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  • Job reference: RMS0135420

Senior Process Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Abu Dhabi
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 20/12/2013
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The Role:
Department: Technical Services
Area of Work:Refinery Division
Supervisor Job Title: Process Engineering Section Head

Purpose of the Job:
• Supervises jobs of Process Engineers and guides as required.
• Provides process support for safe and trouble free operations of the units.
• Identifies process–related problems and plans suitable cost effective solutions
• Key contributor for improving refining margins
• Reviews plant modifications, new catalysts, chemicals
• Plans regeneration of catalysts and test runs as required
• Reviews existing technology and develops case for revamp and expansion plans or installation of new facilities to achieve overall improvement in plant performance and productivity.
• Active participant in the profit improvement programme (PIP), project steering teams, in-house HAZOP reviews, task force teams and incident investigation committees.
• Mentoring responsibilities of the fresh National graduate engineers (developees).

Main Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Process support to operations Reviews summaries prepared by Process Engineers. Discusses irregularities/ deviations with Process engineer, Operations and provides suggestions as required.
To assist in smooth and efficient operations of plants
2. Identification of problems & troubleshooting Identifies problem areas and proposes solutions and checks similar proposals submitted by process engineers. To propose suitable and cost effective solutions for process– related problems. To carry out effective trouble shooting of process abnormalities
3. Improvement to refining margins Reviews Profit Improvement Program items, yields, catalyst, chemicals, operating conditions, and initiate changes as required. To assist in improving profitability
4. Projects / Plant modifications. Conceptualises / reviews plant modifications, checks data, design basis for new projects, reviews PFDs, P&IDs data sheets, drawings, participates in HAZOP, commissioning and performance
tests. To review process feasibility of proposed plant modifications. To check project objectives, compatibility with existing facilities are met.
5. Catalyst Regeneration and Test Runs. Recommends timing, schedule and reviews operating conditions for catalyst regeneration, test runs. Reviews guarantees are met. Technical report on test run results with recommendations
for management approval.
6. Review of existing technology. Reviews existing technology while keeping abreast of new developments to determine its suitability/ feasibility. To ensure that pre-feasibility studies are undertaken in an optimum manner prior to
replacing existing facilities, revamping them or adopting new technology to provide cost effective solutions.
7. Capital/ operating budgets. Prepares/reviews process-related capital and operating budgets taking into account past and present performance of the plants and processes and new technological developments. To enhance
reliability, availability and performance of plants and processes.
8. Application of modern tools. Application of process engineering simulation models and use of other software packages, computer tools. To ensure that optimum performance is achieved.
Supervision, Planning and Organising:
- Supervision, guidance and task assignment to process engineers and mentoring developee engineers
- Plans solutions for identified problems including energy & environment conservations.
- Plans and supervises the execution of test runs on plants and processes
- Plans and organises shutdown related process engineering activities.
- Plans catalyst regenerations and chemical trials.
- Initiates process related capital and operating budget items

Purpose of Subordinate Jobs:
Process Engineer: to perform a variety of process engineering duties in the plant and take guidance from Senior Process Engineer.

Work Contacts:
Internally: Has regular contacts up to Manger level in own Division for discussions, problem solving and other team efforts and up to Section head level for follow-up and coordination of new studies, projects, catalyst & chemicals procurement with other Divisions. Weekly update / feedback to Refinery management on profit improvement programme (PIP).
Externally: Has regular contacts with process licensors, representatives of engineering companies, consultants, vendors and other external sources for technical assistance to discuss various matters related to process engineering in the plant.

About the Job:

The job is a critical one as the incumbent has a major role in maintaining / improving the profitability and HSE performance of process units. The incumbent is required to review plant performance, identify problem areas and recommend suitable and cost effective solutions, which entails background experience. The job includes review of application of new technology/ process developments in existing plants. The job includes the role of specialist function in development of new projects and plant modifications. The jobholder is responsible for initiating test runs and catalyst regenerations as required. The jobholder is also required to train and guide UAE nationals (process engineering developees). The incumbent is also required to take active part in process studies, incident investigations, safety reviews, technical audits and other technical group functions.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
1. Graduate course (B.Sc./ B.E.) in Chemical Engineering or Petroleum Processing Engineering.
2. 7 Years experience in process and utilities of Refineries, Petrochemical or Gas plant in Process engineering discipline.
3. Candidate should have experience in Technical Services
4. Proficiency in English language and expertise in technical report writing.
5. Proficient user of relevant Computer applications and software.

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