Senior Process Engineer - Hydrogen Production

Houston, Texas, Texas

Position Summary

The Senior Process Engineer based in Houston is responsible for applying advanced process techniques, analyses, and practices towards high-quality customer solutions. This position requires collaboration with a dynamic, cross-functional, team to execute a variety of Process deliverables. As a leader within this technical discipline, this position is also expected to mentor less experienced process engineers and promote innovative thinking and problem solving.

Primary Duties

  • Assist in defining process engineering project execution strategies, along with Process Engineering Manager.
  • Coordination with Applications & Proposals to develop Process Design Basis'.
  • Develop complex process simulation models using standard simulation programs (HYSYS and/or Promax) for use in process design and development of deliverables.
  • Validate performance of new compositions in standard offerings and identify customized changes or adders for potential customers.
  • Conduct process design of equipment, including vessels, columns, heat exchangers and package process specifications for equipment and control valves.
  • Develop process engineering deliverables (and aid in the development of inter-discipline deliverables) like PFD's, Heat and Material Balances, P&ID's, Equipment Datasheets, Utility Summaries and other process deliverables required for the project.
  • Participate in informal studies and technical briefings with clients, suppliers and other departments/disciplines.
  • Participate in technical reviews and bid tabbing.
  • Prepare conceptual studies, designs, reports or proposals.
  • Identify issues (problems, value improvement opportunities) and help clarify areas of complexity during all phases of the engineering design work.
  • Help with defining training documents for field services.
  • Assist with Field Start-up and troubleshooting of facilities from office or site.
  • Troubleshoot client's processes related to the technology.
  • Mentor less experienced engineers and promote innovative thinking and problem solving.

Secondary Duties

  • Develop Cause & Effects and Control Loop descriptions for project execution.
  • Prepare process modifications and implement new products and processes that are in-line with the company objective.
  • Review/approval of process engineering deliverables including PFD's, Heat and Material Balances, Equipment Datasheets, Utility Summaries and other process deliverables required for the project, as needed / assigned.
  • Actively pursue and participate in improving current technologies and identifying new technologies
  • Develop and implement options for asset optimization (debottlenecking, capacity improvement, and improvement of execution efficiency within the discipline)
  • Write technical papers to promote solutions and presenting at conferences
  • Technically support proposals and marketing by developing technical data presented in proposals and aiding in cost analysis.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Must be self-directed and able to perform duties with little or no supervision.
  • Expertise in Process Engineering - Cryogenics, Dewpoint, Fractionation, and FEED/FEL design.
  • Practical knowledge of plant operations.
  • Hands on field experience in commissioning, start-up and performance tests.
  • Knowledge of Process Safety design concepts and documentation requirements.
  • Command of general chemical engineering principles and calculations.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication.
  • Communicate effectively with internal teams, external clients, and management.
  • Command of general chemical engineering principles and calculations.
  • Collaboratively works across functions and involves others in solving problems.
  • Intimate working knowledge of industrial and regulatory standards.
  • Involvement and knowledge of HAZOP/HAZID/LOPA/SIL safety reviews.
  • Experience with complex modelling in HYSYS and/or ProMax
  • Develop creative solutions to support best cost options while driving successful budget execution.
  • Understand and adhere to all policies, procedures, and guidelines pertaining to safety, health and environmental emphasizing this perspective in their own work and in the work of others.
  • Strive to continuously improve and apply personal knowledge and skills to effectively perform role.
  • Use fact-based, structured decision-making process to initiate and support appropriate actions.
  • Effectively exchange information, instructions and ideas within own work group and with other cross-functional groups.

Position Requirements

  • Education: Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering. PE registration is a plus.
  • Experience: 7 years of experience in Oil & Gas Industry in process engineering.
  • Software required:
    • Microsoft Office
    • Adobe
    • Microsoft Project
    • BR&E ProMax and/or Aspen HYSYS

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