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Senior Process Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Rotterdam, South Holland
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 23/01/2019
  • Duration: 12 months
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The Role:
The role:
The process engineer is working closely together with technology, operations, inspection, business and the project organization. He or she performs a key role in providing support for the production units, giving assurance on the Management of Change process and developing and implementing projects.

1) MOC
* Assurance/approver role in Management of Change process.
* Participate in process safety studies in design, start-up or 5yr review for Safeguarding Memoranda and HAZOP studies.
2) Projects
* Conducting scouting and feasibility studies on proposals from operation.
* Project development (ASSESS/SELECT/DEFINE) in liaison with contractors and ensuring end-result is supported by asset owner
* Provide support to construction and start-up.
* Ensure proper implementation and performance when integrated into existing operating units.
3) Unit support
* Contributing to process integrity of installations and processes to ensure that safe, environmentally sound, reliable and profitable operation of the units is assured.
* Provide support for preparation and execution of unit turnarounds. Support trouble shooting at start-up.
* Update safeguarding memorandum for existing units by definition and verification of relief scenarios for pressure relief valves and actual safety valve sizing calculations for all identified relief scenarios

Chemical engineering education, academic thinking and working level with experience in the industry, preferably obtained while working at engineering contractors in process engineering or process safety design. Experience minimum 10 years. Good knowledge of refining processes in general.

The candidate for this process engineer role is expected to:
* Value and respect all People/Integrity/Customer Focus/Act for the Greater Whole.
* Manage a diverse work list with varying length of timelines, varying levels of urgency, interrelationships and varying stakeholders.
* Independent, be proactive and able to find his/her way in a complex refinery environment, working closely with Operations, Maintenance, Inspection and the other Engineering disciplines to ensure thorough and complete communication of process issues at hand.
* Taking the lead when necessary to facilitate problem resolution when the problem requires Process Engineering knowledge and expertise.
* Ensure Process Engineering activities are conducted fully in line with the Company Group and governmental regulations.
* Have good working knowledge in both English and Dutch and fluent in one of those.
* Have strong communication skills as well as the ability to cooperate with external parties (clients, Engineering contractors, etc).
* Prior manufacturing experience is strongly desired along with process engineering experience and experience with the development of projects.
* "VCA-vol" qualification is a requirement before starting activities, in view of necessity to do site visits.
* Having knowledge of applicable codes and standards (API/RTOD/ASME/PED) in the petrochemical industry, knowledge specifically with the company's internal standard DEP would be an advantage.
* Able to use process simulator ProII to perform flash calculations, and more complex simulations, when required.
* Able to review the quality and completeness engineering documents. Able to pinpoint problem areas and bring forward creative solutions considering a minimum technical scope philosophy.
* Proficient and flexible with IT systems and software.
* Physical condition should be such that actual construction and line-up of the process systems can be verified in the field and all visible and audible warning signals can be detected.

The Company:
Our client is the largest refinery in Europe and one of the largest refineries in the world. The site offers, next to oil processing factories, housing to chemical plants and other businesses. In short: a large and important industrial site within the area of the Port of Rotterdam

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