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Sr. Process Development Engineer


Petroplan is seeking a Sr. Process Development Engineer to be responsible for translating technology R&D programs to commercial readiness. This role will support technology scale-up as the liaison with the Engineering and Business groups to translate pilot results to practical commercial design packages for new technologies.
Reports to: Manager, Process Development
Activities & Responsibilities:

  • New technology scale-up and commercialization:
    • Work with Business groups to define scale-up targets for new technologies and guide testing programs accordingly.
    • Translate pilot plant data to commercial-ready process design incorporating all practical cost, operability, and safety considerations.
    • Develop required engineering documentation (P&ID, equipment costs, etc) needed for further scale-up evaluation.
    • Develop proprietary equipment design opportunities.
    • Develop catalyst scale-up requirements and commercialization plans.
    • Carry out technology transfer and process training activities with Technical Service group for field implementation of new technologies.

Experience Requirements:

  • BS/MS in Chemical Engineering with 10 years of experience in a process development or process engineering role.
  • Excellent teamwork and leadership skills.
  • Strong knowledge of chemical engineering fundamentals.
  • Strong skills in process simulation, flowsheet development, and development of design materials (H&MB, PFDs, P&IDs, equipment PDS, etc).
  • Experience with pilot plant operations and technology scale-up.
  • Self-motivated with emphasis to push projects towards commercial application.

Additional Requirements:

  • Experience in plant commissioning, startup, and operation.
  • Available for 15% annual travel, both foreign and domestic.

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