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Senior Process Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Pernis
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 05/04/2016
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The Company:
Our client is the largest refinery in Europe and one of the largest refineries in the world. The site offers, next to oil processing factories, housing to chemical plants and other businesses. In short: a large and important industrial site within the area of the Port of Rotterdam

The Role:
The senior Process Engineer reports to the Lead Process Engineer and is responsible for:
- executing feasibility studies
- supervision of and provision of technical support to the process engineers of the Engineering Contractor
- Ensuring that the technical content and integrity of the Basis for design and front design packages comply with the requirements of the Company
- Providing direct process engineering support to production units, review approval of Management of change including software changes
The key challenges of the role are:
- Ensuring integration and integrity of the projects in existing brown field facilities
- Support the project engineer to deliver challenging schedule and cost targets
- Provide fit for purpose and cost effective technical solutions
- Coaching the contractor to work in a fit for purpose manner

Roles and Responsibilities
The specific responsibilities of the Process Engineer are as follows:
1. Developing feasibility study reports that address the key risks of the project and a give a good starting point for the engineering contractor.
2. Through the application of team working principles and encouraging a co-operative attitude establish and maintain a close working relationship with the process engineers of the Engineering Contractor, exercising the appropriate degree of control/influence such that the responsibilities under the contract are maintained.
3. Making the appropriate use of the expertise of the refinery technology, engineering and operational departments.
4. Provision of technical guidance to the Engineering Contractor in respect of the integration of the individual process units with the utilities and infrastructure.
5. To ensure that the work of the Engineering Contractor process engineers is implemented, giving full consideration to applicable standards and practices relating to safety, environment, operability, efficiency and maintainability.
6. Participating in a structured, selective, review process of the deliverables of the Engineering Contractor such that critical elements of the project process designs are addressed.
7. Participating with the Engineering Contractor in HAZOP and IPF reviews.
8. Participating with the Engineering Contractor in the Value Engineering and Process Simplification Studies, for the larger projects.
9. Providing technical guidance to the Engineering Contractor in the development of all the H&SE related deliverables.
10. To ensure that the Project Manager is kept fully informed of progress of the work, potential problem areas and their solution and highlighting significant deviations from plans and providing proposals for remedial actions.
11. Provision of process engineering advice to the project engineers and discipline engineers of the project team.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
- Minimum bachelors degree in chemical engineering or equivalent
- Minimum five to ten years experience as a process engineer
- Minimum four years experience in the petrochemical industry
- Minimum two years prior experience in projects
- Prior experience in refinery operations or operations is preferred
- Track record as a good team worker
- Demonstrate courage to raise technical issues and demonstrate a good balance between discipline and business needs.
- Ability to speak dutch is preferred.
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