Sr Functional Safety Engineer (FSE) 1

Salary: 135000 - 185000

Location: Sugar Land, TX

Posted: July 17 2024

Minimum Degree:

Relocation Assistance: Not Available

Sr. Functional Safety Engineer

Sugar Land, TX


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

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

Position Summary:

The Sr. Functional Safety Engineer will demonstrate a high degree of technical knowledge and competency with safety systems engineering and specifications development. Must demonstrate the ability to work to a high standard of professionalism within a team environment.


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 be highly experienced in all aspects of safety lifecycle management, including development of PHA/LOPAs, identification of hazards, allocation of safeguards, allocation of Independent Protection Layers (IPLs), Safety Requirement Specifications (SRS), logic narrative development, and SIL Calculations.        In addition, experience with development of test and validation procedures 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 efforts with commissioning/cutovers, loop checks, logic validation/testing, and provide start up assistance/troubleshooting.  Knowledge of SRS document generation using at least one or more of the following Safety Lifecycle Management software packages:  exSILentia V3/V4, SILSolver, aeShield, or Safety Lifecycle Manager (SLM).
  • Safety  -        Responsible for maintaining compliance with company safety policies and procedures.
  • Client Contact -  Insure that regular client contact is maintained and that client concerns and input are understood and addressed.  Ability to help client, along with client team members such as engineers and operators, develop project needs in order to help define design that meets requirements and functionality.
  • Morale & Teamwork -  Consistently work to a high standard of professionalism within a team environment.        Ability to lead project team members and motivate to achieve project goals.
  • Training – Ensure all necessary trainings and certifications are kept up to date and valid.  Provide recommendations for training and staff development for Sugar Land team.
  • Quality -  Ensure that effective company and Client QA/QC processes are followed.

Other Skills/Qualifications: 

  • Experience with IPL Assessments, SIL Calculations, Safety Requirement Specs, and Safety Lifecycle Management Software required
  • Experience with SLIM Process writing required
  • 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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