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Senior Process Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Houston
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 23/07/2013
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The Role:
This is a corporate level position responsible for providing process engineering for the design, start-up and on-going technical support of the company’s LNG facilities.


•Reviews and makes suggestions on engineering documents developed by the contractor.
•Analyzes PFD’s, heat and material balances and P&IDs. HAZOP. Develops and/or reviews all process modifications made during LNG facility on-going operations.
•Supports Engineering and Construction in the process design of the new facilities.
•Possesses a thorough knowledge of LNG process engineering and understands the technical issues in related engineering disciplines (instrumentation, controls, electrical, civil, mechanical, environmental, safety and drafting).
•Requires competence in the use of process simulation software in order to model process situations as requested to support management decisions.
•Develops and/or reviews project economics and prepares full economic justifications as necessary to support proposed changes to plant assets.
•Participates in the development, reviews and bidding of technical contracts for the terminal(s) during on-going operations.


•Inspects equipment at manufactures facilities.
•Participates in the development of commissioning procedures.
•Supports Operations staff in resolving technical problems and in engineering capital projects for plant modifications.
•Participates in the development of operating philosophies and detailed operating procedures.
•Reviews operating procedures for compliance with the operating philosophy.
•Proposes changes to operational procedures and process improvements based on observations of facility operating performance.
•Assists with developing training programs and conducts the training of plant management, operations and maintenance personnel during plant start-up and on-going operations.
•Develops facility commissioning and start-up and equipment performance testing procedures.
•Conducts initial and periodic performance tests and directs facility commissioning and start-up activities as required.


•Leads teams and provides mentoring to junior engineers on the SE LNG corporate staff and at the company’s LNG terminals.
•Provides indirect technical guidance of the terminal(s)’ technical, operational, maintenance, safety and security staff.
Governmental Relations/Permitting
•Responsible for developing and / or collecting information in support of permit requirements as assigned.


•During development and construction, supports the Program Managers, as assigned, to minimize overruns in project-related spending.
•During on-going operations, assists in the preparation of capital budgets and the operating budget for the LNG terminal(s) as assigned.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
•A Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering, Gas Processing or related field with minimum of 10 years of process engineering experience and 5 years of experience in engineering construction and procurement.
•Requires experience in molecular sieve dehydration of natural gas, amine treating for CO2 removal, and LNG liquefaction experience or other relevant cryogenic experience.


•Working knowledge of HYSYS, PROSIM
•Working knowledge of Word and Excel. Possesses intermediate computer skills including project management, database, spreadsheet and word processing skills.
•Possesses good oral and written communication skills.
•Able to work with a culturally diverse group of technical individuals whose skills cover the range required to engineer, operate and maintain the company’s LNG receiving terminals (electrical, process, instrumentation and controls, mechanical and civil disciplines).
•Possesses good planning and organizational skills and meets work
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