#AbbVie Senior Process Safety Engineer

Barceloneta, PR, United States
Oct 26, 2020
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
About AbbVie
AbbVie's mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people's lives across several key therapeutic areas: immunology, oncology, neuroscience, eye care, virology, women's health and gastroenterology, in addition to products and services across its Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at . Follow @abbvie on Twitter , Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and LinkedIn .

I chose AbbVie
I chose ambition & innovation,
I chose to explore a thriving career,
and to be part of a recognised Great Place to Work!

What will you choose?

At AbbVie, our strength lies in our team of experts who conduct ground-breaking science on a global scale every day. In choosing your career & life path, choose to be extraordinary!

Reporting to our recently appointed Director of Process Safety & Design, we are currently putting in place a highly technical, progressive team who will provide process safety and design support across our manufacturing sites globally. Our strong pipeline of products means that we are continuously growing and therefore always looking for new talent who can develop and grow with us.

Is this a team you want to be part off? then read on.........

We are currently sourcing a Senior Process Safety Engineer who will have solid technical and scientific background and/or pharmaceutical plant experience to add to the team. In this role, you will lead detailed risk assessments/process safety reviews for existing hazardous processes, new product introductions & engineering capital projects. You will partner and influence senior leaders while leading and delivering on key global programs.

Key Responsibilities include:

• Develop and embed an improved Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) program across the network, determine needs additional layers of protection/ safeguard needed in order to prevent major incidents at sites and work with sites to ensure they are implemented.
• Develop and maintain Process Safety technical standards and guidance documents to define Abbvie's best practice for individual operations/engineering design with respect to Process Safety
• Individual will have responsibility for multiple sites on a regional or program basis
• Supervise the application of Process Safety elements as per the project development stages for both Engineering Capital Projects (>$1MM) and New Process Introduction/Tech Transfer.
• Represents Manufacturing Engineering Services (MES) Process Safety on assigned Tech Transfer or Capital Project. Provide input for Requests for Capital Expenditure (RCE) to ensure that significant Process Safety aspects are properly integrated during the entire Front-End Planning Design Process for new product introduction, Product-transfer from site to site, site to Third Party Manufacturing (TPM), TPM to site and changes/upgrades to existing processes and equipment.
• Fully Lead the Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Hazard Screening for Tech transfer and NPI
• Conduct on site audit, to ensure that on key EHS Technical programs, site comply with applicable Process Safety requirements and corporate policies, utilize best-industrial practices and best available techniques to identify and manage risk, and conform to company directives and standards.
• Complete and reviews process safety incident investigation and risk assessment screening for management of change.
• Identify and collect process safety metrics, develop site dashboard for key program, monitors EHS improvement of assigned processes.
• Champion a culture of Process Safety excellence

Key programs

• Technical Transfers (TT) and New Product Introduction (NPI), Engineering Capital Projects, EHS Change Management
• Process Safety Management, Hazard identification and Risk Assessment: Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA) and Layer of Protection Assessment (LoPA), Inert Gas, Atex Area Classification.
• Chemical Safety


Education & Experience

• Degree in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering
• 10/15 years related experience
• Demonstrated experience in process safety and process safety management systems is required.
• Training or experience with PHA an advantage
• Working experience as EHS Manager, Manufacturing Lead and/or engineering projects in a chemical or pharmaceutical setting is preferred.
• Experience working within a regulatory environment is required.
• Positive track record of establishing and maintaining effective relationships with internal, external clients and customers.
• Demonstrated ability to successfully negotiate with peers, and customers, is required.
• Strong problem-solving skills.
• Ability to influence, motivate and empathize with peers, supervisors, middle management and vendors to meet the set goals.
• Personal skills to facilitate the work in cross functional team environment.
• Sound judgement and problem-solving skills, communication skills including English, excellent interpersonal and consulting skills, good organizational and computer skills, and positive customer orientation.
• Self-starter with ability to complete work independently as well as successfully lead others if needed.
• Works well with other technical staff in a collaborative, fast-paced goal-driven environment
• Fluent English & Italian or German is preferred

40% travel, travel in general will be regional to the US or to Europe however other requirements may come up as business needs.

This role can be based in Ireland, Italy, Germany, Singapore, US or Puerto Rico.

The closing date for applications is Friday 03rd July 2020.

AbbVie is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer; we value bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds to develop innovative solutions for patients and being part of an inclusive work environment.

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At AbbVie, we value bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds to develop new and innovative solutions for patients. As an equal opportunity employer we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.