• Location: Houston, TX
  • Type: Perm
  • Job #129044

Job Title: Process Engineer
Address: Houston, TX
Duration:  Direct Hire

Position Overview:

The Lead Process Engineer is responsible for front end engineering and detail engineering supervision in projects, supports BD and Sales and leads or supports on-site commissioning work. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsibility on providing technical direction primarily at a project level. Projects will be located in North America, and may be green or brown field. 
  • Able to perform duties of responsible engineer over engineering work under his/her supervision, including sealing of contract documents when required.
  • Demonstrates through their actions an understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities.
  • Viewed as a technical resource.

General Responsibilities:

  • Plans and executes detailed aspects of engineering work in his discipline for a project.
  • Plans, schedules or coordinates the preparation of documents or completion of activities for projects.
  • Reviews operational procedures to ensure compliance with applicable policies and performance measures

Required Education:

  • BS or MS in Chemical Engineering or related disciplines (e.g. petroleum engineering).

Desired Experience:

  • Process engineering experience in the Power, Petrochemical or Chemical industry preferred, additional industries may be considered based on experience gained.
  • Experience with offsite and utility units (water treatment, wastewater, cooling water, utility distribution, refrigeration and storage tanks) preferred.

Required Certifications & Memberships:

  • Meets Model Law Engineering requirements (preferred).
  • Holds NCEES record (preferred).

Additional Qualifications:

  • Interprets, organizes, executes and coordinates engineering assignments on a project level.
  • Assures all engineering work is carried out in accordance with company’s technical standards and procedures, and applicable governmental regulations.
  • Fully versed in the operation of the process engineering discipline, maintaining an advanced level of understanding for how engineering concepts are applied to solve problems.
  • Professional experience needs to reflect the following:
    • Heat exchangers
    • Reaction systems
    • Thermal and mechanical separation operations
    • Pumping and compression systems
    • Basics of refrigeration/cryogenic systems
    • Relief valves calculations, relief and flaring networks
    • Design of process control philosophies
    • Process safety analysis and review (trip and interlocking systems, HAZOP, etc.)
  • Experience in one or more major process simulation tools – Aspen Plus, HYSYS, Pro/II, ChemCad, ProSim
  • Supports on-site commissioning activities as commissioning engineer under supervision of the commissioning manager, or lead commissioning activities as commissioning or unit manager.
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