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Principal Process Engineer

  • Charleston, WV, US
  • February 14, 2023
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Principal Process Engineer

Position: Permanent

Location: Charleston, West Virginia

The Principal Process Engineer will be leading a team and providing technical and mentorship support. The role requires this engineer to work on chemical projects in the oil and gas industry. A successful Principal Process Engineer will have the capability to manage multiple projects, while providing Process Engineering services to clients.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Communicate resource plan and needs for assigned projects to the Process Engineering Manager and seek resources with the assistance of the manager.
  • Effectively update stakeholders of budget, schedule and progress for assigned projects including the Process Engineering Manager.
  • Provide technical oversight, assign tasks to junior or mid-level engineers and monitor progress for projects as needed.
  • Participate in relevant meetings, prepare progress reports and follow required checking procedures.
  • Develop process engineering scope of work, proposals and professional services estimates for assigned projects.
  • Ensure the project scope is clear and that changes comply with project change management processes.
  • Develop, check and be the technical owner and approver of process engineering deliverables including, but not limited to, the following:
    • Process Flow Diagrams (PFDs)
    • Heat and Material Balances (HMBs)
    • Piping & Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs)
    • Process models in Aspen HYSYS, Unisim Design, or other simulation software
    • Line sizing, velocity and pressure drop calculations
    • Equipment sizing calculations and specifications for bulk separation vessels, heat exchangers, pumps, compressors, control valves and PSV's.
    • Pressure Safety Valve (PSV) overpressure analysis and sizing
    • Relief system (flare) evaluation and analysis
    • Process engineering studies, process basis of design documents and technical reports
  • Maintain Management of Change (MoC) logs for assigned projects. Seek and obtain client approval for design changes and document decisions and actions taken.
  • Participate in PHA for assigned project as technical expert.
  • Participate in and provide feedback during project design reviews.
  • Respond promptly to inter-disciplinary inquiries and requests for review.
  • Review and comment inter-disciplinary deliverables such as piping layouts, isometrics, 3D models, mechanical equipment specifications, etc.
  • Provide assistance and advice during procurement, construction and commissioning activities.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Bachelors or Masters degree from an ABET accredited university or college in Chemical Engineering or related field.
  • 10+ years of experience in Process Engineering.
  • Demonstrated capability as a process engineering lead for multiple simultaneous projects.
  • Substantial experience of working in multi-disciplinary projects and teams.
  • Competent use of process engineering specific software.
    • AspenTech products (HYSYS, Flare System Analyzer, etc.)
    • BRE ProMax
    • Hydraulic modeling software
    • Other internal and external calculation tools and software

Who we are

Founded in 2006, Energy Resourcing is a trusted partner with a range of innovative recruitment and managed services. We provide recruitment services globally and focus on identifying top technical talent for project staffing and contract terms, as well as permanent hires. Our team has earned a strong reputation in the industry with both clients and candidates alike by delivering high-quality services.

Our core beliefs and values reflect who we are as a company and how we advocate for our candidates and our clients:

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