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Applications Engineer

Up to 120000 per annum
07 February 2019


Application Engineer

  • Develop, implement, maintain and enhance APC applications to improve the refinery's margins and ensure safe, reliable unit operation
  • Provide technical support and direction to operations working with the cross-functional team (CFT)
  • Participate in hazard analyses and Kepner-Tregoe (KT) problem solving sessions for an assigned zone
  • Provide front-line support for real-time optimization of the asset
  • Build strong positive relationships while coordinating with other disciplines to solve problems and make improvements to process units
  • Prepare stewardship reports and communicate APC performance on uptime and the quality of control performance
  • Ensure consistency of APC applications across our refinery
  • Provide leadership to alarm management improvement initiatives within your assigned complex


  • Three or more years of APC experience with model-based control technologies (i.e. DMCplus, RMPC)
  • A Bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering with a process control specialization or master's degree in chemical process control
  • A valid driver's licence and a clean driving record

Nice to Have

  • Relevant real-time optimization experience
  • A professional engineer, or eligible for professional engineer designation
  • Proven strong working knowledge of KT, DMCplus and RMPC tools
  • Knowledge and application of information technology, specifically real-time optimization
  • Highly motivated individual with continuous improvement mindset, strong analytical skills and decision-making capacity
  • You are a self-starter with demonstrated written, verbal, interpersonal and problem solving skills
  • Possess solid leadership, integrity and strong communication skills to interact with all levels of leadership

About Petroplan:

Petroplan is a global organisation which specialises in connecting skilled professionals with exceptional contract and permanent career opportunities throughout the oil, gas and energy industry. This has been our focus since Petroplan was formed in 1976.

Our company aim isn't to be the largest industry recruitment specialist but rather the best. As such, our recruitment services, contractor management and specialised support is tailored to meet the individual needs of candidates, contractors and clients. Petroplan's local offices across Europe, the Middle East, North America, Asia-Pacific, Africa and Australasia support projects throughout forty countries. Our client portfolio includes multi-national companies, together with niche organisations focusing on a specialist discipline or location.

For more information please feel free to visit our website