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Senior Consultant - Process

Position: Fulltime, staff

Location: Mumbai, India

Reference: KBC-2021-048

Closing date: May 31, 2022


Main Aspects of Job:

Working as part of a team in the process consulting business line, typical projects include Profit Improvement Programs (PIP), strategic analysis, operational excellence, process trouble shooting and Plant optimisation. This role requires a good base level understanding of general refinery process operations

KBC is currently working on multiple Profit Improvement Programs in Public sector refineries in India. These programs require onsite support to implement the identified opportunities and will require full times site presence. As an implementation manager role - will require to coordinate the implementation work on the client sites in India. Working on the client sites will be complemented by office work in KBC’s Mumbai office, which will also be the base office after completion of the implementation work. The person will also be utilized on other global consulting projects based on the respective skill set requirement.

On completion of the implementation work mentioned above, the candidate will be effectively involved in other process consulting project work, typical projects include Profit Improvement Programs (PIP), strategic analysis, operational excellence, process trouble shooting, Digitalisation and plant optimization.

This role requires a good base level understanding of general refinery process operations and economic driving forces.

The post holder will be required to work as part of a team- both within the location and remotely. The successful candidate will have a willingness to travel as and when required on an international and domestic basis. Approximately 25%- 30% of the time.

Main Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Manage the implementation of evaluated opportunities during the PIP study phase
  • Coordinate with client team for test run data collection and analysis – for example take Client test run data and reconcile
  • Manage the data collection and KPI monitoring to measure sustainment of the implemented opportunity
  • Help to overcome hurdles and restrictions to implement and sustain implemented opportunities
  • Provide progress reports, both externally and internally
  • Execute/review process calculations – such as tray sizing, furnace coking
  • Simulation modelling and calibration in Petro-SIM of individual process units
  • Lead and review the development of Refinery wide Flowsheet in Petro-SIM
  • Economic analysis of opportunities (for example payback, NPV and IRR)
  • Manage projects or work streams within larger projects:
  • Sets/updates the project targets reflecting commitments of the contract in conjunction with the Regional Operations Manager.

    Establish Project Plan - employs KBC’s established methods and tools, adapted for the specific site’s needs.

    Defines resourcing requirements and work to be done by the individual team members.

    Reports progress formally to the Client and internally.

  • Assistance in proposal preparation as required
  • Assists with Client sales visits
  • Participate in developing sales awards in excess of $500K per year

  • Position Requirements:

  • BEng/ MEng in Chemical/ Process engineering is required or equivalent experience
  • Experience of refinery operations and refinery economics is essential
  • An area of expertise such as Primary Fractionation, Hydroprocessing, Fluidised Catalytic Cracking, Naphtha Processing or Residue Processing would be advantageous.
  • Knowledge of simulation tools such as Petro-SIM (HYSYS, UNISIM) would be advantageous
  • Good organisational skills and ability to meet deadlines within budget and achievement of planned margins
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills (excellent English skills, both written and oral) and the ability to deal with colleagues and Clients professionally
  • Ability to work well in 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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