• Process Engineer I

    Job Locations US-TX-Houston
  • Overview

    The Process Engineer I is responsible for process engineering deliverables including thermodynamics, material balances, unit operational simulations, and equipment design and specifications. Be a High Performance Team Member in the process engineering department within the company providing process engineering services for refineries, chemical plants, midstream gas processing facilities or utilities systems. Execute deliverables and the process scope of work under the direction of the engineering manager or process engineer lead. Promote the company’s goals and strategies with employees and clients. Participate as a member in the development and execution of an Engineering Department high performance team focused on values of safety, quality, ethical behaviors, customer satisfaction and confidentiality. Support and enforce continuous improvement processes.  May be assigned to work as a Lead Process Engineer on a project.



    • Implement department processes and procedures assuring compliance with industry codes and standards
    • Execute the process engineering departments responsibilities of a multi-phased approach to project development and execution
    • Integrate and communicate a team approach with all engineering disciplines for the successful execution of a project focused on the early phases of a project
    • Review and comply with the process engineering department’s staffing plan through weekly review of earned man hours versus the Project Controls budget
    • Execute process engineering tasks at the direction of the engineering manager or process engineering lead including process simulations, heat and material balances, process data sheets for sizing of equipment, hydraulic calculations, development of P&ID’s, PFD’s, Process Controls Schemes, relief valve calculations, development of the process design basis and writing operating guidelines
    • Maintain strict compliance and technical support with Quality Assurance  and Quality Control processes and procedures as well as EH&S
    • Interaction with the Project Controls Department for both compliance with estimates and schedules as well as assisting with development of deliverable credit basis, schedule creation and implementation, and change management procedures
    • Manage contract requirements assuring the process engineering department’s compliance with deliverable requirements, process design warranties and guarantees
    • Assure all process engineering design meets company standards and applicable codes including API, ASME and others used in process design and development for refineries, petro/chemical, midstream gas processing facilities and utilities systems
    • Communicate and interface openly and frequently with the Process Lead, Project Managers, Project Engineers and other discipline engineers and participate in periodic project reviews and clients discussions, as required, to ensure client satisfaction
    • Develop and implement the continuous improvement process / lessons learned with staff, clients and contractors
    • Assist in training employees
    • Identify people that are qualified for open positions within the company
    • Member of a High Performance Team comprised of all Discipline Engineers leading the development and implementation of communication and execution goals and objectives for the engineering organization
    • Support the proposal efforts and participate actively in Winning Projects
    • Provide input to a project schedule for delivery of design basis and drawing releases
    • Develop and implement the Basic Engineering Design Data (BEDD) document for each project
    • Provide input to or prepare performance evaluations for staff employees as required by company policy
    • Promote value engineering and technical review by participating in periodic Process Flow Diagrams (PFD) and Process and Instrument Diagram (P&ID) Reviews
    • Assist other process engineers with deliverable development and check deliverables to confirm that personnel have or are developing the skills required to produce quality PFDs, material balances, simulations, process models, etc.
    • Assist in the development of regular training sessions for staff technical personnel
    • Participate in HAZOP meetings with other disciplines as well as the client as directed by the Lead Process Engineer
    • Execute studies



    • Must have a minimum of 2 years of process design experience in refining, petro/chemical and  midstream gas processing and utilities
    • A Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering is required
    • An advanced Chemical Engineering Degree is preferable
    • Computer process simulation skills are required (HYSYS, Aspen)
    • Must be eligible to work in the U.S.A. for any employer without sponsorship




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