Lead Engineer 1 - Process Engineering

06 Oct 2016
29 Oct 2016
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
Responsible for producing engineering and design deliverables necessary for project and proposal execution, while ensuring conformance to codes, standards,
and work instructions. Interfaces with other disciplines, field operations, project team.

Essential Responsibilities

Typically assigned as a Lead Process Engineer and/or Mentor for Proposal and Execution projects.

Prepare and deliver work packages and tasks, according to the ECS Process Engineering Division of Responsibility, on schedule/budget and in conformance with RfQ and/or contract requirements and ECS Process Engineering procedures and standards.

Ensure all outputs are documented and archived according to applicable ISO Procedures and/or Work Instructions per location.

Ensure all outputs are following the ECS Process Engineering Check and Control procedure.

Applies technology design principles and tools to size equipment to meet performance requirements.

Provide support of the procurement effort for equipment and services purchased directly from vendors by ECS. Efforts included technical bid evaluation, vendor recommendation and vendor design and documentation review.

Ensure the P&ID is developed according to the DoR for P&ID development for tender and execution projects.

Ensure design modifications have no adverse impact on ability to meet process requirements.

Interpret project specification and design manual information.

Establishes project design criteria and required operating characteristics based on project contract documents.

Performs process optimization studies and ensure that components and system designs are selected that optimize efficiency and profitability.

Analyzes the technical proposal, contract, specifications and applicable Lessons Learned relative to process engineering in the project and ensures conformance to contract for all process engineering and material.

Schedules process-engineering work by PBS and monitor the schedule.

Assigns, monitor and check the work of the project-assigned Process Engineers.

Estimates and monitors expended man-hours and material estimates and reports updated man-hour projections on a regular basis.

Acts as manufacturer liaison and provides technical assistance in installation, operation and performance evaluations.

Institutes new designs based on Lessons Learned Database, Cost Reduction Initiatives findings, and input from reviews (design, risk, cost and price).

Ensures the accuracy of the process engineering content provided for inclusion in the O&M Manual.

Ensures all outputs are following the ECS Process Engineering Check and Control procedure (stored in ECS Book Database OP-007). Typically acts as the checker.

Ensures design modifications have no adverse impact on ability to meet process requirements.

Suggests and deploys product and process improvement ideas in relation to the R&D community.

Provide presentations to clients, Architect/Engineer (A/E) and project teams as requested.


Bachelors Degree in Chemical Engineering or similar required.
Typically possesses at least >6-10 years experience in oil & gas or power industries.

Study or practice in one or more of the following areas :

Independently perform calculations on the following:
Heat and material balances
Heat and mass transfer
Fluid flow
Particle dynamics
Pressure drop
Mass transfer equipment
Heat exchange equipment design
Fluid & Gas transportation
Gas/Liquid absorption
Electrolyte chemistry
Chemical kinetics
Vapors/Liquids/Solids equilibrium (VLE)
Distillation, stripping, absorption
Performance guarantees and testing
Regional directives and codes (safety and building)
Slurry handling, material selection, and gas/liquid phase unit operations a plus

Thermodynamic cycle analysis a plus

Desired Characteristics

Strong oral and written communication skills. Strong interpersonal and leadership skills. Ability to influence others and lead small teams. Lead initiatives of moderate scope and impact. Ability to coordinate several projects simultaneously. Effective problem identification and solution skills. Proven analytical and organizational ability.

Experience in Process Design for Fabric Filter and FGD units.