Principal Process Engineer [2321]

Full-Time
Baton Rouge LA
Posted 2 months ago

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ECI Group, the world’s leading specialist engineering contractor for low-density polyethylene (LDPE) and ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) projects is looking for an experienced and knowledgeable Principal Process Engineer to supplement our existing team in our Baton Rouge office.  Consider joining our team of experienced engineers and designers developing process designs for our petrochemical and advanced recycling business lines. 

YOUR ROLE WITH THE COMPANY:

  • This position reports directly to the Process Engineering Section Leader
  • The purpose of the role is to manage the engineering work processes, tools, and the quality of the engineering deliverables and to execute the assigned engineering work ensuring that it is executed in a timely and cost effective manner.
  • Lead teams on larger jobs and manage smaller projects, feasibility studies as required. When required act as Project manager or Lead engineer on specified projects / proposals in accordance with Company Management System.
  • Prepare engineering deliverables in accordance with Company Management System, current legislation, project requirements and international standards. Check deliverables produced by others.
  • Apply in-depth knowledge to resolve complex or unusual engineering and design problems.
  • Provide technical information in support of the project team.
  • Attend technical design/project reviews to ensure compliance with customer’s needs and QHSE requirements.
  • Participate in the development of project engineering budgets and schedules.
  • Identify lessons learned from the project and communicate to others.
  • Manage the scope of engineering work to eliminate cost / time growth.
  • Identify any project scope growth and correctly document it and apply the project procedures for cost and time reimbursement.

Technical Knowledge

  • Maintain knowledge of the latest standards, legislation, products and practices relating to the relevant engineering discipline to reinforce professional competency.
  • Identify and present training and learning opportunities (both individual and departmental) for consideration.
  • Work with other Principal Process Engineers and Global Lead to ensure the organization retains and develops the key skills and knowledge for continued success.
  • Provide mentorship to younger/junior engineers within the organization.
  • Provide input into the selection and recruitment of new staff to meet the business needs. Coordinate, influence and lead the activities of the discipline engineering team.
  • Promote a team environment of mutual respect with open communication, celebration of success and provide frequent positive reinforcement.

Commercial

  • Manage the scope of engineering work to eliminate cost / time growth.
  • Identify any project scope growth and correctly document it and apply the project procedures for cost and time reimbursement.
  • Identify project risk and address risk mitigation measures.
  • Identify, communicate and implement cost reduction and schedule improvement opportunities.
  • Seek to improve project and team efficiency so as to improve upon budget and schedule while retaining technical quality and safety.

Customer

  • Recognize Business development opportunities and identify them to the Management team.
  • Ensure discipline support to project manager, as well as timely cross discipline support.
  • Understand customer needs and ensure that they are being satisfied.
  • Active communication with all customers to promote clear understanding.
  • Develop good customer relationships (internal and external).

BACKGROUND PROFILE:

  • Bachelor’s Degree Chemical Engineering is required.
  • Licensed Professional Engineer in Texas and Louisiana
  • 15-25+ years of experience in various process engineering, operations or other technical roles with a minimum of 10 years in a multidisciplinary petrochemical design environment.
  • Up-to date knowledge of key process design and engineering techniques and their applications.
  • Up-to date knowledge of relevant international standards for petrochemical process plants.
  • Excellent command of, and experience with, industry standard process simulation tools (e.g. Aspen EDR/Plus/HYSYS etc.).
  • Creative problem definition and problem-solving skills.
  • Site experience (e.g. operations, commissioning, process optimization, debottlenecking etc.).
  • Excellent technical and non-technical communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Ability to lead large teams of multi-skilled engineers
  • Comfortable with occasional opportunities for international travel.
  • Membership of a relevant Institute (e.g. AIChemE, IChemE etc.).
  • Legally authorized to work in the US.

Preferred Skills

  • 20+ years of experience in various process engineering, operations or other technical roles with at least 15 years of experience in a multidisciplinary petrochemical design environment.
  • 10-12+ years of experience with LLDPE and HDPE technologies/licenses preferred
  • Experience with extrustion & finishing processes associated with polyethylene production [preferred].
  • Knowledge of maintenance, operations and engineering activities within the wider petrochemical industry

Job Features

Job CategoryChemical Engineer, Principal Process Engineer, Process Engineer

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