Sr Functional Safety Engineer (FSE) 1

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Senior FSE

Sr. Functional Safety Engineer

Sugar Land, TX

Salary Range:$160,000.00 To 190,000.00 Annually

Our company offers top-quality services for the Refining, Gas & Oil, Pipeline, Renewable, Chemical, and Biopharm Industries. With over 30 years of experience in Engineering, Procurement and Construction and 15+ years in Lifesciences Engineering and Compliance Consulting, we are an employee-owned company that provides growth opportunities.

Position Summary:

The Sr. Functional Safety Engineer will demonstrate extensive technical knowledge and expertise in safety systems engineering and specification development. They must exhibit a high level of professionalism in a team setting.


Minimum of 10 years’ experience in Safety Systems Engineering and Applications Consulting


BS in Engineering Technology, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering

Functional Safety Certification required (TÜV FSE, exida CFSP, or ISA84 SIS Fundamentals | Preferred Certifications – exida CFSE or ISA84 SIS Expert or TÜV Rheinland FSExpert)

PMP Preferred

Core Competencies:

  • Technical Competencies – Must have extensive experience in all aspects of safety lifecycle management, including PHA/LOPAs development, hazard identification, safeguard allocation, Independent Protection Layers (IPLs) allocation, Safety Requirement Specifications (SRS) development, logic narrative development, and SIL Calculations. Experience in test and validation procedure development is required. Knowledge of PLC/SIS programming and panel design, as well as integration of PLC/SIS to DCS and other auxiliary PLCs. Ability to lead commissioning/cutovers, loop checks, logic validation/testing, and provide start-up assistance/troubleshooting. Knowledge of SRS document generation using at least one Safety Lifecycle Management software package is necessary: exSILentia V3/V4, SILSolver, aeShield, or Safety Lifecycle Manager (SLM).
  • Safety – Responsible for maintaining compliance with company safety policies and procedures.
  • Client Contact – Ensure regular contact with clients and address their concerns and input. Assist clients and client team members in defining project needs and design requirements.
  • Morale & Teamwork – Consistently maintain a high level of professionalism in a team environment. Ability to lead project team members and motivate them to achieve project goals.
  • Training – Ensure all necessary trainings and certifications are up to date. Provide recommendations for training and staff development for the Sugar Land team.
  • Quality – Ensure adherence to effective company and client QA/QC processes.

Other Skills/Qualifications:

  • Experience with IPL Assessments, SIL Calculations, Safety Requirement Specs, and Safety Lifecycle Management Software
  • Experience with SLIM Process writing
  • Experience with SIS/PLC Platforms including Emerson Delta V (CSLS and SLS), Triconex and/or Yokogawa Prosafe preferred


  • Competitive salary with a discretionary bonus potential
  • Benefit Time Off (BTO) that can be used as paid vacation, sick time, holiday funding, or as cash-out
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) & 401(k) plan for retirement with employer match
  • Company-funded health and dental insurance with low employee cost sharing
  • Wellness & Vision subsidy
  • Company-paid short-term and long-term disability coverage

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