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  • Job reference: RMS0097538

Staff Process Engineer - IP

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Location: Houston
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 20/09/2011
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The Company:
Large international global market leader in full service natural gas compression and a premier provider of sales, operations, maintenance, fabrication, service and equipment for oil and gas production, processing and treating applications.

The Role:

The Process Engineer will support the execution of projects for the Integrated Projects Group. It will also support our Sales/Proposal Group during the conceptual and estimating phases.

In general, the Process Engineer will develop computer process simulations using commercial packages (HYSYS®), develop Process Flow Diagrams (PFDs) and Process and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&ID’s), develop heat and material balances. The Process Engineer should be able to design and/or specify equipment and instrument by generating datasheets or technical packages.

The Process Engineer will also provide assistance to the Integrated Projects commissioning team as required during the startup of new plants.

Occasional travel to job site might be required.

Technical Requirements:
Possess an expert level knowledge about computer simulation software, particularly HYSYS®, used to model steady-state process plant operation and individual equipment and piping systems. Demonstrates competence in generating energy and mass balance reports as well as technical data required to specify process equipment.
Possess an expert level knowledge concerning equipment design, sizing, specification, and evaluation. Relevant equipment includes trayed columns with both traditional and high-performance trays for fractionation service, packed towers for absorption and stripping services, adsorption units, heat transfer equipment, pumps, compressors, and turbo-expanders.
Has a an expert level knowledge concerning the development of Process Flow Diagrams, including preparation of stream summary tables generated from computer process simulation software and exported in spreadsheets. PFD development must show process control philosophy in adequate detail to provide the basis for Piping & Instrument Diagram controls illustration.
Has an expert level knowledge and practical experience in the development of Piping & Instrument Diagrams from Process Flow Diagrams. Demonstrates ability to review vendor and client P&IDs - including controls, line sizing, and pressure safety valve implementation - while working independently.
Possess an expert level knowledge in the field of fluid flow and hydraulics, including two-phase flow and velocity constraints as related to the sizing and design of piping systems. Possesses ability to utilize line-sizing software.
Possess an expert level knowledge in Line List preparation, including Process Engineering responsibilities concerning normal operating conditions, upset conditions, and the assignment of design temperature and pressure as regulated by the applicable ASME piping code.
Has an expert level knowledge related to the preparation of equipment data sheets, writing process duty specifications for proprietary vendor equipment systems (such as membrane separation units, flare systems, etc.), and analyzing technical bid tabs.
Possess the knowledge to competently evaluate an existing Company Standard Design compared to a new customized design for specific customer applications.
Demonstrates an expert level knowledge in safety release analysis, developing emergency relief loads, sizing pressure safety valves, evaluating relief system hydraulics, and analyzing flare size and radiation profiles.
Demonstrates capability of assisting in troubleshooting operational problems in the field and helping to make recommendations to resolve performance deficiencies through experience in plant operations and/or technical service.
Expert level knowledge of Company engineering and design standards or customer specifications, if available, and be able to apply them to specific projects and tasks.
Possess an expert level knowledge of industry standards and has the ability to write and review new Company engineering specification and guidelines using common industry standards and best practices.
Has an expert level understanding of the HAZOP process and commitment to the safe - as well as efficient - design and operation of Company equipment and process systems.
Demonstrate the ability to coordinate with designers to develop general arrangement and assembly drawings.
Demonstrates the ability and willingness to embrace new technology, learn how to improve designs, and help develop innovative approaches for problem solving.
Demonstrate an expert level knowledge of plant control systems and instrumentation schemes.
Capable of train/guide less experienced engineers in any of these technical areas
Capable of producing reports and presentations using Microsoft Office, Projects, and Power Point software.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:

Required Education/Experience:
Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering or higher.
15+ years experience in the design of gas processing and treating plants or equivalent.
HYSYS®, Process Simulator experience.
A broad knowledge of ASME, API, NEC, NFPA, and OSHA terms and guidelines.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
Preferred Experience:

Experience in Gas Process and Treating.
Experience with packaging or skid design.
Experience with rating and sizing heat exchangers, pressure vessels, fired heaters, fractionation towers, pumps, and compressors.
Experience with plant control systems.
Knowledge of piping and pipe schedules, flanges and fittings
Knowledge of internal combustion engines, electric motor drives and/or separable compressors is a plus
Able to speak Spanish

Physical Strain:
Standard requirements. Bending, squatting, climbing, stooping, twisting and reaching will all be required occasionally in this position
Sitting for long periods of time
Lifting 10 pounds maximum with occasional lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 10 pounds
May be required to work at heights of up to 25 feet
Must meet all OSHA regulations and must wear all required PPE when in the shop environment.
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