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Principal Process Engineer - PMC

Principal Process Engineer - PMC
Permanent Staff
London/ Milton Keynes - hybrid working
Our Client has a requirement for a Principal Process Engineer - PMC, who will be required to work on a permanent staff basis in either London or Milton Keynes.
The Principal Process Engineer will require wide ranging experience and knowledge of the oil and gas industry, some of which should be in Refinery related projects. PMC experience as Client facing Leads and Process Managers in petrochemical and refinery projects is a critical requirement.
Job scope (budget, management, specific criteria):
Activities dedicated to one specific study/project.

  • Analyses project specifications, tender and proposals requirements.
  • Technology evaluation, selection and economic assessment.
  • Process configuration and optimization studies
  • Contributes to the development of design parameters and methodologies.
  • Prepares technically correct, safe, environmentally friendly, cost & time effective discipline engineering analysis and solutions for approval.
  • Design basis and philosophy documents (safeguarding, shutdown, relief & blowdown, isolation)
  • Process description
  • Process modelling and simulation
  • PFD's and heat & material balance
  • MSD and material selection philosophy
  • Process and Utility P&ID's. P&ID development including selection of design conditions, hydraulic analysis, line sizing and pipe specifications, equipment isolation, vent and drain systems, cause and effects.
  • Sizing and specification of equipment including knowledge of distillation tower design and tray sizing
  • Sizing and specification of in-line Instrumentation.
  • Utilities and chemicals consumption summaries.
  • Simulations and calculations.
  • Provides support to all project activities, from engineering to start-up, as required.
  • Participates as discipline lead or area lead in safety, environmental and operability reviews (HAZOP, HAZID, ENVID, SIL).
  • Interfaces with other process engineering disciplines and design team(s).
  • Assists in development of a process knowledge databases for studies, projects and/or operations (capturing and reporting events & experiences within studies, projects & operations and writing of technical notes).
  • Relief system design including PSV sizing, flare hydraulics and radiation analysis.

We welcome applications from accomplished engineers who want to join a company that can offer opportunities in a growing, challenging and exciting sector of the energy industry. We'd love to hear from you if have the following qualifications, skills and expertise:

  • BSc or MSc in Chemical Engineering with wide ranging background Gas/Liquids Cracking Technology.
  • PMC experience as Client facing Leads and Process Managers in petrochemical and refinery projects is a critical requirement.
  • The Principal Process Engineer - PMC will have a technology background in Gas Processing, Carbon dioxide Capture and Storage technology, Petrochemicals, Refining, Offsites & Utilities.
  • A specific and demonstrable knowledge of carbon dioxide capture and storage technology studies/projects.
  • The Principal Process Engineer - PMC will have a theoretical understanding of process design methods & tools.
  • Considerable knowledge in Oil & Gas Processing, Refining and/or Ethylene/ Petrochemicals, preferably with an engineering contractor.
  • The Principal Process Engineer - PMC will have experience of leading teams of 5-10 Process Engineers.
  • Engineering Work Processes Inter-discipline coordination, change management.
  • The Principal Process Engineer - PMC will have knowledge of Industry Codes and Standards (API, ASTM, ASME etc).

Process simulation: Hysys, PRO/II, PROMAX, Flarenet, Flaresim.
Engineering Work Processes: Interdisciplinary coordination, change management.
Industry Codes and Standards: Knowledge of API 520, 521, 526, 527, 2000 etc.
Leadership: Manages team of process engineers.
Project reporting: Progress and schedule reporting.
At First Recruitment Group we understand just how important it is to secure the right people. That is why our Recruitment Consultants always take the time to understand requirements in detail and offer sound advice to both clients and candidates.
We actively recruit at all levels and this is a superb opportunity for Principal Process Engineers looking for new employment.

Principal Process Engineer - PMC

Oxfordshire, UK
Full time

Published on 14 Jan 2023

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