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RBM Poland - Process Safety Specialist


Nysa, PL

Business Unit:  Rechargeable Battery Materials

About Umicore

Reducing harmful vehicle emissions. Giving new life to used metals. Powering the cars of the future. As a global materials and technology group, we apply our specialist knowledge to offer materials and solutions that are essential to everyday life. We aim to be a clear world leader in materials for clean mobility and recycling and have turned our sustainability approach into an even greater competitive advantage. With ambitions like this, imagine what you could do?

About Rechargeable Battery Materials

We are all on the move. Umicore’s rechargeable battery materials give people autonomy and connectivity. We are a pioneer in battery materials that give added range and performance to electric vehicles. Our materials also ensure longer battery life for portable electronics. To enable our customers to produce even better performing batteries we cannot stand still. We need to find new ways to do things, discover new solutions and develop new ideas. Which is where you come in.

What you will be doing

  • Organizing and quality related developing the preliminary risk assessment (PRA) in cooperation with other peers
  • Controling both the prozess hazard analysis (PHA) and preliminary risk assessment (PRA) teams
  • Secures the organization and efficiency of the PHA/PRA
  • Responsible for the quality and the result of the team efforts
  • Part of the process safety-knowledge group within Umicore
  • Interpretation, implementation and execution of both external (European regulation and polish law) and internal Umicore Guidelines related to process safety management (PSM)
  • Working with key stakeholders to evaluate the technical, safety and regulatory impact of proposed equipment and process changes and advising for needed customization
  • Leading comprehensive Process Hazard Analysis (PHAs) & Preliminary risk assessment (PRA) on both exiting processes/facilities and capital projects
  • Participate in and/or lead process safety incident investigations as needed
  • Leading process safety related projects
  • The development and delivery of PSM related training materials to enhance the understanding and effectiveness of the program
  • Represent EHS on PSM issues with other plant stakeholders and coordinate PSM initiatives with peers of other facilities
  • Independently or in conjunction with a Team, use recognized system analysis tools (PROHARA) to identify compliance needs and recommend cost effective, value added, technically feasible, and business-oriented approaches

Who we are looking for

Education: MSc. or BSc. in (safety) engineering with 5+ years operational working experience in a chemical manufacturing plant


Technical skills:

  • Qualified PSM competence
  • Capable to steer functional PHA/PRA teams
  • Existing out of people from different departments to moderate and if necessary to be the moderator to come to an agreed solution
  • Experience in conducting HAZOP and SWIFT analysis
  • Knowledge of basic chemistry / chemical processes and can interpret the dangers and risks
  • Can read and understand SOP’s, and is able to ask critical questions towards the content
  • Understands CONTROLS and BPCS systems
  • Good knowledge of machine safety Polish and European regulations
  • Knowledge of design specifications related to process equipment
  • Contact person towards engineering and production departments


Personal skills:

  • Social skills with functional authority to be able to work together with different levels of the organization
  • Self-motivated, reasonable, open minded

What we offer

We aim to lead the way. Not just for our customers, but for our employees too. That is why we strive to create a collaborative environment in which we can all succeed, and a culture through which we can all share ideas, develop our expertise and advance our careers. We engage in building an inclusive work culture, that offers equal opportunities for all employees irrespective of their diverse backgrounds. As you would expect from a world-leading organisation, we will also reward your contribution with a competitive salary and benefits. With all this and more, imagine what you could do?

Since this is a greenfield project, we are looking for specialist candidates to get our site started.

We look forward to receiving your application!


If our battery materials can power electric vehicles, IMAGINE WHAT YOU COULD DO?


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