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Process Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Calgary
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 04/07/2012
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The Company:
Our client, a major owner/operating company, requires expertise for their ongoing oil sands mega-projects in Alberta.

This position is open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents only.

The Role:
The Process Engineer ensures that the requirements for process engineering, are carried out faithfully, and in a timely fashion. Stewards process engineering aspects of the Project with other discipline leads on the PT, as necessary. Stewards the interfaces between the Project Team and the contractor's organization with respect to process engineering to ensure quality and appropriate management of change. Interfaces with Functional Support organization, as needed. Assists with performing other studies as required.

Responsibilities and duties:
• Provide overall process engineering technical leadership and expertise
• Stewards the contractor's activities with respect to process engineering including:
 Process engineering required to develop the remaining deliverables
 Adherence to philosophy and management of change processes
 Development of Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs) and Process Flow Diagrams (PFDs)
 Development of the schedule, recommended deliverables, and labor hour estimate for process engineering
 Measurement and reporting of engineering progress
 Selection, specification, and inspection of process and process control components
 Procurement of process related tagged items including preparation of specifications, bid evaluations, bid tabulations, bid recommendations, etc.
• Review, evaluate, and advise:
 Process simulations, optimization, and feasibility studies
 Process specifications, P&IDs, and PFDs
 Compliance with design methods and safety factors to be used in design of project. Reviews completed Project Design Basis for correctness, compliance, and operability
 Operability of the unit or plant for start up, normal, turndown, and shutdown modes. Reviews or sets design basis for abnormal operating conditions
 Process pre-commissioning, commissioning, and start-up planning activities
• Participate in Hazard and Operability (HAZOP) reviews

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Thorough and extensive knowledge of:
 Process engineering principles, theories, and concepts
 Applicable codes, standards, and trade practices
• Thorough knowledge and expert judgment in the selection and application of process and process control hardware and software
• Strong background, including operations, in oil and gas production or Oil Sands facilities and Utilities
• Broad understanding of Safety aspects in design (API 14C regulations, relief and blowdown, passive and active fire protection, etc.)
• Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering (preferably Chemical Engineering)
• 7+ years of closely related professional engineering experience, 3+ years of which should be at the Senior Process Engineer level
• Strong communication, coordination, technical and problem solving skills
• Proficient in Microsoft Office suite of software programs

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
• Experience working on Owner’s project team preferred
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