principal engineer manager process safety resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Well Qualified Licences Professional Chemical Engineer (OH), Certified Safety Professional, Certified Process Safety Professional, Project Management Professional, with over 24 years of progressive experience in the chemical, plastics, pharmaceutical, and electrical utility industries. Proven successes in Process Safety Management, Program/Project Management, Occupational Safety, Risk Management, Quality Assurance, Environmental Program Management and Human Performance.
  • Process Safety Management (PSM) 
  • Project management
  • Process Engineering
  • Lean/Six Sigma
  • Process improvement
  • Safety Instrumented Systems
  • Gas Detection
  • Leadership/Influencing
  • Risk Management Plan (RMP)
  • Quality Management
  • Inherent Safety
  • Occupational Safety
  • Construction Safety
  • Process Hazards Analysis
  • Mechanical Integrity
  • Instrumentation and Control
Principal Engineer / Manager Process Safety, 06/2006 - Current
Corteva, Inc. Woodland, CA,
Successfully completed engineering, design, construction and startup of anhydrous ammonia system for Rockport Plant Selective Catalytic Reduction with ZERO Harm.  Actively Engaged Local Emergency Planning Committee, ammonia suppliers AirGas and Tanner Industries, ammonia Delivery Company Grammer Industries, Riley Power, Wahlco, AEP Construction, Startup, Engineering, Project Management, Operations, Maintenance, EHS, and Quality Assurance to achieve these results.
Chairperson for the second annual Fossil Network Group Process Safety Management Round-table.  Attendees from American Electric Power, Dominion, Duke, Southern Company, and TVA attended with guests from aeSolutions, Center for Chemical Process Safety, FLIR, Gensuite, Industrial Scientific, and PowerSafe.  Best Practices, Lessons Learned, and New Technologies were shared among the group.
Influenced design evolution of the anhydrous ammonia system for Selective Catalytic Reduction resulting in an industry recognized best practice for anhydrous ammonia and presented to the Ammonia Safety Training  recognized  Process Safety by through recognized industry practices.  
Actively participating in  The Center for Chemical Process Safety Steering Committee through project work to deliver the publication "Leadership in Process Safety" and as Chairperson developing the Risk Analysis Screening Tools.
Created conference sessions for multiple years focusing on Process Safety Management.  These sessions provided presentations targeted to increase technical competencies, provide the case for cultural transformation and demonstrate improved performance in Process Safety.  The content of these session also are part of AEP's continuing education program for Professional Engineers.
Conducted hazard assessment for Ammonia of Demand® and U2A® urea conversion processes for Selective Catalytic Reduction.  Applied principles and practices of process safety to improve safety of the process and improve both availability and reliability.  Presented highlights of the program as part of Professional Engineering continuing education and at Power-Gen® International Conference.
Developed and implemented a comprehensive program to manage flammable gasses and liquids.  This included establishing Design Criteria, Dispersion Modeling Techniques, Hazardous Area Classification Rationale, Safe Venting Locations and Weather Proof Vent Designs. The program was implemented throughout AEP Generation by providing Procedures, Training, Peer Checking and Testing for Proficiency.  
Design Basis Owner / Subject Matter Expert for Highly Hazardous Chemicals at American Electric Power.  Developed and implemented management systems for Process Safety Management, Anhydrous Ammonia, Chlorine, Hydrogen, Natural Gas, and water treatment chemicals such as Sulfuric Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Hypochlorite, and Ammonium Hydroxide to meet the jurisdictional requirements in our over 30 generating facilities within 11 states of operations.
Led the Target Zero Safety Process for 3+ years. Target Zero consisted of a cross section of  over 140 of the top leaders in our Generation Business Unit.  The Target Zero Process contributed to reducing recordable injuries from a rate 3.0 in 2007 to our present rate of 0.62 in 2010 based on 1,925,166 hours.  Deliverables from the process included individual safety plans that are included in performance reviews to create accountability.  Just in time safety bulletins to keep employees focused.  Providing the Target Zero Team process with safety topics of the month, yearly safety improvement initiatives, Human Performance, newsletters, job safety briefs (Enterprise Hazard Awareness Program) and safety statistics.
Revised the Quality Management System as Manager of the Quality Assurance Program for Engineering, Projects, and Filed Services.  Tranformed the outdated Quality Assurance program as part of continuous improvement using tools and resources such as, external benchmarking, ISO 9001:2008, The Project Managers Body of Knowledge, Human Performance, Target Zero Safety Practices, and internal "Lessons Learned".
Process Safety Engineer, 07/2004 - 05/2006
General Electric Plastics City, STATE,
Managed and sustained Ottawa Plant's OSHA VPP Star Program, Process Safety Management Program, Occupational Safety Compliance Program, Emergency Response and Preparedness, EPA's Risk Management Program, Greenhouse Gas Reporting, and Ozone Depleting Compounds Program.  
Developed and Implemented Bow Tie Analysis for highest risk processes at the GE Plastics Ottawa, IL site and for the ABS Plastics Business Unit.  Bow Ties provided real-time assessment of the “health” of the layers of protection for these scenarios as well as opportunities for continuous improvement in hazard mitigation and emergency response.  
Participated in the underwriting efforts of the Quality Management System as the Ottawa Plant transitioned from QS 9000 to ISO 9001:2004 by conducting tabletop exercises and mock audits.  The Ottawa Plant achieved certification through BSI on its first attempt.
Applied continuous improvement techniques and statistical analysis  to review prior process safety and quality related incidents.  Developed and implement plans using this data to improve incident reporting and event analysis. Incident reporting rate tripled from ~50 events annually to over 300. Significant events decreased by over 60% and customer complaints were cut in half due to event analysis and corrective actions  These efforts helped to establish a culture of prevention in place of reacting after the fact.
Collaborated with General Electric Plastics Corporate Process Safety to establish and implement Global Process Safety Management Standards for General Electric Plastics to manage safety instrumented systems, and uninterruptible power supplies. 
Served as a Subject Matter Expert facilitator and reviewer ensuring the safety in design of new projects or projects initiated through management of change.  Received Leadership Award for fast-paced retrofit project to recover material damaged by Hurricane Katrina.  The project salvaged ~100% of the material caught in the hurricane resulting in significant cost avoidance due to lost product and customer outages.  
Facilitator of multiple Process Hazards Analysis studies for Process Safety Management using HAZOP, SWIFT and LOPA methodologies. 
Senior Process Automation Specialist, Lead Production Engineer, 02/1994 - 05/2004
Union Carbide Corporation City, STATE,


