Process Controls Engineer

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BBBH40018
Negotiable
Baton Rouge, Louisiana


Manages DCS Projects using DCS engineering expertise and appropriate resources to ensure work is completed safely, in a cost-effective manner, within budget and schedule, and to required standards.
Manages the maintenance and development of standards, procedures and relevant documentation. Ensures the maintenance, storage and distribution of DCS critical drawings are properly controlled.
Provides expert knowledge, advice and direction to management and co-workers on configurable control systems and Supports Operations and Maintenance daily with advice and actions on DCS, ESD/SIS and control loop issues.
Develops and maintain the design, modification, security and reliability of all configurable process control systems and communication systems used to operate production facilities. Ensures control system cybersecurity best practices are followed.
Supports any major projects which affect control systems in all engineering phases including FEED, detailed engineering and commissioning.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ensures all assigned DCS and Instrumentation Projects are managed such that the safety, quality, cost and schedule targets are achieved.
  • Ensures the assigned projects are implemented in accordance with Project Standards and the plant Management of Change (MOC) process.
  • Manages the assigned DCS Project worklist to meet customer requirements.
  • Ensures all scopes of work for assigned DCS Projects covering detailed design, preparation of purchase specifications and preparation of construction packages are accurate, sufficient and clear.
  • Provides expertise and specialist DCS engineering knowledge.
  • Develops technical memos and provides technical advice and assistance as required to the Project group to allow the development of detailed engineering scopes of work and designs.
  • Ensures appropriate hazard and risk reviews are conducted for assigned DCS related projects and all issues identified are actioned.
  • Coordinates commissioning of assigned DCS Projects with Operations.
  • Manages the assigned tender and awards contracts in conjunction with the Purchasing team for detailed design, preparation of purchase specifications and preparation of construction packages and construction.
  • Ensures all DCS drawings and documentation are controlled according to the Methanex Geismar procedures and standards.
  • Provides project support by taking a lead role in Engineering during the design, construction and start-up phases of the project including configuration of DCS, ESD and PLC software, implementing advanced process control, leading loop checks and control system simulations.
  • Responsible for setting up the alarm management system, sequence of events recording system and the DCS trending packages.
  • Develops and verifies QAQC documentation for the punch list and turnover packages.
  • Provides technical assistance and leads the investigation and correction of incidents related to the control systems.
  • Provides control system tuning and troubleshooting services to the Operations group.
  • Assists with plant instrumentation issues including AMS, loop tuning and basic instrument calibration.
  • Upholds DCS technical excellence for the Methanex USA operations.
  • This individual will have a role in TAR Management and Knowledge Management, relevant to control systems.
  • Sets and maintains standards for selection of configurable process control systems and the design, installation and maintenance of the software and documentation.
  • Develops and maintains systems to guarantee the security of all system software. Develops and tests recovery plans to restore systems in the event of failure or disaster.
  • Develops and maintains maintenance plans to ensure the systems hardware and software are operating with optimal efficiency and reliability.
  • Conducts investigations for all system failures and identify the system modifications, upgrades or changes required to prevent these.
  • Provides technical advice and assistance to the I/E Supervisor and I/E Technicians and the Operations department on configurable control systems.
  • Directs the Operations department in the development of operational procedures relating to configurable systems.
  • Maintains an overview of current and future technology trends making recommendations for system enhancements or replacements which are financially justifiable.
  • Provides input into strategic plans which address the economic life cycle of installed systems.
  • Develops operating budgets for designated areas and proposes capital budget items as required.
  • Maintains key relationships with system vendors to ensure specialist services are available when required.
  • Ensures Methanex Cybersecurity Policy is adhered to on DCS and ESD systems.
  • Maintains an up-to-date alarm philosophy based on current configuration. Ensures the alarm philosophy is aligned with current standards and best practice.
  • Reviews the inhibited alarms, alarm frequency and control system forces on a regular basis. Leads the implementation of engineering solutions to remove the inhibited alarms, reduce alarm frequency and removal of control system forces.
  • Contributes to the organizational vision of Global Methanol Leadership and as a team member demonstrates the core values of integrity, trust, respect and professionalism.
  • Conducts all business in a manner which supports the Responsible Care® ethic.
  • Networks with other Methanex sites to the mutual benefit of all sites.
  • Contributes to the 'operational excellence' for Methanex USA as an effective member of the Technical department.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering or related field; or equivalent work experience/combined education.
  • 5 years of experience as a Systems/DCS Engineer within the Petrochemical industry. Preferred majority of experience spent on manufacturing site.
  • Strong PLC, SIS and DCS experience.
  • Strong diagnostic/fault finding skills.
  • Excellent computer skills.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • In depth knowledge of standards and procedures and industry best practice.
  • Flexible
  • Innovative

