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Engineer (Process)

Position: Permanent, Full-time

Location: Houston, TX

Reference: KBC-2022-056

Closing date: September 18, 2022


Main Aspects of Job

  • Work as part of team in the Process Consulting business line. Typical Projects include Profit Improvement Programs, Strategic Analysis, Operational Excellence, Process Troubleshooting and Plant Optimization
  • Requires a good base level understanding of general refinery process operations
  • Knowledge of process simulation tools, such as Petro-SIM and other platforms, would be advantageous
  • Required to work as part of a team – both within the location and remotely
  • Willingness to travel as and when required on a domestic and international basis, approximately 30 -50% of the time

Main Roles and Responsibilities

  • Lead data collection and analysis – for example, take client test run data and reconcile
  • Execute/review process calculations – such as tray sizing, furnace coking, etc.
  • Generate profit improvement or capital savings opportunities as part of consulting engagements on both energy and process aspects
  • Simulation modeling and calibration in Petro-SIM of individual process units
  • Simulation modeling of utility systems (steam, fuel, and power) and pinch techniques
  • Build Refinery-Wide Flowsheet applications in Petro-SIM
  • Perform economic analysis of opportunities using standard calculations, such as simple payback, NPV, and IRR
  • Assistance in proposal technical preparation as required
  • Assists with client sales visits
  • Participate in developing sales awards in excess of $50K per year
  • Provide input into Technology Development and complete consulting-based R&D

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s in Chemical or Process Engineering is required or equivalent experience, with advanced technical and business degrees a plus.
  • Between 0 to 3 years of direct experience of base level refinery & petrochemical operations and economics is essential. Knowledge of core process technologies is a plus, including unique technologies such as lube oil production, resid hydro conversion, aromatics, and petrochemicals.
  • Process simulation modeling skills are required, with skills in use of LP models and energy tools are encouraged.
  • Good organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines within budget and achievement of planned margins
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to deal with colleagues and clients professionally, with multiple language skills a plus
  • Ability to work well in a team environment under supervision and willingness to assist others
  • Display a high level of professionalism towards colleagues and as an ambassador of the company
  • Must be a self-starter that demonstrates a flexible approach

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