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Topsides Process Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Houston
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 24/09/2013
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The Company:
The Topsides Process Engineer will oversee all aspects of process engineering activities during the
design, procurement, fabrication, and construction and commissioning phases of the project. The individual
is responsible for investigation, analysis, and coordination of activities required, ensuring modifications to
existing topsides facilities at the host platform are completed in a manner consistent with expectations
related to process and personnel safety, health, environment, reliability

The Role:
 Apply sound technical and engineering knowledge and best practices to the project design in
accordance with approved company and industry standards and specifications.
 Review and approve design work performed by engineering contractors. Ensure that engineering
contractors meet established standards and specifications.
 Perform process simulations, optimization, and feasibility studies. Develop process specifications,
process flow diagrams (PFDs) with stream tables, and P&IDs.
 Gather data, including production data, product specs and site condition data.
 Perform sizing calculations for process equipment, piping, in-line instruments, valves, and pipelines
using company developed tools.
 Perform troubleshooting and/or de-bottlenecking of existing facilities to meet production, operating
efficiency, safety and environmental goals.
 Identify technical problems & issues, develop alternatives, and propose & implement solutions for longterm
 Develop and evaluate PSM and other Hazard analysis data. Coordinate HAZIDs and HAZOPs
reviews. Coordinate with other disciplines to ensure an integrated design that meets project
 Interface with Subsea, Flow Assurance, Facilities Engineering and Operations teams frequently to
resolve and troubleshoot project issues as they occur
 Review /comment on vendor packaged equipment drawings. Ensure all packaged equipment are
designed and installed correctly.
 Make technical decisions, ensuring coordination, quality and conformance with Project contract
requirements. Answer technical inquiries, improve design tools, & develop design procedures.
 Prepare work scopes, drawings/sketches, technical specs, datasheets, MTO’s, cost estimates,
schedules, construction work packages, and other required documentation.
 Provide technical support for the ITB process - development of job specifications, request for service,
technical / commercial evaluation and award.
 Carry out studies to improve facility safety, reliability, and economics; engage with others in economic
comparison of alternatives and prioritization of jobs.
 Document & manage information related to process engineering activities for the project
 Travel to construction sites, shop sites, contractor sites or vendors works to provide technical input as
and when required. Make records of visits with clear and concise reporting.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
10+ years experience in engineering, design, construction and/or installation of offshore production
facilities. Experience with Compliant Towers and/or Brownfield topsides projects preferable.
„h Good understanding of offshore facility operating practices. Experience with implementation of IIF
work culture.
„h Familiar with principles of basic instrumentation devices including pressure, flow, temperature, level,
shutdown valves, control valves and pneumatic accessories.
„h Understands fundamental control and safety systems specifications and industry standards, including
API 14C.
„h Working knowledge of API, ANSI B31.3, B31.4 and B31.8 and their application.
„h Familiarity with process safety information, management of change work process, engineering work
orders, turnaround planning, and working knowledge of facility design issues
„h Must have demonstrated technical competence and leadership ability
„h Demonstrated ability to communicate and work in a multi-functional ass

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