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POSITION SUMMARY

Provides effective process and utilities engineering services in order to achieve daily operational excellence and to drive down unit cost of production, improve production capability, and/or minimize overall risk of harm to people, risk of harm to the environment, or risk of lost production.

Supports the project team by taking a lead role in Engineering during the FEED study, detailed engineering phase and continuing on through plant commissioning and start-up.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Supports the Lead Process Engineer and Production Engineer to ensure an effective Process Engineering service is consistently provided to the Operations Department in order to achieve daily excellence in the areas of plant operation, reliability, safety, productivity, and efficiency.
  • Identifies, evaluates, and executes continuous improvement opportunities to drive down unit cost of production, improve production capability and/or minimize overall risk of harm to people and the environment.
  • Participates in hazard/risk reviews required for all plant modifications. Able to act as a leader at review meetings for projects in line with experience.
  • Provides process design for improvement projects at the Geismar site and supports process design needs for other sites as needed.
  • Performs duties of the Lead Process engineer in his absence.
  • Provides project support by taking a lead role in Engineering during the design, construction, and start-up phases of the project. Including reviewing data sheets, design details, PID's, PFD's, and providing recommendations on equipment and material selections. During the commissioning and start up phases provides detailed guidance to Operations staff, assists with the writing of Operating and Technical manuals and complex loop development.
  • Develops and verifies QAQC documentation for the punch list and turnover packages.
  • Acts as mentor to the less experienced engineers in the department.
  • Ensures compliance with the requirements of PSM to minimize overall risk of harm to people, the environment, or loss prevention.
  • Participates in the auditing process with Senior Engineers.
  • Improves the safety in design performance of Methanex Geismar through application of learnings from incidents at other sites.
  • Plays a key role in the Management of Change process, acting as PCR lead on plant changes being managed by the Department. Ensures that all requirements of the change management process are met.
  • Supports the culture and initiatives of reliability within the Technical team and provide necessary support to Maintenance Reliability focus.
  • Contributes to the organizational vision of Global Leadership and as a team member demonstrates the core values of integrity, trust, respect and professionalism.
  • Undertakes all aspects of the role through living the values.
  • Conducts all business in a manner which supports the Responsible Care ethic.
  • Networks with other Methanex sites to the mutual benefit of all sites.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering required; Chemical Engineering preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Process / Utilities Engineering encompassing aspects such as trouble shooting, monitoring, conceptual design and equipment sizing and selection.
  • Preferably 7 years' experience working with hydrocarbon or chemical processing.
  • Well versed in working with process engineering software packages such as HYSYS.
  • Competent user of standard computing packages (e.g. Microsoft Office).
  • Familiarity with API, ASME and ANSI standards.
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About Petroplan

Petroplan is the trusted, specialist global Talent Solutions partner of choice for employers and professionals in the Energy sector. Since 1976, Petroplan has been here to help people like you make the most of the opportunities available and find the best fit for you as an individual.

Over 10,000 placements in more than 55 countries for over 550 clients across 65 disciplines.

In an industry where skilled and experienced professionals are increasingly sought after resource, we appreciate the true value of what you have to offer. What's more, we understand that different things are important to different people in today's world of work - it's about making exactly the right connections for you as an individual.

Our reputation for contractor and candidate care, understanding what makes you tick, and finding you the best match is second-to-none. We understand the industry inside-out and seek to understand YOU and your motivations in the same way. We take the time to evaluate your individual strengths, understand the most important things to you, and establish exactly what you're looking for from your next role.