Project Engineer

Baton Rouge
17 Oct 2016
20 Nov 2016
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
The Company:
Major Chemical Plant in the Baton Rouge area

The Role:
Job Description

Seeking locals to Baton Rouge, Louisiana with experience in the below:


Provides the engineering design, controls procurement, and coordinates construction of expense and capital projects assigned to meet the requirements of cost, schedule and scope. Gives problem-solving consultation as requested, assists in the development of engineering personnel, and develops engineering procedures in order to ensure optimum engineering support for Plant facilities.

1. Develops the general plan for a project, prepares a budget estimate, and obtains approval for the plan.

2. Provides a detailed design in accordance with good engineering and safety practices, governmental regulation, plant specifications, applicable codes and underwriter requirements. Designs piping and associated equipment, makes inquiries on and selects equipment. Coordinates the activities of consulting firms when necessary.

3. Initiates procurement of materials and communicates with purchasing, vendors and stores to control expediting and receiving of material.

4. Inspects new equipment for quality and conformance to specification.

5. Directs draftsmen, checks drawings and submits for approval.

6. Prepares work descriptions and drafts of engineering contracts for outside contract work, contacts contractors as necessary to obtain quotations on work to be performed. Prepares bid comparison, selects contractor, prepares requisition and submits for approval.

7. Coordinates field installation, inspects and accepts work. Prepares contractors information list and reviews it periodically to check the performance of each contractor.

8. Prepares project status and construction progress and cost reports on a weekly, monthly and annual basis.

9. Collects and distributes engineering data and instructions for each specific project, communicates with Maintenance and Production to acquire design feedback from experiences on previously installed equipment and material.

10. Investigates and studies major maintenance problems and proposes solutions, provides engineering consultation and technical guidance as required by Maintenance and Production.

11. Assists in the development of engineering personnel, recommends seminars and other technical training programs that might aid in the development of engineers, consults with and provides guidance for beginning engineers.

12. Contributes to creating and maintaining a favorable Plant image by encouraging positive relations with employees and the community, encouraging maximum safety efforts by employees, and maintaining ethical practices and relationships within the Plant.

13. Performs special projects as assigned; i.e., obtaining regulatory information, sharing information on common industrial topics with local industry, provide information to underwriters on testing requirements and procedures, enlisting consulting services and other coordination activities as required to assure effective engineering services.

14. Oversees Vessel, Tank and piping inspections and recommends repairs as required.

15. Fully support Company goals of continuous improvement and operational excellence at strategic and tactical levels including reviewing area of responsibility for improvement opportunities to initiate projects or communicate ideas to management as well active participation on projects teams.

*8-10 years' experience in a refinery, chemical or petrochemical plant performing engineering design responsibilities.
*B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering or related discipline or equivalent progressive engineering experience as determined by a selection committee.