanada we dream big, think big and do big things. For over 60 years, we've had the vision and scale to deliver big things that matter to the world. From supplying reliable and efficient energy to millions of North Americans with our pipelines, gas storage and power generation facilities, we believe in making big things possible.

TransCanada is looking for people who are willing to think about the future...and think big. We're looking for people who are ready to take on the most significant challenges of their careers and define energy infrastructure in North America.

Thank you for choosing TransCanada in your career search.

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