Provenance Consulting, LLC

PHA Facilitator

Job Locations US-TX-Houston
Posted Date 1 year ago(1/22/2019 4:43 PM)
# of Openings
4% - 7% annual


Provenance Consulting is a recognized leader in developing and implementing Process Safety Management (PSM) programs for oil, gas, and chemical plants and facilities. We specialize in services specific to OSHA’s PSM elements including engineering evaluations, risk assessments, software implementation and development, and engineering information management. We believe that implementing and maintaining a comprehensive PSM program is the foundation to a facility’s long-term success.




The position is located in Houston, TX with possible work at other locations Travel between 50% - 75% of the time is possible.


Relocation incentives will be provided for qualified candidates.


The Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) Facilitator is responsible for leading PHAs (HAZOP, What-if) and Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA). The PHA Facilitator will provide risk identification/assessment consulting. Emphasis is placed on quality of the work product and the efficiency of work execution.


The PHA Facilitator will report to either the Project Manager who will establish clear expectations in terms of work quality, efficiency, and technical development. The PHA Facilitator will work directly with clients on technical aspects of the projects and therefore must be able to communicate technical requirements and deliverables clearly and concisely.


To fulfill this role, the PHA Facilitator will:

  • Be client-facing, having a proven record of building and maintaining positive and professional client relationships
  • Prepare, facilitate, scribe and write reports for the PHA (HAZOP, What-if, FMEA, HAZID)
  • Select the PHA methodology based on the complexity of the process and hazards involved
  • Ensure the PHA scenarios, consequences, safeguards, and recommendations are complete and correctly identified and captured in the PHA software
  • Assist with process safety and risk management consulting
  • Produce technical reports
  • Read and interpret Process & Mechanical Drawings, Cause & Effect Charts, SAFE Charts, Instrument Diagrams, etc.
  • Understand and comply with all Provenance and client safety procedures that govern the work being performed


The ideal candidate will have:

  • One of more years facilitating PHAs and LOPA
  • Five (5) or more years of experience in the oil and gas or petrochemical industry
  • Facilitated at least ten (10) PHAs with three (3) of them including a LOPA evaluation, preferred
  • Experience with PHA software (PHAPro)
  • The ability to read process and mechanical drawings (PFD, MFD, P&ID)
  • Extensive experience participating on PHA teams
  • Process, mechanical or chemical design experience or extensive operating experience in oil & gas facilities
  • Knowledge of safety systems (Fire & Gas, Deluge, ESD)
  • Knowledge of Process Safety Management (PSM)
  • Excellent skills in facilitating group meetings
  • The ability to communicate effectively through verbal and written means, and able to adapt communication to best reach the intended audience within or outside the organization
  • The unrestricted right to work in the United States

It is preferred for the candidate to hold a Chemical or Mechanical Engineering degree with experience in engineering, operations or maintenance. Will consider engineers who have been members of numerous PHA review teams, have extensive operations experience and possess a strong desire to learn how to become a facilitator. Other combinations of education, training, and experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


Job Benefits:


Provenance Consulting offers competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits and programs including: medical, dental, vision, 401K, paid time off, career progression, volunteer opportunities, and training/certificate programs.


For more information about Provenance Consulting, please visit us at:


Provenance Consulting values people from diverse backgrounds, working to create an open atmosphere of trust, honesty and respect. Harassment or discrimination of any kind – including that involving race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, citizenship, disabilities, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other similarly protected status is unacceptable. This principle applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, hiring, placement, transfer, promotion, layoff, recall, termination and other terms and conditions of employment.


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