Join the Cognascents Team:

Cognascents is currently seeking a Process Safety Engineer with a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience for this role. An engineering degree is preferred, although individuals without an engineering degree will also be considered and evaluated based on their work experience. This position is ideal for individuals with a strong interest in process safety and a desire to develop their career in this field.

Who You’ll Work With:

As a Process Safety Engineer, you will collaborate with a strong team of professionals in the field of process safety. The work will adhere to industry standards and best practices. As a member of the process safety team, you will work on projects that involve process hazard analysis, risk assessments, and ensuring compliance with industry standards and regulations.

At Cognascents, we value individuals with strong integrity, competence, and loyalty to our customers, coworkers, families, and communities.

Essential Job Function:

The Process Safety Engineer will be required to read or develop technical and engineering drawings. The engineer will be expected to perform the following tasks:

  • Develop and implement industry best practices and standards related to process safety management (PMS).
  • Audit existing PSM Programs to identify gaps from OSHA’s 29 CFR 1910.119 and Recognized and Generally Accepted Good Engineering Practices (RAGAGEP).
  • Identify and implement cost-effective/value-forward solutions to meet clients’ PSM needs.
  • Prepare, facilitate, and write reports for Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) such as HAZOP, LOPA, What-if, FMEA, and HAZID.
  • Red-line and/or develop process and instrumentation diagrams (P&IDs), equipment datasheets, cause and effect charts, and other relevant technical documents.
  • Advise and mentor junior engineers to develop process safety procedures, guidelines, and documentation.
  • Quality assure reports and documentation for regulatory compliance and client deliverables.
  • Conduct process safety training and awareness sessions for employees and clients.
  • Understand and comply with all Cognascents and client safety procedures that govern the work being performed.

Minimum Requirements:

To qualify for this role, candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering or a related field from an accredited college or university.
  • Up to 5 years of experience in process safety engineering or a closely related discipline.
  • Familiarity with process hazard analysis techniques (e.g., HAZOP, LOPA) and risk assessment methodologies.
  • Knowledge of process safety standards and regulations such as OSHA’s Process Safety Management (PSM)and EPA’s Risk Management Program (RMP).
  • Proficiency in software to generate P&IDs, PFDs, Plot Plans, H&MBs and technical engineering documents.
  • Ability to establish and maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with attention to detail.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.

Travel Requirements:

Travel requirements vary throughout the year, but no more than 35% of travel is anticipated.

Compensation & Benefits Highlights:

  • Competitive salary
  • Medical benefits
  • Simple IRA savings plan
  • Paid volunteer time
  • 9-80 work schedule

About Cognascents:

Cognascents is an established engineering firm deeply rooted in integrity, ethical values, and an unwavering commitment to quality. Our meticulous attention to detail sets us apart as we embark on a journey to excellence alongside our valued clients. We serve as a long-term engineering solutions provider, prioritizing service excellence with a 360-degree vision that encompasses every facet of your needs.

Our multidisciplinary team comprises more than 55 process and asset integrity engineers, guided by an accomplished and involved leadership team with deep expertise, providing a unique and technical perspective to problem-solving. Our strength lies in pairing our deep technical expertise with a customer-driven approach to offer innovative solutions to even the most complex challenges. This synergy enables us to systematically analyze data to customize solutions to meet specific needs.

If this sounds like an opportunity of interest to you or someone you know, please apply or send us your resume and cover letter to