Senior Specialist Process Safety & Risk Management

Senior Specialist Process Safety & Risk Management

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill’s global team of 155,000 employees who are committed to safe, responsible and sustainable ways to nourish the world. This position is in Cargill’s agricultural supply chain business, where we seamlessly connect farming customers with food, feed and industry.

About the Plant

In Sas van Gent, Cargill processes wheat and corn into starches, starches derivates, wheat proteins and glucose

Job Purpose and Impact as Senior Specialist Process Safety & Risk Management

The Senior Specialist Process Safety & Risk Management is part fof the Environmental, Health and Safety Team and a subject matter authority on Process Safety who co-leads the EHS agenda for a high complex facility together with the EH&S manager. In this role, you will lead the execution and continuous improvement of the environmental, health and safety and process safety management system at complex facilities consisting of highly regulated processes and activities or low-to-medium program maturity with elevated risk of serious injuries and fatalities, serious environmental events, severe process safety events or legal matters.

The EH&S Specialist (PSRM) will champion and drive execution at a site level of the Business Unit’s Process Safety Risk Management program He/she will be or develop into a Subject Matter Expert on one or more PSRM elements and will coordinate and drive execution of the PSRM activities on site, in order to develop and sustain a Process Safety Risk Management system, to identify, understand and controlprocess hazards and manage risk, preventing serious process safety events;

Key Accountabilities

  • Support the plant manager in leading the external reputation and facilitate the community and governmental interaction and prepare required reports, requests for information and inquiry responses and facilitate governmental inspections, customer visits and company audits.
  • Identify contractor support and talent needs and oversee onsite contractor activity and understand local risks applicable to contractor and external service providers, implement, monitor and evaluate approved processes to control local environmental, health and safety risks with contractors.
  • Develop suitable training content and delivery mode, in line with global, regional, and legal requirements, conduct gap assessment to identify competence needs, adjust curriculum to reflect site-specific demand and organize and provide appropriate training.
  • Understand, implement and execute environmental, health and safety controls and programs and work processes such as risk identification and assessment, emergency action planning and incident management, agency inspections and audit and internal inspections to ensure they work as intended.
  • Partner with plant manager and project leaders and the regional organization to promote and drive a strong environmental, health and safety culture in the facility team by building a mindset where a continuous improvement mentality is viewed essential to success.
  • Participate as a member of the site leadership team and consult on planning, issue and incident response and operational environment, health and safety and process safety compliance, understanding systems, integrated processes, regulatory issues and workforce conditions.
  • Ensure strong alignment of environment, health and safety goals, metrics and targets with plant vision and targets and govern site performance targets together with plant manager.
  • Independently handle complex issues with minimal supervision, while escalating only the most complex issues to appropriate staff.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum of four years of related work experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Confirmed ability to deliver processes effectively to optimize business resources.
  • Strong scientific and mathematical knowledge.
  • Working knowledge of food safety industry practices and standards.
  • Basic business acumen and the ability to partner and communicate effectively with business counterparts.
  • Advanced degree in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering or Physics, at minimum at Bachelor level.
  • Leading multiple MOC’s and PSSR’s.
  • Being team member or leader in Process Risk Assessments (PHA, HIRA, PRA or LOPA).

Cargill’s Offer

In return for your expertise and commitment, we will provide a fast-paced stimulating international environment, which will stretch your abilities and channel your talents. We also offer a competitive salary and benefits combined with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the largest and most solid private companies in the world.


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