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  • Job reference: RMS0101059

Lead Process Engineer

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 31/10/2011
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The Company:
Our client is one of the world's largest global design consultancies. Their Oil and Gas Division is a leading independent supplier of engineering and specialist services to the Energy industry.
They provide services across a wide range of disciplines and applications covering fixed and floating offshore structures, terminals, refineries, petrochemical plants and pipelines.

The Role:
Due to continual growth and increasing workload, an opportunity now exists on a temporary basis for a Lead Process Engineer to be based in our clients Oil and Gas team in Aberdeen for 3-6 months duration.

Lead Process Engineers will be expected to:
Take a lead role in business development, either through consolidation of existing or establishment of new client relationships;
Liaise with clients to establish scopes of work and prepare proposals for projects;
Lead process and multi-discipline study teams in the execution of upstream oil and gas projects ranging from conceptual studies for greenfield developments to brownfield modifications of existing on/offshore oil and gas production facilities;
Provide technical direction and supervision of junior engineers in preparation of project deliverables;
Monitor project quality, manhour and costs to ensure effective delivery of individual projects;
Serve as the Focal Point for assigned projects, managing the contact with the client and ensuring effective communication between all stakeholders;
Supervise and provide input to building and running simulation models;
Provide discipline input to estimates and proposals, and subsequent production of conceptual design deliverables within agreed budget and schedule constraints;
Carry out screening studies and developing BOD’s in support of potential engineering projects;
Carry out process simulations and optimization studies for selected projects and prepare Process Flow Schemes with mass balances and equipment sizes;
Provide detailed process engineering input during all design phases as required by the client, including interpretation of industry standards;

There is potential for long term assignments to other locations in the oil and gas, or other business areas, in the future, dependant upon candidate’s career aspirations.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
The successful candidate will have a Degree in Chemical Engineering and professional membership with the Institute of Chemical Engineers or equivalent.
You will have a background in the oil and gas industry, downstream refinery experience, or experience in a related industry, and a highly developed knowledge in one or more technical areas, and / or project or operational management.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
Ideally, candidates should be able to demonstrate experience / expertise in the following:
Significant design and operational experience to lead and supervise others. Detailed design and operational experience to best in class standard;
Experience in managing small to medium scale multi-discipline projects and delivery on time and on budget. Experience in defining the deliverables and managing the approvals at each stage of project development;
Understanding of HSE/DTi regulations and requirements of the hydrocarbon production industry. Detailed understanding of industry codes and standards. Experience in the development and maintenance of a Safety Case regime. Experience in the development of a Permit To Work system or responsibility for Permit to Work system operation. Experience of dealing with the HSE/DTi e.g. incident reporting, flare consent applications, chemical consents;
Ability to communicate across most disciplines involved in the development process.
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