Lead Process Engineer

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Location
Conshohocken, Pennsylvania
Salary
Competitive
Posted
30 Sep 2016
Closes
01 Jan 2017
Ref
LS 00007N
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Jacobs serves the PharmaBio, Chemicals, Refining, Pulp & Paper, Power & Utilities, High Tech and Consumer Products Industries. Our core life sciences network has contributed to becoming the largest provider of engineering and construction services to pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients and we have established ourselves as the center of excellence for Pulp and Paper facilities. Jacobs provides full-service engineering, procurement, and construction management services for both new and existing facilities, offering environmental and water / wastewater support, energy audits, and hygienic / sanitary assessments. For projects of every scale we provide design, engineering, construction, commissioning, and maintenance services that support a facility's entire life cycle.

Position Summary:

Participates in the design of a process unit, including establishing process design basis, development of process options and optimization of selected design.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Calculates and organizes data for process flow sheets including instrumentation and control considerations
  • Prepares specifications and operating instructions for processing equipment
  • Develops process flow diagram to define heat and material balance
  • Develops process specifications, e.g. distillation columns, pressure vessels, pumps, compressors, heat exchangers, and fired heaters
  • Participates in planning, cost development and management, and scheduling for assigned projects
  • Directs activities to ensure that construction, installation, and operational testing conform to functional specifications, recognized codes and standards, and customer requirements
  • Maintains effective communication with project team members and with the customer
  • Lead responsibility for technical direction of a group of engineers or functions as a technical specialist formulating and developing advanced engineering concepts, techniques, and standards
  • Has comprehensive understanding of principles, theories, concepts, and industry practices and standards and their application
  • May provide some technical guidance to less experienced design and engineering personnel
  • Responsible for performing all aspects of engineering and design. Develops designs that require innovation and ingenuity
  • Independently applies advanced engineering techniques and analysis within the discipline


  • 10-15 years of related experience required (BioPharma experience required)
  • BS or MS in Chemical Engineering required
  • EIT certificate is required
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required
  • PE Registration is preferred
  • Advanced MS Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) preferred
  • Travel will be required

At Jacobs, we help prepare people for new opportunities and challenges. With positions at every level, openings in multiple disciplines, expertise in a range of markets and offices around the globe, we create an environment where you can learn, grow, and thrive. From our competitive benefits program to our Health and Safety initiative of Beyond Zero workplace injuries, we believe that you'll find a flourishing career here at Jacobs.