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Process Engineer
Summary
Title:Process Engineer
ID:1196NSESBR
Department:Engineering
Location:Baton Rouge, LA
Description
NorthStar Energy Services offers engineering, procurement, project management, construction management, and consulting solutions to clients in the energy, petrochemical, and process industries. Our clients include oil & gas processing and transportation, refining, chemical, polymers, and industrial gases companies.
 
NorthStar has offices in Houston, Texas, Arlington, Texas and Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Our core employees have worked together for more than fifteen years, executing and managing projects around the country. Our team of professionals, from junior engineers to senior technical experts, has experience in applicable process technologies, program management, conceptual and design engineering, construction management, commissioning and start-up.

The North Texas team focuses on Engineering, Project Management and Construction in the oil & gas industry. We provide engineering services for Midstream companies on Pipelines, Pumps, Compressor & Meter Stations, Tank Farms, Gas Plants, and Dehydration Units.
 
Job Title:  Process Engineer

Job Summary:

The Process Engineer for this position is responsible for development of process design parameters including design concept, criteria, equipment specifications, code interpretations, equipment design, calculations, and selections.  The Engineer is also responsible for developing the technical deliverables required for industrial process systems, as well as the overall system design for industrial facilities in one or more of the following areas, gas treating, oil and gas, or power plants, liquid material handling.

Process Engineer I or II with 5-10 years of experience, working in Engineering Consulting, capable of working in a fast paced environment.  Primary responsibilities creating and updating P&ID's, creating chemical process simulations (Hysis and pipe flow), other responsibilities include spec sheets for process equipment.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Timely and accurate communication with clients, management and co-workers
  • Know and understand the specific scope of work, design criteria, and project standards
  • Participate in weekly calls as requested to verify scope and information
  • Completing technical portions of a project, not just tasks
  • Direct drafters, designers and other engineers to complete tasks
  • Preparing and maintaining calculations as required by the project plan for submittals for applicable permits or client review
  • Interface through Discipline or Team Lead for details within Engineer’s to obtain necessary information in a timely manner
  • Check work received from Designers/Drafters for correctness and quality
  • Verify that the work meets project standards
  • Verify Designers/Drafters working under Engineer are following QA/QC standards
  • Sign-off and check prints as required by project QA plan
  • Understand hours required for tasks and clearly express to all staff working under Engineer
  • Ensure all engineering tasks are on budget and on schedule
  • Proactively communicate any concerns, problems, or technical decisions that impact the project (i.e. Layouts, budget, or other disciplines)
Job Qualifications and Required Experience:
  • General understanding of all engineering disciplines
  • Able to identify and analyze problems and implement solutions
  • Strong understanding of systems and mechanical and/or chemical engineering practices and processes
  • Design and process for piping, tanking, blending and chemical processes
  • Developing process parameters including mass flow, heat transfer, material balance capacities and rates
  • HYSIS or other analysis simulation software
  • Lead Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) Sessions
  • Developing system design including PFD, PID, Layouts and Specifications
  • Developing “not to exceed” horse powers, basic process data and preliminary information
  • Identifying key process and system data
  • Selecting equipment such as process units and instruments
  • Developing industry specific calculations for systems such as chemical balance, pipe flow rates, compression, maximum intended inventory, over pressure protection
  • Multiple materials within the industry of expertise
  • Experience interfacing with the mechanical, structural and electrical engineers
  • Management of key design basis documents
  • General understanding of ANSI and NFPA
  • Perform construction cost estimates for industrial installations including quantity development
  • Develop sizing information for process Equipment (compressors, pumps, heat exchangers, distillation columns, separators, reactors, etc.) and provide information in the form of equipment data sheets
  • Prepare material selection designation (diagram) for plant requirements
  • Demonstrated experience with Battery Limit Lists including the line lists, equipment list, and initial instrument list
  • Logic diagrams and cause and effect charts for the facility
  • Flare systems analysis and final reporting including the sizing of the relief valve inlet and outlet line sizing
  • Experience in one of the following industries:liquid material handling, gas treating, oil and gas, petrochemical or power plants
Education/Experience:
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering or equivalent experience
  • 3+ years experience preferred but not required
Physical Demands:
  • Light physical effort required to sit or stand, reach, bend and move about facility
  • May have to climb heights of 50 feet above grade

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