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  • Job reference: RMS0106108

Senior Engineer – Heating and Thermal Equipment F

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Location: Amsterdam
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 22/03/2012
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The Company:
Our client is a global group of energy and petrochemicals companies with around 93,000 employees in more than 90 countries and territories. Their innovative approach ensures they are ready to help tackle the challenges of the new energy future.

The Role:
The Heat Transfer Engineer is part of the Utilities and Heat Transfer Engineering Delivery Group.
The vision and goals of the delivery group (and of the individual) are:
- To be a service provider of first choice with a clear added value for heat transfer engineering services.
- To work globally aligned with other regions.
- To work for our operating companies, joint ventures and non-shell customers as activity leader or via the process technology and/or project groups.
- To be a learning organization in which it is fun to work.
- To participate in industry consortia's (e.g. JIP's, IFRF, AFRF) and standards (e.g. API/ISO) meetings.
- To lead equipment area initiatives concerning reliability, availability, operability, safety, technology development, research guidance, etc.

- Technical consulting and support primarily in area of Fired Heat transfer.
- Joint responsibility for supporting IR Thermography service offering within AUHT
- Troubleshooting, de-bottlenecking and technical support for fired equipment in operating plants, including heaters, boilers, incinerators; this consultancy work includes site visits as well as desk studies.
- Heater/boiler operating data analysis and interpretations.
- Preparation of heat transfer equipment design (thermal, hydraulic, and mechanical).
- Project support / quality assurance.
- Training.
- Guidance to technology development, design practices and procurement standards.
- Technical Assurance for projects and services within the Heat Transfer discipline.
- R&D activities in the field of heat transfer.
Individual Contributor. Must be able to work effectively and independently or within team as required. Should be able to lead fairly large technical efforts without direct oversight.

The Heat Transfer Specialist is expected to deliver integrated solutions, that requires apart from the heat transfer skills, a sound understanding of the processes in which the heat transfer equipment is applied and understanding of the business environment. Although the HT Engineer will work principally in one region, peers within the Discipline are located in three regions. Alignment of technologies, workload sharing and optimization can be challenging
"*Willingness to travel extensively to plant sites as needed. Working effectively across organization boundaries *Ability to build strong collaboration with manufacturing sites.
* Expanding technical skills to broad technology areas while keeping focus on specific technologies and developing indepth specialist knowledge
* Delivering on technical development and having basic project managing skills to assure on-time and in-budget delivery"

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
B.S. Mechanical or Chemical Engineering. Minimum 5 years field experience.
- The Heat Transfer Specialist is expected to have a sound background in engineering, as well as knowledge in the field of heat transfer and physics of transport phenomena and fluid flow, although this may depend on job group.
- Experience on incident investigation teams and applying the learnings from those efforts to improve equipment reliability / performance.
- Ability to obtain and analyzer infrared images for normal circumstances and handle some complex analysis when required. Several years actual experience with IR
- Strong field execution skills, candidate should be able to direct construction activities during furnace retrofit / replacement efforts, work with the construction organization on developing execution plan for the work, provide Technical QC for such activities, then work with operations staff to provide start-up support for that equipment, be it burner retrofits, or entire furnace replace

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
Competence Level

Demonstrated evidence of Enterprise first values and behaviours will be taken into account during the selection process.

Review Maintenance and Integrity Assu.. Skill
Analyse Equipment Failures Skill
Builds Shared Vision Knowledge
Champions Customer and Stakeholder Focus Knowledge
Maximizes Business Opportunities Knowledge
Demonstrates Self Mastery Knowledge
Displays Interpersonal Effectiveness Skill
Demonstrates Courage Knowledge
Motivates, Coaches and Develops Skill
Values Difference Knowledge
Delivers Results Through Others Skill
Communicates and persuades Skill
Team working Knowledge
Manages business performance Knowledge
Manages knowledge and information Knowledge
Surface Production Systems Operating... Knowledge
Monitor, Evaluate, Optimise and Debot... Knowledge
Select Metallic Materials Knowledge
Select non-metallic materials and spe... Knowledge
Perform fitness for service and remai... Skill
Assess Equipment Repair & Replacement...
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