Implemented Operational Safety Programs for Process Safety Management and Responsible Care®. Both Union Carbide and Dow Chemical utilized Global Standards that harmonized jurisdictional requirements of each country of operation with United States requirements thus forming a program that was consistent across all business units.

Implemented a rigorous ISO 9001 program in 1994 for POLYOX® WSR underwritten by Underwriters Laboratories. POLYOX® WSR is a time-release agent for drug products, an additive in personal hygiene products for a luxurious feeling, a thickening agent in cough syrup, and for flocculation in pulp and paper operations.

Conducted Implementation Qualification (IQ), Operational Qualification (OQ), and Product Qualification (PQ) for POLYOX® WSR (polymerized ethylene oxide) in conformance with current good manufacturing practices (cGMP).

Specified, designed, and configured process control systems to support continuous and batch chemical operations. Most installations were over 5000 I/O and consisted of basic process control (BPCS), safety instrumented systems (SIS) and device integration with OEM skid packages.

Managed teams of up to seven people consisting of employees and staff augmentation.

Maintained compliance with federal and state regulations such as OSHA's PSM, EPA's RMP Emergency Response Plans, and Title V, WV 45CSR30 and LDAR (Leak Detection and Repair).

Participated in Process Hazards Analysis (LOPA) and implemented recommendations.

Developed Standard Operating Procedures and Batch Records following the guidelines of OSHA PSM, Responsible Care, cGMP (Current Good Manufacturing Practices) and ISO 9001.

Coordinated maintenance activities to achieve an on-stream time of 75% or greater and improved first pass quality from 70% to over 90% within a nine-month period.

Developed and implemented SAP Maintenance, Supply Chain and Production modules ensuring PSM, ISO, and cGMP compliance.

Education and Training
Bachelor of Science: Chemical Engineering, Expected in 1994
West Virginia Institute of Technology - Montgomery, WV
Status -
Graduated Cum Laude
3.7 GPA
Recognized by Tau Beta Pi, Alpha Chi Honor Societies
Certified Process Safety Professional (CPSP)
Certified Safety Professional (CSP)
Professional Engineer (PE)
Project Management Professional (PMP) 
Activities and Honors
American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
The Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS)
Technical Skills
Enterprise Resource Management (SAP)
Process Automation IEC 61511 (1131 Programming)
Microsoft Office
PTC Prime

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  • West Virginia Institute of Technology

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  • Principal Engineer / Manager Process Safety
  • Process Safety Engineer
  • Senior Process Automation Specialist, Lead Production Engineer


  • Bachelor of Science

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